Towards the end of October Moots was fortunate to have STUDIO VELO (our top dealer in 2016) host a Gravel Camp in Steamboat. Scott Penzarella is one of three owners of this wonderful shop based out of Mill Valley, California……
Way back in the early part of 2016 our friends at Chris King approached us to be one of just a handful of builders to build a bike in celebration of their 40th Anniversary. Our time slot would be November, so we thought of doing a Cyclocross build…..
Ladies first! Katie Clouse took top honors in the women’s PRO/Open field at the “Bowl of Death”. This past weekend the weather gods finally put down some much needed moisture on the
The New ROUTT RSL & ROUTT were put to the test during the 3 day adventure. If you’ve been following Moots you’ll know that just over a year ago the company sold. Moots had been owned by the same individual for about 22 years or so. The owner at the time didn’t want to sell it to just anyone, or the highest bidder. He and his family cared deeply for cycling, the brand and the dedicated people that put hands to metal each and everyday. They cared so much that they wanted to leave us with just the right person at the helm. Finding the right person took about 5 years and like so many things that are just “right” that
We have compiled the top 10 things you learn when you get your first Moots. These are comments from real customers after they have had their Moots for a little while……… #1 You don’t know why you ever waited to buy a Moots!!!! #2 The claim of the great ride quality was waaaay under sold. #3 Your buddy that has X brand of titanium bike that he thought was the best is suddenly eyeing your Moots.
Gage Hecht in his first year in the U23 category came away with a silver medal in the Pan-American Cyclocross Championships October 29th. Moots is a proud sponsor of the Alpha Bicycle Company Cyclocross Program. We are in our second year of providing the team with the finest made titanium cyclocross bikes you can find. And when I say second year, this means that last season they raced on new frames
A brief stint on the pavement to connect the goods of our dirt/gravel adventures. FEATURED SHOP: STUDIO VELO, MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA The last week of October we played host & guide to our stand our dealer from Mill Valley, California, STUDIO VELO. This shop is nestled in the small town north of the bay and has quickly risen to the top due to their passion for Moots and offering their customers an experience that cannot be beat. Did I mention they also ride a crap ton?
I wanted to explain in some detail why and how we decided to use this new and different technology of a 3D printing the parts for the Flat Mount brake mount and dropout on our Disc RSL versions of our road, cross and gravel bikes. We understand this is a different look from Moots, but we will share the reasoning behind this choice. The end goal is to make the best possible bike.
WHAT TYPE OF BIKE IS IT? Rigid views of road and mountain bikes have been in place for a long time, but an evolution of sub-disciplines has led more purpose built bikes to market and broadened the view of what biking can be. A recent example is the explosion of “gravel” bikes like the Moots Routt 45, gaining broad appeal thanks to events like Dirty Kanza along with forward thinking bike shops like CyclePathPDX and North Central. The Baxter is a bike built for maximum versatility, for adventure that knows no bounds, and for the sole purpose of riding everywhere without limitations.
Riding to the ride. We left Steamboat a day before the event got underway. On our way down to Fort Collins our route took us along the northern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. 150 miles, 10,000 feet of climbing. Production Manager and R & D driver Nate Bradley climbs Cameron Pass on his ROUTT loaded with bags & gear. Nothing like a little warm up. Nate’s ride of choice: ROUTT, 54cm, Shimano Di2/hydrulic disc brakes, 50/34 chainrings, 11-28 cassette, Mavic All-Road, thru-axle front & rear. Porcelain Rocket bags, frame pump. Not a single flat or mechanical in general. STEAMBOAT RALLEYE WHAT IS IT? A 3 day bike packing trip that allows you to travel as light or heavy as you want. Some support was used. WHY? Duh? To ride with 49 other characters, which will be called friends after the event.