How A Titanium Bike Is Made | Moots Factory Tour

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Curious about how a custom titanium bike is made? Si was lucky enough to be invited out to Colorado to the Moots Factory to be shown how they build their distinctive and beautiful bikes.
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  • jackykong6000


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Now I want to buy a moot bike.

  • Timur Hafouz

    Timur Hafouz

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What an absolutely fantastic video guys. Just to see all this in detail is excellent. It gives the general public the knowledge to be able too see what these guys do to make a bike. It'd be great to see more videos like this.

  • velosapien


    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    17:22 box says "moots , made in china" ???

  • J


    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So cooooool!

  • damon79


    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not bad. Still not adamantium though.

  • charlie james

    charlie james

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I own a Raleigh full titanium bike which I bought in the mid 90s..still going strong. Beautiful bike for climbs, long rides and sprinting to the finish

  • so what now

    so what now

    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My dream bike 🥺

  • 441rider


    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I bet the Americans are buying Russian Ti and re selling it still. LOL! the SR71 had Ruskie Ti cause the US could not make or mine enough. Merlin frames are choice too,

  • adven ture

    adven ture

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It's easier to produce custom geometry with Titanium tubes than carbon molded frames which would cost thousands more. So people will need to stick with factory made models with CF.

  • Randy Moldez

    Randy Moldez

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Very nice you have extra unused bike.can you given me..

  • jorge francisco jr

    jorge francisco jr

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow great so beautiful and strong bike titanium, its my dream to own set bike..
    Im one of the so like biker ride and any sport..

  • Giano Ti

    Giano Ti

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    17:18 just I wonder what’s inside that boxes "Moots U.S.A. C/NO.2 MADE IN CHINA"

  • Nguyễn Duy Phong

    Nguyễn Duy Phong

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    14:15 cực kỳ tinh xảo.

  • Nguyễn Duy Phong

    Nguyễn Duy Phong

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    11:01 ktra cực kỳ chính xác 1/1000 milimet.

  • Virgilio Kinaadman

    Virgilio Kinaadman

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    how i wish to have one😀

  • Yiu Tun

    Yiu Tun

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Because it is last for long time, I would happy to have 1 and keep it in my garage. If my son or daughter like cycling, i would get them 1 too!

  • Andreas Wolf

    Andreas Wolf

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Never saw a operator in a machine shop wear sandals before

  • Jim Langley

    Jim Langley

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great video! "If they made that out of titanium it wouldn't have rusted" Cracked me up, Si - thanks for the laugh ;-) Really enjoyed the tour - thanks very much for bringing us along!

  • argon krypton

    argon krypton

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How about design?? Its looks normal and ordinary..

  • Tony galicia

    Tony galicia

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m going to die before my TI bike,,, I rode the crap out of it and it’s just plain fun.....

  • S Gomez

    S Gomez

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    🤣🤣🤣 6:11 suck..😅

  • Laila Bdryh

    Laila Bdryh

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good jos gandhos. ..🚴💤💥⚡👍👍👍👍👍👍👍💪😃😍🙏

  • AronHallFPV


    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Damn! Now i want a Moots bike!

  • আবুবকর


    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    head badge installed with screws? why not with aircraft titaniu rivets?
    weldet titanium tube frames or only 3D printed drops not longer up to date, here you see first FULL 3D printed titanium frame and it's the begining, the future is tube-in-tube frames(hydralic brake line printed inside/toghter with frame tubes) lightweight+more stiffness

  • Chandrachur Niyogi

    Chandrachur Niyogi

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    can they make E-MTB frames from high strength titanium & composites???

  • Dominik Altheimer

    Dominik Altheimer

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Guess I don’t need to watch the “Are Cyclists Strong?” video anymore ;)

  • N0b0dy 0

    N0b0dy 0

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    2:03 isn't titanium of course, is cor ten steel, almost the same price but with that rusty finishing and last forever because the rust is the protection layer

  • George Andrew

    George Andrew

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm thinking the 6al/4v dropout shown is someone's bong.

  • Hai Nguyen

    Hai Nguyen

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Titanium rule

  • donkey baba

    donkey baba

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you Nick 2 of those tubes you can get a ps5

  • Ronnie Traba

    Ronnie Traba

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I see a box written Made in China. ahahhaha.

  • Mark Young

    Mark Young

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I can remember reading, in the 1970s, frame builders claiming hand filed mitered tubes were superior to machined mitered tubes.
    I was told by Mike Augsburger, that the best welds he has ever seen, are performed by one guy who works at Moots.
    Titanium is more crash resistant than carbon fiber, you can inspect it visually and then get going.
    Isn't titanium a material that can be repaired with no loss of strength - ie heat affected zone.
    Which means it can be ridden for generations.
    How light of a road bike can Moots build? Disc brakes add weight, is the difference between titanium and carbon fiber within that range of additional weight?
    Is there a titanium fork option?

  • Vittorio Lazzeri

    Vittorio Lazzeri

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    ...why you have subtitles in Ucrain language...and not in Italian language? 😡

  • Henning


    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I have a goal in life, get one

  • basket SportsUpdates

    basket SportsUpdates

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mr,president of moots give me a 1 bike gift ill use it for my work here on the philippines,im soo amaze with this bike very cool

  • u b 3

    u b 3

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Si is too aero to bend titanium.

  • u b 3

    u b 3

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Si is too aero to bend titanium.

  • Emiel Purwana

    Emiel Purwana

    4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I ride vamoots rsl and this bike is stunning...

  • avalon NewWay

    avalon NewWay

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Titanium should replace steel in automotive industry at least

  • Vincent Honj Aquitan

    Vincent Honj Aquitan

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I wish i could have that bike also. Can any one? 😁😁😁 i want to have a gravel bike. 😊😊

  • zulian 's

    zulian 's

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Craftsmanship at its finest 👍🏼

  • Amii Towler

    Amii Towler

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    16:54 love it

  • Sirios Star

    Sirios Star

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Titanium bikes are pointless unless of course you are just catering to the rich and stupid.

  • notfiveo


    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It means Moots can make the highest priced bikes too.

  • Jamis Delsol

    Jamis Delsol

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    le problème avec ce genre de vidéo c' est quand tu lis la traduction tu vois pas la vidéo ça passe vite , la moitié des mots t ' échappe etc , bref tu comprends plus rien à rien sauf si tu parles bien anglais

  • dynamojoeful


    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Where is the 'Carbon Fibre Capital of Asia' that's mentioned towards the beginning of the video?

  • deadtopcat


    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How come you never mention the weight. If it was carbon gcn wouldnt stop talkin about its weight.

  • 24 tahun yang lalu

    24 tahun yang lalu

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    why i saw TREK at their storage? 😂



    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "SACRELIGIOUS" twosetviolin

  • Mach Fiver

    Mach Fiver

    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    why must u pronounce titanium that way? mispronunciation of words in videos by narrators is almost as annoying as spam. And if bad enough can actually make me stop watching. And due to the sheer number of times I'm guessing you are going to say that word during this video I may have to watch something else.

    • Mach Fiver

      Mach Fiver

      5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      yep i'm gone i cannot take that pronunciation. If it was just you mispronouncing it wouldn't drive me as nuts but so many narrators do so it's become so infuriating that I'd rather leave

  • ATango


    5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love my Moots - great video about this wonderful company.

  • kevin buja

    kevin buja

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    When we used to weld, titanium, zirconium, and tantalum for the weld bead was “bright is right.” Meaning the bead is bright and shiny, any other color the weld is contaminated.
    1) The “tube” around the tungsten is called the “cup”. And there are different size cups and well as different size torches.
    2) A “straw color” weld generally means the weld a little hot.
    3) All the welds have to be “back purged”, meaning gas is on the back side, or the side opposite where the torch is.

  • thrill_seeker


    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can we know what this bikes average weight is?

  • Ethan Wells

    Ethan Wells

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I like how he goes into the blasting room with a respirator and ear muffs but doesn’t wear eye protection.

  • Dichotomy & Balance

    Dichotomy & Balance

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    USA USA USA!!!

  • cliff cox

    cliff cox

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The spokes are even Be-Spoke!

  • Leo_inter_Hyaenaem


    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'd like to see every GCNer introduce his bike collection and tell us which bike is their favourite (and, conversely, which isn't) and why.

  • Александр Липовский

    Александр Липовский

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    About subtitles: it's Vanadium. Not "benadium".
    UPD: timecode is 3:18

  • André Cornu

    André Cornu

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Génial la philosophie. 👍 Mais qu elle est la différence entre Litespeed et Moots. Deux grand fabricant de cadre en titane ?

  • Liên Quân Mobile

    Liên Quân Mobile

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    17:07 beautiful

  • b b

    b b

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am an American but I try not to buy any high end US made items. US manufacturing QC went downhill a long time ago. I have been disappointed with so many US made items that are over priced and non existent QC.

  • Francisco Indradjaja

    Francisco Indradjaja

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    336 people who dislike this video never ridden a Moots before.
    Proud Moots RSL rim brake owner here !
    got it in 2013 and still rides smooth as ever!



    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good chanel

  • marc almazan

    marc almazan

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow so awesome mtb my dream fream bike graet graet 😍😍😍

  • Wayne Juntunen

    Wayne Juntunen

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Wayne Juntunen

    Wayne Juntunen

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Tig my friend

  • eduardo pinto

    eduardo pinto

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Amigo você e um bom mecânico. Perfeita montagem projeto bem elaborado
    Du bist ein genie
    Sehr gut bicycles prost.. Mein bruder

  • P Bailey

    P Bailey

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    good piece - 10/10

  • Strange Brew

    Strange Brew

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Litespeed is better. Some of their work is sitting on the moon.

  • Wilson wang

    Wilson wang

    7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I m doing same job , producing Titanium bike parts and sell it .

  • Carlos Mario Perea Jaramillo

    Carlos Mario Perea Jaramillo

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Que horquilla es o tenedor es... 🙄 ¿No la fabrican?

  • Carlos Mario Perea Jaramillo

    Carlos Mario Perea Jaramillo

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    En español por favor

  • Flozya Creative

    Flozya Creative

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Fantastic video

  • zacharycat


    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Fork is carbon right? How about bars and seatpost?

  • David Duran

    David Duran

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Quality work GCN. Keep it up.

  • Gergő Ollé

    Gergő Ollé

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Seems so much better and live then the creation of carbon fiber.

  • Tucha


    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Is this just me or the voice is shifted a little bit?
    Interesting video anyway, more of such tours please :)

  • Joseph Bingham

    Joseph Bingham

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The SR-71 Blackbird utilized titanium. At that time the USSR was the world's main supplier. A shell company was set up for purchasing so the Soviets would not know the titanium was for the U.S. military. It was discovered the chlorine in tap water had a corrosive effect on titanium require the aircraft had to be washed with Distilled Water only.

  • Rolly Reyes

    Rolly Reyes

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    in gods will & hope i have my own bike like this i pray..

  • Si Harry

    Si Harry

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ahhh, makes me even more content wirh my moots....

  • Tim mi

    Tim mi

    8 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Your tires are looking very soft and mooshy at the end there.

  • Harshith A.J

    Harshith A.J

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It's a beautiful bike.😍😍

  • Khiel Jerusalem

    Khiel Jerusalem

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow bike, bike is part of my life here in the philippines specially this time when transportation is so pricesy,
    Bike help the pilipino a lot hope have one of that,
    Thanks for the vids.

  • Fred Senterre

    Fred Senterre

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    In love with this brand now! Thanks

  • yuli dno

    yuli dno

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I want

  • Mridul Kumar Borah

    Mridul Kumar Borah

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please mentioned it's verious price like in India.

  • kolby broussard

    kolby broussard

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dang you were 2hrs from me I would have loved a selfie with a gcn member

  • Zukz World

    Zukz World

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great video! Love to see Lynskey tour too!

  • Chuck Stark

    Chuck Stark

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The staff should all be in company uniforms and lab coats with their names on them.

  • BeiGeRei


    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why do the Moot boxes at 7:40 say "Made in China"? I just watched the whole bike being made in Colorado.

  • john blecker

    john blecker

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Except when your off road pushing your frame flex to its maximum limits does the the word titanium get used. So many times while talking to bikers in NYC were they brought up the fact that titanium was so light weight it made a difference while in fact it is a heavy metal which can machined down to a light weight and a strong part.
    You craftsmanship shows and you should build and sell a few basic custom motorcycle fames.

  • TheAnimaster


    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Heard the music and immediately thought “MINIAC???” :P

  • aboassam2244 Ano

    aboassam2244 Ano

    9 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    كم سعرها

  • Edmon Bautista

    Edmon Bautista

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    what a nice bike, but it would be a "dream only" for me to have this kind of bike. its so expensive that it will cost like a full year food suply. nice bike anyway. 👍👍👍

    • Robert Farnsworth

      Robert Farnsworth

      5 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Spa in the UK do a very highly thought of Ti Audax for £700. Frame only.

    • Doug Trapp

      Doug Trapp

      6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Watch for used Ti bikes. I bought a very good condition Seven Cycles road bike in the spring for a fraction of the retail price. That’s the beauty of Ti (vs carbon): it’s difficult to damage the frames.

  • Alexander S

    Alexander S

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Moots means something completely different in Australia 🇦🇺😂 lol (urban dictionary) 😉

  • david kelly

    david kelly

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    thanks 4 showing all that...tomorrow i am going to set up one the same........

  • Andrew Ahn

    Andrew Ahn

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    my dream frame...

  • Nick Vledder

    Nick Vledder

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Very good choice for titanium instead of carbon! And... personally I like a-typical life-cycles.

  • J.t.R. JP

    J.t.R. JP

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    is titanium stronger than carbon fiber? lasts longer than carbon fiber? is it lighter than carbon fiber? cheaper or more expensive than carbon fiber?

  • ant n

    ant n

    10 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am sure a Moots bike is nice, but they are way overpriced.