Reader’s Ride(s) – Moots from Hell! – Michigan

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Our amigo, Jason Aric Jones lives in Hell, Michigan, home of the famous Potawatomi Trail. Until last year, he owned one of the earliest Fat Bikes ever made — an early (2003?) one-off – Moots “Snoots Snowbike” that he purchased at InterBike from the former Head Welder at Moots, Brad Bingham.. It had Remolino Sand Rims and Nokian Gazza 3.0s on it because it was all the frame could clear. It also had a Rohloff hub due to chainring clearance issues. Jason decided to upgrade to the FrosTi and sold his “Snoots” earlier this winter. The FrosTi is quite the upgrade and handles totally “new school” relative to his old school Snoots set-up. Jason says “I’m Really enjoying it. I raced the Noquemenon Snow Bike World Championship in January in Marquette, and have been, just enjoying some winter adventure riding. The thing I like best about fat biking is that the bikes serve as a great equalizer for cyclist on chewed up equestrian trails. Trails that are not enjoyable to ride on normal MTBs suddenly become fun on a fat bike.”

Jason’s FrosTi build is pretty straight forward and awesome at the same time. Rolling Darryl’s mated with a Nate in back and Husker Du on the front mated to Hope Fatsno Hubs (170mm rear/135mm front). The wheels were built by Mike Curiak at An Enabler fork with some Ti hardware (of course). Moots Ti Open Trail MTB Stem and Ti Seatpost. Moots Tailgator pack. Fizik Tundra saddle. Nine speed Shimano XT/Deore and e13 double crank with Race Face bashguard. Truvativ Holzfeller white aluminum riser bar with Shimano XTR barcon thumb shifters on Paul Thumbie mounts and Oury Grips. Avid Mechanical Disks and Time ATAC DH platform pedals. Chris King Headset and full cable housing for derailleur and brakes.

One Gorgeous Ride!


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6 Responses to Reader’s Ride(s) – Moots from Hell! – Michigan

  1. FatBikeMike March 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Nice bike! Sounds like you’re loving it.

  2. Jake March 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Yes, please.

  3. March 7, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    No one in south Michigan has been chewing the fat longer than Jason. He deserves a gourmet plate.

  4. Surly Shawn March 12, 2013 at 9:59 am #


  5. Dan Zechar June 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Nice steed! I love me some Potawatomi. One of my faves in MI along with Highland Recreation Area. Both really put the skills of the rider to the test. Awesome.

  6. Nigel August 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    That is a nice steed. I’d love a hand-built ti frame like that!

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