This week we want to highlight one of our favorite Moots builds to date. Scott’s Routt 45 takes what is often the most overlooked bike in the stable – the commuter – and elevates it to a level of refinement typically reserved for race bikes. The result is a stunning balance of beauty and performance.
Enve doesn’t make a fork with fender mounts. So we called on our friends at Ruckus Composites and took a trip across town. Not long after that, we had an Enve CX Disc fork with full fender mounts complete with a super clean finish, providing the perfect home for a pair of custom black anodized PDW Full Metal Fenders.
The drivetrain on this build is a mix of Dura-Ace 9000 and RS785, for what is arguably the most refined and reliable shifting/braking performance on the market. And how about those wheels – Enve XC rims laced by our own True Love Wheels with Sapim CX-Ray spokes to DT Swiss 240s centerlock hubs, wrapped with lightweight 38c tires (Compass Barlow Pass Extralight) setup tubeless – what more could you ask for?
In the end, this bike is about more than details – riding is believing. When you experience the superior braking, effortless shifting, silky-smooth bearings and refined ride quality of this exceptional hand-crafted frame, you begin to understand what custom bike love is all about. The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.