The New MOOTS Cycles Vamoots CRD, A fully Dedicated Road Machine!

Early last week, at Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, Ca. Moots Cycles showed us their all-new pure road machine – the Vamoots CRD (Complete Road Design). And it’s a beaut!

But first, let’s talk for a moment about the launch venue that was chosen because I think it speaks to the mindset of Moots Cycling in general.

Pedalers Fork is a destination-worthy cafe that displays a real celebration of the bicycle as its theme, as well as also being a full-fledged bike shop and flagship dealer for Moots. It was the perfect place for a new bike launch for Moots Cycles.

The launch was preceded by the fantastic food that the cafe is known for, and it was awesome to see that they serve their own cycling community so well as a bike shop, not to mention as the home to 10 Speed Coffee. So, it’s a one-stop shop if you are out riding in the amazing surrounding area.

Pedalers Fork work shop

Inside the repair shop.

Ok, on to the launch!

The Vamoots CRD

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD top tube branding

The New Vamoots CRD is the pinnacle of the Moots Cycles road bike experience. It has been 100% developed as a no-compromise, pure road bike. With speed being the core of its design.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD front side ds

Moots says the CRD is a modern-day road bike that is ready for the open road. Having the soul and essence of a pure road bike means that the CRD’s love for the paved road is first and foremost. Eating up the climbs, bombing the descents, and straightening out the curves of the road captures what lies at the heart of a dedicated road bike.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD side front nds

Moots Cycles says that they used their “legendary” double-butted RSL tube set to build the CRD, giving it what they call a “light and crisp” ride.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD in action 2

Photo c. Moots Cycles

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD drop out welds

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD rear deralleur wire routing

Moots used their latest and most refined 3D printed dropouts that not only save weight and add stiffness at the rear wheel but also offer perfect brake caliper alignment.

Their “pencil-thin” seat stays contribute to the renowned Moots ride quality. The seat stays and the top tube ar welded to a separate seat collar that has thicker walls, taking the heat of welding better while adding strength where it is needed. The rest of the seat tube, with much thinner walls where strength isn’t as big of a factor, is added later. No surprise, but I have to say that the welds here are pretty stunning.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD proprietary Chris King Headset

VAMOOTS CRD brake hose routing

Photo c. Moots Cycling

The all-NEW integrated cockpit combined with the T47 bottom bracket, allowed Moots to route all brake hose lines internally, making it their “cleanest-looking road bike to date”.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD welds

The welds on the T 47 bottom bracket are pretty.

The new Vamoots CRD is built to perform the best with 28-30mm road tires, but Moots says it can clear a 32mm.

Moots Cycles Vamoots CRD in action

Photo c. Moots Cycles

Straight from the press release, “The bottom line: Pavement, pass bagging, and grand touring is all in the realm of this pointed road performer. Road riding never goes out of style on a Moots.”

As usual, all that Moots goodness comes with a Moots-worthy price tag of roughly $13k.

Frame Spec, Retail Price and Geometry

Frame spec:

  • 44mm headtube
  • Chris King Aero 3 headset
  • T47 Bottom bracket//86.5 shell
  • 27.2 seat post diameter
  • 142×12 rear spacing
  • Max tire: 32mm
  • Electronic shifting only

Retail Price: $$13,086

VAMOOTS CRD GEOMETRY CHART FINAL

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Olav
Olav
17 days ago

Chris King Aeroset?!?

William Catt
William Catt
16 days ago

Why is the reach longer on the 56 than the 58?

john caletti
john caletti
14 days ago
Reply to  William Catt

due to the head angle and seat angle changes

Dinger
Dinger
16 days ago

Is that $13k for frame set?

TypeVertigo
16 days ago
Reply to  Dinger

In double dollars, to boot.

Jason DW
Jason DW
14 days ago
Reply to  TypeVertigo

Wow seriously? Holy moly that’s expensive, and just for the frame set… Incredible. Is this the going rate for TI frames? Can you get custom geo?

Rob
Rob
14 days ago
Reply to  Dinger

That is the complete price with Ultrgra Di2 build!

alexandre plaut
alexandre plaut
16 days ago

what’s the weight of the frame?

Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
12 days ago

I struggle to understand the appeal of titanium. Not as light as CF, not as plush as steel, and not as cheap as aluminum. Sure, it lasts forever but will surely be obsoleted at some point in its long life due to changing standards. My two piasters.

Czechmate
Czechmate
11 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Appeal of titanium: plusher than CF and lighter than steel.
Yes, it is expensive.
But you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Plush, light, cheap. Pick two.
What I struggle to understand is the idea that titanium is somehow “longer lasting” than either of the other frame materials that are cited above. Is there really scientific proof that titanium has a longer service life as a bicycle frame material than CF, steel or aluminium? And even if there is, would a titanium frame REALLY outlive standards changes and become “obsolete” more than a CF, steel or aluminium frame would? Really?

Zach Overholt
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Zach Overholt(@zachoverholt)
11 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Everyone has their preference. Personally, I prefer the ride of titanium to most steel frames. Maybe it’s just the modern Ti frames, because I don’t recall that being the case 10-15 years ago.

I didn’t intend to, but I keep adding Ti bikes to my fleet after riding them and liking them so much I have to buy them. I haven’t done that with a steel frame in recent memory.

Andy Cox
Andy Cox
7 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

What could get obsolete about a thoroughly designed and modern Ti frame set. Mine is a 15 year old Lynskey, still a brilliant bike. My next one should be a Moots.