First look: Moots goes big with the Baxter

Drop bar 29er for adventure riding

Moots has just released a new titanium creation. The Baxter is a drop bar 29er designed for bikepacking adventures and ultra-endurance races, like the Tour Divide.

The Baxter is designed for weekend jaunts as well as ultra-endurance events such as the Tour Divide
The Baxter is designed for weekend jaunts as well as ultra-endurance events such as the Tour Divide

First off, what with the name? Baxter is the name of a beloved shop dog at Moots' headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

In addition to stock sizing, Moots also offers custom options
In addition to stock sizing, Moots also offers custom options

Baxter the bike is designed for loaded on and off-road adventures. It features drop-bar specific geometry and can accommodate suspension-corrected rigid forks as well as 100mm suspension forks. There are three water bottle mounts on the main triangle and clearance for 29x2.25in tires

In addition to stock features, riders can choose from a number of custom options, including electronic internal routing, an engraved head tube, etched or polished logos, color decals, and rack or fender eyelets. 

The Baxter has ample tire clearance
The Baxter has ample tire clearance

The Baxter can be ordered now for delivery in October. Moots is offering it as a frame for US$3,540 or as a complete bike with an XT Di2 kit and Enve rigid fork for US$8,699. (UK and Australian pricing TBC.) 

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