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Moots’ new Vamoots RCS is only the second new release in as many years and adds a little more muscle to the titanium manufacturer’s racing bike range.
When cyclists discovered the unique challenge and freedom of long gravel rides, traditional racing bikes just couldn’t cut it. On the burgeoning gravel market, everything revolved around wide tire clearance, stability and comfort for whole days on bumpy surfaces.
But what about that in between? What about a bike that rides like a fast roadie but doesn’t shy away from the occasional gravel road or bleak, broken country roads?
That, Moots said, was the question the brand had been grappling with for several years. And today, the titanium bicycle manufacturer offered its answer to these questions: the Vamoot’s RCS (Routt County Special). Specially developed for “constantly changing surfaces” Vamoot’s RCS builds on the brand’s street range by combining relatively aggressive geometry with clearance for wider treads.
“We all go out for lunch together and the roads we normally drive on are a mix of fairly slippery asphalt, Chipseal County roads, and pretty well-manicured ranch roads,” said Jon Cariveau, marketing manager for Moots, in one Press release.
“Over the years we’ve all said what if, and now, with the development of other bike technologies, we can finally put all the pieces together and offer that Vamoot’s RCS, a bike that can do almost anything and that we’ve all dreamed of for years. “
Moots Vamoots RCS
First and foremost, the RCS wears the same titanium craftsmanship Moots is known for – that won’t change. For the RCS, Moots developed new fastback seatstays and cold-formed chainstays for tires up to 35mm.
Up front, Moots added a new, wider carbon fork. The RCS also receives a newly designed 3D-printed dropout for the “perfect alignment of the rear axle and disc brake”.
Prices vary depending on the build specification. However, the frame / fork with the Chris King headset and internal Di2 cable routing costs $ 5,999. Moots also offers full 2x builds with a group of SRAM Force AXS ($ 10,723) or Red AXS ($ 11,983).
The launch of Vamoot’s RCS also coincides with the brand’s 40th anniversary this year. So this and every frame that Moots is making this year has a special edition head badge. Learn more about the Vamoots RCS and with a full breakdown of technical specifications below Biker tumor.
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