Welcome to the Moots Gallery, a showcase of owner bikes, special builds, and epic days. We are only present in the life of your Moots for a very short time. We want to see where your Moots takes you. Share your Moots photos, videos, stories and adventures. We build it, you ride it, now share it. #moots.
A short love letter to Moots
By Jay Butler from Carson City, NV
I am 46 years old and have been cycling since I was a young boy. I raced on the Boston University cycling club and, although not a very competitive cyclist (in all honesty), I have always loved the sport and enjoyed riding my bike. There’s nothing better than flying through the crisp air and feeling the sun on your face as you pass through the trees while the scenery changes from one rolling hill to the next.
I have had the pleasure of owning some of the finest bikes money can buy from Merlin, Seven, Eddy Merckx, Trek, Cannondale and BMC, etc. Throughout my various experimentations with aluminum and carbon fiber frames, the compliance and resilience of titanium has always won my affection. If you are considering dropping the “bling” to purchase a Moots titanium frame, please take it from a veteran amateur cyclist, “This is the best (last) bike you will ever want to own.”
Again, thank you Moots for putting all your time, energy and sweet equity into a product which brings cyclists so much joy!
Sincerely, Jay Butler
Built to last
By Jim Closmann from Seattle, Washington
Today as I biked along past the Boeing factory and museum I couldn’t help but marvel at the similarities between American made B-52’s that are still flying at over 50 years old and my Moots that will likely last that long. Love the smooth vibration dampening ride and tight handling characteristics of my slightly custom Vamoots CR with s/s couplers. Great set up work by Big Swingin’ Cycles in SF. Hope my body will hold up as long as these two beasts!
By Scott from Mendham, NJ
I can’t say enough about this bike. 2 years + now. I know much has changed in mountain bikes lately. Wider tires, full suspension. I can honestly say that still, this bike is the best mountain bike I’ve owned and I’ve had them all. There is no need for full suspension with this ride. Winter, spring, summer, fall. This Frosthammer in my opinion is clearly the best investment I’ve made. The enjoyment I have gotten out of this ride is beyond anything I could have imagined when I first built it up. Smooth as silk. Goes through everything. It really is the one quiver I’ve been wanting for a long time. No knock on any competitors, but this bike clearly takes the cake. I can take her out on all day epic rides, not feel beat up after. Can still throw my hat in the ring in a race here and there. I might not win but the old saying, would you rather drink a mass produced beer or just relax and enjoy a really good microbrew. Thats what to me this bike is about. I love it. Thank you Moots for building such an incredible ride. You have me for a very long time. Cheers. Scott
Big bike and a small bike
By Branko Tomičić from Zagreb, Croatia
Photo is captured in Novska, small town, approx. 100 km southeast of Zagreb. The villages are mostly located in the plains, so there is a very long tradition of using the bicycle as a transport device. I spent a day riding on the surrounding hills where there are lot of trails in forest. I enjoyed my MOOTO-X.
Best bike for everything
By Frank Berrios from Providence, Rhode Island
This bike has seriously transformed my riding experience! I love being able to hit a dirt road or cross a wooded area thru a single track on my rides adding some great diversity to my riding and this bike really wants to go fast on anything dirt. Built up with Force1 group, Mavic Allroad wheels wrapped in Hutchinson Overide 700×35 tires with Fizik cockpit and saddle sitting on a Specialized CG-R seat post. I chose the etched decals, engraved head tube and press fit 30 options. Looking forward to years of riding fun!
Moots Vamoots RSl 2011 – Latest Build
By Nuno Pires from Lisbon, Portugal
This is my first road Bike, that was updated in the begining of this year.
This bike as been evolving since 2011, and this is the latest build – 2018.
Everything as changed but the frame, CK headset and Qrs.
Stealth look now, the Moots Black Brand is rear of the Seatpost so who is behind can read. 🙂
The GrassMoots Team is comprised of a diverse collection of cyclists who live in various communities across the country that share personal values similar to our Moots values. All are well connected and committed to their respective local cycling communities, participate in local cycling advocacy and volunteer programs, are not purely obsessed with podium finishes yet love to participate in local, regional and/or national races and who share a common bond of wanting to spread their love of cycling with others. Some of them are road cyclists, some are mountain bikers and some are Cyclocross specialists and many are a combination of all of them. Their backgrounds and professions are many, but most importantly we feel all of them are great people and great ambassadors for cycling and Moots.
We feel fortunate to have them as part of the Moots family. Keep an eye out for them in your local cycling communities. All are very approachable, psyched on cycling and Moots and will be happy to share with you their insights of Moots and direct you to the local Authorized Moots Dealers to learn more about all of our bikes and components. GrassMoots Blog: To follow their cycling lifestyles, stay close to our GrassMoots Blog. There you’ll find ongoing updates of their recent riding, racing, volunteering and general life adventures. And, enjoy the GrassMoots Team gallery which will be a growing collection of team member profiles and pictures of them riding and racing in their various parts of the country.
2018 Grassmoots Team
Mooto X YBB, Farwell, Routt 45
When not riding:
Working or spending time at home with my wife, our daughter Brittyn, and our son, Griffin.
“Simple, Reliable & Timeless. I’ve always had an affinity for Moots dating back to when I lived and went to school at Western State in Gunnison.”
Local Moots Dealer:
The Path Bike Shop
Routt RSL, Mooto X RSL & Vamoots CR
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2018 “Main Event” –A first time go at The Dirty Kanza 200. Done and dusted. Kelly
When not riding:
Watching youth sports, office managing Backcountry Delicatessen, and managing two daughters
“The best bikes!”
Local Moots Dealer:
Orange Peel Bicycle Service
Rides a: Vamoots RSL + Pink Anodized Logos
Resides in: Seoul, South Korea
Riding: Jennifer rides a lot and has been a Rapha Ambassabor for a little over a year now. She’s discovering long rides and groups of friends make for the perfect time away from work.
Riding in South Korea can be tough with extended periods of cold and snow. Jenn gets out on the toughest of days with a core group of cycling devotees.
Jenn is riding a Vamoots RSL with pink anodized logos, Shimano Di2 and Mavic wheels. Give Jenn a follow on her Instagram to keep up with her adventures and you may want to hit her up for suggestions of the best routes to ride on your next trip to South Korea.
MX YBB, Routt RSL, Psychlo X, YBB, MX Divide, Frosthammer
When not riding:
Hanging with my two boys, cooking food for friends, skiing powder, and looking for hot water to sit in.
“As a Colorado native, I find that supporting “close to home businesses” is critical to sustaining the stay, play, and work lifestyle. The craftsmanship is beyond art and the ride is beyond bliss.”
Local Moots Dealer:
Aloha Mountain Cyclery
Residence: Bend, OR
About: I love the outdoors and traveling to places on foot or bike where it’s otherwise impossible to get to. I love sleeping under the stars and waking up with the sun. My bike lets me go and see places I never knew existed. I hope everyone gets the same chance to explore and find their happy.
First woman ever to finish the Triple Crown of Bikepacking Challenge (Arizona Trail Race 750, Tour Divide, and Colorado Trail Race in one season) in 2015
Tour Divide (2014, 2780 miles, first in women)
Smoke n Fire (2014, 420 miles, first in women)
Trans North California (2014, 400 miles, second overall)
Arizona Trail Race (2015, 780 miles, first in women & current women’s record)
Tour Divide (2015, won overall singlespeed)
Colorado Trail Race (2015, 550 miles)
Stagecoach (2016, 400 miles, first in women)
Dixie 200 (2016, 200 miles, first in women)
California Sierra Trail Race (2016; 430 miles)
Bones to Blue (2017, 345 miles)
Arizona Trail Race (2018: first in women)
Favorite meal: It’s a tie between Chicken Tikka Masala and Kohlrabi Sauce with Hotdogs
Hobbies: Trail running, hiking, camping, lettering/calligraphy
Useless talent: I can whistle with a blade of grass
What Moots means to me: When racing or simply exploring the outdoors, I know I can count on my bike. It’s very solid, and yet it feels so comfortable to ride for even 18 hours straight. It’s simply an amazing machine.
Moots frame: MootoX
–Residence: San Jose, California
– About: From Madison Wisconsin, B.S in Exercise Physiology, and am the Sales Manager at Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos California. Competed in the sport of rowing from high school through college until I broke my back in several places. When I could no longer compete in rowing I began cycling and have never looked back.
–Nickname?: Schup (shoop)
–Favorite meal?: Mothers beef stroganoff
–Hobbies/what you are doing when you are not riding your bike?: Working, spending time with my wife / family, and thinking about riding bikes.
–What is the most useless talent you have?: Super strength large toes ~ Grapple large size tennis ball and throwing it considerable distance across a room or park.
–What MOOTS means to you?: Consistency, reliability, and a lifetime of experiences. My Moots represents a commitment to always be working towards my next adventure and/or challenge. I use my Moots to ride to work every day and race ultra endurance gravel races. It has always and will always be right there with me. Over the years I have and am sure to rebuild my moots many times over but no matter how I build it up it will always be my Moots and always represent consistency, reliability, and a lifetime of experiences.
–Jake rides: Moots Baxter
• Residence: Lebanon, TN (Nashville Metropolitan Area)
• About: Occupation: Airbus A320 Series Captain, American Airlines. Married to Sonya, the most patient soul I’ve ever met. We have 2 children, Jeff, (19) and Catherine, (15 going on 25).
• Nickname? There are a few people that still refer to me as Mel, but I answer to anything.
• Favorite meal? Anything that pairs with palate wrecking, West Coast style Imperial IPA.
• Hobbies/what you are doing when you are not riding your bike? I still play with model trains, and have a 1/8th scale steam locomotive. I also have a soft spot for tube powered stereo equipment. Otherwise, I’m probably looking for my car keys.
• What is the most useless talent you have? My talent isn’t useless, just unappreciated. I’m waiting for the right night at a trivia contest when the final round is Springsteen lyrics, but until then, my greatness lies dormant.
• What moots means to you? In 2014, I was tired of my 2 year old carbon frame, and my good friend at the bike shop had finally talked me into buying a Moots. My old bike was a great, I still have it, and it was last ridden on December 21, 2014. The following day I took delivery of my Vamoots RSL, and I’ve ridden nothing but it and my Routt RSL (2017) since.
There’s much more to Moots’ concept of Lifetime Durability than frame longevity, though it definitely has that. I look at it from this perspective, of all the bikes I’ve owned over the years, nothing rides like a Moots, and nothing makes me want to ride like my Moots do. I intend to ride these bikes forever; they are classically beautiful, extremely tough, exceptionally well made, and have a ride quality unmatched by anything I’ve ever ridden. Having been to the factory, ridden with several Moots employees, and been made welcome by everyone there, I feel more like an extended family member than simply a customer. I’m impressed by the company, its employees, the manufacturing process, and the end result, a fantastic bicycle.
• Moots frames in your fleet: Vamoots RSL and Routt RSL
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