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1983  Mountaineer 24 "wheels
1983  Moots Mountaineer 24" frame
1990 Moots


1982 

July 1982 Moots ad:
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1983

March 1983 Moots Mounts ad:
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1985

Listed as having built 320 frames to date

August 1985 Interview:

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June 1985 ad:
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1987
 
March 1987 ad:
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1988

October 1988 Ad:
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May 1988 Ad:
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1989

July 1989 Bicycle Guide magazine:
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1991

January 1991 Moots ad:

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1994 

January 1994 YBB:
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From the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Kent Erikson
Inducted 1996
Kent is a native of West Bend, Wisconsin. In 1975, he founded a bike shop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. His specialty was building touring bikes for trails and dirt roads. In 1978, Kent began building his own custom frames for balloon tires with multiple gears and cantilever brakes. Kent’s invention of the “Moot’s Mount”, an adjustable cantilever brake stud patented in 1980 led to the development of the Moot’s Mountaineer bicycle. This bike went on to win the first NORBA Off-Road National Championships in Solvang, Califonia. In 1984, Kent invented what we now call bar-ends; those nifty, multi-position gadgets found on so many mountain biker’s handlebars today.

In 1986, Kent’s futuristic thinking guided him to develop rear suspension for his bikes called YBB (Why Be Beat). So simple in its design and effective that in 1995 Hall of Famer, Tom Ritchey, started incorporating Kent’s design and parts on his top-of-the-line XC bikes.

Kent’s source of inspiration for his innovations came from years of mountain bike racing. In 1984, he finished 5th in the Nationals at Boulder, Colorado. In the past ten years, Kent has been a top-ten finisher in the Colorado Off-Road Point Series, finishing second in 1994.

 

 

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