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.
|Frame||Moots double butted titanium, 44mm dia. head tube, 3D printed 12mm thru-axle dropouts, threaded bottom bracket, internal rear brake routing|
|Fork||Moots Flat Mount Disc Gravel Carbon|
|Headset||Chris King I7|
|Bottom Bracket||External threaded|
|Rims||Chris King Carbon Fiber GRD23, tubless, hookless rim, 24-spoke, 23mm internal rim width|
|Hubs||Chris King R45D, sealed bearing, centerlock disc install, 12mm thru-axle|
|Spokes||Sapim CX Ray bladed stainless steel|
|Tires||Panaracer Gravel King SK, tubeless, 700x43c|
|Crankset||SRAM Force AXS|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide|
|Rear Cog(s)||SRAM XG-1270, 10-36T|
|Chain||SRAM Force Flattop, 12-speed|
|Brakes||SRAM Force hydraulic, 160mm Front/140mm Rear rotors|
|Handlebars||ENVE Gravel Carbon|
|Stem||Moots titanium, 4-bolt, 31.8 dia.|
|Seat Post||Moots Cinch Post, Titanium|
|Saddle||Selle Italia SLR|
* Subject to change without notice.