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2012 Moots MootoX YBB — Build Components

Last updated 2011-10-25 - Send Feedback
Related: gear, Moots, mountain biking, Shimano
Moots 2012 MootoX YBB 29er

My Moots MootoX RSL 29er was expertly built by Neil at Palo Alto Bicycles, a thorough guy, right down to breaking in new brake pads properly, bleeding the brakes perfectly, etc.

Weight as built

Weighed built as detailed and shown below, with two bottle cages, wrap on chainstay, pedals 4 oz of Stan’s NoTubes sealant per tire.

As weighed ready to ride as shown

On an accurate scale good to 1/10 pound.

By comparison, the Moots MootoX RSL weighs 21.7 pounds with the Furious Fred tires. The difference of 1.9 pounds is the 1-pound heavier Fox 2012 '34' Float 29' suspension fork, the Moots YBB soft-tail mechanism, and the XTR 'Trail' brakes.

Build list

Note that the 2012 Moots MootoX YBB is designed for 100mm of fork travel.

Built for heavier duty use, which raises the weight a bit.

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Tires: tubes vs tubeless

I went tubeless with Furious Fred 29 X 2.0" tires using Stan’s NoTubes sealant, though later the Racing Ralph’s will likely be necessary for rougher terrain


I went with the Moots Ti handlebar. It offers just a tiny bit of “give”, which keeps my hands happier on longer rides.

Water bottle cages

The frame triangle easily accommodates dual water bottles. I had a 3rd bottle attachment custom-added to the bottom tube in case of really long rides.


The Shimano XTR 'Trail' brakes with resin pads and IceTech heat sinks offers outstanding braking power, even for a 6000' descent.


Shimano XTR 26 X 38 front crankset, and 11-36 cassette.

Where I got the build kit

I bought my build kit at, in Escondido, CA. BikeBling has a wide variety of cycling gear— give them a try. also supplied the Easton EC90 Carbon 29er wheelset, which amazingly is only 10% heavier than the 26" version.

Easton EC90 XC 26" carbon fiber wheelset
Moots 2012 MootoX YBB Titanium Softtail 29er


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