Vamoots RSL

Moots Components Review

The Moots Open Trail stem is a work of art that needs to be held and closely examined to truly appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that went into its construction. It is crafted from 3/2.5 U.S. seamless titanium and is available in +/- 6 degrees or custom angles. It is also available in six stock lengths, again with custom options available. The 31.8- mm diameter handlebar clamp is comprised of a machined titanium back plate and machined alloy faceplate. The alloy faceplate is available in four colors; blue, red, silver and black. On the other end of the extension is a 1.125-inch steerer tube clamp with a smooth dual-bolt binder. The most striking aspect of the Open Trail stem is the flawless finish and weld quality. Anyone that has ever picked up a torch can sit and marvel at the clean, even welds for hours on end.

The Moots titanium handlebar is a simple affair. Constructed of 3/2.5 U.S. seamless titanium non-tapered tubing, it requires a shim to fit the stem’s 31.8-stem clamp. The bars are available in four lengths: 22, 23, 24, and 25 inches, with two sweep angles of 5 and 8 degrees.

The Moots Cinch seat post matches the Open Trail’s craftsmanship and is constructed with a 3/2.5 U.S. seamless titanium shaft welded to a titanium head. The head uses two outer plates to hold the saddle’s fore/aft position, while a third internal 5-mm bolt adjusts tilt. This dual adjustment lets one to adjust without affecting the other. The Cinch is available in straight and layback versions in either 27.2 or 30.9 diameters. Intended for both road and cross-country machines, the Cinch is available in three different lengths: 280 mm, 340 mm and 380 mm. Like the Open Trail stem, it comes with blue, red, silver and black accent pieces.