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BikePacking.com Obed Boundary MLT Review

January 26, 2022

BikePacking.com Obed Boundary MLT Review

OBED ANNOUNCES THE BOUNDARY MLT (MULLET)

This article was originally published on BikePacking.comin August 2021. 

Formerly Remōt, OBED is a direct to consumer brand that’s part of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based, American Bicycle Group (ABG), makers of Litespeed and Quintana Roo (titanium and triathlon companies, respectively). OBED offers a small range of three carbon bikes: the all-road Baseline, the Seclud mountain bike, and the Boundary. The Boundary is OBED’s dedicated gravel platform, which you might recognize from our Sea Otter coverage in 2019. All of OBED’s bikes are are handpainted and assembled to order in their TN facility. OBED just released the Boundary MLT, which stands for mullet. Essentially, it’s the same frame as the Boundary, but offers a suite of build options suited for rugged dirt road exploits. Read on for details…

Obed Boundary MLT
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
Stem: FSA Energy 70mm
Handlebar: FSA AGX Alloy, 46mm
Seatpost: KS LEV Si 65mm dropper post
Saddle: WTB Volt Medium Cromoly
Shifters: Shimano GRX RX810 with dropper lever
Rotors: Shimano MT800 160mm
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RX812
Crankset: Shimano GRX RX810, 40T
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 11-42
Chain: Shimano HG701
Bottom Bracket: Praxis
Tires: Kenda Flintridge 700cx45c / Kenda Honey Badger 650bx52.5mm
Wheelset: HED Emporia GA, 24h, 25mm Internal Width Rims
Brakeset: Shimano GRX RX810 Hydraulic
Fork: Boundary Carbon, Multiple Rack/Fender/Cargo Mounts


Contrary to what the are acronym might imply, the OBED Boundary MLT isn’t specced with a mixed wheelset or a half road half MTB drivetrain. Instead, it’s based on a new component selection tailored to riding rugged trails, rutted dirt roads, and steeper descents, all the while, keeping to the Boundary’s all-road geometry.

The Boundary MLT online builder starts with a choice of 700 x 45mm tires or a 650b version with meatier 2.05″ (53mm) tires, both mounted to HED Emporia GA Performance wheels. From there you can customize your crank arm length, handlebar width, and stem length. The MLT features a Shimano GRX 810 1X gravel groupset, a KS Lev SI dropper post operated from the Shimano STI left shifter, wider flared bars, and a shorter stem to provide extra control. Here’s the full kit.

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Size Guide

View our size charts below to see what size is best for you. After purchasing your new Obed, our product team will reach out to you to confirm your order and sizing information to be sure you have selected the optimum size.

If you're on the border of two sizes, the right size may depend on certain body measurements and your riding style. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding sizing questions - our product specialists are experienced with finding riders the right fit by cross-referencing your information with our fit database.  

If you're not transferring measurements from a similar bike, to get completely "dialed in" for maximum performance, we recommend you see a reputable professional bike fitter that can fit you to your new bike.

GVR / Boundary / Baseline / Borough Size Chart

 XS

5'1" - 5'6"

S

5'4" - 5'9"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

XL

6'1" - 6'5"

 

Seclud Size Chart

 S

5'3" - 5'8"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

 

* Sizing to be used as reference only

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