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History

Straight From Mr. Moots' Mouth

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:

History

The first Moots, a custom steel road frame, rolls out the front door in Steamboat Springs, CO.

1981

Moots introduces “road handles” (modern-day bar ends).

1985

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

1987

The first titanium Moots is displayed at Interbike and the magical material quickly becomes our material of choice. We expand the factory.

1991

Chris Miller purchases Moots from Kent Eriksen, Trip Harrelson and Mike Sanders.

1995

The Psychlo X cross frame is introduced.

1996

Pro racer Ruthie Matthes wins the ’97 National X-Country title on her Moots YBB in Park City, UT.

1997

Our first 29er, the Mooto X YBB becomes part of the fleet, nearly a decade ahead of the 29er craze. Steamboat Springs, CO.

1999

The Moots Tailgator is introduced and is an early precursor to modern day bike packing set ups.

2000

We move into our current, state-of-the-art factory. Super Light (SL) Road and MTB models introduced.

2001

A year after moving into our new building we are able to increase capacity while holding our quality as high as ever.

2002

Utilizing a butted, seamless 6/4 tubeset from Reynolds Moots adds 2 SL or "Super Light" models to the line.

2003

2004

Moots forges ahead offering variety and individualty to our customers. Road, Mountain, Cross and custom.

2005

Moots celebrates 25 years with a Silver Anniversary event at the factory! exclusively for Moots.

2006

"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.

2007

The MootoXz joins the line as a 4'' travel dual suspension 29er. The CINCH Post seat post is introduced.

2008

The Mooto X YBB 10th Anniversary Edition 29er is released. Moots’ own Jon Cariveau tops the podium at CrossVegas’ Wheelers and Dealers race.

2009

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.

2010

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…

2011

The Psychlo X RSL is crowned Best Cyclocross Bike at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and receives CX Magazine’s “Dream Bike” Award.

2012

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

2013

Moots ROUTT & ROUTT 45 are introduced into the line addressing the popularity of gravel riding.

2014

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

2015

Moots is one of the first frame builders to integrate 3D technology into a flat mount brake mount.

2016

Adding to the Moots gravel line the ROUTT RSL is released.

2016

35 years handcrafting bicycle frames. A milestone by any account.

2016

Moots introduces anodized finishes to allow customers to personalize their ride.

2017

Moots brings a gravel/cx and road disc fork to market. Flat mount, thru axles and ride matched to our frames.

2018

The 5th Annual Moots Ranch Rally gravel event is held, raising 5K for the Ag Alliance.

2018

Gage Hecht at age 20 races his Psychlo X RSL to a 3rd place in Elite US Cyclocross Nationals.

2018

Moots hosts the 6th Annual Moots Ranch Rally, the original Steamboat Springs Gravel event raising another 5K for the CAA

2019

The legendary YBB soft tail joins the Moots gravel line up.

2019

The Womble - Our take on modern day cross country geometry

2020

Named "Routt County Special" this high volume tire/modern day road bike is something we've been riding for years.

2021

Moots turns 40 years old and places a special head badge on each bike built during 2021!

2021

The 4th bike in the Routt family of gravel bikes. Rough, big, adventure on gravel. Escape!

2022

Only 50 made for this once-every decade build. 20 years of fat bike experience in the Forager.

2022

The Vamoots CRD is fully integrated and the pinnacle of the Vamoots heritage of road bikes.

2022

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