In Issue #159 we visited the Moots factory in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for our Homegrown – Made in America series. Here are some additional photos from our visit.
Photos by Adam Newman
Welder Matt Pronovost lays down one of Moots’ signature double-pass, stack-of-dimes welds.
The signature brushed Moots finish is achieved by blasting the frames with tiny glass beads.
Moots didn’t always build in titanium. This early-’90s time trial bike is TIG-welded steel.
Tubesets are kept at-the-ready for new orders.
For 2012 the Mooto X RSL 29er gets a new, curvy downtube.
Don’t expect to see this time-trial prototype in the Moots catalog anytime soon. After mitering, each tube is smoothed by hand.
The welding area is tidy and organized, with plenty of room to work.
The factory building houses the construction area on the first floor, offices on the second floor, and three apartments on the third floor.