Sea Otter is set to open tomorrow and blast our homepage with tons of new bikes and tech, but we got a quick look today at Moots’ next-gen titanium Forager fat bike. Sporting huge 27.5 x 4.5 inch Terrene Cake Eater tires, this new Moots Forager fat bike is a massive leap for mountain bike riders in snow, sand and mud looking for traction in the conditions. the loosest and most slippery…
Titanium Moots Forager fat bike
Moots last updated its ti fat bike with the Frosthammer over 8 years ago, already big for its time with 4.8-5 inch wide tires on 26 inch wheels. But a fat bike hasn’t officially made it into their lineup since early 2019. Now that many snow bikers have upgraded to larger 27.5-inch wheels for a smoother ride, it was time for Moots to revive the ti fat bike with the fattest 27.5 tires they could find.
The official maximum tire clearance for the new ti fat bike is 27.5×4.5 inches on a wide rim (probably up to 100mm).
Claimed Forager frame weight is approximately 3.75 lbs (~1.7 kg). But you’ll probably save a lot of weight over the last generation of Moots fat bikes, since most of the older Frosthammers we’ve seen had either a steel fork or a suspension fork.
Now Moots has designed their ti Forager for the ENVE full carbon fork, with a 44mm steerer tube and 1.5″ tapered headset. It no longer gets suspension corrected geometry, because Moots says they found the massive tire does enough work for you already, and they were never impressed with the suspension forks on snow anyway.
The new Forager features 197mm rear and 150mm front thru-axle spacing, but now fits a super wide 120mm threaded bottom bracket shell to help to get its S-shaped bases around the massive rear tire. It also retains full-length external cables through guided loops for simplicity, but now adds a larger diameter seatpost for dropper compatibility and stealth modular internal dropper routing. This one only contains 2 pairs of regular bottle cage bosses, but this is a Moots, so custom adventure mounts will surely be possible too.
No official word on pricing yet, but this is a titanium mountain bike made by the master bike builders in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Expect a complete bike like this to start at over $8000.
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