Fat Chance launches new bike via crowd funding

Originally posted on January 9, 2015 at 6:27 am


We first brought you news of the resurrection of the Fat Chance brand back in September, and now it’s one step closer to a reality. The new Yo Eddy Team will be an American-made, steel, trail hardtail with all the modern touches, including a tapered head tube, dropper post compatibility and 142×12 thru-axle. It will be offered in both 27.5 and 29-inch versions, with a paint scheme yet to be determined (let’s hope for splatter!)


Available will be a limited run of 100 “I’m Back” frames with a unique head badge, will be hand-signed, and a special paint job. They will only be available through the Kickstarter campaign and will never be made again.

There will be a run of 150 of the 2015 Yo Eddy Team frames, which will be identical to the special edition frames, but with production paint and no signature.

Pledges to the campaign in the $25 to $250 level will get sticker packs, jerseys, T-shirts and other Fat Chance goodies. To get your hands on a frame you’ll need to kick in $2,500 for the production model and $5,000 for the special edition, though both of those also come with the extras.

Frames are expected to be ready in August. The campaign runs through Sunday, February 8 and hopes to raise $116,000. The bikes will make their public debut at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show March 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky.


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