Pure gravel performance- 45mm tire clearance-Stiff and light-The ROUTT RSL is the ultimate gravel bike and mixed surface machine.
PERFORMANCE FIT & FEEL race fit geometry that puts the rider in a neutral to positive position
ONE BIKE, MANY USES broken roads, dirt roads, gravel and rock strewn double track are where the ROUTT RSL are most comfortable
STIFF our butted tube set combined with our 3D printed dropout, 142 x 12 thru axle and FLAT MOUNT disc brake mount increases stiffness for quick acceleration
LIGHTWEIGHT our proprietary, internally butted titanium tube set reduces weight and maintains stiffness and durability
DESIGNED TO FIT seven stock sizes and 7 designs, all angles, tube lengths, tube diameters and wall thickness are size-selected to create the perfect ride feel
MOOTS SELECT BUILDS come standard with our BRUSHED finish but can be upgraded to a full array of finish options including our Signature Series anodized logos and patterns. Visit our FINISHES page for the full menu and details.
Tire Size – The Routt RSL holds a 45mm maximum tire size. We all love to go fast and the goldilocks tire size for most fast paced gravel rides and races lands right at 40mm. The ROUTT RSL will allow you to go up to a 45mm for those extra chunky courses or those bike packing overnighters you might have planned the following weekend. When we say a 45mm fits, it does more than “just fit” it clears with room for mud should you take that one turn you might not have. We were able to keep the chain stays at 43cm for an agile handling bike and great climber. The Routt RSL retains its double butted tube set, 3D printed dropouts and brake mount and comes standard with 3 water bottle locations, fender mounts and multiple choices of Moots finishes. 7 stock sizes and customs are always available.
Angles, Stems & Bars – The head angle goes a bit slacker to give us a bike that tracks straight down on lumpy roads. It’s not a big change from the past geo, just a refinement that we think rides better. It’s still very nimble and responds very well to rider input. As the Routt RSL has traditionally run a longer top tube vs. the Routt 45 and Routt YBB, we want to see it paired with a shorter stem and a wider bar than in the past. More leverage on the wider bar, more direct with the shorter stem. All three of these things add to the already sublime ride of the Routt RSL and enhance its capabilities..
Gravel W I D E for all:
As the evolution of gravel bikes continue, drive trains take on a special debate of 1x or 2x? Well, that’s up to you and your preferences for your local riding. But what’s great is that SRAM and Shimano have come out with gravel wide drive train options.. What does this mean? GRAVEL WIDE….say it again with spirit! What does it do? Gravel wide moves the chain ring (s) outboard as well as adding 2.5mm to each side for width at the crank. What this allows a builder like Moots to do is move the chainstays outboard to create tire clearance WITHOUT making the chainstays longer. This in conjunction with the wider gearing range now needed for 45-50mm tires and the terrain we want to ride makes this a win-win. The ROUTT UPDATES in all three models are built around gravel wide. The ONLY drawback is that you will NOT be able to install a standard road group set on the Routt family of bikes, but with broader tires being used we’ve found standard road gearing simply no longer to be relevant for this application.
The current Moots gravel/cx fork is standard on all three Routt models. It features ample room for the 50mm tire, tapered steerer tube, hidden fender eyelets, 12mm thru-axle and flat mount brake mount. Its full carbon construction is stiff, durable and lightweight. Designed by Moots specifically for our gravel bikes.
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc All Road|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Seat Post||Thomson Elite|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Birch finish / 54||210000039119||39119|