Fuji Wendigo 1.3 Fat Bike – 2016
Fuji Wendigo 1.3 Fat Bike – 2016. Sometimes oversized is the only size. The Fuji Wendigo 1.3 fat bike follows in the same vein as Fuji’s other innovative and high-quality hardtail mountain bikes, save one glaring difference — it’s absolutely massive, and legitimately earns the name Wendigo (meaning half-man, which is your part, and half-beast, which is the bike). Made from Fuji’s proprietary aluminum and featuring PowerCurve bike geometry, the Fuji Wendigo is meant to be comfortable, powerful and an animal on the trail. The Wendigo is tough enough to withstand the most adverse environments, whether it’s a technical mountain trail or a cush fire road. It’s constructed of A2-SL alloy with an over-sized seat tube, S-bend chain stays for better vibration displacement, and Fuji’s PowerCurve down tube. The PowerCurve places you in the best position for comfort, control and pedaling performance. A rigid and tapered fork and frame rear triangle are equipped with Tektro mechanical disc brakes for maximum stopping power in virtually any condition. A bike this unique needs a custom drivetrain. Shimano Altus RapidFire 9-speed shifters and Altus Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur, with a Shimano SLX front derailleur and and a Samox 3×9 44/32/22 crankset. The result is that precision is placed where it matters most. An 11-34 Shimano cassette gives you great trail gear possibilities, from grinding out a big ascent, to throwing it into the 44×11 for a hair-raising descent down the trail. No matter your preference, the Wendigo’s gear development has something for you. Finally, a set of burly Weinmann rims and Vee Bulldozer 26 X 4.7 wide tires let you run a lower pressure to great advantage. Try cornering or riding a berm on the Wendigo and you’ll easily stick to it. Additionally, the Wendigo really makes a name for itself where other bikes perform poorly: the snow and sand. That stability and wide footprint will make anything from sand dunes to billowy snow easy to navigate.