“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.com
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
“Gravel and dirt, 45mm tire clearance, 3D printed flat mount brake mount, adventure riding, longer touring, bike packing.”
“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.“
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.
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.
Links of interest:
- Moots Video Tour
- Astral Cycling Wanderlust Wheels
- BERD Spokes / ENVE G23 Wheelset Review
- Shimano GRX Di2 First Impressions
- 2019 SBT GRVL Race Video
- Wickwerks Chainrings
- Panaracer Gravelking SK Tyre Review
- Tyre Pressure Recommendation for Gravel Bikes
Thanks for watching!