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    HD rear triangle that allows different dropouts for 650B and 26" a la Intense. I suppose the same could go for the SL-R.

    Also, adopt the SL-R top tube cable routing on the HD. Almost everyone runs the dropper post on their HD and the current routing is not on par with the quality of the rest of the bike. They have a tendency to come loose and chew up the cables. Also makes it a pain to remove/install the dropper post.

    Also, to fit the Hope braided disc brake cables on the HD, you have to cut the thin plastic housing. Maybe a zip tie based approach for all of the cable mounts would make sense?

    Having said that, I love my HD. Best and most versatile bike I have ridden in nearly 20 years.

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    One more thought. I wouldn't change too much on the Mojo HD in terms of the amount of suspension. 180 mm rear travel would essentially make it an DH bike and not really a trail/AM bike. If that's the case, why not just build a DH bike. I also like the head angle on the HD. It corners better than pretty much anything out there. Too much slacker (e.g., 65 degrees) and I think it would loose some of that. I think many of the people who are asking for those changes are really asking for a full-blown DH bike and not an AM/DH bike.

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    Internal routing for cables and 'stealth' dropper posts on relevant bikes. This is the way of the future.
    Adjustable headset/HTA as-standard on most/all bikes...
    Wheel size options. Not my thing, but some people seem to like trendy 650 wheels.

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    1)"Super" Mojo HD....! Really liking the sound of that...
    HD with 160-180mm adjustable travel would be ideal.
    Better yet if you can do it with a linkage/chip kit and I can 180-ify my currently-new HD...

    2) Mojo DH - proper 8"+ big bike, travel adjustable back to mini-DH travel and 650b compatible (I see a use as race wheels...)

    3) Silk SL disc...? cf. colnago.com/c59-disc/

    4) Ripley - pretty...

    5) A bad-a$s aero track frameset and bars/stem, built to fit a 6'4 sprinter...? I'd un-retire for that....

    or

    5) a STEEL (or Ti) long-travel hardtail.... been there I suppose, but nothing wrong with an homage to the back catalogue....

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    Thanks for asking. As XC is my focus, a 650B SLR would be perfect. I'd like to think that given the work done on the HD140, hopefully this is something that could be put into production fairly quickly.

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    That's the frame I would most like to see but I'm not sure mfg's like Ibis willing to bring a 650b SLR to the market until fox announces a 650 xc choice. Could be a deal breaker.

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    I hope that wouldn't be a deal breaker.... I would take a Revelation EVERY TIME over a Fox 32, and RS is also coming out with a Reba.... and Ibis is already dabbling in X-Fusion products as well.

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    Agreed. There are definitely worthy 650b fork choices if fox isn't producing an xc model and kudos to Ibis if they take the lead before fox catches up.

    Possibly a deal breaker in terms of the mfg's decision to produce the 650 xc frame due to the mkt share that fox holds. Those that use fox suspension on their high end frames may not be willing to make a switch, sales would be impacted.

    I would certainly give another fork brand a try in order to ride a frame and wheel size that I like.

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    I noticed on Pinkbike today that Anne Caro seemed to have a Matte black/nuclear pesto HD frame... Just this would be perfect!!! I need one!!!!

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    My 5 cents

    1. DH bike. 200mm delivered travel, 180mm Limbo Chip option.
    2. Ripley HD 150mm, slack and aggressive. Short chainstays
    3. Replace the SL with a 120mm XC racer
    4. Tranny 29er
    5. An inexpensive commuter option (sub $1k) not carbon. You could call it the 99%'er


    For all models offer the super sexy Cylon Silver you have for the SR-R.
    Internal Cable routing is neat
    Shorter chain stays on the HD

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    650B Mojo HD with full 160mm travel. I'm never going to put little wheels on it so I don't need 26er compatibility.
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    slr compatible with a chainguide and tensioner. I was ready to pull the trigger on buying one but I dont like the idea that I won't be able to run a 1x setup on it without the tensioner. HD is good but I guess a little heavy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timex99 View Post
    slr compatible with a chainguide and tensioner. I was ready to pull the trigger on buying one but I dont like the idea that I won't be able to run a 1x setup on it without the tensioner. HD is good but I guess a little heavy for me.
    That is not what Hans told me - he was riding a 1x10 well before release. The advice from my shop is the same - there are options apart from just a widget and clutch rear d combination. I have a frame in the garage with that intention myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    That is not what Hans told me - he was riding a 1x10 well before release. The advice from my shop is the same - there are options apart from just a widget and clutch rear d combination. I have a frame in the garage with that intention myself.
    I know you can setup the slr with 1x and use the direct mount chain guide but I prefer the whole system with the tensioner for those really rough ride. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timex99 View Post
    I know you can setup the slr with 1x and use the direct mount chain guide but I prefer the whole system with the tensioner for those really rough ride. IMO.
    That's cool and I understand. The frame is certainly capable of being beaten and keeping on going, but seems like the HD has taken that crowd. For where I live the, the HD is not my choice, although the riding is rough in a lot of places (at speed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    That's cool and I understand. The frame is certainly capable of being beaten and keeping on going, but seems like the HD has taken that crowd. For where I live the, the HD is not my choice, although the riding is rough in a lot of places (at speed).
    HD is nice but I think is a little to heavy for me. I only weight 125lbs and my mojo c is holding up pretty good on whatever I throw in to and my current setup is fox 36 160mm up front and I'm loving it. Just want something up to date like the slr with all the tapered headtube and stiffer carbon layup just like what Ibis is claiming. But couldn't figure out on how I can make it a 1x setup with the tensioner. Until then I guess I would have to settle with my 3 yr old mojo c.

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    Also like internal cable routing for stealth model dropper posts.
    Rather than anglesets option to choose or purchase offset shock hardware like limbo chips from Ibis direct for differing hta adj.
    Ibis shock tunes direct through Ibis for Fox, RS, XFusion etc that would be way cool get a shock that suits your style of riding up front.

    Too early for me to ask for much more, pretty much what I'd want from any mfg regardless of how good the base product is.

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    HD 650B, Diamond plate downtube protector,(hint, hint Scot) and more colors.
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    HD160 650b
    650b tranny
    More colors or at the very least be able to choose from all colors Ibis now has, SL-R orange on a HD would rock
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    Can we start with a Ripley that looks like a Mojo...
    Maverick ML7 Camo
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    w/o reading through this whole thread,

    650b Mojo HD
    650b Mojo SL
    Both with internal frame routing
    1 deg more slack head angle
    1/4" lower BB
    Replaceable dropout options, ala Intense Carbine (This feature makes this frame very attractive since it's so versatile)
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    An SLR w/ "chip" (custom dropout like Intense) conversion to 650b would be a home run IMO. Even if people don't use it, it would alleviate buyer anxiety over possible changing standards.

    29er or at least 650b Tranny is key as almost nobody wants a 26" hardtail anymore. (Though I'd be bummed as i already bought a carbon 29 ht.)

    I don't see a DH Ibis as a winner, as DW link is more of a strength/differentiator in climbing than descending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getbusyliving View Post
    I don't see a DH Ibis as a winner


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    Tranny 650b compatible rear triangle that incorporates Belt Drive!

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    5 new ideas

    Mojo 650b
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    Hakkalugi 29er hardtail
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    Quote Originally Posted by saidrick View Post
    To Mr. Iclique,
    Your black and red request is what I was thinking on the decal sets: make the decals in different colors, so that you can make a red and black bike, a white and red bike. Etc...

    Sounds like a great idea.... More options are always good!

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    How about they deliver the Ripley in 2012?
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    bikes

    long travel bike that would fit some one 5ft to 5ft 6in

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    A lot of people have mentioned modular dropouts like Intense is offering but I think Banshee's system would meet the needs of more people.

    Anybody buying their 160mm travel Rune has a chance to select 26" of 650B dropouts for whatever axle spec they intend to run (135qr, 142x12, or 150x12). You can also run the head angle as 65, 65.5 or 66 degree, paired with quarter inch changes in the bottom bracket height.

    http://bansheebikes.com/wp-content/u...o2013Rune2.jpg

    This system seems like a real winner that would allow people to set their beast up for the day's terrain whether it's more park oriented or mellower aggressive trail.

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    My vote...

    Hans,

    Here is my vote...

    1. 650b option for the existing Mojo HD
    2. Ripley HD 29er 140-150mm F&R, slack and aggressive. Short chainstays, Dropper post
    3. Carbon Fat Bike, 90mm rims, front suspension
    4.Tranny 29er
    5. DH bike. 200mm with180mm Limbo Chip option.


    THANKS for asking!!

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    Is it just the Hakkalugi Disk for 2013? There's got to be some more, c'mon IBIS!

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    Another vote for 29er Tranny with singlespeed option.

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    Finally decided what I want from Santa Ibis. A Mojo "SL-R" with:
    * 67.5 degree head angle (running 150mm travel fork)
    * removable TT cable guides or internal routing. Running 1x so don't need them. Especially once the SL-R Goes...
    * ... Stealth compatable
    * dedicated 650B
    * Not a deal breaker, but initial target weight achieved would be nice
    * Monarch option ( if not will have to go frame ex shock cause there's no way I'm going CTD)
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    How about a XXL Ripley?
    That would be my next bike. Probably my last bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet View Post
    Probably my last bike.
    I've heard (and said) that before! More than once.

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    1) mojo 650b ( new rear triangle for hd would be great)
    2) Ripley
    3)Tranny 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet View Post
    How about a XXL Ripley?
    That would be my next bike. Probably my last bike.
    Really ? So hurry up, only 9 days left before THE END.
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    Another .5" top tube length on the XL models.

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    1. Mojo HD 27.5, 160mm travel. And not a Ripley-fied 27.5" like some have mentioned - stay away from the angular contact composite bearing eccentric linkages of the Ripley. Novel idea and lends bike geek cred, but that bike has been in development way too long and the development effort/cost seems of questionable value. Especially when you already have a suspension linkage design on the HD/SL/SL-R that is among the very best on the market. Seems you could develop a killer 27.5 160mm bike pretty quickly based on the HD with HD-style linkages, just optimizing the geometry for 27.5.

    2. Mojo HD refresh, like the SL-R. Mojo HD-R? Lighter hardware and lighter carbon layup, other improvements like internal cable routing. Maybe a degree slacker, maybe even add a little travel to 170-180mm. The current HD pedals so well at 160mm, I cannot even see the need for a bike with less travel, and more travel = even more versatility.

    3. Somebody else mentioned a 20" kids bike. Hell yeah! There are only a few builders that make a 20" kids mtb worth a damn, and they are still too heavy and too expensive for what you get. With the first generation of hardcore mtb'ers all grown up and having kids that they want to introduce to the sport, there's gotta be a market for a good carbon hardtail or FS kids bike. No reason a 20" kids bike shouldn't be well under 15 lbs, but good luck finding one.

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    Mojo HD refresh, like the SL-R. Mojo HD-R? Lighter hardware and lighter carbon layup, other improvements like internal cable routing. Maybe a degree slacker, maybe even add a little travel to 170-180mm
    This, apart from the bit about increasing the travel. A lighter 'HD-R' with 140/160mm travel, internal routing, and slacker geo based around a 160mm fork - that would be a huge hit.

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    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")
    +1. I'd jump on an Ibis build like this over the 2013 competition in a heartbeat. Even cooler if Lopes endorses the "tweener" wheel size
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")
    Yeah, I'd buy one too.....though I'm not enamored with internal cable routing

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    Yeah, I'd buy one too.....though I'm not enamored with internal cable routing
    Long as it's not the brake lines I'm ok with internal routing

    Possibly add me to that list as well but for pete's sake give the current owners a real 650 rear triangle. Does this not seem like a no brainer to do?????
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    Whatever Brian Lopes endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.

    Rumor is that Ripley cured him of 26" only bias

    How about the 650b Johnny Thunder postesd; call it the "ibis lopes"
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    Whatever ACC endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.
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    Whats up with everyone wanting a 650B Option, talk about trendy. I doubt half of the people asking for it haven't ever even ridden a 650 bike.

    Internal cable routing is for road bikes, not mountain bikes

    People want some super slack HD? I don't think half of the people on this board are ready to try and ride something 66> Headtube angle, sounds good on paper but if you don't know how to ride the frontend aggresively (which most people don't) Its not gonna do anyone any good.

    No wonder most companies don't ask people on internet forums how to design their products

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    I happen to like the HD just as it is, with it's geo and 26" wheels. It's perfect for an all mountain/trail bike. I hope that Ibis keeps the HD as a 26" bike and just makes a rear triangle for 650b or even better make the 650b guys a bike of their own and leave the HD alone.

    Few things I would like to see on the HD.

    1, Keep it as a 26" bike with same geo or close to same, option for 650b rear triangle
    2, More shock options
    3, Improved rear tire clearance, Hans dampf 2.35 rear fits but tight.
    4, Improved clearance for cassette/chain when in smallest cog
    5, Room for a coil shock on a small HD frame without making the seat tube any longer.
    6, molded cable mounts like the sl-r, no more rivets!
    7, Reduce hd frame weight.
    8, Updated color options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    People want some super slack HD? I don't think half of the people on this board are ready to try and ride something 66> Headtube angle, sounds good on paper but if you don't know how to ride the frontend aggresively (which most people don't) Its not gonna do anyone any good.
    It's a personal choice, I'm running a -1.5° Works Components headset, and a 170mms Bos Deville forks.

    I'm next to 65° and I just love it this way.

    (Have a -1° WC headset for sale, pristine condition, cheap have a look on PB)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    It's a personal choice, I'm running a -1.5° Works Components headset, and a 170mms Bos Deville forks.

    I'm next to 65° and I just love it this way.

    (Have a -1° WC headset for sale, pristine condition, cheap have a look on PB)
    Well if you're truly the DH champ your sig lines suggest, then you are one of the exceptions.

    And for the small majority of riders who are aggresive and riding steep terrain or have mini-dh'd their rig, the slacker tube makes sense. But telling Ibis that they should now make ALL of their HD's more slack would be a terrible move for Ibis who sells much more frames to average riders than the tiny minority of super rippers.

    The slacker headtube is great for steep descents or running into things, but for trail riding, pumping, pedaling, cornering and less steep trails its more of a hinderance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Whatever Brian Lopes endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.

    Rumor is that Ripley cured him of 26" only bias

    How about the 650b Johnny Thunder postesd; call it the "ibis lopes"
    You call it a rumor, I call it a clever marketing ploy

    As well, guys like Brian Lopes ride anything, and fast. Its nice knowing that the same bike I ride is under the feet and hands of one of the best enduro riders out there, but lets not be fooled into thinking he couldn't do the same thing on just about any of the top shelf AM/Enduro bikes out there. If he hopped on a huffy and shredded and called it the ultimate trail bike, I would not buy one because he said so.

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