- - Fat Chance Reprises the "Slim Chance" with Limited Edition Collection

Fat Chance Reprises the “Slim Chance” with Limited Edition Collection


Fat Chance has reprised its famous Slim Chance road bike with a limited edition collection made from non-other than the workhorse of steel – True Temper.

The original Slim Chance was introduced 25 years ago by Chris Chance, marking one of the first high-end, TIG-welded, production steel road bikes that was built in America.

The new Slim Chance carries on that tradition by still being hand-built in America, using the same proven geometry of its predecessor. In addition, the collection is being offered in four 4 new color ways and paint fade schemes.

Fat Chance says its now taking pre-orders with a decline of November 15th, with lucky new owners receiving their bikes in late January 2017.

The retail price for the Slim Chance frameset is $2395.


more from Fat Chance…

Slim Chance x True Temper Ltd Edition

Chris Chance cut his frame building teeth making custom road frames way back in 1977, over the years he learned a thing or two about making the perfect road frame. By 1991, Chris took everything he’d learned from making mountain bikes at Fat City and applied it to a new generation of road bike.

The result was the original Slim Chance which set a new benchmark for steel road bikes as one of the very first production TIG welded road frames.

To celebrate the long partnership with True Temper that lead to many of Fat City’s best known bikes including the Slim, Yo Eddy and Wicked we bring you this limited edition True Temper version of the Slim Chance. With True Temper sadly exiting the bike business in the near future this could be your last opportunity to own a Slim Chance made out of the finest OX Platinum USA made steel tubing!

Here’s the essentials on the new Slim Chance x True Temper Ltd Edition:

  • Handmade, designed, welded & painted in the USA using American made True Temper OX Platinum tubing.
  • Available as a frame, fork and Chris King headset package for $2395.
  • Classic 1-1/8″ (36mm) head tube only.
  • Choice of 2 fork options; Yo Road Steel or ENVE 2.0 non tapered 1-1/8″ fork.
  • Painted ENVE stem option for $280.
  • Painted Silca Impero Pump option for $190.
  • Choice of mechanical or electronic shifting (Di2 and eTap) options at no extra charge.
  • 4 solid colors inspired some of our favorite Slim’s from the past; Blue, Pearl White, Pale Yellow and Red.
  • 4 brand new, limited edition fade color schemes inspired by some of our favorite 90’s frames.
  • Add the matching race kit here.

Pre Order Timeline:

  • Pre Order window is open until November 15th.
  • Place your order with a 50% deposit here on our website, hit us up by email if you have any questions at all.
  • Select your size, color and additional options including build kits (these can be added at a later date too).
  • Frames / complete bikes will be shipped before the end of January 2017


Slim Chance

Leave a reply
Share on