It's right for you if...
You want a bike that can go way off the beaten path, even when it means encountering mud, sand, and snow. You like the lightweight benefits of carbon fiber, and want a bike that feels nimble, even with its gargantuan tires.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV carbon fiber frame and fork with added rack and cage mounts for carrying gear. Huge 4.5-inch tires that float over sand and snow. A 130mm 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
Farley 9.6 is the go-to for cutting loose when conditions keep most riders indoors. Its carbon fiber frame with internal cable routing is as sleek as it is light, and massive tire clearance for 4.5-inch tires 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.