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Going into 2017, Contender Bicycles is proud to continue our partnership with Moots and offer their beautifully hand-crafted bike frames to avid cyclists of all levels. We offer Moots because we believe that their titanium frames are the best alternative to carbon-fiber, with a fine ride quality and exceptional longevity. Titanium has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio and can be shaped, welded and machined in ways that other metals cannot. The custom-drawn Ti tubesets used in a Moots will balance all of the material’s benefits based on frame design, size and intended use. Nobody does titanium with the same level of quality and precision as Moots, with each and every frame, stem and seatpost handmade in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It doesn’t hurt that we’re only a half day’s drive away from their shop.
The Moots legend began decades ago, when their first lugged steel road bike hit the pavement in 1981. Soon after, the Mootaineer (Moots’ first mountain bike) took to the endless trails surrounding their hometown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Moots continued evolving their processes, shifting to tig-welded frames, which offer greater flexibility in geometry, tube selection, and frame design. Seeking to a great thing even better, Moots showcased their first titanium frame in the early 1990s, and in doing so, ushered in the gold standard in titanium frame design. Today, Moots continues a steady development cycle of new products and revisions to their standards such as the Vamoots, MootoX, and PsychloX. What hasn’t evolved is the amazing quality of the welds. Moots is famous for them, and it shows just the surface of the attention to detail that goes into every Moots. You can view a new Moots bike as a long-lasting investment that is built to pay you back with mile-after-mile of impeccable performance.