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
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
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.