Moots Mooto X RSL 29er Hardtail

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Built for serious cross country MTB Racing, the MootoX RSL was developed with the same principles that guided the design of our Vamoots RSL; from the ground up, design and build the finest performing 29? titanium cross country race bike available with zero compromise to the longstanding Moots quality and lifetime durability. It?s quick responsiveness and decisive handling comes from key features like an oversized head tube for zero-stack headsets, an oversized Press Fit 30 bottom bracket for more immediate power transfer in the drive line and an oversized butted seat tube to provide increased stiffness and strength in tandem with a 30.9 seat post. Additionally, the formed down tube provides increased fork clearance while the formed chain stays and re-designed rear triangle offer increased tire clearance while reducing weight. All of the features of the MootoX RSL seamlessly come together to create an exceptionally fast and nimble cross country race bike. Available Fall 2011.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jerome a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2012

Strengths:    light - fast - nimble - responsive - complaint - aggressive .... fast, efficient, comfortable

Weaknesses:    none for whom looking for the ultimate hardtail

Bottom Line:   
The bike is the epitome for whom is looking for the ultimate hard tail.
The design is just perfect, the bike is perfectly balanced, it rides miraculously doesn't matter what you through at it and at what speed you evolve.
A great investment the best you can do you will enjoy it for years to come.

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Favorite Trail:   french Alps around Annecy

Duration Product Used:   2

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   PicaroCycleWorks Fra

Similar Products Used:   Seven Sola None of those made in China little stuff that are the illusion of the experience a bike should give to you

Bike Setup:   XTR, Fox Terralogic, CK hubs, NoTubes rimes, Nobi Nic tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by macdezoo a Racer from Denver

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2011

Strengths:    flawless handling, stiff and fast.

Bottom Line:   
Carbon bikes are fads and only last 1-2 years if you really ride them. I sold my A9C after every scandium frame cracked. I wasn't going to wait for the carbon to fail so I bought timeless mountain bike. The Moots is and amazing ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Buffalo creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   Cycle to fitness Mic

Similar Products Used:   Air 9 carbon

Bike Setup:   17"RSL with Lefty fork, edge components and wheels, Sram XX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by OriginalDonk a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2011

Strengths:    Amazing climber, comfortable and confident descender. Frame balance and geometry (not twitchy/nervous or slow), weight, durability, craftsmenship, incorporation of new technologies (PF BB30, tapered headtube). Incredibly balanced.

Weaknesses:    Have not found any though some may say price. I went through two scandium hardtail 29ers and spent the same. Could have gone Moots and been good to go.

Bottom Line:   
Extremely balanced result of Moots doing the 29er hardtail thing for 20 years. You always hear about the welds, and with good reason, but the ride is exceptional. Very stiff titanium bike with the material's trademark "liveliness." Extremely light and responsive with tapered head tube and PF BB30. My best attempt to describe "liveliness" is that the material somehow responds to shifts in body weight that help you make transitions. Decided to go Ti after a stint with Scandium and am extremely happy. The Moots crew are extremely helpful and love their products. Some may claim that I'm trying to justify my purchase. I don't believe I need to as the frame speaks for itself. This is my XC race, enduro, and all day epic bike and it has done extremely well for me in the past 3 months.

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Favorite Trail:   Lawndale

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Similar Products Used:   Niner Air 9 Scandium, Air 9 Carbon, Orbea Alma, Lynskey Pro29, Santa Cruz High Ball

Bike Setup:   19" Mooto X RSL, Fox F29 Kashima Float taken down to 80mm, full SRAM XX, King inset headset, Moots Open Trail stem, Edge bars, I9 Enduro hubs laced to Stans Crest wheels, Maxxis Ikon EXO 2.2 f/r, Selle Italia SL-R saddle, Moots setback post, egg beater pedals.

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Mooto x RSL 2012 and XTR 2 x10

G'day, I recently ordered a Mooto X RSL and have subsequently heard that shimano 2 x 10 XTR cranks with 28/40 tooth chainrings are not compatible [I know adapters are required for the pressfit 30 BB to allow a 24mm crank to be used] meaning you have to use the XTR 'trail' cranks. So I'm wonder ... Read More »

My Moots Mooto X RSL

Here is my Moots Mooto X RSL. It's the 2012 model but I had it made with the single downtube bend instead of 2. I've been building it up for a few weeks and getting it all dialed in and finally got a few shots out in the wild. Forgive the dirt, I'm horrible at cleaning up for glamour shots… rather b ... Read More »

2012 vs. 2011 Moots Mooto X RSL

The newly announced RSL now has a double bend in the down tube (one at the head tube and the other at the bottom bracket). Other than aesthetics would there be advantages (or disadvantages) to the second bend at the BB (I know the curve at the HT is for fork crown clearance). Also, I heard that th ... Read More »

Mooto X RSL 29er rider feedback needed

All, I am in the market for a 29er Ti. Thinking about a Mooto X RSL 29er. Not too many reviews or rider feedback available. Would like to get some from the folks here. Currently riding an A9C Medium. In my country (Israel) I know of one of those bikes but do not have the contact for the g ... Read More »

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