Sunday, 24 May 2015

2016 Spherik Fatbikes | First Look


In my quest for all things fat I found a Canadian fatbike manufacturer located in Quebec that seems to have some interesting things happening.

The company is named Spherik and they have been in the fatbike business for several years. They have relatively large following in Quebec and for the 2016 model year its my understanding they are branching out into Atlantic Canada, Ontario and B.C. For 2016 they have five models: SF1, SF2, SF4, SF6 and SF8

What immediately struck me about the SF is that they resemble the Norco Bigfoot or the Norco Bigfoot resembles the SF, either way there are aesthetic similarities. There are also some similarities in the models: steel fork (SF2 & Bigfoot 6.3), aluminum fork (SF4 & Bigfoot 6.2), and carbon fork (SF6 & Bigfoot 6.1). And that is where the Spherik and Norco part ways.

In general the SFs have:

  • 190mm rear hub
  • 4.7 inch tire (Vee Bulldozers)
  • 90mm or 100 mm rim
  • Aluminum Hydro shape tube
  • 1 x 9 or 1 x 10
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.



This is something new in the kids fatbike market as it sports a 26” wheel and a real fatbike tire. It has been designed to fit the mini-fatbiker for a much longer period of time and also gives much better stability and traction in the winter as compared to a 24” bike. It will fit kids between 9 to 14 years old and is also a great choice for those 5’ and under.

Retail for $1399.99

























Adult entry level with decent components.

Retail for $1599.99



Aluminum fork, 15mm thru axle and weighing in at 30 lbs.

Retail for $1999.99



Carbon fork and Race Face components.  Weight 28.5 lbs.

Retail for $2749.99


Carbon rims and and Race Face components.

Retail for $4749.99


In addition to the bikes Spherik also carries a number of accessories that include: pogies, frame bag and carbide studs for fatbike tires.

For additional information go check out their website, like them on Facebook and go to your LBS and swing a leg over one.  I can't wait to see one in person.



8 comments:

  1. I would to like there are some similarities in the products: steel fork , lightweight aluminum fork , in addition to carbon fork . That is where the Spherik and Norco aspect ways and view .

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    1. I have recently seen the bikes in person and they are not as similar to Norcos as I originally thought. Stay tuned for an upcoming review.

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  2. Many experts have designed to fit the mini-fatbiker for a much longer stretch of time and also gives much greater stability and traction in the winter as compared with a 24” bike. It will fit kids involving 9 to 14 years old which is a great choice for those people 5’ and under.

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  4. Just picked up an SF4 and I am very impressed with the build quality. Took it for a road test for 20km, and it felt better on the gravel shoulder than on the tarmac. The smile never left my face.

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  5. They do have a nice line-up of fatbikes. The SF4 does ride really well. Have fun :-)

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