When I started mountain biking, one of the bikes I remember coveting was the Fat Chance Yo Eddy. It was a bit of a tie between the Yo Eddy and a Bontrager Hardtail, and while I never ended up as an owner of one of these rides, it started a love of hand built frames that continues to this day.
Two years ago, Chris Chance resurrected Fat Chance Bicycles, and the Yo Eddy returned. Featuring custom drawn steel tubes, modern trail geometry, disc mounts and dropper post compatibility, the modern version of the Yo Eddie features clearance for 27.5+ tires or 29″ and boost rear axle spacing.
Frames are made to order based on the design and geometry with additional options that include paint color, decals and cable routing.
At the front of the bike a 44mm headtube is utilized which allows the option of 1 1/8 or tapered steerer forks.
Chris Chance and his team have been traveling on a tour of local shops and recently stopped in Portland to showcase their latest at Velo Cult, a bike shop & bar known for its collection of vintage rides.
In addition the the Yo Eddy, the Chris Cross was also on display. The Fat Chance take on the multi-use cross slash gravel slash do-it-all road machine, the Chris Cross uitilizes a mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubes, paired with a tapered 34/44 headtube that has a rather unique aesthetic.
Fork options include a tapered Enve CX fork, TRP carbon fork with commuter friendly fender mounts or a steel Yo CX fork suitable for the rigors of bike packing.
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