2017 Moots Mountaineer 27.5 YBB
Though we all can typically carve out an hour or two a day to ride our bikes, it takes real planning and commitment to head out for days on end, taking only what you can carry on your bike. For those adventures you want to have a really reliable companion as your bike of choice. Let us suggest you take a long hard look at the Moots Mountaineer 27.5 YBB.
Mountaineer by name and mountaineer by nature, this is a bike that has been given the geometry of a cross country bike, as well as a 27.5 plus wheel capabilities, so you can make it go fast in the toughest conditions. You will easily be able to fit some 2.8 inch tires on for serious traction over the muddiest trails, while 3.0 inch tires will also fit well if you are expecting dry dusty terrain to be your main course. The frame has been designed around a front suspension fork with 120mm of travel, so you can count on keeping your cool over the bumpiest trails. Something else that will set this apart from your typical trail bike is the soft-tail YBB design that Moots has perfected. The shock being integrated into the rear triangle offers a nice amount of cushioning traction at the back without adding the weight or complexity of a full suspension pivot system with all it’s hardware and moving parts. This is a durable setup that is unlikely to leave you stranded in the middle of the wilderness, inopportunely cutting short your long-planned bikepacking adventure.
There is also the possibility to fix some 29 inch wheels with up to 2.25 inch tires if you want to shed a little of the rotational weight that the plus sized tires might add, and enter you and the Mountaineer in a 24 hour marathon event, for instance. This is a bike that wants to give you options. It is not about to be pigeonholed as one type of bike or another; it will be prepared to do the sort of trail riding you want to do. With the excellent ride quality you can expect from the specially titanium tubing, and the sharp handling promoted by the sturdy headtube with its 44mm diameter, this will be a bike that can be trusted in all sorts of hairy situations.
Coming standard in four sizes and with customization available, the Moots Mountaineer 27.5 YBB will quickly become your favorite bike for every trail. It will be your reliable companion for extended bikepacking holidays, and can easily be turned into an efficient marathoner, not to mention just be a blast on your hour long lunchtime rides. Depending on how you see yourself using this bike, it can be customized to include a third bottle mount, fender and rack mounts and even an internal dropper post.
Rear Triangle: Titanium
Fork Axle: 15mm thru x 110mm Boost
Fork Travel Range: 120mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
Bottom Bracket Type: 73mm threaded
Cable Routing Brake: External
Cable Routing Shifter: External
Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Top pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 27.5”, 29”
Brake Mount Type: Post mount
Seatpost Diameter: 30.9mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm Boost
Sizes: 18.5” SM | 19.5” MD | 21” LG | 23” XL |
Weight: 1900g | 4.19lbs