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    Moots Cinco, what's it good for?

    What kind of riding is your Cinco best for?

    I am new to Moots. I have a used Cinco on the way. (Impulse buy on eBay)
    I currently have a 2005 Stumpjumper that I like for reference. I am hoping for something great for long singletrack rides as well as trips to Moab and possibly Peru.

    I am also planning on the BC Bike race, but may need something more race
    specific for that.

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    Everything
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    Cinco

    What is it good for? I think the question should be "what isnt it good for." If your looking to do some stage races and epic rides then the bike is perfect. I've raced on mine and of course done too many to count epic rides. If there was just one arrow in my quiver that I could choose the Cinco is it hands down. The only time I even use my other bike (Specialized Hard Tail) is when for whatever reason my Cinco is in the shop which has been rare.

    The bike is simply "The One."

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    Hi Guys,

    Any chance MOOTS can make a Cinco in a 29er? I love the looks of the sloping top tube.

    Beautiful bike.

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    Cinco 29'r

    I'm 99% sure they can/would. I would simply call them directly, ask to speak to Dave D. in sales. Fantastic bikes they make.

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    Best bike ever

    Good for absolutely everything

    The biggest smile you could possibly have whilst riding a bike
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    what's with the multicolored spacers?

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    Maybe Rainbow striped spacers = world champion quality ride?

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    exactly

    I thought it looked kind of cool as well
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    nice moots!
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    I'm curious about this bike. I've been thinking about getting a YBB (see thread regarding the YBB ride). Then last weekend I demo'd a Specialized Epic full suspension bike -- excellent ride in a lightweight package -- about 23 pounds off the shelf. But I would prefer titanium over carbon, and Moots over Specialized. So I'd like to hear more about the Cinco ride. Weight isn't the most important factor, but it's the easiest to compare -- so how much does your Cinco weigh? Any bobbing while climbing? How plush is the ride? Thanks in advance for your responses...

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    Cinco Update

    I cant say for sure what my bike weighs right now. Its pretty light. I can tell you it is by far the best bike I've ever had. I have a Specialized hardtail, Santa Cruz Blur and an old Gary Fisher I cant even think of the name of it. The Cinco is just a dream to ride. I see zero bob when climbing. The bike simply tackles anything and everything you can throw at it. It a bullet on the downhills. Superfast in the tight single track. You add 5 inches of travel along with the feel of titanium and its simply perfection. A good friend of mine who was a fanatic about all the new rage in carbon bikes has already ordered a Moots after riding mine. Some people have said about the Cinco that the frame is made of titanium but the rear made by Ventana is actually aluminum. True but again, everyone that has tested my bike said its the best bike they've ever ridden and no one wants to get off of it. I literally have to prye the bike back. I think the best way to sum this bike up, its almost a crossbreed of a Lexus and a BMW. It can be silky smooth in the bumps like a Lexus but it can be nimble and quick in the short tight singletrack with incredible feel of the trail, like a BMW. Its really the best of both worlds all around. In my opinion, the best investment I have ever made and I wouldnt regret the decision I made in spending the money I spent on this frame. Finally if it matters to you, the money you spend on this bike is going to an American company, small microbrew shop of really great people in Steamboat Colorado. I'd rather invest and give my money to something like that rather than just another cookie cutter full suspension carbon bike that came out of Taiwan. That's only my opinion. Best of luck to you with your decision.

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    skibum1 -- glad you love your bike! Don't think I need 5" of rear suspension for my conservative style of riding -- probably 3-4" would be plenty for me, so perhaps the Moots Zirkel would be a better choice (?). The other issue is finding a demo -- the Moots dealers in my area don't offer this -- bummer.

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    Cinco

    The Zirkel is a great ride. I feel your pain on not being able to demo too. I was in the same boat. I managed to test a Ventana and loved that bike. I went with the Cinco because I looked at it as a long term investment. I had 3-4 inch travel rides and felt getting older I wanted more of an epic ride type bike. The Zirkel is fast and furious, much more race ready however the Cinco would go head to head with it. Dont know your riding style or what your looking to get out of it. However, I just wanted something that I could grow into for many years and I'm glad I pulled the trigger on it. Dont know where you live but other than maybe in AZ or other western states I really dont know where you can test ride one. In either case the Zirkel is a mighty fine ride as well.

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    Can anyone here directly compare this to a Mojo SL? I've been looking but only found a thread from 2006 that didn't really answer the question. I have a Moots road bike, and would love to add another, but the ride of that Mojo was magical, and I have little chance at demoing a Moots Cinco.

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    I actually faced the same choice. I rode a Mojo SL locally from a dealer and loved it!

    Either way (Moots vs. Ibis) was a bit of cash, so I wasnt going to buy a new one each year. So for me it came down to life-span.

    Whilst I have a few friends riding carbon Stumpy's and Trek's I just couldnt see myself riding a carbin bike in 10 years time ... where I could see myself riding Ti. So that was the deciding factor for me.

    I'm stoked with the Cinco, its actually very easy to clean and good to ride. So I think I made the right choice. But it was a bit nerve racking buying a bike unseen, unridden.

    If you were in my neck of the woods, I'd be more than happy to give you ride, but finding one you might be able to try can be difficult.

    Good Luck!

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    yeah I agree with the above comments

    The Cinco is a magical ride, and I expect the Mojo is as well

    It comes down to which you prefer in terms of looks, longevity etc.

    I've had a long list of 4 inch race ready bikes (Ellsworth truth, intense spider, santa superlight etc.) and I wanted something more plush and epic

    The Cinco seems to have the plushness without any loss in acceleration or responsiveness

    After nearly 2 years of riding it, it still brings a massive smile to my face everytime I hit some singletrack

    Another factor for me was that everyone seems to be riding a Mojo in Marin, they're more common than a Marin Bobcat Trail. I guess that means they're good

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    Have your shop give the guys at Moots a call, they usually have demo bikes that they are willing to ship out from their demo fleet if you want a test ride.

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