Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Full Build Specs:
Moots Routt 45 size 56 with 30.9 seat tube & Etched Finish option
Moots carbon thru axle fork
Moots 90x0 stem
Moots Layback Seatpost
Moots Zevlin bar tape
Salsa Cowchipper 42cm bar
Shimano XTR/Dura Ace Di2 1x groupset
Dura Ace 9000 Cranks 
XTR 11-40 cassette and R785 shifters
Wolf Tooth 40t chainring
Shimano 140mm centerlock rotors
Chris King headset & bottom bracket in matte green emerald
Chris King built wheels with R45D hubs laced to HED Belgium+
King Cage Ti bead blasted by Moots (2x)
WTB Riddler 700x45c tires
Fizik Gobi M3 saddle

Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Moots Ranch Rally

4th Annual Moots Ranch Rally in the books!  Hats off to the fine folks at Moots Cycles who open their doors and put on this great event in beautiful Routt County, Colorado.  I was able to take delivery of a new Routt 45 and have its inaugural ride be on the pristine dirt roads in Northwest Colorado!  

Riders from two Moots dealers, District Bicycles out of Stillwater, OK and Studio Velo, from Mill Valley, CA made the trek to Steamboat for some gravel riding that culminated in the Ranch Rally on Saturday.  Rapha Festive 500 winner Ruth Cousins came all the way from Wales, UK to pick up her new custom built Routt. 

Here is a link to the Moots Ranch Rally Roundup. Head over to Bobby Wintle's unlearnpavement site for a great write-up and some really awesome photos.  The first photo below was taken by Bobby and sums up the beautiful and desolate Routt County roads.