Moots Routt Range: USA Made Titanium With 3D Printing

by Hannah Dobson 0

Moots is a relatively small brand based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, that started life in 1981 building steel frames, but for the last ten years has been specialising in titanium. Using tubing from American mills, which have consistent tubing thicknesses and strength, Moots builds beautiful bikes with a choice of subtle graphic finishes. To the Crank Tank event, they’d brought a fleet of drop bar bikes from the Routt range: the Routt RSL is the top of the line race machine, the Routt 45 is the go-everywhere adventure model with tyres clearance for up to 45mm, and the Routt is a less aggressive ride position than the RSL, but with similar tyre clearances. All models make use of 3D printed titanium drop outs in order to achieve flat mount brake mounting, while the RSL can be customised through 3D printing to accommodate things like internal routing for Di2.

Moots RSL
Watch the video to hear the story behind the alligator!
Nice detailing and saddle attachment.
3D printed drop outs allow more refined and flexible shapes
Hannah on the Moots Routt. Image Credit: Crank Tank Impact Sun Valley

For more information on this range and the Moots brand, check out this video with Jon, in charge of Moots’ marketing.

If actual cyclocross racing is your bag, then how about the Moots Psychlox RSL? It’s still titanium, but with a race orientated geometry.

Psychlox RSL, for racing.
Weight saving head badge?
Note the dust!
Shaped top tube for carrying.
Big Ring!

Disclosure

Travel and accommodation for this trip were provided by Crank Tank Impact Sun Valley Media Event.

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