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    decision made.....2010 mojo SL on the way! (dream build coming!)

    i had my frame choices narrowed down to the chumba VF2, 5 spot, and mojo SL. the DW link swayed me toward the 5spot and SL, and have reading a lot, i've decided on the SL.

    with that said, i will begin my dream build in a couple of weeks.

    so far, here's what we (myself and my mechanic) have in mind...

    Frame---2010 Ibis Mojo SL, M w/ RP23

    Fork---2010 32 Float 140 RLC BLACK QR15

    Headset---2010 Cane Creek 110 IS BLACK

    Stem---2010 HOPE 25deg. 70mm BLACK

    Handlebar---2010 RaceFace Deus 3/4 rise, ORANGE

    Shifters---2010 Shimano XT SL-M770 Shift Lever, right shifter only

    Grips---ODI

    Brakes---2010 Hope Tech M4 203mm front, Tech X2 183mm rear, floating rotors and complete hardware, BLACK

    Cables/Housing---2010 Shimano XT shifter cable, 5mm housing BLACK

    Seatpost---2010 Thompson Elite seatpost straight, 31.6mm BLACK

    Seatpost clamp---2010 Hope QR BLACK

    Saddle---Selle Italia Shiver Troy Lee edition

    BB---2010 RaceFace, X-type

    Chainring/s---2010 Race Face Turbine BLACK

    Crankset---2010 RaceFace Atlas Crank arms ORANGE

    Pedals---Crankbros Eggbeater SL pedals

    Front Der.---n/a

    Rear Der.---2010 Shimano XT Shadow Rear Derailleur RD-M772, medium cage

    Cassette---2010 Shimano XT M770 Cassette 11-34T

    Chain---2010 KMC X9

    Wheelset---2010 Industry Nine straight pull AM wheelset ORANGE

    Tires---2009 Mountain King

    Tubes/Tubeless---Notubes

    Rear wheel QR---2010 Hope QR BLACK

    Accessories---2010 MRP retantion system G2 BLACK


    this list is pretty 'loose' outside of the fork/wheels. i look forward to sharing the progress on the build and posting detailed build pics once we start.

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    Beautiful build.

    Out of curiosity, did you test ride the bikes? Before dropping this kind of coin, I think that you owe it to yourself to demo at least the Turner and the Ibis (if possible). Even though they both have the dw-link, they feel different from each other and I bet that if you demo both, one will feel "better" to you than the other.

    Obviously, these are two of the best frames on the market and you cannot go wrong with either, but why not demo just to make sure.

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    do you have an idea of the final weight?
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    good choice. I had a VF2 until it got stolen, and then decided to buy a mojo after demoing one. the bike climbs unreal and descends beastly, too - def a better climber than the chumba, not sure about dh. nicely done, and i hope you enjoy the bike!

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    my current bike is a 2009 cannondale rize 4. the entire geometry and suspension sucks. i've had serious creaking issues since day one and have tried numerous fixes. the LBS i bought it from isn't very helpful either. i decided it was time to move on and also found a new shop.

    with that said, i ride with a chumba XCL rider and numerous 5spot riders on a regular basis. they both love their bikes.

    i only know of one mojo owner here and haven't had a chance to ride her bike.

    however, i knew my decision was between 5spot/mojo before i pulled the trigger.

    i was hoping to demo both bikes for a full day of riding but was offered a great deal on a new mojo SL frame that i couldn't pass up.

    i knew if i took the time to demo both bikes that the deal would pass me up.

    with that said, the only dealer in florida that reps IBIS is 5 minutes from me, however they didn't have any bikes available for demo.

    oh well.

    yes its a LOT of coin to drop on a bike i've never ridden, but i'm sure i'm going to love it.

    honestly, i could ride all three bikes and i'm sure there would be things i liked and disliked about each one....kinda like a woman!

    looking forward to keeping you guys posted with my progress.

    however, the turbo on my car started smoking last night so i might have a slight delay in my purchasing.

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    Congrats and enjoy! I just got my 2010 two weeks ago -

    IBIS MOJO Guiness Foam (L)
    FOX FLOAT RLC32 QR15
    FOX RP23 w/ boost valve
    MAVIC CROSSMAX ST
    CANE CREEK IS110 headset blue
    RACE FACE DUES XC STEM 90mm
    RACE FACE NEXT SL 31.8 CARBON 3/4" riser
    AVID ULTIMATE brakes
    SRAM XO shifters
    RACE FACE NEXT SL CARBON seatpost
    Selle San Marco SL saddle
    Blue links and seatpost collar
    Chris King bottom bracket, blue
    RACE FACE DUES XC crankset
    CRANK BROS. CANDY SL pedals
    JAGWIRE cables/ blue cable housing
    Nevegal front / Small Block rear

    This is my second MOJO and lovin it more and more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darty

    Handlebar---2010 RaceFace Deus 3/4 rise, ORANGE

    Crankset---2010 RaceFace Atlas Crank arms ORANGE

    Wheelset---2010 Industry Nine straight pull AM wheelset ORANGE
    :thumbsup
    This is my kind of build. Lovin' all the orange!
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    How come I'm just hearing about this great news through the internet and not in person!?

    Wow wuu wee waaaa! Is all I have to say about that. Question? With as much Carbofiber that you have on this bike. Why not just get a CF handlebar to match? Other than that sounds good bra! Congratulations and can't wait to see the finished project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bauhaus
    Beautiful build.

    Out of curiosity, did you test ride the bikes? Before dropping this kind of coin, I think that you owe it to yourself to demo at least the Turner and the Ibis (if possible). Even though they both have the dw-link, they feel different from each other and I bet that if you demo both, one will feel "better" to you than the other.

    Obviously, these are two of the best frames on the market and you cannot go wrong with either, but why not demo just to make sure.
    I never test rode for my build, and havent for the last few serious bikes Ive bought actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badhabets23
    How come I'm just hearing about this great news through the internet and not in person!?

    Wow wuu wee waaaa! Is all I have to say about that. Question? With as much Carbofiber that you have on this bike. Why not just get a CF handlebar to match? Other than that sounds good bra! Congratulations and can't wait to see the finished project.
    do i know you????!!

    just keeping it on the DL until i have a completed bike. you don't know a thing!


    regarding the CF bars...if i got CF bars, whynot get a CF stem? if i get CF bars/stem whynot get a CF seatpost? CF cranks? CF fork? CF shock? where does it stop!

    i figured with a carbon frame i'll be satisfied for now with the other parts. maybe down the road if i become a weight weenie i'll swap out some parts?

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    Private? You have this plastered all over MTBR! My lips are sealed and I'm excited for you just as much as you guys are excited are on this project. Now hurry up bala! lol

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    Everyone knows. No use in keeping secrets buddy.

    Congrats boyeee. Now I am partial to the looks of Turner, but the Ibis is one of few other bikes I'd choose.
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    Great.

    Only one problem. It's clean.

    Go and get it dirty.

    Clean bikes scare me!

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    ut oh.




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    Please keep the gorgeous pics coming!

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    Progress from this past weekend........... 25.13 lbs and didn't even have weight savings in mind!


































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    FINISHED FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY!

































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    Nice bike!
    This thread is nominated for most picture intensive thread of the year.

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    Liking the black and orange combo - nice.

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    Man, I would have a huge smile on my face building up thes beast too.....

    That's my dream build, only all white with red components...... awesome... RIDE REPORT NOW!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear050
    Man, I would have a huge smile on my face building up thes beast too.....

    That's my dream build, only all white with red components...... awesome... RIDE REPORT NOW!!!!!!
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    Ride to eat, Eat to ride.

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    UUhhhuuhhHUuhhhu..........

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    Super Niiiccceee!!!!

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    lookin' good-- sweet build, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    Nice bike!
    This thread is nominated for most picture intensive thread of the year.
    Absolutely. I tried to open this on my iphone and wondered whether the network went down. I guess I can't really blame this one on AT&T... I am liking the orange cranks!

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    this is definitely BUILD OF THE YEAR!!

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    Nice, what does it weigh?

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    25lbs 13oz

    not too bad considering i wasn't going after a super light rig.

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    " after" photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by darty
    25lbs 13oz

    not too bad considering i wasn't going after a super light rig.
    that's a beauty of a bike, nice job with the parts spec....I have the same orange RF cranks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,let's see some fotos after taking it out for a ride,,,,you are going to ride it?

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    Why such the high rise stem and spacers? You're bars look a good few inches higher than seat, a typical setup would have them lower than the seat, almost looks like a comfort bike, not a single track ripper

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    Less time taking photos, more time trimming brake hose. You gotta get an adjustable seatpost for a build like that.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Me likey! How much do you want for it?
    Vote with your feet.
    No bike is perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Why such the high rise stem and spacers? You're bars look a good few inches higher than seat, a typical setup would have them lower than the seat, almost looks like a comfort bike, not a single track ripper
    it's possible to be comfy and still rip, i promise! this isn't your typical build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Less time taking photos, more time trimming brake hose. You gotta get an adjustable seatpost for a build like that.
    i don't mind the brake hose loop - it keeps the hose from rubbing on the frame/step/headset.

    maybe if i get sick of it i'll trim when i need to bleed the brakes. otherwise it's fine for me! thanks for the advice though. also, why do i need a adjustable seatpost for a build like this? isn't that cheating?!

    Quote Originally Posted by pachaven
    Me likey! How much do you want for it?
    thanks! make me an offer.

    a couple photos of me breaking it in over the past week.



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    You're bike is sick for sure, but you're not going to convince me there is any logical reason to have the bars that high, and yeah trim that brake hose, for real.

    On a positive note, I really like how you did the orange but didn't over do it, very tasteful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    You're bike is sick for sure, but you're not going to convince me there is any logical reason to have the bars that high, and yeah trim that brake hose, for real.

    On a positive note, I really like how you did the orange but didn't over do it, very tasteful.
    When I first built my Mojo I had the bars fairly high. I then moved to a 0 rise short stem, and moved about an inch worth of spacers to be above the stem. In total the bars dropped about 1.5 inches. The bike handles far better now. Huge difference.

    If you don't want to trim the brake line, you could probably loosen it at the caliper and rotate it so it doesn't look so....um..wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darty
    Why do I need a adjustable seatpost for a build like this?
    You don't seem overly concerned with weight or expense so there go the only two downsides of an adjustable post. You need it because you obviously like the kind of riding that's done with the post lowered and once you try one you'll love the ability to have it at a good pedaling height and then instantly lower it for something fun. No one ever goes back.
    Keep the Country country.

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    my plan is to continue to log another couple hundred miles before i mess with stem/spacers etc. it feels great now and i plan to try other options after some seat time so i can really tell a difference on what i prefer.

    regarding brake hose - like i said before, i didn't like the idea of it rubbing on the headtube if i could help it, but aesthetically it will look better tucked in. will post pic when its fixed for you knuckleheads.

    p.s. damn is this bike amazing....oh and turns a few heads as well

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    Man your bike is the shizzay!
    I'm going for kinda the same set up you have!
    Liking the Cane Creek! you just need the Niner YAWYD top cap!
    Quick Questions....How are you liking your 33t chainring??
    What size cassette are you using?
    Whats the weight on the wheels???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber
    Man your bike is the shizzay!
    I'm going for kinda the same set up you have!
    Liking the Cane Creek! you just need the Niner YAWYD top cap!
    Quick Questions....How are you liking your 33t chainring??
    What size cassette are you using?
    Whats the weight on the wheels???
    i think you mean 32t chainring. i love it. i live in florida so a 1x9 is a perfect setup IMO.

    11-34T cassette (crappy one on now - waiting on XT to arrive)

    here are the specs on the wheels.
    -I9 AM rims, 26mm wide with spoke eyelets
    -I9 Enduro straight pull hubs, 15mm front and 9mm QR rear, 120 point, 3 degree engagement, 6 pawl mechanism
    -I9 Alloy spokes with integrated nipples
    -Weight 1620g

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