Bought my Serotta ti bike 18 years ago. Still happy riding it... and every time I think I should try carbon I end up coming back to the Serotta.
Warm, smooth, firm under power...what's not to like?
That new Vamoots RCS hits all the sweet spots: that lovely Vamoots geometry and clearance for 32mm (and likely up to 35mm) tires. My 2019 Vamoots DR can handle 32mm tires with ease, so this should be really useful for most folks' "one bike quiver" needs (as long as they aren't looking for true MTB stuff).
Had one, ride a Mosaic ti now - only switched when Moots wouldn’t put a threaded BB on an RSL. Said it was too hard to weld the big DT to the bb shell. Aaron seemed to be able to do it just fine. (This was before t47).
Huh. All of the current RSL and RCS offerings (road and gravel) have threaded BBs. Must've figured out that it wasn't that risky.
One thing that Moots definitely has going for it is the 3D printed dropouts. The alignment of the flat-mount disc bosses is totally spot-on. A mechanic friend of mine who has built up a ton of ti frames from various manufacturers said the 3D printed stuff is the industry leader in disc brake setup, regardless of material used.
@Rudi Riet - this was 2014 or so, upgrading to an RSL from a Vamoots CR, full custom geo - Pressfit BB only at the time. Pretty sure I wasn’t the only one to move to Mosiac for that reason. This was when PF was ........not good or reliable
run rim brakes on road. So..... #rimbrakesarenotdead
its really more like a race road bike with wider tire clearance, Im not so sure it has a big market. The geo is not for gravel and pretty steep HA @ 73*, and most endurance road bike have a more relaxed geo and can take a 35. The ride is uber smooth and silky but not sure about this one. Why not take this model and widen the stays a little. But, they are the pro's and Im sure they know what they are doing.