What’s important to note, is that this is a movement first and a market response second. People have been riding gravel for years, and the market is slowly catching on to the fact that consumers are willing to purchase a bike specifically for that purpose. It’s a bit better than waking up one day and realizing that component manufacturers have decided your ten speed Dura-Ace is obsolete. This is a consumer born movement, because, well… Gravel roads are awesome.
Moots has recently embraced the movement by introducing 2 new gravel bikes. These slid quietly into the market a few months ago and we’ve been itching to get our hands on one. Like all things Moots, the bikes are handbuilt pieces of functional art. Our GM has been racing his Moots Psychlo X at a very high level for a decade and it looks brand new. His latest purchase: A Psychlo X RSL Disc. These aren’t bikes you keep for a season and flip on Craigslist. These are bikes you develop a relationship with.
Below is a brief overview of the two new gravel bikes from Moots, the Routt and Routt 45. Texas has endless miles of farm and jeep roads to discover and these bikes can open a whole new world.