Many of you have already seen this on my personal blog over at rideonpurpose.blogspot.com. At this point, there are plans being made and parts acquired for a highly updated and improved custom carbon fatbike, but it seemed a fitting place to begin.
The main triangle of the frame is from a Colnago C40, rear end is Pugsley, fork is half white bros and half Look HSC5 with a fully custom carbon crown. The construction method is unique, using the steel tubes of the Pugsley as a permanent mold as opposed to trying to joint carbon to steel. Basically, the parts of the fatbike used were drilled to save weight and then completely wrapped with carbon which then was just a whole lot of individual carbon repairs away from being a complete bike. It has unique all-mountain leaning geometry and a look all it’s own. I have had a few custom painted bikes, and cars, in my life but this Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas inspired, free-hand work by Kim Larson just fits the bike so well.
I’ve got about 1,000 miles on this over the course of the last year as well as 1,000 wheelies and 10,000 smiles.