Mojo HD action thread!!

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  • 09-09-2010
    Rb
    Mojo HD action thread!!
    Let's get the ball rollin'... Here's one of me:

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._drop_edit.jpg
    (GLC drop, Whistler bike park)

    (We have about 100+ gigabytes of raw HD helmet cam footage that we're gonna go through and edit, so look out for that in the coming weeks)

    Post your action shots!!!
  • 09-09-2010
    pachaven
    Man that looks like fun. I'm going to have to get out to Whistler soon. Thanks for the pic;)
  • 09-09-2010
    gapriderz
    That's why it's called "HD Photo and Build Thread" There's nothing lame about posting brand new and clean photos of the bike. That's the cleanest shot you'll ever see that bike.
  • 09-09-2010
    monkies
    I'm with you man, I've tried prodding people to put up pics and only a handful dared to put up their gnar. haha. Nice pic.
  • 09-09-2010
    drinkwat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rb
    There's an 8+ page thread with people posting lame pictures of their clean bikes sitting still (and some random chick doing yoga poses with the bike? wtf?!). Seems like you hardly see any pictures of folks actually riding their HD's... :(

    So I guess I'll get the ball rollin'... Here's one of me:

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...rop_MAK085.jpg
    (GLC drop, Whistler bike park)

    (We have about 100+ gigabytes of raw HD helmet cam footage that we're gonna go through and edit, so look out for that in the coming weeks)

    Post your action shots!!!

    Rb what rear shock are you running, is that the dhx air? If so how do you like it?
  • 09-09-2010
    Rb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drinkwat
    Rb what rear shock are you running, is that the dhx air? If so how do you like it?

    Yes, it is.
    I was very skeptical at first (given the DHX Air's reputation), but the custom-valve it has from Fox is truly great. I like it a lot. I think for 99% of the trails I ride it's perfect. The damping feels very controlled. Small bump sensitivity is absolutely great--truly impressed with that. The adjustments cover a solid range. The DHX Air is a no-brainer upgrade over the RP23 imo (unless you're a super weight-weenie).

    The remaining 1% where the DHX Air is less than ideal is a top-to-bottom run from top of Garbanzo (Whistler) or something like Schleyer >> Rock City (where your shock is oscillating a ton). The shaft gets noticeably warm and I can tell there's a slight degradation in damping (spiking). I'm soon getting a custom-valved coil (either Roco WC or DHX) with a Ti-spring for when I use my Ibis for pure DH.
  • 09-09-2010
    gonzo1034
    Great thread, I hope to see lot's of action shots!
  • 09-09-2010
    gonzo1034
    Great thread, I hope to see lot's of action shots!
  • 09-09-2010
    Yody
    Nice pic and great thread Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be able to post up some shots as well
  • 09-09-2010
    jubilee
    THAT'S what I'm talkin bout! Thanks Rb. :)
  • 09-09-2010
    +Stefan H+
    Nice ride..
    I need a photographer!!!
  • 09-10-2010
    Rb
    New trail: Fade 2 Black
  • 09-10-2010
    Rb
    Too much fun
  • 09-10-2010
    jubilee
    Yes! Very nice.

    Let's hear about your build. I'm thinking coil w/Ti spring will be the way to go.
  • 09-10-2010
    scepticshock
    May I ask what length stem you are running? And What fork?

    Nice Pictures!!
  • 09-10-2010
    Rb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scepticshock
    May I ask what length stem you are running? And What fork?

    50mm stem. Fork is a 2010 Marzocchi 66 RC3 Ti.
  • 09-12-2010
    JoeBMX
    What kinda tubes are you running?

    LOL
  • 09-16-2010
    JoeBMX
    http://i.imgur.com/aEEkT.gif

    Just had to snake you RB :p
  • 09-16-2010
    Gregg K
    !!!
  • 09-16-2010
    Rb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JoeBMX
    Just had to snake you RB :p

    Thanks!! :thumbsup:

    To the folks out there who were offended by my jab on "clean bikes", sorry! Please don't take it personally--I'm just trying to turn the stoke-meter up a few notches in this section of the forums!

    If it's any consolation, here's another pic of me about to eat sh*t onto a pile of rocks. Enjoy?

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/takeabao/ow.jpg


    Clearly, I put my bike through some abuse, but hey, isn't that what's it's for? :p
    I've had this thing for about a month. After 90+ runs in 6 straight (10 to 5) days of shredding in Whistler and 3 consecutive weekend trips to Downieville, I can honestly say that this thing still feels like the day I built it ('cept the suspension is "broken in" now and feels fantastic). I've checked my bolts periodically, but nothing has ever come loose. No creaks. Everything is dead-on straight. So solid!
  • 09-16-2010
    mikemikemike
    how does it do on the rough stuff?
    Rb,

    This may be more appropriate for another thread, but since you're clearly putting it through its paces, I wonder if you could give a more detailed review on how it performed on the park.

    Particularly interested in your thoughts on how it feels compared to a big bike on the rough stuff in Whistler. I'm sure it's brilliant on the flowy trails like A-line, but how about on the rocky rooty stuff? Did you find yourself wanting more travel, etc., at any point when in Whistler?

    Thanks, Mike
  • 09-17-2010
    nzl62
    Hey Joe! (where ya going with that gun in yer hand lol) That is an epic stack
    I hope you were ok after that, but what an awesome piece of HD action

    (of course I assume the bike was fine too...)
  • 09-17-2010
    MPI
    Hell yeah!! Best HD action pics so far :thumbsup:
  • 09-17-2010
    doismellbacon
    Epic stack indeed! So what exactly is happening in that vid? Are you really trying to hump your stem at high speed, or does it just look that way??:D
  • 09-17-2010
    Rb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nzl62
    Hey Joe! (where ya going with that gun in yer hand lol) That is an epic stack
    I hope you were ok after that, but what an awesome piece of HD action

    (of course I assume the bike was fine too...)

    Actually...... that was yours' truly getting a dirt sample. I remember thinking to myself "Uh oh.... good night...." before hitting the ground. I honestly don't remember exactly how/why it happened (you can see why), but I think it was because I slipped a pedal and just so happened to ping a rock/root at the same time.

    Amazingly, I barely have a scratch on me from that crash! Phew! The Mojo HD was also unscathed.

    If you look close enough, you can see the GoPro helmet cam I was wearing break off and fly down the trail... LOL