[2013 NAHBS] Black Sheep Bikes – Titanium Fat Bike Heaven

Home Mountain Bike Fat Bike [2013 NAHBS] Black Sheep Bikes – Titanium Fat Bike Heaven

photos by: Jake Moore

Black Sheep Bikes out of Ft. Collins, Colorado specializes in titanium mountain bikes. They had many on display at the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The ones that seemed to be getting the most attention were their fat bikes.

Highlight ST Fatbike

The ST in the name means “soft tail”. With 90mm of travel front and rear I think the bike should live up to its name.

full suspension fat bike from Black Sheep

full suspension fat bike from Black Sheep

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rear view

The suspension fork on the front mimics their truss style designs they have offered in the past, but this is the first fully suspended fork with a shock installed. The fork with shock will cost you $2600.

FOX RP23 offers 90mm of travel

FOX RP23 offers 90mm of travel

titanium truss style suspension fork

titanium truss style suspension fork

Both shocks are on the bike are FOX RP23’s.

linkage detail

linkage detail

linkage detail

linkage detail

The bike weighs 32lbs total. Pretty decent for a fat bike with suspension.

custom cockpit

custom cockpit

flex plate at the bottom bracket

flex plate at the bottom bracket allows the rear suspension to move

drivetrain detail

drivetrain detail

Rigid Fat Bike
ready to take down and ride

ready to take down and ride

hanging out

hanging out

notice the frame coupling for belt drive option

notice the frame coupling for belt drive option or possibly traveling

fat bike bottom brackets are WIDE

fat bike bottom brackets are WIDE

Hardtail Single Speed 29er
29er single speed titanium hardtail

29er single speed titanium hardtail

superb welding

superb welding

no idea what was going on here

HACS or horizontally adjustable chainstay – let’s you tension the chain for single speed purposes, also provides a break for belt drives

trademark headtube badge

trademark headtube badge

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