Overview & Features
The Molotok titanium mtb frame is designed using modern forward geometry to create a bike that has a long front center, long wheelbase, long fork travel, and what the heck, let’s put 29 plus tires on it. Its boost frame can accommodate up to 3.0 tires. The 3.0 tires provide tons of traction and roll over everything in sight, while the 2.6 rubber isn’t far behind and feels a bit more nimble. Either way, it’s a fun ride. Also, the titanium construction is light, and the prototype with 29×3.0 rubber was only 29 lbs ready to go.
It’s probably pretty obvious that this bike wants to go downhill, and therefore, it has provisions for an internal dropper post. But, it will also climb! With a 75-degree (size large and XL) seat tube angle, the rider is up forward of the relatively short 440mm chainstays, and the bike climbs well without lofting the front end unexpectedly. Fork flop is minimal with the 65.5-degree head tube angle. And, this bike can rail corners, too, despite its length!
The Molotok titanium mtb frame is a trail simplifier. It simply rolls over obstacles that would cause other bikes to get rejected or stall out. It flows up, along, and down the trail and is a great platform for riding all day. The cockpit is surprisingly comfortable because the reach to the bars is normal due to the seat angle. Tested on the Arizona Trail and many other rocky southwest trails, it’s a solid bike to use for trail, all-mountain, bikepacking, and hardtail-style descending. If all you have is a Molotok…hammer the trails!
Standard Molotok Frame Features
- Construction – Light and beautifully crafted titanium
- Frame Finish – Hand-brushed frame with sandblasted logos
- Axle Spacing – 12mm x 148mm boost
- Dropouts – Sliding Paragon style
- Headtube – Tapered
- Bottom Bracket – Threaded 73mm BSA
- Cable Routing – External
- Seatpost – 31.6mm; internal dropper compatible
- Bottle Mounts – 3-boss on top of downtube, 3-boss on bottom of downtube
(sizes L and XL – 2-boss on seat post)
- Wheels/Tires – 29″ (up to 3.0) tires
- Forks – Geometry supports 150mm up to 170mm; 44m-51mm offset
- Versatile design works for trail, all-mountain, or bikepacking
Standard Molotok Frame Geometry
Geometry numbers in millimeters.
Dimensions are using an unsagged 29er 160mm fork and 29 x 3.0 wheels and tires.
Standover measured from the midpoint between the seat tube and head tube.
TT Effective Length
Seat Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle
Head Tube Length
Head Tube Angle
As always, contact us if you have any questions.
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