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AFTERNOON Ti

VAMOOTS DR @NEBO RIDGE ~ BUILD OF THE WEEK ~

 

Just in time for some major spring miles and a summer full of adventures our dealer NEBO RIDGE BICYCLES in Carmel, Indiana has put this stunning build together for a customer.

This beauty is our VAMOOTS DR (disc road) model.  Features on this bike are almost endless and paired with a stunning Shimano Dura Ace Di2 build and full hydraulic brake system, through guides for hydo brakes and internal Di2 routing, this bike will be burning up the roads of Indiana for years to come.

The VAMOOTS DR features a 44mm head tube to accomodate a 1.5” tapered steerer tube to handle the stresses of disc brakes. The customer chose the red accent bits and a svelt set of Zipp carbon clinchers.  After being out of cycling for a couple of years the customer asked his friends to help him spec the bike.  They (and I might be biased here) certainly pointed him in the right direction. After a fit session with Joel at Nebo Ridge, they found our stock 56cm size fit him out perfect and once he rides it for a while will add a Moots stem for a final touch.

INTENDED USE

The customer is going to use his new rig for Grand Fondo rides, training and long days in the saddle.  The Vamoots DR offers up some great all day geometry and can fit up to a 28mm tire for rougher roads.

Full build came in at 16.5 pounds as seen.

Smooth line out of the drive side chainstay and drop out for the Di2 wire.

Red ano bits with Mr. Moots along for the ride.

Go fast, go comfy.  Enve disc road fork.

Parting shot from the head badge.  Note the screws are lined up.  #itsinthedetails

 

MOOTS DEMO TOUR~EAST COAST 2014

KEEP THE MOTOR RUNNING

The Moots sprinter van just may top 200k on this trip.  We are headed east this time around and have some great demos planned with our dedicated Moots dealers.

Check out the listings below as we make stops in Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and beyond. Come out demo a Moots and jump into a group ride.  This is a great time to get up close to what makes Moots Handbuilt in the Rockies so special.

FAMILY BIKE~~CROFTON MARYLAND

 

RACE PACE BICYCLES~~COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

 

EXETER CYCLES~~EXETER NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

MARTY’S RELIABLE CYCLE~~RANDOLPH, NEW JERSEY

 

CYCLESPORT~~PARK RIDGE, NEW JERSEY

MOOTS DEMO DAY AT BELMONT WHEELWORKS

DONATE TO CREATE SINGLE TRACK & WIN A MOOTS! (SOLD OUT!)

THANKS TO ALL THAT BOUGHT TICKETS, WE ARE SOLD OUT!

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.

The build:

Shimano XT

DT Swiss wheels

Fox Racing Shock

Chris King head set

Moots Ti Stem

Moots Cinch Post

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 (SOLD OUT!)

 

MOOTS + CYCLOPEDIA DEMO DAY

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

ROUBAIX LAST 10KM

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Your favorite may have not won, but this is worth another watch.  I’m thinking a Vamoots Ybb would be the perfect bike for the cobbles.  We didn’t make many of them, but those that have them, love them:

DEMO TOUR~CALIFORNIA EDITION 2014

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:

MOOTS MOUNTAIN

MOOTS ROAD

LUNCH HOUR RIDE

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 your lunch hour ride look like?

FLANDERS/#RVV/DE RONDE

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The Tour of Flanders, RVV or “De Ronde”, call it what you will.  It’s this Sunday and should produce some great racing.  This little video gives a great history of the race and really gets the blood flowing to get out and hammer out some miles.

Enjoy.

TOUR D’ AFRIQUE 2014

David Grosshans TOUR d’ AFRIQUE PSYCHLO X YBB

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

SRAM RED

MECHANICAL DISC BRAKES

3 WATER BOTTLE BOSSES (KING CAGES OF COURSE)

MOOTS YBB SOFTAIL UNIT

A CONTINENT WORTH OF COURAGE

You can follow David’s progress here: TOUR d’ AFRIQUE RACE and you can read more about his bike on CYCLING EDGE.

A whole different type of gravel.

MOOTS DEMOS~AR, KS, CO BRINGING IT HOME

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!

THE BIKE ROUTE

CYCLETON-DENVER, CO

ALPHA BICYCLE CO.

We’d love to see you at any of the stops.  Come out and ride!

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