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Ordered a new Titanium gravel bike today!

Old 09-28-21, 06:12 PM
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Ordered a new Titanium gravel bike today!

I've been planning a gravel bike purchase for some time now and I finally pulled the trigger today. Put a 20% deposit down with my LBS that is an authorized Moots dealer.

It is a beauty:

- Moots Routt 45 Gravel with Blue Frost Anodizing upgrade
- GRX Di2 Groupset with DFLY upgrade
- Enve G23 wheel upgrade
- Chris King bottom bracket upgrade
- Brooks B17 Titanium Saddle in black

Hopefully, I'll have the bike sometime in April. Moots is saying about 6 months to get the frame.

At least I'll be ready for the Spring riding season!
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Old 09-28-21, 06:31 PM
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Sounds nice! Be sure to post pics when it arrives.
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Old 09-28-21, 09:47 PM
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Sounds like an awesome build on an awesome frame! Congrats!
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Originally Posted by ColoFatherOf3 View Post
I've been planning a gravel bike purchase for some time now and I finally pulled the trigger today. Put a 20% deposit down with my LBS that is an authorized Moots dealer.

It is a beauty:

- Moots Routt 45 Gravel with Blue Frost Anodizing upgrade
- GRX Di2 Groupset with DFLY upgrade
- Enve G23 wheel upgrade
- Chris King bottom bracket upgrade
- Brooks B17 Titanium Saddle in black

Hopefully, I'll have the bike sometime in April. Moots is saying about 6 months to get the frame.

At least I'll be ready for the Spring riding season!
I am very jealous.....my budget is far less than the price of your frame.
goody for you.
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Old 09-29-21, 06:46 AM
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Congrats! That’s a long wait, but Moots are classic, and their welding peerless, so it should be well worth it!

Thinking about it, Moots have occupied the same space in the high-end boutique segment for so long, they’re kinda like the Rolls Royce of Ti bikes. That’s not a perfect analogy, but the wishbone stays are perhaps recognizable like the RR grill, and both marques share a stolid design aesthetic; not the most innovative, not too trendy, but always satisfying and of impressive quality.

I’ll look forward to seeing pics of your build!
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Old 09-29-21, 08:40 AM
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I will certainly post pics when the bike is done. Thank you for the nice comments. I never dreamed I'd spend this much on a bike, but I'm at a point in my life (kids almost grown and out of the house and I'm close to retirement), that I can actually afford a splurge on a bike!

I suspect many folks ordering a bike like this are likely older. I know I could not have afforded it at a younger age. It would be interesting to know their target demographic.
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Very cool. I look forward to seeing photos. Moots has a great reputation and I love drooling on their social media posts of all their new builds.
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Anything made by Moots is going to be beautiful. Good luck with the waiting part!
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Sounds like an awesome bike build! I hope you have another bike to ride in the meantime, I'd go crazy waiting until April if I had nothing to ride!
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Yes, I have an old USA made Cannondale Mountain bike (that I mostly ride on the road these days) that keeps me riding. I hope to increase my riding with a new gravel bike! That said, the wait is still going to be tough!
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