Fat Chance Bicycles plans its comeback

Two new steel hardtails in development

Chris Chance, the framebuilder behind the storied brand Fat Chance Bicycles, whose models such as the Yo Eddy Team are still prized by collectors more than a decade after the company folded, is poised to return to the cycling industry with two new mountain bikes. 

The buzz began at this year’s Interbike tradeshow. “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,” reads a statement on the Fat Chance website.

The outpouring of support was substantial. Chance polled fans of the brand on what they would like to see the company develop. The results were split between 27.5in and 29in steel hardtails with trail-inspired geometry.

Rather than pick a wheelsize, Fat Chance plans to produce both. These new Yo Eddy frames will come with thoroughly modern features such as disc brakes, tapered head tubes and 142x12mm thru-axle rear ends.

Further specifics such as geometry, pricing and availability were not immediately available.

For more information visit www.fatchancebicycles.com.

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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