Frameset: Carbon Fiber, 118mm Travel
Rear Shock: Rockshox SIDLux Trunnion 185×47.5mm  
Rear Axle: 148mm
Seatpost Diameter: 30.9mm
Seat Clamp: DEED 34.9mm
Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
Headset Spec: ZS44/ZS56
Fork Travel: 120mm
Recommended Axle to Crown: 561mm
Hanger: UDH
Wheel Size: 29″
Max Tire Width: 2.35″
Intended Use: XC/Marathon

The MoBu, a project led and designed by co-owner and PYGA founder, Patrick Morewood, is the company’s dream and ambition to build the best quality bike in the world using techniques never seen in bicycle manufacturing. The name MoBu is derived from the Sesotho word meaning “soil” or “of the earth”.

Designed with input from PYGA Euro Steel pro-riders and Heinrich Wichmann of Blackstone Tek, who are world leaders in the production of high-performance carbon fiber wheels and components for brands including Ducati, MV Agusta, Arch, Norton, Vuhl and Ariel Atom. The design protocol for MoBu was to improve on their already successful Stage model and to future proof the design. The manufacture of the MoBu will be uncompromising in its execution and provide the ultimate control and fun-factor for amateur and pro riders alike, whilst minimising waste material from manufacture.

Project MoBu is the realisation of a dream to build the best carbon fiber mountain bikes in the world. In order to fulfil this dream, we needed to find a manufacturing partner who shared our passion for innovation and our belief that things can always be done better. Incredibly, we found such a partner right here in South Africa, Blackstone Tek. Throughout the MoBu project PYGA has had access to Blackstone Tek’s unique and proprietary manufacturing techniques that have resulted in a frame that has unparalleled quality, strength and rideability.

Our plan has always been to produce our own bikes right here in South Africa. However, this was not an easy task to accomplish especially when it comes to carbon fiber frames. We’ve always believed in South Africa’s ability to be able to produce some of the best products in the world, as shown by the country’s production of military aircraft and equipment in the 1980’s.

“We’re so confident in Blackstone Tek’s method and precision of manufacturing that we will be offering a lifetime warranty on frame and bearings”

The frame holds two full size water bottles, has a lower shock mount flip-chip and will run a 185mm x 47.5mm length Rockshox Ultimate on the XC/Marathon setup.


In addition to a 148mm boost rear end, the drive-side is offset by 2.5mm to improve the chain-line and rear wheel stiffness while allowing the use of a standard wheel in emergencies.

There’s a two bolt ISCG 05 chain guide mount and all pivots use additionally sealed double-row full complement bearings.

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MOBU ST – 120mm rear travel, 120mm front   
ForkRockshox SID Ultimate 120mmRockshox SID Ultimate 120mmRockshox SID Select + 120mm
BrakesSram Level UltimateSram Level TLMSram Level TL
RotorsSram Centerline 160Sram Centerline 160Sram Centerline 160
Rear DeraileurSram XX1 Eagle AXSSram XX1 EagleSram GX Eagle
Rear ShifterSram XX1 Eagle AXSSram XX1 EagleSram GX Eagle
CranksetSram XX1 Eagle GreySram XX1 EagleTruvativ Stylo Carbon
Bottom BracketSram DUBSram DUBSram DUB
CassetteSram XX1 Eagle RainbowSram XX1 EagleSram GX Eagle
ChainSram XX1 EagleSram XX1 EagleSram GX Eagle
Wheels AlloyDeed XMT25Deed XMT25Deed XMT25
Wheels CarbonSouth Industries XC, DT240 HUBSSouth Industries XC, DT240 HUBSSouth Industries XC, DT240 HUBS
TiresMaxxis Rekon RaceMaxxis Rekon RaceMaxxis Rekon Race
HeadsetCane Creek ZS44/ZS56Cane Creek ZS44/ZS56Cane Creek ZS44/ZS56
HandlebarsLYNE Carbon FlatLYNE Carbon FlatDeed Alloy flat bar
StemDeed alloy 80mmDeed alloy 80mmDeed alloy 80mm
GripsDeed Spiral Lock-onDeed Spiral Lock-onDeed Spiral Lock-on
SaddleDeed Cro-MoDeed Cro-MoDeed Cro-Mo
SeatpostDeed XMT RaceDeed XMT RaceDeed XMT
Upgrade to BikeYoke Revive/DivineR5,000R5,000R5,000
Upgrade to Reverb AXSR17,000R17,000R17,000
Complete Alloy wheelsR159,995.00R149,995.00R129,995.00
Complete Carbon wheelsR179,995.00R169,995.00R149,995.00
Frameset Retail PriceR85,000.00  


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