It might fall outside the realm of “practical” and “necessary” but the Moots Routt RSL is certainly the kind of bike we wouldn’t mind having at our disposal.
Based on the Routt gravel/adventure bike, the new RSL version is of course still handmade from titanium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, but it’s built with some more advanced parts like 3D printed titanium dropouts and a special internally-butted tube set. It’s paired with Moots’ own carbon disc brake fork, and sports 12 mm thru axles front and rear.
The Routt RSL only fits a 38 mm tire, but it’s perfectly happy crushing gravel and rough roads. While it comes in seven standard sizes from 50 cm to 60 cm, customers can also outfit their bike with various custom options including finish, logos, braze-ons and more.
Want one of your own? Swallow hard and be prepared to write a check for $5,519 for the frameset.Tweet Print