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FRAME: Moots Mooto-X YBB 10th Anniversary Limited Edition (20 inch)
FORK: Fox Float 29 World Championship Limited Edition (15mm QR axle)
HEADSET: Chris King Hans Rey World Championship Special Edition Wheels4Life Dreadset (1-1/8)
STEM: Edge Enve Composite and Titanium Weaved/Hardware
HANDLEBAR: Edge Enve Composite & Easton EC90 Bar Ends
GRIPS: Oury (clamp-on) and The Shadow Conspiracy (bar ends)
BRAKESET: Shimano XTR & Scrub Rotors (180mm front and 160mm rear)
SHIFTERS: Shimano XTR (10 speed)
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR M980 (top pull)
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR (10 speed)
CASSETTE: Shimano XTR (10 speed) & Wolf Components
CRANKSET: Shimano M980 (175mm) and Rotor Q-Rings
CHAIN: KMC X10SL (Gold)
PEDALS: Shimano XTR M985
SADDLE: Prologo Nago EVO X10 (Titanium and Carbon)
SEATPOST: Moots Cinch Titanium Layback
WHEELSET: ENVE XC, Chris King Components Hubs, DT Swiss Aero Spokes
TIRES: Onza Canis Skinwalls and Stan's NoTubes Kit
The components list for that Moots build looks great. But somehow, the geometry, the clash of colours, the bar ends, the high front end and spacers, the short seatpost extension, the sticker overload and maybe even the camera angle makes the whole less than the sum of the parts. Can't quite put my finger on why, but this one isn't doing it for me. Just looks a bit too 'busy'.
Sure it rides nicely and clearly a lot of thought has gone into the very precise spec, but for some reason it just looks a bit wrong altogether. Gold chain, non standard black chainrings, white cable housing, red granny cog, pink end caps, multi-colored fork decals, red Moots accents, rasta headset, blue seatpost head, gum wall tires. Just a bit too much going on for me. The Moots decals were limited to the anniversary bikes, but they would sing more with less noise around them.
Just my opinion, and each to their own, but I guess posting a bike on a forum for all to see potentially attracts some good and some bad comments, so sorry for sounding like a party pooper.
I know I sound boring, but ti looks classy with all black components and highlights and a 'less is more' approach to decals. As a taller rider of larger bikes myself, I concede that a geometry that fits is also not always the most aesthetically pleasing, and I would always go for fit before looks, but in this case, the end result does lack something in terms of being appealing to the eye.
Cranks, fork, wheels, group... okay, I'm not sure I can find a single thing on your bike where I could recommend an upgrade. Incredible.
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