For many road, gravel, and dirt riders, there’s something just so satisfying about a Moots titanium frame. And while the storied brand has been perfectly welding up mountain bikes for decades, their newest bike looks like it will expand on the brand’s appeal. Named after the Womble Trail, an IMBA Epic near Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Womble takes Moots trail bikes to the next level with big tire clearance and more suspension travel.
Like all Moots, the Womble is expertly crafted by hand in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. However, the Womble does change things up a bit in terms of its construction. Featuring the largest diameter tubing Moots has ever used, the bike features an all new, proprietary double butted top and down tube. This allows for a longer front center measurement and the ability to run a 140mm travel fork.
Along with longer travel, the Womble includes room for chunky 29 x 2.6″ tires with a 17.1″ chainstay length. With a 140mm fork and 42mm offset, the frame has a 67.1/67.2° head tube angle and 76.2-74.8° seat tube angle for a modern fit that’s based around a 35-50mm stem.
Two versions of the Womble will be offered, and both are 1x specific. The SRAM AXS version is kept super clean thanks to the absence of a dropper post hose along the downtube (it tucks into the bottom of the seat tube for the internal droppers). The brake hose on both frames is routed along the top tube, and the mechanical version of the bike will include a second cable run next to it for the rear derailleur.
Additional frame details include a 44mm head tube, 73mm threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148 x 12mm rear spacing, 160-180mm post mount disc brake spacing in the rear, a 30.9mm seat post, and clearance for a maximum of 32t chainring.
Riders will also have the choice of their new ‘Facet’ graphics which use bead blasted colored anodizing, or the classic etched finish. There’s also a number of upgrades that can be purchased including their Signature Series anodized logos and patterns.
Offered as a frame only starting at $3,625, complete bikes will include the mechanical XT build at $7,640, and the SRAM X01 ASX 1x build at $9,309.