It's right for you if...
You want a bike that can go way off the beaten track, even when it means encountering mud, sand and snow. You like the lightweight benefits of carbon fibre, and want a bike that feels nimble, even with its gargantuan tyres.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV carbon fibre frame and fork with added rack and cage mounts for carrying gear. Huge 4.5-inch tyres that float over sand and snow. A 130 mm TranzX dropper post lets you move around on the bike and get behind the saddle when things get steep. SRAM's workhorse 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain that can handle shifting and braking, even when conditions are cold and icy. Internal cable routing that keeps cables protected from the elements while looking sleek. Plus, adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts.
The final word
The Farley 9.6 is the go-to for cutting loose when conditions keep most riders indoors. Its carbon fibre frame with internal cable routing is as sleek as it is light, and massive tyre clearance for 4.5-inch tyres helps you stay afloat through mud and snow. When you want to ride way, way out you'll appreciate its extra cage mounts on the fork for loading up plenty of gear.