Lust List: Moots Rogue YBB Frame

Lust List: Moots Rogue YBB Frame

Perhaps it’s the invigorating, rarified air of Steamboat Springs, CO, where Moots is based. Or maybe it’s just their love of cycling and OCD-level attention to detail. But the new Rogue YBB mountain bike frame ($3,495) may be the mountain bike frame to end all mountain bike frames. The hand-built all-titanium rig comes with YBB soft-tail pivotless suspension that delivers just more than one inch of travel in the rear for hours-long comfort on cross-country rides. The curved down tube accommodates 27.5-inch tires—ideal for cross-country cycling, while the curved top tube and strutted seat tube are configured to deliver superior stand-over clearance. But it’s the details—the near-seamlessly welding, the careful buffering and decaling, the sexy curves in the bike that are lovingly cold-bent by hand to not compromise the metal’s strength—that really make this frame (and the others in the Moots line) stand apart from most stock bike frames. Now available in eight stock sizes. —Nathan Borchelt

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