It’s that time of year again, no not Cyclocross (but yes it really is that time too), but it’s time to think Winter and SNOW BIKING. For the second year in a row, Moots will be offering a limited run of Moots “FROSTI” snowbikes for the fast approaching winter season. The leaves are changing and the cooler weather is just around the corner, which means the snow is not far away. Moots will be making a run of these fat-tire-cold-weather-loving-bikes in our stock sizes listed below. It’s time to commit….ride your favorite single track covered in snow or make that trip of a life time to the Northern latitudes and get hooked on super fat tires.
Some of the story:
Several years ago Moots began to experiment with snow bikes, because well, we live where snow is king for a large part of the year and we wanted to see what we could build to get around on the packed out trails that litter our town. We started by building a few of these machines for our good friend and snowbike racer Mike Curiak. From there we built a few for the inside guys here at Moots, morphing what we had learned and following what was quickly dare I say …a standardization of snow bike parts? We also built a show worthy version that made it to the North American Handbuilt Show in Portland Oregon.
Last year we offered our very first production run of this rare breed and saw a boom not only in our “local” snow bike scene, but across the country the super fat tire revolution is underway.
So if you love riding packed snow trails during the dead of winter, we are ready to make you a Moots FrosTi.
The specs of the bikes:
Retail $3975 (frame only)
–170mm rear spacing
–standard dropouts with replaceable der hanger
–single curved DT
–geo designed for Salsa Enabler rigid fork
–also suitable for 80mm 29er fork for summer use
–curved TT on 3 smallest sizes
–30.9 seat post
–160mm rotor compatible
–through guides for full housing for ders
–4 stock sizes:
16”=22” TT (all top tubes measured effective)
Custom: No, stock sizes only.
Options: 3rd h20, upper/lower eyes, colors
NOT options: YBB, Slider, Couplers
Special: Will require a direct mount front der and direct mount adaptor (Problem Solver, Salsa)
3.7 tires max
will need a 100mm bb shell crankset (Surly Mr. Whirly or e13)
Program: Orders must be placed along with $1000 non-refundable deposit through your local Moots dealer by November 1, 2012. Delivery by Dec 15th, 2012