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Moots Vamoots RSL ~ Feb 15

My Moots Vamoots RSL road bike is due to arrive and be built up around Feb 15 by Palo Alto Bicycles, with the Psychlo X RSL to follow about a week later.

I am building my Moots Vamoots RSL as light as possible for the Everest Challenge, while remaining durable and without any performance glitches (e.g. shifting issues). A power meter and Shimano Di2 shifting are mandatory.

This drives certain choices—

The Cannondale Hollowgram crankset looks to save 1/2 pound or so versus a DuraAce crankset (that's a figure based on SRM specs, could be less), a figure to be confirmed when configured with an SRM spider.

The Hollowgram crankset has a key advantage on the Moots Vamoots RSL: no adapter is needed for the PressFit 30 bottom bracket, whereas a DuraAce crankset is not only heavier, but also requires an adapter.

The Ritchey parts save 10-20 grams each over other alternatives I’d consider, which can add up to a few ounces.

Along with bits and pieces such as aluminum bolts for the watter bottles and a few other titanium oddments saving 4-10 grams each, single layer bar tape (it all adds up), I am optimistic that the Vamoots RSL can approach the 14.5 pound mark, which would be remarkable for a titanium road bike.

Moots Vamoots RSL (test bike), with Lightweight Obermayer wheels, SRM 7950 power meter
Cannondale Hollowgram SL crankset with FSA N10 chainrings
Ritchey Logic WCS 260 Stem, SuperLogic II Handlebar, SuperLogic Carbon seatpost

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