$3,975 (FRAME) ORDER, MOOTS FROSTHAMMER
Moots hand-builds all of its bikes in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and has been doing so since 1981. The company’s most recent iteration of its snow-friendly, fat-tire Frosthammer includes 4.8-inch tire capacity and 29er compatibility for any- season riding. For snow, the bike is compatible with 26-by-4.8 tires, and for dirt, 29 by 3.0 inches. Just swap out as needed. For fat-tire compatibility, Moots uses a 100 mm bottom bracket to give plenty of chainstay clearance. The rear hub is 190 mm to get the drivetrain around the rear fat tire. Partner your Frosthammer frame with a Shimano XT groupset, Rock Shox Bluto suspension fork, a Rock Shox Dropper seat post, and HED carbon 100mm rims with 4.8-inch tires from Surly (Lou in the back, Bud in the front) for the ride of a lifetime—really, these bikes are built to last.
— ROBB REPORT / ROBB GEAR