Moots Routt 45 Titanium Gravel Bike Review: “A Workhorse Gravel Machine for Adventure & Versatility”

“Moots Cycles has been handcrafting bicycle frames in Steamboat Springs, Colorado since 1981. The company is known for building the finest quality titanium road, mountain, cross, and specialty bicycle frames, and select components from its facility in the Rocky Mountains. Moots bikes are enjoyed by cycling enthusiasts for their unsurpassed ride quality, attention to details and superior craftsmanship.” –

moots routt 45 review

Some say the ride quality of a titanium bike is unsurpassed, and with the bonus of no corrosion and resilient nature, it is arguably the perfect material for a gravel bike.

moots routt 45 review

Moots Routt 45

“Gravel and dirt, 45mm tire clearance, 3D printed flat mount brake mount, adventure riding, longer touring, bike packing.”

moots routt 45 review

“The Routt 45 is a workhorse gravel machine that’s aimed for adventure and versatility from tackling fast paced lunch rides to multi-day bike packing outings on ornery backwoods roads and trails.

moots routt 45 review

Tipping the scales at approximately 19lbs / 8.6kg (size 54cm) for this example of the Routt 45, equipped with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting / hydraulic braking, Astral Cycling Wanderlust wheels and Panaracer Gravelking SK tyres, this is a reliable, performance package suitable for a myriad of ride types and road surfaces.

moots routt 45 review

What are the key features, how does the Moots Routt 45 ride? These questions and more are answered in this video review. JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew has ridden this bike extensively, including the 2019 SBT GRVL race.

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  1. Avatar Eric

    Had really terrible experience with moots! Pathetic costermer service and communication! moots doesn’t stand by their product, craftsmanship, and attention to details. Paid 4500.00 for custom Routt. Submitted geometry and specs after a Retul fitting. Was never informed of geometry changes and spec changes from the shop or Moots. Received a Frameset that I never approved or agreed upon. Countless calls to moots and the dealer without sufficient resolution to issue. Just so disappointed and disheartened. My first Moots was purchased 2002. Thought I would be a Moots lifer, guess not. Expected much more.

  2. Avatar Jerome Marks

    I’ve had the opposite experience with Moots from Eric! Great communications and customer service! I actually call all the time and they always spend as much time as needed to answer my questions.

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