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    Brian Wins D.H. Race on Mojo

    For those of you who question the Mojos abilities on downhill!!!!



    What do you have to say now!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo1034
    For those of you who question the Mojos abilities on downhill!!!!

    What do you have to say now!!!!!
    All I can say is I wish I had the bendy leg moves of the guy in the background with the camera!

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    Lopes' setup

    So, my question is what is Lopes' bike setup?

    That is: fork, shock, wheels, and tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero
    So, my question is what is Lopes' bike setup?

    That is: fork, shock, wheels, and tires?
    You can see the bike in closer detail at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/stikman...7604024598452/
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=197910

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo1034
    For those of you who question the Mojos abilities on downhill!!!! What do you have to say now!!!!!
    Is it the Mojo's ability or the rider?

    If it is the Mojo, dude I'm gettin one tomorrow and bomb down that trail just like my hero
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    Sh..t! Lopes wins downhill on Blue Ibis.

    Sh...t! I knew the Blue Ibis's were the fast ones!....Anyone wanna buy a clear carbon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo1034
    For those of you who question the Mojos abilities on downhill!!!!


    What do you have to say now!!!!!
    I say that with the right rider, and maybe a little luck the bike is capable of winning a downhill race. What else is there to say?
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    That's a 66, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin
    That's a 66, right?
    No, it is the Rock Shox Lyrik U-Turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    No, it is the Rock Shox Lyrik U-Turn.
    Oh no, I'm pretty familiar with the Rock Shox product

    Was asking about the fork on Brian's bike - the blue Moj.
    Don't think it's a 55, I think it's a 66 ATA. Which is crazy, cuz that's a 140 to 160mm travel, 38mm stanchions fork. BIG.

    Can't wait for my SL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin
    Oh no, I'm pretty familiar with the Rock Shox product

    Was asking about the fork on Brian's bike - the blue Moj.
    Don't think it's a 55, I think it's a 66 ATA. Which is crazy, cuz that's a 140 to 160mm travel, 38mm stanchions fork. BIG.

    Can't wait for my SL!!!
    ahh... heh, you confused me by quoting my post - and I didn't read close enough. My bad.

    Wouldn't the 66 be unsuitable for a Mojo going up to 180mm unless you always run it reduced to 160mm? Unless Ibis has already made a personal version of the Mojo that can take a 66 happily.

    However, it certainly looks like a 66.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    ahh... heh, you confused me by quoting my post - and I didn't read close enough. My bad.

    Wouldn't the 66 be unsuitable for a Mojo going up to 180mm unless you always run it reduced to 160mm? Unless Ibis has already made a personal version of the Mojo that can take a 66 happily.
    Yeah, and that looks like 160mm.
    You get the stiffness of the 66 (which is AWESOME) at 160mm.
    The course didn't look too bad, so I think the 5.5" in the back and 6 and a bit in the front were ok.

    I am SOOOO hoping this will spawn a 7inch IBIS freeride bike. 7-7.5" travel... woo-hooooo.
    (just slightly different geo than the Moj)

    Run it with a Roco (WC w/ Ti spring) and a 66ATA (or Totem Air), around 32-35 pounds... holy crap...
    It would slay Whistler and totally ruin my plans to get the new VP Free...

    I said it first! I'm the first in line Scot!!!


    (no better place to try that than the freeride heaven of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada...)
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    Amazing Mojo

    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    I say that with the right rider, and maybe a little luck the bike is capable of winning a downhill race. What else is there to say?
    not much ... hard to think about any other bike on the planet that climbs like a 3" XC and can win downhill in some capable hands

    The Mojo IS the ultimate allaround bike

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    Just for perspective

    You can bomb down "that trail" on a hard tail. Heck, I've seen people fly down on a fully rigid. There are smooth lines through the rough sections and it's mostly steep single track so it ain't all that and the Mojo certainly can handle it, no problem.

    I echo others here and hope a longer travel bike results in this collaboration. A 7" Mojo Big Brother would be cool. I was sooo close to getting a 6 Point but the build quality just wasn't up to par with boutique manufacturers like Ibis or Pivot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    You can bomb down Telonics on a hard tail. Heck, I've seen people fly down on a fully rigid. There are smooth lines through the rough sections and it's mostly steep single track so it ain't all that and the Mojo certainly can handle it, no problem.
    You're right, and I think Lopes could win on any bike. That said, has there ever been a bike that excels at so many distinctly different disciplines as the Mojo? You could race cross county, downhill, and endurance on the same bike with slightly different set-ups!
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV
    That said, has there ever been a bike that excels at so many distinctly different disciplines as the Mojo? You could race cross county, downhill, and endurance on the same bike with slightly different set-ups!
    You are also correct. I have not seen any other bike in the Ibis line up that is any more versatile but perhaps it is because the Mojo is the only full susser in the Ibis line of mtbs. If there were models with more travel, slacker angles, etc, I'm sure folks would use them accordingly.
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    Derby was right!!

    I have only been monitoring the forum for a few months, but as I recall Derby who is on the forum a lot....was the fellow who said the Ibis could be used for downhill racing...to the dismay of others who said "no way"....Good call Derby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobAustin
    I have only been monitoring the forum for a few months, but as I recall Derby who is on the forum a lot....was the fellow who said the Ibis could be used for downhill racing...to the dismay of others who said "no way"....Good call Derby.

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    Trust me, Lopes would have won on pretty much any 5" travel bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Trust me, Lopes would have won on pretty much any 5" travel bike.
    Most likely, but no other 5.5" travel bike could have turned around and climbed to the top keeping pace with a hardtail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Trust me, Lopes would have won on pretty much any 5" travel bike.
    Yeah... I guess he's supposed to be pretty good.
    **** censorship

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobAustin
    I have only been monitoring the forum for a few months, but as I recall Derby who is on the forum a lot....was the fellow who said the Ibis could be used for downhill racing...to the dismay of others who said "no way"....Good call Derby.

    bob.
    Good call Bob! derby is sure becoming The Ibis Icon around here! When you think Ibis; think derby.

    I vote derby for Ibis Forum President and Chief Marketing Director!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide
    Most likely, but no other 5.5" travel bike could have turned around and climbed to the top keeping pace with a hardtail
    Dunno. I don't think he rode it up the hill:
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    Just tell me why this does NOT surprize me! It was only a matter of time.

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    Would Brian be on a Mojo if it wasnt a great bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibisrox
    Just tell me why this does NOT surprize me!.
    Because ibisrox

    Quote Originally Posted by miles wadsworth
    Would Brian be on a Mojo if it wasnt a great bike?
    Would he be on a Mojo if GT did not drop him? If he stayed with GT would that mean GT makes better bikes?
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    The Mojo is really the holy grail in Full Suspension bike and Carbon Bike.

    If you go through the Ibis forum history, you will find they are very few posts about cracks and if you are having a lot of free time, please go through those posts and you will realise that Ibis has one of the best Customer Service, go Hanssc!!.

    Mojo is a great bike cause its one of the only bike in the world that can be build as a lightweight XC rig and a heavy duty AM bike.

    I think we might see a beefed up Mojo (stronger frame + longer travel) in the near future, if Lopes demands it.

    Maybe its going to be called Mojo LT (Longer Travel), but then SC fans will say Ibis copied their product name. Hmm, Im going to think of a good name for a longer travel Mojo.
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    http://www.transcendmagazine.com/arc...wins-leap.html
    LAGUNA BEACH, California (transcendmagazine.com) -- 4x World Champion Brian Lopes rode his new 6" Ibis freeride bike to a win at the 20th annual Leaping Lizard downhill in Telonics, at Laguna Beach.

    What do you think? Is it posible to mount a longer shock on a standard mojo? or are they wrong?

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    Im amazed that he has a Easton EC90 seatpost on his bike, anyway guess we have to wait for official word from Ibis about Lopes 6" Mojo
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    He's damn good on any bike

    Brain is very good on any bike he rides.I do miss seeing him on the GT. I'm sure he will have a great season on the Ibis bikes

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    Well I still say its a improvement . I say the Mojo looks far better then the GT
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    I'm sure his choice of bike would have made little difference in the results.

    But with that being said, if he didn't make it to the finish line due to equipment failure, I'm sure you'd see a 10 page thread regarding the failure of carbon fiber for less than ideal conditions.

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    I guess so, but the point is, if he is able to complete the season without cracking his Mojo, then this will make a very good example that the Mojo is capable of handling abuse. .

    In another words, Ibis just created the holy grail of All Mountain Bike category.
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    Mojo's frame strength

    I believe it was hanssc who posted a pix of one of their riders test riding the Mojo. The pix showed the rider catching some nice air, hanssc posted that photo to show how they do real trail testing of the Mojo's frame strength!!!!! Of course the Brian will take that testing to a different level. Maybe Brain can comment on his thoughts on his new bike??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas2
    http://www.transcendmagazine.com/arc...wins-leap.html
    LAGUNA BEACH, California (transcendmagazine.com) -- 4x World Champion Brian Lopes rode his new 6" Ibis freeride bike to a win at the 20th annual Leaping Lizard downhill in Telonics, at Laguna Beach.

    What do you think? Is it posible to mount a longer shock on a standard mojo? or are they wrong?
    What rear shock is pictured here? I suppose it would be a 7.875 x 2.25 instead of the 7.875 x 2'? Would this seem feasible for an AM upgrade for the Std. Mojo?

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    Longer shock....

    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    What rear shock is pictured here? I suppose it would be a 7.875 x 2.25 instead of the 7.875 x 2'? Would this seem feasible for an AM upgrade for the Std. Mojo?
    If I remember right I think Han's said a longer shock would cause rub of the back tire into the seat tube....does anyone else know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo1034
    What do you have to say now!!!!!
    Its the rider, not the bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by benja55
    Its the rider, not the bike???
    Not if you are riding the "Holy Grail" - it actually floats over the trail for a super smooth frictionless ride. I'm sure anyone who posted on this thread could beat BL if he was on a GT and you were on a Mojo.
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    Not if you are riding the "Holy Grail" - it actually floats over the trail for a super smooth frictionless ride. I'm sure anyone who posted on this thread could beat BL if he was on a GT and you were on a Mojo.
    Haha, now you are just over exaggerating.
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    Nice air? Here's some, with no less...

    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo1034
    I believe it was hanssc who posted a pix of one of their riders test riding the Mojo. The pix showed the rider catching some nice air, hanssc posted that photo to show how they do real trail testing of the Mojo's frame strength!!!!! Of course the Brian will take that testing to a different level. Maybe Brain can comment on his thoughts on his new bike??

    Got these from Scot some time ago. Said they were taken by Mr. Lopes senior.

    Actually posted these on another thread, but who cares...It's just nice to spread the news...
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    All of the sudden we're focused on the rider and not the Mojo's carbon frame strength!! For the longest time all I heard was how the Mojo's carbon frame will fail if ridden hard on downhill !!! As you can see that's not the case. Having said that lets not get crazy and do Red Bull Rampage on a Mojo, as that takes a very specific bike to due.

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    Wake up

    Don't be so sure you know how many frames that pros ride in a season. Carbon, aluminum or steel. They can break em.

    The real truth will lie in how many Mojos it takes to last Lopes a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duzitall
    Don't be so sure you know how many frames that pros ride in a season. Carbon, aluminum or steel. They can break em.

    The real truth will lie in how many Mojos it takes to last Lopes a season.
    I would be willing to put money on a number - One.
    (Unless of course Ibis ends up also getting him a custom frame part way through the season)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    I would be willing to put money on a number - One.
    (Unless of course Ibis ends up also getting him a custom frame part way through the season)
    I would take you up on that bet IF we had that "Imperical Evidence" that scubapro and derby keep taking about

    I would be surprised if Lopes doesn't get custom frames. The R&D testing that he will provide will be great for the Mojo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duzitall
    I would take you up on that bet IF we had that "Imperical Evidence" that scubapro and derby keep taking about

    I would be surprised if Lopes doesn't get custom frames. The R&D testing that he will provide will be great for the Mojo
    Yeah, we a screwed unless Ibis can provide the "imperical stuff".

    If he gets custom frames throughout the season that would not count the thing I think we are both interested in counting - how many frames he breaks!

    So I'll clarify my guess a little - the number of bikes Lopes uses that he doesn't replace because he breaks or damages so that he needs to or chooses to replace - One

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    Yeah, we a screwed unless Ibis can provide the "imperical stuff".

    If he gets custom frames throughout the season that would not count the thing I think we are both interested in counting - how many frames he breaks!

    So I'll clarify my guess a little - the number of bikes Lopes uses that he doesn't replace because he breaks or damages so that he needs to or chooses to replace - One
    You'll be wrong. You have absolutely no idea how hard pros ride bikes.
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    I would have to think that a bike strong enough to last a full season under a pro downhill rider would be over built, and thus unnecessarily heavy for the rest of us.

    With a composite construction, it would be really easy for them to add a few extra layers of UHM carbon in a few key areas on his bike and really toughen it up.

    Of course, that is a real stock XT build on those pictures above airing it out.



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    I could well be wrong - But beer is on me at the end of the season if you happen to be in Colorado at one of the mountain states races.

    We can knock back a few in a parking lot sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duzitall
    The real truth will lie in how many Mojos it takes to last Lopes a season.
    Now that would be some empirical data derby would be proud of

    But my guess would be just about the same number of GT frames from years past. How many GT bikes did he go through last year? Though I do not think that is public info anyway so no point in discussing that. I do agree that BL's use of the frame should result in future models being better/stronger.
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    Free beers from Sean! I am going to try my hand or is the butt at a couple of Mountain States races this year, of course never raced so I can be a beginner!

    In regards to Custom bikes, perhaps later in the season Brian might get a custom frame but he is going to have what we have for a quite bit, you have to remember is not like that just tack weld a frame together, any kind of design changes take a lot of computer changes, that costs time and money, plus they need to make a new mold, again more time and money, but they may end up having him race a Tranny! So I am pretty sure that he will ride what we ride and of course he is going to have a few extra frames, hell its not he has to buy the frames like us! And if he does tweak some frames then they can make some minor changes to the existing model and we get a better frame, call it evolution of the Mojo.

    Wait he and I share the same name, Brian! Does that mean I ride like him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    Free beers from Sean! I am going to try my hand or is the butt at a couple of Mountain States races this year, of course never raced so I can be a beginner!
    Ahh crap! how can I win at Super D now just because I am on the same bike as Lopes if you are also racing? Now stuff like superior fitness and skill will come into play (and when it comes to fitness I expect to be screwed, as far as skills that will entail some debates over beers after the race )

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