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Old 12-22-11, 01:29 PM
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Hot indeed. I'd prefer straight black tape though.
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Truly HOT Moots... how does it ride? I've heard good things from a friend that rides a Vamoots and one of their Ti MTBs.
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I really like the fork on this one. Very few companies make or rebadge a matching fork on their ti bikes, instead leaving you with a silver bike and black fork combo. Sorry to say it but maybe the next version of this one will excite me more. Something makes me want to say it is the wheels that are skewing my perception more than the consumables like bar tape. The comparison to a svelte woman in too clunky of shoes comes to mind. A not very strong not for this one.
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
Hot indeed. I'd prefer straight black tape though.
I debated it for a while...I always use black carbon deda tape but wanted to try something different. I liked the way the grey on the tape went with the Ti.
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Originally Posted by psuaero
Truly HOT Moots... how does it ride? I've heard good things from a friend that rides a Vamoots and one of their Ti MTBs.
I've had the frame for years with various gruppos/wheels and it rides great. I've always loved it. I haven't had a chance to put this incantation through the paces yet but I don't expect anything other than great.
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
I haven't had a chance to put this incantation through the paces yet
Some of that old ti magic still lives in that frame, huh.
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Originally Posted by miyata man
Some of that old ti magic still lives in that frame, huh.
Heh...it never left. Here it is in 2 other prior flavors along with now for comparison.





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Originally Posted by miyata man
I really like the fork on this one. Very few companies make or rebadge a matching fork on their ti bikes, instead leaving you with a silver bike and black fork combo. Sorry to say it but maybe the next version of this one will excite me more. Something makes me want to say it is the wheels that are skewing my perception more than the consumables like bar tape. The comparison to a svelte woman in too clunky of shoes comes to mind. A not very strong not for this one.
I do like the new fork...it's a really nice match.

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hot^


and i wont ding you for putting an RSL fork on a Vamoots frame

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Originally Posted by save10
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and i wont ding you for putting and RSL for on a Vamoots frame
It is at least an SL frame.
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IF Corvid

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Hi,

Been lurking as you folks discuss the merits of Hot vs Not. IMHO, anything by UCIMZ is hot. The Moots in its current configuration is hot too. Later.
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IF Corvid - Very Hot.
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IF corvid.....HOT
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concave-y seat stays don't appeal much to me, but i love the look of carbon lugs. IF is hot.

the moots is sweet too, the bartape really sets it off.
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Originally Posted by alexei.h
concave-y seat stays don't appeal much to me, but i love the look of carbon lugs. IF is hot.

the moots is sweet too, the bartape really sets it off.
It's not so much for looks,

The angle of the seat stays really make or break a race bike as far as comfort and handling is concerned.
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This whole page is Hot, except for the Colnago. It just doesn't do much for me.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Most of the folks in the C&V forum are probably tired of seeing my Look, so I'll let you folks in the '41 have at it:

Quite Hot!
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I'll say NOT on the Corvid, nothing distinctive about it in my view.

But worst of all was shooting it against that distracting wall . . . very bad idea, that background does nothing to help the bike!
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
Heh...it never left. Here it is in 2 other prior flavors along with now for comparison.





I'd claim the Lightweights back with the new fork it is a hot.
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Originally Posted by LordsOnly
IF Corvid

2011 Chorus 11sp
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Bike hot. Background not.
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
Here's the Moots...just finished...it's an older 6/4 SL frame that has gone thru a few different build iterations but the rest is new.
That is definitely one of the nicest ti bikes I've seen. Although, I would prefer a non-sloping top tube if it were mine. Still, there is nothing wrong with that bike...anywhere. Very well done. The Master is just as nice in a different way though.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
I'd claim the Lightweights back with the new fork it is a hot.
I might at some point...I like having clinchers for the most part.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling
That is definitely one of the nicest ti bikes I've seen. Although, I would prefer a non-sloping top tube if it were mine. Still, there is nothing wrong with that bike...anywhere. Very well done. The Master is just as nice in a different way though.
That Moots fork looks weird though. I think AlphaQ once did something similar, but still, looks like it's backwards (although I know it's not).
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