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2011 Moots YBB Titanium Soft-Tail Mountain Bike

Last updated 2011-08-06 - Send Feedback
Related: Moots, mountain biking

The Moots YBB 26 is a “soft tail” cross-country frame for 26" wheels, equally at home in a race situation or on the trails for hours.

Getting one

I chose the Moots YBB frame after test riding one briefly at Palo Alto Bicycles, and I was so impressed that I ordered one shortly thereafter.

If you can afford to build yourself a Moots YBB 26, get one. Perhaps by Neil at Palo Alto Bicycles, which is where I bought mine, though I did obtain the Easton EC90 XC wheels at Let them know you heard about it here.


As shown with pedals and two water bottle cages below, my Moots YBB 26 is ready to ride, at 22.4 pounds. That’s 1/2 half pound lighter than the Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SSL— though the Trek a dual suspension design.

Moots YBB as built by

Moots describes the YBB 26 frame

Since Moots first introduced rear suspension to the mountain biking world in 1988, the YBB has been an institution unto itself.

First crafted in steel, the YBB then found its permanent home in titanium in 1991. With 1 1/8'' of rear wheel travel, the YBB provides just enough cushion to take the edge off most of the small hits on any given ride. It's been ridden to multiple national championships, state titles, 24-hour solo wins and local mid week series podiums.

Low maintenance is key with the YBB design, no compressed air or oil to leak and cause you to miss your next ride. The YBB unit only adds 4oz. to the frame weight. Cross country riding will never be the same once you climb onto the YBB. Using Moots US-made seamless 3/2.5 Pi Tech tubing ensures a consistent ride quality, regardless of frame size. Built in eight stock sizes, with custom design always and option.

Intended use: For the cross country rider looking to take just enough of the edge off the trail while cross country riding or racing. True. Classic. The industry benchmark softail.

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