FATBACK SKOOKUM / FLT
FATBACK SKOOKUM / FLT
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."
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.
Video courtesy of Pat Smage, Fatback Bikes and First Tracks Productions
(Filmed on location in Bootleg Canyon, near Las Vegas Nevada)
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.
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.
" 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
" 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
" 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
"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
"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
"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
VIDEO by FuzzyJohn Fatback Brand Manager
Prices updated 1 JAN 2019
Exchange rate : $1 USD = $1.39 CDN
Skookum FRAMESET = 2499 USD = $3475 CDN
Skookum FLT FRAMESET = 2899 USD = $4005 CDN
Skookum NX EAGLE (12spd) = 3175 USD = $4410 CDN
Skookum GX EAGLE (12spd) = 4199 USD = $5830 CDN
Skookum XO EAGLE (12spd) = 5150 USD = $7150 CDN
Skookum XT TRAIL (11spd) = 4950 USD = $6880 CDN
Skookum FLT GX EAGLE = 4899 USD = $6810 CDN
Skookum FLT XO EAGLE = 6950 USD = $9650 CDN
Skookum FLT XT TRAIL = 6599 USD = $9175 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.
Upgrade Mastodon COMP 120 to Mastodon PRO 120mm STD suspension fork ($300 CDN)
STANDARD WHEELSET (GX, XO, XT builds) : 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.
FATBACK / KNIGHT Composites CARBON wheelsets are now standard on the SKOOKUM FLT XO EAGLE and XT builds.
PLUS+ OPTION WHEELSET : 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 ATOMIK Carbon and DERBY Rims, using DT SWISS, INDUSTRY NINE or ONYX hubs.
CARBON 4-SEASON WHEELSET UPGRADES are available by FATBACK / KNIGHT Composites, ATOMIK Carbon or ENVE.
We offer the premium SCHWALBE Jumbo Jim ADDIX 4.8" Liteskin tubeless-ready tires as standard option on all FATBACK builds. (Option for 26 x 4.0" available upon request)
ALL-SEASON : MAXXIS MINION FBF/FBR EXO TR tires are available in 26 x 4.0/4.8” sizes, when you need to take on the worst offroad terrain, with increased flat and sidewall protection.
27.5 / 29er : MAXXIS CHRONICLE EXO TR 27.5 x 3.8” or 29 x 3.0” are available for PLUS+ and MIN FAT sizing.
STUDDED TIRES : We will be offering the MAXXIS MOOSETRAK studded tire as a winter upgrade option, as soon as it becomes available.
Orange Seal Rim Tape, VersaValves, Endurance or Subzero Sealant, and Tubeless Tire mounting and installation on new rims ($195 CDN)
Alloy to Fatback Carbon 760 handlebar upgrade ($159 CDN)
Alloy to Fatback Carbon Seatpost upgrade ($85 CDN)
Low "Q" factor options by :
RACEFACE NEXT R Carbon
SRAM STYLO DUB Carbon
options by : 9Point8, DVO, FOX, RaceFace, PNW, KS LEV Si
Fatback Pogies ($139 CDN)
Revelate Designs custom Frame Bags = call to order
COMPLETE SKOOKUM FLT BUILDS from 25+ LBS
COMPLETE SKOOKUM BUILDS from 26+ LBS
Check out our Instagram account for custom work examples
FLT-spec race frames shave about 0.5-0.75 lbs off the 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.
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
16, 18, 20in Carbon frames
RED on GLOSS BLACK CARBON WEAVE
CHINOOK WHITE / BLACK / RED
MOSS GREEN / BLUE
Skookum FLT - Black/Red/White (only)
Skookum - Chinook White/Black/Red or Moss Green/Blue/White
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)