2017 Moots Farwell
At first glance, the Moots Farwell might seem like a bit of an enigma. The push and pull between material and modern trends. But don’t let that cloud your judgement for a minute. The Farwell is a versatile hardtail mountain bike par excellence. That is to say, it is mad fun to ride.
The Farwell has recently undergone a redesign, and so you will be getting a hardtail titanium bike that offers some of the latest technologies, most notably the Boost capabilities combined with a lower and longer geometry than maybe you are used to seeing with Moots. Built around a 120mm fork, the Farwell has been designed to fit 27.5+ wheels with 2.8 inch tires so that you can really rip through your trails, while the relaxed head angle and short chainstays will increase the stability and agility. Combine all that with the inherently sweet ride quality you will get from Moots’ expert handling of the tapered ti tubing, and you will have an amazing day on your flow trails.
But then again, maybe you will want to use this bike a bit more for your local XC racing. Designed to be very adaptable to your needs, the Farwell can accommodate 29 inch wheels with 2.25 inch tires to give you a very nimble racer with big grip as well. The sloped top tube will help give you great standover height and will offer you a lot of freedom of movement when you are negotiating technical downhill sections. The option for an internally routed dropper post will go a long way to making this a beast on the descents. This is a playful bike that will stick with you through your most challenging trails. Do you have long sections of fire roads to cover, this baby will roll like a dream. Do you have big drop-offs and steep downhill pitches to overcome? The Farwell will be up to the challenge. The updated geometry mixed with the plus sizing will put mastering just about any trail obstacle well within your grasp. And with the Moots lifetime warranty to back up their belief in their bikes, you can have an equal amount of confidence in the long-term performance of the Farwell.
It can work either as a 1X or 2X set up and uses post mount disc brakes with 160mm rotors. All cable routing is external which frankly makes it a breeze to set up and maintain. Available in four standard sizes or customizable with Moots, you will certainly be able to find the fit to keep you comfortable for the long haul. And as with all Moots, there are options for customizing the titanium finish as well as the decals. With the Moots Farwell, you will enjoy the ride quality of ti with the responsive and stable handling that will amp up your own trail confidence.
Rear Triangle: Titanium
Fork Axle: 15mm thru x 110mm Boost
Fork Travel Range: 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
Bottom Bracket Type: 73mm threaded
Cable Routing Brake: External
Cable Routing Shifter: External
Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Side pull
Wheel Size: 27.5+, 29er
Brake Mount Type: Post mount
Seatpost Diameter: 30.9mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm Boost
Sizes: 15” XS | 15.5” SM | 16” MD | 17” LG | 19” XL |
Weight: 1930g | 4.25lbs