Moots is building a limited number of their FrosTi Snow Bike this fall. As in 20 or fewer frames, ready for delivery by December 15.
The frame is full titanium and will go for $3,975. It’s laid out with 44mm headtube (inside diameter, works with virtually any type steerer tube), 100mm bottom bracket and 170mm rear hub spacing…all fairly standard for fat bikes. It gets the new curved downtube like most of their 2012 mountain bikes and a curved top tube on the three smallest sizes, standard rear dropouts with a replaceable derailleur hanger and 160 brake rotor mounts.
The geometry is based around Salsa’s Enabler rigid fork, but it’ll also work with an 80mm travel 29er suspension fork if you want to throw some regular tires on it for summer use. Pics and additional info after the break…
The frame has cable eyelets throughout rather than standard stops, so you’ll run full length housing to keep snow and crud out.
The frame requires a direct mount front derailleur with adapter from Salsa, Problem Solvers, etc. It’ll also require a 100mm BB compatible crankset (longer spindle), necessary to clear the tire’s girth and maintain a proper chain line.
Max tire size is 3.7″. Frame sizes are 16″ (22″ ETT), 18″ (23.5″ ETT), 20″ (24.5″ ETT) and 22″ (25.5″ ETT). If you want one, they’ll need a $1,000 non-refundable deposit by November 1. Contact Moots here if you want one.