Moots Cycles Vamoots SL Frames

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3150.00

Product Description

Light, Stiff for performance and comfort.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scottg a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005

Strengths:    Very precise handling with the Easton EC90 fork and Chris King headset. It can almost read your mind - just think "turn." Then pick the EXACT line you wish.

Climbs very well standing or seated. No flex in the bottom bracket - at all. My bike has the FSA Carbon compact crankset and Campy 10 speed.

Descends like a thoroughbred racing machine. Very confidence inspiring on downhills.

Outstanding build quality, above every other Ti bike I have seen.

Excellent weight, my whole bike comes in at 16.5 lbs without pedals, including Fizik Aliante and all Ritchey WCS stem, seatpost, and bars.

Sprints very well.

Weaknesses:    If I had found one I would not have bought it, since there is so much competition in this price range. I did pay extra for a custom fit, which most of the other bikes I considered did not offer.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the standard Vamoots not the SL. After setting a goal of building my dream bike(a big deal to me), I decided to swing my leg over a Vamoots at Vecchio's here in Boulder. I was pretty tired of the titanium look, and I see so many of them here, I thought I was looking at another flexy Ti bike. Vecchio's made it so easy and stress free for me to try it though, and Peter Chisolm encouraged me to make it a long ride, and give the bike a fair shake. So I took it up a nearby climb and then one of the lung busting climbs here - Flagstaff. It's a a real test of the climbing and descending a bike and rider can do - with sections that are 15% grade (according to local ride books). On my first switchback on the way down I was hooked. As I got back to town I did several sprints and it was perfect. I started out looking for flaws with it so I could discount it and move on, but just could not find any. By the time I returned 1.5 hours later I was convinced I had to have that bike. After a professional fit at Vecchio's I decided to order a custom Vamoots. Moots built the frame in about 5 weeks. It was well worth the wait. Vecchio's build quality and attention to detail was excellent by the way. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Favorite Ride:   Lee Hill

Price Paid:    $2750.00

Purchased At:   Vecchio's

Similar Products Used:   Look 585, Look 361, Trek Madone 5.9, De Rosa, Gios, Cervelo

Bike Setup:   FSA Compact carbon crankset
Ritchey WCS bars, stem, seatpost,
Oddsandendos - Mike Garcia build - DT Swiss 1.1 wheels - Speedcific hubs (EXCELLENT WHEELS)
Fizik Aliante Seat
Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed
Chris King headset
Shimano road pedals

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Last year Vamoots SL was made???

just wondering when the last year the vamoost sl was actually made. i think it was in 2007 judging by the search on this forum but i was hoping that someone here had a definitive answer. i ask because there is a used sl in the local craigslist. i think it may be just a tad too long for me as i ne ... Read More »

Brushed VaMoots SL (More Pictures)

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Moots Vamoots SL and Pinarello Dogma FP

OK, I've posted the note below on the frame board and it is clearly in favor of the Moots. How about it Pinarello owners? Would it matter if I could hold of a regular Dogma? "I've narrowed down my frame choice to the Moots Vamoots SL and Pinarello Dogma FP. They are quite different from each ot ... Read More »

Choice-Moots Vamoots SL and Pinarello Dogma FP

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