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    Mojo HD 650 Build

    Let the games begin! Still waiting on the wheels, BB, Stem and Bars
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    I'd call it a great start! I am building one, too; let's see who finishes his first. What fork do you plan to use?

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    I've got the 650b talas waiting for the stem to attach it with. What are you going with?

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    I have not decided yet if I want to run it as 140 or 160 so I went with a cheap Lyrik U-Turn as a temporary solution. When the XFusion 2013 models are out, I will be ready.

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    The fox is pretty awesome. Some suspension purists get all twisted that it is not as infinitely tunable, me I just want to set it and forget it. Tires are a bigger issue,neos are all out I had to buy from Europe and they were 180 shipped.

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    Ouch! The Neo situation feels like bait and switch - they get you interested in 650b but when you finally need them, there are nowhere to be found! At least they last for a while, I have close to 1.1k miles on my front tire and it is still in a pretty OK shape.

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    Yeah I hear they are awesome. Nobby nic got great reviews from grams light bikes but as he told me they will be out in October? Also could be a mojo had clearance issue. I hope mojo builds a 650b rear triangle that we can swap out and limit the shock mods in 160 mode

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    It will be worth the wait! I put some miles on my recently 650b'd HD and like it a lot.

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    Still waiting for the "keystone" shipment so I made some headway and did what I could..... Installed the fd
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    Got what seem to be one of the last pairs of neos in tonight. Ups says the keystone shipment is ais. Getting closer
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    Smile

    Shipment due in today feels like Christmas morning. Put rd on mixed in some yumeya parts from the 970 days. Turns out there is no difference between 10/9 SPd jockeys.
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    Also worked out the shock travel mod as I am running in 160 mode. Started with 1/8 inch worth of fiber washers from Home Depot. I am worried that the fiber will swell but its worth giving it a shot. Mod was easy let the air out, grab can and twist to unscrew. Carefully draw can down shaft then pull washer and oring down as well. These will physically limit the shaft travel as opposed to the volume reduction kit that sits above the shaft and makes the piston action more progressive but not any less travel. Last steps are to carefully re tighten can and then some tape over possible rub areas. I'll check the bottom out before reinflating.
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    Those are some nice components. My build is simpler and I finished it last night and rode it this morning for the first time!

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    Awesome how was the ride? Ps I guess you won the build race damn you ups

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    Mostly very slippery. I rode out in fog after four days of rain. All the roots and rocks and wooden bridges were wet and slimey but I like the feeling and traction of the DW-Link suspection a lot. It made me grin.

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    Put in a whole bunch of work to the chagrin of my wife
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    Enve makes excellent stuff
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    Don't forget the necessary tools to run the wheels tubeless
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    Weird how the special disc bolts are the same bit as deck screws
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    Coming along not in love with the controlls set up thinking may have to go for the integration kit for the shifter set. Between the short brake levers and having to put the Ks control inside its a reach to keep the hands out wide. I'll take her for a ride and see soon.
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    Can't wait to swing a leg over her. Bottomed the shock without pressurizing clearance was perfect.
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    Wow that is a real nice build!

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    deofour,

    Can you post some pics of the rear tire clearence. I'm considering the same modification to 650B in the rear of my HD 160. I have already done the front. I'm running a Fox 36 Talas and love it.

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    This is a gorgeous build. Bravo on the HD. Makes me want to get one and go 650b!
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    Is that a Fox 34 Talas 27.5"?

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    Super nice build. What's the weight? I thinking of a VERY similar build and would like to keep it around 25 lbs.

    Also how is the BB height?

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    nice build and how it rides?

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    yes, dooooo tell. the Mojo is a bike i would like to have someday!

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    Boys and girls took her for her maiden voyage and wow o wow. I feel as if this bike takes a third of the energy to ride then my 26. Climbs about the same as my Klein floats over the rocks and the bike descends like Felix baumgarter. Warp speed this thing is a dream. I've never ridden anything like it. We've all read magazine reviews and I always kind of felt like it was verbiage to fill copy. I always felt it was more rider skill than anything. Not anymore this bike will bring anyone's game up a level. I was so moved I called Ibis to thank them. I can't load pictures right now for some reason but I will keep trying. If I can stop riding this thing for a minute.

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    Yes performs like a dream.

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    Clearance pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by deofour View Post
    descends like Felix baumgarter.
    What a great way to describe a bicycle. Bravo sir.
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    More clearance
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    Underside
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    Thanks I'm in love. In fact when I got home my wife asked me how it went to which I responded I thought I loved my high school girlfriend until I met my wife.

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    Congrats! Yes, I agree with your assessment, this bike makes you a better rider. Since your frame is brand new and real nice, I would invest in some clear film frame protection if I were you. Mine is old and beaten - rides great, looks like crap but I love it like an ugly child.

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    These clearance pictures look like there is little room for error. Have any of you had issues with mud or rocks getting caught between the frame/tire?
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    Amazing bike!

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    I just finished building mine and will be taking it's maiden voyage this afternoon...












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    whats the clearance with RR? 2.5 i assume. comparing to neo motos 2.3. how does it ride?

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    cmarshack, what wheels are those?

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    those look like chineese carbon ones. i am trying to convince myself that i dont need another pair of 650b wheels in carbon

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    Nice build cmarshack! I like the stealth look of those rims. Now go beat the shite out of them, we need some real QA test reports.

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    Spend the coin and get the enves. I did have a bit of bottom out on the seattube but nothing in the yolk of the rear triangle. I used some carbon paper I got from a friend and it set up well
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    Here's one of the seat tube divot
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    Finally got the pre maiden ride pic to load
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    Seriously beautiful bikes guys, instant baller status.

    Whats the weight down to on the final builds, either of you guys get it into the 25's?
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    whats the clearance with RR? 2.5 i assume. comparing to neo motos 2.3. how does it ride?
    It a 2.25 and so far I an not impressed at all. It keeps springing leaks and it not holding air well. This may be the reason that the sidewall feels like paper and just rolls over when powering through a turn but I was trying to keep about 28 lbs in it and I think based on my first ride I am going to have to run closer to 35 to keep it from rolling. Traction was not great either for the loose over hardpack that we have here in So Cal. I will give it a couple more rides before I completely diss it but so far, no good. The Neo on the other hand was the easiest tire I have ever converted to tubeless and and the traction seems pretty good although I had no confidence in my rear tire so I did not rail it that hard.

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    those look like chineese carbon ones. i am trying to convince myself that i dont need another pair of 650b wheels in carbon
    Yup these are the Light Bicycle hoops!

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    Nice build cmarshack! I like the stealth look of those rims. Now go beat the shite out of them, we need some real QA test reports.
    So far these things are awesome! You can feel the stiffness from the first pedal and they increase the point and shoot characteristics of the HD.

    Quote Originally Posted by deofour View Post
    Spend the coin and get the enves. I did have a bit of bottom out on the seattube but nothing in the yolk of the rear triangle. I used some carbon paper I got from a friend and it set up well
    The carbon protection tuned out great!

    As for spending the coin on the ENVE's I will have to take a different position. I can buy 6 carbon hoops for the same price as one ENVE hoop. That's 12 for the price of two or 10 replacement hoops instead of just owning two enve's. I know folks who have been running the 29er versions of these for over a year and they have been holding out very well. To each his own and you definitely win in the bling category, but I went a different direction.

    No one can argue that you have an awesome bike though!

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    More Ibis 650 art that rides as good as it looks. Ibis is asking for input on what their next 5 frames should be - 650br's chime in on the Ibis forum.

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    Idea!

    Rode again yesterday at a park noted for its technical difficulty and drops. Man I was clearing stuff like it wasn't there. This setup is so confidence inspiring its unbelievable. 2.5 hours in the saddle and my legs and rear could go out again for a ride today. No way that happens riding my 26 with the same saddle. Another observation is the lowest feat combos work much better must be the extra traction. Dialing in the wheels 18-20psi seems to be the sweet spot and still working the shock at 150 psi for 170 lb rider wt worked really well but still used all the travel too often. This setup is amazing if you can convert to 650b do it now.

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