New True Temper Slim Chance from Fat Chance

Potentially the last chance to order a True Temper made frame

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Fat Chance maybe best associated with the glory days of rigid mountain bikes, but his first love was road biking.

Fat Chance may be best known for rigid mountain bikes, but the company’s first love was road biking.

Chris Chance is best known for building mountain bikes, but he began his frame building career in 1977, creating custom lugged road bikes. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that Chance shifted his focus and started Fat Chance and Fat City Cycles.

With True Temper closing down their cycling unit, this maybe your last opportunity to buy a Slim Chance.

With True Temper closing down their cycling unit, this may be your last opportunity to buy a Slim Chance.

Chance’s love affair with road bikes never ended and in 1991 he released the Slim Chance. To celebrate that bike’s 25th anniversary, Chance is releasing a special limited edition batch. These new frames will share the same geometry as the original models and are built using True Temper OX platinum tubing.

True Temper stopped taking orders from cycling customers earlier this year and are poised to exit the market entirely by next March. So if you’ve always wanted a True Temper frame, this might be one of your last opportunities.

Each order comes with a litany of options for customization, including headset, fork, pump, and color choices.

Each order comes with a litany of customization options, including headset, fork, pump, and color.

The new frames are available for preorder until November 15th and will begin shipping late January. A 50% down payment is required. Prices range from $1197 to 1432 depending on options. And there are a lot of options.

The Slim Chance is available in four solids and for fades.

The Slim Chance is available in four solid and four fade color schemes.

The most difficult choice will probably be color. The Slim Chance will be available in four solids and four stunning fades. Next up, headset color. Each frame ships with a 1 1/8th Chris King headset in one of five anodized options.

While the solid color schemes are nice, how can you pass up the chance to purchase one of these amazing fades?

While the solid color schemes are nice, how can you pass up the chance to purchase one of these amazing fades?

After you’ve chosen paint scheme, it’s time to deliberate over fork options. The Slim Chance is offered with either a Yo Steel segmented fork or a carbon ENVE 2.0. If you’ve made it this far in the ordering process, you can decide if a matching Silca Impero frame pump and ENVE stem are a necessity. In our opinion, if you purchase a fade (which is really the only option), the answer is a resounding yes.

For more info, visit fatchance.bike.

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