This is Pete’s 2nd Meriwether, the first being a steel fatbike frameset and rear rack for winter adventures or summertime desert wandering. This new frame is similar in geometry to his fatbike also having a long head tube for the upright position he favors and big framebag space for storage. The new frame of course is lighter being Ti, has a max tire size is 29×2.8 with the sliders back, and fits a 2.6 with 425mm chainstay length. It is difficult to accomplish short chainstays with plus tires because of the larger diameter tubing needed to maintain stiffness, but with the use of two machined yokes thanks to Rollingdale Cycles there is no lateral movement and plenty of room for bigger chainrings and tires. Some other details include: quadruple bosses on each seatstay for carrying water or other gear (high and low placement depending on the presence of a rack), a portage handle to ease picking up the bike when it’s fully loaded, rear rack mounts for an Old Man Mtn rack, and internal routing for a 200mm dropper. Simple brushed finish with rainbow fade downtube decals. Will be fun to follow Pete piloting the bike in races like the AZT, CTR, and Tour Divide! (reposting this as the email notification didn’t go through the first time)
The two bikecad drawings: one with a rigid, one with a Pike 140 suspension fork to show how the geometry changes.