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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Moots MX Divide- Sea Otter Demo

 This year at Sea Otter Moots is demoing their new 29er full suspension bike, the MX Divide.

My Moots fandom is well documented, and I'm certainly intrigued by this new model.  Small companies have made some very cool full suspension bikes in the past- the Fat City Shock-a-Billy and Independent Fabrication Tungsten Electrode come to mind.  There are also small builders who made very expensive, terrible full suspension bikes which are too numerous to count. 

It's difficult for small builders to focus on suspension designs in-house since they don't have the R&D resources like Specialized, Intense or Santa Cruz.  In this case Moots coordinated with the Sotto Group (who also developed the Trek Superfly and Yeti SB66/95) so they didn't have to use someone else's rear triangle or try to invent a relevant design on their own. 

I have to say I'm intrigued by the Divide, so if you're anywhere near Napa next weekend take a spin on one and let me know what you think.

For more details visit the Moots blog.

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