Yes, I did.
There’s a new bike in the RATG stable. A Moots Psychlo X. Custom Design.
I’ll talk about geometry soon, and explain why there’s a Ti Vaya frame hanging in my garage at the moment, instead of rolling around. For today, we’ll look at some pictures.
The bike was custom-spec’d and built by my peeps at North Central Cyclery.
In fact, there may have been a night of bike-building debauchery, involving suggestive hip thrusting while installing the lower crown race. There may even be a video of Chad engaging in such hip thrusting. Maybe.
On to the pictures.
ENVE carbon tapered fork, Chris King Headset, my ENVE 29XC wheel set, Avid HSX rotors.
If you looked inside, you’d see DT Swiss Titanium ratcheting skewers.
Red crankset (compact 50/34). Crank Brothers Eggbeaters.
XO Rear Derailleur, SRAM’s whiz-bangiest 11-32 cassette, BB7 brakes (to be replaced by SRAM Red Hydros in a couple months).
Plenty of clearance in back for 700x34c Bontrager CXOs, tubeless. Custom cable routing and cable mounts for full-length housing for drivetrain and brakes (no more dirt, dust and mud on the cables!!)
Ergon SM3 Pro Saddle.
Moots Ti Stem. Lizard Skins bi-color bar tape. Moots Ti spacers.
My beloved Ergonova 3T carbon bars.
It’s a ___________…
Eriksen Ti Sweetpost
There’s clearance for a 35 or 36…but not a 38. (A 38 will fit…but won’t spin).
K-Edge front derailleur clamp mount.
King Ti Cages, custom bead-blasted to match.
The welds? Like buttah.
Chris King ceramic BB.
Replaceable derailleur hanger…rack mounts.
Third bottle cage mounts.
Oh, the luster of ENVE carbon…
What a rockstar combination.
I had a couple sets of Gore Ride-On cables snuck away in my garage, waiting for this bike.
The whole enchilada.
As noted above, I’ve been looking forward to SRAM’s Red 22 hydro brake/drivetrain (with an 11 speed, 11-28 cassette) setup for a good year now. As soon as it’s available, the Moots will sport it.
There will be more details, but this is what she looks like.