FIRST LOOK: WICKED FAT CHANCE
While traipsing around The Big Gear Show in Park City, Utah, we came upon Fat Chance booth that was showing-off this brand new titanium Wicked Fat Chance. Also in attendance was the man himself, Chris Chance who has been in the frame business since 1977. Although Fat City Cycles of old (originally based in Sommerville, MA) is history, Chris has opened a new frame shop in Medford, Oregon where both steel and titanium versions of his legendary mountain bikes; the Yo Eddy and the Wicked Fat Chance are being hand-built one at a time.
The Wicked is geared for the Enduro crowd with a 65=degree head angle and rolls on either 27.5 or 29 inch wheels. Chris said that since each bike is custom made, they can build a Wicked with different Mullet-friendly geometry. One point of pride that Chris called-out was that the he was able to maintain short (429mm) chainstays with a custom seatstay yoke and slightly curved seattube to help maintain both proper tire clearance and quicker handling.
THE WICKED FAT CHANCE
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