Alpha Fat Bike Charcoal
Alpha Fat Bike Charcoal
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Stay in charge with the Alpha FAT Bike. Built tough with huge tyres to tackle the toughest terrain. Mud, snow, sand - ride it all.
The Reid Alpha is part of our performance Fat Bike range. It runs huge 4.0” tyres for amazing grip and the ability to traverse terrain that regular mountain bikes can’t even dream of attempting. If you want to explore new trails, rugged terrain and a riding experience like no other – the Reid Alpha will take you there.
The Alpha features a performance MTB bike geometry and is built around a stiff and lightweight Hydroformed 6061 Alloy Fat Bike Frame with steel fork. With an aggressive trail geometry and performance components, this Fat Bike is built to be ridden hard over all terrain from deep sand, sticky mud and snow. Get the full Fat Bike experience at an unbeatable price.
This Fat Bike benefits from an upgraded lightweight alloy Lasco crankset, newly improved disc brakes and an upgraded Shimano 7-speed shifter and gearing. The 26x4.0 tyres leave a commanding footprint that can run as low as 10PSI to help you roll over anything on your way to the top!
- Huge 26 X 4.0 Tyres to tackle terrain you wouldn’t even attempt on any other bike
- Lightweight alloy frame with aggressive trail geometry
- Shimano 7-Speed thumb operated shift gearing to keep you moving when the going gets tough
- Shimano Tourney Shifters and Derailleurs
- Powerful mechanical disc brakes for sure control in all conditions
|Wheelset / Rim||3/8\|
|Tyres||26\ x 4.0 mtb black|
|Freewheel / Cassette||Shimano 7-speed freewheel (14t-28t)|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano ardty300d|
|Shifters||Shimano tourney rs35-7r revoshift|
|Bottom Bracket||Neco b910 sealed bearing|
|Brake Lever||Promax alloy|
|Pedals||Nylon platform 9/16\|
|Grips||Black mtb 125mm|
|Seatpost||Alloy 27.2mm micro adjust 300mm|
|Top tube length||615||630||645|
|Seat tube length||427||478||528|
|Head tube length||121||121||132|
|Seat tube angle||65||65||65|
|Head tube angle||70||70||70|
|Full fork length||446||446||446|
Our Alpha Fat Bike Charcoal includes the industry-leading Reid Warranty: lifetime on frame and rigid forks, 2 years on non-consumable parts and a free first service to get you going. Test ride in-store or shop online to enjoy a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.
Click and Collect
Buy online and collect in-store from our Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth stores fully assembled by our bike mechanics and ready to ride.
Be advised that your chosen store will phone you within 24 hours of ordering to confirm a collection date based on your availability, the location of stock and your chosen collection store.
Our bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require basic assembly, like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Check out our Assembly Videos that give instructions on how to do this.
Buy One, Plant One
Since January 2020 we have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to donate enough money to pay a local person a fair wage to grow, plant and guard to maturity 1 native tree for every bike we sell.
We've now planted more than 200,000 trees and counting.
- SMSimon M.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44How often you ride EverydayReasons you ride Commuting, Fitness, Fun, Outdoors, Easy parkingRated 4 out of 5 stars2 months agoA good entry level fat tire bike, but room for improvements
The Alpha is a good entry level fat tire bike. It's not too heavy, frame and bar are aluminium. It's already a non threaded headset. The wheelset is fine, it is properly trued and the tires are good.
However, there's still room for improvements which wouldn't add much costs at production
- the axle bearings had far too much tension on my bike, which limits the lifespan of the bearings and slows the bike down
- the headset tension bolt had been tightened far too much (normally it's just 3 Nm)
- the bottom bracket was mounted without any grease in the thread. If this is not corrected it will corrode into the frame over time and the frame can suffer damage if it has to be removed if it's worn one day
- the gearing is unnecessary high. It's clear we will not see a 1 x 12 shifting in this price class, but the smallest gear is already too big to use it properly as a beach bike or at smaller hills. A smaller front chain ring would be a relatively production cost neutral solution, or a 14-34 mega range freewheel cassette (the original freewheel cassette is 14-28, but already Shimano). I retrofitted mine with the mega range cassette. The Tourney derailleur works fine, even if it's the entry level group set.
The original gearing would make sense on a road bike, but not on a fat tire bike which is never ridden that fast.
- the brakes leave a lot room for improvements. It's clear we will not see a hydraulic disc brake from stock in this price class, but the JAK mechanical disc…Value for moneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Component qualityRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- MMickVerified ReviewerI do not recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44How often you ride RegularlyReasons you ride Fun, Commuting, Fitness, Health, OutdoorsRated 2 out of 5 stars3 months agoIt was great while it lasted. Unfortunately build quality of some components are lacking.
I have had this bike for a year now and for the most part, I absolutely love it. The gearing isn't great for fat tyres (smaller 32t chain ring and 34t freehweel fixes this), . Unfortunately I'm on my second set of forks and they failed hard on the weekend.
The first forks arrived with a rusty steer tube (inner and outer), so REID provided great service and sent me a new set as soon as they could. They were slightly different looking, but the same colour and the right size...
I feel like I'm too old to recklessly jump a bike, but I do like to take this out to the local bush (often to take doggo for a walk).. I lifted the wheel slightly to get over a log and the fork taco'd. There were no signs leading up to that point that the fork was compromised, it just folded. 2 days later I'm sitting here feeling I have just been hit by a truck, missing my bike. This failure destroyed my brand new quad lock phone mount that I was trying out (phones good), and my hub axel, bearings and QR skewer.
This bike might be alright for a beach cruiser, but I can't in good faith recommend it for light trail riding unless you replace the fork with something a bit more substantial (I'm going chromoly).Value for moneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Component qualityRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5RCReid Cycles2 months ago
Unfortunately, it is evident from the photos that you made some home conversion to make this bike electric. This violates our warranty policy, and likely contributed to this accident.
I'm really sorry to hear you came off your bike. If you would like some assistance sourcing spare parts we'll be more than happy to help. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com
- JSJoel S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 25 - 34How often you ride RegularlyReasons you ride Family, Fitness, Save money, Outdoors, HealthRated 4 out of 5 stars20 hours agoAmazing
My only issue is the brakes are a pain to adjustValue for moneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Component qualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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