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    New Moots fork for on old Vamoots

    I have a 2001 59cm Vamoots that had a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork with aluminum steerer on it. This fork was also on my previous bike, a Litespeed Vortex. I've had it for some time and had no real reason to get a new one other than I wanted to. Well that and I got my yearly bonus from work. ;-)
    I had seen people here and on the Moots forum talking about buying a Moots for for their bikes and it looked like Moots only had enough production for new bikes. In fact they said as much in a forum post. So I was looking at Wound Up and Enve. I had decided on an Enve 2.0 but just thought I would ask my local dealer if they could get a Moots fork. They called Moots up and they said sure, $440. Moots recommended a 43mm rake for my 59cm frame and away we went.
    It took less than a week for the fork to show up and my dealer put it on right away while I waited. It looks great, even better than I expected, and rides well too. It's a little more balanced steering and stiffer. I also have new wheels having gone from a Mavic Open4CD and Dura-Ace rims to Ultegra and Velocity Deep V rims. The combination of the new wheels and fork means a stiffer more precise feeling ride yet the Moots frame still shocks up buzz and shock.

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    Last edited by darwinosx; 03-29-2012 at 11:33 AM.

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    Nice upgrade!

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    danng,,that was classic vamoots,,the barrel adjuster still on the headtube..nice one..

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    Yup, thanks. I bought the Moots after years of chasing the latest frame materials thinking I would not see the need to upgrade again. So far I haven't. Just update the components every now and then.

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    Proving that a Moots will last a lifetime. Bike looks great with the new fork, enjoy it forever!

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    Yup I made the right choice..such a great bike. The new wheels and fork make a pretty big difference in the ride. Stiffer and no doubt stronger. Plus they look cool which is not an insignificant thing. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgsky View Post
    Proving that a Moots will last a lifetime. Bike looks great with the new fork, enjoy it forever!
    A few of you may have seen some of my other posts regarding making a decision between purchasing an unused 2009 S-Works Tarmac frame for &1700 or an unused 2010 Vamoots CR for $2200... I've been seeing more and more posts like the ones above, which has me heavily leaning towards to Moots. I may have to sell two frames to afford it - I'd rather not, because I like my CAAD9 and my Roubaix, but if everything you folks say is true, I guess I won't need 'em!

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    You won't regret the Moots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinosx View Post
    You won't regret the Moots.
    Yeah, I'm pretty sold on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfSailRide View Post
    ...but if everything you folks say is true, I guess I won't need 'em!
    Of my three road bikes, the Moots is always my first choice for my daily rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfSailRide View Post
    A few of you may have seen some of my other posts regarding making a decision between purchasing an unused 2009 S-Works Tarmac frame for &1700 or an unused 2010 Vamoots CR for $2200... I've been seeing more and more posts like the ones above, which has me heavily leaning towards to Moots. I may have to sell two frames to afford it - I'd rather not, because I like my CAAD9 and my Roubaix, but if everything you folks say is true, I guess I won't need 'em!
    The geometries are not the same. Which one fits best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    The geometries are not the same. Which one fits best?
    I'm aware. I love the Tarmac... Waiting on the Vamoots to arrive. Stay tuned.

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    Those Ouzo Pros are too sexy. For this reason alone, I wouldn't change a thing on this bike. You have just swaped out a super model for an ugly *****.
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigoat View Post
    Those Ouzo Pros are too sexy. For this reason alone, I wouldn't change a thing on this bike. You have just swaped out a super model for an ugly *****.
    Not hardly. Troll along.
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    Not sure how to break this to you...., but the Moots pictured is not a 2005. It is a 2001. Those decal graphics were only available on the 2001 models.
    insert witty comment here

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    Typo! I have the bill of sale sitting right here.

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    I've posted in a few other threads, but thanks everyone for your input.

    Here's my new ride. It's mostly Ultegra built. I'll upgrade as I can/need to, but for the time being, she rides like a supercharged magic carpet.
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    Oh, and darwinosx, take note of the "sexy" fork!

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    Oops, I guess that was tigoat! Regardless, it rides great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfSailRide View Post
    Oops, I guess that was tigoat! Regardless, it rides great.
    Very nice ride! I would hang on to that US made OP fork for as long as possible, as it will not be replaceable. I had one on my Moots but unfortunately, it was damaged so I had to replace it with an Easton 90SL. All those newer ENVE and Moots forks are made overseas nowadays and they really have the ball to charge us a premium for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigoat View Post
    Very nice ride! I would hang on to that US made OP fork for as long as possible, as it will not be replaceable. I had one on my Moots but unfortunately, it was damaged so I had to replace it with an Easton 90SL. All those newer ENVE and Moots forks are made overseas nowadays and they really have the ball to charge us a premium for them.
    I have that same fork.
    While it is great, 5 years of solid riding sees me replacing it with a Moots fork.
    The Moots fork is one of the cheapest options I could find in a 40mm offset.
    In fact other than it and the Enve, I did not find any other options.
    I asked here and on the Moots forum for other available options in 40mm offset and came up with nothing.
    Even a decent 43mm offset fork was in the ballpark of the Moots.
    I can only imagine what the additional markup on a made in the USA fork would have been.

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    What are you going with the old Reynolds fork? I could give it a good home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTR View Post
    I have that same fork.
    While it is great, 5 years of solid riding sees me replacing it with a Moots fork.
    The Moots fork is one of the cheapest options I could find in a 40mm offset.
    In fact other than it and the Enve, I did not find any other options.
    I asked here and on the Moots forum for other available options in 40mm offset and came up with nothing.
    Even a decent 43mm offset fork was in the ballpark of the Moots.
    I can only imagine what the additional markup on a made in the USA fork would have been.
    Like I said there are not many options for high performance carbon forks out there. Nowadays Eastons would be my first choice since they are usually priced reasonably on the street. Wound Up is still making forks in the good old USA but they are not into the super light stuff. If you have a Moots then naturally getting a Moots fork is a logical option even though I think they are not very atractive. As for ENVE, I just refuse to pay a preminum for their stuff made overseas.
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    titanium goat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigoat View Post
    Like I said there are not many options for high performance carbon forks out there. Nowadays Eastons would be my first choice since they are usually priced reasonably on the street. Wound Up is still making forks in the good old USA but they are not into the super light stuff. If you have a Moots then naturally getting a Moots fork is a logical option even though I think they are not very atractive. As for ENVE, I just refuse to pay a preminum for their stuff made overseas.
    And as I said, you would be paying a premium on that premium if it was made in the Good Ol' US of A.

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