Genesis Caribou fat bike - first look

All new, UK designed fat bike

British brand Genesis have unveiled an all-new production fat bike at this week's iceBike show in Milton Keynes. The UK-designed model, known as the Caribou was on display alongside the rest of the company's range.

The Caribou gets a full Reynolds 520 frameset complete with a 170mm rear end – necessary to make way for Surly’s monstrous combination of 80mm Rolling Darryl hoops and 4in Nate tyres

The frame is paired to a triple-butted chromo fork with 135mm spacing. Between the frame and fork you’re guaranteed to get all the bosses and mounts you’d ever need!

The transmission is a simple affair; a single 32T ring upfront pairs with a 10-speed SLX derailleur out back, while a Mr.Control chainguide is also fitted as standard to help keep things tight.

Cranks are Race Face’s Ride XC models and spin via a 100mm bottom bracket. Braking is taken care of by Shimano’s faithful M395 hydraulic stoppers with 160mm rotors front and rear.

Three frame sizes are available – 17.5, 19 and 20.5in – with complete builds coming in at £1,499.99. A frame and forks package will also be available for £499.99. For more information see

Genesis caribou fat bike:
Genesis caribou fat bike:

Massive wheels and tyres courtesy of Surly

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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