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
Charlie Cunningham gave a lot to the world of cycling. From custom frames to roller cam brakes, 135 mm axles to the founding of Wilderness Trail Bikes, he has shaped the sport of cycling as much as anyone.
Now it’s time for us to give back. After suffering a serious brain injury as a result of a cycling crash in August, Cunningham faces a long road to recovery. Moots Cycles is helping out with a fundraising campaign that will send 100 percent of the proceeds to help him get back on his feet, literally and figuratively. The Moots Ti Stick is a titanium “cow bell” of sorts that is made from scrap tubing in its Steamboat Springs, Colorado, workshop. Instead of being recycled they are made into noisemakers for cheering on your favorite racers.
This batch of 32 will sell for $125 each and the $4,000 raised will go straight to Cunningham’s recovery fund. You can order one through the Moots website today.
There are few places in the world as beautiful as the terrain surrounding Moots’ hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. You can experience them in person at the Moots Colorado Ranch Rally, a 50-mile cyclosportive on June 28.Tweet Print
Even if you don’t live in Colorado or might never have the chance to sample its sweet singletrack, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity like this. The Routt Country Riders – a local IMBA chapter – is raising funds to purchase some new trail building equipment, and Moots is pitching in to help.
For every $50 ticket you purchase, you’ll get another entry in a raffle to win a Moots Rouge YBB, a 27.5 titanium hardtail with Moots’ famous YBB softtail design. That’s an $8,000 value we’re talking here.
If you’re not familiar, the partnership between Moots and the RCR goes way back. Formed in the early 1990s, the club advocates for both mountain bikes and road riders, and has earned a Bronze level certification from IMBA and built the only IMBA Ride Center in Colorado and one of just 17 in the world. They also worked with Moots to create the amazing “chainsaw” trail building bike we saw at NAHBS last year.
Only 250 tickets for this raffle are available now through June 10, and you can grab yours at the Moots online store. Good luck!
Editor’s note: One of the popular selling points for titanium frames is that they will never rust or corrode. This Moots frame shares its story of rescuing a frame from the bottom of a lake and giving it a second lease on life. Read the full storyTweet Print