[2013 NAHBS] Moots Titanium IMBA Routt County Riders Trail Maintenance Bike

photos by: Jake Moore

Moots took on a highly ambitious project for the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in building a bike that could carry all of the trail maintenance equipment needed for a days work out in the back country. Moots worked with their local trail advocacy group Routt County Riders in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to design and develop the concept.

Moots trail maintenance bike

Moots trail maintenance bike

The bike will be shared between RCR and IMBA to do trail maintenance around the country. The bike was not built to be a production bike for Moots but to inspire the bike industry to come up with a way to take the concept and make it into a less expensive reality.

rear view

rear view

Moots has put over 100 man hours of labor into creating this highly versatile bike platform. The labor was well worth it as the bike won Best Theme Bike and People’s Choice awards at the show. The bike is made out of 100% titanium and weighed in the middle 40lbs totally loaded down.

Up front the bike features a titanium rack and multi-piece Rogue hoe setup.

multi-piece hoe for easy carrying

multi-piece hoe for easy carrying

rack can carry building materials or tasty beverages

rack can carry building materials or tasty beverages

The bike rides on Surly Rabbit Hole rims that are 50mm wide with Knard tires. Out back the bike has a chainsaw mounted to the titanium rack with a custom titanium chainguard.

custom titanium guard for the chainsaw

custom titanium guard for the chainsaw

King Cage made a custom fuel canister holder to go behind the seattube. The cockpit is all Moots components as well.

cockpit

cockpit

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