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    Ibis SLR Review on Vital (cracked frame) [upgraded steel shaft kit]

    2013 Ibis Mojo SL-R with XT Build – Reviews, Comparisons, Specs – Mountain Bikes - Vital MTB

    Nothing unsurprising, except the last section:



    Have any of you guys experienced this defect yet?
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    I had a similar problem with my SLR the rear triangle was replaced under warranty.All good apart from having to wait 10 weeks for a replacement to be shipped.

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    Someone else on here had something similar about a week ago.

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    This is clearly a fabrication, as Ibis bikes cannot be broken.

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    See attached photos of cracks in rear triangle.

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    Making a collection for a reason? Aren't you the one that hates carbon?

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    So i thought i'm the unlucky one.
    I'm still waiting for my replacement rear triangle.
    Now i'm worry about my next drop!
    My fren old mojo C looks more stronger then my SLR with a 3FT drop and he is 200lbs with gear!
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    Very interesting reading Ibis' response. Essentially they bent some of the mounting hardware for the Lopes Link and Ibis has now replaced that aluminum part with steel. Basically their conclusion was they sent the wrong bike for the test.
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    My SLR is just about done being built. I wish I hadn't seen this.

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    Working on season 2 on mine and have not had any problems. To be fair, I don't tend to send it off many drops, but I have ridden it in a variety of demanding conditions. No problems at all to date.

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    Just make sure you've got the steel hardware.

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    Second season on mine at 250lbs. geared up. Ride all the trails around SC, not a big hucker by any stretch but no problems with my SL-R.

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    clearly a manufacturing defect. been riding my mojo c since 2009 and everything still in tip top shape and haven't replaced anything yet even the bearings of the links. My only grip is that I wish it has a 12/142 rear spacing that is why im saving up for an hd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Very interesting reading Ibis' response. Essentially they bent some of the mounting hardware for the Lopes Link and Ibis has now replaced that aluminum part with steel. Basically their conclusion was they sent the wrong bike for the test.
    Their response was a surprise to me. I never would have believed that an SL-R on 3-4 foot drops is a knife at a gunfight.

    Thought it was one of the better bike reviews I've read, balanced and thorough.

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    For those of use that own SL-Rs, can we just call Ibis and have the steel hardware shipped to us? I had it apart last night to clean things up and underneath the Lopes link I also saw some paint damage. Nothing major and I just figured it was from dirt or little rocks grinding around in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBike View Post
    Their response was a surprise to me. I never would have believed that an SL-R on 3-4 foot drops is a knife at a gunfight.

    Thought it was one of the better bike reviews I've read, balanced and thorough.
    I bought a SL-R because my local trail would be overkill riding a HD.
    Btw SL-R & HD is the same price.
    My friends did a 3ft drops on his mojo C, that make me believed that a SL-R is more then enough here.
    And ibis claimed that SL-R is between 80-90% stiffness of HD!
    I believe something is really wrong somewhere, i noticed that my lower lope link has rub mark from the direct mount FD.
    This could be another factor that caused more stress to the lope links!
    I thought that i could build a do it all bike, i guess i'm totally wrong
    I used up all my hard earn saving on this setup that i thought would be perfect for me
    I learned lesson the hard way, never put all your eggs in one basket

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    For those of use that own SL-Rs, can we just call Ibis and have the steel hardware shipped to us? I had it apart last night to clean things up and underneath the Lopes link I also saw some paint damage. Nothing major and I just figured it was from dirt or little rocks grinding around in there.
    Do you have FD rubbing mark on your lower lope links?

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    I just sent email to Ibis asking for the steel shaft kit. I will report on their response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohnice View Post
    Do you have FD rubbing mark on your lower lope links?
    Funny you should ask. I actually don't have any damage there, but it's because I was very proactive about it. A buddy's wife has an SL-R and had that issue. Her side of the story is that Ibis just told her to not bottom out the suspension while in the small chainring. I actually ground off a little bit of the derailleur cage that could contact the linkage. Then I set the front derailleur perhaps a touch higher than I normally would on the mounting bolt. It will still contact if I completely bottom out, but it hasn't to date.

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    That's incorrect setting on your FD...you need to set the bottom stop screw in a bit so the FD doesn't hit the link.

    My HD is the same.

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    That was fast. Todd has already shipped the kit. Will post it up once I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post
    That's incorrect setting on your FD...you need to set the bottom stop screw in a bit so the FD doesn't hit the link.

    My HD is the same.
    Not on the SL-R. I had the HD before and never had an issue. There just isn't as much clearance on the SL-R. If you adjust the lower limit screw then the chain won't shift into the small ring. I could add spacers I suppose to the crank to bring it farther outboard, but I don't like a wider Q-factor.

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    My HD just barely shifts to granny with the Triple. I could use a bit more clearance too. If the SL-R is tighter then you need to shave some of the metal off the FD for more clearance. Adjusting it down into the link is not acceptable IMHO.

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    I will adjust the fd to the highest, let see that help.
    Shouldn't this be thought of when they design the frame with more clearance?
    I believe there must be other mojo owners had this issue.

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    I am using the XTR FD, and haven't had issues like the above picture. What derailleur is the one in the picture?

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