The Driftless was our first fat bike model that was released in 2014 and stopped production in 2017. It was not manufactured in the USA, as we weren’t manufacturing our frames in-house at this point. The frame was made in China and then the powder coat and assembly happened in the USA.

If you are interested in an American-made fat bike, please check out the Maverick.

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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.

Build Kit

Frame6061 T6 aluminum 44mm/56mm tapered head tube, 100mm threaded
bottom bracket, 170 mm rear spacing, IS brake mount
Fork6061 T6 aluminum, tapered steerer tube, 135 mm spacing, IS brake mount,
468 mm axle to crown, suspension corrected
Front HubOrigin8 Alloy Sealed 135mm, 32h
Rear HubOrigin8 Alloy Sealed 170mm, 32h
RimsOrigin8 Pro801
TiresSchwalbe Jumbo Jim, 26" x 4", 120 tpi
Tubes26” x 2.4” - 2.75”
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurSRAM X5 or GX Type 2.1, 10 speed
CranksetRaceFace Aeffect
Bottom BracketFSA GXP
CassetteSRAM PG-1030 10 speed 11-36 Cassette
ChainSRAM PowerChain 1031
ShiftersSRAM X5 or GX, 10s
Brake LeversSRAM BB5 or BB7
BrakesSRAM BB5 or BB7
HeadsetFSA Tapered 44/56-40, Sealed
Stem FSA OS 168 - 31.8x +/-17° x 70mm
HandlebarsFSA Comet Low Rise - 31.8 x 15 x 740mm
SeatpostSunlite 30.8mm
SaddleWTB Speed Saddle
PedalsSunlite Alloy Sport
Weight32 Ibs

Our Process


Our design philosophy is simple, to design bikes that we would want to ride. The inspiration of our designs come from a variety of sources such as our customers, the road and trails, our imagination, but most importantly, from the ride.


All Wyatt bikes are powder coated by local powder coating specialists and the decals are applied using ink transfer technology. Powder coating is an advanced finishing process that is an eco-friendly alternative to liquid paint. Powder coating is more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing when exposed to snow, rain, and the hot sun.


All Wyatt bikes are assembled to order one at a time at our headquarters in La Crosse, WI. The assembly of a bike is one of the most important aspects of delivering a long lasting product to our customers. We ensure that every part on the bike is properly working and free from defects.

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.

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Customer Reviews

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The best bike ever

This bike is solid and feels great on just about any surface from dirt to sand cant wait to see what it does on the snow thanks for a quality machine I really enjoy it