About

We love to meet our customers out there in the world riding and enjoying our bikes and components. It creates a feeling of family around the mutual passion we share for the bike. Here you will find the Moots factory family. Everyone that has a part in the frame you ride or the stem you love. We are riders and people just like you. And, we invite you to find out a little more about each of us. 

You might find we even have more in common than that bond of a great bike ride.

Moots Crew

pete
rocky
butch
micheal
mr-moots
baxter
blake
brent
brett
caleb
chris
corey
dusty
elyse
eric
evan
frida
jeremiah
jon
kayla
luke
matt
matty
nate

Our History

Since 1981 we’ve designed and built a lot of bikes, we’ve pedaled countless miles and have happily welcomed many owners into the Moots family. At Moots riding has always been a way of life and it’s our livelihood so rest assured we’re committed to handcrafting bikes and components for many years to come. Proud of our storied history, we’ve selected several milestones to share.

Moots begins
‘81
The first Moots, a custom steel road frame, rolls out the front door in Steamboat Springs, CO.
Road Handles Introduced
‘85
Moots introduces “road handles” (modern-day bar ends).
YBB Suspension Frame Released
‘87
The first YBB (Why Be Beat), the industry’s first soft-tail design, is built, becoming our signature bike. It becomes one of the most copied suspension frame designs in history.
First Titanium Moots Debuts
‘91
The first titanium Moots is displayed at Interbike and the magical material quickly becomes our material of choice. We expand the factory.
Chris Miller Purchases Moots
‘95
Chris Miller purchases Moots from Kent Eriksen, Trip Harrelson and Mike Sanders.
The Psychlo X
‘96
The Psychlo X cross frame is introduced.
Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB
‘97
Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB in Park City, UT.
First 29'er
‘99
Our first 29er, the Mooto X YBB becomes part of the fleet, nearly a decade ahead of the 29er craze.
Our 20th Anniversary
‘01
We move into our current, state-of-the-art factory. Super Light (SL) Road and MTB models introduced.
Our 25th Anniversary
‘06
Moots celebrates 25 years with a Silver Anniversary event at the factory! exclusively for Moots.
Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er released
‘09
The Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er is released. Moots’ own Jon Cariveau tops the podium at CrossVegas’ Wheelers and Dealers race.
Vamoots RSL debuts
‘10
The Moots road Line is completely revamped with the unveiling of the new Vamoots RSL. Keeping things light and stiff, the RSL stem comes to market.
30 year anniversary celebrated
‘11
Moots adds the Mooto X RSL to the mountain line making this the second model in the RSL family. Fall sees the addition of the third RSL model in the form of the Psychlo X RSL…
Best Cyclocross Bike
‘12
The Psychlo X RSL is crowed Best Cyclocross Bike at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and receives CX Magazine’s “Dream Bike” Award.
Moots boutique shop opens
‘13
Pedaler’s Fork opens as the first-ever Moots boutique shop in Calabasas, CA. Jon Cariveau scores the Silver medal (45-49 masters) at UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, KY.
Routt & Routt 45 released
‘14
Moots ROUTT & ROUTT 45 are introduced into the line addressing the popularity of gravel riding.
Gage Hecht wins US (17-18 Jr.) National Championship on his Psychlo X RSL
‘15
Gage Hecht wins U.S. 17-18 Junior National Cyclocross Championships and also places 4th at the UCI Cyclocross Junior World Championships on a Psychlo X RSL.
1981: Moots begins
1985: Road Handles Introduced
1987: YBB Suspension Frame Released
1991: First Titanium Moots Debuts
1995: Chris Miller Purchases Moots
1996: The Psychlo X
1997: Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB
1999: First 29'er
2001: Our 20th Anniversary
2006: Our 25th Anniversary
2009: Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er released
2010: Vamoots RSL debuts
2011: 30 year anniversary celebrated
2012: Best Cyclocross Bike
2013: Moots boutique shop opens
2014: Routt & Routt 45 released
2015: Gage Hecht wins US (17-18 Jr.) National Championship on his Psychlo X RSL

Our Location

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Moots Cycles has been handcrafting bicycle frames in Steamboat Springs, CO since 1981. The company is known for building the finest quality titanium road, mountain, cross, and specialty bicycle frames, and select components from its facility in the Rocky Mountains. Moots bikes are enjoyed by cycling enthusiasts for their unsurpassed ride quality, attention to details and superior craftsmanship. In recognition of Moots’ business leadership, product innovation and corporate/environmental responsibility Moots has been recognized as a Colorado Company to Watch. Moots frames and components are available from high-end bicycle dealers worldwide.

MOOTS

2545 Copper Ridge Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Who We Support

Aside from building great bikes, we are also passionate about supporting organizations that make a difference in the lives of others. Especially when it comes to cycling. We support numerous non-profit organizations and other businesses in Steamboat Springs and beyond. Here are a few of them. 

In addition to supporting numerous advocacy organizations, we try hard to make sure we are operating our business responsibly. Among the many things we practice as a matter of day-to-day business are: Recycling: We recycle 100% of our part-offs and material waste as well as all paper, plastics and cardboards. In recognition of our responsible business practices, the City of Steamboat Springs has awarded Moots with the Gold Certificate for Corporate Stewardship. 

Volunteerism

Moots employees contribute a significant amount of time each year to volunteer for various community support programs and cycling-associated advocacy efforts. We feel it’s important to give the extra effort to make our local community a better place for all residents and visitors, alike.

Commuting Program

Every Moots employee receives $1 for each day he/she commutes round-trip to the factory. At year’s end, each has the opportunity to distribute the money they’ve accumulated to a charity of the team’s choice.

Employee CO-OP Garden

Corn, carrots, radishes, lettuce – it’s all growing in the Moots garden on the south side of the factory. All harvests are split between those folks who have consistently cultivated the garden throughout the growing season.

Alternative Energy

The Moots factory is outfitted with Solar panels on the roof in effort to cut back our reliance on the grid. They provide about 10-14% of our monthly consumption.

Recycling

We recycle 100% of our part-offs and material waste as well as all paper, plastics and cardboards. In recognition of our responsible business practices, the City of Steamboat Springs has awarded Moots with the Gold Certificate for Corporate Stewardship.

Accolades

MASTERS OF MOOTS

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BADGE OF HONOR–MOUNTAIN FLYER #49 8/2016

Quality hand-built bike frames are not a rarity in this world. The ability to replicate that quality with any kind of consistency, however, is an especially scarce art form. It’s an art form that Moots has down to a science. From the …

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Vamoots RSL Review

There’s no mistaking a true American bike brand. Moots, like many US framebuilders, set up shop in the Rocky Mountains to build all- American bikes with all-American materials to be ridden on the gravel, tarmac and dirt roads that the Rockies …

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Ti Fighters, Precious Metal Machines Put Through Their Paces

Just like that, it changes. One day the country is gripped by winter, the next, summer has erupted, drowning the landscape in colour, warmth and light. Where’s spring? Who cares –let’s make the most of the sun while it lasts. …

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Routt Review

You need to have a race bike, but should it be an aero bike or a climbing bike? Why not get both! Ofcourse, you need a 'cross bike, which is different from a gravel bike, and what exactly is an …

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Rogue YBB Review

Perhaps this is why Moots has remained so relevant and why it hasn't been afraid to put its own spin on hot trends in the industry— and no trend is hotter than 650b, or 27.5-inch, wheel size. Instead of a deeper …

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Psychlo X RSL Review

When ‘cross frames were made of steel, titanium was opulent. When ‘cross frames were made of aluminum, titanium was still extravagant, but attainable. And now that ‘cross frames are ubiquitously carbon, titanium is reserved for those who want to ride …

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Psychlo X Review

Fifteen miles south of Santa Barbara sits Rincon, a world-renowned surf break. Four years ago I took part in an off-road triathlon that included a half-marathon run at low tide almost all the way to this famed location. Never before had I …

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Outside Buyer’s Guide

It's the world's fastest-growing segment, according to USA Cycling. Participation has more than tripled in the past seven years, and for good reason: the carnival-like vibe at races is family-friendly, and blasting around a short, obstacle-strewn course on a beefed-up …

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