I would like to thank everyone that took the time to send us an application as a tester. We were so overwhelmed with the volume that we had to assign 3 people to sift through the applications and assign a rating so that we could arrive at a smaller number. Each and every application was reviewed and ratings/weights were assigned based on level of riding, experience and location.

Our focus was always picking qualified people that could give us valuable information. Although we received applications from 15 countries and some of the applicants were more than qualified, we had to take into account where we have established distributors.

We included a Professional Wheel builder that recently relocated to Utah. He is a MTBR member. We have asked him to build all of our wheels and make them all consistent as possible. He will be able to give us valuable information on the technical side of the build and contribute as a rider in desert conditions.

For those of you that were not selected, thank you. We would like to send you one of our Atomik Carbon bottle opener as a consolation. Please send us your mailing address so we can expedite. You will also be able to purchase a set of our rims at 25% below retail from our first shipment. This is a one time offer since we will not be able to honor this once we start shipping to bike shops. You MUST let us know if you are going to take advantage of this offer by October 15th, 2014……

And …..the riders selected are:
1. Carl Fox, Australian Outback.
2. Dusty Ott, Professional Wheel builder, Utah.
3. John Lackey, Iditarod Contestant, Anchorage, Alaska.
4. John Hoffstra, Category 1 Racer, Hell of a fast rider, Michigan.
5. OEM….Top Secret, TBA..PNW.
6. Kara Oney, First female to ever finish the Rovaniemi 150 in Finland and Iditarod Contestant. Alaska.

Alternate Picks in the event one of the above cannot carry out the test:
1.Val Abapo, Michigan.
2.Derek Crowe, Yukon Alaska.
3. Samu Laine, Finland.
4. Nick Hendrickx, Belgium.

Thanks again for all of you that submitted an application, it was great to see how big Fat Bikes have become.

Wayne Lee,
Atomik Carbon