Saturday, May 5, 2012

MOOTS Psychlo X

The Ultimate Gravel Grinder

Built to shine in a discipline that requires balance, skill, finesse and dependable equipment, the Psychlo X hits all the marks and then some. From time-tested geometry to the subtle, yet crucial, cable routing positions on the frame, the Psychlo X lets the rider concentrate on the task at hand – suffering through the cold and slop of the cyclocross course. Not only does the Psychlo X design account for the mud and suffering of cyclocross, but this versatile bike also excels at endless miles of dirt roads and daily commutes. For many, this frame quickly becomes the utility bike they can’t live without, once the cross season comes to a close. Built in 7 stock sizes with custom always available.

Our first build will utilize the Shimano Ultegra CX-70 group with canti brakes, a top-pull front derailleur, a 46/36 front crank and Bontrager RXL scandium wheels.  We chose not to go with Di2 right out of the chute since this was a stock frame and we did not want to run external wiring.

Our next build will have Di2 drilling for the internal wire.  The front fork comes with a through-hole for mounting the brakes so we will use a canti stop there rather than putting one up in the headset stack.

This bike shows a lot of promise with thoughtful design and world-class craftsmanship.  The clearance for bigger tires and fenders will make this a go to bike for endless adventure after the cross season finishes.

Intended Use: True all-out Cyclocross performer, ride, train or race. The ultimate gravel grinder for dirt roads or muddy fields.

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