Specialized rolls out fat bikes for kids

Fatboy now available with 20 and 24in wheels

Specialized is releasing two new versions of its fat bike, the aptly named Fatboy. The new bikes are intended for budding young fat bikers and will be available with 20 and 24in wheels, shod in 4in wide tyres.

Both models have butted aluminium frames with matching forks, 170mm rear axle spacing and 100mm wide threaded bottom bracket shells. Likewise, the build kits for these two fatties are nearly identical, with SRAM 1x9 drivetrains, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, 90mm wide Specialized rims and 4in wide Specialized Ground Control tyres.

Both the fatboy 20 (shown here) and fatboy 24 will be available in four colorways:
Both the fatboy 20 (shown here) and fatboy 24 will be available in four colorways:

Each model is available in four colourways

According to Specialized, the Fatboy 20 and Fatboy 24 will retail for US$1,000. 

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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