You don’t see bikes like this for sale often. Dreamed and designed by endurance cycling legend Mike Curiak and built by Brad Bingham at Moots, this titanium fat bike – dubbed Snoots – was created to carry Curiak unsupported to the South Pole. Now it could be yours.
The titanium frame and trailer were specially crafted to carry as much white gas as possible for cooking. There is liquid storage in both fork legs, the downtime and the entirety of the trailer. You’ll need that gas to thaw the water from five water bottles cages. Or you can clean out the system and carry water inside the frame for desert adventures. Even the custom Moots riser handlebar and seatpost are titanium. A matching set of titanium racks are included for extra cargo capacity.
The wheels were built by Curiak, he builds wheels for a living after all, with 150mm hubs laced offset so they can be switched from front to back to trailer if needed. The rims are Surly Marge Lites with new Knard tires. The brand-new drivetrain is SRAM XO 1×11 with a 30-tooth ring on Middleburn cranks and a Phil Wood Bottom bracket.
The frame is built to a “stock” Moots size 18 with matching geometry numbers. It will also fit a 29×2.4 wheel for summer use. Curiak documented the build process in this thread on MTBr.
Want to bring it home? Get the price and more info here. You also really owe it to yourself to follow his blog, with beautiful photography of his adventures.