Moots is now offering their first 650B/27.5 mountain bike with their YBB soft tail platform. Oh, and it’s spec’d with the only set of Mavic 650B wheels in the states!
Moots’ resident racer and marketing guy Jon Cariveau (2nd at Kentucky in Masters CX!) said they’re initially going to build soft tails and hardtails with the middle wheel size, possibly looking at a trail bike in the future. Right now, they see it as being an option for race bikes for riders having for issues on 29ers.
They’re available now as a custom only frames starting at $3,650. Stock frames should come next year, probably.
The bike’s built with 100mm fork and about 1-1/8″ travel in the rear.
The bike gets a 44mm headtube, press fit BB30, curved down tube for fork clearance and curved top tube for stand over. It’ll also come standard with post mount rear brake tabs, something that used to be an optional upgrade on their frames. They use replaceable inserts save you from ruining the frame.
It’s made in Steamboat, CO, with 3/2.5 seamless Ti tubing.
Looking for a high end wheel set option that’s not carbon? Mavic should have you covered soon! More on this as we get it.
This bike’s getting ready for the Tour Divide.
This MX Divide has the first ever Calfee internal Di2 battery hooked up to a dropper post and being used to power the Fox iCD suspension.
All wiring runs inside the frame for an incredibly clean look. It’s working with the new E-Tube wiring design, so one wire goes from switch to fork to shock to battery, which has the processor built in. Slick.