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. #mymoots.
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. 🙂
When you just have to get there….
By Jim Closmann from Seattle, Washington
I commute daily, rain or shine, on some of the worst roads in the city. Rocks, gravel, glass, sidewalks and rarely tarmac. After riding carbon bikes for a while and feeling like my back was getting pounded with a meat cleaver, I made the move to titanium. Now I can honestly say that I get out of bed at zero dark thirty and step into 35 degree driving rain with a smile on my face as I climb a 12% hill on my way to work. The ride is sublime and makes me wonder what I was thinking all the years before. The massive tire clearance gives me the option to use fenders and various tire sizes. Pictured here with custom fenders and 32mm gators for the glass. made a few mods to protect the frame from the daily U-locks and bike racks by zip tying cut up old innertubes to the frame.
M. Vamoots rsl
By Silver XTC from Malang, East java-indonesia
I love bike moots because its very light and comfortable i have two bike moots vamoots with different sizes
Moots big name in the world of titanium bikes even though the current competition of many other brand titanium brands I still love MOOTS
By Jon from Steamboat Springs, ColoRADo
The ride number is countless, the dollars per mile down in the single digit of cents….but it makes all the sense. Sometimes you go to the woods and ride, to think, to wonder, to get charged, to let it out. Explosive efforts that bring the grunts and the breathing hard and primal. Try to snap that chain with the legs, try to twist the throttle to full gas mode, punish the machine, tear it apart, it takes it time and time again. Solid, light and nimble. Over 12,000 miles on this Psychlo X and it never waivers. Everyone gets caught up with how a bike looks and that’s a good thing, to me it’s more about how it rides day after day and the real world abuse it can take. That’s a great bike. AND it just happens to look amazing while doing all of this.
‘Back in the Saddle’
By VINNY from BETTENDORF, IA
On Jan 29, 2017 I nearly lost my life bombing a descent in Colorado. Fractured 4 bones in my back, 3 in my foot, my wrist, and lost more blood/skin than I can remember. Forget rock climbing and cycling, I couldn’t even feed or bathe myself any longer. I became lost, lonely, and felt sorry for myself at times – to a point in which it affected and ended my long term relationship. I needed to do something, anything, to get myself motivated again.
I wound up taking all the money I had saved up for 2 years on a new SUV and purchased my dream road bike … my beloved Moots. It would be a few months before I could ride it, but it was just the motivation I needed to claw myself back into reality, into normalcy, and routine. I trained HARD as I dreamed of titanium daily. It began slow, but at least it began – I shouldn’t be walking, let alone be here. Success went from showering solo again to walking with a cane to physical therapy to light yoga and, FINALLY, riding again.
But I didn’t allow myself to ride the Moots until I felt confident in knowing my physical capabilities were at (or near) the level of prestige of the brand I had coveted so much. So I rode like a madman on a training bike – 10 miles became 20, which soon became 50, which soon became 100! Simultaneously, my pace picked up from 15 mph to 17 to 18 and now around ~20 mph. I quickly became the guy at the front of most group rides, the kind of guy who laughs at head winds as he pushes the pace. I was ready.
From the first pedal stroke it became abundantly and unequivocally clear to me that the Moots was not just the right choice, but the only choice for me. I quickly forgot about pain and loss and suffering. The only thing I thought about was the pure enjoyment of riding, of exploring, and of being at one with the landscape. My Moots has not only been the best gift I could have given myself, but has also proved to be invaluable in turning around my physical/emotional/mental health, as well as my confidence.
I’m nearly at 100% recovery from the accident, albeit a newly redefined 100%. Fortunately, I’m several months ahead of schedule and alive as ever. Not bad for someone whom only picked up cycling in September of 2016.
Everyone has a story … and the Moots Vamoots RSL Disc is helping to rewrite mine.
My Vamoots loves to travel to Italy with me
By David Epstein from Oakland, CA
I have been bringing my Vamoots RSL on trips to Italy. Every time I unpack it and hop aboard for a test ride, it feels like I have an old friend along. Here is a photo close to the summit of Gavia Pass.
By Andre from Brisbane, QLD
Being a DIY kinda guy, I decided to do a custom finish on my bike & after spending many many hours polishing the entire frame to a mirror finish, I get why the factory option is not cheap. It is probably not the most practical finish, but I am happy with the result.
#Refurb My Moots!
By Jennifer Chandler from Freestone, CA
Year: 1997. Place: Moots booth, Mountain Bike World Cup, Skyline Park, Napa, California. Scenario: I had crashed my bike in a race, damaging my neck and shoulder, and then had been rear ended, and was suffering a lot of neck pain on and off the bike. I was looking for a bike that would be more comfortable than my old, but classic, 1985 Columbus SL Eddy Merckx. I looked at Softride, and thought that the beam would be more comfortable, but being a designer, I had a lot of problems with the aesthetics of the bike. I like things I spend a lot of time with to be beautiful. I visited a lot of bike stores, but usually the smaller high end frames weren’t built up and there wasn’t any way to try them to see if they might be more comfortable.
I discussed my issues with the Moots rep, and he offered that I could try a bike and if I didn’t like it, I could return it for a small restocking fee. Moots sold complete bikes then. This turned out to be a deal I couldn’t refuse and I ordered my bike: Vamoots with Moots stem and seatpost, and a Dura Ace kit. On that first ride I could tell within a 100 yards that it was more comfortable—probably a combination of the titanium frame and carbon fork, plus the titanium stem and seat post, versus the all steel Merckx with its stiff aero Ambrosio rims. And it was gorgeous, with beautiful welds.
My DuraAce parts started to disintegrate this last fall and I was finally forced to rekit the bike. Rekitting the bike wasn’t in my budget, and although my original intention was to send the frame off to you to be refinished when I rekitted, that really wasn’t in the budget. This older bike is more pleasing to my eye than the newer ones (no offence), with the curved fork and the slimmer quill stem: classic elegance. Just think how sharp it would look if the finish matched the new kit. We’ve raced some, but work takes priority over race level training and risk.
My bike hasn’t traveled the world, though I’ve done a bit, mostly recently working in Bhutan. (Bhutan’s roads require something like a Routt or YBB, so I didn’t take the Vamoots.) Really, the roads in my neighborhoods, Napa and Sonoma Counties in California, are pretty spectacular; no need to travel far afield. Chiles and Chileno, Highway 1 and 128, Westside and Eastside, Bohemian and Bodega, Coleman Valley, Marshall Wall . . . Best ride: Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage, inaugural year, 2002.
Las Huertas Must Mean Rock Garden
By Bradley Pickett from Albuquerque, NM
Las Huertas must mean rock garden
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I have too many bicycles, but my oldest road bike, the Moots Compact SL, is the one that is most special to me. I remember waiting for my frame to be fabricated when Moots said they would put an end to their all 6/4 tubing bicycles, and feeling greatly relieved when I finally received what must have been one of the last of the all 6/4 Compact SL’s. Thank you Moots for delivering the envy of the local bicycling community. This bicycle has lived up to all the accolades that Moots workmanship has earned in the last 35 years, but my love for the bike is regarding it’s “can do” attitude. I live in Albuquerque where many riders enjoy what we call mixed media, a little pavement, a little rough pavement, some dirt roads, a few crumby dirt roads, maybe not quite a road, …. I think of one ride in particular known locally as ‘Round the Mountain. There are several versions of this ride, but all the routes require an 8 mile climb up Las Huertas, a steep dirt road that has no shortage of washboard, loose gravel and at least a billion insanely annoying tiny flies. The hardest version of the ride is the one where the rider makes his/her way through 4 miles of annoying tiny flies only to be greeted by a thunderstorm. I’ve been that rider on more than one occasion and for that alone, my little Mootsie deserves a makeover for enduring the warp speed descent trying to avoid death by lightening incineration. Rider and Moots are thrashed by washboard, assaulted by loose rock and coated with, yes you guessed it, a half billion annoying tiny flies. Most rides go well, however, and Mootsie gets a wash and a rubdown with lemon Pledge when we get home. The Compact SL has held up well for more than a decade, but a decal manicure and some lipofinishing are clearly in order. I would be willing to sit around in a Steamboat apartment for a couple of days contemplating the meaning of life while delivering Mootsie to your factory. We all must make sacrifices.
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
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.
Mooto X RSL and a Vamoots CR
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Riding and racing history:
My 2015 cycling season started out much like my 2014 season: with me paddling around on a surfboard in Costa Rica. My family was fortunate enough to spend some time unplugged from the world as we know it for the last couple of Steamboat mud seasons. Although, we did arrive back to Steamboat in the second week of May to a full blown snowstorm that pretty much lasted for the rest of the month.
That being said, my race season didn’t kick off until July 4th with one of my favorite races, the Firecracker 50. This year I decided to compete in the Female Duo category with one of my great Breckenridge friends. Luckily, I was able to dust off that fast twitch speed (I think only one lap may be harder!) and we came away with the win.
With that first race in my pocket the rest of the summer was focused around training for the Breck Epic again. I fell in love with that race in 2014 and wanted another go at it now that I had some experience with THAT format of racing (read: 6 days, 240 miles 40,000+ feet of climbing.) The next 6 weeks contained a lot of great long rides in the Yampa Valley, some hard intensity, and of course, my time on the bike with girls of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club summer cycling program. As the Head Coach I ride with these tween/teenage girls twice a week throughout the summer teaching them mountain biking technique, building their strength and confidence and having a blast on trails all over the valley.
The SSWSC program ends just in time for me to head out to a week above 9K in Breckenridge. I had a great race this year finishing 4th in the Pro Women’s GC and bettering my times in every stage of the race. I finished all 6 stages without any bike, body or brain mechanicals! Why not race again in 2 weeks?
That brings me to my final race of the season: The Park City Point 2 Point. This beast of a race boasts 80+miles of strictly singletrack across the mountains of Park City, Utah. I finished 3rd among the Pro Women and set a PR for myself finishing in 7 hours 47 minutes.
And then, at long last, Fall riding! The kids are back in school, the leaves are gorgeous and the trails are perfect. My weekends are spent watching my daughters persue their sports, but during the week you can find me on the trails.
When not riding:
Watching youth sports, office managing Backcountry Delicatessen, and managing two daughters
“The best bikes!”
Local Moots Dealer:
Orange Peel Bicycle Service
Mooto X Singlespeed (since May 2014)
Riding and racing history:
First Female ever to complete the Triple Crown of Bikepacking Challenge (Arizona Trail Race 750, Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race in one season) with a total time 36 days 6 hours 56 minutes. Holds the current single speed record as well.
• Arizona Trail Race (9 days 13 hours 53 minutes)
• Tour Divide (19 days 22 hours 4 minutes)
• Colorado Trail Race (6 days 18 hours 59 minutes)
Read an profile about Alice, the First Female Triple Crown in Bikepackers Magazine.
Upcoming goals/race plans:
Look for Alice in 2016 competing in: Stagecoach 400, California Sierra Trail Race, Caldera 500, and the Olympic 420 Adventure
When not riding:
Thinking/planning the next race, tweaking my gear, going for a walk, watching favorite shows, reading a book
“I’ve tried other Ti bikes before Moots and they didn’t compare in ride quality and craftsmanship. Moots bikes are so beautiful and ride solid. My bike is the best I’ve ever had, it’s soft, yet solid, it’s an incredible ride.”
Local Moots Dealer:
Mooto X YBB & a YBB
Riding and racing history:
2015 has been busy with work and family. All good stuff…I’m still riding as much as I can (5:30 am weekday rides are a great way to kick start the day!). It was great to participate in several trail building events with our local IMBA group SHARE as well as Non Dot Adventures, another local trail maintenance and cycling event company. Earlier this year I set up my MXYBB with an XTR 1×11 and XTR brakes. I recently sent my YBB in for a refurbish and then re-built it with my XTR 2×10 drivetrain to use as a back up bike.
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
MX YBB, Psychlo X, YBB, MX Divide, Frosthammer
Riding and racing history:
• May: 18 hours of Fruita on the Mooto X YBB – My goal coming into the race was to ride for the full 18 hours. I finished my 22nd lap at 5:20 and there was no chance of pulling a 40 minute lap after the last 17 hours, especially the last 5 hours of G.I. issues. I ended up riding 160.6 miles and was 19 minutes out of third place. Obviously a podium would have been sweet but this was big effort for me.
• June: Moots Colorado Ranch Rally on the Psychlo X. Great riding thru Routt County’s green pastures.
• July: Courage Classic on the Psychlo X – an amazing weekend that brings me back to center and reminds me of my fortunes and how coming together to support each other is not only rewarding it is essential. Our ride finished out with 273 miles and over 17,000’ of vert in the three days. When I signed in this year, I was awarded a riding plate representing being the 65th highest donation earner out of the some 2500 participants. This year I collected just over $4000.
• August: Rode the Moots Colorado Ranch Rally route with my Dad – simply amazing.
• October: Tour of the Moon on the Psychlo X with my Dad and close friends, First 12 Hours of Penitence on the MX YBB (4th in solo category – the 1st single speed rider).
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
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