The YT MOB takes on enduro racing with its rider UNCAGED program

YT MOB team pushing their new mountain bikes uphill
(Image credit: YT Industries)

Last week, YT Industries announced the return of the YT Mob mountain bike team with an expanded lineup that would go beyond just racing the best downhill mountain bikes

YT said they would be redefining its mountain bike team, and that 2023 will see all their athletes and ambassadors racing and riding underneath the same flag. 2023 marks the MOB’s expansion into the Enduro World Cup, a series at the forefront of the sport combining speed, endurance, and technical ability and their elite roster features three heavy hitters: Jack Moir, Christian Textor, and Kasper Woolley.

Christian Textor riding his YT mountain bike downhill

YT will compete in the enduro world cup (Image credit: YT Industries)

The MOB looks to break tradition and unlike any other team on the circuit have invested in performance that resonates throughout their UNCAGED program; the athletes have a dedicated performance manager on-hand to ensure their physical and mental development aligns with their personal goals.

The UNCAGED strategy is unique and allows the team riders to use whatever products maximize their performance. Throughout the season and various test camps, the riders can test products from different manufacturers, ensuring they're on the best possible setup for their riding needs.

Jack Moir sending it on a YT Industries bike

The UNCAGED program allows riders to select their own components (Image credit: YT Industries)

As they met up for their winter test camp some of the new squad members spoke of their excitement about joining the YT MOB.

"I’m super stoked to join the YT MOB. It’s clear that they’re keen to win and have put together a professional program with support from every possible angle. On top of that, we have the option to use whatever components we want. I couldn’t pass up that opportunity." said Jack Moir, the 2021 World enduro champion.

Kasper Woolley on his YT Industries mountain bike

(Image credit: YT Industries)

“My main goal was to spend a lot of time on the bike and to get to know the team! The UNCAGED strategy allows us to choose any components, so I was hoping to narrow down my options and get a good base to build on throughout the season. In the end, we surpassed my expectations for the week. I found a solid suspension setup with RockShox and tested some geometry changes (longer seat stay/reach and angle adjustments). I feel super confident on the bike and I’m already keen for round one in Tasmania.”  added Christian Textor.

Jack Moir bike check

Jack Moir's YT mountain bike

(Image credit: YT Industries)
  • Height and weight: 186cm / 83kg
  • Frame: YT Capra 29” XL (-5mm shorter seat stay from L frame)
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate 180mm (75psi, 1 token)
  • Shock: RockShox SuperDeluxe Ultimate 177psi
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / 25psi / Maxxis DHR 2.4 / 28psi
  • Cockpit: Renthal Fatbar 31.8mm 40mm rise and 760mm wide / Renthal Apex stem 50mm
  • Cranks: SRAM X01 170mm, 32t
  • Pedals: Crankbrother Mallet DH
  • Drivetrain: SRAM AXS X01
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC / 220mm Roto

Christian Textor bike check

YT mountain bike

(Image credit: YT Industries)
  • Height and weight: 183cm / 79kg
  • Frame: YT Capra 29” L (+5mm longer seat stay, from XL frame)
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate 180mm, special Charger 3 cartridge (65psi, 0 tokens, HSC -4, LSC -11, LSR -8)
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil with special Tune (low compression) (375 spring, HSC0, LSC -3, LSR-9, HBO-0)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
  • Tires: Continental Kryptotal (DH casing, Super Soft) 1.45bar / 1.65bar
  • Cockpit: Renthal Fatbar 31.8mm 30mm rise and 760mm wide / Renthal Apex stem 50mm
  • Cranks: SRAM X01 170mm with Ochain (32t, 9 degrees in the OChain)
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH

Kasper Wooley bike check

YT Industries mountain bike in yellow

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  • Height and weight: 172cm / 65kg
  • Frame: YT Capra MX M, (+5mm shorter seat stay from XL frame)
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate 180mm, (54psi, 0 tokens, HSC 0, LSC -4, LSR -10)
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate (150psi, HSC 0, LSC -1, LSR-13)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 / Maxxis DHR 2.4
  • Cockpit: Renthal Fatbar 31.8mm 30mm rise and 750mm wide / Renthal Apex stem 40mm
  • Cranks: SRAM X01 170mm 
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH
  • Drivetrain: SRAM AXS X01
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR (Galfer 200mm rotors and pads)

For more Information on the YT MOB and all their mountain bike range check out YT Industries (opens in new tab).

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

An award-winning photographer, when not riding a bike, he can be found at the side of a cyclocross track or a downhill mountain bike world championship shooting the action. Paul has been the founder, editor and senior writer for Proper Cycling magazine that has seen him travel the world interviewing some of the biggest names in mountain biking and writing about some of the biggest cycling brands.

Rides: Scott Spark RC Team Issue, Ribble 725, Bergamont Grandurance Elite

Height: 176cm

Weight: 85kg