Moots Psychlo-X frame

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Mads Kock
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by Mads Kock

Nice frame - what would YOU build this frame with???

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Frame: Moots Psychlo-X
Fork:
Headset:
Stem:
Handlebars:
Seatpost:
Seat:
STI-shifters:
Front and rear derailleur:
Cassette:
Crankset:
Chain:
Pedals:
Wheels:
Tires:
Extra:

Doesn't cost anything to dream :-)

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by 520 Dan

funny you should ask, because I fell in love with this bike when it was shown at eurobike.

alpha q fork,
Campy record
Lightweights with Dugasts of course & DT training clincers
Spooky brakes
Zero G cranks (when they come)
triple ti egg beaters, short spindle
prima 199s
thompson stem
easton seatpost
speedneedle

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Mads Kock
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One of my friends actually got that frame you saw from the german importer! Lucky Bastard!!!!

I will try to convince him to show some pictures of his bike here then it's finished!
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Frame: Moots Psychlo-X
Fork: Ti (same color as the frame please)
Headset: Chris King black
Stem: Easton EA70
Handlebars: Easton EA70
Seatpost: Easton EA70
Seat: Fi:zi'k Aliante
STI-shifters: Campagnolo Record
Front and rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Carbon
Chain: Campagnolo Record
Pedals: Time Atac
Wheels: Campagnolo Record/DT/Mavic Open Pro
Tires: depending from the underground
Extra:Tune skewers (black)
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by Skyleth

well if it doesn't cost anything to dream...

Frame: Moots Psychlo-X
Fork: Easton EC90 C
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Bontrager XXX Lite
Handlebars: Specialized S-Works Carbon
Seatpost: Shimano Dura-Ace
Seat: Specialized Toupe
STI-shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace
Front and rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace Single Chain Ring w/ Carbon Guards
Chain: Whipperman Ti
Pedals: Egg Beater 3xTi
Wheels: Zipp 303 Cyclocross
Tires: Tufo

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Mads Kock
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Is there a big difference between a moots titanium fork or a carbon fork?

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by Mr. Moots

Hi,

As I´m the friend with the Psychlo-X I think I will share some of my selections with you. First: I´m no weight weenie, and some of the parts I use come frome another bike. But here it is, as for now. I will upload pictures when the bike has been assembled (got it yesterday night!):

Frame: Moots Psychlo-X 52 cm
Fork: Kocmo Titanium, prepared by Moots to the exact same finish
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Ritchey WCS OS
Handlebars: ditto
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Carbon
Seat: Fi:zik Arione
STI-shifters: No way Campa Record Ultra Ergopower
Front and rear derailleur: Campa Record Carbon
Cassette: Record Titanium 12-23
Crankset: FRM Integrale Compact (48/34)
Chain: Campagnolo Record
Pedals: Time ATAC Titanium/carbon
Racewheels: Tune mig/mag, Sapim cx-ray, Mavic CPX tubular
Tires: Tufo Tubular
Brakes: Paul neo retro
X-tra brakehandles: 4ZA
Extra: Campy Record Carbon Bottle cage

Weight? Well, I get back to that later on.

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by Timo

Mr. Moots, we demand pics! 8)

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Mr. Moots wrote:Stem: Ritchey WCS OS
Handlebars: ditto


Nice - so you got a Ritchey WCS oversize handlebar :lol:

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by Mr. Moots

Well, almost. Here is the preliminary result. I have to point out, that I´m no WW, so no part is chosen because of it´s weight, but only because I find it superiour to other parts on the market.

Frame: Moots Psychlo-X 52 cm ~ 1642 g
Fork: Kocmo Titanium, prepared by Moots to the exact same finish ~597 g
Headset: Chris King ~ weight included in frame and fork
Stem: Moots Ti-Beam ~ 192 g
Handlebars: FRM Web Bar ~ 240 g
Seatpost: Moots Titanium ~ 182 g
Seat: Fi:zik Arione ~ 250 g
Shifters: Campa Record Ultra Ergopower ~ 369 g (with inner cables)
Front and rear derailleur: Campa Record Carbon ~ 275 g
Cassette: Record Titanium 12-23 ~ 156 g
Crankset: FRM Integrale Compact (48/34) ~ 740 g
Chain: Campagnolo C10 ~ 267 g
Pedals: Time ATAC Titanium/carbon ~ 371 g
Racewheels: Tune mig/mag, Sapim cx-ray, Mavic Reflex tubular ~ 1435 g
Tires: Tufo Elite Tubular ~ 600 g
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4 (Paul neo retro are on there way!) ~ 363 g
Handlebar tape: Pro X-tra padded ~ 90 g
Extras: Outer cables, cable stop etc ~ 150 g

Total weight: 7919 g.

With a lighter saddle and pedals I could aim for 7,5 kg, but I like my parts, because they work very well. And when I put my training wheels and a water bottle on the bike the weight increases significantly.

Just for the fun of it I attach a few pictures of the bike.

Regards

martin
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Psychlo 001.jpg

Mr. Moots
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by Mr. Moots

Here they are:
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Psychlo 004.jpg
Psychlo 003.jpg

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Very nice. Although I don't like your bar height. Isn't it to high for racing? But if you feel it's good, that's the important. I would take it with black tires.
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Mr. Moots
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by Mr. Moots

The bar could seem a bit high, but Moots has a philosophy of stretching out the toptube (53,8 cm on a 52 cm frame) and compensating by a slightly higher handlebar. But I haven´t dialed the bike totally in (I only have 15 km on pavement on it).

With regard to the yellow tires: they came with the wheelset. I will soon change to black (with brown sidewalls).

Regards

Martin

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by Dr.Dos

Mr. Moots wrote:I will soon change to black (with brown sidewalls).

Umh, if you really race, how does the color of the tyres matter? I use the best performing tyre I can get/afford for racing not the best looking one.

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by Mr. Moots

For now I just build the bike for versatile training. Here I will use my training wheels (Campagnolo Eurus with Michelin Mud tires). During the winter I will race cross-duathlons on the Tune wheels with the best possible tires - no matter what the colour is.

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