New From Moots: 2011 Psychlo X RSL Prototype Cyclocross Bike
The guys from Moots were showing off a couple new prototypes at Cyclocross Nationals in Bend, Oregon last weekend, and by showing off we mean they were out there racing them on the muddy nightmare that was the Nationals course. Jon Cariveau, head of marketing and sales at Moots rode his prototypical Psychlo X RSL to a third place podium finish in the super-competitive Masters 40-44 category. (He also rode his single-speed to a 4th place finish in the single-speed race. The guy is no joke.) Moots is hoping to have the production Psychlo X ready to show at Sea Otter in April, with a projected release date of July 1st 2011.
For all the fun facts about the Moots Psychlo X RSL and a bunch of photos, click more…
What’s prototypical about the Psychlo X RSL? Well, a BB 30, Press-fit bottom bracket for one.
No bridge is used between the stays for maximum mud clearance.
The pictured fork is an older model, the production Psychlo X will have a Moots-made fork.
Over-sized, butted tubes are employed in the main frame.
The seatpost is 30.9 and it’s held in place by a Moots cinch-post seatpost clamp.
Psychlo X flattened out chain stays.
RSL road stem, capable of off-road use on either a cyclocross bike or a mountain bike.
This bike showcases the water-bottle-boss-free-option, but the bike can be ordered with water bottle bosses as well.
The derailleur hanger is replaceable.
The frame weight is just shy of 3 lbs and the built bike as shown is just shy of 15 lbs. Impressive for a Titanium bike with a lifetime warranty.
This is only part one of three in the “new stuff from Moots at Cyclocross Nationals” series. We’ll have a video interview with Jon Cariveau up shortly, as well as some photos and info on the Syc X Single-Speed ‘cross bike. Check back soon!