5 September 2007 - 12:03MOOTS!
I’m very pleased to announce the arrival of our first Moots. For those that do not know, Moots handcrafts their frames in Steamboat Springs Colorado, exclusively out of that most coveted element, titanium. They are truly works of art.
This is a YBB, a pivotless soft tail, that will give up just enough flex on a big bump, but will remain stiff when you need to get the power to the ground. The YBB is heralded as the first softtail, and the first ever production 29er.
I was riding full suspension DH rigs back then, so I can’t comment on these claims, but I can say, that even then, I aspired to owning one of these. Moots and beauty are synonymous. The welds are flawless. The finest of details are well thought out and executed.
Interested in getting one? Well, lead times can be long. They are hand made one at a time, and good things can never be rushed, but at the time I ordered this frame, I was given a lead time of 8 weeks. It actually was ready in 5. You can pick from an extensive selection of stock sizes and geometry, with custom options galore.
Could be a good winter project.