2020 Moots Vamoots Disc RSL
Though you might not see a Moots sponsoring a pro team, that doesn’t mean that you should think of the Vamoots Disc RSL as anything but a pure racer. Of course, what makes the Vamoots Disc RSL so spectacular is that it is so much more than a racing bike: it’s a means to a beginning. The beginning of the road and the adventure that calls every cyclist.
If you are a passionate racer, then the Vamoots Disc RSL will be a great bike for you since it offers a lightweight build that belies the rigidity you will enjoy as you put in the race winning attack. They butt their tubes to keep the weight down and the stiffness waltzing seamlessly with the compliancy, so you can enjoy the snappy acceleration and then marvel at how un-shattered you feel at the end of a long ride. It’s a magically balanced bike to ride largely because Moots knows the most intimate details of how to work with their titanium frames. And when you combine the butted tube set with Moot’s tapering technology, it maximizes the press fit 30 bottom bracket stiffness for quick acceleration. The 3D printed dropout and brake mount adds a bit of pizzazz to the rear end, while enhancing the appearance since it makes it possible to bring the brake inside the rear triangle for a cleaner look.
To ensure the front end is rigid and responsive enough to handle the different forces resulting from the powerful disc brakes, Moots makes a 44mm diameter head tube so that you will have the pleasure and security of being able to rely on the rigid and predictable handling. And though Moots has mastered the use of titanium for their frames, they still have the ingenuity to create their own carbon fork with flat mount brakes that will assist in the handling department and help keep the front end comfortable and responsive. As evidence of their attention to detail, Moots makes nine stock sizes for the Vamoots Disc RSL, and each size is given not only its own appropriate angles and tube lengths, but the tube diameters and wall thicknesses are adjusted according to the size. And if you still can’t find your perfect fit among the nine stock options, then there is custom sizing available from Moots, including the option to lengthen the head tube by 1cm if you like to take it a little easier on your back.
The frame also has all the modern design touches you would expect from a top-end bike. So you can build this baby up with electronic drivetrains with internal routing if you want. There are also the typically Moots-practical pump peg so you will never be caught stranded on the road and nothing to pump up your ride.
The Vamoots Disc RSL is a racing bike that keeps it real. It’s the perfect combo if you want a road bike to offer you comfort and high-tech performance.
Frame: Butted titanium
Rear Stay: Titanium
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm threaded
Cable Routing: Internal electronic (mechanical optional -$325)
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 30mm
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 |
Brushed: Moots downtube, model name and seat tube gator in a subtle BRUSHED texture paired with our satin bead blast finish.
Etched: Etches the logos onto the frame where decals would be used
Stanley: The downtube and model name are treated with a vivid gradient. The chainstay is further embellished with a design based on the iconic hotel carpet pattern found in one of our favorite Colorado-set films.
Dots: Our version of classic polka dots, for those seeking low-key eye candy. A mix of brushing, anodizing and bead-blasted anodizing; the color palette will always be the same, but each frame’s final arrangement is slightly unique.
Facet: Inspired by the likes of artists Paul Klee and Bridget Riley – as well as video-game design techniques – this pattern is rendered with bead-blasted anodizing. The colors are easy on the eyes, the branding is tasteful, and this has quickly become a factory favorite.
Panels: The classic, applied in Moots fashion.
Anodized Logos: This finish option anodizes our standard Moots logos. Customize the look of your Moots in six different colors.