Originally conceived for use on Alaskan snow, 'fat-bikes' as they've commonly been termed, have slowly been growing traction (excuse the pun!) over the last few years. The Genesis Caribou 2014 Fat Bike is a little different in that it's not tied-down to specific single-season use, and much, much more than a just 'snow bike'. With a more playful geometry than you might otherwise expect and Surly's excellent all-rounder Nate 4.0'' tyre combo front and rear, the Caribou is designed for all-round trail use and generally riding things you thought you couldn't. With an outer tyre diameter similar to that of a 29er, the extra width comes into its own on loose surfaces with the flotation-like feeling they relay. Roll over (and up) just about anything, find grip and traction in places where previously you'd find none, feel the natural 'cush' and obscene amounts of deflection (courtesy of the larger volume/low pressure tyres - 6-12psi) smooth out the trail ahead, load it up and head out for an adventure where no other bike dare tread. There's a good reason those that have already jumped aboard are shouting about 'fat-bikes' from the rooftops; they're about as much fun as you can have on a two wheels.
Adventure Ready: With just about every braze-on and mount under the sun, the Caribou is ready for a bikepacking adventure straight outta the box. Just add rider and luggage. Surly Tyre/Wheel Combo: The nice folks and fat tyre O.G's at Surly were kind enough to let us kit out the Caribou with their excellent Rollin' Daryl/Nate 4.0'' wheel/tyre combo. 1x10 Gearing: The 32T chainring paired with the wide-range 11-36T cassette out back should offer more than enough scope for most folks but should you find yourself wanting for more we've handily included a direct-mount front derailleur adaptor for an affordable and easy way to add an extra chainring up front.