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Moots Compact (gone)

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Moots Compact; 56cm; 2009; custom powdercoated gloss black

3T Ergonova Team, 40cm; Moots Open Road Ti, 110mm, -6

EDGE 2.0; Chris King NoThreadSet

Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR; Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC

Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR; Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC

Campagnolo Record 11/ Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque

Selle Italia Flite 1990; Moots Cinch Ti, 27.2mm

Look Keo Blade Carbon CroMo; Campagnolo Record 11

Campagnolo Record 11 w/ Far & Near Tuning Kit

Mavic SSC Calipers

53/39 > 12-29

The Compact model has now been re-designated as the 'VaMoots CR', although I believe that all the geometry/measurements remain unchanged.

UPDATED: Had the frame powdercoated locally: a nice, glossy black and left the rear triangle raw Ti. Also replaced the previous Zoncolan saddle with my new best friend, the Concor Light and put the newer Keo 2 Max pedals on. Also, can't say enough about how cushy the Roubaix tape is - it's like having tennis balls wrapped around my handlebars.

UPDATED: Quite a few changes, most obviously the DI2 groupset, which really does shift fantastically. Also swapped out the Wound Up for an Edge 2.0 (lighter, stiffer, more tire clearance), 303 clinchers for tubulars and the bars from the Pro Vibe 7s to the 3T Ergonova, which I definitely prefer due to the shallower drop. Also went back to my old standby saddle, the Selle Italia Flite (although I wouldn't rule out going back to a Concor Light at some point). Finishing touch was the Keo Blade carbon pedals, which have about the most positive engagement that I've ever felt in a road pedal.

UPDATED: Took the Di2 off for the Oltre and then eventually tore that down. Ended up rebuilding this with Record 11 and the Mavic SLRs, which make a really awesome whistling sound when braking, thanks to the Exalith brake track. Next on my radar is a Pegoretti.

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Nice Paintjob and...

... I don't think this could be any more of a dream-bike (for me at least): the Moots all around, the Di2, and the 303s are all top-of-the-top. Now I don't really care for the looks of the latest generation of Shimano but this looks great here and is suitable to the rest of the bike's level. Thanks for sharing this!

I hated on the sloping top

I hated on the sloping top tube for a long time. But bikes like this completely change my mind about it. I wouldn't have though I would, but love the Wound Up on this. Absolutely beautiful build.

The trick is...

...not too much slope. The Compact (or VaMoots CR, as it's now known) only has a 6 degree slope, which is pretty tame by most standards.

I certainly agree with you as far as the more extreme sloping toptubes out there - I'm thinking Specialized Roubaix and almost everything Giant makes as examples - ruining the lines of a bike. 6 degrees is right on the border.

As to the Wound-Up, it's actually gone now (replaced by an Edge 2.0), as it didn't have axle-to-crown clearance for wider tires - which is a shame, as I really liked the aesthetic of the Wound Up. I'm switching out the groupset tonight, so I'll snap some more pics and update the bike when I get a chance.

Thanks for the compliment, though.

tasty ride

almost got the concor light, but the classic still got a hold on me

p.s. that saddle to bars drop is rufff

This is really nice.

This is really nice.

Absolutely stunning. I love

Absolutely stunning. I love Moots.

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