As many of you already know, we attended Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas. Our goal was to spread the word about the resurrection of Fat Chance Bicycles and connect with friends, old and new, in the bike industry. We are so humbled by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm we received from everyone we encountered at Interbike. We want to thank everyone from industry players like Dave Earl (Praxis Works), Andrew Herrick (Intense Cycles), Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze (Breezer Bikes), the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax and to the hundreds of Fat Chance fans who took the time to share their insights, stories and general good will. Interbike was a huge success and inspiration. Thank you!
Since Interbike, we have been analyzing the outpouring of feedback we received through the website, social media channels, phone calls, and personal meetings. Thousands of Fat fans have provided their input on what they would like next Yo Eddy to be and we are excited to announce the results.
The new 2015 Fat Chance Yo Eddy votes were tallied and, to no surprise, the majority of you wanted a steel trail bike. However, wheel size was split down the middle between 27.5” and 29”. So, instead of choosing one over the other, we are going to produce both. The first round of limited edition frames are going to be a steel Yo Eddy with trail geometry, your choice of 27.5” or 29” wheels, plus modern updates like disc brake mounts, tapered head tube and 142mm x 12 / 15 QR axle systems.
There has been some great press coverage about the relaunch of Fat Chance and the release of a new Yo Eddy. Please see the links below to a few of the articles.
– Yo, Fat Chance fans: how about a new Yo Eddy? – Bicycle Retailer
We are currently in the process of designing the frames and setting up production. The first round of frames will be available directly from Fat Chance. We apologize to all of the dealers who have already reached out to us, this is going to be a short run and we will have bikes for dealers in the very near future. Please stay tuned for more information about the new Yo Eddy and how you can get yours.