Named after Arctodus simus, an Ice Age behemoth that was the biggest bear to ever walk the Earth, the new Otso Arctodus Ti was designed from the ground up to cover vast distances in all conditions. It’s based around a lightweight titanium frame, carbon fork, 26 x 4.8″ tires, and is loaded with features that make it worthy of long bikepacking trips.
The Arctodus Ti has a spacious front triangle, triple pack mounts on the fork, multiple bottle mounts, and additional mounts under the downtube. It maintains a narrower Q-factor than most fat bikes by offsetting the rear wheel by 5mm, and just like all of Otso’s bikes, it has adjustable geometry thanks to their Tuning Chip rear dropout. This system can change the wheelbase length by up to 20mm, raise or lower the bottom bracket height by up to 4mm, and change the head tube angle by +/- 0.5°. The Arctodus Ti is also compatible with Wolf Tooth’s new GeoShift Angle headset that was unveiled in 2020. This allows riders to change the head tube angle by +/- 1° or 2° for a head tube angle range from 66.5° to 70.5° to further customize the ride.
The Arctodus Ti has a 100mm BSA threaded bottom bracket, 15 x 150mm/12 x 197mm thru-axles, post mount brakes, and comes with a Lithic full carbon fork that’s suspension corrected for 120mm travel forks. The bare frame (medium) weighs in at 2,370 grams (5.2 pounds) and the fork weighs 650 grams (1.4 pounds). The frame and fork both use external routed cables, and it’s 1x specific.
The Arctodus Ti base build starts at $4,695 with Shimano SLX and aluminum components, and the frameset starts at $3,795. All components and accessories are customizable using Otso’s Custom Bike Builder, including drivetrain, tires, anodized accent colors, grips, and more. Find Arctodus Ti now on OtsoCycles.com and from all bike shops that stock Otso Cycles.
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