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    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedmorecowbell
    What color you getting? Bike Co's been tellin me next week for about a month!
    A white one from another shop. Just figured it would be easier to find a shop that had the axle and headset in stock vs. ordering it from CK.

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    Getting closer. Decided to go with the 3x9 drivetrain due to the delays on the '11 XO stuff (gonna try and run 1x9). Attached a few closer pics of the matte carbon for anyone still deciding on their flavor.
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    She's a Beauty!

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    Simply Awesome

    Kenny, that is one sweet looking ride. I'm already trying to figure out how I'm going to buy one in that exact color. Did you have to wait long to get the frame? I'm going to demo the HD at the end of this month. I can't wait to try it out.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Getting closer. Decided to go with the 3x9 drivetrain due to the delays on the '11 XO stuff (gonna try and run 1x9). Attached a few closer pics of the matte carbon for anyone still deciding on their flavor.

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    Is that the MRP guard that bolts to the lower link? Upclose pic of that? SWEET bike btw, thats the same color I'll be rockin

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    Yody, here is a closer look at the G2 chain guide. Single bolt on the lower link and then the BB cup hold it in place.
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    Those that built their HD or can measure for me. Is 2500mm enough cable housing? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Getting closer. Decided to go with the 3x9 drivetrain due to the delays on the '11 XO stuff (gonna try and run 1x9). Attached a few closer pics of the matte carbon for anyone still deciding on their flavor.
    Hey Kenny howd you get ahold of that frame. Been waiting a month for my matte clear. The latest word I got from Ibis is that there was a hiccup at the factory on the finish. Meanwhile I wait and wait and wait some more

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    Cowbell, I guess I got a little lucky. I knew there had been orders placed close to a year in advance. I found a couple of bike shops that had placed large orders of HD frames early and could almost guarantee a faster delivery time. It worked out for me. I'm sitting here waiting right now for the remainder of my parts to show up today from UPS. Finally, should have it together by tomorrow!!! Will post final pics soon.

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    Here is my build. I just built it up a couple of days ago. Specs are below. It came in right at 30lbs. I might make some more changes later down the line to knock it down a pound or two.

    Ibis Mojo HD - Large
    2010 Fox Talas 36 RC2 160mm
    Chris King Inset Headset
    Thomson X4 70mm Stem
    Race Face Next SL Carbon Riser Handlebars
    Elixir CR Brakes 180mm/160mm
    Shimano XT Cranks 34/22 w/ MRP Partycrasher Lite Bashguard
    Candy Pedals
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Shimano SLX Front Derailleur
    SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur
    SRAM PG990 Cassette 11-34
    KS I950R Adjustable Seatpost with WTB Silverado Saddle
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    2.30 Specialized Chunder (Front) 2.35 Maxxis UST Higrollers (Rear)
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    Omg!

    This is like cumming across a picture of an old girlfriend. You just can't help yourself.

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself; these bikes are so frikkin beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy
    Here is my build.

    Shimano XT Cranks 34/22 w/ MRP Partycrasher Lite Bashguard
    Hey bajaguy, whose 34T ring are you using?.... I've been considering a similar double ring setup, and would really prefer a 34t vs the std shimano 32, but wondering how much I'll miss the slick shifting action of shimano rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon
    Hey bajaguy, whose 34T ring are you using?.... I've been considering a similar double ring setup, and would really prefer a 34t vs the std shimano 32, but wondering how much I'll miss the slick shifting action of shimano rings.
    I'm running a Blackspire Superpro chainring. It was not very smooth the first time I took it out. Part of it though was that I needed to fine tune the front derailleur a little more. I will give it a couple of more rides and see how it goes. I'll let you know my verdict.

    Overall the bike is beast. The HD climbs like my Mojo except for the extra 2lb weight penalty that I'll have to get use to. Point it down and it just wants to go fasttt. It's going to take a couple rides to setup the suspension and to get a better feel for it.

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    HD Scenic
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    My Mojo HD

    Size:..................Large VP
    Fork:................. FOX 36 Talas (Pushed)
    Shock:.............. Fox RP23 (Pushed)
    Wheelset:..........Chris King, Mavic 819
    Bottom Bracket.. Chris King
    Headset:........... Chris King
    Handlebar: ........Easton XC
    Stem:............... Thomson 70mm
    Brakes:............. Hope M4 160-R,180-F
    Grips:............... ODI
    Front Der:......... Shimano XT
    Shifters:.............SRAM XX
    Rear Der:...........SRAM XX
    Crank:....... ........SRAM XX
    Cassette:............SRAM XX
    Chain:................SRAM Hollow Pin
    Seatpost:............KS Kobra i950 with remote lever
    Saddle:.......... ...WTB DEVO
    Tires:........ .......Specilized
    Pedals:......... ...Crank Bro's candys
    Match makers ..(they realy clean up the cockpit)
    Weight:...........28.5 lbs
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    Nice Bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by masoe
    ]Size:.................Large VP
    Fork:.................FOX 36 Talas (Pushed)
    Shock:..............Fox RP23 (Pushed)
    Wheelset:..........Chris King, Mavic 819
    Bottom Bracket..Chris King
    Headset:...........Chris King
    Handlebar: ........Easton XC
    Stem:...............Thomson 70mm
    Brakes:.............Hope M4 180-R,200-F
    Grips:...............ODI
    Front Der:.........Shimano XT
    Shifters:...........SRAM XX
    Rear Der:..........SRAM XX
    Crank:....... ......SRAM XX
    Cassette:.........SRAM XX
    Chain:..............SRAM Hollow Pin
    Seatpost:........KS Kobra i950 with remote lever
    Saddle:.......... WTB DEVO
    Tires:........ ....Specilized Captin
    Pedals:......... Crank Bro's Acid
    Match makers
    Weight:.....28-32, fills like 30[/FONT][/FONT]
    Wheres the pics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow
    HD Scenic
    and another...

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    Quote Originally Posted by subliminalshiver
    Looks sweet. Any worries about throwing your chain? I couldn't get my 1x9 setup to work without a tensioner/guide system.
    Have you tried one of these?

    (scroll down to the 32T 50gr SUPERLIGHT. Replaces your 22t gear and stops the chain from dropping. Gotta run an outter bash, of course. This set up works great - no cleaning or noise. I run 1x9 on both my bikes and never drop the chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow
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    So nice!!
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    Finally done. Came in at 28.25lbs. That is with 2.4" tires front and rear and before tubeless set up. Ride time now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Finally done. Came in at 28.25lbs. That is with 2.4" tires front and rear and before tubeless set up. Ride time now!
    Looks good. What fork do you have up front? I wish mine weighed 28lbs..lol

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    whoa!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Finally done. Came in at 28.25lbs. That is with 2.4" tires front and rear and before tubeless set up. Ride time now!

    That looks like something a stone cold killer would ride! LOVE IT!

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    Thanks. Bajaguy the fork is the 2011 Fox Talas 160mm.

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    Kenny, beautiful bike!

    I'm curious why you went with the talas vs float?
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    Had a Float before. More than happy with it. Thought I would try the Talas since this is truly my "all mountain" bike. The weight difference was minimal. Wanted to try the adjustability for climbing. Hope that will make enough difference on the long uphill climbs. Will report back after the first few rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Had a Float before. More than happy with it. Thought I would try the Talas since this is truly my "all mountain" bike. The weight difference was minimal. Wanted to try the adjustability for climbing. Hope that will make enough difference on the long uphill climbs. Will report back after the first few rides.
    Fair enough. I'm curious what you think of the 120mm setting on this bike.

    I was disappointed fox went with 120 as the minimum and not 130-140mm.
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    Will see. Really only plan on using the travel adjustment when doing long climbs so I have to agree with the 120mm setting. Drop the front as low as I can to help with those climbs! Everywhere else I plan on using the full 160.

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    Im running the 2011 talas on my HD build, nice fork. The travel feels very linear, moreso than a 09 float that I could never get full travel on, no problems hitting the crown with the 'O' ring on the talas.

    The 120mm setting really makes the bike feel imo like my mojo sl. Its great for tackling climbs. At first i would have thought a 140mm setting would be better but having the 120mm setting really turns the bike into a do it all machine, noticeably steepening the HA for climbs.

    The forks super stiff, nice weight although I seem to have a lot of stiction in mine unless I lube the stanchions before riding. The kashima looks totally sweet but the stiction in the fork makes me think its over rated, my 2010 revelation is much smoother.

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    I went with 2010 Talas instead of the 2011 purely because I thought the 120 setting is not very useful except for extreme steep climbs. I spoke to someone at Ibis on the phone regarding this issue when I was concerened about which year fork to choose. The person I spoke (forget his name) to said that Ibis even approached Fox to see if they could get an 2011 OEM Talas with a higher setting than 120 since they felt it wasn't a practical setting. For overall steep trail riding or climbing the 2010 middle setting at 130 was more useful is what I was told. So I picked up a 2010 Talas instead. Then again the 120 may work for some, just depends on the type of riding and terrain your bike will see.

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    Would love to get more feedback from everyone on their forks (seems I'm not the only one wrestling with Float, Talas, Lyrik DH SA or do they all have tradeoffs and go Lyrik Coil or Van at this point) ????

    Curious as to:

    1) How is the stiction on the 11 Float and 11 Talas? Especially from guys who rode the 09 and 10 36s (especially the 09 or 10 Float). First reviews from industry guys were there is noticeably more with the RLC than the RC2 damper - is it true and has it gotten better/worse as you have ridden it more?

    2) Is the 120mm setting working for you for technical climbs or is it too low to be practical?

    3) Are you using the 120mm setting or does the bike climb so well you aren't bothering?

    4) How is the bike climbing with the 170mm Lyrik

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    Quote Originally Posted by seleniak
    Would love to get more feedback .......
    Looks worth a new thread if you like.

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    Sram front derail

    Is any running a sram xx f der. on there HD???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Will see. Really only plan on using the travel adjustment when doing long climbs so I have to agree with the 120mm setting. Drop the front as low as I can to help with those climbs! Everywhere else I plan on using the full 160.
    Every TALAS I've ridden and played with has felt bad. To get good small bump performance it would blow through the travel, to get big hit performance you would lose small bump, TALAS is basically too linear for me, etc... Plus folks I know that ride them hard have had nothing but problems with them.

    Haven't played on the new ones though, maybe they've fixed them. But worried that taking the HSC away hurts one of the only tools you have to dial in big hit performance on the linear TALAS.

    But I went for a FLOAT RC2 and am very happy. For long climbs where I want travel adjust for about $5 at a ski shop you can get one of theses Voile straps and I just do this, it is also ajustable in about 1cm incriments on the fly (down anyway, tougher to bump it back up)
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    hi guys.
    I just bought an ibis mojo hd frame and want to put my elexir brakes on and saw its postmount on the rear. which adaptor do I need for mounting a 185 mm rotor? do I need the postmount adaptor which usually is used for the forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy
    I went with 2010 Talas instead of the 2011 purely because I thought the 120 setting is not very useful except for extreme steep climbs. I spoke to someone at Ibis on the phone regarding this issue when I was concerened about which year fork to choose. The person I spoke (forget his name) to said that Ibis even approached Fox to see if they could get an 2011 OEM Talas with a higher setting than 120 since they felt it wasn't a practical setting. For overall steep trail riding or climbing the 2010 middle setting at 130 was more useful is what I was told. So I picked up a 2010 Talas instead. Then again the 120 may work for some, just depends on the type of riding and terrain your bike will see.
    I emailed Fox about this, asked if the minimum could be set internally to 130 or 140mm...they said nope.

    I'd bet the minimum travel is increased for the 2012 models.
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    This is the new addition... The long awaited big brother HD

    Big Brother HD to compliment little brother Mojo SL
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    Nice crocs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Holding
    Finally done. Came in at 28.25lbs. That is with 2.4" tires front and rear and before tubeless set up. Ride time now!

    I like this very much. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack69
    hi guys.
    I just bought an ibis mojo hd frame and want to put my elexir brakes on and saw its postmount on the rear. which adaptor do I need for mounting a 185 mm rotor? do I need the postmount adaptor which usually is used for the forks?
    Yes, you need the 185mm fork adapter. You also need the 185mm bolt kit to go along with it. The kit comes with 2 bolts that are longer than regular caliper bolts. I was unable to find the right size bolts at my local hardware shop. Be aware that the bolts in the kit are also different lengths. The longer one goes in the top mounting hole.

    It will all make sense once you get the pieces.

    Bolt kit can be found here:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...10&category=20

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    I bought a front adapter kit that came with the bolts. Do they all not come with that?

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    HD140 Teaser

    Here are a few shots of my medium, white HD140. I really wanted black but the wait was killing me and I'm heading out to Mountain Bike Oregon in a few hours and wanted my new bike before then. First, the frame on the scale, no shock, no seat collar, no maxle. The second is of the scale since it's unreadable in the first. 2.62kg so a bit heavier than my regular Mojo it's replacing. The third is of the complete bike on the scale. The last is of seat tube/tire clearance at full compression. Plenty of room with my 2.35 Nevegals. When I get less lazy there are a few things to change still. I need a black saddle but just sold my last one so blue will have to do for now. When black limbo chips become available I'll swap out the blue ones (same goes for black qr seat collars). SO the colors are a little mismatched but I'll struggle through it. I'll report back after getting some long miles on it this weekend. FWIW the BB height on mine with 2.35 Nevegal/Excavators, a flush mount lower headset cup, and a 535 axle to crown fork is much lower than I expected: 331mm. Should be a ripper.
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    cool, let us know what you think of the HD140 v. regular mojo once you've put some miles on it. hopefully I'll get to throw a leg over one next weekend. what fork are you running? post up your full build when you have a chance.

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    Hd 140

    What did you change to achieve this?
    Are the links available from IBIS and what is the shock length?

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    just need the same shock as the mojo/mojo sl and new front shock mounts ("limbo chips" available in the ibis webstore)

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    I have an XL size Matt carbon HD on order.
    Initially with Megavalanche 2011 in mind.

    Last one dead is a Wuss.

    Great thread - very helpful. I help create some of the fastest carbon composite race yachts in the world and can assure you that the Ibis frames are good technology.

    Questions, if anyone can help:-
    What is the Seat Post external diameter? (for a Q/R seat post clamp)
    Am I correct to assume that the frames come with a neoprene-type chain stay protector?
    Am intending to buy a 2011 160mm 36 Fox Talas for Trails and pedal-up, + Megavalanche, and a 2011 180mm 36 Fox Float for uplift situations - any comments on who is best for 2011-series Fox forks deals?
    I am interested in any recommendations for drop seat posts. I am unfamilar with them.

    I have this build kit, much of which is actually shared with my wife's bike, or other bikes, for XL HD:

    Cassette: XT 10-spd 11-36t for pedal-up/Trail/Talas. Ultegra 12-23t for Uplift DH/180mm.
    Rear Mech: XT 10-spd for pedal-up/Trail/Talas. Ultegra SL 6600 for Uplift DH/180mm.
    Shifter: XT Dyna Sys right hand
    Crankset: XT M770
    Chain Guide: Ibis/MRP Mini-G
    Bash Ring: Gamut.
    Single Chainring(s): Choice of Salsa 32t, Rotor Q-33t, Blackspire 34t.
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm. Zero degrees. (50mm & 80mm available for comparison)
    Bars: Nukeproof flatties cut to 730mm for Uplift DH. Renthal low-rise cut to 720mm for pedal-up. One23 9degree/9 degree cut to 710mm for Trail and local jumping.
    Front brake: Avid Elixir CR lever (stronger bar mount). Caliper: Elixir R CR Mag.
    Rear brake: Avid Elixir R Cr Mag.
    Front rotor: Avid G3 185mm normally. (203mm for cooler running on Megavalanche)
    Rear rotor: Hope 160mm 2-part normally. (185mm G3 for cooler running on Megavalanche)
    Wheelset 1:
    Rims: Mavic XM823D UST.
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2. Gunsmoke.
    Schwalbe Fat Albert UST 2.4" for DH.
    Continental Race King 2.2 UST for jumps.
    Wheelset 2 for Trails:
    Rims: Mavic XM819D UST
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2. Gunsmoke.
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.1" UST.
    BB: Hope ceramic. Gunsmoke.
    Pedals: Nukeproof flats for jumps, Shimano DX for DH, XTR for Trails.
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite, for now.
    Saddle: Selle Italia SMP Forma.
    Headset: er. Chris King lower, Can Creek upper. Black.
    Chain: Shimano XT Dyna-Sys 10-spd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR THE THUNDERGOD
    What did you change to achieve this?
    Are the links available from IBIS and what is the shock length?

    The info is in this thread: 2011 Ibis Mojo HD 140

    Same shock that is on the standard Mojo 7.875X2.00 and you need the 140 "limbo chip".

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    Did you order an HD 140? If so, how'd you get it so quickly! :O I didn't know they were available for sale already although Hans said something about "late August". Or did you order a 160 and just have Ibis send you the limbo chip (and the correct sized shock)?

    I know they're the same frame but it seems like you were able to "jump the queue" since it appears you just ordered it. I had thought the HD's are still a ~2 month wait or whatever.

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    Frame Ibis Mojo HD White 17.00 22.80 Disc 1
    Fork Fox 36 Talas 180 RC2 FIT 20QR Kashima 1.5T | Black | 20mm 140-180mm 1
    Brake Hope Tech X2 | Silver | 160.00 1
    Brake Hope Tech X2 | Silver | 183.00 1
    Shifter SRAM X.O. Trigger | Red 1
    Cable SRAM Stainless | 1
    Housing SRAM Housing | Black 1
    Crank FSA K-Force Lite Ceramic Carbon 175.00 22-32-44 1
    FrontDerailleur Shimano XT-M771 Bottom Swing 1
    Cassette SRAM PG-990 | Steel | 11-34 1
    RearDerailleur SRAM X.O | Red | S 1
    Wheelset I9 custom wheels Black rim Red Spoke Black hub 20mm F R12x135 1
    Tires Kenda Nevegal 2.5
    Pedal Twenty6 Products PreRunner Ti | Red 1
    Headset Cane Creek XXII Tapered HD Red 1
    Stem Twenty6 Products F1.2 | Red | 50.00 | 0.00 1
    Grip ODI Ruffian Lock On | White 1
    Seatpost All Black Joplin for HD 1
    Saddle Fizik Gobi XM K:ium | White
    Hope Tech Lever Direct Mounts for Sram shifters
    Crank Brothers Iodine 11 Lowrise Handlebar 31.8


    Still waiting on the i9s and the Fizik....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaguy
    Here is my build. I just built it up a couple of days ago. Specs are below. It came in right at 30lbs. I might make some more changes later down the line to knock it down a pound or two.

    Ibis Mojo HD - Large
    2010 Fox Talas 36 RC2 160mm
    Chris King Inset Headset
    Thomson X4 70mm Stem
    Race Face Next SL Carbon Riser Handlebars
    Elixir CR Brakes 180mm/160mm
    Shimano XT Cranks 34/22 w/ MRP Partycrasher Lite Bashguard
    Candy Pedals
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Shimano SLX Front Derailleur
    SRAM X0 Rear Derailleur
    SRAM PG990 Cassette 11-34
    KS I950R Adjustable Seatpost with WTB Silverado Saddle
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    2.30 Specialized Chunder (Front) 2.35 Maxxis UST Higrollers (Rear)
    Mavic 819's w/ Chris King Hubs

















    The bike is sweet! what did it weigh in at? Mine is 29.5 lbs.

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    Here's a pic of my build from yesterday's photoshoot. I will post a link to all the shots once I set something up online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmandome
    Here's a pic of my build from yesterday's photoshoot. I will post a link to all the shots once I set something up online.
    Nice stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmandome
    Here's a pic of my build from yesterday's photoshoot. I will post a link to all the shots once I set something up online.

    CosmicAvenger
    Very nice indeed, one of the best builds here! I like the subtle blue matching of the discs and the links. Not too much, but enough to be noticeable!

    Have you upgraded those Hope brakes with a Goodridge hose? What connector kit did you use? Are those alloy connectors?

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    Thanks Crossmaxx! I bought the individual blue alloy Goodridge fitting parts & white braided lines since no one had the kits in stock. Front is Hope Tech M4 w/185mm Rear is Hope Tech X2 w/160mm. Front brake adaptor was custom anodized blue. Master cylinder cover tops are custom blue.

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    Do you remember the model number of the Goodridge fitting parts?

    Cheers!

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    Kit for the Hope M4 is MTB102
    Goodridge Parts for Front and Rear: Part #'s will vary by colors:
    4 Collars
    2 Hose Connector M6 1.0 Banjo Bolts
    2 Hose Connector M6 Banjo's
    4 o-rings
    2 Hose Connector M6 1.0 Male Fixed
    2 M6 Copper Washers

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks! Now I want to see more pictures of that beauty!

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    My new one

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    HD140 Initial Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled
    cool, let us know what you think of the HD140 v. regular mojo once you've put some miles on it. hopefully I'll get to throw a leg over one next weekend. what fork are you running? post up your full build when you have a chance.
    I put in a boatload of miles on the new bike over the weekend on a trip to Oregon so here are my initial impressions comparing the 140HD to my 4 year old Mojo. I don't have a lot to say, because I was running a brand new bike on brand new (to me) trails I don't have a point of reference to compare against yet. I'll post a review in the reviews section when I get more time on the bike. The build spec is at the very bottom of the post.

    The bottom bracket is way lower. My old Mojo had a BB height of ~350mm, the HD is sitting at ~330mm. Same fork, same tires, same everything that would affect BB height. I go both ways on whether this is good or bad. The bike rips arounds corners, it's a slalom machine. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to get out and try some really fast bermy trails that I know well. But I also went from pretty much never hitting a pedal or dragging a chainring to doing it often enough that I was annoyed by it. I may switch from the flush mount lower headset cup to an external cup so I can gain back a little ground clearance (and use a tapered steerer tube).

    Another note about the low BB is it makes the bars feel higher (they not actually higher, they’re just further away from your feet so they feel higher). I found that I had to remove about 20mm from spacer from under my stem (an amount equal to the change in BB height) to keep the same feel in the front end. If you’re already running a flat stem with no spacers under it, this could be a problem.

    The new brake and derailleur routing is awesome. Way less ghost shifting and cleaner looking than before. Two thumbs up to brains that perfected the routing. Routing the rear brake is a little tricky; because of the limited space between the vertical strut on the left hand side of the swingarm and the main frame you can’t slip the caliper or the brake lever through there so you have to either disconnect your brake line or pull the rear shock and pivot the swingarm forward.

    The Maxle is super easy to use. As easy as a regular quick release.

    The bike overall has a more solid, planted feel than the original Mojo. A little slacker head angle, a lower BB and a little more burl in the links and frame make the already sure footed and sturdy Mojo into something even more incredible. Not sure how to exactly describe it other it just felt better. Could be the new bike feel so I’ll have to wait until I have more miles on it and see if the feeling lasts. Again, some trails I’ve been on before for a point of reference would help with this one.

    I think the upper part of the swingarm picked up a little width where it wraps around the seat tube. I don’t remember ever hitting the swingarm with my calf muscles on the original Mojo. I did it a few times on the 140HD. Not bad or a lot, just different.

    I didn’t notice the extra weight one bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by THOR THE TUNDERGOD
    What did you change to achieve this?
    Are the links available from IBIS and what is the shock length?
    As mentioned by others, you need to buy a 200mmx50mm rear shock from your favorite manufacturer and a set of the replacement forward shock mounts (aka Limbo Chips) from your favorite Ibis dealer or their website.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddraewwg
    Did you order an HD 140? If so, how'd you get it so quickly! :O I didn't know they were available for sale already although Hans said something about "late August". Or did you order a 160 and just have Ibis send you the limbo chip (and the correct sized shock)?

    I know they're the same frame but it seems like you were able to "jump the queue" since it appears you just ordered it. I had thought the HD's are still a ~2 month wait or whatever.
    You basically have it right. I work in a shop, we ordered frames in January when we heard the HD was coming. At that time the good people of Ibis mentioned that there was a 140mm version of the HD in the works. I opted to delay delivery of my frame from our shop order until I could get the 140mm version. Eight months later Ibis had a few preproduction versions of the 140mm limbo chips available and they were kind enough to deliver my bike with the shorter shock and the new limbo chips.

    I’m not sure how Ibis manages their inventory but my best guess is that they have stock of the different colored links, seat collars, shocks, etc. When you order a bike what you’re waiting for is the main frame and swing arm to be manufactured. As far as Ibis is concerned whether you want blue links, red links, black links, 140mm, 160mm is irrelevant. Once your number comes up on the wait list you can get any color links or travel option you want. I’m not an Ibis employee so I’m not certain this is the way it works but having dealt with them as a shop, this is my best guess as to how the process works. So, no queue jumping involved, just waiting. If I wanted a black frame I would still be waiting.

    Build spec (for now)
    Frame=Medium 140HD
    Fork=Marzocchi 55micro reduced to 140mm travel
    Headset=Cane Creek ZS3 top, flush mount bottom
    Bars=Easton Monkey Lite xc
    Stem=Thomson 90mmx10degree
    Brakes=Old style Saint with Goodridge brake lines
    Wheels=King hubs, Edge AM rims
    Tires=Kenda 2.35 Excavator front with 2.35 Nevegal rear
    Seatpost=Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat=Fizik Aliante
    Shifter=XX (rear only)
    Derailleur=X9 short cage
    Chainguide=MRP/Ibis
    Crank=XTR
    Pedals=XTR
    Cassette=XX 11-36
    Weight=13.2kg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olga_icannot
    I put in a boatload of miles on the new bike over the weekend on a trip to Oregon .....
    Thanks for the review!

    Do you plan on trying 160mm up front? How do you like the DHX vs RP23?

    EDIT: 1 more question...sorry! You mentioned "way less" ghost shifting. Would you quantify that? I notice the routing looks nice, but likely more housing flex than my old 5spot.
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    Here's my build:

    Frame:..... Small White Mojo HD
    Fork:.........X-Fusion Shox Vengeance tapered
    Shock:......Fox RP23
    Wheelset:..Crank Brothers Iodine
    Headset:....Cane Creek
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite DH 2010
    Stem:........Thomson 70 or 80mm
    Brakes:......Formula The One 2010 180/160
    Grips:.......ESI white
    Shifters:.....SRAM XO
    Front Der:.. Gamut bash and chainguide
    Rear Der:...SRAM XO 9 speed
    Crank:.......XT, 36t chainring
    Cassette:..SRAM 11-34
    Chain:.......SRAM PC991 Hollowpin
    Seatpost:..KS i950 with lever
    Saddle:.....WTB Devo
    Tires:........Kenda Nevegal 2.35(front), Kenda Small Block 8 2.35(rear)
    Pedals:.....Crank Brothers Candy SL
    Weight: 28.5 lbs

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    Had a chance to ride a buddy's HD this weekend for 1 run at Downieville. Now I understand what this bike is all about. It really is an awesome bike. Check out my friends build and review of the bike here: http://wrenchscience.blogspot.com/20...-somebody.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBMX
    Had a chance to ride a buddy's HD this weekend for 1 run at Downieville. Now I understand what this bike is all about. It really is an awesome bike. Check out my friends build and review of the bike here: http://wrenchscience.blogspot.com/20...-somebody.html
    Very nice! I'll be checking back for his Whistler report.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    I don't think this one has been posted before but a Competitive Cyclist review:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/competit.../0/7uK7G2qhbdY

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    Gapriderz, how do you like the Vengeance fork??

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    I love the fork. The fork is very stiff. The travel is plush and buttery smooth. Love the glossy finish. It matches well with HD.

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    Hi, i realized today that I forgot to upload a picture of my HD.
    I am running other tires right now.Testing to find the right one for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fadl
    Hi, i realized today that I forgot to upload a picture of my HD.
    I am running other tires right now.Testing to find the right one for me.
    Nice, coil all the way around. Let's see that thing in action!
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fadl
    Hi, i realized today that I forgot to upload a picture of my HD.
    I am running other tires right now.Testing to find the right one for me.

    What are the specs on your rear shock? Is it off the shelf valving or did you have it pushed? U running 160 or 180? Your bike is clean!

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    The Fork is the 160mm Van RC2. Rear shock is from Ibis and comes with the frame. I don't know if it is stock or not but I think so. You can adjust the end progression on the RC4 that's why Ibis recommend it for the HD.

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    Weight? Just curious with w/ the coil.....thanks!
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    His and His

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    Three thumbs Up!

    Quote Originally Posted by weiss666


    Red rims work with the other red bits. Not too much...juuuuuuuust right.
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    hi guys.

    for those who run their HD's with a front der....Do you also have the problems , when riding it and using the full travel the rear tires hits the cable of the front der + sometimes hits also the seat tube??

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    Hi everybody,

    I am 1,78 m, my legs are 82 cm that gives 72 cm for the saddle.

    my question :
    Do you suggest a M or L please ?

    thanks

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    Crackerjack: Nope. Never happened to me. Shouldn't happen ever.

    lucash: Definitely Med. I am 179, 84 inseam, 75cm saddle height and I'm on a Medium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwan
    Crackerjack: Nope. Never happened to me. Shouldn't happen ever.

    lucash: Definitely Med. I am 179, 84 inseam, 75cm saddle height and I'm on a Medium

    thank you for your answer, (thank you also for the word "inseam")

    how long is your stem ?

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    Currently running a 65mm. Had a 50mm on my previous bike with similar geo. Not likely to run longer than 65/70mm and won't go shorter than 50mm. Bars are 740mm Deity Dirty Thirty. Will trim them to 730mm in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwan
    Currently running a 65mm. Had a 50mm on my previous bike with similar geo. Not likely to run longer than 65/70mm and won't go shorter than 50mm. Bars are 740mm Deity Dirty Thirty. Will trim them to 730mm in the near future.
    this is what I thought, run a 70mm would be fine, with 710 mm or 740 for light downhill.

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    my buddy's newly built bike:


















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    very very nice...

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    Hi,
    do you know if there any difference between 2010 and 2011 HD, please ?

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    Anyone know the total weight of a medium sized Mojo HD with the X9 build kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucash290
    Hi,
    do you know if there any difference between 2010 and 2011 HD, please ?
    Build kits changed, SRAM one at least, 2x10 drivetrain, Mutano tires, FD I think, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucash290
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    do you know if there any difference between 2010 and 2011 HD, please ?
    The frames don't change year to year. The build kits change some, depending on the manufacturer's model year changes.

    FYI, you can compare old build kits and such by looking at our archive of the old Ibis site at archive.ibiscycles.com.

    Finally, on our news page, you can see the kit changes for 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Nicol
    The frames don't change year to year. The build kits change some, depending on the manufacturer's model year changes.

    FYI, you can compare old build kits and such by looking at our archive of the old Ibis site at archive.ibiscycles.com.

    Finally, on our news page, you can see the kit changes for 2011.
    ok thank you all

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    my HD....
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    Size:.........Medium
    Fork:.........bos n'dee
    Shock:......Fox RP23
    Wheelset:..mavic crossmax sx
    Headset:....cane creek
    Handlebar: easton monkey lite dh
    Stem:........onoff morph hardcore 80mm
    Brakes:......Formula The one with 200/180 frm rotors
    Grips:........lizard skin peaty
    Shifters:.....SRAM XO
    Front Der:..xtr
    Rear Der:...SRAM X0
    Crank:.......xtr with 23-33 rotor rings
    Cassette:..xtr 11-34
    Chain:.......xtr
    Seatpost:..msc
    Saddle:.....fizik gobi
    Tires:........kenda nevegal 2.35 stick-e front, maxxis ignitor 2.35 lust rear
    Pedals:.....cb candy 4ti
    Weight:.....14,2
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    X9 Build Weight

    I have a Medium X9 HD build with the 3x9, 70mm stem, RP32, Lyrik Solo Air and 2.35 folding Nevergals. I am running the Nevergals tubless, replaced the 44t ring with a Gamut bash guard and swaped out the cassettt for an XTR 9 speed Ti 12x34. I did not install the chain guide as it did not seem it would be effective with the 22t and 32t rings, but did shorten the chain quite a bit, and still have 18 gears. The weight with out pedals is just under 28 lbs. I will add the 2 step (+0.3lbs), as the 160 Lyrix it quite high for step climbs, but OK for moderate climbs. I will find a way to offset the 2 step weight gain to keep the bike at 28lbs w/o pedals.

    If you plan to run this as a DH or park bike, the 180 Totum or180 Talus/Van would be a good choice with a 1x10 set up. The 1x10 would make this a tough climbing bike, as would the 180. Droping the 180 helps, but since the lower adjust is now limited (depending on fork), the geo could be akward.

    I have ridden my set up in Tahoe, Downieville and Northstar and find 160cm (in my case Lyrik) to be fine (except the waterfall on Karpiel & Dogbone), but is great on Boondocks and Butcher Ranch. Not sure if 180 is worth the weight and geo changes if you plan to use this as a pedaling bike. I demo'ed the Talus 160 and the Totum 180, and prefer the Lyrix 160. The 170 Lyrix Solo Air is an option, but I do not think this has 2 step?

    Although I like the Nevergals, I may switch these out for 2.5 Minions (F) and 2.3 High Rollers (R), or a similar combination as I have bent my rear Flow rim, and did have some burping on Boondocks, but it is still holding air with the tubless set up (which is excellent with the Flows and Nevergals). I will wait for my Moab and Hurricane trips to make this decision.

    Running without the chain guide has not been a problem. I just keep my front gear in 32t, and have the X9 set up close to the chain. This and the Gamut have worked out better than expected and I have yet to drop the chain. This HD climbs great in the 32t ring, but it is nice to the have 22t as a backup for steep sections, or just at the end of the day when I am to tired to push the 32t ring.

    I am about 5'9", 165 lbs, and the Medium fits fine. A 60cm stem would be a better overall size, and a 50cm would even better for DH.

    The HD 160 is such a nice frame that in the end, not matter how you build this up, you will have a sweet sub 30lb bike that you can ride virtually anywhere, and will be smiling the whole time. Just remember to save some $ for protection, because this frame likes to go fast.

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    These are pics of my HD.

    The stock x9 weight w/o pedals was 28.5 lbs.
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    All is well in HD land. Loving the new ride. Not 100% complete but almost.

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    All is well in HD land. Loving the new ride. Not 100% complete but almost.

    You, sir, have the coolest faKing handle I've seen in a while

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    Hi,

    I need to know if I can use both on a Mojo HD with a 1.1/8 steerer fork tube ?
    I will use a 1.5 crownrace from my devolution headset.


    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...-18-15-TAPERED


    or/and


    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...5-MIXEDTAPERED


    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucash290
    Hi,

    I need to know if I can use both on a Mojo HD with a 1.1/8 steerer fork tube ?
    I will use a 1.5 crownrace from my devolution headset.


    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...-18-15-TAPERED


    or/and


    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...5-MIXEDTAPERED


    thank you
    Hello -

    Yes, you can use a fork with 1-1/8" steerer tube. Of the two headsets you posted, this is one you will need:

    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...-18-15-TAPERED

    The "Mixed Tapered" one is for forks with a tapered steerer tube.

    Hope this helps!

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    The only headset you should be using is the mixed taper headset with devo baseplate if needed as the frame is designed around this otherwise you will effect the angles of the frame possibly. Someone also said something about the bb being too low and he was using a inset lower headset cup.

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