About Us

We live to ride

Meet the family

We love to meet our customers out riding and enjoying our bikes and components. It creates a feeling of family around the passion we share for cycling. We are riders and people just like you, and each of us has a part in the frame you ride or the stem you love. We invite you to find out a little more about each of us — the Moots factory family.

micheal
mr-moots
baxter
brent
caleb
elyse
eric
evan
frida
jeremiah
luke
nate

Our History

Since 1981 we’ve designed and built a lot of bikes, pedaled countless miles and welcomed many into the Moots family. Here’s a few milestones we’re proud of:

Moots begins
‘81
The first Moots, a custom steel road frame, rolls out the front door in Steamboat Springs, CO.
Road Handles Introduced
‘85
Moots introduces “road handles” (modern-day bar ends).
YBB Suspension Frame Released
‘87
The first YBB (Why Be Beat), the industry’s first soft-tail design, is built, becoming our signature bike. It becomes one of the most copied suspension frame designs in history.
First Titanium Moots Debuts
‘91
The first titanium Moots is displayed at Interbike and the magical material quickly becomes our material of choice. We expand the factory.
Chris Miller Purchases Moots
‘95
Chris Miller purchases Moots from Kent Eriksen, Trip Harrelson and Mike Sanders.
The Psychlo X
‘96
The Psychlo X cross frame is introduced.
Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB
‘97
Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB in Park City, UT.
First 29'er
‘99
Our first 29er, the Mooto X YBB becomes part of the fleet, nearly a decade ahead of the 29er craze.
Tailgator
‘00
The Moots Tailgator is introduced and is an early precursor to modern day bike packing set ups.
Our 20th Anniversary
‘01
We move into our current, state-of-the-art factory. Super Light (SL) Road and MTB models introduced.
Production capacity increase
‘02
A year after moving into our new building we are able to increase capacity while holding our quality as high as ever.
SL road bikes join the line
‘03
Utilizing a butted, seamless 6/4 tubeset from Reynolds Moots adds 2 SL or "Super Light" models to the line.
Moots offers 16 models of bikes
‘04
Consider a "retrospective" year, Moots focuses on building bikes that are purpose driven.
Pushing bicycle design
‘05
Moots forges ahead offering variety and individualty to our customers. Road, Mountain, Cross and custom.
Our 25th Anniversary
‘06
Moots celebrates 25 years with a Silver Anniversary event at the factory! exclusively for Moots.
The Evolution continues
‘07
"Our mission is to create a bike that will make you smile"....that was our leading copy from the 2007 catalog. Bikes are fun, don't forget that.
Innovations from the classic name in titanium.
‘08
The MootoXz joins the line as a 4'' travel dual suspension 29er. The CINCH Post seat post is introduced.
Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er released
‘09
The Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er is released. Moots’ own Jon Cariveau tops the podium at CrossVegas’ Wheelers and Dealers race.
Vamoots RSL debuts
‘10
The Moots road Line is completely revamped with the unveiling of the new Vamoots RSL. Keeping things light and stiff, the RSL stem comes to market.
30 year anniversary celebrated
‘11
Moots adds the Mooto X RSL to the mountain line making this the second model in the RSL family. Fall sees the addition of the third RSL model in the form of the Psychlo X RSL…
Best Cyclocross Bike
‘12
The Psychlo X RSL is crowed Best Cyclocross Bike at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and receives CX Magazine’s “Dream Bike” Award.
Moots boutique shop opens
‘13
Pedaler’s Fork opens as the first-ever Moots boutique shop in Calabasas, CA. Jon Cariveau scores the Silver medal (45-49 masters) at UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, KY.
Routt & Routt 45 released
‘14
Moots ROUTT & ROUTT 45 are introduced into the line addressing the popularity of gravel riding.
Gage Hecht wins US (17-18 Jr.) National Championship on his Psychlo X RSL
‘15
Gage Hecht wins U.S. 17-18 Junior National Cyclocross Championships and also places 4th at the UCI Cyclocross Junior World Championships on a Psychlo X RSL.
3D technology
‘16
Moots is one of the first frame builders to integrate 3D technlogy into a flat mount brake mount.
The Routt RSL released
‘16
Adding to the Moots gravel line the ROUTT RSL is released.
Our 35th Anniversary
‘16
35 years handcrafting bicycle frames. A milestone by any account.
Premium finishes by Moots
‘17
Moots introduces anodized finishes to allow customers to personalize their ride.
Moots Carbon forks
‘18
Moots brings a gravel/cx and road disc fork to market. Flat mount, thru axles and ride matched to our frames.
5th Annual Moots-Ranch Rally
‘18
The 5th Annual Moots Ranch Rally gravel event is held, raising 5K for the Ag Alliance.
Psychlo X RSL Elite CX Podium
‘18
Gage Hecht at age 20 races his Psychlo X RSL to a 3rd place in Elite US Cyclocross Nationals.
6th Annual Moots-Ranch Rally
‘19
Moots hosts the 6th Annual Moots Ranch Rally, the original Steamboat Springs Gravel event raising another 5K for the CAA
Routt YBB gravel bike introduced
‘19
The legendary YBB soft tail joins the Moots gravel line up.
1981: Moots begins
1985: Road Handles Introduced
1987: YBB Suspension Frame Released
1991: First Titanium Moots Debuts
1995: Chris Miller Purchases Moots
1996: The Psychlo X
1997: Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB
1999: First 29'er
2000: Tailgator
2001: Our 20th Anniversary
2002: Production capacity increase
2003: SL road bikes join the line
2004: Moots offers 16 models of bikes
2005: Pushing bicycle design
2006: Our 25th Anniversary
2007: The Evolution continues
2008: Innovations from the classic name in titanium.
2009: Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er released
2010: Vamoots RSL debuts
2011: 30 year anniversary celebrated
2012: Best Cyclocross Bike
2013: Moots boutique shop opens
2014: Routt & Routt 45 released
2015: Gage Hecht wins US (17-18 Jr.) National Championship on his Psychlo X RSL
2016: 3D technology
2016: The Routt RSL released
2016: Our 35th Anniversary
2017: Premium finishes by Moots
2018: Moots Carbon forks
2018: 5th Annual Moots-Ranch Rally
2018: Psychlo X RSL Elite CX Podium
2019: 6th Annual Moots-Ranch Rally
2019: Routt YBB gravel bike introduced

Our Location

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

We’ve been handcrafting bicycle frames in the Rocky Mountains since 1981, earning a reputation for the building some of the finest quality titanium road, mountain, cross, and specialty frames on the market.

Moots

2545 Copper Ridge Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Who We Support

Aside from building great bikes, we are also passionate about supporting organizations that make a difference in the lives of others. Especially when it comes to cycling. We support numerous non-profit organizations and other businesses in Steamboat Springs and beyond. Here are a few of them. 

We try hard to make sure we are operating our business responsibly, in recognition of this the City of Steamboat Springs has awarded Moots with the Gold Certificate for Corporate Stewardship. Day-to-day efforts include: 

Volunteerism

Moots employees contribute a significant amount of time each year to volunteer for various community support programs and cycling-associated advocacy efforts.

Commuting Program

Every Moots employee receives $1 for each day he/she commutes round-trip to the factory. The money is given to the team’s chosen charity at the end of the year.

Employee CO-OP Garden

Corn, carrots, radishes, lettuce – it’s all growing in the Moots factory garden! Harvests are split between those who cultivate the garden through the season.

Alternative Energy

The Moots factory is outfitted with Solar panels on the roof, providing about 10-14% of our monthly consumption.

Recycling

We recycle 100% of our part-offs and material waste as well as all paper, plastics and cardboards.

Accolades

MASTERS OF MOOTS

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BADGE OF HONOR–MOUNTAIN FLYER #49 8/2016

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Vamoots RSL Review

There’s no mistaking a true American bike brand. Moots, like many US framebuilders, set up shop in the Rocky Mountains to build all- American bikes with all-American materials to be ridden on the gravel, tarmac and dirt roads that the Rockies …

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Routt Review

You need to have a race bike, but should it be an aero bike or a climbing bike? Why not get both! Ofcourse, you need a 'cross bike, which is different from a gravel bike, and what exactly is an …

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Ti Fighters, Precious Metal Machines Put Through Their Paces

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Adventure Cycling Association–Mountaineer YBB

ROAD TEST: MOOTS MOUNTAINEER YBB 27.5 +  by Nick Legan   The ideal bikepacking steed is somewhat difficult to describe. Where a rigid or front suspension mountain bike is perfect for the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, many prefer a dual suspension …

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ULTIMATE UPGRADE–MOOTS RSL STEM

  Moots RSL stem You never actually own a Moots RSL stem, you merely look after it for the next generation Words SAM CHALLIS Photography ADAM LANGDON Titanium is a special metal to build a bike from. Light where steel is heavy, smooth where …

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Rogue YBB Review

Perhaps this is why Moots has remained so relevant and why it hasn't been afraid to put its own spin on hot trends in the industry— and no trend is hotter than 650b, or 27.5-inch, wheel size. Instead of a deeper …

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Psychlo X RSL Review

When ‘cross frames were made of steel, titanium was opulent. When ‘cross frames were made of aluminum, titanium was still extravagant, but attainable. And now that ‘cross frames are ubiquitously carbon, titanium is reserved for those who want to ride …

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