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    Maintain internal heights.

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    Good looking trails right amount of snow for some good drifts, its humid as hell here lots of sweat and water dry dusty trails
    Loving my HD, I now know why you guys say this is the best bike you've ridden or owned its rips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgame22 View Post
    A local trail this morning. Great riding weather!
    Fine !
    Where's this please ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    Fine !
    Where's this please ?
    Ginny trail at Bobcat Ridge.
    Maintain internal heights.

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    almost done, will have an Enve DH bar and then cut the cables...
    the bike rip on dh courses, Bos does a really nice job
    13.2kg (w/ 2.5/2.4 FR tires + tubes)
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    Wooooooow! The ultimate machine.

    How the hell did you get that Void to fit in that frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgame22 View Post
    Ginny trail at Bobcat Ridge.
    Thx !

    But sorry I'm from France, so Google map gave me this ==>

    Bobcat Ridge, Teton National Forest, Comté de Teton, Wyoming 83013, États-Unis
    Bobcat Ridge, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina 29678, États-Unis
    Bobcat Ridge, Portuguese Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS B3V 1J8, Canada
    Bobcat Ridge, Hernando, DeSoto, Mississippi 38632, États-Unis
    Bobcat Ridge, Tug Hardee, Mingo, West Virginia 25670, États-Unis
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuSa View Post
    Wooooooow! The ultimate machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by JuSa View Post
    How the hell did you get that Void to fit in that frame?
    I suppose with 2 hands ?
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    Or the big betty in the rear? Nice scooter.

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    Luciano, you have an awesome rig there, how is the BOS suspension treating you? As good as it's been told to be??

    Anyways, I made a few upgrades to my ibis:




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    the Bos suspension does such a nice job
    the bike flows over rock gardens, fly on bike parks and the tire combination glues to any dirt soil
    the Void is for DH, on this bike you feel a little less effective than w/ a CCDB Air for e.g., or the stock Fox Float. To extract the potential this frame has to offer, it should be spec'ed w/ the CCDB Air at least.
    Regarding the Deville fork, it delivers much more confidence than the prior Fox 36 Talas, even w/ thiner legs, it works so well that you feel the track sensibility

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    Bos suspension is noticeably superior to a stock model from Fox, Rock Shox, Marzocchi, Manitou, DT Swiss, Magura, etc.

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    Looking for some advice. I've got the chance of an Ibis Mojo 160 HD 2012 XT build, ex demo. I normally go for a small framed bike but this is a medium and its 400 miles away so I can't test it. Issue is I'm 5ft 5 inches tall, 30 inch inside leg and wonder if the medium will be too big on the stand over??? Not too worried about the reach as I could shorten the stem probably.

    Likewise it's a 2012 vitamin P coloured bike but notice Ibis don't change the frame design/colour every year. What's their policy on frame changes compared to the main brands that change them every other year if not sooner?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieh73 View Post
    Looking for some advice. I've got the chance of an Ibis Mojo 160 HD 2012 XT build, ex demo. I normally go for a small framed bike but this is a medium and its 400 miles away so I can't test it. Issue is I'm 5ft 5 inches tall, 30 inch inside leg and wonder if the medium will be too big on the stand over??? Not too worried about the reach as I could shorten the stem probably.

    Likewise it's a 2012 vitamin P coloured bike but notice Ibis don't change the frame design/colour every year. What's their policy on frame changes compared to the main brands that change them every other year if not sooner?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
    Hey there,

    So I'm 5'5 and I'm riding the MD mojo. Lot of people tell me that it's a big bike for me, and it feels like it when I'm standing next to it (saddle comes up to my upper hip when extended) but once I sit on it, it all goes away.

    I ride it with a 50mm stem but looking to go shorter. A dropper post is a must. Thankfully, ibis runs their bikes a little smaller for whereas most mediums would be at a 17.5" seat tube, the mojo comes in at 17" flat. Us short guys certainly benefit from that.

    Either way, I'd say go for it. I'm happy with my bike and honestly, the medium just looks better than the small. My .02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadikOne1 View Post
    Hey there,

    So I'm 5'5 and I'm riding the MD mojo. Lot of people tell me that it's a big bike for me, and it feels like it when I'm standing next to it (saddle comes up to my upper hip when extended) but once I sit on it, it all goes away.

    I ride it with a 50mm stem but looking to go shorter. A dropper post is a must. Thankfully, ibis runs their bikes a little smaller for whereas most mediums would be at a 17.5" seat tube, the mojo comes in at 17" flat. Us short guys certainly benefit from that.

    Either way, I'd say go for it. I'm happy with my bike and honestly, the medium just looks better than the small. My .02.
    Thanks for the advice, greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieh73 View Post
    Thanks for the advice, greatly appreciated.
    Anytime. Hope you get that ibis, you won't look back.
    "Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadikOne1 View Post
    Hey there,
    So I'm 5'5 and I'm riding the MD mojo. Lot of people tell me that it's a big bike for me
    Hi to you all.

    Then I'm 5'8 and riding a Med with 50mms stem, perfect, even if having tried a Large frame, I know it could be even better for big enduro rides in the Alps.

    BUT, my son's 5'5 and feels perfectly at home on it (with the 50 stem) could be 30 or 35 mms for him.

    Bos is certainly the way to go if you want to get the full potiental of your Mojo.


    This album's not up to date, as I've changed a few things ... brakes, seatpost etc ...

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    My HD Rocket Ship

    Hi all,

    Have not posted for a while on this forum. My IBIS with BOS fork and Vipr shock.

    Fork is just amazing, it supports well and is supper plush. Just awesome. The vipr rear shock is my latest addition and have not tested it in very demanding conditions...will drop a post once I put it through its paces...

    On the bike it feels smooth and hope it feels like that on the trail.

    To those IBIS HD's guys riding Bos suspension, post your weight and settings: will be interesting to compare setups:

    My settings:

    Weight with riding gear with piggy back: 85-6 kg (kilo difference depends on how much I s..t.

    Fork:

    85 psi or 5.9 bar
    Sag: 40mm
    Low speed: all the way out counter clockwise and then 4 clicks in.
    High speed: all the way out counter clockwise
    Reboud: 15 clicks from high

    Vipr:

    195 psi or 13.5 bar
    rebound still not known...have to test to find the right setting
    ?? What surprises me with the Vipr is that changing the rebound several clicks from fast to slow has not big effects...interesting...??

    Hate winter
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEDI View Post
    ?? What surprises me with the Vipr is that changing the rebound several clicks from fast to slow has not big effects...interesting...??
    Hi to you BOS fan !

    Concerning your Vip'r rebound problems, I highly suspect you've forgotten to follow step 3.2

    http://www.bosmtb.com/pdf/noticesen/vipren.pdf

    3.2. Air chambers balance
    To warranty a perfect function of your shock, after having setted the air pressure, you must proceed to the air chambers balance.
    The shock must be mounted on the bike.
    Place the O’ring at 15 mm from the seal of the shock, sit on your bike, and push slowly on the suspension, to compress the shock until the seal come onto the O’ring. Let the suspension extend itself, still slowly.
    Repeat 15 times those up and down movements, always at low speed.


    My personal settings : Weight naked : 72 kg

    Deville 170 :

    5.5 bar
    Sag: 25% = 42mm
    Standard setups are 15 out from fully tightened position, then for me it's ...
    Low speed comp : 11 clicks out
    High speed comp: 18 clicks out
    Rebound: 18 clicks out

    Vip'r :


    190 psi
    Sag 30% = 19mm
    Standard setup is 15 out from fully tightened position, then for me it's ...
    Rebound : 11 clicks out
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    very nice!
    I should get a Vip'r and use my Void in a 180mm rear travel frame w/ an Idylle SC...
    I'm exactly the same weight and suppose your's is medium (?)
    is that a 35mm clamp Havoc stem/handlebar? who is it riding at almost in a triangle?
    tks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianofreeride View Post
    very nice!
    I should get a Vip'r and use my Void in a 180mm rear travel frame w/ an Idylle SC...
    I'm exactly the same weight and suppose your's is medium (?)
    is that a 35mm clamp Havoc stem/handlebar? who is it riding at almost in a triangle?
    tks!!
    35mm Havoc stem, bar cut down to 770mm

    Frame size large...that my dilemma, I fit between an M & L...I went for an M for my stumpjumper 29er just felt right...

    The IBIS, L is perfect and M a little to short...

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    [QUOTE=ED young master;10012265]Hi to you BOS fan !

    Concerning your Vip'r rebound problems, I highly suspect you've forgotten to follow step 3.2

    http://www.bosmtb.com/pdf/noticesen/vipren.pdf

    3.2. Air chambers balance
    To warranty a perfect function of your shock, after having setted the air pressure, you must proceed to the air chambers balance.
    The shock must be mounted on the bike.
    Place the O’ring at 15 mm from the seal of the shock, sit on your bike, and push slowly on the suspension, to compress the shock until the seal come onto the O’ring. Let the suspension extend itself, still slowly.
    Repeat 15 times those up and down movements, always at low speed.


    Yip, know this section...I guess I need to be more consequent with this step and then set the rebound

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    How do you guys find the paint holds up with chipping and rubbing on the carbon frame? Is it less resistant than alloy? Do you use frame tape protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianofreeride View Post
    very nice!
    I should get a Vip'r and use my Void in a 180mm rear travel frame w/ an Idylle SC...
    Hop hop hop ... mine's a N'dee, but in perfect condition.

    BOS N'dee (now Idylle SC) - Pinkbike

    It's even possible to transform this one into an air fork, via this NOVYPARTS - Kit-air pour BOS Idylle

    The guy's a friend of mine, he worked for 2 years at BOS MTB suspension, so he knows what he's doing.
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    mojo HD: jekyll & hyde versions

    Fierce & filthy! 160/160mm @26" 30.5# chunk crusher mode, 140/150mm @27.5" 27.5# trail ripper mode. Both are braaaptacular in their own way. Fifteen minutes work gives me two different bikes with different personalities: loving the versatility!
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    Quote Originally Posted by budgie View Post
    Fierce & filthy! 160/160mm @26" 30.5# chunk crusher mode, 140/150mm @27.5" 27.5# trail ripper mode. Both are braaaptacular in their own way. Fifteen minutes work gives me two different bikes with different personalities: loving the versatility!
    Very nice! What drivetrain is on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmed View Post
    Very nice! What drivetrain is on there?
    Thanks! Drivetrain is nothing special: 1x10 XT (32t 11-36), stylo crank w/e13 ring & XCX guide. Soon to be replaced w/x9 + mrp bling ring when they're back in stock. Current chain line isn't optimal.
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    100 rides in...

    I guess this is fairly overdue. Put in my 100th ride on the HD today. It's been a damn good year on this bike. Sold the SL I had before - I just never grabbed it off the wall, even on buff trails where I didn't "need" the HD. The HD for me = fun fun fun!

    Here are before and after pics, Jan 1, 2012, and today.

    Happy new year Ibisians!!!
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    My new ride

    140 mode. Wish the rain would stop here in central Alabama. Between work and rain I have'nt gotten a 100 miles on it in 6 weeks.
    XT build 2 X 10 with 150 fork, Easton carbon bars, Hope brakes and Thomson seat post. 27 lbs 4 ozs according to my fish scales. I have a lot of stans in my tires due to a burp on first ride so its about 5 ozs heavier than when I first put it together. Fox Doss or KS post coming soon. The last ride was the best. The fork and shock are getting broken in and I'm getting the suspension close to dialed in.
    Hope you guys had good Holidays. We had really wet ones.
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    My Mojo HD, more pictures Ibis Mojo HD EVO Project | unluckypete.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesto View Post
    Hi to you Pesto ! Nice bike.

    I found this on your album :
    Additional planned changes:
    Headset: Cane Creek Angleset (-1deg)


    Since I actually goes to a -1.5° headset, what about the following option ?

    Work Components Headset - 1.0 Degré EC44 -EC49 - Pinkbike

    Sorry, just saw that it's already done ! ==> Ibis Mojo HD with Cane Creek Angleset | unluckypete.com
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    Does anybody use a BOS VOID on a mojo HD? have the kashima rp23 on it currently.. friend has just upgraded his rp23 to a dhx5 air, and another to a ccdba, i have 170mm Devilles up front so given how similar the dba and void look, maybe worth a try?

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianofreeride View Post
    almost done, will have an Enve DH bar and then cut the cables...
    the bike rip on dh courses, Bos does a really nice job
    13.2kg (w/ 2.5/2.4 FR tires + tubes)

    just seen this, how does the void ride...? also did bos in france sort you out? the new UK dealer didn't have a clue about what a ibis is or how the rear shock functions / is vavled.

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    I finally picked up a bigger fork (x-fusion HLR DLA) and swapped out the smaller shock/limbo chips to get this beast to 170/160. I really love this bike. Still dialing in the fork and shock but so far I am not really noticing the extra 2.5 pounds that this set up added and it rips even better than before!

    I also added some grip by getting rid of the RaRa in the rear, threw the 2.3 NeoMoto on back and a 2.35 HD up front. The So Cal dirt has been pretty tacky after the recent rains, but I can't get this thing to break loose!


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    Frame:..... Large, White
    Fork:.........BOS Deville 160mm Tapered
    Shock:......BOS Vip'R special setting for Mojo HD
    Wheelset:..Asterion wheels (rims ZTR Arch EX, Hub asterion by Aivee, handbuild in France)
    Headset:....Works Components -1°
    Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar (cut at 750mm)
    Stem:........Renthal Strata
    Brakes:......Shimano XTR 180/160
    Grips:........SB3
    Shifters:.....XTR 2*10 or 1*10
    Front Der:..XTR or E13 XCX+
    Rear Der:...XTR Shadow +
    Crank:.......XTR 26/38 or 36 or 34
    Cassette:..XX 11/36
    Chain:.......Shimano XTR
    Seatpost:..KS LEV 150mm
    Saddle:.....Fizik Thundra 2 White
    Tires:........MAXXIS High Roller 2 2.40 (3C EXO 2ply) , MAXXIS Larsen 2.35(2 Ply , downhill)
    Pedals:.....XTR
    Weight:.....13,5 .. 14kg (i know why it is so heavy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean pat View Post
    Frame:..... Large, White
    ...
    Seatpost:..KS LEV 150mm
    So you can use the full 150mm of travel and the fixed part of the KS sits nicely in the seat post?
    What's your inseam? Mine is ~35.43 (90cm) and before gnarly descents I lower the fixed part of 125mm KS with the quick release lever, which is annoying, especially at the next uphill. I would love to have to use the dropper post only.

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    perfectly yes, i send picture quickly , I've nearly the same inseam than you. and it's a very good seatpost you don't have any problem with the duct because it don't move. and the 150mm of travel is very good for guy with very long leg like us

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    Quote Originally Posted by twist View Post
    Does anybody use a BOS VOID on a mojo HD? have the kashima rp23 on it currently.. friend has just upgraded his rp23 to a dhx5 air, and another to a ccdba, i have 170mm Devilles up front so given how similar the dba and void look, maybe worth a try?

    cheers
    For me, the Vip'r does a really good job.
    If you want or need more adjusments (LS & HS compression) the Void for the Mojo HD is the ST02, see here ==> http://www.bosmtb.com/pdf/VoidChart.pdf
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    More than text , several pictures
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    The lime one above,Very nice,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean pat View Post
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    love your bike, its almost my perfect settup, just two sizes too big and without those heavy tyres, how's the bos bouncy bits working for you? any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stejekyll View Post
    love your bike, its almost my perfect settup, just two sizes too big and without those heavy tyres, how's the bos bouncy bits working for you? any problems?
    Bos is a Very good shock and fork. Difficult to find the good setting, but when you find it, it's a pleasure to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean pat View Post
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    What bash ring is that? I really like how it matches up with the xtr cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesto View Post
    Hi Pete,

    I'm interested to know what settings you are running on your RC4.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwkrause View Post
    What bash ring is that? I really like how it matches up with the xtr cranks.
    it's just a 42 teeth XTR Chainring without his teeth
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    mojo hd 160
    fox talas 160ctd
    fox rp23
    sram xx gear box
    formula r1 brake
    mavic crossmax slr
    25.2lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkbugs View Post
    mojo hd 160
    mavic crossmax slr
    HD with SLR ?
    Why not SLR with SLR ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jean pat View Post
    it's just a 42 teeth XTR Chainring without his teeth
    Did you file down the teeth or does Shimano make one specifically for XTR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsxtc View Post
    Did you file down the teeth or does Shimano make one specifically for XTR?
    I made it with a laser. It take 5 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    HD with SLR ?
    Why not SLR with SLR ?
    I'm wondering the same thing. It seems the almost anemic approach to an HD defeats the purpose, and I'd venture to say takes away from its potential. It is impressive, but that build on an SLR seems much more fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    HD with SLR ?
    Why not SLR with SLR ?
    in hong kong SLR is more costly and they dont have black colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkbugs View Post
    in hong kong SLR is more costly and they dont have black colour
    They're more expensive everywhere, & seeing your build, it's not the cheapest anyway !!

    Strange to me, but I respect your colour choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing. It seems the almost anemic approach to an HD defeats the purpose, and I'd venture to say takes away from its potential. It is impressive, but that build on an SLR seems much more fitting.
    I'm new to ibis. now after I study more I also think I should get slr now. too bad I can't return and exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkbugs View Post
    I'm new to ibis. now after I study more I also think I should get slr now. too bad I can't return and exchange.
    You should've asked here !
    Or even at Ibis, they're really helpful & open-minded.

    Still ... no problem this way, the opposite is not true, imagine an SLR frame with DH set-up !!!
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    Don't worry about it, nothing wrong with having a bike a little over built. You never know a year from now you end up wanting to start hucking the thing off cliffs you have to start over. I can tell you riding the Hd since mid fall it has changed the way I look at the trails and makes me go bigger and better. If your worried about the weight just skip the next cheeseburger.


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    My Mojo HD after some changes below.

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    Sweet HD wooyek, thats how its done, like the red links on black 2 nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my02 View Post
    Hi Pete,

    I'm interested to know what settings you are running on your RC4.

    Cheers

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure what do you mean, I don't have a Fox RC4 shock, but I do have a Marzocchi 55 RC3 fork

    On the fork, I'm still fine adjusting, but right now I'm at 30 clicks of preload, no air, 9 clicks of rebound and 6 clicks of compression (clicks from full open). I'm ± 85kg (185lbs) geared up.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmarshack View Post
    I finally picked up a bigger fork (x-fusion HLR DLA) and swapped out the smaller shock/limbo chips to get this beast to 170/160. I really love this bike. Still dialing in the fork and shock but so far I am not really noticing the extra 2.5 pounds that this set up added and it rips even better than before!

    I also added some grip by getting rid of the RaRa in the rear, threw the 2.3 NeoMoto on back and a 2.35 HD up front. The So Cal dirt has been pretty tacky after the recent rains, but I can't get this thing to break loose!

    Beautiful build, but that setup is screaming for a new rear shock. Best upgrade you can make.

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    Hijacked my wife's decal cutter for a little 650b action

    ride, eat, sleep, repeat

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    Third year with the Mojo HD. Still blown away by how much fun it is to ride, and such a timeless design too. Pic snapped during a Summer night ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wooyek View Post
    My Mojo HD after some changes below.

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    How were you able to put your remote for the reverb like that? I also have a left hand remote but mine is on top and trying to figure it how I can make it just like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timex99 View Post
    How were you able to put your remote for the reverb like that? I also have a left hand remote but mine is on top and trying to figure it how I can make it just like yours.
    It's right-hand remote mounted upside down. I'm afraid that you will have to swap the remote to have it under the bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooyek View Post
    It's right-hand remote mounted upside down. I'm afraid that you will have to swap the remote to have it under the bar...
    Dang it! I should have gotten the right hand remote then. That is why I'm having a hard time mounting it like yours. It would be easier to press mounted that way. Thanks, though.

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    Loving the HD with Wetscreams. They can be one of the most fun tires you can ever put on a bike when the conditions allow.
    I used to laugh all the way down some tracks at the insane levels of traction that I had no right to have

    eidited for stooopid tiipos
    Last edited by nzl62; 01-23-2013 at 10:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalhippie13 View Post
    Third year with the Mojo HD. Still blown away by how much fun it is to ride, and such a timeless design too. Pic snapped during a Summer night ride.

    I've been following your blog for some time now and I just wanna say that's its awesome!

    Sweet mojo btw, how's the zee rear mech treating you?
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    What Nzl62 said, might inspire me to pull out my cut down wetscreams for some winter drifts later in year.

    Digitalhippie13 you need to bring that HD over the pond for some good ole Anzac trail battles and beers
    Ps nice blog 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    Hijacked my wife's decal cutter for a little 650b action


    love that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadikOne1 View Post
    I've been following your blog for some time now and I just wanna say that's its awesome!

    Sweet mojo btw, how's the zee rear mech treating you?
    hey thanks!

    Zee is going great! Pinkbike have posted a review of it today actually Tested: Shimano Zee Rear Mech - Pinkbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesto View Post
    Hi,

    I'm not sure what do you mean, I don't have a Fox RC4 shock, but I do have a Marzocchi 55 RC3 fork

    On the fork, I'm still fine adjusting, but right now I'm at 30 clicks of preload, no air, 9 clicks of rebound and 6 clicks of compression (clicks from full open). I'm ± 85kg (185lbs) geared up.

    Cheers.

    p.
    Sorry, I should have looked more carefully. What settings on your Vivid. Presume fairly open compression and rebound? Just curious as I have a CCDBA and an rc4 which I'm tempted to put on for comparative purposes.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    Hijacked my wife's decal cutter for a little 650b action
    Nice font!

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    Can't wait to finish it!

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    Ok, without further ado, here is the component list, just waiting on a few items to arrive by mail but everything else is GTG...

    Size:.........Medium black with blue linkage
    Fork:.........2013 Fox Float 36, 160mm
    Shock:......Fox RP23 (Stock)
    Wheelset:..Easton Havoc, grey/white/black
    Headset:....Chris King lower Cane Creek upper.
    Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon, will prob cut to about 710mm
    Stem:........Chromag Ranger 50mm, blue (to match linkage)
    Brakes:......XT with 160mm ice-tech rotors front and rear
    Grips:........ODI rogue lock on, black.
    Shifters:.....XT I-Spec 2x10
    Front Der:..XT direct mount 2x10
    Rear Der:...XTR Shadow M-986
    Crank:.......XT 2x10, black @175mm
    Cassette:...XT 11-36
    Chain:.......XTR dyna-sys 114 links
    Seatpost:...Rock Shox Reverb dropper
    Saddle:.....Chromag trailmaster DT, white to match fork.
    Tires:........Schwalbe Hans Dampf 26 x 2.35
    Pedals:.....XT trail with wide platform

    Will post pics when she's done!!

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    Frame:..... Large, White
    Fork:.........BOS Deville 160mm Tapered
    Shock:......BOS Vip'R special setting for Mojo HD
    Wheelset:..Asterion wheels (rims ZTR Arch EX, Hub asterion by Aivee, handbuild in France)
    Headset:....Works Components -1°
    Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar (cut at 750mm)
    Stem:........Renthal Strata
    Brakes:......Shimano XTR 180/160
    Grips:........SB3
    Shifters:.....XTR 1*10
    Front Der:..E13 XCX+
    Rear Der:...XTR Shadow +
    Crank:.......XTR with Renthal 36
    Cassette:..XX 11/36
    Chain:.......Shimano XTR
    Seatpost:..KS LEV 150mm
    Saddle:.....Fizik Thundra 2 White
    Tires:........MAXXIS High Roller 2 2.40 (3C EXO 2ply) , MAXXIS Larsen 2.35(2 Ply , downhill)
    Pedals:.....XTR
    Weight:.....13,6kg 29pd

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    it looks even better than your earlier post, i like the fatbar and renthal stem, are they a good colour match for the bos stanchions? i've got some easton carbon bars but like the bars match fork look

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    Quote Originally Posted by stejekyll View Post
    it looks even better than your earlier post, i like the fatbar and renthal stem, are they a good colour match for the bos stanchions? i've got some easton carbon bars but like the bars match fork look
    I don't think it match very well with the fork , but it's very rigid, strong but not heavy. I had a Eston Haven Carbon 2 years ago, and after one season it look like a chewing gum and make some noise. now I want something strong.

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    The new whip is finally finished! I took her up to Solstice in Fairfax for her maiden voyage.
    The bottom line: This thing freaking rips uphill and downhill!!! I couldn't be happier!

    Frame: Ibis Mojo HD 160 with Kashima Fox Float CTD
    Fork: Kashima Fox Talas 36 RC2 180-140
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax ST
    Tires: WTB Bronson UST 2.3
    Cranks: Sram X9, 2x10, 26/39
    Guide/Bash: MRP 2X
    Front derailleur: Sram X0
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    Triggers: Sram X0
    Brakes: Hope Tech M4, 203 front/160 rear
    Bars: Chromag Fubar OSX
    Stem: Easton Havoc
    Grips: Odi Rufian
    Saddle: T.H.E. Icon
    Post: Fox D.O.S.S. 5 inch
    Headset: King
    Pedals: Shimano XT
    Casette: Shimano XTR
    Chain: KMC



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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Looks like you're totally sold to FOX

    So what about this seatpost & ugly (my opinion) command ?
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    Sram xx1

    Hello Maverick,


    Nice rig, I am going to order a sram xx1 group for my Ibis HD 160mm, but firts I would like to be sure about the size of the cranks GXP Q156 or Q168, and also if the frame needs a modification to install the group (Based on your experience)?

    Thank you for your attention and time, waiting for your reply.


    Regards,


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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
    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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    Hi Carlos, cheers mate,
    Ive posted details here, hope this helps, Mavs XX1 setup
    Cheers Mav

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Andres Velez View Post
    Hello Maverick,


    Nice rig, I am going to order a sram xx1 group for my Ibis HD 160mm, but firts I would like to be sure about the size of the cranks GXP Q156 or Q168, and also if the frame needs a modification to install the group (Based on your experience)?

    Thank you for your attention and time, waiting for your reply.


    Regards,


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    You can run either. I am running 156 without issue.

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    SRAM XX1 on a MOJO HD

    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    You can run either. I am running 156 without issue.
    Hello Salespunk,


    Thank you for your reply. Nice to hear that, today I am going to install the group, finally I ordered the Q156... do you have any advice for the installation, did you make any modification?


    Regards,


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    No modification and it bolts right up. One spacer on each side of the BB and the chainline is perfect. Easiest group change I have ever done.

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    Good job! Hi Guys!

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Dan, and I've been a lurker. At least on these forums. At least until today. This forum pumped me up for biking after about a 10 year hiatus. For that, I really thank all of you.

    I came from a ... wait for it ... 1995 Crosstrac Sonoma - indigo in color because I wanted to know what indigo looked like - which I was super stoked for when I got it, but I went off to college and soon found other interests and, sometimes, time just gets away and you forget about some of the things that you love deep down. Anyway, the idea of mountain biking swirled back after catching up with great friend after a few beers at a brewery the fall before last. He bought a couple Stumpjumpers on eBay (yes, two) and I got re-hooked riding his extra (the 4" of Crosstrac suspension wasn't cutting it any more). It inspired me to demo a 29er SJ over a week in Santa Cruz, and after those sick trails, there was no turning back. My friend was really thoughtful about about the riding technology and, after having found a really cool and willing riding buddy, I became intrigued by this long forgotten anti-real-life diversion called "all-mountain riding/buying" and became a compulsive online bike builder, constantly playing around with the ultimate builds. Last winter, when my wife wasn't looking, I bought an Ibis Tranny frame on ebay, and kept buying parts until there were no more places to fill with carbon and titanium and alloy. A very satisfying experience that I recommend to anyone for any reason imaginable. I went with something that was solid and reliable and wouldn't need to be taken to the shop as often as my friend's two Stumpy's. Let me say, that bike, over-built the right way, is pure fun! Plus, it's orangish.

    Well, sometimes you just can't enough. Last summer, I demo'ed an SL and an HD to see what y'all were talking about, and had a blast on both - although I will say, my "woohoo's!" on the HD echoed much louder. Those rides confirmed what all of you have been saying about the climbing ability and descending prowess yada yada - the only twist is that, up here in the Northeast, we have annoying rocks and roots that I think might require some 650b action. So that's what I went with. I debated about building it myself, like most of you have seemed to have done, versus going through a bike shop. I ended up picking Bikeco to handle my build for the simple reason that they seem to do suspension, the hardest part, like no one else. I had a great, month-and-a-half long dialogue over email, debating parts and specs and learned quite a bit. I feel good about this bike, but that's all on paper. This very moment, it is, according to UPS, waiting for me at the local distribution center, scheduled for delivery on Monday. This is turning into the longest weekend of all time. But soon enough, I will see whether this thing is as good as I've been dreaming it to be!

    Some pics are on the Bikeco website and FB page. I'm hoping what comes out of the box looks as sick as what they've been telling me it will be. Will post pics and ride impressions as soon as I can, but just wanted to share my thanks for getting me back into the sport and my excitement in the meantime.


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    Right on man welcome to the club. I'm in lower ct any time you want to ride let me know.
    650b-elieve

    Here's mine
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    Cuadro Ibis Mojo HD talla M 2013 (fox CTD)
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    Right on man welcome to the club. I'm in lower ct any time you want to ride let me know.
    Thanks a lot deofour - will take you up on a ride for sure!
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    Meet "Dark Horse"

    My Ibis HD 160mm/650b conversion has finally arrived, and I am totally stoked to ride it! The only problem is the one to two feet of snow that are going to fall here in New England before the weekend. In the meantime, here are some pics of "Dark Horse" - named partially in honor of the all matte/black color scheme, with touches of gray, gold and red. I'll post more pics as soon as this bike escapes the dingy basement and sees daylight. For those who are or will be similarly snowbound and aiming to kill time until spring, here are the specs in excruciating detail with color commentary:

    Frame: Ibis Mojo HD (160mm links; size large) (I went back and forth with the idea of an SL-R or Ripley, but after reading these forums and demo'ing the HD, there was no turning back; I would gradually get over any buyer's remorse arising from Ibis introducing a 650b frame by moving the parts from my Tranny onto this frame, and moving the parts on this bike to the true 650b frame, but based on that photo of the latest Ibis shipping boxes that someone posted on one of threads (which suggested the Ripley and the 29er Tranny are the only bikes in the immediate pipeline), I feel less nervous about a 650b showing up in the immediate future).
    Fork: X-Fusion Vengeance Coil (170mm, shimmed for 650b conversion by Bikeco; 20mm thru axle) (I haven't had much success setting air forks to my liking repeatedly, and really wanted to go with a highly tunable and adjustable coil fork).
    Shock: X-Fusion Vector Air (DW-link tuned by X-Fusion; shimmed for 650b conversion by Bikeco) (Bikeco doesn't do coil 650b conversions, so I opted for this coil-like feeling air shock, which they were able to tune for my specific weight, riding style and aspirations).
    Handle Bars: Easton Havoc 35 Carbon (cut down to about 800mm; surprisingly, I like the feel of these - they don't feel that wide with a short stem).
    Stem: Easton Havoc 35 (0 degree rise; 50mm) (the graphics are a little busy, but nothing a few scrapes won't handle).
    Grips: Ergon GA1-L Evo (I have the large versions of these on my Tranny and love 'em!).
    Saddle: Fizik Aliante Gamma XM (according to Fizik, I'm a "bull"; I have this on the Tranny too, and it is the most comfortable saddle for me).
    Seatpost: KS LEV (125mm) (I have a RS Reverb on the Tranny, but wanted to try something else (the least of the "other evils"?), at least until the Thomson comes along....).
    Crank: RaceFace SixC double (chainrings removed; 175mm) (I knew nothing about these before, but have been assured of their "trail muting" properties).
    Chainring: MRP Podium (32T) (I was wondering whether I should move down to 30T, given the larger wheel size, but decided to try to bulk up instead).
    Chain Guide: MRP Mini-G2 (seems like the only game in town on this frame).
    Pedals: Straightline AMPs (I have De Facto's on my other bike and like the feel and grippiness a lot, but was curious about trying a slightly different design from the same guys).
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King MTB (I went for reliability here; I was convinced out of using ceramic bearings on a mountain bike).
    Rear Shifter: Shimano XTR M986 Direct Mount Shadow Plus (I like XX's crisp shifting, but prefer the shift to engage as soon as the paddle is depressed, rather than when the paddle returns, and like that I can use a thumb or trigger on the up-shifts).
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR (awesome and surreal-ly quiet!).
    Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M980 11T-36T (I was debating the benefits of going with XX1 drivetrain to get the 42T for climbs, but decided to go with tried and true).
    Chain: KMC X10-SL Ti Nitride/Gold (never tried it, but the Bikeco staff swore by it, and it looks subtly trick with the gold on the Ibis logo and the Saint brakes).
    Frame Protection: Ibis polycarbonate down tube protection; 3M Helocopter tape on the chainstay (they did this great, subtle application that covers just the parts that matter); and I have Frameskin that I am afraid to apply for fear of messing up the look of the frame.
    Brakes: Shimano Saint M820 (they weigh a little more than XTRs, and I couldn't resist the overbuild).
    Rotors: Shimano XTR/Saint/XT RT-86 (203mm overkill upfront; 180mm rear; unfortunately, the new, sweet-looking Saint RT-99 203mm rotors only comes in CenterLock for now).
    Rims: Stan's ZTR Arch EX 650b (with red decals removed to preserve the all-black scheme; surprisingly, Bikeco convinced me out of carbon rims).
    Front Hub: Chris King 20mm ISO (I wanted bombproof wheels).
    Rear Hub: Chris King Rear ISO (142mmx12mm) (same, but I would have thought the 'angry bee" sound would be louder; maybe I need to go faster).
    Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss Competition 14/15 / DT Brass (nothing fancy, but I was convinced that these wheels would be incredibly strong).
    Tubeless: Stan's rim tape and mix (of course).
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar TL-R (650b x 2.35) (I like the massive width of these tires on a 26er when it's at the right pressure; can't wait to compare the larger footprint of this tire).
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic PaceStar TL-R (650b x 2.25) (I wanted something with great grip, but we are really limited on this frame; the shop said that, after a while, I might start leanings towards a faster rolling tire like the Racing Ralph for the rear).

    Thanks again to the Ibis community for sharing such great, technical information and your personal experiences - this group (especially you, Derby!) has singlehandedly pushed the HD 650b movement forward, and I am really glad to have jumped on the band wagon!

    I also wanted to commend and whole-heartedly recommend Kara and Nate at The Bike Company for working with me for months as we pulled together the perfect build for me, my real and aspirational riding styles and the trails I encounter here in New England. Not to sound like a commercial, but their knowledge about what really works was invaluable to me as I was cutting through the marketing hype, their capabilities around suspension choices and tuning are unmatched (I have heard of no other shops even talking about suspension on the same level), and the large amount of their real world testing and experience with 650b conversions made me feel comfortable about this build. I'm sure that time on the trails (instead of the cobblestones of Boston, where I have taken my only test rides so far) will confirm all of this.

    I just hope that I learn to ride well enough not to embarrass this bike.

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    (I borrowed the last two of these pics of my bike from Bikeco's website)
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    Absolutely beautiful bike Dan. Hard to argue with any of your choices.

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    Very nice Dan! Sounds like you had a knowledge shop to work with. Why did you choose the Arch rims as opposed to the flows? I'm going back and forth between the two, are the Arch's burly enough for the type of riding the HD is capable of?

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    Nice bike Dan. I'm just not sure if I understand the combination of Saint brakes and ZTR Arch rims. I ride ZTR Flows on my HD and they are far from stiff (I'm ±85kg geared up).. They regularly need truing after a day at a bike park, too. Archs are 3.4mm narrower than ZTR, so I can't really imagine, how they will hold up.

    Why have you decided for a long cage XTR with a 1x10 setup? Short cage Saint or Zee derailleur with XTR or Saint shifter would give you almost the same feel with much better clearance at a fraction of the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesto View Post
    Why have you decided for a long cage XTR with a 1x10 setup? Short cage Saint or Zee derailleur with XTR or Saint shifter would give you almost the same feel with much better clearance at a fraction of the cost.
    FYI:
    Long cage vs. med cage on 2x10? Does it matter?

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    Dan has 1x10 setup, same as me. Both Zee and Saint are compatible with 36t cassettes.. (Shimano doesn't recommend 36t for Saint, but there are people reporting it's working fine). Here is a Pinkbike review of Zee with 1x10 36t cassette: Tested: Shimano Zee Rear Mech - Pinkbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesto View Post
    Dan has 1x10 setup, same as me. Both Zee and Saint are compatible with 36t cassettes.. (Shimano doesn't recommend 36t for Saint, but there are people reporting it's working fine). Here is a Pinkbike review of Zee with 1x10 36t cassette: Tested: Shimano Zee Rear Mech - Pinkbike
    Gotcha - for 1x10 I didn't explore, but when I spoke with Ibis one of their staff suggested that the HD has enough chain growth that even with 1x10 they run long cage. Haven't tried it out on my ride...

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    There are some people running short cage on HD Ibis Mojo HD - bajaguy's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Anyway, it's a good idea to be careful with chain length then.

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the compliments, questions and second-guessing - that's what makes the building and the post-shopping dialogue fun!

    Admittedly, the match-up of the Arch rims and Saint brakes looks screwy, and I know some of you are scratching your heads, but I assure you there was a method to the madness. I'm not a downhiller/park rider (though I do hope to hit Highland this summer to see what I am missing out on). I have XT brakes on my Tranny and absolutely love them, so I was debating between XTR Trail (my early favorite) and Saint. In the end, I chose Saint for a few reasons. (1) I may not need the double caliper stopping power of a downhiller, but my thought was that the excess power would afford more modulation. I had the chance today to take the bike out for its maiden voyage, and I can confirm that this extra modulation is not just a gain on paper - these brakes have such a precise feel to them, you can subtly adjust the pressure of your braking at various points of a trail section, and the bike responds instantly and as expected. This is the dreamy control I was hoping for! I really think all-mountain riders should give these a serious look. (2) The on-frame weight disadvantage of the Saints (maybe around 150g?) wasn't a big deal to me, if the first reason proved to be true (which it did). (3) And lastly, the "vanity reason" - the black/gold matched the rest of the build better.

    In terms of the rims, I went back and forth between carbon, Flow's and Arch's. The shop discounted the reliability of carbon rims, which was really surprising to me - not sure if they had some bad experiences with the early Easton hubs or something with Enves, but they made it a big point to steer me away. (I may regret that choice, since I cashed in all my chips with the wife to get this bike, and doubt I'll get a chance to re-up anytime soon!) So the decision came down to Flow's vs. Arch's, and they got me comfortable that they could build an incredibly strong and light wheel with Arch's, CK and heavier DT Competition spokes. Maybe that's me being a little naive. I'm about 195 with gear and, though I haven't downhilled yet, I do like to ride through the occasional New England minefield. We will see how these hold up with the Hans Dampf up front and Nobby Nic in the rear (each currently at 25 lbs), but based on a number of responses, people seem to vehemently prefer the Flow's. I'll let you all know if I encounter any problems.

    On the derailleur, I went with what I knew and loved - XTR, which I have on my Tranny. Saints crossed my mind, but I just wasn't sure. In terms of long-cage vs. short-cage, I didn't discuss that with the shop, they just went with the long-cage, maybe in part based on my 32T chainring up front. Looking at the build now, the part of the chain running under the chainstay comes awfully close to hitting the metal guard - maybe using a shorter cage would have caused the chain to rub against guard.

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    Ok here she is, all done and ready to rock.

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    Size:.........Medium black with blue linkage
    Fork:.........2013 Fox Float 36, 160mm
    Shock:......Fox RP23 (Stock)
    Wheelset:..Easton Havoc, grey/white/black
    Headset:....Chris King lower Cane Creek upper.
    Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon, will prob cut to about 710mm
    Stem:........Chromag Ranger 50mm, blue (to match linkage)
    Brakes:......XT with 160mm ice-tech rotors front and rear
    Grips:........ODI rogue lock on, black.
    Shifters:.....XT I-Spec 2x10
    Front Der:..XT direct mount 2x10
    Rear Der:...XTR Shadow M-986
    Crank:.......XT 2x10, black @175mm
    Cassette:...XT 11-36
    Chain:.......XTR dyna-sys 114 links
    Seatpost:...Rock Shox Reverb dropper
    Saddle:.....Chromag trailmaster DT, white to match fork.
    Tires:........Schwalbe Hans Dampf 26 x 2.35
    Pedals:.....XT trail with wide platform
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    Here mine. Just added the carbon haven's. 31.15 lbs as she sits.
    Large Mojo Frame w db air
    Fox 36 van rc2 160
    Haven Carbon wheels
    xo cranks
    xtr shadow plus rear
    xt shifters, front mech, and brakes w icetech 180 160
    raceface sixc bars and atlas stem
    lev post
    mountain king 2 protection 2.4 front, trail king 2.2 ust black chili rear






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    Now that is a sweet ride!