New From Moots: 2011 Psychlo X RSL Prototype Cyclocross Bike

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

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…

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

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.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

The pictured fork is an older model, the production Psychlo X will have a Moots-made fork.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

Over-sized, butted tubes are employed in the main frame.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

The seatpost is 30.9 and it’s held in place by a Moots cinch-post seatpost clamp.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

Psychlo X flattened out chain stays.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

RSL road stem, capable of off-road use on either a cyclocross bike or a mountain bike.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

This bike showcases the water-bottle-boss-free-option, but the bike can be ordered with water bottle bosses as well.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

The derailleur hanger is replaceable.

titanium 2011 moots psychlo-x cyclocross bike prototype at bend oregon national championships

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!

Comments

Slonie - 12/20/10 - 2:06am

I want to put a ring on it.

jimmie proof - 12/20/10 - 7:56am

Hard to believe that Unobtainium is still being used to build frames. Very light, strong and extremely stiff. So stiff that riding one for any length of time you’ll feel as though you’ve been fisted in the YBB by an Iron Worker.

Peter Sheehy - 12/20/10 - 9:51am

i want to go to there!

beck - 12/20/10 - 2:58pm

drooliedrooldrool

[...] the Moots Psychlo X RSL with Sram Red might be insanely exciting to most people, for me, personally, this is the more [...]

anon - 12/21/10 - 2:16pm

is the moots made fork going to be carbon? damn shame about alpha-q.

MattyVT - 01/12/11 - 2:59pm

Indeed the fork will be carbon. I spoke with Matt Alford at Moots about it and he mentioned that there would be a new Moots ‘cross fork a new Moots road road fork, both painted to match the bead blasted ti finish and manufactured by the same folks that make some of the Edge and Madone forks.

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