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My moots CR custom -pic update

turneroundturneround Posts: 70
edited December 2014 in Your road bikes
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well she took long enough to get to me (3 months wait!!) but it was worth it. The custom geometry is spot on and im overawed by the ride quality of the frame. I opted for the CR over the RSL due to the fact that i love riding, im not a racer and im getting on so a more 'relaxed' geometry was for me. i live in the highlands and long day rides on the west coast are order of the day for this machine.

spec is pretty much how i want it, not really after the lightest bike i could build so exotic carbon parts were not required (although i do love my EEcycleworks brakes which can be classed as somewhat exotic). Upgrade wise, well nothing really, maybe some fancy carbon rims for the Kings in time but again, i don't actually need them and im not really looking for an 'aero advantage'... Hope she meets to your approval, certainly does mine :)

Frame: custom Moots Vamoots CR
Fork: Moots Road fork
Bars: 3T ergonova
Stem: Moots ti 100mm
Headset: king
Bar Tape: Moots

Seat: Selle SMP Composit
Seat Post: Moots ti layback
Seat Post Clamp: Moots

Cranks:Rotor 3D ti
Chainring(s): Rotor Q-ring (2 sets depending on alpine hills)
Shifters: SRAM Red
Front Mech: SRAM Red
Rear Mech: SRAM RED
Chain: KMC X10SL gold
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace (x 3 depending on use + which ratio to use)
Pedals: Look Keo Blade carbon
Bottom Bracket: Chris king ceramic
Front Caliper: EEcyleworks
Rear Caliper:EEcycleworks
Cables: NOKON (black and silver mix)

Wheelset:
Rim: ambrisio excellight
Spokes: Sapim cx ray
Hub:chris king R45 ceramic
Tube: bog standard
Tire: varies

Accessories:
King ti (moots bead blasted) cages,
ti bolts throughout,
TUNE ti skewers
Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
Moots Farwell - trail
Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff

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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,184
    Sir, you clearly have an abundance of exquisite taste.

    Ride in good health. :D
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  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    I'm in love. There's something about Moots which just hit the spot & I can never put my finger on it. :oops:
  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,063
    That is really gorgeous. Never ridden a ti bike, want one now.
  • cheers for the kind words. not to sound like a employee of the moots marketing board but i must admit, I've never ridden a bike like it. I've had 2 ti bikes (1 litespeed, 1 merlin) in the past both of which have been nice but i didn't get that 'magical ride' from them that folk talk about. Out on the moots the other day it felt so smooth (sorry, no other way to describe it) compared to all my other steeds. I'm hoping this is now the pinnacle of my quest for that 'perfect bike', she has an alpine adventure next summer so we'll see how she fairs in getting my a$$ up mt ventoux :)
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    To anyone not in the know, rest assured that these are really special frames, up close and in the flesh.

    Good work, sir.
    Ben

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  • That's really nice - good effort.
    Personally I'd lose the red bits on the tyres and sti hoods but the rest is just sweeeeeeeet!
  • Yep, may go back to black on the hoods and tyres, they were left over from the last build.
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    That is beautiful - love it!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,012 Lives Here
    How much does it weigh?
  • Not sure, will check this weekend
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • Don't like the calipers. Nor the stripey cable outers. Rest is ok mind
  • Does it come in carbon?
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
    Love the grey and red scheme, not keen on seatpin and cables mind but hey

    Great looking bike

    Go on - how much?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • cheers, the seatpin was an unknown as id always had a carbon pin but it all adds to the ride as does the stem, i thought they would be somewhat harsh but no, i was surprised.

    carbon - im sure there is a shop in china somewhere that will do you one :)

    cost, my wife sometimes reads this forum so i better not say ;)

    i swapped the hoods back to balck last night for a comparison and i must say i think they have the edge of the red..
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • turneround wrote:
    cheers, the seatpin was an unknown as id always had a carbon pin but it all adds to the ride as does the stem, i thought they would be somewhat harsh but no, i was surprised.

    carbon - im sure there is a shop in china somewhere that will do you one :)

    cost, my wife sometimes reads this forum so i better not say ;)

    i swapped the hoods back to balck last night for a comparison and i must say i think they have the edge of the red..

    Post a new pic.......post a new pic.....post a new pic! :lol:
  • turneround wrote:
    cheers, the seatpin was an unknown as id always had a carbon pin but it all adds to the ride as does the stem, i thought they would be somewhat harsh but no, i was surprised.

    carbon - im sure there is a shop in china somewhere that will do you one :)

    cost, my wife sometimes reads this forum so i better not say ;)

    i swapped the hoods back to balck last night for a comparison and i must say i think they have the edge of the red..

    Post a new pic.......post a new pic.....post a new pic! :lol:

    Yes, and please leave the bottle off :wink:
  • some more pics for you..

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    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • pic of the whole bike in one shot at all?.........still looking' good.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Black hoods and black/natural sidewall tyres would make this bike look sublime.
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  • black hood.. check

    black tyres - not until present ones wear oot ;)

    full bike pic tomorrow :)
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
  • Your saddle has a typo on it.
  • bloody italians!!
    Moots vamoots CR custom -summer days
    Moots Farwell - trail
    Lynskey GR270 ti- gravel
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - rough stuff
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