The Nimbus Hatchet builds on the amazing platform that the Oregon created, and moves it onto the next level. The frame comes with the brake installed on a new precision IS mount. The hose is also clipped in place with special red aluminium clips. The main challenge with “Fat-Uni’s” is the requirement for a super wide frame. This can make it uncomfortable to ride as it catches the riders' legs. To resolve this the Nimbus Hatchet moves the frame behind the riders legs giving maximum clearance. This also means you can run some of the largest tires on the market, which includes the Snowshoe 5.05" tire.
- This frame will hold a tire up to 26" x 5.05", 27.5" x 4", 29" x 3.0" and a 32" x 2.125.
Note: Michigan Trail Tested, Mother approved!
Saddle: Nimbus (black) with front lift handle and brake mount
Seat post: Nimbus 25.4mm x 300mm aluminum, welded rectangular mounting bracket, 4 hole
Seat post clamp: Nimbus (red) double quick, aluminum, 31.8mm
Frame: Nimbus Hatchet 26" (gray) aluminum with 42mm machined maincap bearing housings, with IS disc brake mount
Hub/axle: Nimbus ISIS drive Disc (black) 36H, hardened CrMo splindle with steel flanges,125mm center bearing to center bearing
Spokes: 14G. stainless black (Disc side 256mm 3x, Non-disc side 256mm 3x) with red nipples
Rim: Nimbus Dominator+ 36H, 80.2mm wide, single skin with cutouts, ERD 538mm
Rim strip: Vinyl rim tape, red
Tube size: Nimbus 26" x 3.0 - 5.0", schrader
Tire: Maxxis Minion FBR 26 x 4.80 , 120 TPI
Crank arms: Nimbus Venture2 (black) 170mm, ISIS splined, aluminum
Pedals: Nimbus Venture, reinforced plastic body with steel removable pins, backing plate for added durability and CrMo axle with 9/16 threads
Bearings: 22mm x 42mm x 12mm
Brake: Shimano Disc 30" line (black) 180mm rotor, mineral oil
Approx. cycle weight: 15.4 lbs.
Posted by Munimag on Jun 2nd 2016
This new Hatchet frame design is awesome. There is no way I could hit my knees on it while riding. I rode the Oregon for a couple of years and have become a huge fan of fat tired unis. The Hatchet frame solves a few of the issues that I had with the Oregon. The Hatchet frame has additional tire clearance and is also very stiff which eliminates tire rub when running a 4.8 inch tire. I also love the disk brake tab on the frame. My brake is now quiet which I was not able to achieve with the D brake adapter on the Oregon. The frame appears to be very solid and well built.
I highly recommend this uni for someone that is ready to move up to fat tire riding.