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    The French touch ... Bos + Mavic
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirius23 View Post
    Yeaaahhhh!
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    @ anrive
    Great Captain America theme on the bike, or perhaps it is a Puerto Rico theme. Either way it is very cool.

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    I made a few changes to mine...

    Now:

    -Carbon Hoops w/Chris King 27.5
    -2x9 w/BBG Bash
    -125 LEV
    -C-Guide (Already ripped off though)


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    Quote Originally Posted by hrsjqb1 View Post
    @ anrive
    Great Captain America theme on the bike, or perhaps it is a Puerto Rico theme. Either way it is very cool.
    Thanks, its a Puerto Rico theme. The cool thing is I can change the colors when I get sick of this one as my buddy, who made this, saved the stencils on his computer.

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    [QUOTE=cmarshack;9819183]I made a few changes to mine...

    Now:

    -Carbon Hoops w/Chris King 27.5
    -2x9 w/BBG Bash
    -125 LEV
    -C-Guide (Already ripped off though)

    What issues has the C-Guide been giving you? Also, what Carbon rims are you running? There's a chinese carbon rims thread I've been following. would those happen to be the ones?

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    HD140
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    XT/XTR mix
    CK ISO LD to Flow EX

    29lbs as she sits

    I will be adding a KSLev dropper and MRP 2x in the short term. Long term plans are to get an an X-Fusion Vengeance and Vector for park days come spring.
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    Finally Post Worthy

    I have had the bike since late August and I have been tweaking, fiddling, and adjusting since then. I built this up with some parts from my old bike (Transition Syren) and some new kit to make it go. I am super happy with the way this bike rides. It really digs in on the climbs and descends like a dream. My build is as follows:

    Frame: Mojo HD Med - Black
    Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 M/L - HV Can
    Fork: Lyrik U-turn rebuild
    Stem: FSA 75mm
    Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/EC49
    Handlebar: Sunline V1 OS
    Grips: ruffian
    Shifter-Front: SRAM X9-2011
    Shifter-Rear: XT M780
    Brakes: Hope M4
    Seatpost: KS Lev 125
    Saddle: Saddle Vader
    Cranks: Gravity Light 170mm
    Chainrings: Shimano SLX 24/32
    Bash Guard: Blackspire
    Derailleur-Front: XT FD 786
    Chain: KMC DX 10sc
    Cassette: SRAM PG-1030 11-36
    Derailleur-Rear: SLX Shaddow Plus
    Wheel-Rear: King 142x12 laced to WTB FR - Ghetto Tubeless
    Wheel-Front: Hope 20mm laced to WTB FR - Ghetto Tubeless
    Tires: Schwalbe Fat Albert (f) Maxxis Minion DHF (r)
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    Quote Originally Posted by santastock View Post
    love your mojo it looks awesome
    just a quick question about the xtr crank i just wondered how it was working out for you with the 38/26 combo does it shift well etc i only ask because on the ibis website it says not compatabl and this is kind of what im after for my 2012 mojo hd

    i cant post the link as i havent posted before but its on the ibis website set up guide page 13
    I'm in the same boat. Just ordered my 2012 Med White and want to run XTR 2x10. But Ibis says I need to run 3x10. Guess I can run 24-32-bash but can I really run a 2x10? I'm building it to be more of an AM since there's lots of climbing I do as well as DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy View Post
    2 years old and still awesome! 29.5lb large with a coil.



    Are they the light bicycles rims you're running? Been looking at them and they look great, how long have you been using them and how hard have they been ridden? I'm guessing by your build pretty damn hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy View Post
    2 years old and still awesome! 29.5lb large with a coil.
    Nice build. Similar build spec that I'm aiming to achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawman1991 View Post
    are they the light bicycles rims you're running? Been looking at them and they look great, how long have you been using them and how hard have they been ridden? I'm guessing by your build pretty damn hard!
    The wheels have been great. I have about 250 miles on them and have had no issues. Did some lift assist a couple months back on them and pushed them hard through a rock garden for three runs and had no issues. I was on my DH bike most of the day but brought the HD just to get some rides on it too. My friend riding with me was on his Remedy and got a tennis ball size dent on his downtube from the same rock garden on one our runs. The Remedy's have thin downtubes to begin with but it was his first dent on this downtube from a couple years of riding his bike.

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    good Ibis , very love

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    • 2011 medium Mojo HD
    • XT Crank with Chromagg bashguard (2X10 setup)
    • XT shifters/levers
    • 2011 Fox TALAS 36 160
    • Fox float RP 23
    • Elixir CR 160/180
    • Reverb 125mm post
    • Stan's ZTR flow rims on ibis hubs
    • Maxxis ADvantage 2.4 front, Highroller 2.35 lust back (both tubeless configured)
    • ODI rogue grips
    • Wellgo B54 pedals
    • Kore 60mm(?no clue really) stem 0 rise
    • Truvativ Holzfeller DH Riser Bar 720mm
    • Fizik kium saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by haravovadia View Post
    Hey all! first post here
    Its a 2011 (new ibis costs a lot around here, 5700 USD for XT build without mods) demo bike from my local ibis dealer, got it for 3700USD, had some minor scratches and no kashima, but you have to make compromises

    weight of the bike was 14.190KG with all the above (ready to go).

    anyone has any idea where can i get 0.5 KG off the bike without hurting the performance too much? (was thinking pedals [500g for pair of these] and maybe tiers, but im not really an expert on tiers so i have no clue which to pick)
    Hi to you !
    You said it "cost a lot around here" where are you living ?
    Really 14.19kgs ?
    Mine's 13.15 with light tires, then 13.6 with heavy ones like yours ... but nothing ultra light ?

    I had say, change tires, the stem perhaps, the bars ... & throw away the big pile-up under the stem ... but only a few grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haravovadia View Post
    (was thinking pedals [500g for pair of these] and maybe tiers, but im not really an expert on tiers so i have no clue which to pick)
    If what you call tiers is SPD pedals .... the choice is very large !

    I'm on Shimano XT PDM 785, works great, light, not too expensive. Happy with it.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    If what you call tiers is SPD pedals .... the choice is very large !

    I'm on Shimano XT PDM 785, works great, light, not too expensive. Happy with it.
    duh, my bad, meant Tires lol
    i like riding flats, tried SPD but never managed to get the hang of it.

    First off loving the B&W theme on yours, great look.
    Im from Israel, and yeah, weight at the shop was 14.190.. i dont really know why. maybe fox has been feeding my shocks too much? how do they compare to the BOS?
    im guessing the reverb (0.5kg) adds a bit more compared to the gravity dropper?

    thanks for the replys!


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    Nope ... I just changed for a Reverse recently and XT brakes, no weight added nor removed.

    I just never used the Fox shock, but a few friends of mine were just amazed when changing from Fox to Bos, however depending of the use you make of your bike, the terrain you ride etc ...
    But Bos suspensions are WAY above those Talas things ...

    If you're from Israël you should get in touch with the guy who made some headset to modify the head angle.
    I personaly use a Works Components -1.5° but I know your countryman does nice things too !

    Ofanaim.net » Head Angle Set

    Then you could probably go for a medium cage rear derailleur, just a bit lighter ... shorter chain.
    Using a dropper post, the QR on the seatpost is totally useless ...
    Lighter pedals !...
    Little things added should do a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haravovadia View Post
    Im from Israel, and yeah, weight at the shop was 14.190.. i dont really know why. maybe fox has been feeding my shocks too much? how do they compare to the BOS?
    im guessing the reverb (0.5kg) adds a bit more compared to the gravity dropper?
    Usually it's just small parts adding up - like stem/handlebar, tubes, rear casette, headset, derailleurs etc. My Mojo HD (photo pending ) is also around 14,2 kg with air shock, coil fork, Reverb and 1x10 drivetrain. I have plans to drop some weight with Fox 36 Float 160 mm and perhaps carbon handlebar. But with a very potent frame like the Mojo HD I think there's no point in loosing weight on tires, because lightweight tires will be to weak for the riding the Mojo HD is capable of, especially when you say you need strong wheels.

    Maybe it's obvious Just list all your parts in Excel, add real weights and try to compare with the parts that you could have - you will see, where you can gain most weight.
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    Thanks, ill check that out.

    looking at the tires a bit more, my front tire is 940g and my rear is 900g [based on maxxis own site] looking up the scwallbe tires you are running (they got alot of version for each tire, im really lost here ) i noticed they are around 600g both, is that is half a kilo right there without messing with anything but rubber (cheap!)
    could you give me the exact models you are running on the heavy duty wheelset? thanks!
    P.S, i weight around 70KG (150LBS) with riding gear on, so i guess i can get away with light wheels.

    to be honest, coming off a 16.7kg bike to a 14.2 was a big difference, so cant say that 14.2 is heavy for me but if it can be even lower than that, without hurting performance, im up for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haravovadia View Post
    could you give me the exact models you are running on the heavy duty wheelset? thanks!
    P.S, i weight around 70KG (150LBS) with riding gear on, so i guess i can get away with light wheels.
    I'm 72kgs naked, a Dher ... ex-MXer but an old one
    Those are my lights wheels for around home, for harder terrain (in the Alps or so) I ride Mavic Crossmax SX (but the ST could make it) with :
    Maxxis Crossmark 2.25 LUST on rear
    Maxxis High Roller 2 2.40 Exo on front (not an UST tire but used as is with no problem)

    Lighter than yours, good rolling on the rear, and excellent grip up front !
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsxtc View Post
    I'm in the same boat. Just ordered my 2012 Med White and want to run XTR 2x10. But Ibis says I need to run 3x10. Guess I can run 24-32-bash but can I really run a 2x10? I'm building it to be more of an AM since there's lots of climbing I do as well as DH.
    I am running 2x10 XTR on my setup no problem. I do not have the direct mount FD. My understanding was that for DM you just have to run an SLX FD.

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    The 40/28 xtr race is compatible, as per Set-Up Guide | Support | Ibis Cycles US I chose the 3 ring because I use lower gearing quite a bit especially with the larger 650b wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haravovadia View Post
    duh, my bad, meant Tires lol
    i like riding flats, tried SPD but never managed to get the hang of it.

    First off loving the B&W theme on yours, great look.
    Im from Israel, and yeah, weight at the shop was 14.190.. i dont really know why. maybe fox has been feeding my shocks too much? how do they compare to the BOS?
    im guessing the reverb (0.5kg) adds a bit more compared to the gravity dropper?

    thanks for the replys!


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    Ed's wheels are are lot lighter. I have found that the ZTR Flows or Hope and Flows come out at just under 2kg unless you get upgraded spokes. I have Easton Havoc that are at least 1/2 lb (200gms lighter) but I stuff it up with a set of coil Marzocchis!

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    A $10K Mojo!

    Quote Originally Posted by deofour View Post
    ok here we go:

    Mojo Hd Med w/ stock 13 Fox RP23 shimmed 1/16" and Factory Down tube Guard
    13 Fox Talas 34 27.5
    Enve Composites AM 650b wheelset w/ Chris King Hubs 34h DT Bladed Spokes
    Pancetti Neo Moto 650b 2.3 tubeless
    Enve Composites Stem 75x5deg
    Enve Composites Riser Bar uncut
    Chris King InSet Mix Tapered Headset
    Chris King BB
    Xtr 980 3 Ring Crankset
    Xtr 980 Shifters F/R with Shimano Yumeya Hardware and Cables
    Xtr 980 10 Spd Casette
    Xtr 980 10 Spd Chain
    Xtr 981 Direct Mount FD with Shimano Yumeya Hardware
    Xtr 985 Pedals
    Xtr 985 Brakes F/R with Shimano Yumeya Hardware
    Xtr 986 RD with Shimano Yumeya Jockeys and Hardware
    KS Supernatural Seatpost 31.6 x 125mm travel with Shimano Yumeya Cable Housing
    Sella Italia SlR Flow Seat
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    Quote Originally Posted by deofour View Post
    The 40/28 xtr race is compatible, as per Set-Up Guide | Support | Ibis Cycles US. I chose the 3 ring because I use lower gearing quite a bit especially with the larger 650b wheels.
    Yeah, I saw that too...What I don't understand is why a 38/26 will not work? Isn't the only thing different are the number of teeth? The chain line will be the same no? I need at least a 26 (pref a 24) for AM climbing.

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    Not sure but I was on the fence, the bike shop I bought my frame at kept needling me to run it single in the front but I went triple because you just never know. At the least I have a really expensive bash ring in the large ring. I can tell you as a function of the 10spd in combo with the 650bs I have used all three rings up front. I have never ever used the large ring on my 9spd/26. This past weekend I was riding in the white mountains of NH and I was never more glad to have the granny gear up front. The guy I was riding with had a single ring up front and it was the first time I've ever seen a bike set up with only the small ring. Should have taken it for the sign that I was in for 3 miles straight up the mountain..... ALMOST lost my breakfast on that one. Go for all three, I'm all about weight savings but not at the expense of performance.

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    The reason the 38 might not work is because you will not be able to get the derailer low enough. Just a guess though.

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    My freshly built Mojo HD:



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    IBIS Mojo HD 140mm flip chips and shock
    Vitamin P Green
    Headset: Chris King inset Red
    Fork: Fox 34 Float ctd Kashima
    Shock: Fox Ctd Kashima
    Bar: Chromag OSX ano lime green
    Stem: Chromag Ranger black 50mm
    Grips: Odi TLD
    Seatpost: Sram Reverb dropper post
    Seat: Chromag Moon DT black
    Shifters: Sram XX1 rear
    Cranks: Sram XX1 175mm carbon
    Chain ring: Sram XX1 34t
    Chain: Sram XX1 11spd
    Cassette: Sram XX1 9/42 t
    Rear D Sram XX1
    Avid Trail XO 180/180
    ENVE 32h Chris King Iso 142/15mm swapping out my rear King to a DT for the XX1 XD driver hub shell darn it CK.
    Frame ordered and confirmned by IBIS in stock, prepaid for in full eta end of this week 16/11/2012, confirmned 2 Fridays ago.

    So just had a call from our importer to my LBS your frame in stock has disapeared only black now available, Vitamin P n Red Links sometime in December?

    My impression of Ibis on this forum has been of top CS, I have pre paid first time ever in full to my LBS for this bike, so in shock at mo, I hope this is a mistake have been so excitied to get this bike as much from the great vibe here and feedback of the bike, I was so hoping to post a pic here this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    The reason the 38 might not work is because you will not be able to get the derailer low enough. Just a guess though.
    I don't know why ibis says it's not compatible, in my case and also my buddy has a sram x0 FD, and we both have sram x0 2x10 with 22-36 chainrings and still there's space enough for the FD to go lower. With two spacers in the driveside and no spacers in the non drive side the chain line is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anrive View Post
    Thanks, its a Puerto Rico theme. The cool thing is I can change the colors when I get sick of this one as my buddy, who made this, saved the stencils on his computer.
    do you mind sharing the stencils?

    thanks

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    [QUOTE=bikeboardorblade;9819448]
    Quote Originally Posted by cmarshack View Post
    I made a few changes to mine...

    Now:

    -Carbon Hoops w/Chris King 27.5
    -2x9 w/BBG Bash
    -125 LEV
    -C-Guide (Already ripped off though)

    What issues has the C-Guide been giving you? Also, what Carbon rims are you running? There's a chinese carbon rims thread I've been following. would those happen to be the ones?
    I just saw this post, sorry for the late reply.

    the problem I had with my c-guide is that it fell off! I don't think it actually broke though, because my mount was still intact on the frame. What I think happened was the little screw that hold the guide together fell out. I did buy another one and now the directions state to put lock-tite on that little screw...I highly recommend doing this!

    As for the hoops, yes they are the Light Bicycle rims. I was the first on here to get them and I have nothing but great things to say so far!

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    HD Transformed

    Here's what I've got....in the Philippines.
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    Thanks, cmarshack. For the price and the weight, the Light Bicycle rims are very tempting. Too tempting, almost. Also, thanks for the tip on the C-Guide, its amazing what a bit of lock-tite can do!

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    Check the wheels and tire forum. There has been an uptick in failures the last few weeks and it looks as though the side walls are getting crushed by impacts. That is the difference between Easton/Enve and the Chinese versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnperez View Post
    Here's what I've got....in the Philippines.
    I like that! All but that massive downtube protector actually.

    What chrome style bar is that? Matches nice with the chromium Formula (?) brakes.

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    Can a decent Mojo HD build be done with $4000? Thats my budget for my first bike, and I still am learning about all the components so I'm trying to figure out if that would be enough. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    If you get a good deal you might get out for $4k. My son managed to do it with his SLX/Rockshox equipped HD. I got a recent quote for about 10%-15% higher than that for a SLX bike with a FOX 34, a LEV post and an upgrade on the wheels. (I ended up going for the XT bike for a bit more.) Seems like you are close - I recommend going for it, it is an awesome bike!

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    Thanks.

    The magnesium bar is an Easton Haven one. Yup it matches just right on the Formula RO brakes.

    The downtube protector really comes in handy actually with rocks that go up flying. You can hear it like popcorn popping when it hits the frame. Would have been better if the protector that comes with the frame goes all the way up, rather than like 3/4's of the way.

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    Can anyone tell me which version of the XTR front mech I need on a HD running a XTR triple chainset? Shimano do two, M981-D6 and M981-D6A which is for bikes with a chainstay angle between 66-68deg.

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    What might you have done differently?

    Well its taken me a long time to wade through this thread but I'm very happy to have done so (its also changed my mind on the colour I got - I wanted black but there was only white available at a disgustingly good price).

    I've just got the bike home and am waiting to swap some parts over. I've started making a list of things to do but thought I'd ask everyone what they might have done differently from the beginning.

    A bit of background info:

    Bike:
    HD 160, XL with downtube guard
    RC4 shock, Kardashian coating, steel spring.
    Solo air Lyrics 170mm
    Stans ZTR rims (currently with tubes - these will be converted).
    Kenda Nevegals, 2.35.
    IBIS hubs
    X9, 9 speed rear
    33t front with MRP guide and taco
    Stylo OCT cranks
    Formula RX brakes 180 F, 160 R
    IBIS seat post
    WTB Bel Air saddle
    IBIS Handlebar and stem
    IBIS grips
    Current weight 13.9kg / 30.58lb

    Me:
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    115 kg / 253lb
    The bike will be used for technical trails, general riding and some easy DH / FR - basically my do it all bike although I have a DH rig as well.

    I will be swapping over the following from my current 2011 Trek Remedy:
    Carbon Easton Havoc bars and stem.
    KS Supernatural seatpost
    SDG Saddle (I Beam)
    ODI lock ons


    I have a set of Saint brakes that I can swap with the Formulas. Having no experience with Formulas I am leaning to the Saints (run on the other 2 bikes). What are other people's experience with them? Does the stopping power compare?


    I am considering buying the following:
    203 rotor for front (and move the 180 to the rear).
    Would such a rotor size with Formulas equal Saints with 180/160 F&R?

    I also intend to apply a protective clear tape for cable rub or gravel rash areas - is there anywhere that you've found is vulnerable (you wish you'd protected it from day one)?

    I'm also thinking that I should wrap an old tube around the chain stay to prevent chain slap. I figure that white electrical tape on top should look very subtle when finished.

    Whereas i'm not the tiniest bloke and the bike is not intended to be the lightest out there, I do want to keep the weight sub 14.5kg / 32lb as this will be my general bike.

    Ok, so with all of that in mind, what would you have done differently and what could you recommend to me?

    Cheers

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    I'd go Saints. My experience has been that the levers are incredibly hard to adjust, and the range you can adjust them is minimal. Also, Formula's scream like a banshee. They're no as powerful as the Saints, but likley powerful enough. As you're already having good experiences with the Saints (who hasn't?) I'd go that route.

    I know the Stylo OCT is a light and stiff crankset, is it stiff enough for a person of your stature? This is my preference, but I can't stand the slightest amount of flex and I'm only 155 lbs. I haven't ridden the Stylo, maybe others can provide some more helpful input in this area.

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    Matt

    I used to run Formulas on my HD - my experience was that they are good brakes, but are very noisy and I found the levers to be awkward.

    I switched out to Shimano XTs - noticed improvement in every aspect of the brakes (noise, ergonomics, feel) - I have not used Saints but I would have to imagine they are amazing

    The only other change I would consider down the line after you wear out the cassette would be to get rid of the X9 and pick up a Shadow XTR+ rear deral. - far superior in my opinion and worth every penny - even though you will have to change out the shift levers; also, I like the newest Reverb better than the KS, but it looks like you already have that post; and I'm not a huge fan of the Nevegals because of the rolling resistance when climbing

    Otherwise I like all the changes you are making and that bike will be a beast! Have fun!

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    If your X9 is a type 2 then don't waste your money going to Shimano just installed type 2 on my buddies bike and its better than the clutch type XTRs Ive tried, Im not a Shimano fan, even though I talked the same guy into new XT cranks, the cranks are good can't argue they're SLX my fav on that front.

    X9 t2 has cage lock so simple, works great such a great idea wonder no one has not done this before, less parts why would you want to switch the clutch on or off don't get that either.

    Still Sram Shimano seems a personal thing, I get my way as I maintain my mates bikes and I save them money improve ride experience enjoy the new system more positive and lest against more fun riding so no brainer they just do it haha.
    Personally I think the new X9, type 2 or last gen were stunning, better looking than XX and XO.

    I don't run Shimano cranks myself, diehard Raceface or now Sram XX1 prev XO crank runner but I usually advise buds who are not so mechcanically minded to run XT or SLX on cranks, but Sram drive trains, all about relibility and ease of service same reason I get them.

    Also advise to them to go Avid brakes, maybe not be the best of the best but theyre simple to bleed setup easy to get parts low cost maintain and integrate nicely with shifters brakes dropper post clamps especially the Reverb and I hate cluttered bar setups even on my mates bikes drives me crazy.

    Saints seem overkill to me but its a personal thing so I'd go with what works for you.
    Options though if set on Shimano new gen XTs, even SLXs or Zees with A 203 rotor front/180 rear should be heaps on an HD, DH bike Saints for sure, then even Saints hit my radar, I will be running Avid XO trails and just running 180 fr n rear, instead of a 203/180 my usual setup, so powerful.

    shocks Id maybe have looked at XFusion, nothing but great feedback I can see from HD owners who have tried XFusion.
    X Fusion Shox - HLR
    For a lighter setup but still able to support your ride size, HD is optimised for air shocks, better match to your Lyrik, I will myself be looking to run XFusion in both fork and shocks next year.

    Vengence for 160 mode/ Vector air
    Slant 34 for 140 mode / microlite

    Cockpit short wide sweet, not so sure on Ibis stem bar seem bit narrow and stems seem long to me.
    Chromag, cockpit done for life.

    Jmt on yr setup options.

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    I ran The Ones for a long time and switched to XTR recently. Awesome change, same power with much more modulation and lower maintenance.

    For the chain protector I run an old tube wrapped in hockey grip tape. Works awesome.

    I would also definitely swap the tires. There much better options available.

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    I also recently switched out the Formulas after 5 months of constant tweaking, adjusting and general frustration. They feel good when you get them adjusted just right but that lasts for about 5 minutes and then the pads start rubbing, the squeal, etc. their fundamental flaw (which formula has acknowledged and says they've fixed for 2013) is lack of pad clearance. The formula breaks were honestly the only disappointing component(s) from the stock XT build.

    I swapped them out for a set of XT's and they're perfect! If you have Saints, go with them. Shimano is leading the break technology in my opinion right now.

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    I feel I need to say that I run Formula The One for about 2 years now without any issue. Amazing power, no noise, no need to bleed.
    But I also don't like the lever very much, I'd like to have it closer to the grip than possible. I used 2012 XTs on various test bikes and found the levers ergonomically perfect, slimmer and closer (with me having glove size 10).

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    Thanks for the responses guys. The bike is slowly coming together now. I'm awaiting a few parts to get everything dialed in.

    However a quick question.

    I need to somehow disconnect the rear triangle so that I can remove the old brakes and install the Saints. Is there a best method to use? It looks as if I need to disconnect the shock and the rear triangle from the upper link or is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks for all of your help.

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    That's one way to do it. I simply unscrewed the hose from the lever, routed it through thr frame and then screwed it back on. Takes like two minutes and given you are carefull, there is no need to bleed the brake.

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    Download the setup guide

    Set-Up Guide | Info | Ibis Cycles US

    It has the procedure for removing the rear triangle.

    I can't remember of the top of my head but I think when I built mine I only needed to remove the rear shock mount bolt and the left side bolt from the Lopes Link and I was able fit the hose through without having to remove it from the caliper or lever.

    I really hate having to deal with nasty dot fluid.

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    Much easier to disconnect the brake line, thread through, then bleed. The shimano brakes are super easy to bleed.

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    That's great! Thanks for the guide. I'm sure this will come in very useful.

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    Pretty easy to take the shock mount and upper pivot bolt apart. Takes about 5-10 minutes. I would not recommend taking the brake lever apart.

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    Loads of nice bikes here. Just picked up an HD based on the great reviews and inspiring pics!

    Anyone know if the MRP G2 can be 'adapted' to work with a 28t MRP Bling Ring?

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    Finally got the HD built up... :)

    Took some time getting through AUS Customs and had a bit of a tight fitting headset at first, but great customer service from Ibis and their importer Meeco as well. Cheers guys!

    Rides great on the nearby trails around town, yet to see any 'serious' dirt but keen to get out this weekend at some point, and back to NZ this summer as well. Coming off a 7 inch bike, the DW link thus far belies the 160MM travel at the back - it feels like a bigger travel bike on the downs, and a shorter travel bike on the ups. Can't complain about that. Quite balanced with 180mm up front for the time being.

    Still getting used to the TT length on the XL - almost went for the L after having tried one out... Have always ridden my bikes slightly shorter, but at 6'4 it *should* be the right size once I get up to speed with the handling, and after all, one of my main reasons for upgrading was a little bit more length to match the shorter stems I'm running of late....

    That said, no replacement for a proper steel hardtail in the flickability department.... Next project with all the 'left over' bits from my old Yeti

    A few things yet to do - need to shorten the brake cables, and probably up spring for my ~100KG RTR weight and likely switch to Ti once dialled. Could happily go a little slacker as well for the type of riding this bike will be used for - not much more, but considering a Works or similar HS when I switch to a new fork (55s?) to slacken things out just slightly...

    Pics to follow...not enough posts yet it appears...!

    Frame: HD XL 2012
    Shock: DHX RC4, 350lb spring
    Fork: Marz 66 ATA converted to an RC3... perhaps a 55 Evo Ti in near future
    HSet: Hope Pick n Mix ZS44/28.6 I ZS 49/30
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Post: Thomson Elite (prossibly Reverb soon)
    Saddle: my old Selle Italia. Upgrade when I can be bothered..?
    Cranks: Saint M815 cranks
    Pedals: Blackspire Sub4, gold / or old SPDs
    R. Der: XTR M985
    Brakes: Hope V2 Special Edition - Green & Black
    Rotors: Hope V2 Floating 203/180, Gold
    Hubs: Hope Pro Evo
    Rims: Stan's Flow EX
    Ty(i)res: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4s (not wedded to these yet... may go back closer to a Highroller type pattern)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Could happily go a little slacker as well for the type of riding this bike will be used for - not much more, but considering a Works or similar HS when I switch to a new fork (55s?) to slacken things out just slightly..
    Totaly agree with you !!!
    So have a look at this ==> Work Components Headset - 1.0 Degré EC44 -EC49 - Pinkbike
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Took some time getting through AUS Customs and had a bit of a tight fitting headset at first, but great customer service from Ibis and their importer Meeco as well. Cheers guys!

    Rides great on the nearby trails around town, yet to see any 'serious' dirt but keen to get out this weekend at some point, and back to NZ this summer as well.

    Pics to follow...not enough posts yet it appears...!
    Look forward to seeing your pics, hope mine is sitting in customs at the mo in NZ fingers crossed the waiting is killing me as is the steel SS

    XL I think will be sweet Im 5'11 and find a large with the same stem perfect well on the demos I tried.
    Where do you ride when you come to Nz?

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    Totaly agree with you !!!
    Cheers ED - I may end up with a 1.5 as well, but will need to get some more ride time in on the current set up to decide...

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    Right-o. First pics of the HD pre cable cutting, Reverb, etc....

    Black on black on gold, with a tiny bit of Hope green on the brakes.....

    Not sure of weight yet - not heavy, but not a light build. Pretty sure I can take around KG or so off between a set of 55s, ti spring and lighter rear tyre, and then gain half of it back with a dropper post!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Look forward to seeing your pics, hope mine is sitting in customs at the mo in NZ fingers crossed the waiting is killing me as is the steel SS

    XL I think will be sweet Im 5'11 and find a large with the same stem perfect well on the demos I tried.
    Where do you ride when you come to Nz?

    Enjoy.
    Thanks Mav... I'm sure I'll get used to it with more ride time. Tilted the bars back 3 or 4mm last night which seems to be about right on reach.... just getting used to the wheelbase at the mo.

    Will be back in Auckland for the holidays, so keen to hit Woodhill and probably aim for a decent trip to RotoVegas or (finally) do the 42 Traverse for a bit of a break.

    Lived in Wellington for a bit, so the local trails used to be a bit steeper and bigger than what one sees locally here in Melburn (cityside anyway!), but definitely planning get further out of town and test the bike out properly now that it's built...

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    Hey Rico,

    Nice build. I'm interested to hear how yours feels on the trail with the RC4.

    Mine came with the Fox from the shop with a 550lb spring (I'm about 118kg RTR). Giving it a quick bounce inside felt pretty average. As if it ramps up just after the half way point.

    I've now got a DBair on as I want to get the weight down (every little helps at my weight). Although I know the DB requires a lot of time to settle in and get the adjustments fine tuned I'm interested to hear if you find the same with your RC4. Does it feel pretty dull when bouncing around on flat ground but liven up when on the trail?

    I know there is a specific Mojo HD & CCDBA thread on MTBR but I'm interested to hear other people's experiences. My bike hasn't even seen dirt yet but I'm hoping that this coming weekend will be a thorough test. If I can get as much info as possible before hitting the rough stuff, I think I will be in a better position to make my adjustments on the trail.

    Oh and another quick Q. The bike came with the Lyric solo airs. I'm thinking I may end up putting the DH cartridge in eventually however I thought I'd see who has done this and how much of a difference it makes.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Thanks Mav... I'm sure I'll get used to it with more ride time. Tilted the bars back 3 or 4mm last night which seems to be about right on reach.... just getting used to the wheelbase at the mo.

    Will be back in Auckland for the holidays, so keen to hit Woodhill and probably aim for a decent trip to RotoVegas or (finally) do the 42 Traverse for a bit of a break.

    Lived in Wellington for a bit, so the local trails used to be a bit steeper and bigger than what one sees locally here in Melburn (cityside anyway!), but definitely planning get further out of town and test the bike out properly now that it's built...
    She looks great. Def some good riding and climbs in Wellywood.
    If ya make it to RotoVegas pm me, maybe we can hit up a ride in the Redwoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Cheers ED - I may end up with a 1.5 as well, but will need to get some more ride time in on the current set up to decide...
    No problemo !
    Have fun with your new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Pretty sure I can take around KG
    Big gain could be made on the cranks, that's the first set-up I see using it.

    Quote Originally Posted by my02 View Post
    Hey Rico,
    I know there is a specific Mojo HD & CCDBA thread on MTBR but I'm interested to hear other people's experiences.
    Save money & ugly crack noises going for the Works components head set !!!

    My 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    Save money & ugly crack noises going for the Works components head set !!!

    My 2 cents.
    I think your thinking of the angle set from cane creek whereas he is talking about the double barrel air (CCDBA). That said, I agree. I am running the angleset on my SL-R and will likely be switching over to the Works components head set. Forget about the adjustability of the CC, once you get the d@mn thing to stop popping and Cane Creaking you will be afraid to adjust it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    Big gain could be made on the cranks, that's the first set-up I see using it.


    Save money & ugly crack noises going for the Works components head set !!!

    My 2 cents.
    Haha, yeah - but as a big, heavy (ex) track sprinter the Saints do give a level of stiffness and margin of error!

    That said, I've never broken a set of hollowtech cranks... or at least not since those Hones...!

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    Mav - cheers for the invite - will do if I get down that way...

    Matt:

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    Hey Rico,

    Nice build. I'm interested to hear how yours feels on the trail with the RC4.

    Mine came with the Fox from the shop with a 550lb spring (I'm about 118kg RTR). Giving it a quick bounce inside felt pretty average. As if it ramps up just after the half way point.

    I've now got a DBair on as I want to get the weight down (every little helps at my weight). Although I know the DB requires a lot of time to settle in and get the adjustments fine tuned I'm interested to hear if you find the same with your RC4. Does it feel pretty dull when bouncing around on flat ground but liven up when on the trail?

    Hey Matt - CCDBA sounds like a nice shock from what I've heard.... no lack of tuning options...

    Did you try playing with air pressure or damping settings much on the RC4 before swapping it out?

    Have only had a handful of rides on my HD to date and yet to get it dialled in, so before the suspension engineers attack, I'll note that mine is not really a representative experience to draw conclusions from....

    But in the interest of giving a further reference point, my first impressions from said shock:

    My RC4 is relatively under-sprung for my weight (350lb spring vs 100KG RTR) so I have compensated with ~175lb or so of air which sits at around 35% (?) sag at shaft. Came with an M tune on which I upped the rebound and low speed compression on a 'couple' of clicks from the original mid setting... scientific, yes?

    The bike does feel pretty neutral 'just bouncing on it' - ie not terribly lively but not bad either, and without the ramp up you describe even given the higher air pressure.

    First impressions on the trail are actually quite positive: it does feel a bit more lively on the trail than the front driveway and yet to feel like it's approaching bottoming on the milder stuff I've hit around town - up to 4ft drops, some big-ish ruts at speed...

    Presses and pops off jumps 'fine' as is, and does not feel like it's wallowing it its travel when climbing or sprinting with the air pressure and LSC set as it is- better than I would have expected considering the too-soft spring.

    That said I'm sure it will improve and feel more lively off jumps etc, once I do finally get the right spring weight on there, but it is plenty rideable as-is at the moment, and the bike has soaked up everything I've thrown at it thus far without complaint.

    Looking forward to having more of a play around with the setup over the holidays when I have time to dig out some of my old DHX springs out which might yield more meaningful data...

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaGro View Post
    I think your thinking of the angle set from cane creek whereas he is talking about the double barrel air (CCDBA). That said, I agree. I am running the angleset on my SL-R and will likely be switching over to the Works components head set. Forget about the adjustability of the CC, once you get the d@mn thing to stop popping and Cane Creaking you will be afraid to adjust it anymore.
    Quote Originally Posted by my02 View Post
    Indeed I am!
    So sorry !!!

    So if it's about shock, go BOS Vip'R !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Haha, yeah - but as a big, heavy (ex) track sprinter the Saints do give a level of stiffness and margin of error!
    That said, I've never broken a set of hollowtech cranks... or at least not since those Hones...!
    Ok, that totaly makes sense !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricovonsuaveIII View Post
    Mav - cheers for the invite - will do if I get down that way...

    Matt:




    Hey Matt - CCDBA sounds like a nice shock from what I've heard.... no lack of tuning options...

    Did you try playing with air pressure or damping settings much on the RC4 before swapping it out?

    Have only had a handful of rides on my HD to date and yet to get it dialled in, so before the suspension engineers attack, I'll note that mine is not really a representative experience to draw conclusions from....

    But in the interest of giving a further reference point, my first impressions from said shock:

    My RC4 is relatively under-sprung for my weight (350lb spring vs 100KG RTR) so I have compensated with ~175lb or so of air which sits at around 35% (?) sag at shaft. Came with an M tune on which I upped the rebound and low speed compression on a 'couple' of clicks from the original mid setting... scientific, yes?

    The bike does feel pretty neutral 'just bouncing on it' - ie not terribly lively but not bad either, and without the ramp up you describe even given the higher air pressure.

    First impressions on the trail are actually quite positive: it does feel a bit more lively on the trail than the front driveway and yet to feel like it's approaching bottoming on the milder stuff I've hit around town - up to 4ft drops, some big-ish ruts at speed...

    Presses and pops off jumps 'fine' as is, and does not feel like it's wallowing it its travel when climbing or sprinting with the air pressure and LSC set as it is- better than I would have expected considering the too-soft spring.

    That said I'm sure it will improve and feel more lively off jumps etc, once I do finally get the right spring weight on there, but it is plenty rideable as-is at the moment, and the bike has soaked up everything I've thrown at it thus far without complaint.

    Looking forward to having more of a play around with the setup over the holidays when I have time to dig out some of my old DHX springs out which might yield more meaningful data...

    Cheers

    Rico
    Thanks Rico. Appreciate the response.

    For the RC4 I backed the HSC and LSC to zero, set the boost valve to 135PSI, put bottom out to midway and same for rebound.

    FYI the spring is actually 500lb so pretty under sprung for someone at 118kg.

    Ie now emailed both Ibis and Cane Creek for their feedback so hopefully they will get back to me before the weekend.

    I know I really need to get the bike out for a ride but I'm awaiting a frame skin which will be much easier to apply when the bike is spotless.

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    Wow nice weight loss

    How does the 34 compare to the 36?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toons101 View Post
    Wow nice weight loss

    How does the 34 compare to the 36?
    Haven't had a chance to hit the trail yet so I'll let you know after some ride and dialing in time. Just around the street it seems very smooth, even sagging a tiny bit under just the weight of the bike alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toons101 View Post
    Wow nice weight loss
    Nice indeed, but at about $1,500 per pound!

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    Just finished mine. This thing is a beast.




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    Here she is definitley worth the wait, thanx to my awesome LBS/ for getting her together for me today, wouldnt let me leave lol and also to our importer who was also awesome, cheers guys.

    Frame: IBIS Mojo HD Large
    Colour & Mode: Vitamin P red links /140mm flip chips
    Headset: Chris King inset Red
    Fork: Fox 34 Float ctd Kashima set @ 150mm
    Shock: Fox Ctd Kashima
    Bar: Chromag OSX
    Stem: Chromag Ranger black 50mm
    Grips: Odi TLD
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb dropper post
    Seat: SDG Duster green (temp one on at mo only blem till in stock)
    Shifters: Sram XX1 rear
    Cranks: Sram XX1 175mm carbon
    Chain ring: Sram XX1 34t
    Chain: Sram XX1 11spd
    Cassette: Sram XX1 9/42 t
    Rear D: Sram XX1
    Brakes: Avid Trail XO 180/180
    Wheels: Enve's /Chris King 15mm front 32h / rear DT 240s, 142x12
    XX1 XD driver hub shell
    Tires: Maxxis
    Front Maxxis Ardent 2.25, rear Maxxis Icon 2.2 exc/exo I run tubes, maxxis superlight 0.87mm Presta valves.
    Pedals: Crank Bros Mallet 3s

    Also thanx to Hans for putting up with my pms
    but I do appreciate the replies gave me lots of confidence to hang in there and wait.





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    Amazing build, Maverick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoton21 View Post
    Amazing build, Maverick!
    Cheers marcoton.

    The bike got its maiden shake down ride this afternoon 3hrs of summer evening blast, felt great, XX1 is amazing shifts so fast and you can take adantage of the dwl and hammer it, Im sure I was supposed to be running a 34t front ring but it has a 32t feels a bit small to me, would like to be riding a 34t but easy to change, then my ratios for my home riding should be sweet, the HD is so plush and ramps up very nicley towards the end of the stroke, for me even at 140 it slays my trails very impressive, am so loving the color combo looks stunning in person, defintiely draws attention not sure if thats a good thing or not, Im not worried about it just ride huh.

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    Can't wait to get rid of that stupid front derailleur. Sadly my XX1 seems to come end of Jannuary only. Anyhow, the weather is as bad as can be (and in Germany that means its really awful) and final exams are ahead....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoton21 View Post
    Can't wait to get rid of that stupid front derailleur. Sadly my XX1 seems to come end of Jannuary only. Anyhow, the weather is as bad as can be (and in Germany that means its really awful) and final exams are ahead....
    Not long to wait and def worth it, I also hate front Ds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Here she is definitley worth the wait, thanx to my awesome LBS/ for getting her together for me today, wouldnt let me leave lol and also to our importer who was also awesome, cheers guys.

    Frame: IBIS Mojo HD Large
    Colour & Mode: Vitamin P red links /140mm flip chips
    Headset: Chris King inset Red
    Fork: Fox 34 Float ctd Kashima set @ 150mm
    Shock: Fox Ctd Kashima
    Bar: Chromag OSX
    Stem: Chromag Ranger black 50mm
    Grips: Odi TLD
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb dropper post
    Seat: SDG Duster green (temp one on at mo only blem till in stock)
    Shifters: Sram XX1 rear
    Cranks: Sram XX1 175mm carbon
    Chain ring: Sram XX1 34t
    Chain: Sram XX1 11spd
    Cassette: Sram XX1 9/42 t
    Rear D: Sram XX1
    Brakes: Avid Trail XO 180/180
    Wheels: Enve's /Chris King 15mm front 32h / rear DT 240s, 142x12
    XX1 XD driver hub shell
    Pedals: Crank Bros Mallet 3s

    Also thanx to Hans for putting up with my pms
    but I do appreciate the replies gave me lots of confidence to hang in there and wait.
    how tall are you? i'm interested on a HD but i'm trouble with the size

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    Hi guys!

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use the bushings from Fox RP23 on a RS Monarch?
    I have just upgraded the rear shock on my Mojo SL from the Fox RP23 to the RS Monarch Plus…
    I haven't received the Monarch yet, but I am wondering if the fox bushings would fit on her…
    I use an Offset bushing, so I would like to maintain them on my frame…
    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wally73 View Post
    how tall are you? i'm interested on a HD but i'm trouble with the size
    5'11.5" Im usually in-between sizes and I like large frames longer wheelbases the Mojo just fits me well, it was a big factor in choosing the Ibis as well.
    Loving the bike so far still getting tuned in doing the fun bit.
    Cheers.

    Slight update, my seat arived and its sweet long narrow and super supportive which = comfy for me, not harsh hard but hard enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu Guilhon View Post
    Hi guys!

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use the bushings from Fox RP23 on a RS Monarch?
    I have just upgraded the rear shock on my Mojo SL from the Fox RP23 to the RS Monarch Plus…
    I haven't received the Monarch yet, but I am wondering if the fox bushings would fit on her…
    I use an Offset bushing, so I would like to maintain them on my frame…
    Thank you.

    Regards,

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    Yes, they fit. I have swapped from my Fox to my Monarch Plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu Guilhon View Post
    Hi guys!

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use the bushings from Fox RP23 on a RS Monarch?
    I have just upgraded the rear shock on my Mojo SL from the Fox RP23 to the RS Monarch Plus…
    I haven't received the Monarch yet, but I am wondering if the fox bushings would fit on her…
    I use an Offset bushing, so I would like to maintain them on my frame…
    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Ed.
    99% sure that is what I did. I don't remember buying new bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robo SD View Post
    Turning the HD up a notch.

    Mar. 2011 – 30.6 lbs


    Dec. 2012 – 28.75lbs:


    And now I will be even farther behind you....

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    Great!!!
    Good to know.
    Thanks a lot!
    Regards,
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    It's done!

    Thanks all for sharing your pics and build tips. All hand built by yours truly except the wheel set.

    29.33 lbs. because I'm building it as a true AM bike. I have my 22 lbs XC if I want to ride a lighter bike.

    Will be replacing the rotors w/ SICC carbon 180mm when it's released.

    Notables:
    - Just released Thomson AM Carbon bars!
    - Direct mount RD
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    Continued...
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    Mine arrived the other day:


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    @Salespunk - Just absolutely sick! Makes me wonder what it would look like if you got ahold of the Ibis stencils and did White over the light blue...

    @nsxtc - gorgeous build!

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    So I'm thinking Hope pro 2 hubs laced to Stans ZTR Flow hoops for my Mojo HD wheelset. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbane View Post
    So I'm thinking Hope pro 2 hubs laced to Stans ZTR Flow hoops for my Mojo HD wheelset. Any thoughts?
    That's what I went for - pre-built Hope Hoops as an interim solution to get the bike finished, but so far so good - wheel build quality is okay....

    There are flasher things out there in hubs, but you really can't go past Hope for very reliable and reasonably priced IMO - pretty much set-and-forget, but easy to service if required, easy to get spare parts, and plenty of colour choices if you go through a Hope dealer.

    I do not have enough ride time on my Flow EX's yet to comment. I am (still) a little wary of the lack of eyelets, but they seem to be a well designed rim overall.

    Ultimately though, a well built, properly pre stressed and tensioned wheel build makes a big (biggest?) difference to longevity, so ideally I would still make sure they are built up by a good wheel builder if they are going to be your main wheel set and you want them to last.... Do as I say and not as I do right..?

    -R