'It's definitely risky' - Ti specialist Moots on launching its first carbon and e-assist bike

After a three-decade dedication to titanium, Moots launches a carbon e-bike. Moving with the times or a risky move?

The Moots Express E-gravel bike
(Image credit: Future)

American bike brand Moots is proud of its long-term dedication to one material: titanium. For more than three decades, Moots has exclusively built its renowned frames from the strong and lightweight metal. The brand is practically synonymous with the material and widely considered titanium experts, praised for their meticulous craftsmanship, precision engineering and the luxurious ride quality the bikes deliver.

So it came as a bit of a surprise that Moots would drastically depart from its heritage in unveiling its newest bike: the Moots Express, a fully carbon bike and an electric bike at that.  

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.