FATBACK CORVUS FLT
New 2019 Build Kits
THIS FAT BIKE IS SIMPLY INCREDIBLE.
RideFATbikes.ca has custom built 4-season capable 2018 FATBACK CORVUS FLT race-spec fat bikes down to 22 lbs build weight including pedals!
PROVEN RACE PERFORMANCE, AMAZING RIDE QUALITY!
FATBACK put the Corvus on a diet of high modulus carbon fiber for the last 10 months, and the results are staggering for a savings of roughly half a pound (250g on the 18in model). Some companies drop weight by eliminating paint and rack mounts. FATBACK dropped weight by using a higher grade of carbon. (This new high-end carbon layup saved over a half a pound, and also made the entire frame 15% stiffer.)
FATBACK Bikes of Alaska says "And while we are there, a word about geometry. We did not go with the geo du jour, as these are not enduro bikes. There is nothing to be gained getting the front wheel way out in front of you and much to be lost. Without enough weight on the front wheel, the bikes can suffer severe understeer. Snow conditions vary more than any other and having a bike that instills ultimate confidence can make all the difference."
RESULT OF CONTINUED INNOVATION
FATBACK took the best handling bike in the business and squeezed out even more performance and fun, without sacrificing rack or bottle mounts even on the fork. The all-new Corvus FLT embodies everything you could want in the backcountry or your local trails.
THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN FAT BIKE PERFORMANCE
The all new Corvus FLT represents 10 years of Fat bike development by Fatback Bikes of Alaska, culminating in the most refined carbon fat bike available anywhere. Years of prototyping in extreme conditions guided design. While many companies dove into the frenzy just a few years ago and try to dazzle consumers with claims of the lightest, fastest, premier, best, etc...Fatback advances our lead in the industry with real world improvements and innovations such as suspension corrected geometry for those who run suspension, while still maintaining a massive front triangle for frame bags, and providing a great standover height. The all new carbon fork includes Anything cage mounts, uses a 150mm x 15mm hub and offers incredibly precise steering. The chainstays have been shortened further to 450mm, making climbing easier, but still keeping the front wheel properly weighted. Of course, rack mounts are standard, why wouldn't they be? And three bottle cages are standard as usual (on sizes 16" and up).
INDUSTRY REVIEWS of the FATBACK CORVUS
We have been able to custom build rigid (carbon fork) CORVUS FLT`s down to 22 lbs, and maintain a 4-season rating.
Most race-spec Corvus FLT builds with BIG SU alloy wheelsets and Fatback Alaska Edition hubs are 25 lbs or less.
Prices updated 8 SEP 2018
Exchange rate : $1 USD = $1.35 CDN
Corvus FLT FRAMESET = 2600 USD = $3475 CDN
Corvus FLT GX EAGLE (12spd) = 4249 USD = $5725 CDN
Corvus FLT XO EAGLE (12spd) = 6425 USD = $8695 CDN
Corvus FLT XT M8000 (11spd) = 5975 USD = $8050 CDN
$749 CDN upcharge from Rigid Carbon fork to Manitou Mastodon PRO EXT 100mm suspension fork (for tires up to 26 x 5.0")
$749 CDN upcharge from Rigid Carbon fork to Manitou Mastodon PRO STD 120mm suspension fork (for tires up to 26 x 4.0")
STANDARD WHEELSET (GX Eagle build) : FATBACK BIG SU 26 x81mm Lightweight Alloy Tubeless-Ready wheelset, with SCHWALBE Jumbo Jim Addix compound tires in either 26 x 4.0/4.8 width, and FATBACK Alaska Edition hubs.
PLUS+ OPTION WHEELSET (GX Eagle build) : (no charge) STANS BARON S1 27.5 x 38mm alloy wheelset with SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 27.5 x 3.0 EVO Snakeskin tires, and FATBACK Alaska Edition hubs.
FATBACK FOOTPRINT CARBON wheelsets are now standard on the CORVUS FLT XO EAGLE and XT builds.
Custom built Carbon 27.5+ and 29er wheelsets are available in various widths, by DIRT COMPONENTS, using DT SWISS, INDUSTRY NINE or ONYX hubs.
Customized hand-built 4-season DIRT COMPONENTS THUMPER CARBON wheelsets are available as a stand-alone option for any build.
4-SEASON TIRES : We offer the premium SCHWALBE Jumbo Jim ADDIX 4.8" Liteskin tires as standard option on all FATBACK builds. (Option for 26 x 4.0" available upon request).
STUDDED TIRES : We will be offering the MAXXIS MOOSETRAK studded winter tire upgrade, as soon as it becomes available.
TUBELESS TIRE CONVERSION
Orange Seal Rim Tape, VersaValves, Sealant and Tubeless Tire mounting and installation on new rims = $125 upcharge
Low "Q" factor options by :
RACEFACE NEXT R Carbon
SRAM STYLO DUB Carbon
options by : DVO, FOX, RaceFace, PNW
Fatback LCG Rear Cargo rack = $68 CDN
Fatback Pogies = $139 CDN
Revelate Designs custom Corvus Frame Bags = call to order
Complete frame-up custom builds available upon request. Check out our Instagram account for examples of our custom work.
FRAME MATERIAL: Carbon
REAR DROPOUT SPACING: 197 x 12mm
DROPPER POST ROUTING: External
FORK COMPATIBILITY: Rigid 15 x 150mm TA or suspension compatible (see "Upgrades" section)
TIRE SIZES : from 26x4" to 26x5", 27.5x4", 27.5+, 29+
RECOMENDED TIRE OPTIONS: 26"X FAT" or 29" PLUS
REAR RACK MOUNTS: Yes
Fatback LCG rack upgrade available
DRIVETRAIN: Optimized for 1X (comes stock with narrow "Q" factor 170 spindle length), can also run 2X with 190 spaced cranks
CHAIN RING CLEARANCE: up to 34T(round ring)
HEADSET: Integrated 1 1/8" Upper(Campy) - 1 1/5" Lower
SEAT COLLAR 34.9mm
14, 16, 18, 20 and 22in Carbon frames
RED on GLOSS BLACK CARBON WEAVE
GLOSS BLACK on STEALTH MATTE BLACK CARBON WEAVE
2017 CORVUS FLT FRAME GEOMETRY
STACK AND REACH
<< CLICK >> on the STACK and REACH chart to the right to see how the new 2018/19 Fatback Corvus/FLT compares to all other Carbon Fat bike frames on the market in North America.
You will see it is an ideal snow bike race geometry or long-distance Ultra/excursion geometry. As frame size increases, the rider position changes from an upright position, to a progressively lower, slightly more stretched out race-spec condition, with rider weight forward of the bottom bracket, and leg muscles positioned into more of a "TT" power stance. Where the SKOOKUM is designed with AM MTB geo for fat bike domination on the toughest singletrack trails, the all-new CORVUS is designed to race on snow, and excel at it.
SIZING BASICS - Fatback sizes all their bikes the same as a normal MTB.
WHAT SIZES ARE OFFERED? - The CORVUS FLT is available in 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22" frames.
UNSURE OF WHAT SIZES WILL BEST FIT? - If you are still unsure about sizing, please contact us. If you have a mountain bike that fits you well, compare the STACK and REACH dimensions of that bike to the STACK and REACH of the CORVUS FLT.
AS A GENERAL RULE, FATBACK SUGGESTS :
Under 5'2" = 14"
5'2" to 5'7" = 16"
5'7" to 6' = 18"
6' to 6'3" = 20"
6'3" to 6'8" = 22"
CORVUS FLT BUILD KITS
FALL 2018 / WINTER 2019
NOTE : our RIDEFATBIKES.ca "stock" build kits may include a few upgrades, over the stock items posted on the FATBACK website, like for instance, we replace the Terrene Cake Eaters and provide a free upgrade to the Schwalbe Addix Jumbo Jim tires on all CORVUS FLT builds.
RIDEFATBIKES.CA CYCLING APPAREL
While shopping for a FATBACK Bike, check out our latest Winter 2017 Cycling Jacket, featuring the SKOOKUM, CORVUS and RHINO.