Moots has been building titanium bicycles in the middle of Colorado gravel country since 1991. Steamboat Springs resides in Routt County where miles and miles of unpaved roads allow the crew at Moots to test performance gravel bikes every day.
The Moots Routt RSL uses 3Al/2.5V double butted titanium tubing, giving the frame incredible strength, lightness (only 1350 grams in a 54cm!) and a sublime ride quality. The satin bead-blasted finish of our in-stock Routt RSL is durable and can even be refinished by Moots at a later date. By using different frame tube diameters, internal butting and wall thicknesses, the ride quality is tunable for different frame sizes and rider weights. The titanium rear dropouts and brake mounts are 3D printed, keeping weight low in a critical spot without sacrificing strength. An oversized 44mm diameter head tube improves torsional strength, adding an extra dash of razor-sharpness in fast turns and descents. The Routt RSL's 68mm threaded bottom bracket is easy to service and all but eliminates noisy cranks. The "RSL" designation also comes with a racier geometry and a slightly more aggressive fit compared to the Routt 45. 3 bottle mounts and hidden fender mounts makes the Routt RSL a versatile machine for longer rides and rainy pre-season training. Largest tire size for this Routt RSL is 45mm with current wheelset rim widths. Up front, a Moots Flat Mount Disc Gravel Carbon fork keeps weight low while ensuring precise handling. Despite a long hub-to-crown length for tire and mud clearance, the fork weighs in at only 420 grams. A Chris King I7 headset shows that Moots sweats the small stuff when it comes to overall bike reliability and durability.
We chose SRAM's latest Force eTap AXS component group to equip our Routt RSL. SRAM's electronic wireless shifting means no wires or cables to snag or foul in rough conditions, and every shift is literally lightning-quick. Out back, a SRAM XG-1270 cassette boasts a huge 10-36T range to help make mountains into molehills. A SRAM Force AXS 43/30T carbon fiber crankset does power delivery duties. The SRAM Force eTap AXS rear derailleur features an Orbit chain retention mechanism to prevent dropped chains and roadside delays.
The Routt RSL's rolling stock consists of Chris King's tubeless carbon fiber GRD23 wheelset. Very light weight -only 1468 grams- is only part of the GRD23's repertoire. A durable hookless rim design, 23mm interior rim width, and FusionFiber composite construction makes the AG25 wheelset a perfect choice for adventurous riding on terrible roads with wide, gravel-ready tires. Or no roads at all! They're tubeless ready, too. The Routt RSL's tubeless tires are meaty Panaracer Gravel King SK tires in a comfy 700x43c size. SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes boast outstanding stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud).
The Routt RSL's "furniture" consists of a Selle Italia saddle, a titanium Moots Cinch Post seatpost and titanium Moots stem. A carbon fiber ENVE Gravel handlebar completes this outstanding adventure machine you'll leave to your grandchildren.
Moots can build your titanium dream bike for you! Unique custom finishes, custom geometry and specific component builds can all be done to suit your tastes and expectations. Call or come in today!
A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
The Revolt series of bicycles are built for adventures off the beaten path, commutes on the bike path, and everything in between. Read on...
The Advanced-Grade carbon fiber frame and fork of the Revolt Advanced 1 aren't repurposed from a cyclocross bike. They're a from-scratch design that prioritizes stable handling, light weight, a comfortable fit and wide tire clearance. How wide? Room for tires up to 53mm! A longer top tube and shorter stem improves stability by kicking the front wheel ahead of the rider's center of gravity. By changing the Revolt Advanced 1's overall design to that "progressive geometry", the bike becomes more controllable over rough and choppy surfaces. The bottom bracket is also lower by 10mm, making the bike feel more planted on rough terrain. The Revolt Advanced 1's press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket transmits every watt to the rear wheel by eliminating power-robbing flex. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface adds precision to every corner and high-speed descent. Out back, the dropouts feature a "flip chip" design that allows the rider to change the bike's wheelbase by 10mm. Short for a more road-like feel, or longer for a more stable feel over rough and crumbly surfaces. Mounts for racks, fenders, bottles and a direct-mount top tube bag make the Revolt Advanced 1 ready for any adventure. 12mm thru-axle dropouts, flat-mount brake calipers and internal cable routing shows how Giant wanted to make the Revolt Advanced 1 a sleek performer.
A gravel bike has to perform with every gear shift and squeeze of the brake lever, and the Revolt Advanced 1 has that covered. SRAM's Rival eTap AXS components are found throughout the single-ring drivetrain, ensuring precise operation and long service life. The wireless shifting technology of SRAM's Rival drivetrain makes every shift lightning quick! The battery life is about 550-600 miles, and battery life can be monitored with SRAM's AXS smartphone app. 12-speed SRAM Rival eTap AXS components include the adjustable-reach dual-control levers, XPLR derailleur, and even the wide-range 10-44T cassette. A SRAM Rival alloy crankset boasts a single 40T chainring, allowing a less than 1-to-1 gear ratio for intimidating inclines. Giant's own tubeless-ready alloy P-X2 Disc wheels are wrapped with 700x45c gravel-tread Maxxis Rambler tires for low rolling resistance and grippy confidence in the rough stuff. SRAM also supplies the Rival hydraulic disc brakes, adding excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
To help take the edge off of washboard trails, broken pavement and awful railway crossings, Giant supplies the Contact Switch dropper seatpost that can get the Approach saddle out of the way at the push of the bar-mounted lever. A Contact alloy stem clamps an equally clever XR D-Fuse alloy road handlebar.
Technology mixed with decades of engineering experience at Trek has led us to awesome machines like this. Trek's 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber makes up the frame, producing a very light chassis. Need even wider tires? The Checkpoint SL 6 will take rubber up to 45mm wide, thanks to a roomy fork and a clever "dropped" drive-side chainstay. Got plenty of stuff? Rack mounts, fender mounts and up to 4 bottle mounts let you install all kinds of bags and accessories for multi-day adventures. Are the "roads" barely worthy of the name? The Checkpoint SL 6 has your back with an IsoSpeed decoupler and Ride Tuned seatmast at the top of the seat tube/top tube juncture. This allows the frame and seatmast to comfortably flex when attacking washboard hardpan, pavement transitions and railway crossings. A stable geometry and a low bottom bracket add confidence on loose surfaces. That comfort doesn't come at the cost of handling and torsional strength, though. A tapered head tube and rock-solid BB90 bottom bracket adds strength for precise handling and flex-free power delivery. An adjustable Strangehold thru-axle rear dropout can adjust the wheelbase by as much as 15mm, offering a longer wheelbase for stability, or a shorter wheelbase for the more classic feel of a road bike. Loose surfaces can mean lots of "roost" from spinning tires, but the Checkpoint SL's Carbon Armor will protect the downtube's bottom from flying stones. Front and rear 12mm thru-axles bring an extra dash of torsional strength for razor-sharp handling.
The Checkpoint SL 6 is equipped with Shimano's latest 11-speed GRX RX810 components, adding precise operation, excellent durability and very low weight to the bike. The hoods of the dual-control levers have been reshaped and retextured, giving the rider better grip while reach adjustability has been kept for riders with smaller hands. The new rear GRX derailleur boasts a Shadow-style low profile design and a clutch brought over from mountain biking. The lever-operated clutch helps prevent chain drops and chain slap on rough terrain. The Shadow-style rear derailleur requires less hand strength to operate and is also less likely to get snagged by trail-side branches and rocks. The front derailleur is also redesigned, with the same toggle-style mechanism found on Ultegra cable-operated units. The trimmed tail of the front derailleur's cage adds clearance for wider tires on a short-wheelbase bike. Flat-mount GRX RX810 hydraulic disc brakes add confident stopping power in all conditions as well as excellent lever feedback. The stainless steel and aluminum IceTech Freeza rotors disperse heat much faster than all-steel rotors; helpful when descending fast while loaded down with cargo. A 48/31T GRX HollowTech2 compact crankset and 11-34T Shimano HG800 cassette boasts a huge gearing range for challenging climbs and steep descents on less-than-perfect surfaces.
Bontrager's Paradigm Comp 25 alloy wheelset is tubeless-ready and weighs only 1675 grams (that is not a misprint). These durable wheels are laced with 24 stainless steel spokes each, and are ready to take on gravel fire roads with Bontrager's 700x40c GR1 Team Issue tubeless-ready tires. The 25mm internal width of the rims allow the tires to spread out for better grip and handling on gravel and hardpan. The Bontrager rear thru-axle hub is equipped with a Rapid Drive 54 freehub, allowing faster engagement with every pedal stroke. A Bontrager Arvada Comp saddle offers a comfy perch for multi-hour (or multi-day) rides and races. An accessory-ready alloy Bontrager Pro Blendr stem and alloy Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF road handlebar complete the cockpit of this gravel-conquering masterpiece.
The Checkpoint SL 5 boasts plenty of great features and combines them to make a brilliant all-rounder. It can take on plenty of weeklong adventures and still commute to work on Monday. Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber makes up the Checkpoint SL 5's frame, making it very light yet incredibly strong for excellent handling and power delivery. The fit of the Checkpoint is more upright, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable easily. Trek's Checkpoint bicycles received a geometry update since last season. By lengthening the top tube slightly and moving the front wheel out ahead of the rider, the Checkpoint SL 5 is much more stable on rough and technical descents. Called "progressive geometry", this design has been used on mountain bikes for decades to help riders descend with greater confidence. A correspondingly shorter stem and short-reach handlebar produces an identical fit when compared to last year's Checkpoints. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface adds to the Checkpoint SL 5's handling precision, while a threaded T47 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. The Checkpoint's all-carbon fork is also thru-axle equipped, adding an extra dash of handling precision.
Little details on the Checkpoint SL 5 add up to huge versatility. A 3S chain keeper that prevents dropped chains, roadside delays and greasy fingers. Asymmetrical chainstays offer better tire clearance up to 45mm if you get really adventurous. Internal cable routing for a clean look. A rear IsoSpeed decoupler to soak up fatiguing vibration when thundering over washboard surfaces and rough pavement. Downtube-mounted Carbon Armor defends against rock strikes and front tire "roost". There's plenty of frame mounts and eyelets for racks, fenders, bags and bottle cages.
Shimano's rugged gravel-ready GRX components are found throughout the Checkpoint SL 5. The GRX rear derailleur features a clutch that helps prevent dropped chains on rough and bumpy roads. The new GRX front derailleur's toggle pivot design is much more compact, easier to adjust, and improves clearance for wider tires at the cage's trailing edge. A Shimano GRX crankset features 46/30T chainrings and is matched with an 11-speed 11-34T Shimano HG700 cassette, bringing a very wide gearing range to help tackle challenging terrain. The GRX dual-control levers have a wider range of adjustment for smaller hands, as well as improved lever hood texture. Less effort is needed for each shift, too. The flat-mount Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes found on the Checkpoint SL 5 help regulate speed with excellent lever feedback and sheer stopping power, rain or shine. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Paradigm SL wheels are shod with Bontrager's 700x40c tubeless-ready GR1 Team Issue semi-treaded tires, giving the Checkpoint SL 5 excellent grip on road, gravel and hardpan surfaces alike.
Bontrager's Verse Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem and alloy Elite Gravel short-reach road handlebar completes this epic-ready machine.
The Devote Advanced 2 isn't a repurposed cyclocross bike with wide gearing and wider tires. It's all about speed and smoothness in rough conditions for hours on end.
Liv's new Devote Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the line. Stability came first with the Devote Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse, frequently with no warning. The low bottom bracket keeps the rider's center of gravity low, allowing the rider to feel "in the bike" and between the wheels, rather than just perched on top. A more upright fit was needed for riders that are more interested in simply completing challenging rides and events rather than winning them.
The frame and fork of the Devote Advanced 2 is built with Giant's Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up fatiguing vibration, allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comfort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube enhances the bike's handling precision, especially in fast turns and descents. The chainstays have an almost droopy look to them, allowing very wide tires to be used (up to 45mm!) when tackling terrible gravel. The Devote Advanced 2 can also take 650B wheels if that's your preference (wheelset and tires sold separately). 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the crankset, providing flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek as well as extending shifter cable life in dirty conditions. The usual bottle cage mounts are found in the main triangle, but a third bottle mount is found under the down tube for especially long and hot rides. Cool, huh? Giant's clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost soaks up hard impacts with up to 12mm of flex, enhancing ride quality further.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Devote Advanced 2. The adjustable-reach GRX levers feature an improved hood shape and texture, keeping the rider's hands fresher over broken jeep double-track. The new long-cage GRX rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even has a 34T large cog capacity. The GRX front derailleur is a new toggle-pivot unit, reducing the effort needed to shift to the large chainring. Cable tension can even be adjusted from the derailleur, eliminating the need for in-line barrel adjusters. Praxis supplies the alloy Alba 2D crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Revolt Advanced 2. Out back, a Shimano 105 rear cassette boasts an 11-34T gearing range. Yes, that's less than a one-to-one ratio for the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!
Giant's own P-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x40c CrossCut AT 1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of GRX hydraulic disc brakes. An Approach saddle sits atop the aformentioned D-Fuse seatpost, while an alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact XR D-Fuse road handlebar completes the cockpit of this expedition-ready bicycle.
Checkpoint's aluminum-framed ALR 5 represents Trek's commitment to riders looking for freedom and adventure, but who also look for value.
The Checkpoint ALR 5 combines rugged construction, a responsive feel, versatile design and a new geometry for riders looking to discover (or rediscover) adventure cycling. The frameset of the Checkpoint ALR for 2022 is slightly different with a slightly longer top tube and correspondingly shorter stem and handlebar reach. Mountain bike designers call this "progressive geometry", allowing better control on gravel-strewn descents. A change to the fork rake ensures the nimble handling of previous Checkpoint bicycles hasn't changed. An upright fit allows a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable. The 300 Series Alpha aluminum frame features tapered and butted tubes created by hydroforming, keeping weight low while adding plenty of strength. There's room for tires up to 45mm (!), depending on rim width. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface also adds handling precision while traversing rough surfaces. There's more strength to be found at the threaded T47 bottom bracket that all but eliminates power-robbing flex at the crankset. A 3S chain keeper, Control Freak internal cable routing, and accessory mounts from stem to stern demonstrate how much this bike is ready for expeditions across town or across the state. There are even mounts under the top tube for a direct-mount frame bag.
Shimano's proven 11-speed GRX components are built for riding all day in the rough stuff, and are found throughout the Checkpoint ALR 5. Adjustable-reach dual-control levers, a clutch-equipped rear derailleur, toggle-pivot front derailleur, flat-mount disc brakes and a redesigned 46/30T compact crankset are all Shimano GRX components. An 11-34T Shimano cassette boasts a huge gearing range for tackling challenging terrain. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Paradigm wheels are wrapped with Bontrager GR1 Team Issue 700x40c tubeless-ready gravel tires, offering easy acceleration and confident grip in a wide range of surfaces. Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes bring effective stopping power to the Checkpoint ALR 5 in all conditions, rain or shine. A Bontrager P3 Verse Comp saddle sits atop an alloy Bontrager seatpost, while an accessory-ready Bontrager Elite Blendr stem and flared alloy Bontrager Elite Gravel road handlebars with a 13 degree flare complete this capable machine.
The Broam 60 isn't made for hard-nosed pro-racer wannabes. Instead, it makes the rider seek out more fun and adventure!
The outdoors is a big place when you want to venture beyond the pavement. The Broam 60 can help you do just that, and do it for less than you expect. Felt's own SuperLite custom butted aluminum frame and UHC Performance carbon fiber fork provides a light and strong "backbone" for challenging days in the saddle. Need room for wide tires? The Broam 60 can take 45mm rubber if you need it. Mounts for racks, bottle cages and fenders make the Broam 60 a practical machine. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek, too. The long wheelbase, slack geometry and upright fit make for a comfortable fit and feel over rough surfaces, especially on long days. Shimano's 8-speed Claris shifters and derailleurs operate with precision, and even feature an adjustable lever reach for smaller hands. A Shimano RS200 46/34T crankset and Shimano 11-34T cassette boast a huge gearing range for challenging ascents and heavy cargo. Tubeless-ready alloy wheels are wrapped with meaty 700x40c Maxxis Refuse tires, offering a super-smooth ride on surfaces paved or unpaved. The Broam 60 also features cable-operated Tektro disc brakes with platter-like 160mm rotors, giving the rider confidence when stopping in wet and/or muddy conditions. A comfy SR Essenza Blackstar gel saddle sits atop an alloy Devox seatpost, while an adjustable-angle alloy stem and alloy Devox handlebar with an 8-degree flare completes this value-packed adventurer.
The Revolt series of bicycles are built for adventures off the beaten path, commutes on the bike path, and everything in between. The Revolt 2 is the "entry-level" machine, but the design and component build are anything but ground-floor tech. Read on...
The ALUXX-grade frame and Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork of the Revolt 2 aren't repurposed from a cyclocross bike. They're a from-scratch design that prioritizes stable handling, light weight, a comfortable fit and wide tire clearance. How wide? Room for tires up to 700x45c! The Revolt 2's FSA MegaExo press fit bottom bracket transmits every watt to the rear wheel by eliminating power-robbing flex. A tapered Overdrive head tube/steerer tube interface adds precision to every corner and high-speed descent. 12mm thru-axle dropouts, flat-mount brake calipers and internal cable routing shows how Giant wanted the make the Revolt 2 a sleek performer. Mounts for up to 3 water bottle cages make the Revolt 2 a great choice for long days in the wilderness.
A gravel bike has to perform with every gear shift and squeeze of the brake lever, and the Revolt 2 has that covered. Shimano's 9-speed Sora components are found throughout the drivetrain, ensuring precise operation and long service life. 9-speed Sora components include the adjustable-reach dual-control levers, front and rear derailleurs, and even the wide-range 11-34T cassette. FSA's Vero Pro alloy crankset boasts a 48/32T chainring combo, allowing a less than 1-to-1 gear ratio for intimidating inclines. Giant's own tubeless-ready alloy SX-2 Disc wheels are wrapped with 700x38c gravel-tread Crosscut AT 2 tubeless-ready tires for low rolling resistance and grippy confidence in the rough stuff. Tektro supplies the cable-operated MD-C550 disc brakes, adding excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine.
To help take the edge off of washboard trails, broken pavement and awful railway crossings, Giant developed a clever D-Fuse alloy seatpost that has just enough flex to keep the rider comfortable without "pogo-ing" while sitting in the Approach saddle. An alloy Sport stem clamps an equally clever XR Ergo-Control alloy road handlebar.