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.
That drawing above doesn't even remotely show how long, low, and slack this frame is!
Look at the cable management!
As of July 28, the bike is partly assembled, and I'm missing a bunch of adapters (for the front brake, 2 1.5mm spindle spacers, and a spacer for the freehub)
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||Race Face BSA 83mm for CINCH (I couldn't find that for 120mm, so I got the 83mm version and just removed the plastic tube)|
|Crankset||Race Face Crank Set Turbine CINCH System FAT 190 with 170 mm cranks|
|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||Hope Pro 4 Fatsno Front & Hope Pro 4 Fatsno Rear (in orange, because)|
|Tires||Surly Bud 26x4.8 (front) / Surly Lou 26x4.8 (rear)|
|Mudguard||Beaver Guard Mudguard - Mastodon|
|Brakes||Hayes Dominion A4 4-piston with Hayes D-Series 203mm rotors front & back|
|Handlebar||Truvativ Descendant Downhill 25mm 31.8 800mm|
|Stem||Truvativ Descendant 31.8 40mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 (came with the frame)|
|Seatpost||OneUp Components Dropper Post V2.1 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 and I can exchange parts, if needed.
On top of the list above, I had to buy tools (Race Face 16mm/8mm adapter, Race Face BB tool, Hayes DOT 5.1 bleed kit) and small parts (garmin holder, brake disc adapters, cable end caps, outers end caps, cable ties, and such), and I only got away with this few because over the time I was riding the Vitus, I had already bought a lot, e.g. a bike repair stand.
Hobbies are expensive when you're in your 50s.