I bought a fat bike but couldn't fit
it on the existing parts of my roof rack. A standard mountain
bike has a 100 mm wide front hub while a fat bike has a 135 mm hub in
front. So what to do?
So we had a talk with the guys at the shop and came up with these parts
below. They're even nicer than the original parts as these parts
are made of stainless steel and won't corrode in the winter salt.
I've had one mount where the quick release corroded inside the adapter
and it tooks a month of soaking in penetrating oil, pounding, and lots
of heat to finally get it out. So now I can mount my fat bike in
my standard roof rack. Even made a few extra ones in stainless
steel that are 100 mm wide.
If you're interested, we have a few extra 135 mm. fat bike adapters for
sale. For more information, contact me at
This shows the original version, my 100 mm.
version in the middle, and the bottom is the fat bike adapter.
Below is pictured a fat bike. They can be used in all conditions
but they are most useful in snowy conditions. The wide, low
pressure tires can function in a lot of conditions where you would have
to give up with regular mountain bike tires. The tires are bigger
and the frames, hubs, and bottom brackets are also wider.