One. Amazing. Moots.

Via Tae Likes Bikes:

Love it, hate it, whatever.

Whatever you think of the look or component choices, you’ve got to admire the vision.  What pieces of Euro-bling can you identify?


MB - 10/21/12 - 10:13pm

German-A Kilo fork

Any color but orange…

Gillis - 10/21/12 - 10:13pm

The AMP fork is sweet!….

Yeahaaa!!!_ - 10/21/12 - 10:15pm

What in the world!! Its the early 90’s again

Ian - 10/21/12 - 10:16pm

I can see a German Answer Kilo Fork, Tune cranks and hubs, AX Lightness saddle, seatpost, stem, rims, and most likely handlebar, Sram XX cassette, Arcos AG-E shiters, Carbon-Ti chainrings, and I think those are Brake Force One brakes (The Tune version judging by the rest of the bike) and some Hope rotors. Also some Dugast tubular tires, a Tune bottle cage, more than likely modified Eggbeaters, and either a Tune or Arcos headset. I think I got most of it.

Danny - 10/21/12 - 10:22pm

More shots on the Moots blog:

Chuck - 10/21/12 - 10:36pm

@Ian I will assume nailed most of it, but isn’t the title a little misleading? Are not all moots amazing? Don’t burst my bubble.

Xris - 10/21/12 - 11:39pm

Jaws and panties will drop.

MB - 10/21/12 - 11:39pm

@Chuck – for the price they better be!! I can’t imagine the price on this one. To each his own, but I’ll pass on this *beauty*.

LMFA - 10/21/12 - 11:44pm

The 80’s called, AMP wants their POS fork back before it breaks in 1 ride!

Spencer - 10/21/12 - 11:56pm

Badass. I dig the uncommon color scheme. I would run a 1X10 set-up with a more durable wheel set. I’m curious about the fork’s performance.

Sam - 10/22/12 - 12:27am

I wonder if there is going to be a lot of steering issues. What happens if one of the bolts get loose? Would the steering be accurate?

Professor - 10/22/12 - 12:57am

It amazes me that there aren’t more linkage based front forks when you think about how much time is spent on rear suspension designs.

Topmounter - 10/22/12 - 1:06am

I always wanted an AMP fork. Too bad they could never get the durability sorted, that design is the beans for people who pedal.

Topmounter - 10/22/12 - 1:12am

I just realized that is a modern fork… €1299?… YIKES!

Mindless - 10/22/12 - 2:22am

Ax LIghtness? Fail.

RoDe - 10/22/12 - 4:46am

Tune cranks, German A fork, not the the USA made POS that everybody thinks it is. AX liteness stem and seatpost and saddle. AGE hydraulic gear system. Tune bottle holder. Not sure about the rims though, but I think they are Parts of Passion. Carbon Ti big ring. Brake Force One brake me thinks.

warthog - 10/22/12 - 8:41am

Is that a photogtaph or a computer rendering? The picture just looks weird to me.

RickS - 10/22/12 - 9:54am

I’ve seen something similar on the trails in SoCal from another manufacturer, but he doesn’t allow photos.

Mark - 10/22/12 - 10:58am

Surprising to see that fork design..
The AMP forks were pretty amazing at the time for being super light, tracking quite well when the bushings were new and having zero stiction when other brands top forks were heavy and had mega-stiction. or in the case of the Mag21, adjustable stiction settings that started at “heaps of stiction” and went through “holy mother of all things stiction” to “is this f-n thing broken? stiction”

But with reasonably light, active, telescoping forks available now (thank you negative air chambers!) I can’t see the point in dealing with the durability of the linkages (and brake dive characteristics).

jumpin G Hossiphat - 10/22/12 - 11:52am

one word, fork flex

Zap? - 10/22/12 - 12:43pm

Why do people say old AMP forks were prone to flex? It’s a rigid fork mated to a set of links. I ran two AMP forks for years, and they were quite durable and had more torsional rigidity than my over priced Fox RLC that I’m running now.

Not Greg Herbold - 10/22/12 - 2:23pm

Someone tell Horst to come back

Mindless - 10/22/12 - 2:57pm

What a waste of a good frame.

RUSTYDOGG - 10/22/12 - 3:45pm

Its beautiful. That fork scares me though. Looks fragile.

Josh - 10/22/12 - 3:51pm

Not even sure I could ride that bike if I were blind.

icarus - 10/22/12 - 7:37pm

Only amazing thing about is the MONEY they spent.
At least trim the steering tube.
Every time i see one of these “designer” bikes at a race, the rider is always the slow guy.

icarus - 10/22/12 - 7:39pm

also, look at darren crisp bikes, he had a very similar set up at Padua show but with opposite results. The bike looked understated.

icarus - 10/22/12 - 7:44pm

oh… and since it is such a photoshopped work, at least fix the valves.

Steve M - 10/23/12 - 1:15pm

@Rick S- I have seen that bike and it is way more bitchin that this one.

Andrew - 10/24/12 - 3:42am

Beautiful. I don’t think it’s ever going to see real dirt. How much does it weigh?

Spartacus - 10/24/12 - 2:28pm

AMP flipped the parallelogram?!

Andy - 10/24/12 - 4:13pm

Dumbest build i’ve ever seen. Why make a bike stupid expensive by choosing stupid light parts that are guaranteed to brake. I don’t get it.

Ben - 10/31/12 - 8:02am

8,25 Kg, rider-weight: 62 Kg.

Thank’s for your comments ;> !

“Gut’s Radle”

Rodrigo Catelli - 11/18/12 - 6:03pm

killer spec……I prefer a FRM fork :)

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