Hey Fatheads, we’re continuing our American Made steel innovation by offering a 190mm frame in addition to our existing 170mm REEBdonkadonk Fatbike. The 190mm fits the newest generation of 5”+ tires, while addressing drivetrain compatibility and alignment issues that exist when you try to put a larger tire in a 170mm frame. The 190mm frame will complement the existing 170mm frame that will be adjusted to fit a maximum 4” rear tire (unless running single speed, Rohloff or Pinion) to create the most effective drivetrain application. Tried & true trail inspired REEBdonkadonk geometry will remain the same for both 170mm & 190mm models.
In September of 2014 we worked with True Temper Bicycle and Henry James Bicycles to create our American Made proprietary REEB ABT tubeset. The tube set continues our desire to modernize American made steel hardtail mountain bikes into the aggressive Trail Riding / All Mountain genre. In addition to the 44mm Paragon Machine Works headtube the front triangle of the REEB ABT (#REEBabt) tube set uses the first American Made steel seat tube (REEBST1) to accommodate a 31.6mm seatpost & 1¾” down tube (REEBDT1). The seat tube allows more options for dropper seat posts and paired with the down tube pushes the strength & stiffness of the frame to accommodate the ever growing options of long-travel forks while providing a stable bottom bracket to enhance the accuracy of the bike & use of the Gates Carbon Drive system options.
“We ride Colorado High-Country snowy single track packed in with snowshoes & fatbikes, so we’ve worked on developing a fat-bike that can utilize the wide tire options to manage the deep snow but also use aggressive trail geometry for a responsive feel to navigate the twisty snow packed single-track.” says Tim Moore the manager of REEB Cycles retail/full service shop at Oskar Blues CyclHOPS Bike Cantina in Longmont, CO.
The 2015/2016 REEBdonkadonk (#REEBdonkadonk) fatbikes will be available in both 170mm and 190mm options and will pair the True Temper Bicycle REEB ABT Front triangle including the Paragon Machine Works 120mm bottom bracket with custom chain stays designed to accommodate the progressing options of fatbike components without having to go to an offset frame design.