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MOOTS frames serial number years

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As a fan of ti frames one is naturally a fan of MOOTS based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Moots may be the most revered of all titanium makers, and therefore there is a very strong second-hand market for Moots frames.  All Moots frames should have a serial number stamped on the bottom of the BB […]

Moots Mootaineer SL full-titanium suspension MTB frame

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Moots no longer makes a full titanium suspension frame. Like some other fabricators, Moots has turned to lower-cost aluminum as the metal of choice for the rear triangle. The Mootaineer frame (love the name!), shown in the pictures below, was produced several years ago when Moots was doing the whole thing in titanium. What makes […]

Moots Compact polished road frame (large)

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I have seen my share of Moots frames and this is the most drool-inducing one I have seen yet. Not only does it have the signature perfect Moots welds,  it eschews the standard bead-blasted finish and instead has a gorgeous full polish finish. The frame is also the Compact model, so you get classic Moots […]

Moots Vamoots titanium road frame

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The Vamoots is classic in all kinds of ways.  It may be the most classic of all road frames, in my opinion.  While I’m sure that opinion is not well justified, I’ll throw out a few related thoughts. First of all, it’s a Moots.  And (for reasons that I am now beginning to better understand), […]

Moots Rigormootis hardtail mountain frame

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The Rigormootis… that name deserves an award. The Rigormootis is a classic Moots 26″ hardtail design. The frame has been in production for several years. The tubing is 3/2.5 titanium. The frame shown in the photos below is a pre-disc tab version of the Rigormootis. Current production at Moots naturally uses a disc-brake tab rather […]

Moots Mooto-x 29er frame

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The Mooto-x 29er has those beautiful Moots double-pass welds and is made from ultra-light “3/2.5 Pi-Tech CWSR” titanium tubing. It has the Moots mono-stay for maximum rear end rigidity, and uses Paragon Slider adjustable dropouts. If you are wondering what CWSR means, I had to look that one up myself: Cold Worked and Stress Relieved. […]

Moots Compact SL titanium road frame

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Using Reynolds seamless 6/4 tubing, the Moots Compact SL is a bit lighter than than the standard Moots Compact frame, and should be a bit stronger as well. (Not that the 3/2.5 version of the Moots Compact isn’t plenty strong.) The Moots SL frames are no longer available, because the 6/4-titanium tubing supply from Reynolds […]