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Uemura 197 with bags
Uemura 197 Side Shot
Uemura 197 from below

The Uemura 197

The Uemura 197 (named after Naomi Uemura, a great Japanese explorer) is Funk’s next step to going even bigger.  This platform is designed with the explorer in mind.  Built around a 197 rear axle, the bike can take up to a 5.05 rear tire (depending on rim width). Additionally, this bike is built standard with sliders, giving the rider the ability to fine tune the chain stay lengths based on the tire / rim combination, as well as to run it single speed!  Fat biking is about breaking through the limits that mother nature can bestow on us, but the Uemura 197 is designed to meet those challenges head on.  


  • 44mm Headtube

  • 120mm English Threaded Bottom bracket

  • 30.9 mm seatpost

  • 12 x 197 TA dropouts

  • Welded water bottle bosses

  • Titanium Sliders

  • Hand-made brushed white-bronze Funk head-badge

  • Media blasted finish with brushed FUNK decals  (see example here)

  • Clearance for tires up to 5.05"″ (depending on the rim size).


  • Uemura frameset pricing: $3795

  • Complete builds start at ~$6000.  A sample build sheet can be found here.  NOTE:  Funk Cycles can work with many customer choices on the build.  Contact us for more details.


This is the standard Uemura 197 geometry chart; custom geometry is encouraged and available upon request at no additional charge.

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Uemura 197 Brace
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