#79 Dave Hemming's Fat Chance Yo Eddys
Mountain Biking UK|April 2017

The resurrection of an iconic rig, owned and ridden by a legend of the ’90s mountain bike scene.

It’s crazy to see how far things have come since the early ’90s. At that time, racing downhill on a hardtail with a 90mm stem and the seat up your arse was just what people did. While the technology seems primitive now, bike companies more than made up for it when it came to anodising! With its ‘aquafade’ paintjob, metallic blue parts and punk graphics, old-school UK racer Dave Hemming’s original Fat Chance Yo Eddy oozes retro cool.

The Yo Eddy came into being in 1989, as the brainchild of esteemed US frame builder Chris Chance. In those days, everyone was making fast bikes for clean-cut racer types. Chris wanted to do something a bit different, something that summed up what riding was all about to him – having fun and not taking it too seriously. Everything about the Yo Eddy emanated an off-the-wall vibe, from the colours and graphics to the hand drawn magazine adverts. Not only was the craftsmanship and detailing second to none but the handling was bang on the money too.

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