Our local trail club (ROUTT COUNTRY RIDERS) has taken a huge step to provide more narrow single to our area, whether you are a local or come to visit Steamboat, you will benefit from this undertaking. They have purchased a SINGLE TRACK SPECIALTY MACHINE and we are pitching in to help fund this amazing machine.
You can help and be entered into a chance to win a fully decked out Moots Rogue Ybb at the same time. We are selling only 250 tickets at $50 each. 100% of the proceeds go to the trail machine. Our great industry partners at Shimano, DT Swiss, Fox Racing Shocks and Chris King are doing their part as well, by helping with this stunning build. The winner will have their choice of one of 8 stock sizes.
A true single track crushing ride.
You can view the original PDF here: RCR TRAIL MACHINE
You can click here and go to our store to PURCHASE TICKETS
Come out to CYCLOPEDIA’S new location next Thursday (April 24th) for an afternoon of Moots Demos. We’ll have both road and mountain bike demos on hand for you to check out.
PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
CYCLOPEDIA BIKE STUDIO
630 TWIN VIEW BLVD
REDDING, CA 96003
We are keeping the engine warm in the Moots sprinter van this spring. Less than a week ago the rig returned from the NAHBS/SE Demo Tour and we are turning it around for a splendid trip to California. This time around the Moots Demo Tour starts off in SoCal and heads north from there.
Stay tuned for more demo dates/times for central and northern California.
1ST STOP: ADRENALINE BIKES
2ND STOP: BIKE EFFECT~~SANTA MONICA
This is an amazing opportunity to get out on a full ride on a Moots demo! Show up early to get sizing and adjustments, drink some great coffee and then roll for the group ride at 8:30am!
SATURDAY APRIL 12TH
7:00 AM DEMO FIT/COFFEE
8:30 AM ROLL ON GROUP RIDE
3RD STOP: PEDALERS FORK
Models and sizes available to demo:
Most days for the working stiffs of the world we don’t have unlimited time to get out and ride. Rides come in the form of 1 hour blocks that can be worked into a planned lunch hour. Some days it’s a mad scramble to kit up, hit the road and be back in around an hour, but it’s what keeps the motor running until a longer weekend ride can be had.
At Moots we love to get out and ride. It’s part of the job description in a lot of ways…..part product development, part testing, part mental break to just pedal and make notes in your mind about things. Yes, the quote by Albert Einstein goes right here:
“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.”
The ride above is what we call Airport Plus. It’s almost a perfect 20 miles in length and covers a mix of pavement and dirt roads. As the name implies it passes the small Steamboat airport. It can be ridden in either direction and feels just about the same no matter which way you go. You cross the Elk River twice and the Yampa River twice, which can make for some great wildlife viewing at times. It can be done in just about any season; winter it’s frozen with packed snow, spring it’s tacky dirt, summer it’s dusty and rough, fall it’s littered with color. The route passes some of the most beautiful farm and ranch lands in this corner of Colorado. We are lucky to have this loop right out our door. If you ever come visit us and happen to stay for a ride, this will most likely be the ride we take you on.
What does it take to race the entire lenght of Africa? We know what it doesn’t take is a weak stomach or a flashy paint job. How about a dialed in Psychlo X Ybb and a strong will to crush. We think yes. Check out the photo above for the very machine Dave Grosshans is riding right now at this very moment as he LEADS the race by a huge marigin of 42 hours!…the largest ever lead in the race’s history. Dave picked the PX Ybb for it’s versatile manners and added the Ybb unit for comfort on the long haul.
CYCLING EDGE out of Australia worked with David on his custom geometry build up of the PSYCHLO X YBB you see above. Some of the details:
Dave’s PSYCHLO X YBB
MECHANICAL DISC BRAKES
3 WATER BOTTLE BOSSES (KING CAGES OF COURSE)
MOOTS YBB SOFTAIL UNIT
A CONTINENT WORTH OF COURAGE
We pick up our Moots road warriors on leg three of our NAHBS-there-and-back-demo-tour.
Jason Coble will be taking the wheel of our sprinter van and rolling north through shops in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and finally the front range of Colorado. Some of his stops will be Moots Dealer visits, some will be all out Moots Dealer visits plus demo. There are more stops planned, stay tuned for when/where.
Have a look below for full demo stops that will give you a chance to ride some Moots Ti!
We’d love to see you at any of the stops. Come out and ride!
Spring is in the air this week, for real. We officially get to say we are in “Spring” on Thursday the 20th of March. To keep the spring theme going we are making a demo swing through Texas this week. Michael has the Moots van loaded with our current demos and will be making stops along his way back to the mother ship here in Steamboat.
We hope to see you at one of the following demo stops!
Texas Moots Demo/Ride Schedule:
WEST END BIKES—HOUSTON, TX—-THURSDAY, MARCH 20TH 4:00pm, Group ride at 5:30
MELLOW JOHNNYS—AUSTIN, TX— SUNDAY, MARCH 23RD Morning demo time TBD
MAD DUCK—–GRAPEVINE, TX—-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH 4:00pm, Group ride at 5:30
BIKE: Moots Vecchio Patata “THE OLD PATATO”
Full Custom Vamoots + Campy
RIDER: PETER CHISHOLM
This is Peter Chisholm’s (The Old Potato) retirement present from Moots. Our long standing association with Vecchios Bicicletteria, in Boulder, Colorado is flourishing and we wanted to recognize Peter’s retirement from retail in a special way. We felt paying homage to Campagnolo and Peter, and his love of classic frames through a one-off frame design was the best send off. Peter supplied the beautiful 80th Anniversary Campagnolo groupo to hang on our version of a “modern retro” bike using titanium and some classic styling for his custom ride.
At Moots all of us are bike nerds in one way or another. Some of us have nerdiness rooted in mountain, some cross and some road. For many it’s all of the above. Let’s just say that this one started with the road nerds. Butch served as pilot of the project but those involved deserve the credit for doing the work because like all things Moots, each frame, each product, each idea reflects what the group sees, not just an individual. We feel this is our strength.
Eric’s retro perspective stems from road riding the Iowa countryside on a steel Rossin. All of the expert machine work and engraving are his handiwork. The notion of a Merckx like image of Peter on the seat tube, that’s his idea as are the through guides on the top tube.
Nate took the tasks of swaging, shaping and mitering the tubes for construction. Different designs require different techniques to make a straight frame. He also designed and built, with Ned’s help, the display stands. Once again, as with his role in the trail bike, he nailed it.
Ned put his artistry to work with the welding. Welding this frame was a new challenge and he rose to it with his usual can do attitude and awesome skill.
Jon worked with our partner in graphic design wizardry, Cultivator, to create the decals for this baby. From concept to final product they gave us the look and feel of what we were trying to accomplish.
Butch did some polishing and running around but as with last year’s trail maintenance bike both with the ideas and execution we did this as a team and the result reflects a group effort. We hope you like it.
—–Full Gallery and details on our FLICKR PAGE—–
Photo & Video credit: Mat Barlow