Before gravel was ever an industry buzzword, Moots was already taking the edge off with their YBB system. This softail or micro suspension system sits between the seat stays and the seat tube and helps absorb any trail or road chatter with just over 20mm of suspension travel. Now that same technology is headed for the gravel world with the new Moots Routt YBB.
Combining the inherent flex of titanium and the added squish of a spring and elastomer, the YBB system is a pivotless suspension design that adds very little weight to the frame overall.
Now sitting along side the (updated) Routt 45, the Routt YBB offers the same 700c x 45mm tire clearance, hidden fender eyelets, and gorgeous seamless 3/2.5v U.S. made titanium frame with 3D printed titanium dropouts with flat mount disc brakes. Available in seven stock sizes, like every Moots it’s also available with custom sizing and a number of custom options including finishes to truly make it your own. Pricing starts at $4,999 for the frameset with a Moots flat mount disc cross fork and Chris King I7 headset, and complete builds start at $7,845.
To go along with the Routt YBB, Moots has also updated the Routt 45 to improve the ride. The new frame features shorter chainstays which still clear 45mm tires with 2x drivetrains, and should lead to a snappier ride overall.
Like the Routt YBB, the Routt 45 comes in seven stock sizes and is also available with semi or full custom geometry. Framesets start at $4,549, and complete builds at $7,199. Available now.