WHAT: Fat-tire bike for snow, sand, or dirt
WHY: No need to put your bike away for the winter
Moots bikes have been hand-built in Steamboat Springs, Colo., since 1981. The company’s most recent iteration of its snow-friendly, fat-tire Frosthammer ($3,975, frame only) is suitable for any-season riding. For snow, the bike is compatible with 26-by-4.8-inch tires; make it a dirt bike with 29-by-3-inch tires. Partner the Frosthammer frame with a Shimano XT groupset, RockShox Bluto suspension fork, RockShox Dropper seat post, and Hed carbon 100 mm rims with 4.8-inch tires from Surly (Lou in the back, Bud in the front) for the ride of a lifetime—really, these bikes are built to last. All Moots bikes are crafted from U.S.-made titanium tubing and welded by hand. The Frosthammer frame weighs 3.92 pounds.