Fatback Bikes, Muckluck, 9 Zero 7, Alaska, Mountain Bike
The Frame that changed it all
When the Fatback first arrived on the scene, snow bikes were limited to the Surly Pugsley and a few custom steel bikes. We wanted something that handled more like a bike, put the rider in a more comfortable position, accommodated wider rims, allowed for the use of a strong 29er wheelset in the summer, and came in under 4 lbs. The Fatback was created.
We began with a 165mm rear hub before creating the symmetrical 170mm rear hub, now the industry standard. Since that time, numerous other companies have jumped on board, recognizing the advantages that the symmetrical rear end fat bike offers. Fatback started it all and we continue to lead the way in high quality, innovative products like our US made aluminum frame.
Fatback Bikes is run by a handful of shop guys more interesting in riding, wrenching, and enjoying local brews than building websites and promoting products.
When we first starting selling the Fatback we knew we had the best product, but had no idea how popular it would become around the world. Our rapid growth and popularity threw us into the world of E commerce, overwhelming sales volumes, and international shipping. It’s been an adjustment, but beer, riding and the love of cycling have remained our focus.
Meet the crew
Greg Matyas Fatback Beach riding Alaska
Greg Matyaswas born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska where he has a long history of racings skis, bikes and wrestling wolves. In 2007 he opened Speedway Cycles, which caters to all aspects of the cycling community including entry level and kids bikes to top of the line mountain and road bikes. He is the mastermind behind the Fatback bike line and continues to use his vast cycling knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport to improve on the Fatback design and bring new, innovative products to the market.
Nick Brown is a Bend OR native and manages our warehouse. In his free time Nick enjoys restoring old cars and attending Cosplay Conventions.
Jason is part of our Bend OR crew. Originally from Alaska, Jason is a fulltime dead weight lifter and cat juggler by day, bike and wheel builder by night.