Our friends at Bassi Bikes in Quebec, Canada, just released some details on a prototype ATB they’re working on. Check it out here…
All Terrain Bicycles, or ATBs for short, are versatile off-road fun machines that are perfect for rambling through changing terrain. If you haven’t read our ATB Manifesto yet, be sure to check that out here. When you pause to think about it, modern ATBs make fantastic bikepacking bikes due to their versatility, comfort, and capability.
We’re excited to see Bassi Bikes in Quebec enter the ATB world with their new prototype. They describe it as a “yet-to-be-named off-road oriented fun-mobile,” which sounds right to us. Bassi’s take on the ATB is based around a steel frame and fork, but it can be set up with a 130mm suspension fork as well. It has rocker-style dropouts that allow for singlespeed setups and wheelbase adjustments and is optimized for 27.5 x 3.0″ tires across all frame sizes. Modern specs include boost hub spacing, a 73mm threaded bottom bracket, and internal dropper post routing. Bassi knows touring bikes, so it’s not surprise to see rack mounts, downtube bosses, and fork leg mounts.
The ATB will be available as a frameset and in two complete build options. The Bikepacking build will have the rigid steel fork, no dropper post, 3″ tires, and a touring-friendly handlebar that Bassi is also working on. The Trail build will come with a suspension fork, dropper post, knobby tires, and riser bars. Availability is unclear at this time, and Bassi suggests they won’t be seeing them until late 2023. Stay tuned!
Find additional photos and info over at CLCycle.ca.
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