2017 Moots Vamoots DR
If you are the type of rider who just loves to churn the pedals for hours without worrying too much about sprinting for stop signs, the Moots Vamoots DR has to be about the most desirable endurance-oriented bike on the market.
How can we say that? Well, beyond a certain point, it is all a matter of taste of course, but the Vamoots DR has been expertly crafted using titanium tubing, which offers about the smoothest, plushest ride you could ever hope to find on a road bike. You may remember an old steel frame giving you a buttery smooth ride like this, but it couldn’t come anywhere near the rigidity that a ti frame will offer, without adding any unwanted weight. If your main objective is to attack every weekend crit race, then you probably want to focus on a different frame, but if you are all about kicking off on some adventures either solo or with some buddies, then this is a bike you should be considering. The geometry has been given a more upright riding position so that you won’t be stressing your back in attack mode. Most of us buy racing bikes even though we primarily are cycling for fun and for fitness, so we are paradoxically spending most of our time on the tops, or at the very most on the hoods. That’s kinda silly, really. Get a bike with a more comfortable, upright geometry, and discover how efficient and relaxed you can feel riding in the drops. In the end, you can be more aero on an endurance-oriented geometry like this, just because you can feel more comfortable taking an aggressive position on this seriously chill bike.
If you are devoted to your endurance riding, which often necessitates being on the bike in all sorts of weather, then it’s a given that you are going to want to have disc brakes on the bike, which is exactly what you’ll get with the Vamoots DR. You will also be able to fit anything from racy 23mm tires to more practical 29mm tires, depending on the sort of performance level you feel you’ll need for a given terrain. Slap a pair of FMB or Vittoria pavés on, and you’ll be ready for just about any level of grit or gravel you can find. But you’ll also feel sleek and happy on the paved climbs and even better on the descents since you will be able to track your line with military precision. This is not likely to be your chosen racing bike, but you can very easily take it on week-long bivouacking excursions since you have things like rack eyelets and fender eyelets to add that required level of practicality for adventure riding. That doesn’t mean you have to dumb-down the components since this frame can even handle internal electronic cable routing.
This is a bike that gives you options. Short distances or long; electronic or mechanical, skinny tire or wide, the Moots Vamoots DR makes it so you can be ready for any adventure.
Rear Stay: Titanium
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8”- 1 1/2”
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm | English threaded
Cable Routing: External mechanical, internal electric
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 48cm | 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm | 60cm | 62cm |
Weight: 1450g | 3.15lbs