Ladies and gentlemen, this is exciting. For all of you prospective Great Divide mountain bikers, Trans Am Trail riders, or adventure enthusiasts, this could prove to be a perfect whip for your next gravel heavy bikepack. Moots has a great reputation for quality, durable titanium bikes, and the Baxter 29er fits their line up pretty well. If you are looking for a lifetime bike, one that can endure plenty of miles, the Baxter is certainly worth considering.

Steamboat Springs, CO (August 29, 2016) — The latest addition to Moots’ adventure/cross bike line is the Baxter 29”. Designed from the ground up, the Baxter is a multitalented handbuilt titanium machine well suited for either drop or straight bars and is compatible with a rigid or 100mm suspension fork.
“The new Moots Baxter is ideal for almost any cycling adventure you can imagine – bikepacking, touring, single-track, double-track exploring, gravel, the Tour Divide…Baxter can handle it all. It has mountain bike capabilities with a monster cross build,” said Jon Cariveau, marketing manager at Moots. “The frame optimizes features from both the gravel road and mountain bike worlds using the perfect combination of materials and frame geometry for the job.”
Named after Moots’ resident banana-eating Chocolate Labrador, The Baxter is handbuilt in Steamboat Springs, CO from Moots’ proprietary 3/2.5 Pi Tech titanium tubing featuring:
  • 44mm head tube
  • 73mm English threaded BB
  • 30.9mm seatpost
  • 34.9mm front derailleur clamp
  • 142 x 12 thru-axle rear end spacing
  • Disc 160 rotor post mount brake
  • 29” x 2.25” max tire clearance (2.0” suggested)
  • 3 water bottle locations
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger
  • 38/28 maximum chain rings
  • Open frame for maximum size frame pack
The Baxter is available in five stock sizes: (XS, S, M, L, and XL) and custom. Orders may be placed now for October 1, 2016 delivery. Popular options include: electronic internal routing, engraved head tube, etched logos, polished logos, color decals, fender mounts & rack eyelets. Like all Moots bikes, the Baxter is handcrafted to the highest standards to last a lifetime and comes with a lifetime warranty. MSRP for complete bike as pictured: $8699.00. Visit the Baxter model page at for detailed features and specifications.IMG_0227-e1471884177310 2 IMG_0218-e1471884163492 2IMG_0235-1-e1471884196787 2


  1. Love the look of this, but max 38 tooth chainring? and the stiffness of a 30.9 seatpost?

    Not as versatile as something like the Salsa Cutthroat, which seemingly takes a near-road sized chainset. Feel as though you’d need Baxter (off road/gravel) for Grand Divide and Routt 45 (road) for Trans Am/Trans Continental/Audax rides. Piggy bank unfortunately won’t stretch to both. Is there a one-Moots-fits-all?

    • The Unicorn is Real

      Also, I want to be able to shred on downhill courses with it. Also, I want to ride BMX with it…not street, vert. Then I want to put on my Team Garmin jersey and ride 100 road miles in Florida.

  2. Chris kelly

    Rolhoff compatible? And only in titanium??

  3. Outside of real road racing I cannot imagine needing bigger than a 38×10. That’s a huge 29er gear. At 36×14 I’m doing 18mph all day on a 29er.

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