Formerly known as Fatback Cycles, Corvus Cycles just released their 2022 lineup, and the Crow Pass is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch. Check it out here…
After two years of development and a brand name change, Corvus Cycles (formerly Fatback Cycles) has re-introduced titanium into their lineup. The new Corvus Crow Pass is designed to go anywhere and do anything, and is what Corvus describes as “the most versatile drop bar bike you’ve ever met.”
The Crow Pass incorporates the stiff yet supple qualities of a gravel bike with the sturdy versatility of a fat bike. It’s based around a titanium frame and a rigid carbon fork, and it can be built up with either 27.5″ wheels with fat tires or 29″ mountain bike wheels. The frame and fork are fully kitted out with mounting points for racks, cages, and bottles, including triple pack mounts on the fork legs, rear rack mounts, two triple pack mounts inside the main triangle, and an additional under the downtube. There are top tube mounts for a bolt-on top tube bag, and the drive side seatstay/top tube junction has a built-in portage handle to make it easier to lift with a frame bag on.
The Corvus Crow Pass has some nice details such as anodized graphics, a polished frame finish, and custom engraved head badge that’s exclusive to this model. They currently have one build kit listed on their website, based around a Shimano GRX 1×11 drivetrain, four-piston hydraulic brakes, a PNW Coast drop bar, your choice of carbon or alloy wheels, and either a rigid carbon seatpost or internally routed dropper post.
The Corvus Adventure Fork deserves some attention of its own. The fork has a 435mm axle-to-crown with a flip chip dropout that allows you to adjust the trail between 50 and 55mm offset. It has generous clearance for up to 29 x 3.0″ tires and it has triple pack mounts, fender mounts, and internal dynamo routing. Corvus couldn’t find a fork with the specs they wanted, so they designed and produced the fork from the ground up.
The Crow Pass comes in three different sizes and can be purchased as a frameset (frame, fork, and headset) for $2,900 USD. There are currently two different complete build options: Shimano Premium Alloy ($6,300 USD) and Shimano Premium Carbon ($6,900 USD). The alloy and carbon refers to the wheelsets, and customers can pick between 27.5+ and 29″ wheels.
Find geometry details and complete build specs at CorvusCycles.com.
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