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Kent Eriksen Departs Moots Cycles
Moots Cycles’ founder and long-time employee, Kent Eriksen has left Moots to pursue other interests. The Mountain Bike Hall-of-Famer is designing and manufacturing bicycle frames under his own name brand; Kent Eriksen Bikes. Kent has established his new workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, adjacent to Sore Saddle Cyclery, a locale which was once home to the original Moots Cycles.
“We’re sorry to see Kent leave Moots.” said Chris Miller, president and owner of Moots. “Kent’s visions, dreams and passions for cycling are responsible for making Moots what it is today. We are very thankful for his ingenuity and dedication over the years. We wish him all the best in his new endeavors,” continued Miller.
Moots welcomes two new faces to the factory this month; Dave Dietrich in sales and Jason Hosking in production.
Dave Dietrich has come onboard as sales representative, taking over for Dan Hagney, who left Moots earlier this month for a job outside of the bike industry. Dietrich has 11 years experience in the outdoor industry. Previously Dave was the rental manager and special events coordinator for Ski Haus, Steamboat’s most complete four-season outdoor shop. Most recently, Dave held a summer research position with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Dave is an avid road and mountain biker. When Dave’s not in the saddle, he enjoys spending time with his wife Val, and their two year old son, Dylan.
Jason Hosking will be joining the production crew on the factory floor as a welder/machinist. He has an extensive background in welding and fabrication. Jason comes to Moots from Wenatchee, Washington where he welded fixtures for the agriculture industry. Jason is looking forward to pedaling the trails and roads of Steamboat.
For 2005, Moots’ has invested in new equipment affording more modernized production of frames and parts. “We’ve updated our mitering systems to facilitate increased production capacity and order turn-around time.” said Brad Bingham, production manager. “We’re excited to incorporate this innovative technology into daily operations.”
Since 1981 Moots Cycles have been handmade with care in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, frame-by-frame, incorporating precision miters and welds, now resulting in the ultimate titanium bicycle. To find out more about Moots visit: www.moots.com or call 970-879-1676.
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