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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Here- Moots Mooto X RSL Mountain Bike

The new Pro-35 race machine arrived today in the form of the all new Moots Mooto-X RSL 29er hardtail.   We had some trouble tracking down the exact crank/bb setup I was looking for in the BB30 configuration, but the rest of the parts are here so I should be able to start building it shortly.

Here's a quick rundown on the build spec:

Sram XO shifters, derailleurs & brakes
Rock Shox Reba SLT 29er fork
Truvativ XX BB30 156 Q crank
Steel press fit 30 bottom bracket
Chris King ISO disc hubs
DT Competition double butted spokes
Stan's Crest 29er rims
Kenda Karma 29 x 1.9 tires (for now) 
Ergon GX1 grips
Moots RSL 30.9 Ti Seatpost

And of course I have some tricks up my sleeve.

Frame weight out of the box is 3.54 lbs for a 19" frame.

I'll post more pics as I get it built up.


  1. Somewhat gear related, I just scored a pair of Kooka v-brake levers, nos at work tonight from my manager. Going to look great on the mooto-x

  2. Very cool. I remember Kooka levers- intricately machined and super anodized in typical garish 90's colors. The model I recall was the Racha and it had some foam-like covers on the lever blades. Does that sound like what you've got, and dare I ask what color they are?

  3. That is the model I got! They are a brilliant turquoise.

  4. Thank you for keeping it clothed in the bike box. Even with a Mac, I'm afraid that excessive porn can give me a virus that may set me back several thousands of dollars!

    Disaster averted! Please censor future photos in a tasteful manner.

  5. Fear not- there will be porn, I just wanted to set the stage for the money shot.

    I weighed the frame and the box, and the box is heavier by a long shot. For a metal frame with 29" wheels and a lifetime warranty it's pretty cool.

    The YBB as it sits is 22.7 lbs, and I'm hoping to get this in the same vicinity. Maybe lighter. The RSL frame is lighter, but fork and wheels are slightly heavier. The rest of the parts will be identical or slightly lighter, so I'm hoping it'll pan out.