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2012 Moots MootoX YBB — Images (Drive Train, Brakes)
Related: build quality, Moots, mountain biking, Photography, Shimano
Images taken with the Nikon D3s digital SLR and Nikon 60mm f/2.8G macro lens. To learn more about photography, see diglloyd.com.
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Shimano XTR with 11-36 cassete mated to a 26 X 38 front crankset.
The black cloth wrapping was suggested by Neil at Palo Alto Bicycles; it mostly eliminates chain-slap noise and also protects the drive-side chainstay from chain damage on rough terrain. And it looks good!
Front brake and 15QR skewer
A beefy 15QR skewer in the Fox 2012 '34 Float 29' contributes to precision handling.
The Shimano XTR 'Trail' brakes come with resin pads that extend to substantial heat sinks. Not that even on a 6000' descent did the XTR 'Race' brakes or pads fail me (same brakes on a Trek), so the 'Trail' variant must be super cool in terms of heat dissipation. The 160mm rotors offer plenty of stopping power, there is no need to go to larger rotors, even for 200 pound riders.