full suspension fat bike from Black Sheep

[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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