Moots has been building titanium bicycles in the middle of Colorado gravel country for years. 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!) and a sublime ride quality. By using different frame tube diameters and wall thicknesses, the ride quality is tunable for different frame sizes. The titanium rear dropouts and brake mounts are 3D printed, keeping weight low in a critical spot without sacrificing strength. A large diameter head tube improves torsional strength, adding an extra dash of razor-sharpness in fast turns and descents. The Routt RSL's threaded bottom bracket 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. Our in-stock example features an internal hose routing for the rear brake. 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 475 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 XPLR 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. It's set up as a single-ring drivetrain, keeping overall weight low while taking advantage of the group's generous 12-speed gearing range. The SRAM Force crankset is carbon fiber, and the USA-made 44T chainring is from Wolf Tooth. Out back, a SRAM XG-1271 cassette boasts a huge 10-44T range to help make mountains into molehills. The SRAM Force eTap XPLR derailleur features an Orbit chain retention mechanism to prevent dropped chains and roadside delays.
The Routt RSL's rolling stock consists of ENVE's tubeless carbon fiber AG25 wheelset. Very light weight -only 1460 grams- is only part of the AG25's repertoire. A durable hookless rim design, 25mm interior rim width, and shallow 21mm profile makes the AG25 wheelset a perfect choice for adventurous riding on terrible roads. 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 Fizik Aliante saddle, a titanium Moots 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!
|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|
|Rims||ENVE Carbon Fiber, tubless, hookless rim, 25mm internal rim width|
|Hubs||Enve Alloy, seal bearing, lockring disc install|
|Tires||Panaracer Gravel King SK, tubeless, 700x43c|
|Crankset||SRAM Force carbon fiber|
|Chainrings||Wolf Tooth, 44T|
|Bottom Bracket||External threaded|
|Chain||SRAM Flattop, 12-speed|
|Rear Cog(s)||SRAM XG-1271 10-44T|
|Handlebars||ENVE Gravel Carbon|
|Stem||Moots titanium, 4-bolt, 31.8 dia.|
|Brakes||SRAM Force hydraulic|
|Saddle||Fizik Aliante, Kium rails|
|Seat Post||Moots Cinch Post, Titanium|
* Subject to change without notice.