Our friends from up north, Rocky Mountain, recently let us know they’ve added a new fat bike weapon to the company’s arsenal. The Suzi Q, as it’s called, is a fat bike with…as the name hints…a narrower Q-factor and other notable features in an effort to deliver a more comfortable and efficient fat bike than what’s currently available.
Designed for riders who want a more maneuverable whip for fat bike XC riding and racing, the carbon fiber (or aluminum) Suzi Q achieves higher agility thanks to super short chainstays and a lengthened reach. The leaner Q-factor comes in at 192mm, which is 20mm skinnier than most other fat bikes. This adds to its comfort since it delivers a more natural feel – it won’t seem like you’re straddling a barrel while pedaling.
The Suzi Q is designed around 27.5″ wheels, and will fit up to 4.2″ tires with plenty of clearance. Other notable features include:
- Integrated chainstay protector and downtube protector.
- Di2 electronics-compatible with internal stealth battery port.
- Suspension compatible. A 100mm Bluto at 20% sag maintains the ideal stock geometry.
- Two bottle cages on the fork, plus two in the front triangle.
- Internal cable housing
We expect to get a Suzi Q in for a full review in the near future, and we’ll keep you posted on when that happens. Until then, here’s Rocky Mountain’s official statement on its newest fat bike:
“The new Suzi Q challenges the narrative of slow, plodding fat bikes. Its lightweight carbon frame and narrow Q-factor are more efficient and comfortable than traditional fat bikes, perfect for everything from local singletrack loops to fat bike racing. Short chainstays and extended reach make for a stable and balanced ride that still feels agile.”
And here’s a geometry chart for you!
Photos by Margus Riga.