Since it is the Friday of Cyclocross Worlds weekend, we’ll finish out the week and lead up to the big races in The Netherlands by taking a look at a Psychlo X RSL single ring set up. It just so happens to be my rig that I’ve had since the Psychlo X RSL came to be.
The frame itself is a stock geometry 56cm size. I really don’t feel the need for a custom for my height, inseam and reach. The stock top tube of 57cm and a 110mm stem fits out better than any bike I have owned. I wonder how that came to be? ;)
Items to note on the frame: Bridge less chainstay area for more clearance, no water bottle bosses~race bike only, routing for single ring set up.
I like to keep my bikes pretty simple for practical purposes. Cantilevers, 10 speeds and tubulars. This allows a season of less time working on the bikes and more time riding them. Running a selection of cassettes gives me a range that I can deal with, usually a 12-25 for fast courses and going to a 12-28 for more hilly courses. The new SRAM 1 x 11 has peaked my interest for next season, could be a good one.
This bike is based on SRAM RED 10 speed from a couple of years ago. Photos do the best job of explaining what’s going on, so let’s get to it…..
Last week we featured a Moots Psychlo X RSL built out with Campy EPS. You can view that post here: MOOTS PSYCHLO X RSL + EPS.
In keeping with the theme that was started last week let’s take a look at what the boys at CYCLE PATH in Portland, OR have been up to as of late. This being Cyclocross World Championships week and all.
Below we have our Psychlo X RSL frame that has been sent to Spectrum Powders Works for a different finish. The reversed masked job keeps all the Moots logos in the standard locations, but uses the process to leave the decal areas as dark blast.
Since this build will be living in Portland the owner decided to go with a total sealed system of 11speed Di2 Ultegra levers + hydraulic discs, Dura Ace front & rear derailleur’s & Dura Ace crank. Enve takes care of the fork, bar, stem, seat post and wheels. Chris King Press Fit 30 and 1.5” headset along with DT 240 hubs guarantee this rig will keep rolling smoothly for years to come. The total package is stunning and very well thought out.
Mitch sent over many more photos of this build, you can go to our FlickR account and view them if you like:
Back in November of 2013 we unleashed our current batch of Moots Ti Sticks on the world. These bike race noise makers have now raised about 9,000 dollars for great causes in just 3 years of building them. You can see my original post for the 2013 version here: MOOTS TI STICKS
Raising money to benefit THE GREAT COLORADO FLOOD RELIEF PROJECT went more than just well…it went great. The Moots Ti Sticks hit our web store and within 24 hours we had sold all 31 of them at 100 buck each. That’s 3100 dollars directly to Colorado Flood victims. Great job to all of you that bought one and supported our fellow Coloradans!
This last week we attended Cyclocross Nationals in Boulder, CO and had a great time. Races, friends and parties. But, one of the most satisfying moments of the event was handing a check off to Scott Brooks of The Great Colorado Flood Relief organization from all of you.
Scott was raised in the areas that were hardest hit by the floods in September and even before the water receded he knew he had to help. Before he knew it he was the director of the non-profit. He came by our booth on Friday during CXNats and walked the grounds of Valmont. He could see this passionate group of cyclists out there giving it their all. I explained to him that our cycling family both near and far really cares for each other and the 3100.00 we raised came from the heart of that family. I think he was in shock.
The big week is here for all of us Cyclocross racers/fans/fanatics in North America. Our National Championships are being held in the bubble that we all call Boulder, Colorado. The most arguably coolest place to be cyclists is playing host to 5 days of racing and at least a bazillion times more than that, for the cycling “after party”. There are kick off parties to the kick off parties. The wrap up party, the XYZ component party, and the party that you’ll hear about after it happens and wish you were there party. Only NAHBS comes to mind with more parties per capita.
So we are throwing our hat into the ring so we can have a place to go and unwind after many days of being out in the fresh air of Valmont Bike Park and not have to think about “what party to go to”.
If your social calendar is not full this week while you are in Boulder, you now have a chance to come visit one of the most unique shops in all the land. Vecchio’s Bicicletteria and Moots are throwing a low key- have-a-drink-and-some-apps get together. Vecchio’s is a premier Moots Dealer with the man Jim Potter at the helm. This is your chance to come see Vecchio’s after hours and see just what makes this shop tick. We’ll have some great Moots bikes on display in addition to the amazing Vecchio’s collection.
WHERE: 1833 PEARL STREET, THE REPUBLIC OF BOULDER
WHEN: SATURDAY JANUARY 11TH, 2014
WHAT: HAVE A BEER
WHO: VECCHIO’S + THE MOOTS CREW + YOU