Sweet! I've always had a thing for Moots, but if I ever ended up getting one, it would be for summer epics, not winter slogging. Shoot, I can't even justify a pugsley even though I ride in the snow as often as I can.
haha right! Moots are rad and when I can get one it will be a dirt oriented machine looks cool tho!Sweet! I've always had a thing for Moots, but if I ever ended up getting one, it would be for summer epics, not winter slogging. Shoot, I can't even justify a pugsley even though I ride in the snow as often as I can.
And you can't get custom. For $4K, you can probably get a custom Ti frame every bit as good as a Moots. I wonder how much of that $4K is the cost of those Moots stickers?4k for a snowfreak frame? WOW! This is for the ridiculously rich or moots fanatical only.
I don't think they implied they thought up a snowbike, but they have been making them as a custom item for at least 5 years, mostly for Mike Curiak. Here are some pictures from about 3 years ago on a factory tour I took. Check out Mike's bike for Iditabike and Endurance winter racing, with white gas that can be carried in the forks and above the BB.Notice how they make it sound as though they thought of the idea of a snowbike, but then you have to use all Surly components.
I really don't understand the severely limited production run. 20 bikes, but they have sizes from XX small to XX large. You would think they would just make medium and large so they wouldn't need to change jigs.
My original point was that it's too expensive for a snow bike that will be used for a few months. I suppose the argument could be made that you could use it during the summer as well, but most people would rather just ride their standard bike.Most Moots frames cost between $3000--4000, so it's right in line with their other frames, albeit they're all pricey. All I can say is the Moots is a Moots, and it's a lifetime investment, and their welding working is pure art and the best in the business IMHO. I am sure in the future they might have custom frames? With them making only 20, it's really a one off item for them. Even Black Sheep's frames cost in the same close range.
Still riding my '95 Boulder Starship. Even had someone come up to my at Hall Ranch the other day wanting to look at it because he "lusted" over these 13 years ago. Sometimes its cool having a old bike. Still, if I had the money these days i would get something new...How many of you out there are still riding your 1995 or 1999 frames?
I rode a cheap Mongoose (rockadile, I think?) for nearly ten years back in the 90s, one of my first mountain bikes. I abused the crap out of that thing and it never broke. I honestly believe I could be riding it now, but I got rid of it because I wanted something newer, not because it failed me. I've had many bikes since.How many of you out there are still riding your 1995 or 1999 frames? How many of the high dollar carbon frames people are riding now will still be on the trail in 16 years?