During the summer of 2022 Shimano released a Limited Edition GRX groupset. The limited group came in one configuration of mechanical shifting and hydraulic brakes. Shimano left the lever blades, crank arms, derailleurs and brake calipers raw with a polished look to offset it from the standard GRX group in the same configuration. In this day when most every major component is anodized black or darker tones, it’s refreshing to see a hit of shiny.

Our featured bike is a ROUTT 45 with our newest anodized finish of APEX. The bike features gray matte slate headset from Chris King and matching seat collar and faceplate from Moots. The ROUTT 45 is the workhorse of our gravel line-up. It can handle a 50mm tire at the biggest end and can go down to a 35mm tire without hampering the handling of the geometry. As with all Moots gravel bikes the Routt 45 comes stock with 3 water bottle locations, fender eyelets from & rear as well as the magical Moots ride.

The below images detail this wonderful build.

Moots headbadge, standard on all Moots frames. Details are handpainted snow-capped mountains and MOOTS logo in black….and of course Mr. Moots riding along for every pedal stroke.

The ROUTT 45 can hold up to a 50mm tire and on this build that in-fact is the size shown. Panaracer Gravel King SK wrap the HED GC3 carbon wheel set nicely.

Model name carried out in APEX fade.

Moots APEX for the feeling and look of speed.

On this build internal rear brake routing compliments the external mechanical shifting.


Always drawn to the shiny object; Featured Shimano GRX Limited Edition crank and derailleur. The LTD Edition GRX does a nice job of making it pop.

Moots APEX finish denotes the year Moots was founded.

Subtle chainstay touches from our in-house finish crew add to the APEX finish.


Size: 54cm

Finish: Apex

Kit: Shimano GRX Limited Edition 2 X 11 DI2 172.5 crank, 11-34 cassette, 48/31 chainrings

Fork: Moots gravel 

Headset: Chris King (Slate)

Wheels: HED EMPORIA GC3 Performance

Tires: Panaracer Gravel King SK in 700 x 50mm

Stem: Enve 90mm

Post: Enve  27.2 x 300mm zero offset

Bar: Enve Gravel 42cm

Bar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 Black

Saddle: Selle Italia Ti SLR Boost Gravel Superflow

Cages: Moots Ti x2

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