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Moots 2011/2012 Vamoots RSL — Image Gallery (DuraAce Crankset)

Last updated February 15, 2012 - Send Feedback

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These images are of my own personal Moots Vamoots RSL, as first built up with the SRM DuraAce 7950 power meter, Bontrager XXX Lite handlebar and Ritchey seat post and Ritchey WCS260 stem. See the build note page.

Moots Vamoots RSL with custom Shimano DuraAce Di2 cable routing, SRM DA 7950 power meter crankset

This Vamoots RSL uses the standard size head tube.

It has braze-on holes for Shimano DuraAce Di2 cable routing, which makes the cabling as clean as you’re ever likely to see, and allows routing the cables optimally from the handlbar into the frame; the cables disappear with minimal cabling to get the hole.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
2012 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike, custom Di2 cable routing
Ritchey seat post
Selle Italia saddle
Ritchey WCS 260 stem
Shimano DuraAce Di2
SRM 7950 power meter crankset
Chris King headset
Lightweight Obermayer wheelset
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
2012 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
2012 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Moots Vamoots RSL — front end

Very clean and beautiful lines, with ultra-clean cable routing.

King bead-blasted bottle cage at left.

Fork-mounted speed sensor.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Moots Vamoots RSL — drive train

Shimano Yumeya chain, Shimano 11-28 cassette, SRM 7950 power meter, Shimano Di2 derailleurs, King bead-blasted bottle cages.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Moots Vamoots RSL — fork

The fork paint matches the titanium perfectly.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Moots Vamoots RSL — head tube and badge

The badge can removed for race day to save ~1 ounce.

This is the standard size head tube.

Ultra-clean cable routing for Shimano DuraAce Di2 feeds the shifter cables almost immediately into the frame on the left side.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Moots Vamoots RSL — chainstays and seat stays

The pencil-thin rear chainstays are made of 6/4 titanium. They give the Vamoots RSL a wonderful comfort, but the beefy chainstays ensure that power is transferred efficiently to the rear wheel.

Grimy wheels/tires from winter riding here.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
2012 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — seat stays and chain stays
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike Moots titanium cinchpost Moots titanium RSL stem  SRAM Red SRM 7950 power meter crankset Chris King headset Lightweight Obermayer rear wheel + Lightweight VR8 front wheel
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Shimano Di2 cabling and battery

Shifter cables disappeared into the braze-on hole for Shimano DuraAce Di2 internal cable routing.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount

There was an option to use a battery in the seat post (not a Shimano offering). I declined, because I wanted a standard battery that I could swap between bikes with the same charger and/or so that I could change seat posts.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount

Rear end

The rear end is just beautifully done, with ultra clean welds and material only where needed. It takes considerable skill to build a titanium frame this well.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

Seat post

Ritchey carbon fiber seat post— lower weight, lower cost, some vibration damping.

Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike — Shimano DuraAce Di2 battery mount
Moots 2011 Moots Vamoots RSL Titanium road racing bike

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