On the Fatbikers on Facebook page, there was a recent debate about whether the incredible ride quality of titanium frames could be detected whilst riding atop 4-5″ wide tires. The conclusion of those who had ridden both back to back was that the difference was detectable and delectable. While my Mukluk 2 is aluminum, I still appreciate the glory of Ti bikes.
With that in mind, the Saturday ‘bike of the day’ is Mike Curiak’s beautiful Ti fatbike on MTBR.
If you look closely, you’ll see 45NRTH on 80mm rims in the rear, Big Fat Larry on 100mm Clownshoes in the front, and a soft tail in the rear / suspension crown fork in the front.
It’s a beautiful bike, and Mike shows his usual great eye for photos…
All of those photos are from his post, and all photo credit belongs to Mike. He makes some great wheel sets at his custom wheel shop.
Salsa recently posted some info on a full suspension fat bike that they’re working on as a concept. That prompted a great deal of discussion and speculation. In seeing Mike’s great bike, I really have to wonder if full suspension is the way to go, or if his approach, with minimal travel to take the hard edge off of knocks, is a more elegant option.