The Xtreme Fat Tire Bike Team has recently partnered with the Miss GEICO Racing Team. The newly formed team complements both the ingenuity of the Xtreme Fat Tire Bike Design with the renown safety and quality standards of Miss GEICO Boat Racing.
Together they look forward to establishing a market foothold on the unlimited sporting potential of electric bikes, compact folding bikes for the mariner industry as well as racing components for extreme bike racing.
Thomas E Coghill Sr., Managing Member:
Thomas E. Coghill, Sr. graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1954 and has owned and operated several diverse businesses. From 1965 to 1973, he was a stockbroker and investment advisor.
In 1973, he formed his own commercial real estate company. He has been involved in the sale and/or ownership of almost $300 million dollars of successful rental apartment projects since that time. He has been involved in the ownership and development of revolutionary fat tire bicycles since 2008. Tom Coghill has ridden in or promoted charity bicycle rides and has personally raised in excess of $250,000 for various charities including diabetes, cancer, hospice services and leukemia and lymphoma.
During the Holiday Season of 2016, Mr. Coghill donated over $5000 in Fat Tire Children's Bikes to a selected group of children with special needs. He continues his charity work through his innovative business investments along with his recent partnership with the Miss Geico Race Team.
Position: Partner / Driver Marc Granet, Driver, pilots Miss GEICO, the fastest offshore racing catamaran in the world and is an eight time World Champion. Like most offshore powerboat racers, he started in a v-bottom performance boat until a friend took him for a ride in a catamaran boat. "We hit about 90 mph and that was it for me and v-bottoms," Granet recalled. Marc spent several years in the American Power Boat Association/Super Boat International racing circuit earning the respect of his competitors before Miss GEICO came calling in 2004. Soon, Granet found himself settled into the cockpit of Miss GEICO whose turbine engines cranked out 3700 horsepower and the boat reached speeds unheard of in the sport of offshore racing. With Miss GEICO, Granet and Throttleman, Scott Begovich, hold numerous speed records and world titles. In 2016 Granet and Begovich look forward to steering Miss GEICO to winning another National title in Clearwater and the coveted World Title in Key West. Competition from all over the world will be tough and Miss GEICO looks forward to the challenge.
Position: Partner / Crew Chief World renowned master rigger, Gary Stray, joined the Miss GEICO team in 2009 and made an immediate impact in helping guide the team to another convincing World Championship victory. Gary began his career in the racing business in Southampton, England in 1988 with Cougar Marine. In 1994 he signed on with the Victory Team of Dubai rising to the head of Research & Development and ten world titles later, he set up his own rigging company in the United States. Gary established Supercat Rigging, Inc. in 2001 and his boats have won multiple championships and set numerous speed records. He has also created some of the most prestigious pleasure craft in the world today such as Speed Racer, Batman, Mercedes, Ferrari and Corvette. Miss GEICO was in the right place and time to land Gary Stray. "Each year we have to continue to improve because our competitors are introducing newer lighter boats with greater horsepower in an effort to take away our World crown and we simply will not allow it to happen."
Partner / Managing Member Scott Colton is the Managing Member of the Miss GEICO Race Team. Scott is a Floridian and former All American swimmer. With his law and MBA degrees from the University of Florida, Scott brings over twenty five years of legal and business experience to the Miss GEICO Racing Team.
Scott Colton has been involved with all the team's affairs since the inception of Miss GEICO Racing and focuses his attention on the technical, legal, and financial side of the business making sure that all of the trucks, trailers, and fleet of boats are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws; scheduling and coordinating the movement of the equipment and people to the Boat Shows, Boat Races, Air Shows, and charitable events while handling the finances so that the employees, independent contractors, and sponsors remain pleased with Miss GEICO Racing. He also never fails to remind Marc and Scotty to be safe and careful while they are out on the race boat. "We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful sponsor in GEICO and we spend our time focusing on safety, professionalism, winning titles, and promoting our sponsor to the best of our abilities."
The Xtreme Fat Tire bike frame with its newly designed wheel system, we have now resolved and patented (#61/962,906) the balance of the issues with Fat Tire Bicycle.
Most manufacturers of Fat Tire Bikes took a standard bicycle design and tried to adapt it to fit a Large Tire and Rims. This system does not work for many reasons:
As you widen the BB and Crank Arm distance to get wider wheels, you impact the riders Q Factor and therefore his efficiency and ability to adequately cross train between different types of bicycles.
The Fat Tire Industry’s Bike Design forces them to continue to widen the BB width as the wheels and tires get bigger. By taking the Chain Stay or Bottom Rear Fork out of the equation, as shown, the whole system is out of a 220 mm rotation around the BB.
This system allows my current Wheel / Tire System to work more efficiently with no future extensions on the BB. It also allows all existing Fat Tire BB / Crank Systems to work on this frame. In addition, this system will allow an even wider tire up to 6”+. Plus, it also works with our newly designed 29er wheel system.
This patented system can also be used to create a Full Suspension Fat Tire Bicycle. This system creates less rotational mass, better rotational speed, and maximizes the bike and the bike rider’s co-existence with high efficiency, with out affecting their cross training between different types of bikes: (Road, Trail, Mountain, and Time Trial).
We have completely changed what every other fat tire bike manufacturer is doing. Others fat tire wheel set designs allow the tires width to dictate the tires height, where current tires are approximately 110 to 120 mm wide and 100 mm+ in height.
This causes two issues:
First, it causes extra weight is the tire giving you additional mass to rotate.
Second, it gives you a large tire tread radius which forces you to deflate the tire to get a maximum foot print for soft terrain like sand, mud and snow, and is not as stable of a foot print for downhill racing.
By shortening the tire side walls it changes the tread radius and gives you the same foot print other tires achieve by deflating the tire. This tire gets fully inflated and now you have much less, 2” less, of side wall on each side, better rotational mass, and a much larger foot print, and a tire which is much has more stability. We have not only redesigned the 26" wheel system to make it almost 2 lbs lighter then any other system available, but we have also designed are 29er rim and wheel system creating the lightest system with the largest circumference.
By taking the 29ers' concept, and making the rims 25.2” OD Diameter, you have the same OD of the whole tire system as the existing tires have, (even about ½” more), and much less mass. The results achieving is the same distance traveled, (if not more) per rotation as the tire is ¼” to ½” taller. The last issue is that all the currently designed holed/lighter rims are not symmetrical , they all have holes missing on the top and bottom on these rims, this will cause issues with rotation as speeds are increased , like downhill racing . We have taken that issue and resolved that as well. These changes solve the issues faced with the Fat Tire Wheel System. This design is patented by our company and now has acheived world record status.
PLUS, Surly's new Knard 29er tire fits on our patented rims to create a wheel system that is lighter than any 100mm 26" Tire on the Market!