• ape-mainLarge diameter, thick wall True Temper tubes for massive strength.
  • Ultra-short, heavy-duty 16.9″ chainstays! Manual with ease, wheelie like there is no tomorrow and fly on the jump lines.
  • Optimized geometry for narrower rims and 26 x 3.8 tires.
  • 27.2mm seat tube diameter. Dropper post? No problem!
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  • tatanka-mainOur most versatile symmetrical fatbike!
  • Beach, trail, snow, city, anywhere!
  • Up to 26×5.0 tires for extreme float.
  • Symmetric 170mm rear/135mmm front.
  • Cane Creek AngleSet Compatible.
  • Optional Paragon Sliders for even more adjustability.
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  • Yep, you could even ride it on the dark side of the moon!
  • Beach, trail, snow, city, anywhere!
  • Massive 26×3.8 tires for float.
  • Offset design 135mm MTB hubs front/rear.
  • Swap out your older frame for a Northpaw and use nearly every part you already have.
  • It is just right! (Otherwise, it would be a Southpaw!)
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  • Sometimes we can’t find a component we’d really like to use on our bikes so we design our own!
  • Working with the best suppliers in the industry, we make every component to the highest standards.
  •  Our first component, the 47mm Northpaw-S rim, is available now!
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  • The Smitty Urban Transportation and Everyday Cycling Bike
  • Light weight but strong – Steel, of course. Light and lively.
  • Great ride quality – 29’er = better! Bigger wheels roll better, bigger tires ride better.
  • Lots of attachment points – Commuting or touring, you’re racking up the miles. If you need to take stuff with you the Smitty has you covered.
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Sam D’s 29+ Sarma Naran Wheelset

We do a lot of custom wheels with resident hoop building guru Jim Huber twisting the nipples. This wheelset is really something special! Jim built these up for longtime riding buddy Sam D. Sam wanted a new wheelset for the Carver Gnarvester he is building up and went all out on these Sarma Narans. Laced […]

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Trail Genius Uses Our Schlick Northpaw To Cover the Fat Bike Birkie

Chris Marr prepares his Schlick Northpaw to take on the Fat Bike Birkie. Chris’s Northpaw was decked out with GPS sensors and cameras to record the action during the 47K race at the Fat Bike Birkie. If you look closely at the handlebar you will even see a gyro controlled GoPro that keeps the image […]

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Ross Took on the Fat Bike Birkie!

Our pal, Ross Matlock, took on the 47K Fat Bike Birkie last Saturday on one of our APes and had a great result! Facing a field that included a lot of the top fat-bike racers in the US, Ross finished 16th in his age group (Male 18-29) and 103rd overall out of 489 finishers. Congratulations, […]

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Chuck’s Belt Drive Rohloff

We finished up Chuck’s Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Rohloff Equipped Northpaw fat-bike recently and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Fortunately, so is Chuck! Chuck is a year ’round commuter and will be using the Northpaw as part of his fleet of bikes to get him where he is going regardless of the weather […]

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Demo Frame 29-Plus Frame for Sale! $750

Here is a rare opportunity to own a unique 29-plus bike frame. This is prototype #2 of our Tashunka 29+ bicycle that Jim has been testing for about the last 6 months. The Tashunka is not a repurposed fatbike but is specifically designed for the unique qualities of the 29+ wheel size. We went with […]

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Wheel Sale! Complete Northpaw-S Wheelset $599

We’ve got a very limited time sale going on Northpaw-S wheelsets. When the current batch is gone theses go back to the normal price! This complete, ready to roll fat bike wheelset is the best value on the market. We use our 47mm Northpaw-S Rim professionally laced by our in-house wheel builders here in the […]

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For Sale – Medium APe Fatbike Matte Black

Just finished and available for immediate sale is this Gold/Black theme Medium Ape. With the APe’s aggressive geometry it is made for shredding! If you want to know more about the APe in general check out the APe Fatbike Page here. Hand-built and custom assembled by our own master tech, Jim Huber, this APe is outfitted […]

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For Sale – Xtra Large Tatanka – Ready to Ride!

We have a ready to ride Tatanka ready to roll and for sale now! Check out the complete specs for this Tatanka best suited for a rider in the 6′ to 6′-4″ range. This XL Tatanka fatbike is a top-quality build custom assembled by our own build-meister, Jim Huber, and is specced with the following […]

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Fatbike Wheel Builds

Just like our 29-plus wheel builds, we’ve been building a lot of fat-bike wheels. I started shooting photos and will post them to a gallery on this page. Builds have been mostly our Northpaw-S 47mm fatbike rims with 170/135 hubs from Hope, Paul or Salsa although we have done both offset and symmetrical builds with […]

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Custom Schlick Shark

  We sure love building Sharks. This black beauty headed down to Arizona recently but before we sent it on the way local photo-wiz Rafal from Seville Media Photography shot some pix for us, enjoy the Gallery! Each Schlick Shark is truly a custom work of art that is individually crafted for the rider. We […]

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