Moots Farwell 27.5-plus Ti hardtail debuts

Playful trail bike does double duty as 29er race steed

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 Price for frame and fork is $4789. Complete bike as pictured is $7899.

Price for frame and fork is $4789. Complete bike as pictured is $7899.

While carbon is surely the current material of choice in the bike world, titanium continues to have a passionate following thanks to custom builders such as Moots. And now the Colorado-based outfit has a new bike to tantalize its Ti devotees.

Meet the Moots Farwell, a 27.5-plus hardtail ripper spec’d with 2.8” tires that’s designed for all-day trail fun. And like most 27.5-plus set-ups, the Farwell can do double duty as a 29er if for instance you’re lining up to race a little cross country or simply want a little more roll-over capability.

The 73mm English threaded BB reduces the chance of creaking, while 30.9mm dropper seat post routing means you can set the bike up for a little rowdy riding.

The 73mm English threaded BB reduces the chance of creaking, while 30.9mm dropper seat post routing means you can set the bike up for a little rowdy riding.

As for the Farwell name, it comes from an iconic North Routt County, Colorado, mountain that’s nearby by where the bike is hand built in Steamboat Springs. Here’s more info about this intriguing bike:

  • 44mm head tube
  • 120mm fork with 110mm boost spacing
  • 73mm English threaded BB
  • 30.9mm dropper seat post
  • 34.9mm front derailleur clamp
  • Boost 148×12 thru-axle rear end spacing
  • 160mm rotors with post mount brake
  • 2.8” max tire clearance
  • 2 water bottle locations
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger
1x drivetrains may be all the rage, but Moots still believes in offering choices.

1x drivetrains may be all the rage, but Moots still believes in offering choices.

The Farwell is available in five stock sizes: (XS, S, M, L, and XL). Other key options include internal electronic routing, fender mounts and rack eyelets, polished or etched finish, engraved head tube, and color decal options. Like all Moots bikes, the Farwell comes with a lifetime warranty. Price for frame and fork is $4789. Complete bike as pictured is $7899.

The Farwell is available in five stock sizes: (XS, S, M, L, and XL) and has space for two bottle cages.

The Farwell is available in five stock sizes: (XS, S, M, L, and XL) and has space for two bottle cages.

Moots has also introduced new polished and blasted finish options, providing more ways to customize a Moots frame. Available on all Moots models and during the frame refinish process, this multi-step approach ultimately brings a chrome-like surface appearance on the frame where decals would normally be located.

Additional finish options include polished with engraved head tube, etched with or without engraved head tube, classic satin bead blast, and paint ready. Solid black decals or white decals with colored outlines can be matched with anodized seat collars, stem face plates and seat post side plates.

For more info please visit moots.com.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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