Moots Cycles 1999 VaMoots Older Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Moots VaMoots, road race & triathlon, Shimano Dura-Ace components, Time Equipe fork

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[Oct 19, 2007]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything

Weakness:

i am the rider and all I want otodo is have fun and not race bu I can't help my self.

All my friends are jealous of my moots Vamoots. It is 8 Years old in perfect condition . I paid $1200 and we all agree I stole It. We just rode 65 miles through hilly country ( I live in S. FLa where it is flat). I felt like i was still warming up after 65 miles. It is perfection. All my riding buddies love my bike. They have everything from a 25 year factory Raleight to lightspeed- similar era- to current kuota All Carbon and non come even close to My Vamoots with allDura acse. In the sttepest hills whne everyone was struggling I just kept ridng up the hill. They are fortunate I did not have the proper Cassette for the steep grade or I would have really embarrassde them.

what can i say other thasn . I LOVE MY MOOTS!!!!!!

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[Oct 28, 2002]
steve47co1
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Ti silky ride, lateral stiffness in the BB. I like the sizing a bit more; Moots' come in a 57.5 cm vs. a 58 cm size that I usually have to ride and this fits me better - the top tube is also a little longer than normal 58 cm bikes, too.

Weakness:

Absolutley none

This is a review for the 2002 model, the major difference over previous year's models are a 1 1/8" headtube/set and a larger diameter top tube. What a ride and what a birthday present - I turned 50 this year and this was my present to myself. It is also my second Moots - also have a YBB mountain bike. Both of these machines keep me rding a bike vs. taking up golf. I cannot imagine a better bike than this - I dearly loved my Davidson Impulse and put many thousands of miles on its steel frame, but the weight was more (17.75 for the Moots, 21 for the Davidson) and it just didn't have that legendary silky feel going down the chip 'n seal highways and byways of NW Colorado. Buy one of these bikes - you will not regret it. By the way - I understand that the man behind the Moots design, Kent Eriksen, is the most proud of this road bike design, almost over anything else he has designed and built, with maybe the exception of the Smoothie.

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[Jun 17, 2002]
John Culver
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything.

Weakness:

None.

I obsessed compulsively over this decision. Even though I looked at just about every great road bike on the market, I kept coming back to the VaMoots (I have a 2002). After logging my first 500 miles, I am ecstatic about my decision-I do not think there is a better bike on the market. Not only is it incredibly well made and finished (that almost goes without saying-the welds are as amazing as everyone says), but the ride is perfect. It balances everything that you could want in a road/racing/triathlon bike-stiff for sprints and out of the saddle climbs,compliant for descents and cornering, and ridiculously comfortable on long rides. While obviously very expensive, it's even a good value when compared to Seven, Serotta, Merlin, and Litespeed who ask $600.00-1,000 more for a comparable (possibly inferior) Ti frame. And if that's not enough, it's made in the best ski-town in Colorado.

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[Dec 06, 2001]
Bill
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Unbelievably smooth welds, extra strong frame using 6.4 titanium to increase durability in selected areas. The bike has beautiful lines and climbs like a mountain goat.

Weakness:

Decals that chipped for no reason

I would highly recommend this ride. After putting 5,000 miles on my Trek aluminum bike over the last three years, this was a much smoother more refined bicycle. I felt like I was moving from a Honda to a Jaguar. Perhaps the ultimate compliment was the reaction the bike got from other riders in a 200 mile charity ride that I do (the Pan Massachusetts Challenge). Riders with top Ty bikes (like Seven) were gushing effusively about the Moots. They are a rare bike (I didn''t see another in the nearly 3,000 PMC riders) but those in the know are really appreciative. I''ve heard it said before and I will say it myself; if you can afford a Moots, buy it. you won''t regret it.

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[Jul 08, 2001]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

immaculate welds, alignment, finish, ride quality and customer service from Moots.

Weakness:

none!!!!.

I've owned 2 Ti mtb's in the past, a lightspeed Owl Hollow and a Diamond Axis TT. I thought the quality of these two Ti frames was good but compared to the Moots' build quality they weren't even in the same ball park. Theres a few Ti frames being ridden amongst the crew here including DeRosa's, Lightspeeds, Colnago's and Merlins and every time one of there owners see the welds on my Vamoots they weep. I ordered the Vamoots without test riding one (trusting these reviews) and have to say I'm not disapointed, it's stiff with no sign of excess flex and yet real comfy, it climbs like a goat, and corners and decsends better than I thought possible. I'm not regretting this purchase one bit.For the record my Vamoots is a 57.5cm and I'm 6'0" & 190lbs.

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[Jan 27, 1999]
Anonymous

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

None

Weakness:

None

I liked my 1st one so much, got a 2nd one made custom. Stunning workmanship, stunning ride. Awesome dropouts, smooth, responsive, corners great, climbs great, Look Forks, and Campy Record. This is just a dream bike and not many around....that's why they are so cool...lots of comments. Get a Moots you simply will not be sorry.

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[Jun 03, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Immaculate construction, very true, stable, comfortable, very solid sales people there at Moots, they told me every thing I needed/wanted to know.

Weakness:

nothing

The bottom line...this bike is it...simply the finest I've ever ridden. It's a stock 57.5, climbs awesome, descends awesome, corners awesome, stiff but very complient, crits really well, rode races just fantastic. Expensive, no question....but I'm worth it...getting one for my wife

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[Apr 22, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Flawless, flawless frame

Weakness:

zero, it is perfect

It's a custom as I wanted a little longer tt than stock. I was told it would take a couple months and it did...I knew to expect a wait. It built up awesome...no frame prep needed. Headset and BB went it beautifully. Got head tube shifter bosses, immaculate detail work, and awesome dropouts- read stiff. Very graceful bends...rides absolutely fantastic

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[Nov 01, 1999]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

I toured the Moots factory last summer and the attention they give each bike is remarkable. They do not leave anything out.

Weakness:

None

If you want it all spend the money. This bike is flawless

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[Oct 29, 1999]
Anonymous
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Flawless workmanship, way light, razor-sharp handling. The Usual Moots Perfection

Weakness:

long wait

If you want a perfect frame, get a Moots. Warning...it is not for the faint of heart though...this is a quick handling bike. Yes, it is stable, but it is not a lazy cruiser. I have compared pretty much all the Ti frames, and come back to Moots. There are no funky multi-bend stays...in fact the seat stays are straight...and beautiful. They look delicate, but the rear end is rock solid during sprints. In Moots We Trust

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