I've just posted my comments on the riding characteristics of the Moots YBB 26, after a month of use.
In brief, the Moots YBB 26 eclipses any previous mountain bike I’ve owned or ridden. It is sheer joy to ride the YBB 26, and it brings a big grin to my face every time I ride it. My only regret is not owning one years ago. Even taking the cost into account (I pay for all my gear), the grins-to-dollar ratio is exceptionally high, easily higher than any mountain bike I’ve ever owned.
The YBB mechanism is superior to conventional rear suspension in every way for my style of riding with finesse and threading a line: better handling, absolutely minimal power loss when sprinting (tire pressure is more of an issue!), no maintenance for years, no rear suspension lockout hassles, plenty of comfort for landing after “air”, predictable balance on jumps, etc. I have zero regrets on the YBB mechanism, and am thrilled with how much more I prefer it over a conventional rear shock.
The Moots YBB 26 is an incredible ride. The reviews I’ve read elsewhere do not do it justice.
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