Wheelies are the best trick ever, no debate.The Big Fun may not guarantee sick wheelies, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Call it a hardcore hardtail, or maybe an enduro hardtail even. Call it a big trail bike, or the perfect weekend warrior rig… all we know is that the Big Fun is the perfect hardtail rig for big pedals and big trails.
We call the Big Fun an “agressive trail” bike, not because it’s aggressive like, its mean or anything, but because this bike just keeps coming back for more. We ride the Big Fun on our local trails, but also on the sometimes mind-boggling technical Czech trails behind Dresden, but also in Sweden or Italy at the big-kid bike parks of Europe. This is our take on the trifecta known simply as “LLS”. Long. Low. Slack. We built this model around a proven geometry that’s ready to take on any trail you can throw at it, and then some. Build your bike with a 140mm fork for a solid trail rig, or mount a 160mm fork and push yourself to the limit. Big hardtails like this are truly so much fun!
The Big Fun borrows a ton of tech from our still-top-secret full suspension trail-duro bike, like a huge ZS44/ZS56 headtube, and custom drawn tubing for all the durability with none of the trail chatter.
All of this, built by hand in Saxony!
Trail Ready Geometry
Big trails, little trails. Tall trails, short trails. We here at Sour love all trails… except hiking trails, those aren’t for bikes, but rather, hikes.
The Big Fun has big geometry, all of the float, none of the bloat. With its mega-oversized headtube, long-low-slack “LLS” geometry, and patented hardtail rear end, the Big Fun is kind of just down for whatever type of trail riding you want to do!
We made the Big Fun enduro-ish ready because we knew there would be a few of you out there that would take this bike on a few enduro stages, but drop the travel down to 140mm and leave the downhill casing tires at home, and you have a well rounded big-ger trail bike geared up for long days in the mountains. With it supremely efficient pedaling platform, long alpine days are really no trouble at all!
Gussets, Post-mount, External Cables, and a Yoke
We made the Big Fun for long days, big days, small jumps, and huge ones too. All this equates to a bike that’s probably going to need some service more often that not. Mountain biking is hard no your equipement, so thankfully the Big Fun isn’t hard on your mechanic!
External cabling might not be the most fashionable thing in the world, but it does mean you can replace any and all cabling without tearing apart a headset with 20 moving parts! In fact, the only service that requires you to tear apart your headset is, well, a headset service. Magic!
Additionally, we’ve got this frame all gussetted up, yoke’d out, and double butted, so really the only thing you should be worried about breaking is a spoke… and maybe your wrist… but as magic as the Big Fun is, we can’t help you on that one!