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    Check out my MOJO 22.68 lbs. of joy

    After waiting for months, my Mojo arrived. I have done about 12 hrs. of singletrack and I am amazed. It handles awesome. I came off a Santa Cruz Blur XC. The 5 inches of travel on the Mojo makes a big difference on the downhill. I am faster up and down on this bike. It is a full pound and a half lighter then the Blur. I went with the 07 XTR, Fox X fork and Fox RP23 rear shock. It is perfect. I made a few part changes and to my suprise the Mojo came in at 22.68 lbs. I put on Stan's Olympic disk wheels with Kenda Karma tires, Extralight skewers and a Tune Speedneedle saddle. You are going to fall in love once you get yours.
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    WOW!!!

    thats pro race bike weight
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    When I weighed it I could not believe it, so I weighed my road bike to make sure the scale was correct. 22.68 is light. I thought it would be around 24.

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    That is impressively light, have fun!!

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    hi Shane,
    Is that weight with pedals? 22.68lbs seems incredible. What size frame? My medium SL build is 26+ lbs, and there are only a few places I could shave some weight!
    Congrats on the new ride!

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    Mbexx, Mine is a large and yes, with pedals. Here are some weight differences between mine and yours. My Kenda Karma tires are about 1 lb. lighter then the Kenda Nevegals that come stock. My Tune Speedneedle saddle weighs 108 grams. Your Fizik weighs 250g.( but is WAY more comfortable) If you have XTR wheels and are not running them tubeless, my Stan's Olympic disk wheels are 3/4 of a pound lighter. 1/2 pound lighter if you are tubeless. I use Expedo 220g Ti spindled pedals. XTR are about 1/4 lb. more.. It all adds up.
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    Holy crap, that makes mine look like a porker @ 28lbs!
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    the seatpost clamp

    Shane,
    Where'd you find the seatpost clamp? Scot told me it's a 34.9 ID but looking at the seattube top, it has some curves. Most aftermarket clamps are straight around the lower lip. I'm told the non qr clamp is 50 grams lighter than the beautiful and functional and easy to adjust Ibis clamp.

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    I'm not sure I understand this build.

    If you're an xc racer...why the 5.5" travel trail frame?

    If you're a trail/enduro/all mountain rider....why the racer boy kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    I'm not sure I understand this build.

    If you're an xc racer...why the 5.5" travel trail frame?

    If you're a trail/enduro/all mountain rider....why the racer boy kit?
    Sounds like the best of both worlds to me

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    Is that like a 150mm 0 rise stem with a riser bar?
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    What size frame is that ? How tall are you ? Just wondering. Beautiful bike build.

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    Nice Mojo...

    Though some of those parts might be on the "FRO" tip.

    In other news, you need a longer stem. That thing is too stubby.
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    ritchey

    It is a Ritchey 14cm stem. It has some rise to it.

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    Can you supply us with a list of the parts you used for your build, thks.

    Thats a pretty sick weight weenie job you did to the bike! Great work

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    the stem has some rise, but its upside down .so its negative rise?
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    hey shane ,see you tonight,maybe we will get snowed on
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    Beautiful bike, looks like it could be a tad flexy, though, judging from the frame weight,
    carbon fiber, and looking at the linkages. Time will tell. Not trying to burst your bubble,
    though, I'm sure it'll still be a great ride. I've heard nothing but positives about how it rides,
    so enjoy!

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    carbon fiber is so 2006

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    I have been riding the Ibis Mojo since mid July last year and it is not in the least bit flexy. Now I can't comment on how this 22.68 lb bike feels since mine was more like 25 lbs. The linkages are no more flexy then any other full suspension bike that I have ridden such as the Stumpjumper, Spot 5, etc. It has a very silky and smooth feel to me compared to Aluminum, but thats my opinion.

    I have ridden a very light hard tail for many years and you can get bounced around a tad more (very slight) then a heavier one but it sure climbs and does technical moves better.

    I have ridden steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber and a carbon fiber with titanium and I have to say I like the feel of carbon, it just has the feel of a fine surgeon, slice and dice, now the best frameset was the combo of carbon fiber with titanium, but that was one pricey frame in its day.

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    dispelling myths

    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    Beautiful bike, looks like it could be a tad flexy, though, judging from the frame weight,
    carbon fiber, and looking at the linkages. Time will tell. Not trying to burst your bubble,
    though, I'm sure it'll still be a great ride. I've heard nothing but positives about how it rides,
    so enjoy!
    You remind me of a guy on the trail who saw the Mojo and said, "Nice bike, but I heard you can't replace the linkages in that thing". That is only true if you don't have $20 and a couple of allen wrenches. In other words, he was perpetrating a myth.

    I'm thinking you are perpetrating a myth of carbon being "flexy"?!? (I just responded to your flexy assertions in another thread: ellsworth epiphany vs ibis mojo)

    Sure carbon fiber can be flexy, but it does not have to be. Some bike frames (as well as some crank sets and handlebars) are flexy, but that is true regardless of material.

    There is little or no flex in many carbon frames and components, and not in the Mojo. Not in the carbon, not in the linkages. At least none that I've felt, seen, or heard of.

    To ride (really) is to believe. There's got to be at least one Mojo in Arizona. I hope you get a chance for a ride.

    For more information on using carbon for bike frames:
    http://www.ibiscycles.com/tech/technology/
    http://www.ibiscycles.com/tech/durability/
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    Here you go

    The only things I changed from stock are:
    Skewers--Extralight brand
    Wheels- Stan's Olympic disk
    Pedals- Xpedo Ti
    Saddle- Tune Speedneedle
    Tires- Kenda Karma

    I paid a little extra for a Fox 130mm X, which is heaver then the RLC

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    Carbon is really the stiffest ...

    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    Beautiful bike, looks like it could be a tad flexy, though, judging from the frame weight,
    carbon fiber, and looking at the linkages. Time will tell. Not trying to burst your bubble,
    though, I'm sure it'll still be a great ride. I've heard nothing but positives about how it rides,
    so enjoy!
    I am not sure where you get the idea that carbon is not stiff: gram by gram it is by far one of the stiffest materials you can build stuff with. To give you a ballpark idea at 1/5 the weight it is as stiff as steel. It is not by chance that it has substituted metals in a huge variety of applications ... think that all Formula One cars chassis are made of carbon composite and these are babies that go up to 220-240 miles/hour and corner in eccess of 4.5 G accelleration

    And in practise: the Mojo is Stiff, I am coming off an aluminum bike (Turner 5-spot) and the Mojo feels easily as stiff, if not stiffer: it is hard to quantify "stiffness" on the trail but the Mojo just knifes through obstacles no hint of deflection of any sort either when you go fast down or climbing up some technical rocky path.

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    Carbon Longevity

    I have ordered an ibis mojo and it should have been here a few days ago. Still waiting. One of the reasons I choose a CF bike over an aluminium one is that I have broken a number of aluminium frames. Recently after quitting my job I converted my commuter bike to an SS. It is a giant cadex 1 which is about 12 years old, my first mtb. This bike is cf and even has scratch marks on the top tube from the brake levers scraping when I stack(riser bars fixed this). While I was commuting this bike would do 10000 km a year and for a couple of years it did 20000 km a year. Now that it is an SS I ride over most of the same terrain that I do on my giant VT-2 including gully jumps, 4 foot drop offs, unplanned drops from 2-3 foot balance beams and 3-6 foot rythm sections(which I have f!@#ed up and stacked) and the bike just keeps going.

    So there you have it a very old CF bike. It has Cf tubes glued into aluminium lugs and the rear triangle is kevlar. Also even as an SS it weighs more than the lightest mojo in the build forums.....

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    The only difference between any build on the Mojo that contributes to flex would be the wheelset. Some light wheelsets are more flexy than other heavier wheelsets. Otherwise all the builds should be equally stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snail
    The only difference between any build on the Mojo that contributes to flex would be the wheelset. Some light wheelsets are more flexy than other heavier wheelsets. Otherwise all the builds should be equally stiff.
    A couple people on this site have mentioned the flex, and have sold their Mojo, for this
    reason or questions about the longevity, but
    what do I know. I've never ridden one. Flex is a subjective thing anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    Flex is a subjective thing anyway
    Huh? Flex is one of the most easily quantified properties in a frame.

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    only because you are humoring me

    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    A couple people on this site have mentioned the flex, and have sold their Mojo, for this
    reason or questions about the longevity, but
    what do I know. I've never ridden one. Flex is a subjective thing anyway
    I did a search of "mojo" and "flex".
    20 hits. Not one of those attribute flex to a carbon Mojo. Some mention there being no flex. There was one that mentioned trouble with flex on a steel Mojo, but that was in the fork.

    Examples from people who have ridden them:

    MJ51, "This bike is STIFF! Combined with my I9 wheelset, Truvativ Stylo Carbon crankset, and Revelation fork, the bike showed zero flex... I mean ZERO."

    Derby: "While holding the bike up in front of me and weighting the BB away from me with my foot looking for flex (a common test for bike frame flex), it really appears this bike has unusually low flex for any bike, with suspension or not, more like the low flex of a very heavy duty Freeride slam bike weighing over 10 pounds more. This bike handles with a snap coming out of hardpack corners. Iíve never ridden anything that even closely maintains momentum as easily over anything, up, down, and cornering. I really need to ride much longer than before to get tired."

    I gave you the benifit of the doubt thinking you may be unwittingly perpetrating a myth. Now I think you are trying to create one. Good luck on that.

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    Thanks noshortcuts, I did the exact thing. And I came up with the same results.

    I just ordered my Mojo yesterday, and it was a bit unnerving to read about flex. It's one of the reasons I bought the bike.

    I'm pretty freaking excited. This thing is going to be amazing!

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    ha he's trying the create a le buzz.

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    Wrong forum

    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    A couple people on this site have mentioned the flex, and have sold their Mojo, for this
    reason or questions about the longevity, but
    what do I know. I've never ridden one. Flex is a subjective thing anyway
    Go back to Titus. They are biting the bait pretty hard.
    Whatís the fun of trolling without a proper response? Ay?

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    Woo Hoo! My Mojo just arrived at the front door!

    edit- Mo! Jo!... Mo! Jo!...Mo! Jo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noshortcuts
    I did a search of "mojo" and "flex".
    20 hits. Not one of those attribute flex to a carbon Mojo. Some mention there being no flex. There was one that mentioned trouble with flex on a steel Mojo, but that was in the fork.

    Examples from people who have ridden them:

    MJ51, "This bike is STIFF! Combined with my I9 wheelset, Truvativ Stylo Carbon crankset, and Revelation fork, the bike showed zero flex... I mean ZERO."

    Derby: "While holding the bike up in front of me and weighting the BB away from me with my foot looking for flex (a common test for bike frame flex), it really appears this bike has unusually low flex for any bike, with suspension or not, more like the low flex of a very heavy duty Freeride slam bike weighing over 10 pounds more. This bike handles with a snap coming out of hardpack corners. Iíve never ridden anything that even closely maintains momentum as easily over anything, up, down, and cornering. I really need to ride much longer than before to get tired."

    I gave you the benifit of the doubt thinking you may be unwittingly perpetrating a myth. Now I think you are trying to create one. Good luck on that.
    My blurXC will pass that test too, but I still think it has a little bit of flex. I dont think
    derby's test is really going to tell you that much. The best test is on the trail.
    Perhaps I'm more sensitive to these issues, or I pay attention to them more.
    Bottom line is, if the bike puts a smile on your face, thats whats important

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    Go Mo! Jo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg K
    Woo Hoo! My Mojo just arrived at the front door!

    edit- Mo! Jo!... Mo! Jo!...Mo! Jo!
    To ride is to believe.

    Let us know how it is.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noshortcuts
    To ride is to believe.

    Let us know how it is.

    Cheers.
    Well, so far I'm sitting here looking at a frame and rlc fork. I'm stunned. It's absolutely fantastic.

    Here's the part that's weird. I decided to get a Mojo last Saturday. Industry Nine had the exact set of wheels I wanted. And I found a semi local shop that had the frame and fork in stock. So the whole bike from first idea to finished, should be no more than a week.

    There's one big problem. I can't put this piece of art in the dirt!

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    Dan K, The seatpost clamp is the one they use with their Ibis road bike.

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    GloveMTB, I'm 36 EX Cat 1 road racer, and former Expert mountain bike racer. I'm 6'1 163 with a long torso

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