Fatlab Components & Cycles is a brand founded by riders for riders. We are based in Taichung, Taiwan and have over 7 years of experience in developing fat bike- and semi fat bike (plus bike) related products and over 25 years of experience in the bike industry, both with leading brands and direct-sellers. We have done twenty-niners since the beginning (as early as 2001 when our founder designed Nishiki’s Bigfoot hardtail and full suspension bike line) and also have been at the birth of some of the first carbon production 29r and 650B frames (Saso MB3 and MB4/KHS). These frames where designed by Dutchman and bicycle industry veteran Marvin Besselink.
About Marvin Besselink:
As the company’s CEO, Marvin lives and works in Taiwan all year-round in order to make sure products are designed and manufactured to the correct quality standards. Working and living in Taiwan allows him to be in direct contact with all vendors and control the production process of all components and frames from design to sample production and tooling processes into finished products. Marvin started out his career in a bike shop as a sales and purchasing manager. From there he worked for several bike brands in purchasing and product development positions before moving to Taiwan to start his own company.
From an early age, Marvin has always had a fascination for bikes and motorcycles and their technology and started racing BMX, Cyclocross & Road-bikes with Mountain-biking as his main focus. Marvin raced several Grundig world cup seasons as an XC racer and was active in major European and Benelux races before moving into the bike industry permanently.
Fatlab Components & Cycles was founded in 2014 after having created many parts and frames for other brands which still are loyal customers. We saw the need to develop our own brand to improve access to great fat bike and semi-fat bike (plus bike) products for all of our customers: distributors, shops, and end-consumers alike.
Our brand philosophy:
At Fatlab Cycles & Components we are all about making great fat- & plus bike related products that are affordable and offer great features to improve your ride.
We produce some of the lightest and easiest to convert to Tubeless rims in 55, 80 and 100mm width’s that come in 26, 27.5 and 29″ wheel diameters and are made from double extruded 6061T6 alloy . We produce hubs in 110-135-148-150-170-177-190 and 197mm axle widths with all end caps conversions for regular QR or thru axle available. You can choose to either buy complete wheels or specific components like our modular crankset or our upside down suspension forks that can be used for FAT, plus or Boost and gravel frames.
We are your one stop shop for all things Fat and semi Fat (plus).
On the semi Fat side (27.5/29 x 2.8-3.25) we offer a full line of hard-tail frames made of Titanium, Carbon and Alloy, a 120 and 150mm travel plus full-suspension frame and all of these frames can be ordered as a frame only (except full suspension), frame/fork combo, rolling frame (RFR) or RFR+build kit=complete bike so you can choose whatever you need to build a great bike.
We offer complete bikes in the fat- and plus-bike range with Box Components drivetrains and Magura brake systems. Gravel and Road are offered as frame fork kits or as a rolling frame kit only.
Our sales philosophy:
Fatlab Cycles & Components wants as many people to ride its great products as possible. This is why we sell to distributors, dealer-direct and consumer direct. We have a strict policy for that which means that if we have a distributor or dealer in a country all aftermarket sales go through that distributor or dealer if they have the product in stock. If they do not have the product in stock we will deliver through the distributor or dealer or to you direct from our Taiwan warehouse. Direct to end consumer sales are available through our online platform www.bikelabshop.com and on products over USD 500 we pay shipping to you wherever you live!
In order to check for a distributor or dealer near you visit our “where to buy” section. If you can’t find one close enough contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org