When I discovered fat bikes in 2019, I decided to build one. It took time to find the right things, and in April 2020, I started.
It takes a surprising amount of parts to build a bike from scratch. Here is my list:
|Frame & Fork|
|Frame||Pole Taiga L|
|Fork||Manitou Mastodon Pro Ext 120mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis Works M30 Thru BSA|
|Crankset||Race Face Crank Set Turbine CINCH System FAT 190 170 mm|
|Pedals||OneUp Components Comp flat pedals|
|Chainring||Race Face Chainring Direct Mount CINCH System Steel Narrow Wide black 30 Teeth|
|Shifter||Shimano XT SL-M8000|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore CS-M5100-11 11-speed 11-51T|
|Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-M5100 11-speed Shadow Plus|
|Chain||Shimano XT CN-HG701-11|
|Rims||Surly Clown Shoe 100mm set up tube less using fattystripper (Surly discontinued the Clown Shoes, so it was a tad hard to find two)|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 350 Classic|
|Tires||Surly Bud 26x4.8 (front) / Surly Lou 26x4.8 (rear)|
|Mudguard||Beaver Guard Mudguard - Mastodon|
|Front Brakes||SRAM Guide RE 4-piston|
|Rear Brakes||SRAM Guide RE 4-piston|
|Handlebar||Truvativ Descendant Downhill 25mm 31.8 800mm|
|Stem||Truvativ Descendant 31.8 50mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 28.6/56.4|
|Seatpost||OneUp Components Dropper Post V2 210mm|
|Saddle||Ergon SM Enduro Comp Men M/L|
The wheels are built by Stefan Buser of Lifestyle Cycles in Arlesheim. I simply don't trust myself to do wheels.
Just when I was about to order a 12-speed XT drivetrain, Shimano released the 11-speed Deore group set with a 51 teeth steel cassette. I decided to use that, mainly because that way, both bikes are 11-speed.
As of May 14, only the fork has arrived. I will share photos as I build the bike and of course once it is ready.