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Moots Rolls out the Baxter 29”

08/31/2016 11:31AM ● By Dan Greeson

Photo by Mike Walker.

The latest addition to Moots’ adventure/cross bike line is the Baxter 29”. Designed from the ground up, the Baxter is a multitalented handbuilt titanium machine well suited for either drop or straight bars and is compatible with a rigid or 100mm suspension fork. The Baxter will be on display at Moots’ Eurobike (Hall/Stand No. A1-110) and Interbike (booth #13134) booths. 

“The new Moots Baxter is ideal for almost any cycling adventure you can imagine - bikepacking, touring, single-track, double-track exploring, gravel, the Tour Divide...Baxter can handle it all. It has mountain bike capabilities with a monster cross build,” said Jon Cariveau, marketing manager at Moots. “The frame optimizes features from both the gravel road and mountain bike worlds using the perfect combination of materials and frame geometry for the job.”

Named after Moots’ resident banana-eating Chocolate Labrador, The Baxter is hand-built in Steamboat Springs, CO from Moots’ proprietary 3/2.5 Pi Tech titanium tubing featuring:

  • 44mm head tube
  • 73mm English threaded BB 
  • 30.9mm seatpost
  • 34.9mm front derailleur clamp
  • 142 x 12 thru-axle rear end spacing
  • Disc 160 rotor post mount brake
  • 29” x 2.25” max tire clearance (2.0” suggested)
  • 3 water bottle locations
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger
  • 38/28 maximum chain rings
  • Open frame for maximum size frame pack

The Baxter is available in five stock sizes: (XS, S, M, L, and XL) and custom. Orders may be placed now for October 1, 2016 delivery. Popular options include: electronic internal routing, engraved head tube, etched logos, polished logos, color decals, fender mounts & rack eyelets. Like all Moots bikes, the Baxter is handcrafted to the highest standards to last a lifetime and comes with a lifetime warranty. MSRP for complete bike as pictured: $8699.00. Visit the Baxter model page at for detailed features and specifications.

The drawing follows the frame the entire time it is in production Photo by Mike Walker

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