Fat bikes have been really popular in recent years, and with good reason! You couldn’t get enough of our Voodoo Wazoo fat bike, and it was pretty clear that big tyres can mean big fun.

But what happens if you take a more conventional mountain bike and redesign it for fatter tyres? These ‘plus’ models sit between ‘normal’ mountain bikes and fat bikes, so you can still have a blast on fatter tyres while having a more normal feeling mountain bike to ride.

The Carrera Vendetta 27.5+ mountain bike is one of our newest models – read on to find out more about the bike and how sometimes, bigger is better.

More rubber

In case you hadn’t guessed, putting fatter tyres on a mountain bike means that there’s a bigger contact patch – that’s more rubber touching the floor under you. This in turn means more grip over loose surfaces and rough ground, and more confidence to attack the trails!

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More squish

A bigger tyre also has more air in it, or at least a bigger volume of air. With a bigger volume tyre, you can run lower pressures. All this adds up to a tyre that adds more suspension to the bike for a more comfortable and stable ride over rough ground and obstacles. It also means that the tyre can conform more to the surface under it, giving you even more grip and making the bike even more sure-footed.

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More roll

Finally, a bigger tyre is taller. This means that a 27.5+ wheel with a big tyre is actually about the same size as a 29er wheel with a normal tyre. This gives you the benefits of better rolling over bumps, and a bike that holds its momentum really well. Because of this, 27.5+ bikes feel fast, so you can make the most of all that extra grip and confidence out on the trail!

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The Carrera Vendetta

To make the most of the new 27.5+ platform, we designed the Carrera Vendetta with a lightweight and nimble alloy frame with plenty of room for the big wheels, with space for mud clearance too. A 100mm Suntour suspension fork provides plenty of compliance when combined with the big 2.8” tyres.

To make sure you can explore all the new trails that the big tyres open up, we’ve added 24-speed SRAM gears and Tektro disc brakes. That way, the only limit is your ability… or bravery!

So what are you waiting for? Click here to take a look at the Carrera Vendetta, or head over to our range of mountain bikes and take a look at what else we have on offer.

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  1. With a bigger volume tyre, you can run lower pressures. All this adds up to a tyre that adds more suspension to the bike for a more comfortable and stable ride over rough ground and obstacles. It also means that the tyre can conform more to the surface under it, giving you even more grip and making the bike even more sure-footed.

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  2. Bigger tyre giving you the ability to run lower pressure giving you a bigger ground contact helping you get better grip, so you can go faster 🙂

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  3. Bigger tyres mean lower pressure giving you a bigger ground contact helping you to get a better grip so that you can go faster

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  4. Bought one, the web weight says 16.9kg, when I weighed mine it was 15.8kg, but i did use Xt pedals. Its heavy but great in the mud with 18-19 psi, a slog on a 5hr ride though. I had to go to 30 psi after 4.3hrs to get me home.. Forks and Crank are suntour, so may change them.
    But awesome grip and with low PSI you dont need suspension. BB was creaking from new so had to be changed. Halfords need to buy decent BB as they have issues. If it creakes get it changed. They did mine on warranty. its £2159 cheaper than my mates specialised! lol
    and works fine..

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