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First Look: The 2018 Fatback Corvus FLT

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The geometry is based on the original Corvus, with a front wheel that’s closer to the rider than on an enduro bike. This allows you to put enough weight on the wheel to keep it secure in all conditions and avoid any understeering.

Fatback wants to give riders the confidence to take on snowy conditions, and with a 5″ max tire size you should be able to throw a lot at this bike. The company recommends using 26″X fat or 29″ plus tires to get the most out of your ride.

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Even as Fatback cut weight, it didn’t sacrifice the bike’s three bottle mounts, rack mounts, and anything-cage mounts on the fork. (Take your training to the next level this winter with Bicycling’s Maximum Overload for Cyclists.)

Petite riders will appreciate the 14-inch build. (For taller riders, the bike does come in sizes up to 22 inches.) The Corvus FLT will be available mid-October in red and black or solid black color options. It starts at $3,699.

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