Moots unveiled a new, drop-bar 29er adventure bike. Named after Moots’ resident banana-eating Chocolate Labrador, the Baxter frame is built in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from Moots’ proprietary titanium tubing. It will accept a rigid fork or 100 mm of suspension.
- 44 mm head tube
- 73 mm English threaded bottom bracket
- 30.9 mm seatpost for greater dropper post compatibility
- 142 x 12 thru-axle rear end spacing
- Disc 160 rotor post mount brake
- 29×2.25 max tire clearance (2.0-inch tires suggested)
- 3 water bottle locations
- Replaceable derailleur hanger
- 38/28 maximum chain rings
- Open frame for maximum size frame pack
The Baxter is available in five stock sizes: XS, S, M, L, and XL, or you can go the custom route. Orders may be placed now for October 1, 2016 delivery. MSRP for complete bike as pictured: $8,700. The one complete build kit features an Enve rigid mountain fork, Chris King headset, Shimano XT Di2 groupset, 38/28 crankset, Shimano XT brakes, Salsa Woodchipper drop bars, Fizik Gobi saddle and Mavic Crossmax wheels.