Moots FrosTi 2012

by Brian Mullin on September 15, 2012

that time of year again, no not Cyclocross (but yes it really is that
time too), but it’s time to think Winter and SNOW BIKING. For the second
year in a row, Moots will be offering a limited run of Moots “FROSTI”
snowbikes for the fast approaching winter season. The leaves are
changing and the cooler weather is just around the corner, which means
the snow is not far away. Moots will be making a run of these
fat-tire-cold-weather-loving-bikes in our stock sizes listed below. It’s
time to commit….ride your favorite single track covered in snow or make
that trip of a life time to the Northern latitudes and get hooked on
super fat tires.

Some of the story:
Several years ago Moots began to experiment with snow bikes, because
well, we live where snow is king for a large part of the year and we
wanted to see what we could build to get around on the packed out trails
that litter our town. We started by building a few of these machines
for our good friend and snowbike racer Mike Curiak. From there we built a
few for the inside guys here at Moots, morphing what we had learned and
following what was quickly dare I say …a standardization of snow bike
parts? We also built a show worthy version that made it to the North
American Handbuilt Show in Portland Oregon.

year we offered our very first production run of this rare breed and
saw a boom not only in our “local” snow bike scene, but across the
country the super fat tire revolution is underway.

So if you love riding packed snow trails during the dead of winter, we are ready to make you a Moots FrosTi.


  • Retail $3975 (frame only)
  • 44mm HT
  • 100mm bb
  • 170mm rear spacing
  • standard dropouts with replaceable der hanger
  • single curved DT
  • geo designed for Salsa Enabler rigid fork
  • also suitable for 80mm 29er fork for summer use
  • curved TT on 3 smallest sizes
  • 30.9 seat post
  • 160mm rotor compatible
  • through guides for full housing for derailers

4 stock sizes:

  • 16”=22” TT (all top tubes measured effective)
  • 18”=23.5” TT
  • 20”=24.5” TT
  • 22”=25.5” TT
  • Custom: No, stock sizes only.


  • 3rd h20
  • upper/lower eyes
  • colors
  • NOT options: YBB, Slider, Couplers

Special Notes:

  • Will require a direct mount front der and direct mount adaptor (Problem Solver, Salsa)
  • 3.7 tires max
  • Will need a 100mm bb shell crankset (Surly Mr. Whirly or e13)


  • Orders
    must be placed along with $1000 non-refundable deposit through your
    local Moots dealer by November 1, 2012. Delivery by Dec 15th, 2012

Source – Cathy Wiedemer

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