Saturday, June 06, 2009

[Moots Mooto-X YBB Rohloff]
One of our good customers came to us a few months ago looking for a new Moots to add to his collection and finished the build a little over a week ago. He was interested in a singlespeed but was unsure if he had the ability and conditioning to push one gear especially on his trips to Pisgah and western North Carolina. After some research and discussions, he decided on the Mooto-X YBB frame with the Rohloff internal gear option. The Rohloff gives the appearance of a singlespeed but packs 14 speeds into one of the best internal geared hubs in the world. Besides the stock Mooto-X 19" frame, we chose a Moots Cinch Layback seatpost and Open Trail stem after a fitting session. To complement the blue in the Fox 29er 80mm fork, he decided on a navy Chris King Sotto Voce NoThreadSet and a navy bottom bracket. Wheels were built with DT X470 rims and a Chris King front ISO disc hub and a Rohloff rear disc Speedhub using DT Swiss Competition spokes and ProLock nipples. We used a Race Face Deus singlespeed crankset and 32x13 gearing. Our customer's brake preference is Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes actuated by Avid's Speed Dial Ulimate brake levers. Front rotor size is 185mm with the rear being 160mm. Tires are Kenda 29er tires; front is a Nevegal and rear is Small Block 8. It was a fun build. Enjoy!