Moots has switched things up a bit with their cyclocross bikes, turning some of them into adventure/gravel bikes. Last fall, they split the ‘cross line into a standard Psychlo-X and the racier Psychlo-X RSL, giving racers a snappier bike while relaxing the other one to fit wider tires and have a bit more universal appeal.
Somewhere between then and now, they decided to simply rename the standard Psychlo X as the Routt, and for Interbike 2014, they introduced the Routt 45, a longer, lower version perfect for light touring, bike packing and the freshly popular adventure/gravel bike segment…
The Routt 45’s numerical suffix refers to its 45cm chainstay, which is about 2.7mm longer than their cross bikes and allows for wider tires, up to a 700×41. The standard Routt’s good for up to 35-38mm wide tires depending on the rim.
Geometry for both is pretty versatile, updated from their Psychlo-X to have a longer wheel base, slacker head angle, taller headtube and shorter top tube. All of that makes it more stable with a bit more upright riding position.
Frame weight is about 1450g. It also rings in a new 12×142 thru axle option for thru axle road, ‘cross and mountain bikes. It’s an option that runs $260, which will automatically upgrades the Routt to post mount rear brake mounts.
Complete bikes will get Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic brakes for $8,049. That includes a Moots cockpit and salsa wood chipper bar. They’ll also offer a mechanical Ultegra version with hydro brakes, $TBD. Frameset with frame and ENVE disc fork will be $3,895.
Not shown, the Vamoots road disc bikes get a thru axle option, but they already come with post mount brakes on all models.
Mountain bikes get new routing options for the 2015 XTR.
Di2 will get the internal ports placement shown here, and mechanical gets external routing on the topside of the downtube for the new side swing front mech.
Not shown, the soft tail Mooto X and Rogue YBB bikes get upgraded with 12×142 rear thru axles and 160mm post mount brake mounts as standard equipment.