find your FATWHEELS
To find the right set of FATWHEELS you must know the size of your bike and the weight of your rider.
STANDARD Bikes & riders Guide
about fat tire bikes
Fat tire bikes sit higher off the ground than typical bikes so you need to measure your bike's rear height from the ground to the center of the bike's rear axle nut and choose the appropriate kit.
Small FATWHEELS: Rear Axle Height Range (7 1/4 - 10 1/2")
Large FATWHEELS: Rear Axle Height Range: (11 3/4 - 15")
what are the best bikes for FATWHEELS?
We get this question all the time. Although we do not endorse any particular bike brand, here are a few features that are great for your rider and make installing FATWHEELS a breeze!
Rear axle thread extend 3/16" past nut
Allows for easy installation of brackets with no need for axle extenders
Straight Chain Stay
Standard hard tail bike frame works best
Step Thru Frame
Makes mounting & dismounting easy for your rider
Multi-speed bikes with derailleurs
All FATWHEELS products are designed to accommodate bikes with derailleurs
Bikes with active rear suspension
FATWHEELS will not work on bicycles with active rear suspension.
Bikes with quick release hubs
The Small & Large FATWHEELS cannot be used on a bike with quick release hubs - they require a solid rear axle.
The Adult FATWHEELS are designed differently and can be used on bicycles with quick release hubs.
FATWHEELS will not work with folding bikes.
Tandem bikes & tag-a-longs
We do not recommend that FATWHEELS bikes be used with tandems or tag-a-longs. They are designed to be used by a single rider on one bike.
We do not recommend that FATWHEELS be used with electric bikes. Our kits are not designed for higher speeds.