The original Whiskeytown Racer hit the scene in 1985 and was named after the classic Whiskeytown Race. Back then, 26" wheels were the only option so the WTR continues as our 26" wheel offering. In 1991, Mountain Goat debuted the Route 66 model. This was something of an "uber-hybrid" with 700c wheels and often featured exotic components from companies such as Campagnolo or some of the CNC parts makers of the era. AT the time, it was seen as something of a toy for folks who could afford a custom town bike. The Route 66 was one of a handful of bikes using the 700c wheels that may have provided inspiration for the 29er bikes that came later.
We took inspiration from the Route 66 and named our 29" bike the Route 29. Constructed from double butted cro-moly tubing, the Route 29 features the classic Goat cues such as head tube reinforcing rings and wishbone seat stays. To allow the use of modern components, a 1 1/8" head tube and disc brake mounts are standard while cantilever mounts are optional. Standard colors are Team Green, Team Orange, Night Blue and Dirt Brown. Other colors as well as classic AirArt paints are options.
The Route 29 frame size is measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube where it intersects the seat tube. Since the top tubes are relatively level, the top tube length is an actual measurement. All measurements are based on a 80mm suspension fork. For custom geometry, check out the custom sizing page.