American brand Moots has released a gravel race bike called the Routt CRD. The bike is designed around a performance focussed Complete Race Design (CRD) chassis and equipped with Moots' new MOD carbon components.
Moots are famous for their titanium tubed frames so while most of the fastest gravel bikes are made from carbon, Moots' best gravel bike is made from their RSL (Race Super Light) tube set.
Interestingly Moots have equipped the Routt CRD with a UDH (Universal derailleur hanger) compatible 3D printed dropout, something that is more commonly seen on MTBs. This makes the Routt CRD compatible with both the best gravel groupsets or gives the option to run a mullet setup with a wide-range MTB cassette on the rear, including SRAM's new T-Type Transmissions.
The frame has a reliable T47 bottom bracket and clearance for 40-42mm tires, which seem to be the sweet spot between comfort, speed, and grip for gravel racing.
The bikes come equipped with MOD (Moots Own Design) components including the stem, handlebar, and an updated gravel fork. Currently, these components are only available on off-the-shelf bikes, although Moots hint that they will be available to purchase separately in the future.
Neat features include the stem and handlebar's internal routing to hide cables away and the 50mm plus tire clearance on the gravel fork.
Moots offers the Routt CRD as a frameset option (including MOD fork, headset, MOD bar and stem, and a Chris King bottom bracket) for $8,888. There are three complete builds, starting with the Routt CRD Peloton which costs $11,999 and comes with SRAM Force XPLR and Enve AG25 gravel wheels. The Peloton 1x build mixes a Force and XO T-Type for a mullet drivetrain and rolls on Enve 3.4 wheels, this costs $13,999. The top-of-the-range Podium model retails for $15,549 and combines SRAM Red XPLR with Enve 3.4 wheels. All the bikes feature MOD components and Panaracer Gravel King SS 38mm gravel tires.
For more information on this premium titanium gravel race machine, head over to Moots.com.