Continuing the trend of Boosting 29ers to create a 27.5-plus capable bike, Moots has introduced the new Farwell. Designed around a 120mm fork, the titanium hardtail uses Boost 148 rear axle spacing to open it up for 27.5 x 2.8 tires, which also conveniently fits up to 29 x 2.35 rubber. The geometry gets long and low (another trend), combined with a short stem and relaxed head angle to make it plenty stable on the descents.
It’s named after an iconic North Routt County, CO, mountain and handbuilt in Steamboat Springs from Moots’ proprietary 3/2.5 Pi Tech titanium tubing. More pics and features below…
The sloping curved top tube comes standard on all frame sizes (S – XL) and keeps the bike’s center of gravity a bit lower while also letting it move underneath you more freely. Throw 29er wheels and tires in there and the shorter chainstays help switch the bike’s personality into more of a racer. The quick run down is:
- 44mm head tube
- 120mm 27.5 + boost 110 fork
- 73mm English threaded BB
- 30.9mm dropper seat post
- 34.9mm front derailleur clamp
- Boost 148 x 12 thru-axle rear end spacing
- Disc 160 rotor post mount brake
- 2.8” max tire clearance
- 2 water bottle locations
- Replaceable derailleur hanger
Moots’ usual options are on offer, too – internal electronic routing, fender mounts and rack eyelets, polished or etched finish, engraved head tube, and various color logo decals. They also offer a new blasted and polished logo finish that creates a permanent “chrome” look logo on the downtube in place of decals, plus engraved head tubes and more. Check out the new Finishes section of their website to see all the options.
MSRP for frame and fork is $4,789.00 or $7,899.00 as shown with Race Face Turbine dropper post, Chris King headset, Shimano XT 2×11 group, ENVE carbon riser handlebar, DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to XM551 rims, and Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires.