This Moots CoMooter came in to us recently for help with some of the final setup details and was such an appealing bike that we had to get a closer look. The customer had recently purchased this titanium dream commuter from Moots to get around town with style and speed. It features nothing but top-shelf components and is one of the most lust-worthy commuters we’ve seen. Best of all, it’s custom-built for use with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14.
When this customer started shopping for a new commuter bike he knew he wanted something he could use reliably for many, many years to come. The durability made possible by a Rohloff SPEEDHUB was a large part of his criteria, but he also wanted a bike that could handle speedy commuting as well as occasionally hauling groceries and other gear. He chose Moots' only commuter model, the CoMooter, which was designed around the SPEEDHUB and hand-picked boutique parts to customize the bike to his tastes.
The build is centered around Moots’ CoMooter frame, which is designed for getting around town quickly and comfortably. It features a geometry that strikes a balance between an upright and leaned-over seating position, lending itself well to both speedy riding and leisurely cruising. Like all of Moot’s frames and components, it uses US-made titanium tubing, which won't rust and the raw metal offers a very durable finish. Special touches include Rohloff-specific cable routing and sliding dropouts to tension the chain.
The wheel build consists of a Rohloff SPEEDHUB in the rear laced to Mavic’s Open Pro CD, a lightweight road rim. The front wheel uses a Chris King ISO disc brake hub on the same Mavic rim. Sapim spokes and nipples were used for both the front and rear. The resulting wheelset is light and fast.
The SPEEDHUB drivetrain is well suited for daily commuting. Whether you need to depend on your bike to get you to work every morning, haul food from the grocery store, or get to an appointment across town, reliability is key in a commuter bike. The SPEEDHUB needs no service other than an annual oil change, so mechanical problems or delays are almost non-existent. When you need to be able to jump on your bike to get somewhere at a moment’s notice, the SPEEDHUB is an ideal choice.
Image and aesthetics were important with this build, so components were carefully selected to match the classic look of the bike. Instead of the normal Rohloff shifter, our customer chose a Gilles Berthoud twist shifter. This aftermarket Rohloff-compatible shifter will fit on curved handlebars or those with a lot of sweep, and has a polished finish that matches the other components. Other top-of-the-line parts in this build include Formula R1 Racing hydraulic brakes, A chrome Chris King headset, a Gilles Berthoud leather saddle, and Phil Wood Track Cranks and chainring.
If you’re interested in a top notch commuter bike that you can rely on to ride day-in, day-out for many years to come, contact us to discuss what we can build for you.
• Frame: Moots CoMooter Titanium
• Fork: Wound Up Composite Team X Carbon
• Headset: Chris King
• Stem: Moots Open Road Titanium
• Handlebar: Nitto Albatross
• Shifter: Gilles Berthoud
• Grips: Brooks Slender
• Seatpost: Moots Cinch Titanium
• Saddle: Gilles Berthoud
• Seat Clamp: Integrated
• Front Hub: Chris King ISO
• Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14
• Spokes: Sapim Race
• Nipples: Sapim Brass
• Rims: Mavic Open Pro CD
• Tires: Vittoria Randonneur Hyper
• Cranks: Phil Wood Track Cranks
• Pedals: White Industries Urban with titanium toe cages
• Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood
• Chain Ring: Phil Wood
• Rear Sprocket: Rohloff
• Chain: D.I.D.
• Brakes & Levers: Formula R1 Racing
• Rotors: Magura Storm rear, Shimano Ice Technology