MOOTS is known for its classy, made-in-Colorado all-road frames and XC-oriented hardtails with clean lines, perfect welds, and beautiful tubing. The most rowdy bike in their lineup before today was the Farwell, equipped with a 120mm fork and a 68.5° head angle. Designed around a 67.2° head tube angle and a 140mm fork, the new MOOTS Womble pushes their range in a more progressive direction. Here are pics and details.
Named after the 36-mile IMBA Epic in Arkansas, the MOOTS Womble is made for singletrack and long rides. If it’s any gauge to what this bike is made for, the Womble (trail) features 36 miles of fast, swooping singletrack that bob in and out of drainages; and, it’s also part of our Ouachita Triple Crown bikepacking route, a heartland gem in the Ouachita Mountains that links up three IMBA Epic trail systems.
Like other hardtails in MOOTS’ lineup, the Womble is built around a 73mm threaded bottom bracket and has MOOTS’ clean external cable routing guides. The Womble clears 29 x 2.6″ wide trail tires and is has a 1x specific design with a max 32T chainring. The small-XL frames are designed to use 35-50mm stems. Here are other frame specs from MOOTS:
- HEAD TUBE 44MM
- BOTTOM BRACKET 73MM THREADED
- SEAT POST 30.9MM
- THRU-AXLE REAR END SPACING 148
- POST MOUNT DISC 160 OR 180 ROTOR
- MAX TIRE 29 X 2.6
- WATER BOTTLE LOCATIONS 2 (SMALL HAS 1)
- RING CAPACITY (SINGLE ONLY) 32T
- DERAILLEUR HANGER REPLACEABLE
MOOTS offers the Womble in two builds, starting with the top-end, fully wireless SRAM AXS 1×12 kit for $9,309. The second build specced below features Shimano’s XT 8100 1×12 group for $7,640. Both are anchored with the Rock Shox Pike Ultimate 140 with 42mm offset, which I would agree might just be the best tracking mid-travel fork on the market.
- FORK ROCK SHOX PIKE ULTIMATE 140MM 42MM OFFSET
- STEM ENVE M6
- SEATPOST ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH DROPPER
- HEADSET CHRIS KING I7
- GROUPSET XT 8120
- CRANK XT 8120 32T
- BRAKES XT 8120
- HANDLEBAR ENVE M6 RISER
- GRIPS/TAPE ESI CHUNKY
- SADDLE FIZIK GOBI M3 KIUM BLACK SADDLE
- BOTTOM BRACKET XT 8120
- WHEELS ASTRAL SERPENTINE 29″
- TIRES VITTORIA BARZO 29 X 2.6
- FINISH BRUSHED
- ROUTING 1X
- MSRP $7,640
You can also get the Womble as a frame only in a brushed finish for $3,625. Or, personalize it with one of MOOTS’ custom anodized finished, including the new “Facet” as shown in a few of these photos. Learn more over at MOOTS.com.
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