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New Arctodus fat bike from Otso Cycles devours the biggest tires, keeps q-factor in check

New Arctodus fat bike from Otso Cycles devours the biggest tires, keeps q-factor in check

It’s now been six years since Otso Cycles spun out of Wolf Tooth Components , introducing the Voytek fat bike to the world in the…

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It’s now been six years since Otso Cycles spun out of Wolf Tooth Components , introducing the Voytek fat bike to the world in the process. In our opinion, that Voytek is still one of the best fat bikes you can buy , but it hasn’t stopped Otso from thinking about what comes next. From one legendary bear to another, the Arctodus gets its name from the Ice Age monster that was supposedly the largest bear to ever walk the earth.

That’s fitting since the Actodus fat bike is meant to roll the biggest fat bike tires currently available… All photos c. Otso Cycles Starting with a chromoly steel frame, it’s clear that the Arctodus is built for slightly different adventures than the carbon fiber Voytek. Designed specifically for maximum stability & flotation with backcountry-worthy durability, the Actodus is meant to stand alongside the Voytek – not replace it.

It’s no big surprise that the frame continues the use of Otso’s excellent Tuning Chip dropout system. Given the wide variety of tire and wheel sizes the Arctodus is built for, the ability to adjust the wheel base by 20mm, BB height by 4mm, and the head tube angle by +/-0.5º will be a welcomed touch. Geometry

Up front, the Arctodus is suspension corrected for a 120mm fork with a 68.5º head tube angle and 485mm axle to crown. Want it slacker or steeper? The head tube is designed to work with the Wolf Tooth GeoShift Angle Headsets which can change the […]

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