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Moots Takes Aim at Gravel Race Scene w/ New Routt CRD, Teases MOD Carbon Components

Moots' newest gravel bike features MOD carbon components, or 'Moots Own Design.'

Moots Routt CRD heroPhoto c. Moots Cycles
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Steamboat Springs is the home to titanium bike builders, Moots Cycles, and today they are dropping news of a new gravel race machine in the Routt CRD (Complete Race Design). This bike is made to ride how you want, as long as it’s fast.

Moots says the all-new Routt CRD is built for pure speed in a performance-focused chassis, with integrated cable routing for clean lines and a “sweet spot for tire clearance”.

What’s New?

Moots Routt CRD top tube logo
Photo c. Moots Cycles

Using a decade’s worth of experience in developing versatile gravel bikes, the new Routt CRD is a culmination of Moot’s history of making gravel machines with the purist in mind.

Being the flagship of the Moots gravel line, the Routt CRD is built for speed across gravel and beat-up road surfaces while still staying true to the famous Moots ride quality… offering the rider the unicorn that is both speed and comfort.

The Routt CRD uses lighter tubing in both the seat stays and top tube to isolate the rider for all-day rides, while still maintaining efficient power delivery around the bottom bracket ad rear dropouts.

The Routt CRD is made for speed with the design optimized around 40-42c tires but still leaves plenty of clearance for options.

Moots Routt CRD rear brake and dropout
Rear brake and drop out

Moots has updated the 3D-printed dropouts and brake mount to allow the back end of the Routt CRD to precisely align for quick acceleration and tracking over the nastiest surfaces.

Using Moots’ RSL (Race Super Light) tube set to save weight, the core of the Routt CRD is the T47 bottom bracket for wide groupset compatibility and the “stiffest possible platform”.

Moots Routt CRD SRAM UDH Transmission
UDH bruh.

The back of the CRD now gets UDH compatibility for current and next-gen groupsets, while the front is sporting the all-new integrated cockpit of Moots Own Design (MOD), as well as a new and improved Moots gravel fork… with no wires or houses in sight.

At the end of the day, the new Moots Routt CRD has “gravel race tendencies, all-day comfort, and long-term durability in one integrated package that is the pinnacle of the Routt family of gravel bikes. This is Complete Race Design“.

Routt CRD Build Options and Retail


  • MSRP: $11,999
  • Groupset: Force Xplr
  • Wheels: Enve AG25
  • Seatpost: Moots Ti Post
  • Bars / Stem: Moots MOD Stem & Bar

Peloton 1x

  • MSRP: $13,999
  • Groupset: Force/Xo T-Type
  • Wheels: Enve 3.4
  • Seatpost: Moots Ti Post
  • Bars / Stem: Moots MOD Stem & Bar


  • MSRP: $15,549
  • Groupset: Red Xplr
  • Wheels: Enve 3.4
  • Seatpost: Moots Ti Post
  • Bars / Stem: Moots MOD Stem & Bar


  • MSRP: $8,888
  • Moots MOD Fork
  • Headset
  • MOD Bar and Stem
  • Chris King T47 Bb

Let’s Talk About MOD Components

Moots Routt CRD MOD front end
Routt CRD with MOD (Moots Own Design) front end.

According to Moots, the MOD component line is currently only available on Moots Bikes. Pricing and availability are coming soon.

Moots Routt CRD MOD cockpit
Moots MOD Stem

MOD Stems:

  • 70mm – 120mm in 10mm increments
  • -3 degrees only
  • 35mm bar clamp diameter
  • ACR internal interface, used by other component manufacturers for wide compatibility
  • Made-to-match carbon top cap
  • 200g for 90mm stem with faceplates, and hardware
Moots Routt CRD MOD handlebars
Moots MOD handlebar

MOD Handlebar:

  • Width – 40cm, 42cm, 44cm and 46cm
  • 80mm reach, 13 degrees of flare, 145mm drop
  • 35mm bar clamp diameter
  • internal routing ports
  • ergo tops shape
  • 227g weight at 44cm
Moots Routt CRD front fork
Moots MOD Fork

MOD Gravel Fork:

  • 395mm axle to crown
  • 47mm rake
  • Clearance for 50c+ tire
  • 12×100 axle
  • 1.5″ to 1.125″ steerer
  • Fully Internal Brake Hose Routing
  • 584g weight with expander plug, axle, and full 350mm steerer
  • Integrated hidden fender mounts


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8 months ago

I love Moots and this looks like another great model, but geez, that stem/headset combo is hard to look at. For what they’re asking, it would really be nice if they went back to painting their forks to match the frame’s bead blast finish, too. The raw carbon forks on just about every ti frame out there look like a cheap afterthought, IMO.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
8 months ago

The headtube and stem are hideous. Is this really what their customers want?

bill tester
bill tester
8 months ago

no bento mounts?

Doc Sarvis
Doc Sarvis
8 months ago

Pretty bike at a pretty damn precious price.

El Babaduk
El Babaduk
8 months ago

C’mon Moots! You’re better than that weird, unbalanced, cobbed together front end design. I’m sure it rides fine, but still… Yeesh. If you’re doing internal routing and large forks, it’s time to get divorced from the external HS cups and make something properly modern.

8 months ago

Please stop it with the 35mm clamping size….please.

8 months ago

I just got done testing new bar and stem combos on my gravel bike before deciding on a new pairing that fits better and is much more comfortable than before. What a headache (if not an impossibility) this would have been on one of these five-figure rides. Young riders, don’t take this personally. But these internally routed cockpits are for twenty- or thirty-somethings who can spend the next several years riding in a position they decided on before giving their new machine a season or two to provide real-world feedback. This industry’s marketing mill is so incredibly effective at selling riders the dream. Insanity. Who cares if it looks tidy if your setup is going to eventually make you hurt.
This is a sweet bike, no doubt. But no way would I spend that money on a bike that I have to turn over to my mechanic to change out the stem and bars, perhaps repeatedly. What a racket.

8 months ago

$8888 is a big ask, even among Ti frames, especially given that it’s not a custom frame. And then there’s that growth holding the handlebars.

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