9:ZERO:7 Bikes is bringing two new models in for the 2017 season. The Tundra is an all-rounder fat bike built for anything you can throw at it, while the Squall is a 24” fat bike so your kids can join in on the fun, too.
The 9:ZERO:7 Squall was designed for all the young rippers out there. It’s built around a 24×4.0” fat tire using 177×12 and 135×15 thru axles. It will be offered in two colors as well as two different builds, starting with the Squall NX retailing at $1999.
At first thought, this might seem like a lot for a kid’s bike, but compared to a season of hockey or alpine skiing, it’s pretty reasonable. Especially considering it should last well beyond the first kid to make for a great hand me down. And this isn’t just another kids bike that’s going to weigh twice as much as the kid. This is a high-performance youth bike with quality parts built to last and hold up to kids abuse.
For summer use, the Squall can accommodate either a 26×3.0” tire or all the way up to a 27.5×3.0”. This new edition to the 9:ZERO:7 family should fit young riders between 4’ all the way up to 5’ tall.
Meanwhile, the new Tundra is based off the bike maker’s original Whiteout AL, but with a number of advancements. Tops on that list is a move to shorter chainstays, going away from the 467mm chainstay that 9:ZERO:7 used for so long, and updating to a more playful 450mm length.
When fat bikes were first developed for riding on snow, a longer chainstay was necessary to get traction in softer conditions. Since then, ultra-wide tires have made many advancements and gained grip, allowing for a shorter more responsive chainstay to be used without the loss of soft condition control.
The Tundra also sheds 300 grams from its predecessor, bringing the $2399 stock build down to 27.5 pounds. The carbon fork for the Tundra uses a 150×15 front hub, making the swap to a suspension fork a breeze. The rear sticks with the 197×12 giving the bike plenty of tire and chain clearance. Other features include stealth dropper routing and anything mounts on the top tube for a bolt on bag or extra bottle cage.
For more info please visit www.907bikes.com.