Pipedream has finally added a full-suspension mountain bike option to its steel-frame portfolio, called the Full Moxie.
The Scottish bike brand was an early adopter of the progressive geometry trend, with hardtails featuring long top tubes and very slack head angles.
Pipedream’s latest project evolved into a full-suspension frame which accommodates mixed wheel sizing and is targeted at riders who enjoy the challenging of descending particularly technical terrain.
The Full Moxie is a clever naming variation of its Moxie hardtail and adds a single-pivot suspension configuration, liking two chromoly triangles. Pipedream’s first full-suspension bike is welded from a 4130 tube set and features a clean aesthetic, without unsightly strengthening gussets.
Available in two frame sizes (long and longer) the Full Moxie has a 64-degree head angle and generous reach numbers of either 470mm (long) or 510mm (on the longer sizing). Pipedream’s design philosophy has always been to explore the boundaries of steel mountain bike frame design and as such, the Full Moxie will accommodate a 27.5- rear and 29-inch front wheel, staying on trend with the current 'mullet-bike' logic.
The Full Moxie runs 146mm of rear travel with a 65mm stroke shock, although that can be trimmed to 140mm of rear suspension if you install a 62.5 stroke length shock. With the single-pivot linkage optimised for aggressive riding, the Full Moxie has enough clearance for most coil shocks.
Riders who aren’t keen on carrying a hydration pack might be disappointed with the lack of a bottle mount in the front triangle, but that is the sacrifice to be made for that single-pivot linage, which places the shock in the middle of the frame.
Pipedream has started production of its Full Moxie framesets and customers can expect the first batch to be delivered by June. The colour range includes pink, electric blue and rust orange.
A Full Moxie frame is priced at £1,499, whilst adding a DVO Topaz T3 Air will bump that to £1,749. Pipedream will also be offering a Full Moxie with out the DVO Topaz T3 Air and matching 160mm Diamond fork, at £2,249.