The German bike company Nicolai has released the first pictures of a fat bike equipped with a Pinion Gearbox, Gates Carbon Drive system and Carver Trans Fat fork. It´s just a prototype but the concept of using a gearbox does make sense, especially considering how shifting performance with a traditional derailleur can suffer in the ice and snow..
With a stealth routed dropper post, wide bars, and even wider tires, the Nicolai Argon Fat is ready for snow shredding.
A Carver Trans Fat fork uses an inverted design and provides 110mm of air sprung travel.
A close-up of the 18 speed Pinion Gearbox
and the Gates Carbon Drive.www.nicolai.net