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.
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!
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.
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!
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!