Thar: Extreme Trekking, Adventure
From its titanium frame to the made in Germany Pinion gearbox, the Thar is built to last.
The vast Thar Desert forms a natural border between Pakistan and India’s Northwest. In this kind, of rugged desert reliable equipment is a matter of survival, and FAlab’s Thar lives up to this mantra. Skilfully welded from 3AL 2.5V titanium tubing, the frame is completely rustproof. For more precise handling, FATlab has opted for a 177x12mm thru-axle in the rear end. The bottom bracket section of the Thar is an investment-casted unit built specifically to house Pinion’s 18-speed gearbox. This marvel of German engineering has proven its worth and reliability during various long expeditions, so it’s a perfect choice for the Thar. Depending on your preference the bike comes with a traditional chain or with a carbon-reinforced belt drive. As for the fork, you get to choose from either a rigid carbon fork or an upside-down fork with 100 or 120mm of travel. Like all Fatlab Titanium frames, the Thar comes with perfectly integrated cable routing by using alloy inserts that are removable via a small screw and which base mounts are welded into the frame. The cable routing is set for Pinion housing, rear brake housing, and dropper post housing and is easy to maintain and access.
Frame weight is around 1800grs (without the Pinion gearbox) the gearbox weighs between 2.1 and 2.3 kg depending on the choice of speeds 12 or 18.
Rear-end spacing available: 177/12 Available sizes: S, M, L, XL
Available Frame Finishes: Satin or Brushed Titanium w. laser Black logos