This Routt RSL is such a feast of wonderful details that it's
hard to know where to start.
The shimmering holographic logos are as good a place as any...
those aren't mere decals, they're produced in a multi-fade anodised
process that's properly durable and looks amazing. This is their
"Stanley" pattern, named in honour of Mr Kubrick (yes, that
chainstay pattern is inspired by the carpet of a certain famous
Also noteworthy is the 1x drivetrain. No front mech means less
clutter, less faff. The Wolf Tooth "narrow wide" chainring, freed
from the necessity of ramps and pins for shifting, holds the chain
securely even on rougher terrain. An XTR rear mech gives top-level
Shimano shifting complete with a clutch mechanism to prevent chain
slap and derailleur bounce. Blending MTB and Road tech, the
shifting is Di2 electronic, for maximum accuracy with minimal
Quarq power meter cranks ensure that no effort is wasted,
they're stiff and light but most importantly they pair with your
ANT+ computer to provide detailed power data.
The titanium seatpost is also from Moots, and gives that extra
bit of subtle shock absorption that's so useful on a bike that'll
get used on all kinds of surfaces, as well as being super strong
But enough of the tech detail - just bask in the glory of those
fine-tuned details, with the famed alligator Mr Moots making a
number of appearances, both etched and anodised.
Want one of these for yourself? Get in
touch - we are Moots specialists and can build your dream ride
in Stanley or any of the other exclusive finishes.
photos by Bence Bujaki