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FATBACK SKOOKUM / FLT

 

 

 

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FATBACK SKOOKUM / FLT

 

 

 

FATBACK SKOOKUM / FLT

* New 2019 Build Kits have arrived *


SKOOKUM - THE MOST CAPABLE BIKE YOU HAVE EVER RIDDEN!

Fatback says,  "We designed the Skookum to be great mountain bike, not just a great fat bike. When conceptualizing the Skookum we took the things we love about our favorite mountain bikes; agility, speed and sexy lines, and combined those with the amazing capabilities of a 26″ X 4.8″ tire; traction, stability, flotation, and comfort. With all of our desires written on sticky notes and napkins, we put them all together and the Skookum was born. Designed around a 120mm travel fork and aggressive geometry, we included internally routed dropper post routing, integrated down tube and chain stay protectors, a 197mm through axle, and clearance for narrow Q Factor cranks (for a fat bike). 

The results were amazing! Many of us have options when we going to the garage to grab a bike, and the more we ride the Skookum the better it gets. It's now the first bike we think about pulling off the rack, no matter the season or conditions."

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A FATBACK FLT

The crew here at Fatback Bikes is always making tweaks to their personal bikes to make them just a little better; trying new tires, brakes, drivetrains… So naturally we do the same with the products we make. We asked ourselves, "Can we make this bike stiffer, lighter, more comfortable and increase cold weather performance?"  "Can we improve clearance for larger tires while maintaining narrow Q-factor?"  Each model is designed for a certain purpose and we focused on what would make the bike pedal, handle and look better than ever.  Each little aspect of design and performance is contemplated to see what we could improve upon.  With this dedication to improvement, we have released the new FLT product line focusing on light weight, high performance and premium ride quality bicycle frames and components.


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Video courtesy of Pat Smage, Fatback Bikes and First Tracks Productions

(Filmed on location in Bootleg Canyon, near Las Vegas Nevada)


SKOOKUM FLT - FATTER, LIGHTER, STIFFER, NO COMPROMISES.

With the explosion of fat biking off the snow and on to trails we were not satisfied with just bringing another a fat bike to market. The crew at Fatback wanted to stay ahead of the others and create the highest performance fat bike available. Our next logical step was taking the Amazing platform of the Skookum and making it even better. Carbon is a wonderful thing; we've chosen the best materials and have meticulously adjusted the layup to create a highly tuned perfectly handling ride.

SKOOKUM FLT

If you want the best? Look no further. Have you ever dreamt of carving hard through a turn and almost dragging your grip in the dirt? The Skookum FLT will give you the confidence to try.


INDUSTRY REVIEWS

STAFF BIKE CHOICE - FUZZYJOHN AND HIS SKOOKUM(S) - 18 June 2018

" After three years this bike still amazes me, I have not found it’s limits. It’s fast and smooth, light and solid, agile and stable ...This fat bike really can replace multiple bikes in your garage if you are that kind of person, but could as easily be your only bike for summer and winter riding. Another recent boost for the Skookum is a suspension fork that can handle the terrain and speed of the Skookum, the Manitou Mastodon. These two were made for each other (this is another reason I keep getting faster). "  by FuzzyJohn, FATBACK Bikes

Product Spotlight (FATBACK SKOOKUM) - by FAT-BIKE.com - 17 January 2017

" Personally, I remain impressed by the Skookum and easily put it at the top of the list for consideration when you are looking for a 4-season, 5-inch platform, fat bike that does a lot of things well with few compromises. " by Greg Smith, FAT-BIKE.com

FAT-BIKE.com "Aris Shreds the Fatback Skookum" - 2 March 2017

" I hopped on the Skookum and headed to the start of the ride... My day ended up being about 24 miles round trip, about 15 of which were on the ice. I was very comfortable on the Fatback the entire ride, never doubting my traction or stability. I may have gotten a little too comfortable, laying down some sweet “power slides”. This is yet another example of what I liked most and I think sums up the bike best… It is extremely capable and MAKES you have even more fun! " - Aris, and Greg Smith, FAT-BIKE.com

Singletrack Long-term ownership review, August 12, 2016 - Fatback Skookum (with 27.5 x 3in 3-season tires)  :

"The Fatback Skookum is easily the most ambitious bike that I’ve (ever) had the pleasure to ride."... "Personally, I have found myself contemplating consolidating my cycling collection, and the Skookum would fulfill many a need. The wheel and tire options alone make the bike worth considering, as this could truly be a four-season solution. Couple this with the playful demeanor of the Skookum, and you’re presented with a very appealing candidate for the one bike to scratch every itch." - Alec Cervenka

Bike Rumor review, April 11, 2016 - Fatback Skookum :

"the Skookum really shines in its versatility but also in its playfulness on aggressive trails. This really isn’t the bike if your idea of fat biking is slowly plodding along in the woods. But if you’re looking to push the limits of traction and suspension regardless of the temperature, the Skookum is indeed quite impressive." - Zach Overholt

Bike Rumor review, October 7, 2015 - Fatback Skookum :

"Skookum is a very cool bike. If I were buying a high end fatty in the near future, this would be at the top of my list" - Haramania

Fatback Bikes review at Interbike 2015 - Fatback Skookum - VIDEO by FuzzyJohn Fatback Brand Manager

 


CUSTOM BUILD EXAMPLES

2018 CHINOOK WHITE FATBACK SKOOKUM - GX1 EAGLE 12spd, w/ Mastodon PRO suspension, DT SWISS BR710 Wheelset + RaceFace parts.

Race weight = 29 lbs (including sealant and pedals)

2018 CHINOOK WHITE FATBACK SKOOKUM - CUSTOM BUILD - SRAM EAGLE XO1 Red 12spd drivetrain, w/Mastodon PRO 120mm suspension, 9Point8 Dropper post, Dirt Components custom carbon wheelset w/Industry Nine Torch hubs, Shimano Ice-Tech rotors, Shimano MX-8000 XTR brakes, Raceface Turbine crankset and stem, RF NEXTR carbon bar, SQ LAB "610" custom fit saddle, RF Atlas pedals, Orange Sealed tubeless conversion, Schwalbe ADDIX Jumbo Jim 26 x 4.8" tires.

Build weight = 25.5 lbs

Race weight = 27 lbs (includes sealant and pedals)


PRICING


Prices updated 1 NOV 2018

Exchange rate :  $1 USD = $1.35 CDN

FRAMESET

  • Skookum FRAMESET = 2499 USD = $3350 CDN

  • Skookum FLT FRAMESET = 2899 USD = $3875 CDN

COMPLETE BUILDS

SKOOKUM

  • Skookum NX EAGLE (12spd) = 3175 USD = $4275 CDN

  • Skookum GX EAGLE (12spd) = 4199 USD = $5665 CDN

  • Skookum XO EAGLE (12spd) = 5150 USD = $6950 CDN

  • Skookum XT TRAIL (11spd) = 4950 USD = $6650 CDN

SKOOKUM FLT

  • Skookum FLT GX EAGLE = 4899 USD = $6595 CDN

  • Skookum FLT XO EAGLE = 6950 USD = $9380 CDN

  • Skookum FLT XT TRAIL = 6599 USD = $8895 CDN


*** FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ***

FREE ($700 value) EVOC Bike Travel Case XL included with every FATBACK SKOOKUM FLT XO1 EAGLE or XT TRAIL build.


COMPLETE SKOOKUM FLT BUILDS from 25+ LBS

COMPLETE SKOOKUM BUILDS from 26+ LBS

Check out our Instagram account for custom work examples


FRAMESET SPECIFICATIONS

  • FLT-spec race frames shave (0.5-1.0 lbs) off standard Skookum frame, and are rated for All-Mountain use

  • FRAMESET includes - Skookum/FLT carbon race frame, Mastodon PRO 120 suspension fork, headset, through axles, and seat collar.


UPGRADES

WHEELSETS

  • STANDARD WHEELSET : 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 : (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.

  • Custom built Carbon 27.5+ and 29er wheelsets are available in various widths, by DIRT COMPONENTS, using DT SWISS, INDUSTRY NINE or ONYX hubs.

  • FATBACK FOOTPRINT CARBON wheelsets are now standard on the SKOOKUM FLT XO EAGLE and XT builds.

  • Customized hand-built 4-season DIRT COMPONENTS THUMPER CARBON wheelsets are available as a stand-alone option for any build.

TIRE UPGRADES

  • STUDDED TIRES : We will be offering the MAXXIS MOOSETRAK studded tire as a winter upgrade option, 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

CARBON BAR AND POST UPGRADE

  • Alloy to Fatback Carbon 760 handlebar upgrade = $159 CDN

  • Alloy to Fatback Carbon Seatpost upgrade = $85 CDN

SPECIFICATIONS


  • FRAME MATERIAL - Full carbon frame with 3 integrated frame protectors

  • REAR DROPOUT SPACING - 197 x 12mm

  • DROPPER POST ROUTING - Internal

  • FORK COMPATIBILITY - Optimized for 120mm suspension forks

  • MAX TIRE SIZE - 5.0in

  • STOCK TIRES - Schwalble Liteskin Jumbo Jim 26x4.8in (or 4.0in)

  • RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZES - 26 x 3.8 to 4.8in, or 27.5 PLUS

  • DRIVETRAIN - Optimized for 1x11 and 1x12 spd

  • CHAIN RING CLEARANCE - up to 34T (round ring) Stock = 30T

  • HEADSET - Integrated 1 1/8" Upper(Campy) - 1 1/5" Lower

  • BOTTOM BRACKET - 100mm BSA threaded

  • SEAT COLLAR - 34.9mm

  • SEATPOST - 31.6mm


AVAILABLE SIZES

  • 16, 18, 20in Carbon frames

AVAILABLE COLOURS

SKOOKUM FLT

  • RED on GLOSS BLACK CARBON WEAVE

SKOOKUM

  • CHINOOK WHITE / BLACK / RED

  • MOSS GREEN / BLUE


COLOUR OPTIONS

Skookum FLT -  Black/Red/White (only)

Skookum  - Chinook White/Black/Red or Moss Green/Blue/White


CARBON CRANKSETS

Low "Q" factor options by :

  • RACEFACE NEXT R Carbon

  • SRAM STYLO DUB Carbon


2018 FATBACK SKOOKUM GEOMETRY

Fatback Bikes sizing chart - Stack and Reach

FATBACK FRAMES - STACK and REACH - compared to all other Carbon Fat Bikes

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SKOOKUM 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, the SKOOKUM GX/XO/XT builds include a FREE upgrade to the 9point8 FALL-LINE Dropper Post. (replacing the stock KS LEV Si)


SKOOKUM 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, all SKOOKUM FLT builds include a FREE upgrade to the 9point8 FALL-LINE Dropper Post. (replacing the stock KS LEV Si)


RIDEFATBIKES.ca CYCLING APPAREL

Designed to match your FATBACK FLT SKOOKUM OR CORVUS, the 2017-18 RideFATbikes.ca Winter Race Jacket



All custom build photos copyright 2018 RideFATbikes.ca