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Moots.com

Moots has been building bikes since 1981, and producing the high-end titanium frames it's famous for since 1991. Its founder, Kent Eriksen, is in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, and its off-road offerings continue to be objects of obsession for many a mountain biker. But Moots makes a damn fine road bike, too. The Vamoots RSL ($4,550 with RSL fork) utilizes all the latest whiz-bang frame features such as Press Fit BB30 bottom bracket, internal routing for electronic shifters and a carbon fork—but still delivers the inimitable Moots ride quality, thanks to a front triangle made of oversized double-butted seamless 3/2.5 US-made titanium, stout chainstays for direct power transfer, and “micro-diameter” 6/4 seamless seatstay tubes for a silky smooth ride. While proper bike fit is important with mountain bikes, it’s absolutely critical with road bikes, and although the Vamoots RSL comes in nine stock sizes, the company still recommends a custom frame. And why not? They’re made right on premises.