IB13: Moots Vamoots Disc Brake Road Bike Gets Official, Updates to Psychlo-X Cyclocross Bike
We broke the news about the Vamoots Disc this summer while visiting their factory in Colorado, and there are plenty of frame detail photos in that post.
Now, though, the bike is out in the wild and available to order. The frame is about the same weight as the standard Vamoots, but with a few tweaks. The monostay rear end allows for bent tubes and better tire clearance.
Retail is $3,350 for the frame only, and you can order up the usual gamut of custom touches or even go for full custom geometry…
They’ve thankfully switched to post mount rear brakes with replaceable thread inserts. Much better than the IS mounts on models from just a year or two ago.
The Vamoots Disc is shown on the left, in contrast to the standard twin-seat tube Vamoots road bike on the right. It’s designed to fit up to 700×30 depending on tire. The tubes are thinwall and smaller diameter than what’s on their ‘cross bikes, though, so it’s still primarily meant for pavement.
Not shown, the Psychlo-X cyclocross bike gets a few tweaks to further separate it from the race-ready Psychlo-X RSL and make it more well rounded. This opens it up to use as a fast commuter as well as a gravel racer. And still work as a ‘cross bike, too.
It’ll have a longer 450mm chainstay length option, which lets them open up the spacing a bit for up to 700×40 tire clearance. It also gets a bit slacker angles, 5mm lower BB and 44mm headtube as standard. The seat tube bumps up from 1-1/4″ diameter to 1-3/8″, which provides a bit more landing area for the welds at the BB but maintains the 27.2 seatpost compatibility.