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Mountain biker and NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller just picked up a new gravel bike.
After a busy spring of NBA commentating, the former Indiana Pacer is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the weekend. On Thursday, he picked up his brand new Moots Routt RSL and went for a 52-mile spin and a factory tour.
On Saturday, he’ll join hundreds of folks at the Moots Ranch Rally , a group ride and fundraiser that the brand launched in 2014.
Miller is a known mountain biker at this point, frequently seen training and racing near his home in southern California. He’s a stalwart at the California Mountain Bike Series races at Big Bear. However, Miller often trains on the road (on his custom Moots Vamoots Disc RSL ), which has naturally translated to more rides on gravel.
Miller told VeloNews that earlier this year Moots approached him with an offer to build a gravel bike — and to visit Steamboat for the Ranch Rally. Miller, who “absolutely loves” his Moots road bike, was an easy sell — as long as the funds raised could benefit a cause near to his heart.
“They were like, ‘hey we see you’re doing a little more gravel riding,’” he said . “‘ We’d love to build you a bike in conjunction with this ride called the Ranch Rally which benefits local […]