Interesting...nice looking web page. I wonder if Wendyll is finally out of the picture now???
On another completely different note, I read a nice little article about Firefly Bicycles in The Fabricator which I subscribe to online. If I get the chance (pun inserted), I will post a link when I get to the office tomorrow
I hope it works out for him, he deserved a much better ending. Hard to believe it will be 20 years in October than Fat City Somerville pulled up the tent stakes and crawled out to NY
I truly wish Chris all the best
Handmade in the USA steel bikes with wheel size updates (650b, 29) and I am super stoked. Generic 2014 carbon farmed out overseas and I will be more than sad. I don't really see Fat doing what Ibis did as well as Ibis did it, I guess.
But we'll find out soon enough....
Light, rigid, steel, 29ers or 650bs, fender and rack mounts, non-suspension corrected with full SLX, LX, XT and MUSA gruppos - ultimate go anywhere, swap tires, do anything bike. Simple, no bull$hit workhorses that bike shops feel good about selling and people are proud to own. This is the Fat Chance I'd buy in a heartbeat. This is the company I'd do if I were him.
And after a couple of years, I'd probably do an ultralight steel, rigid, suspension corrected with XTR and MUSA gruppos.
That's it. I'd refer my cross customers to Rock Lobster or IF, my fat bike customers to one of the QBP companies and my road bike customers to Calfee or Parlee or IF.
That sounds like capitalizing on the initial wave of interest by establishing Fat as a mid-range/touring/commuter brand, then after a couple years trying to undo the damage and work back up to a being premium MTB brand. ?