Curious if you've had a chance to install a rear wheel w/ rubber on it. And if so, how's the tire clearance look? Thinking long and hard about a Mooto-X especially if I could squeeze one of the new 2.3 WTB's later this fall/winter when they come out. Thanks for the reply.
I did go ahead and put my disc wheels with cyclocross tires on there just to get the bike standing up. I am quite certain there won't be any clearance issues. Thier early pre-production prototype (circa 2001) model had trouble with clearance, but the new production ones are issue free...of course I don't know if that means you can run not-yet-produced-big-DH tires on there or not....personally, I'm a hold-out that beleives large meats have no place on a 29er, so it's kindof a wash for me...I'll not run anything larger than a Nanoraptor.
I'm literally just waiting on the V-brake wheels. Which by the way, I spent a few hrs in the shop the other day and laced them up myself, which was my first time, and I have to admit rather satisfying. I cut my own spokes, etc.etc. I needed some pretty detailed instruction on the first wheel, but the 2nd I did by myself. Now I'm literally waiting for them to be tensioned and trued, which I don't think I can just "learn" in an hour at the shop. I went 15g straight DT spokes, brass nips, 3 cross, and it's a 32H wheelset. Finaly weight on the digital gram scales (no skewers or rim tape):
Pretty hefty, but hopefully strong, stiff, and true.