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    Spot or Flux frame with the carry over parts I have?

    I bought a used 2005 Santa Cruz Blur XC with 2004 Fox Talas 90mm - 130mm with good amount of XTR parts. The wheelset is Mavic 717/hope II rear and XT front hub. I rode it for about 8 months and I found out it's too small for me. I got these crazy quad cramps after just 6 or so miles. I'm 5'8" with 30 inseam and the Blur is a size small. I weight about 150lbs. It did have a setback Thompson seat post and I had the seat all the way back. I just recently pick up a Ibis Mojo with XT build in size medium and it felt much better on the trails for me. I could ride much longer without any cramps.

    I want to build up another bike with the parts I have on the Blur XC. I do mostly XC trails. I'm on the east coast. Northern VA to be specific. Consider I already have a mojo. Will a Spot or Flux be a better choice with the parts from my Blur XC?

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    Tough call but for that fork, the Flux will be better (100-115). For mostly XC, the Flux wll be faster and easier to ride fast than the Spot. It will also overlap a bit less than the Spot-Mojo so since the Spot-Mojo are both 5.5" bikes, I still say go Flux. Awesome bike too. I have owned both the Flux and the Spot.

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    If you are set on using the Talas I would say the Flux frame.
    I used my Talas RLC 130mm off my old bike and hated the way my new 08 Spot front end felt.
    A new Pike 454 and it is fantastic now.

    In the end I hardly used any of my old parts on the new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Tough call but for that fork, the Flux will be better (100-115). For mostly XC, the Flux wll be faster and easier to ride fast than the Spot. It will also overlap a bit less than the Spot-Mojo so since the Spot-Mojo are both 5.5" bikes, I still say go Flux. Awesome bike too. I have owned both the Flux and the Spot.
    I agree with Flyer, too much overlap between mojo and spot; go for the flux
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    a flux will give you 1 of the biggest trail smiles youll ever experience in yer entire life. and that fork is the shiz on it too. thats what i ran. even sweeter after a overhaul. sweeter still after a push job. toss a super light wheelset at it and dig it! oh, ditch the set back post when ya build up yer new med flux.
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    5'8"? I'm guessing a M. Given what you hae laddie, (especially the fork) I'd say the Flux would be the go to frame. Sweet frame, and loves to go fast.

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    Yes...a medium frame so I can throw the small blur xc on ebay. Thanks for everyone advice. My thoughts were along the same line. The main issue of having smaller travel fork and already have a Mojo. Flux seems like the ideal choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    5'8"? I'm guessing a M. Given what you hae laddie, (especially the fork) I'd say the Flux would be the go to frame. Sweet frame, and loves to go fast.

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