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Specialized Fatboy
  • Color: Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcoal
  • Color: Gloss Rocket Red/Black/Acid Mint

Specialized

Fatboy
2018

$1,800.00
Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
 

2018 Specialized Fatboy

Going fat isn't just a fun way to ride—it's a ride revolution. The security and control that the wheel system, found on our Fatboy, provides is unparalleled. You get dramatically more traction, grip, and floatation than with traditional mountain tires, all without sacrificing much to climbing efficiency.

The end result is easy to explain—you have way more fun. And to make sure of it, we built the Fatboy with a durable list of components that are low-maintenance and eager to perform season after season. Have more fun—go fat.

- The frame features an M5 alloy construction that provides the ideal blend of efficiency and durability, while the geometry creates a roomy top tube and short chainstays for easy climbing and confident descending.

- A FACT carbon fiber fork provides tons of compliance and absorbs chatter, while simultaneously keeping the overall weight of the bike down.

- The SRAM NX one-by groupset keeps things simple, and is ready to take on the trail for the long haul.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized M5 Aluminum, fully butted w/Smooth Welds, tapered head tube and seat tube, forged post mount 160mm disc dropouts, internal routing, forged bottom bracket shell
Fork Specialized FACT carbon, 46mm offset, tapered steerer
Axles Front: 15x1150mm
Rear: 197x12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Stout XC 80, 26", 76mm internal width, 32h, tubeless ready
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Ground Control Fat, Control casing, 120 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready, 26x4.6"
Crankset Raceface Aeffect crank, BSA
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Race Face PF30
Chain KMC X11, 11-speed, anti-corrosion coating, w/ MissingLink
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, long cage, 11-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t
Shifters SRAM NX, trigger, 11-speed
Handlebars Stout Pro Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Stem Specialized Alloy, 3D forged, 4-bolt, 6-degree
Brakes SRAM Level T hydraulic disc, organic pads. Front: 200/180mm rotors; Rear: 180/160mm rotors
Saddle Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seat Post Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.0 stars

(based on 9 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Stylish  (3)
  • Great Components  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Incredible Grip 
  • Comfortable 

Cons

  • Handles Poorly  (2)
  • Too small 
  • Not easy to pedal 
  • Brakes 
  • Poor handlebars 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Sand Mud And Snow 
  • Trail 
  • Fat Biking 
  • Sand 

Reviewed by 9 customers

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5.0

If you don't like this you don't like "biking"

By Harley

from Halifax NS

About Me

Comments:

This is "fun on two wheels. Yes my hybrid is lighter and handles better. Yes my comfort bike is more comfortable but this is the most fun I have ever had. Try one. I love the looks I get and I use it when I am trying out a trail for the first time. I can't wait for winter to arrive.

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4.0

Opens up new horizons

By Kaiyote

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sand Mud And Snow
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    This is a really, really well designed fatbike. The handlebars are perfect, and the ride confidence inspiring. I've ridden this in the sand, mud and snow. What a blast. I love my Merlin road bike but when I'm on my Fatboy I'm grinning from ear to ear.

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    5.0

    Fast, nimble, light, unstoppable.

    By Erik Ross

    from Owen Sound Ontario

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Incredible Grip
    • Light Weight
    • Comfortable Ride
    • Stylish
    • Easy Hill Climbs

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shorter Rides
      • Trail
      • Snow
      • Sand

      Comments:

      I have a Salsa Mukluk 2, as well, that is my long distance bike. It has a more comfortable riding prosition, the Fatboy has a very aggressive cockpit. The control is incredible in corners and all hills. The tires have a grip that is twice that of their Surly counterparts. The bike is so light, I can keep pace with anyone on trail (and even on road, which I ride often) I packed this bike up and rode it both up and down the mountains in Iceland, where normal tires couldn't take you. The low scores given are not what I've experienced from my 4 years riding fat bikes. I'm quite willing to let anyone not only try them on the trail while I wait, but many people have borrowed them for the week. Everyone I've loaned the bike to either comes back on the trail laughing and smiling at the ridiculously fun ride, or brings my bike back after a week with a Fatty of their own. These bikes are an absolute blast to ride. No one whose actually ridden on has had a bad thing to say about them. I have a feeling these bad reviews are simply traditionalists hating anything new. I mean, saying the bike is child size? That doesn't even make sense... The handlebars on a Fatbike are typcially a few inches longer to account for the extra forces from the tires and the sizes are standard bike sizes.

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      5.0

      Excellent Handling

      By VeloMidest

      from Port Washington, WI

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Brakes

      Best Uses

      • Fat Biking

      Comments:

      The first time I rode this bike, I was blown away by how much better it handled than the Surly Pugsley. Yeah, I know there are differences in the geometry but I prefered the Fat Boy because it handled so much like my MTB so I didn't have to worry about the wierd turning/leaning feel you get with the Pugs. It just felt predictable. The price is over $2k but with the light weight wheels, carbonfiber fork, wide tires, this bike rocked on dirt and in th ebitterly cold conditions of last Winter on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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      4.0

      Fatboy

      By solo

      from Denver

      About Me

      Comments:

      I've put on 250 miles so far and this bike climbs well. The negative reviews are inexperienced users. Ofcourse it will be noisy with tires that size. Love the bounce and workout you get. It's a great all road bike, not too fast but it's not a race. Sand, snow or mud, fantastic traction.

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      5.0

      Nice fatty

      By woody

      from winnipeg MB

      About Me

      Comments:

      I have owned and ridden many fat bikes this one is a light weight nibble bike the next generation of fat bike IMHO

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      3.0

      high price

      By Randy

      from Fontana, CA

      About Me

      Comments:

      I am writing this for the comments above yes this bike is not the greatest handling bike but it is also not a road race bike. Know what you want before buying any bike this is a cruiser, it is not designed for long climbs fast raceing or offroad crosscountry. For what it is it is a good CRUISING bike, however it is very expensive.

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      1.0

      don't waste your money

      By chop r me

      from ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Components

      Cons

      • Child size
      • Handles Poorly
      • Heavy
      • Too small
      • Poor handlebars

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Room decoration

      Comments:

      [...]bike came with no reflectors.is too small for an adult without changing handlebars.for the price paid,why have to spend more?bike is very noisey,does not ride like the best cruiser available.my friends are too big to ride this.

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      1.0

      not worth the price

      By gchopper

      from ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Components

      Cons

      • Not easy to pedal
      • Handles Poorly

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      this is a child size bike,aimed for sale at the adult market.an adult cannot ride this bike without changing handlebars.the bike does not pedal easy.the bike is very noisey when pedaling.the seat is too wide.since it is special order only there is no way to test ride one of these.buyer beware.

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