Alubooyah Fat Bike

Product Description

Do you want to crush everything in your path, and do it in style?  The Alubooyah is the ticket.

A monster truck of bicycles, Boo’s newest model is meant to cover ground that no other bike can.

The Alubooyah takes the best design and engineering elements from other fat bikes on the market and then injects the supple stiffness of bamboo to make something entirely new!  We have ridden everyone else’s fat bike in the last year, and we have taken to heart the strengths of each.  The Alubooyah is the pinnacle of Fat.

Why bamboo, you ask?  It’s stiffer than aluminum, and absorbs shock four times better than carbon fiber.  That means that you get a frame that feels more “planted” than anything else on the market, but doesn’t shudder when pushed to the brink.  And it will make all of your “look-at-me” friends take a look at you.

With 170mm rear axle spacing, you can run a myriad of different companies’ hubs without worrying about being beholden to a small number making the 190, or futzing with special offset funky wheels and small tire clearance with a 135.  And no, we’re not using a thru-axle.  That is only important with suspension, and we don’t think fat bikes should have suspension.  Just get a bigger tire.

Speaking of bigger tires, we can squeeze a full 4.8” tire in this baby!  We recommend doing so with a 65mm or 82mm rim, not a 100mm, because you won’t be able to use a couple of your easiest gears AND you’ll find 99% of the benefit without a lot of the weight. The Marge Lite / Bud / Lou combination is our personal favorite. Inquire about getting them setup tubeless for lower rolling resistance and better protection from summer goat heads.

We are crafting our own matching, tapered alloy forks for the Alubooyah.  That means they’ll not only match, with all aluminum parts being brushed and gorgeous, they’ll be super lightweight and stiff for tracking through demanding conditions.  Or thrashing in your backyard and endo-ing.

The forks will feature an offset and axle-to-crown length that is suited to fast riding.  That way, if you run the largest tires possible, you won’t feel like you’re piloting a sled like with some other fatties on the market.  This bike will feel fast, even when you’re pushing through five inches of fresh powder.

You want to run fenders?  Panniers?  Front bottles or Hold Anything mounts?  Flask(s)?  Well don’t worry, there are mounts galore!  These bikes build on the versatility we pioneered in the Aluboo, and we know you’ll have your own devilish ways of riding the Alubooyah where no (wo)man has ventured before.

A massive downtube gusset, with a gorgeous hand-laid bead, and a clean-and-stiff Press Fit 121 BB will ensure that your Alubooyah can take a beating.  Whether you can survive that same gauntlet, well….that’s something else entirely.

See Alubooyah geometry below, and a SIZE GUIDE HERE

Small
Medium
Large

Read what Bicycling Magazine has to think about the Alubooyah here

 

IN STOCK:

–Alubooyah frames (all sizes)

Turnagain FR80 80mm aluminum rims–available in black, polished silver, and red: $140/each
Carver O’Beast carbon fiber forks (save almost ½ pound!): $295

–Alubooyah brushed aluminum fork (tapered, versatile, & lightweight!): $195

 

TO ORDER:

Metallic paint: $355 (adds 1-2 weeks depending on paint queue)

–Custom wheelbuilds : Depends on rim, hub, spoke, rim strip, and tire availability.  $150 wheel build fee.

–Custom complete builds: TBD based on components spec and availability, paint queue, and wheel building requirements

 

RECOMMENDED BUILDS:

Alubooyah 14K – Shimano SLX drivetrain and brakes, Ritchey Comp cockpit, FR80 wheel set with 45NRTH Husker Dü 27tpi tires and Salsa hubs – $2930

Alubooyah 18K – Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes, Ritchey Comp cockpit, FR80 wheel set with 45NRTH Husker Dü 27tpi tires and Salsa hubs – $3305

Alubooyah 24K – Shimano XTR 9000 11-speed drivetrain, Ritchey WCS Carbon cockpit, FR80 wheel set with Dillinger 5 120tpi tires and Salsa hubs – $4895

 

Additional Information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 55 x 9 x 26 in

Alubooyah Fat Bike


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