We built up this Lynskey Fatskey with 29+ wheels for endurance trail touring, specifically with the Colorado Trail and Tour Divide in mind. For the best in durability and lowest maintenance, we built the drivetrain with the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and Gates Carbon drive belt. The SPEEDHUB provides dependability in all riding conditions, making it the perfect choice for a bike being ridden daily. With the addition of the Gates Carbon Drive belt, which has a usable lifespan at least twice as long as a conventional chain (and typically much longer) and does not require lubrication, this is one of the most low maintenance and dependable drivetrains available.
To reduce weight, we selected carbon rims, cranks, and fork, as well as a Jones carbon handlebar.
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