All Wheel Drive Fat Bike! Buy one of the world’s first AWD Fat Bikes and help fund Kate Leeming’s cycling expedition across Antarctica
CHRISTINI AWD mountain bikes were first introduced back in 2001 with production AWD hardtail and full suspension models. The company partnered with a few small builders and some of the big guys too to make a unique, all purpose, trail bike that could go through just about anything. The company grew and then moved into AWD motorcycle production which put the bikes on the back burner while AWD motos went into production.
Fast forward to 2013 and Kate Leeming entered the picture. Kate called me to see if it was possible to build her a custom All Wheel Drive Fat Bike to help her with an expedition across Antarctica via the South Pole. We decided to jump right in and build her a custom bike using some of the parts we still had around from the bike days. So we came up with a 4″ Fat version with a split frame design. And sure enough…. the bike was a hit!
The test of the first 4″ AWD Fat Bike was so successful that we decided to build Kate the ultimate bike to make it across Antarctica. Thus the 5″ AWD Fat Bike came to life, taking some tricks from our full suspension bikes to get the wide rear tire to work with the drive shaft. Add some creative engineering with top of the line components and you have a ‘traction-packed’ AWD Fat Bike that weighs in at an incredible 32lbs!
Our goal with this campaign is not only to get some of the Fat Bike lovers on one of the coolest bikes around, but to get Kate across the Antarctic continent via the South Pole! As you can imagine, that takes a pile of snowy money, so anything you can spare to help her, will be awesome!
Thanks to everyone from Steve Christini and Kate Leeming!