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.
Length of time at Moots, just about 1.5 years…in Steamboat Springs 3 years…hometown is Torrington, CT…came to Steamboat once he retired from the Navy. “I always wanted to live in the Rockies and Steamboat seemed to be a good fit.”… snowboarder and telemark skier, enjoys tele in the back country and snowboarding on deep powder days….Pete mowed lawns to buy his first bike, a Schwinn Mirada, “I rode that bike everywhere.”…current bike lineup includes: Moots Routt,
Fairdale Goodship, Fairdale Coaster, and a Surly Ice Cream Truck…you’ll find Pete enjoying the single track on Emerald mountain, road riding on 20 mile, and on the back roads behind Sleeping Giant…outside of Steamboat it’s anything in Fruita so far…dream cycling trip is to one day ride across America back to his hometown visiting friends along the way…if you are faster than Pete he most probably admires you unless, you’re jerk about it, then he’s glad you’re not riding with him…before pedaling it’s steel cut oatmeal, after, it’s beers and a cheeseburger, “Hey, I burned all those calories for a reason.”…when not riding you can find Pete at home with his wife and dogs…his dad got him into cycling, They would go on casual bike rides around town, “It was exciting to leave the neighborhood and not get in trouble.”…Pete recently purchased a Jeep, he says, “Stand by and see how far into the hole I end up.”
What working at Moots means to Pete:
“I really like being part of a team that has the common interest of making the finest titanium bicycles in the world. I know that sounds a bit cliche, but working at Moots is not just a job. You really are part of something special. You can ride up to any Moots owner and strike up a conversation about their bike. At the end of the week when all those tubes I shaped and cut are headed off to welding, I feel accomplished and proud to know that they are going to someone that will appreciate what we do here.”
Frame Finisher…at Moots and in Steamboat Springs for 3 months…originally from Greeley, CO…moved to Steamboat for job at Moots…snowboarder…1st bike was a 16” Magna Extreme equipped with coaster brakes and solid tubes…in the garage you’ll find Graham’s Intense Spider, Giant Revolt, Cult BMX, KHS DJ, Trek Antelope 850, and a Franken Townie…digs the new Pioneer trail on Mt. Werner…also like the Hypodermics-technos trail in Honolulu, HI…admires Randal Okada, assistant manager at The Bike Shop in Kailua, HI…dream cycling trip is to Big Sur, CA…after a ride it’s pizza & beer…when not on a bike, Graham can be found working on his bikes…“My few early memories are on a bicycle. I don’t know how we met but it was meant to be.”
What working at Moots means to Graham:
“It means I get to touch raw titanium and work with people that are passionate about cycling and the product we produce.”
Parts Program Manager Manager
Parts Program Manager Manager…going on almost 5 weeks at Moots…from Hartsville, TN…learned to run trails next to my Dad’s 2008 Moots Rigormootis…loves any trail near a creek…admires Matty Pronovost and Frida…daydreams about running awesome trails while dad pedals, stopping and swimming in a river, eating some treats, and then sleeping in the car all the way home….”My dad got me started following his bike when I was 10 weeks old. By the time I was 4 months I could run a whole mile with him. By 6 months we were doing 20-30 miles. I absolutely love it! I never cut trail and sometimes I wish Dad could ride faster, especially uphill. I usually have to bark at him to get him to hustle up. Slow humans.”…I like food. Do you have food? Is that why you’re asking me about food? Are you going to give me food? I see you’re eating something,is that food? Can I have that? Please? Can I have that? Please?
Program Parts Manager
Program Parts Manager…4 weeks in Steamboat Springs and at Moots…a 2007 Toyota Matrix named Kervin brought Thad to Moots from TN…called Nashville, TN “home” for the last 20 years…when asked skier or snowboarder he asks, “What’s snow?”…first bike was, “A green neighborhood bike that all the neighborhood kids learned to ride on. It got passed around house to house as we kids got to pedaling age. At age 3 in 1976, I got my first bike, a sesquicentennial Schwinn Jr. Sting-Ray. I remember having blocks of wood strapped to the pedals just so I could reach them. That bike opened the door to adventure for me.”…current quiver is all Moots: a 2008 Moots Rigormoots Rigid Singlespeed, a 2011 Moots MX RSL Rigid Singlespeed, and a 2012 Moots Psychlo-X…Thad is still exploring the area, but one of his favorites so far is the Mad Creek/Red Dirt/Strawberry Park Hot Springs. He recommends starting at Moots, ride gravel to the trail, ride the trails, stop off for a dip at the hot springs, and then back to Moots. It’s 24ish miles of spectacular views, great climbs, fast descents, relaxing and has two brewery options waiting at the finish – either (or both) The Butcherknife Brewery is just before returning to Moots and Storm Peak Brewery is just a quick spin past Moots if headed into town…other favorites include anything Pisgah, the Womble, North/South trail at LBL in Kentucky, but probably most favorite is the Sewanee trail in Tennessee…his Dad got him into cycling, “I remember sitting on the curb crying because my older sister learned to ride before me. It was me, my neighbor friend Mike Pepple, and that old green neighborhood tattered kids bike, with my dad taking turns running behind us, pushing us and telling us to pedal. After several wobbles and crashes, I finally got it and I’ve been going ever since. Dad also rode his bike to work and took nightly rides around the neighborhood. I’d get to go with him and sometimes we’d stop for ice cream…admires Stanley Wills. Thad refers to him as the Godfather and there’s an annual ride put together to honor, thank, and ride with Stanley back in Tennessee. “He’s everything you could ask for in a cyclist: friendly, inquisitive, tough as nails, loves seeking adventures, always finding great new “roads” and routes, stops and meets people all along the way, and is always smiling no matter how bad the ride gets.”…another cyclist he admires is Scott McConnell, who apparently is just like Stanley, only 30 years younger. “It’s worth getting to pedal with both of them.”..a dream cycling trip to Belgium enjoying cobbles, waffles, cross, and beer is on his to-do list…before pedaling it’s waffles, pancakes, or Noosa and afterwards well, it depends on the season, during Spring and Summer, raw oysters and beer, and when the temps drop, wings, pizza and beer are on the menu…in the few remaining hours of the day that he isn’t on his bike you can find Thad typically playing in a creek with his four-legged buddy, JD, working on his bike, or staring at maps dreaming up adventures…enjoys cooking, dancing, and fine wine with good friends…never turn down a good cheese and fruit board, and the 2 weeks he spent in Northumberland, UK this year were the best of his life thus far.
What working at Moots means to Thad:
“It means being able to follow one of my passions with people who share that passion. Plus it’s a rich culture of outdoors, adventure, bikes, dogs, exploration, giving back, being good stewards, and trying to enjoy every moment of these way too short and sometimes painful lives we live. It’s a healthy immersion.”
Sales Associate West/Southwest
At Moots since 2011…in Steamboat for 25 winters and counting…grew up in Napa, California…backcountry tele skier…in 1990, Michael married Stephanie,then loaded mountain bikes and camping gear into their Honda Accord and took a six week honeymoon in the Rocky Mountains. While passing through Steamboat, they ended up staying for a week, found jobs, a place to live, took out a steel Moots mountain tandem for a ride, and the rest is as they say history…first bike – Michael has three brothers so they fought over and traded everything, especially bikes…the first bike he called his own was a black Schwinn Stingray, followed by a gold Typhoon…currently in his garage – Moots Rogue YBB, Moots Vamoots CR, and a 1988 Breezer…loves anything singletrack in Steamboat particularly the full MRP…outside of Steamboat it’s Independence Pass…dream cycling trip is a tour of Patagonia…breakfast burrito pre-ride and salty chips with an IPA following…admires John Stamstad…when not riding Michael is listening to music and planning his next ride…speaking of music…Michael loves seeing live music: rock, blues, bluegrass, reggae, jazz, just about anything.
What working at Moots means to Michael:
“The product, and the people behind the product, it’s a passion, and something I can believe in.”
• Hometown – Born in Sweetwater, TX, home of the Rattlesnake RoundUp.
• Time at Moots – Still the new guy.
• What draws you to Bikes – Riding is the perfect Zen balance between freedom and suffering.
• Life changing moment on a bike – At ten years old, I tried to impress a girl by jumping my BMX bike off a handicap ramp. Long story short, I ended up with a concussion and a compound fracture. She was not impressed.
• How did you end up in Steamboat? – Followed the smiling alligator.
Danny is our newest Sales Associate, and Steamboat local since 2010 (minus 2 years living in the SF Bay Area, working for Specialized).
Born in Bozeman, MT and grew up in the Pacific Northwest just outside Seattle in Bellevue, WA. He moved to Steamboat to get out of the PacNW rain and see the sun!
In typical Steamboat-transplant fashion he moved to town in the winter and stayed for the summer. He married his lovely wife, Kirsten, at the Columbine Cabins in North Routt County, and has two firecracker daughters, Éloïse and Margaret.
He’s a mountain biker first, but also loves riding road (pavement and dirt), commuting, towing his kids in the trailer, and JRA. Is a Telemark skier (nobody cares…), snowboarder, hiker, traveler, cartographer & geographer, linguist, chef, and of course devoted father and husband.
Has worked in bike shops since high school, and alumnus of Moots dealer Orange Peel Bicycle Service.
Favorite rides in Steamboat are anything in the high country to a spot where there’s a view, Spring Creek & Emerald Mtn. (at night), in-town singletrack, and the Emerald Loop.
Has a 10 year old Newfoundland dog named Magnus
Pre/post ride food: burritos
I grew up in Albany, NY, fixed between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains. I’ve lived in Durango, Denver, Boulder, and Bellingham WA before Moots brought me to Steamboat. Cycling serves me differently on different days. Sometimes riding gives me a needed chemical high, other times it can be a grounding break from life. Either way, cycling has become a staple for me – like food or air, I wouldn’t get very far without it. As with most places within the bike industry, Moots is made up of people from disparate places with diverse knowledge bases, brought together by a common love for bikes. Because of this, it is a really fun and rewarding place to spend time.
Time at Moots: I’ve been at Moots 6 months now.
What draws you to bikes? Cycling serves me differently on different days. Sometimes riding gives me a needed chemical fix, other times it can be a grounding break from life. Either way, cycling has become a staple for me – like food or air, I wouldn’t get very far without it.
First Bike: My first real bike was a bargain basement Specialized Allez. I think I spend $600 on it, scraping together all of my lawn mowing and snow shoveling money to but it. My friends at the time thought me insane to spend so much on a bicycle, but it was only the first step in a lifetime of addictive behavior.
Life changing moment? On one ride in the National forest outside of Mancos I came to realize that a mountain lion had been following me for a couple of miles up a long, slow, sandy climb. I had been riding alone, it was just me and my big cat stalker. Life just seemed sweeter after I got home that day.
How did you end up in Steamboat? Moots brought me to Steamboat. I had been through town previously on a road trip, and when the position came up I knew that I needed to work for Moots.
Favorite place to ride? I’ve got a lot of favorite places to ride, it wouldn’t be fair to pick and choose.
“What is you favorite thing about working at Moots? As with most places within the bike industry, Moots is made up of people from disparate places with diverse knowledge bases, all bound my a common love for bike. Because of this, it is a really fun and rewarding place to spend time.”
At Moots since the beginning (1981)…from West Bend, WI…arrived in Steamboat Springs in 1971 while bike touring…recently took up snowboarding (loves the terrain park)…first bicycle was a Moots Mountaineer…has a new one order…rides all over the world…fish or snails before a ride, Honey Stinger gingersnap waffles during, and a muskrat after..when not riding, Mr. Moots enjoys swimming.
What working at Moots means to Mr. Moots:
“Being part of a small business in Northwest Colorado that’s driven by people with a passion to build lifetime bikes for more than three decades is pretty darn cool. And my position is unique, I get to accompany each and every Moots owner on cycling adventures world wide. It’s the best job ever.”
Baxter the Chocolate Lab–2006-2017 R.I.P.
Moral Support, post lunchtime vacuum cleaner, watchdog for the mail lady who brings rather large biscuits
Moral Support, post lunchtime vacuum cleaner, watchdog for the mail lady who brings rather large biscuits…time at Moots 8 years…hometown Evergreen, CO…moved to Steamboat ‘cause he wanted to live the dream too….loves bananas (he’s a freak for bananas) and pretty much anything else…favorite thing to do at Moots – follow Evan around the shop all day step-for-step…after work Baxter looks forward to swimming in the Yampa River.
Supervisor of the Finish Dept
Worked at Moots 3.5 years…in Steamboat Springs 7 years…originally from Shelton, CT…came to Steamboat to be a ski bum for a season…telemark skier…first bike was a Nishiki Colorado… got into cycling at 13 – “I rode a trail behind a friend’s school and was hooked.”…favorite Steamboat ride is Dumont Lake to the Ski mountain (Continental Divide Trail/Mountain View)…likes eggs before a ride and an icy cold Dr. Pepper afterward…when not on his bike, Blake is tracking his Mazda Miata…a cyclist he admires – Moots’ own Corey Piscopo…if you didn’t know…Blake is into cars as much as he’s into bikes.
What does working at Moots means to Blake:
“Working in a great environment and having fun while building bike frames.”
I was fortunate enough to buy Moots in October, 2015 and am proud to be part of this team. I’ve been a passionate cyclist most of my life and to combine my personal and professional interests is truly exciting. After years in the corporate world, I grew tired of that experience and was looking for something more fulfilling and Moots was a perfect fit. This is an incredibly talented team of cyclists who handcraft these beautiful bikes right here in Steamboat and have a tremendous culture that was just what I was looking for next.
I grew up cycling as a kid and never grew out of it I guess. Years of riding all over the neighborhood for fun with my brother turned into a way of life. I’ve had many bikes and the one I remember most was a Specialized Stumpjumper, my first mountain bike that I purchased in 1990. Believe it or not, the shop actually financed it for me or I’d never have been able to afford that bike. My wife still gives me a hard time about that as I had no money left for evenings out.
I am currently riding a new lineup of Moots bikes to include the Routt 45, Mooto X YBB and the VaMoots RSL. My favorite trail in Steamboat is definitely The Ridge with beautiful views and just a fun downhill. Outside of Steamboat, the epic trail the Womble, in Arkansas is without question my favorite. My dream ride is to tour New Zealand from top to bottom with no time pressures whatsoever – and with my wife, which is why this is likely to remain a dream.
When not on my bike, I’m hanging with my family to include my wife, daughter (Makenna) and son (Nash). I love to read and am always into an interesting book. I got hooked on skiing in my early 30’s and am excited about the winters in Steamboat Springs. Should be able to ski each time I’m there and then get out and ride again when returning home to Little Rock. Oh, and I’m a huge Kid Rock fan!
Head of Finish/ Part time Dog Petter
Brett joined Moots April Fool’s Day of 2015. He moved to Steamboat Springs from Brooklyn, NY but when pressed, will confess to growing up in western Colorado. He refuses to pick a favorite ride. He likes his Rosko off-road bikes, and his Vamoots RSL. He admires Major Taylor, Gino Bartali, Graeme Obree, Bill Cunningham, Le Corbusier, Joan Miro and many others.
What working at Moots means to Brett:
“That’s easy: dream job.”
At Moots 15 years…in Steamboat 20 years this winter…moved to Colorado for college from Cleveland in 1990…came for the snowboarding, was originally a manager for a snowboard shop…loves snowboarding has no idea what skiing is…first bike – a really sparkly blue Schwinn Sting-Ray…currently rides – a commuter with Extracycle, a Moots Vamoots, a purple Dirt Jumper, an NS Soda for riding lift serviced trails, and a Santa Cruz 5010 for everyday mountain biking…favorite local trail ride – Burgess Creek Road to Creekside, back up to Thunderhead base, then up to “Gunsmoke” and down to EZ Rider or Bucking Bronc…thinks the Monarch Crest trail is amazing…wants to ride in the Pacific Northwest someday…burritos the night before a big ride is always a good call…when not on a bike, Caleb is skateboarding like an old man, fly-fishing, playing (or building something) with his son Finneas…he admires Major Taylor…his parents introduced him to cycling with that shiny StingRay. They rode Raleigh touring bikes around Europe before Caleb was born…if Caleb let’s his grow, it’s ridiculously curly.
Working at Moots means to Caleb:
“That I get to go home everyday with a sense of great pride in the work I have done.”
12 years at Moots working in a variety of roles and always down to ride bikes.
Favorite part of his job: Working with amazing customers as well as Moots Dealers around the world.
Best Ride in Steamboat: Anything in North Routt off of Seedhouse road with a finish at the Clark Store.
Look for him on: His Routt 45 gravel and touring setup cruising between bakeries and cafes in Europe.
“Living my passion for bikes and bike shops every day.”
Length of time at Moots 3.5 months…been in Steamboat Springs 8 years…calls Albany NY home…her hubby’s ski coaching job brought her to Steamboat Springs…alpine skier…first bicycle was a red Schwinn with coaster brakes…current bicycles are carbon, but that will change soon…favorite Steamboat trail is Larry’s on Emerald Mountain…also likes the ride road riding in Switzerland around Lake Geneva…Elyse’s dream cycling trip is anything in Europe…she admires Fabian Cancellara (think there’s a Swiss theme going on here?)…when she’s not on her bike, she’s doing Manic Training or ski racing…Elyse is thankful for her college friends who introduced her to cycling.
Machine Dept. supervisor, product development, and QC manager
Worked at Moots and been in Steamboat Springs 15 years…hometown is Iowa City, IA…came to Steamboat for Moots…mostly a tele skier these days, but usually on the fatbike…first bicycle was a red Vista 20”er (heavily modified!)…current bicycles include a Mooto X, a Frosthammer, a Routt, and a couple of old Teesdales…favorite rides – there are too many good ones out there he says – in the Steamboat area – Seedhouse area and the the CDT are always winners…he enjoys riding in the Pacific NW with his Dad on the super fun trails a few miles from his parent’s house. Eric’s Dad is 71 and still rips it up!…dream trip itinerary – he’s had Japan on the radar for a long time and thinks Iceland looks pretty sweet too….Eric admires and looks back to all those old guys back in Iowa City that put up with an “annoying kid” constantly hanging out in the way, asking a million questions, working on his own bikes, etc. – Dennis Malone, Chuck Coyle, Eric, and Andy, Patrick Mulligan, David Eye, Nick Hoeffer, Ed Rushton, Tom Teesdale (RIP!), and Steve McGuire- they all had a major influence on his passion for bikes and making things, and for that Eric is extremely grateful!…no favorite pre or post ride food – he likes all food, period…when he’s not on one of his bikes, you can find Eric hanging with his daughter and wife or working on the house…Eric credits his folks for getting him into cycling, “They bought me a bike and encouraged me to get out of the house!”
What working at Moots means to Eric:
“I like making things. Figuring out how to create things and seeing how psyched people get about what we make....it’s a pretty good feeling to be a part of this.”
Time at Moots 9 years, closing in on almost 16 years in Steamboat Springs…hometown is the Mile High City (aka Denver, CO)…moved to Steamboat to live the dream…alpine and nordic skier…first bike was a Diamondback Sorrento…current bikes – Moots Vamoots RSL, Moots Divide, Intense Tracer 275 Carbon, One Cycles Singlespeed, and Santa Cruz Bullit…fav Steamboat mountain trail – Sunshine, and the Stagecoach loop on the road…enjoys Hartman’s Rocks in Gunnison and Reno-Flag-Bear in Crested Butte and the Copper Triangle…Evan admires Corey Piscopo (just like his colleague Blake Chilson)…Evan’s dream bike trip would take him mountain biking in the Alps…when not on the bike, you’ll find Evan spending time with his wife and daughter (and Baxter) camping, hiking, skiing, riding, etc.
Frida…too many AKA’s to list
Floor warmer/ bodyguard/ recycle bin cleaner
She’s been at Moots almost 3 years..rescued from somewhere AZ…arrived in Steamboat in a van via Summit County Animal Rescue…loves any container that needs to be cleaned…favorite past time…playing with favorite dog friends…24-hour face kissing rule may be instituted at any time.
Midwest and Rockies sales guy…been at Moots and in Steamboat Springs for a year…lists hometown as Pittsburgh, PA…recently got an AT set up (he says, “…this is one step in becoming a curmudgeon local.”)….came to Steamboat to, “work for the best darn bike company in the world!”…currently has one more bike than he had before…will eat anything in a tortilla before or after a ride.
What working at Moots means to Jeremiah:
“Being part of the Moots community across the country and around the world. And building bicycles with the highest quality and integrity.”
At Moots for 21 years…been in Steamboat Springs for 25 years (the longest he’s ever lived anywhere)…hometown – Earth. Jon traveled as a military kid for a large part of his youth…telemark skier and Nordic dork…came to Steamboat for the pursuit of mountain biking and all things that go along with mountains…not sure what his first bike was – “It had two wheels and I was hooked.”…current bicycles include: Moots MX YBB, Vamoots RSL, Moots Psychlo X RSL X 2, and a Schwinn tandem from the early 70’s…favorite Steamboat Springs rides are a cyclocross tour of town (not on any map) and Emerald Mountain with his kids…way too many favorites outside of the Yampa Valley to list however, Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI is the best CX venue in the US…Dream cycling trip is touring the Netherlands with his family in the summer (oh those canal roads and tulips…)…Jon admires his wife and her ability to multi task and wrangle our family…espresso + oatmeal before a ride, after, a giant burrito…when not on one of his bikes, Jon is thinking about how to get out on a ride…Jon credits his parents for introducing him to cycling – “They taught me how to ride and also took me to BMX races growing up.”
What working at Moots means to Jon:
“Working at Moots means I get to work in the “proverbial” candy shop for bike nerds, which allows me to pursue my passion for riding and racing. It also means that I get to help guide this amazing company and be here as it has grown from a 5-6 person shop to almost 25 characters that only care about building the best.”
Office, web, and soft goods gal
At Moots three years…in Steamboat Springs since 2007 (minus 2 years in Denver and 1 in Australia)…originally from Eugene, Oregon…a snowboarder…came to Steamboat Springs for the winter and stayed for the summer (pretty standard answer)… current bike the Juliana Furtado…Outside of working, she can be found in her backyard trails of Emerald…off her bike Kayla loves hiking and happy hour in the summertime, come winter she digs snowboarding and couch hangs with pumpkin spice candles…She loves going to concerts – Red Rocks locally, and the occasional European trip to follow her favorite artist (ODESZA) …Kayla has an irrational fear of people walking behind her on stairs, and has an affinity for all dogs, especially Einstein the office corgi.
“Awesome people doing awesome things. A good crew and a fun job makes the arrival of Monday morning pretty alright.”
Name: Kelsey Hutchinson
position at Moots: welder
time at Moots: 3 months!
from: Omaha, NE
I bought an old Bianchi off of Craigslist before moving to NY, I loved exploring the boroughs in the fresh air instead of being stuck underground with everyone and their grandma. After moving back to Omaha, I started working at a bike shop and became bananas obsessed with all things in the bicycle world. (Thanks Omaha Bicycle Company, SJ & Jim)
I was a fashion journalist, turned graphic design major until I toured a frame builder in Oregon and saw someone welding a frame. I immediately came back to Nebraska, quit graphic design school and enrolled in a community college to get a welding degree. Two years later, I’m working at my dream job. (Eeeeee!!) I also really like Star Wars but, ONLY the original trilogy.
Hobbies: climbing, riding all of the bicycles, and trying to cook.
“What does moots mean to you? The fact that I get to come to work everyday and be a small part of building someone's dream bike is the most satisfying job I've ever had. ”
Started at Moots July 6th 2015…been in Steamboat 5 months…moved to Steamboat for his job at Moots…hometown is Baltimore, MD…telemark skier and snowboarder…current bicycles are a custom steel road and a mountain bike he built himself before his time at Moots. He’s still figuring out what his first Moots will be…needs to ride more Steamboat trails to pick a favorite. However, he’s partial to Morning Gloria on Emerald Mountain…Outside of the Steamboat area Luke names the White Clay Creek/Middle Run in Newark, DE or Patapsco Valley State Park, MD as favorites…after a ride get this man a burrito.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and I don’t remember any of it, except for riding BMX bikes with my friends. Eventually that turned into a high school job at a local bike shop where I was introduced to “real bikes.” Eventually, the city life made me yearn for something more relaxed, I landed in Steamboat springs where I continued riding bikes with my friends and working in a new bike shop.
Catch me out on the Yampa valleys best roads and trails, or at Storm Peak Brewing Company!
“Although I've only been at Moots for a short time, it really feels like I've found the absolute most welcoming place for a cyclist to be. It doesn't matter where you came from, what you ride, or how you ride it; Moots and Steamboat Springs is it.”
At Moots going on 8 years and 11 months…been in Steamboat Springs 14 years on and off…hometown is Waterbury CT…came to Steamboat for something different…first bike was a trash day find that was stripped, repainted and pinstriped by his dad…current bikes: Moots MX RSL SS, MX YBB SS, Psychlo X RSL SS, Frosthammer, Vamoots Compact, Intense SS2, Seven Cycles Elium Race Track Bike, 2001 Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe and a few more…favorite ride is anywhere quiet… when not riding you’ll find Mattie with his dog, Frida.
Production and Product Development
Length of time at Moots, “not as long as Butch.”…came to Steamboat for his job at Moots…from Delaware…when asked what type of skier – he’ll tell you he fat bikes…first bike he can really remember is a Torker BMX, around ’89…as a kid, cycling gave Nate the opportunity to get outside and go far…current bicycles, “ I’m told to many.”…favorite Steamboat area ride is Soda Mtn…outside of Steamboat – the trails in Northern Delaware…dream cycling trip – “It would be long in both distance and time. It needs to be warm, I spend too much time riding in the cold. I would like some big hills, but would also like it to be close to a coast line. Hopefully there are lemonade stands along the way, with lots of good food stops scattered about…I’m still looking!”…Nate admires the new generation (youth), he’s impressed with their skill, ability, and enthusiasm, “Cycling has a good future, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”…pre and/or post ride food, “Come on, pizza.”…off the bike you are?, “That doesn’t happen often.”
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.
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.
MOOTS2545 Copper Ridge Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look inside Moots and the pursuit of titanium perfection.........(click above cover for …
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Moots RSL stem You never actually own a Moots RSL stem, you merely look after it for the next generation Words SAM CHALLIS Photography ADAM LANGDON Titanium is a special metal to build a bike from. Light where steel is heavy, smooth where …
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