The Womble is for lovers of single-track and adventure. It’s a new bike for old souls. It’s a cult. It’s a Moots.
Wake up ungodly early. Coffee, camelback, breakfast burrito, rain jacket and bike. No fresh tire tracks on the moist morning dirt, but dew dripping cobwebs, and rising mist surround. It doesn’t take long to feel the pulse pounding in your neck as you apply pressure up the first steep switchbacks. Soon, the trail opens. Keep those fingers off the brakes and trust in the bike as you let your muscles relax and float through a hoard of slate and limestone traps. The tread hums as speed turns to force and the traction over the rock-embedded trail blows dry fall leaves off every turn.
Our passion for seeking pristine singletrack is instinctual and decades deep. It’s what keeps us going and has inspired our bikes since 1981. It’s strange to admit, but we press forward to satisfy our own passion for the trails that inspire us. We love simplicity, reliability and efficiency. Let’s skip the clichés and simply acknowledge that for us riding singletrack is mastery of up and down and our twisted obsession in balancing adventure and sheer speed between point to point. We don’t know what bucket to classify it, to us it’s just mountain biking.
Moots was early to utilize the 29” wheel platform, and the Womble builds on that with a 29” specific geometry and ample clearance for 2.6” tires. We wanted a bike that tracked like nothing we’ve built before. The Womble boasts an all new and proprietary double butted top and down tube in the largest diameters we’ve ever built in order to create the stiffest and strongest front end possible. This gives strength to stretch the front center measurement and mate to 140mm travel fork, just to add a bit more reach.
The Womble is a 1x specific frame and this one is built with Shimano’s value/performance monster XT 8100 1×12 gruppo and anchored with the Rock Shox Pike Ultimate 140 with 42mm offset that is simply the smoothest, stiffest and best tracking suspension we could mate the Womble to.
Behind the Name – Womble
We’ve been building bikes for almost 40 years at Moots and mountain bikes have been at the heart of what we do from the outset. The launch of our newest mountain bike, the Womble, is a tribute to the kind of riding we all love at Moots. Built as a cross country bike for both fun and long days in the saddle, we named this bike after the iconic Womble trail in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
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