BIKE TEST / FAT CHANCE YO EDDY
WHO IS IT MADE FOR?
The Yo Eddy was designed for riders who will appreciate a
frame builder’s attention to detail. The trail-orientated geometry
and handmade steel frame will appeal to riders looking for something different from what the big-box brands have to offer. It is a
truly handmade frame welded by one of the greats in MTB history.
The options are virtually limitless with the Yo Eddy—from custom paint schemes to component spec. If you are the type of rider
who wants to have a say in all the little things, Chris Chance will
help you build your dream bike.
WHAT IS IT MADE
The bones of the Yo Eddy
are custom-drawn True Temper
steel tubing, welded and painted
right here in the United States. Chris
Chance designed the frame around
27.5- or 29-inch wheels. Our test bike
WHICH COMPONENTS STAND
came stock with the smaller wheel size. The Yo Eddy comes with
a stock geometry, but riders can tweak the fit during their initial
consultation with Chris to iron out all the details, including the
The Fat Chance uses plenty of modern technology, including
12x142 rear-axle spacing, stealth dropper routing and an oversized
44-millimeter head tube. After nailing down the fit details, riders
will receive a signed blueprint sheet in the mail with all the design
specs. Production can take up to 12 weeks, but the frame will last
a lifetime. Frame pricing starts at $1800 and
goes up from there.
Our test bike came stock with a
SRAM X01 build kit, Magura MT5
Trail brakes, and Knight Composite
wheels on DT Swiss hubs. The cockpit was provided by Thomson, along
Modern touches: The first Yo
Eddy may have come with old-school geometry. However, this
new version of the bike is ready for
some serious trail riding.