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"El Whatever"
18,889 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi crew...

Post here all your Motolite's along with the most detailed specs and set-up you can.
Data like seatpost, front derailleur, BB and other relevant sizes is even more welcome.


Bike to the Bone...
8,290 Posts
Ok, heres my current setup:
-Medium Moto Lite, gunmetal gray
-Soon: FR Lowers
-Fork: Rock Shox Revelation 426 U turn (no poplock)
-Crankset: Shimano Hone, 175mm
-Front der: Shimano XT
-Rear der: Shimano XT, new low-normal type
-Chain: Shimano HG-something, I think its XT level
-Cassette: Again, Shimano XT
-Shifters: Shimano Hone integrated shifters
-Brakes: disc brakes, guess which brand... Shimano XT
-Wheelset: Mavic Crosslands
-Stem: Thomson X4 silver 100mm 100degree rise
-Handlebar: Easton EA50 OS Monkeybar, 27" wide
-Seatpost: Raceface Atlas
-Saddle: Selle San Marcos Arami Gelaround
-Computer: Cateye Enduro 8
-Front tire: Kenda Nevegal Stick-E 2.35
-Rear tire: (soon) Kenda Nevegal DTC 2.1
-Pedals: Shimano 647, really happy with them :thumbsup:

Edit: Model year: 2005

Edit: The pic shows my Fox Talas Fork, which soon is going to be tested/replaced? by the Revelation


126 Posts
My MotoLite setup...

2006 Motolite Medium Blue with Fox RP3 shock
RockShox Revelation 426 U-Turn no PopLoc in black, 100-130mm travel
Chris King headset, silver
Thomson X4 stem, 90mm, 0deg, black
Thomson Elite seatpost, 330mm, black
SDG Bel-Air RL saddle, Snow Leopard (!!)
Avid Juicy 7 brakes, 185mm Front, 160mm Rear
Easton EC70 MonkeyLite CNT carbon bars, 31.8mm, black
Ergon grips
Shimano XT shifters, black
Shimano XT front mech, top pull, top swing (?)
Shimano XT rear mech, long-cage, low-normal(?)
Shimano XT cassette
Shimano XT crankset, Hollowtech II with integrated exo. BB
SRAM PC951 chain with gold PowerLink
Crank Bros. EggBeater SL pedals (recently changed from Time ATACs)
Wheels: Mavic XC717 on Hope Pro II with Kore Ti skewers
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 or Trailraker 2.1 or Cinder 2.25 depending on conditions.

All in all, a GREAT bike!

Other stats:

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs with gear
Air pressures: rear 120 psi
front + 85 psi
front - 90 psi (all approx. - still experimenting)


220 Posts
2006 Motolite Large Grey w/ 06 Fox Float RP3
2006 Fox TALAS RLC
Race Face Deus XC Headset
Shimano XT M760 Crankset, 175mm crankarms
SRAM PG-990 Cassette
SRAM PC-991 Cross Step chain
Shimano XT M760 front derailleur
SRAM X-0 long cage rear derailleur
SRAM X-0 Twist shifters
Hope M4 disc brakes, front 183mm rear 160mm
DT Swiss 240s hubs
DT Swiss XR 4.1D rims
DT Swiss Competition spokes
Geax Sturdy 2.25 tires, folding bead
Truvativ Team Carbon handlebars
Thomson X4 stem 0 deg 90mm
Thomson Elite seatpost 27.2x330mm
WTB Pure V Stealth saddle
Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL pedals
28 lbs with sealant in the tubes.

509 Posts
* Rider Height & Inseam: 5'11"/33"
* Year & Frame Size: ’05 Large
* Fork: Fox Talas RLC (soon to be PUSH’d)
* Brakes: Avid BB 7’s
* Cranks: Shimano XT M760 Integrated w/ Salsa Bash Guard
* Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
* Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9
* Pedals: Shimano 959
* Stem: Thomson 0 degrees, 90mm
* Handlebar: Syncros Gain CF
* Seatpost: Thomson w/ Hope QR clamp
* Saddle: WTB Pure V
* Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT integrated
* Cassette: Shimano XT
* Headset: Chris King
* Grips: Oury Lock-Ons/Hope Bar Plugs
* Front Tire: Continental Vertical Pro 2.3
* Front Rim: Stans Olympic
* Front Hub/Skewer: WTB Laser Disc Lite/Salsa Flip-Off
* Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
* Rear Rim: Stans Olympic
* Rear Hub/Skewer: WTB Laser Disc Lite/Salsa Flip-Off


695 Posts
Sure, I'll bite...

* 2006 MotoLite, Gray
* SRAM X.0 triggers
* SRAM X.0 RD, med cage
* XT Cassette
* XTR Chain
* Race Face Deuce crankset
* Crank Bros Candy SL pedals
* Fox RP3 rear shock
* Fox TALUS fork (90-130mm)
* Hope XC Pro II hubs
* Hope skewers
* Mavic 819 UST rims
* DT Swiss SL spokes
* Alloy nipples
* Kenda Blue Groove UST 2.1 front tire
* Maxxis Larsen TT UST 2.0 rear tire
* Thompson Elite, setback seatpost
* Salsa seatpost clamp
* Specialized Avatar saddle
* Chris King headset
* Thompson 100mm, 5 degree rise stem
* Easton Carbon MonkeyLite XC riser bars
* Hayes HFX Mag brakes (7" rotor in the front 6" in the rear)
* ODI lock on grips

That pretty much sums it up.

12 Posts
My setup

Small 05 Moto Lite, blue
-Fork: Manitou Minute 3 with IT
-Crankset: Shimano XT, 175mm
-Front der: Shimano XT
-Rear der: Sram X.9
-Chain: Wippermann Connex 9X1
-Cassette: Shimano XT
-Shifters: Sram X.9
-Brakes: Shimano XT 2003 (dual piston)
-Hubs: DT 340 Disk
-Rims: Mavic 819 Disk UST
-Spokes: DT comp
-Stem: Ritchey WCS
-Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon
-Seatpost: Ritchey WCS
-Saddle: Titus
-Headset: Ritchey WCS
-Front tire: Continetal Gravity UST
-Rear tire: IRC Mibro UST
-Pedals: Shimano 540

2,186 Posts
2006 medium Grey ML

weight:165-170 pounds

Chris King/ Mavic 819/Salsa
Conti vertical Pro 2,3 front/ conti explorer 2,1 rear
Old style XT gruppo (from my previous bike- Santa Cruz SL)
Avid BB7 (185F/160R)
Thompson seatpost
Salsa QR
Monkey lite low riser bar
Yeti lock on grips
Talas RLC 2005 (about 60-70 PSI)
WTB laser V
959 Pedals (change them to Candy's SL)
Race Face stem 100mm
XTR chain

RP3 (still playing with air to set up-130/140 PSI)
Total weight: 28,5 pounds

Me like it so far :thumbsup:


874 Posts
ML Hungary


Small 06 Moto Lite, matte grey

-Fork: Rock Shox Reba race team
-Crankset: Race Face Ride XC
-Front der: Shimano LX gold edition
-Rear der: Sram X.9
-Chain: Sram 9 something
-Cassette: Sram 9something
-Shifters: Sram X.7
-Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 carbon
-Hubs: Shimano XT
-Rims: Mavic 717 Disk
-Spokes: DT comp
-Stem: Race Face Evolve XC
-Handlebar: Race Face Deus XC
-Seatpost: Thomson elite
-Saddle: WTB
-Headset: Cane Creek
-Tires: Specialized Adrenaline Pro 2,0
-Pedals: Shimano 520


55 Posts
06 Large ML

I'm sure I'll forget something...

  • 2006 Large ML, Blue
  • Fox Talas R
  • Mavic Crossmax Enduro Wheels
  • Fox RP3
  • Avid BB7 Brakes, 6" in rear, 8" up front
  • SRAM X.9 RD
  • Shimano XT Front DR
  • SRAM X.0 Twist Shift
    • Chris King Navy Headset
  • XT Cranks
  • Eggbeater SL Pedals
  • XT Cassette
  • Thomson Elite Setback Seat Post
  • Fizik Gobi Saddle (Doesn't the blue match nicely?) :thumbsup:
  • Easton Low Riser Bar
  • Easton Stem
  • Cateye Micro Wireless Computer
  • Kenda Nevegal UST Tires


I rode 'Whistler XC'
507 Posts
06 Blue Large

Rider: 5'11", 160pounds, 33" inseam
Rear shock:Manitou 3Way Swinger - Main: 105psi, Platform: 60psi, rebound: 7clicks
Fork: Fox Talas RLC - 65psi, rebound and compression at minimum
H/set: Chris King
H/bar: Easton MonkeyLite
Stem: Thomson Elite 100mm 5 deg 1x 10mm spacer
Post: Thomson Elite 410mm 8 inches out
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Crank: RaceFace Deus X-Type
Pedals: Shimano PD-M959 (considering Eggbeaters)
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (Goodrich hoses coming soon)
Shifters: Sram X-9 (X.0 coming soon)
Rr der: Sram X.0
FR der: XTR
Cassette: XT (Sram 990 next time round)
Chain: XT
Hubs: Chris King ISO
Rims: Mavic XC717 (DT 5.1 coming soon)
Spokes: DT Revolution (Comp's coming soon)
QRs: Kore
Tyres: Bontrager Jones 2.3 with Stan's
Grips: ODI Lock-on

Sorry for the bad pic....taken with a cellphone ;)
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20 Posts
Bike: Titus Med ML, Blue w/ RP3 (11.5 mm sag @ 170 psi)
Rider: 5'10", 210 lb, 32" inseam
Fork: Fox Talas RLC (27 mm sag @ 100 psi)
Shifters: SRAM X9 Twist
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thompson Elite 110 mm
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Brakes: Avid BB7 (185 Front/160 Rear)
Brake Levers: Avid SD7
Crankset: Race Face Diabolous
Cassette: SRAM PG-980
Chain: SRAM 991
Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkeybar
Grips: ODI Lockjaw
Pedals: Time ATAK XS
Seat: WTB V-Ti SLT
QR: Salsa
Hubs: Hadley
Rims: DT Swiss 5.1
Spokes: DT Swiss
Wheels: Kenda Nevegal 2.1

9,469 Posts
2005 motolite frame with FR lowers, medium, grey
Fox RP3, Pushed, 160psi
Marzocchi AM SL 130-150 fork (old Z1 pictured) 35psi pos/tst, 150psi negative spring, 140mm travel
King headset and hubs, salsa skewers
mavic xm819 rims with 2.0 spokes
sram X.9 drivetrain
raceface square taper cranks, 22/34/salsa bash ring
shimano XT 12-34 cassette
shimano UN-72 BB
shimano XT F. der.
shimano xt SPD's
gravity dropper 3-position 4" drop seatpost
selle italia flite saddle
thomsen 70mm stem
easton monkeylight DH bars, 28" width, 1" rise
shimano M755 4-piston brakes with hope braided hoses
braking 8" front rotor, shimano 6" rear
yeti lock-on grips
tires swapped for conditions, always UST and usually large and heavy


No known cure
4,551 Posts
My better half's ride...

2005 small Pink Motolite w/ stock Fox RP3, tabs faced, aluminum der hanger, all frame bolts replaced w/ Ti
Fork- 2003 Fox Talas, Pushed, tabs faced
Brakes- XTR levers and calipers, Magura Marta 180/160 rotors, Ti mounting and rotor bolts
Shifters- XTR Dual Controls
Cranks- XTR 170mm w/ XT spider and rings, Ti chainring bolts
F der- XTR w/ Ti clamp, cable & high/low bolts
R der- XTR w/ Ti pully, high/low, cable & B tension bolts
Pedals- Crank Bro's Candy SLs w/ Ti spindles
Stem- Race Face Deus XC 90*x5* w/ Ti steerer & face plate bolts
Handlebar- Easton monkeylite XC riser, trimmed down
Seat post- Syncros Ti road post w/ Thomson rail clamps, Ti bolts
Seat post collar- M2 racer w/ Ti bolt
Saddle- WTB Laser She w/ Ti rails
BB- XTR Octalink w/ Ti crank bolts
Cassette- XTR Ti
Headset- King with Ti lower race and Ti cap bolt
Grips- Salsa Chile Peppers, trimmed down
Tires- Michellin XCR Dry 2.0 w/ Stans
Rims- Mavic X222 anodised blue
Spokes- DT comps w/ pink nips
Hubs- DT Hugi
QRs- Salsa stainless steel
Bottle cage- Ringle
Weight- just under 24.75lbs

Rider info- 5'3", 31" inseam, 109 lbs


897 Posts
06 Motolite

Ok, heres my current setup:
-06 Medium Moto Lite, gray (actually looks like dull black)
-Fork: 05 Pushed Talas (90-130mm)
-Crankset: Shimano XT Hallowtech II
-Front der: Shimano XTR
-Rear der: Shimano XT
-Chain: XTR
-Cassette: Shimano XT
-Shifters: Shimano XT
-Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 Carbon
-Wheelset: Mavic SL Disc
-Stem: No name, soon to be Ritchy Pro 110mm
-Handlebar: Easton
-Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
-Saddle: Specialized Avatar
-Front tire: Continental Vertical Pro 2.3
-Rear tire: Maxxis Mobster 2.1 (Exception Series)
-Pedals: Shimano 540

"El Whatever"
18,889 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Here's some info... anybody correct me if I'm wrong.

Shock Lenght: XS and S ML's use a 6.5" eye-to-eye and a 1.5" stroke.
M and L take a 7.875 eye-to-eye and a 2" stroke.

Seat post size: 27.2mm on all Moto Lite's ('05 and '06)

FD clamp is 31.8. Front Derailler is top pull/top swing

Seat post clamp: 31.8mm

Grand Poobah
265 Posts
Pink Motolite frame with Fox RP3 shock
Fox Talas fork
Chris King pink headset & spacers
Ritchey WCS stem
Moots ti flat bars
ODI lock-on grips
Avid Juicy 7 brakes
Thomson post
WTB Pure V Stealth saddle
Salsa flip-lock collar
Race Face Deus X-Type cranks
E-13 Chainring 38T and bashguard
Crank Brothers Mallet M pedals
Nokon shift cables
Michelin tires
Spinergy Xyclone front wheel
Rear wheel: Rohloff hub, Mavic 819 rim
Rohloff shifter, OEM2 plate, Speedbone, Tensioner, 16T cog
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