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Moots 2011/2012 Vamoots RSL — Image Gallery (DuraAce Crankset)
Related: bicycle power meter, Moots, Moots Vamoots RSL, Photography, Road Bikes, Shimano, SRM
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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 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 Vamoots RSL — drive train
Shimano Yumeya chain, Shimano 11-28 cassette, SRM 7950 power meter, Shimano Di2 derailleurs, King bead-blasted bottle cages.
Moots Vamoots RSL — fork
The fork paint matches the titanium perfectly.
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 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.
Shimano Di2 cabling and battery
Shifter cables disappeared into the braze-on hole for Shimano DuraAce Di2 internal cable routing.
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.
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.
Ritchey carbon fiber seat post— lower weight, lower cost, some vibration damping.