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Dream Bike: Specialized Fatboy SL

Specialized Fatboy SL

While “Fatboy SL” may seem paradoxical, this limited production model holds true to its name. With 5″ tires and a scant 24 pound weight, this ultimate fat bike from Specialized is ready to rip through all four seasons and any terrain you steer it into.

HED Big Deal rim

Delivered stock with HED carbon tubeless wheels, it rolls like a race bike. The frame is made especially for this model with weight saving anodization instead of paint and a diet sized 27.2 seat tube. Carbon adorns every flank of this steed: fork, bars, rims, cranks, seatpost…This fattie was built to roll through fresh pow at Olympic speeds.

HED Big Deal carbon fat bike rim
Carbon, tubeless, Made in the USA.
Specialized Fatboy SL Magura XX1
More carbon: Magura MT8 disc brakes and SRAM XX1 1×11 shifters on Specialized carbon flat bar.
Specialized Fatboy SL drivetrain
RACEFACE NEXT SL carbon fat bike cranks and SRAM XX1 1×11 drivetrain. Plenty of clearance for huge tires.

fact carbon

Stop drooling over pictures and come ride it for real.

Specialized Fatboy SL

Only at Stedmans.

Not local? Give us a call anyway, we’ll be happy to tell you all about the Fatboy SL and any other fat bikes!

Fresh Produce: Specialized Allez 650 Kids’ Road Bike

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

The latest offering in the classic Specialized Allez line brings the smooth efficiency of road biking to younger riders. The Allez 650 is equipped with 650c wheels and compact geometry for the aspiring rouleur.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

Frame and fork are all aluminum. The labelled size is 44cm, but features a 40cm center-to-top seat tube and a 485mm horizontal top tube measurement. Expect it to fit riders from 4’4″ to 5′. Crankarm length is 160mm. Short reach Microshift shifter/brake levers help smaller hands control the Shimano 2×8 drivetrain and Tektro calipers.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

The test rider shown is a 4’6″ ten-year-old who found it very comfortable and easy to control.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

Kids love riding bikes, but are typically burdened with heavy knobby tired mountain bikes. The Allez 650 gives them the low rolling resistance and efficient pedaling posture of an adult road bike allowing them to zoom along for miles with much less effort. Family bike tours, kids’ races, or just getting to school easier are all the domain of the Allez. You may even find yourself the one trying to keep up!

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

For additional info and specs visit the Specialized website or better yet, stop by the shop and see it in person. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

Round the Block

One of my first adventures on the Specialized Fatboy; a 20-mile circumnavigation of Block Island, RI. Absolutely convinced me that fat bikes were the door to a whole new world of riding.

Fat bike around Block Island

GPS track of the course, including ferry trip.

From the ferry in New Shoreham, I rode across the island to the breachway  at the Coast Guard station on the west side. From there, I’d stay right on the shore for the entire counter-clockwise trip.

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Sand, cobbles, seaweed…were all passable terrain for the massive tires. Although certainly challenging in spots, nearly every bit was rideable.