What do you get when you mash up a Mooto X 29er hardtail with the newer Routt 45 gravel bike? The new Moots Baxter, a modified mountain bike with a lower BB and drop bar capability that might just be what that NAHBS prototype turned into.
Designed as an adventure touring bike or a fast back country racer (think Tour Divide), the Baxter takes their mountain bike frame and tweaks it to be a little more stable at high speed and more comfortable in a lower, performance position. Check out the details below, plus pics of the latest Psychlo-X RSL ‘cross bike…
Starting with a 44mm headtube that’ll fit virtually any fork, the geo is based around a suspension-corrected rigid fork or a 100mm suspension fork.
Tire clearance maxes out at 29×2.25, with a recommended size of 29×2.0. It sticks with standard 12×142 rear thru axle spacing.
Because its more of a mountain bike than ‘cross or gravel bike, they stuck with their post mount rear brake design.
Other features include size specific tubing, threaded bottom bracket and mounts for three water bottles.
It’ll come in five standard sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) as well as custom. Like any Moots, you can add features like rack and fender mounts, electronic shifting ports, etc., to suit your needs. Base price is $3,450 for the frame.
Starting now, the Moots Psychlo-X RSL makes the switch to the flat mount standard, handled by their 3D printed titanium dropouts. These dropouts were first used on the Vamoots Disc RSL, beefed up here for the rigors of ‘cross. Expect to see more of this in the future.
This frame also showed off their new, third logo treatment option – polished titanium.