Interbike 2011: New models from Moots

If you’ve picked up a copy of issue #159 then you were one of the first to get a sneak peak at Moots’ two new full suspension bikes. The Divide (above) is a 26-inch bike, while the Divide MX (below) is its big-wheeled brother. The Divide and Divide MX will be replacing the aging Zirkel and Cinco in the Moots full suspension line.

Both bikes have 100mm of front and rear travel.

The Divide series feature 44mm headtubes that allow the use of straight or tapered steerers. Other modern features include post-mount disc brakes, and a Press Fit 30 bottom bracket.

Dubbed Fusion Link, the linkage-driven single pivot was designed with input from the Sotto Group, an engineering development firm that also designed the Switch suspension used on the Yeti SB-66 and SB-95. The goal was to create an efficient cross-country suspension platform that worked well with 26 and 29-inch wheels. The Kashima-coated RP23 will come standard on the bikes.

The upper link is carbon. The aluminum chainstays are made by Sapa in Portland, Oregon.

Both bikes will be available in six sizes with custom options as well.

The Divide and Divide MX will be available in spring of 2012. Pricing is yet to be determined.

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