The Nimbus Hatchet Ultimate build is taking the amazing Hatchet and upgrading all the parts. We pulled no corners, the Ultimate build includes the behemoth 26" x 5.05" Snowshoe 2XL 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.
Please Note: Do NOT use tire levers on B.A.D. rims! Nothing else offers the same combination of easy tubeless setup, stiffness, and jaw-dropping weight savings. They're utterly fat-tastic.
For all types of wheels, a hard strike on the rim is likely to result in rim damage. At the point of impact, an aluminum rim will dent, causing the rim to be a unsafe condition that requires a rim replacement.
The HED rim supplied with the Hatchet Ultimate comes supplied with a tube, you can setup to tubeless by purchasing a tubeless valve and sealant from your local bike shop. The rims do come with the Inflatobam parts from HED for tubeless setup.
Also please note that extreme force applied to the pedals can cause the frame/wheel to flex enough that the tire may rub the frame or your leg slightly, this is considered normal due to the large size of the tire depending on the psi in the tire.
Note: Michigan Trail Tested, snowy conditions approved!
Saddle: Kris Holm Freeride (black) with front lift handle and brake mount
Seat post: Kris Holm 25.4mm Adjustable aluminum, rectangular mounting bracket, 4 hole
Seat post clamp: Nimbus (red) double quick, aluminum, 31.8mm - Click Here for Replacement
Frame: Nimbus Hatchet 26" (gray) aluminum with 42mm machined maincap bearing housings, with IS disc brake mount
Hub/axle: Nimbus ISIS drive Disc (black) 32H, all steel CrMo splindle with steel flanges,125mm center bearing to center bearing
Spokes: Sapim Race Double butted 14g/15g/14g stainless black (Disc side 270mm 3x, Non-disc side 272mm 3x) with Sapim Hexagonal red nipples
Rim: HED B.A.D. 32H, 6061 aluminum, 80mm wide, single skin tubeless ready, 630g, ERD 560mm
Rim strip: Stands Tubeless
Tube size: Surly 26" x 4.0 - 5.0", presta
Tire: Vee Rubber Snowshoe 2XL 26 x 5.05" 120 TPI
Crank arms: Nimbus Venture2 (black) 170mm - Click Here for Replacement
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: Magura MT8, 45" line (black) 180mm rotor, mineral oil
Approx. cycle weight: 16.7 lbs.