Explore and seek your adventure. The Driftless fat bike is designed for those that have the burning desire to see new places and discover new possibilities. Named after the Midwest region comprised of deep river valleys, large bluffs, and the mighty Mississippi River, Driftless is a fat bike specifically designed for adventure seekers. This fat bike is not the slow moving, hard to maneuver fat bike of yesteryear. Driftless is fast, nimble, and can take you anywhere that you want to go, whether it is racing the single track, navigating the snowy backwoods, or cruising the beach.
|Frame||6061 T6 aluminum 44mm/56mm tapered head tube, 100mm threaded
bottom bracket, 170 mm rear spacing, IS brake mount
|Fork||6061 T6 aluminum, tapered steerer tube, 135 mm spacing, IS brake mount,
468 mm axle to crown, suspension corrected
|Front Hub||Origin8 Alloy Sealed 135mm, 32h|
|Rear Hub||Origin8 Alloy Sealed 170mm, 32h|
|Tires||Schwalbe Jumbo Jim, 26" x 4", 120 tpi|
|Tubes||26” x 2.4” - 2.75”|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Type 2.1, 10 speed|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA GXP|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1030 10 speed 11-36 Cassette|
|Chain||SRAM PowerChain 1031|
|Shifters||SRAM GX, 10s|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Hydraulic|
|Headset||FSA Tapered 44/56-40, Sealed|
|Stem||FSA OS 168 - 31.8x +/-17° x 70mm|
|Handlebars||FSA Comet Low Rise - 31.8 x 15 x 740mm
|Saddle||WTB Speed Saddle|
|Pedals||Sunlite Alloy Sport|
Frame Design Features
The Driftless frame is light, agile, and handles just like a mountain bike. The short chain stays and wheelbase matched with a steep head tube angle provide a fast and maneuverable bike.
The Driftless frameset is made from high quality, hydroformed, double butted, 6061 heat treated aluminum. This tubing produces a very strong and lightweight foundation that enhances speed, control, and stiffness.
Weighing in at only 30 lbs (Driftless 3.0), the Driftless is one of the lightest factory aluminum fat bikes on the market.
The tapered head tube matched up with the large down tube and frame gusset significantly increases the front end stiffness and enhances the control of the bike. The head tube allows for tapered or standard 1-1/8″ forks.
The brake and shift cables are not exposed to the elements such as dirt, sand, snow, and water, which will improve the performance of the bike in poor riding conditions.
The 170mm spacing allows for a stronger symmetrical rear wheel, while maintaining a proper chain line with a 100mm bottom bracket and a smaller Q-factor.
Enough tire clearance to ride 26″ x 4.0″ tires front and rear on 80mm rims. The Driftless is also capable of having enough clearance for Kenda Juggernaut 4.5″ tires.