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2011 Moots MootoX RSL — Image Gallery (Frame)

Last updated August 16, 2011 - Send Feedback

This page shows the Moots MootoX RSL 18" frame.

Images taken with the Nikon D3s digital SLR and Nikon 60mm f/2.8G macro lens.

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MootoX RSL — rear triangle oblique view

A very strong rear triangle.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — rear triangle oblique view byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — rear triangle oblique view by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL frame with Moots titanium seat post

An elegant silver/black/white look with the red accents supplied by the Easton XC 90 carbon fiber wheelset.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL titanium frame and Moots titanium seatpost by WindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL titanium frame and Moots titanium seatpost by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — Moots badge

Moots head badge.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — Moot badge byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — Moot badge by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — bottom bracket and rear triangle

With installed press-fit 30 bottom bracket.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — bottom bracket and rear triangle byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — bottom bracket and rear triangle by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — head tube

Clearance for a 29er fork and wheelset requires that the bottom tube rise as it approaches the head tube. The Moots solution is to impart a bend to the bottom tube.

I like this less than the straight tube of the Moots YBB 26, but the 29" wheels and longer fork leave little choice for a design made of metal tubes. Carbon fiber bikes can play other tricks since they can be molded to just about any shape.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — head tube and top/bottom tube byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — head tube and top/bottom tube by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — seat tube.

Seat tube and adjoining tubes. The short tube projecting to the rear is where the YBB mechanism goes on a MootoX YBB 29er. Moots will likely offer for 2012 a MootoX YBB with the head tube and press fit bottom bracket of the MootoX RSL.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — seat tube byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — seat tube by WindInMyFace.com

Classic Moots welds, clean and elegant, and sure to last many years.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — seat tube welds and tubes byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — seat tube welds and tubes by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — bottom bracket welds

Classic Moots welds.

These sure look complicated to execute, with 360° welds in tight places. This area looks very strong in the way the tubes are joined.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — bottom bracket and adjoining tubes byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — bottom bracket and adjoining tubes by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — rear dropout

Replaceable rear dropout / derailleur hanger with brake mount visible below (left side of frame).

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — replaceable dropout byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — replaceable dropout by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — frame rear

Frame rear.

For anyone ordering a frame, consider a 3rd water bottle carrier, which goes on the bottom tube under the Moots logo. I want the 3rd carrier to carry a Lupine 16.8 Ah lithium ion battery for my pair of Lupine Betty II 1850-lumen LED lights.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — frame rear byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — frame rear by WindInMyFace.com

MootoX RSL — cable routing

Under-tube cable routing.

A custom order can specify top routing (as on the Moots YBB 26), which I generally prefer so that when I pick up the bike my hand is not grasping the cables. However, this frame has the standard bottom routing.

Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — cable routing byWindInMyFace.com
Moots 2011 MootoX RSL — cable routing by WindInMyFace.com

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