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    DW Link ... Ibis Mojo and Turner Flux

    New bike time. I've pretty much settled on a DW*Link ride, but which one, is the question.

    The shortlist ... Ibis Mojo and Turner Flux. I've read a bit on the interwebs that the Mojo is flexy, but awesome. And, the Flux is just awesome.

    A parking lot curb hopping ride on the Mojo did not reveal any noticeable flexification. I have not been able to locate a Flux to ride.

    Compare-contrast ... if you would please.

    Thanks.

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    These are two different bikes. Do you want a long
    or short travel bike?

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl
    These are two different bikes. Do you want a long
    or short travel bike?

    Best, John
    Definitely different bikes. If you still want to look at Turner, You need to look at the 5spot.
    Unless you specifically want a Carbon bike, the 5spot has the advantage in all areas except weight.
    There are reviews out there. The Mojo is a sweet bike and so is the 5spot. You cannot go wrong with either.

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    Flux is a 4" XC bike
    Mojo 5.5" AM bike

    the big difference would be the geometry and travel.

    How much do you weight, what kind of riding do you do? What's your current bike?

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    Thanks all. I guess in my head I had them pretty equal. The Mojo doesn't ride like long to me.

    I currently ride a hardtail Steelman. Live on the Front Range, and weigh about 165.

    I've been out of the loop on FS for quite a while, so it feels like I'm starting from scratch.

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    I have no flex issues on my 09 mojo. I love how well it plows through the rough stuff in Utah while remaining plush. The frame and fork (magura thor) soaks everything I can give it. I weigh close to 250 with gear over the past 18 months have crashed it multiple times as I push myself beyond my skill and conditioning. The carbon layup on the mojo is very stout. It is nothing like a carbon road bike or carbon bikes of old. Today my ibis still looks great after the beating I have given it. An Aluim frame wouldn't be looking near as good. IMO the Mojo would be a bargain at $4k and yet you pick one up at retail for $3k. People run them as xc race bikes with a 100mm fork to Light FR 160mm rig. Swap the wheel set and fork and you have a whole new bike. That hard to beat as well.

    +1 on the Mojo.

    If you want a shorter travel rig. A Pivot 429 or Pivot Mach 4 may be an option as well especailly if stiff is more important than plush / deep travel.
    09 Ibis Mojo - All Mountain Moab Edition

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    I stumbled across the Pivot Mach 5, and fell in love. SO, I'm going to pick one up this weekend I hope.Thanks all. I just dig the Pivot more than the Ibis!

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    How do you like the Thor

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySomer
    I have no flex issues on my 09 mojo. I love how well it plows through the rough stuff in Utah while remaining plush. The frame and fork (magura thor) soaks everything I can give it. I weigh close to 250 with gear over the past 18 months have crashed it multiple times as I push myself beyond my skill and conditioning. The carbon layup on the mojo is very stout. It is nothing like a carbon road bike or carbon bikes of old. Today my ibis still looks great after the beating I have given it. An Aluim frame wouldn't be looking near as good. IMO the Mojo would be a bargain at $4k and yet you pick one up at retail for $3k. People run them as xc race bikes with a 100mm fork to Light FR 160mm rig. Swap the wheel set and fork and you have a whole new bike. That hard to beat as well.

    +1 on the Mojo.

    If you want a shorter travel rig. A Pivot 429 or Pivot Mach 4 may be an option as well especailly if stiff is more important than plush / deep travel.
    I have Wotan on my Moment and Duc32 on my Mojo. I love the action on Wotan and 8" direct mount. I was thinking about putting Thor on my Mojo, if you don't mind please give input on Thor, it looks to be a sweet spot on AM fork travel range. thanks

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    All in the family baby! Congrats!
    Let us know how you like it.

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