We all know 'winter is coming'. Instead of watching a show about dragons and medieval conquest all winter while thrashing away on your trainer, try something different...
The Yukon 2 is Giant's take on winter-ready fat bikes. They didn't overthink it, and developed a classic and practical design that may never need upgrading. Built around an ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum frame and Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber fork, the Yukon 2 is a rugged and nimble machine that helps chase the winter blahs. Giant also looked closely at the bike's Q-factor: How far apart the pedals are. Most fat bikes require a wide distance between the pedals due to the chain needing to clear the wide tires on the way back to the rear hub, but the single-ring crankset and narrower bottom bracket (despite the 27.5x4.5" tires) allow for a more comfortable pedaling position. Heavy winter boots could be problematic, so they reshaped the Yukon's chainstays for better pedaling clearance. Even the wheelbase is adjustable by 15mm with a sliding rear dropout. Internal cable routing keeps the Yukon 2 looking clean and sleek, too. A Composite carbon fiber fork is installed into a tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube, adding an extra dose of razor-sharpness in fast turns. 12mm thru-axle hub installation front and rear adds another layer of chassis stiffness for better handling and trail feel, snow-covered or otherwise.
When snow and ice are your playground, everything you ride needs to be simple and robust. The Yukon 2 is equipped with Shimano Deore 12-speed single-ring drivetrain, boasting light weight, robust construction and a shifter that can even be used with mittens. A 10-51T Shimano cassette is paired with an alloy crankset with a direct-mount 28T chainring, bringing a huge gearing range to roller-coaster trails. Massive Maxxis Colossus 27.5x4.5" tubeless-ready tires are wrapped around a tubeless-ready alloy FB27.5 wheelset for incredible traction in all conditions. The Yukon 2's SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes are equally up to the task, adding confident stopping power, even in freezing temperatures.