Ibis Mojo HD

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what colour pedals???

Poll ended at Thu Mar 17, 2011 18:28 pm

black
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40%
white
3
30%
techno lime green
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30%
 
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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:26 pm

Thewaylander wrote:So you really ridden yet? or are you still polishing boyo :p


yep had it's first ride on Sunday, didn't get to fully enjoy it for the last few miles, the spokes came loose on both wheels, like mega loose, so I've sent them back to builders to get them done again, and if they aren't done properly this time, heads will roll because now the suns out I have abit of spare time and I can't ride it, hopefully it will be sorted intime for a night ride at Cannock this Friday :lol: can't wait to take it to some decent centres, although I have to say I'm itching to get over to cut gate path and give it a real test :lol:

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:44 pm

With a bigger jobby like that you want to find some real steap challenging stuff. Work the bike. Gotta get mine up Machen soon for a real test only bump roud cwm afan and a few others on it over the winter, while the natural trails were slop

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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:55 pm

Yer I'm hopin to get up to wharncliffe woods some time later in the year, and i've got a few holidays lined up for the lakes, it'll be ridden as hard as I can ride it, it's such a confidence inspiring bike, really balanced in the air and over drops, easy to get off the back for the steep stuff, and the dw-link is seriously impressive, it pedals better than most 100mm xc bikes I've ridden yet it just swallows the bigger hits without any worries, incredible stuff. I imagine your mondraker works in a similar way suspension wise?

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:05 pm

Nope.

My mondraker is like a huge sponge un-effiecient and sits low. :P but tis really fast on the downs, and just ploughs through anything that happens to accidently get in your way :p more like riding a turbo charged dumper truck.. I bloody love it.
To be fair to it it does pedal very well witht he boost valvue shock on the back but it's a total different approach :p

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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:22 pm

:lol: wouldn't have guessed that, I'd heard that it pedalled really well :lol: they do look nice though, especially the 2011 ones, and they seem to be really good value, which is something that cannot be said of the supposidly "big" brands ... A trek rememdy 9.8 with similar levels of kit to my mojo is £5000 :shock: seeing that suddenly made me feel better about buying a flashy frame :lol:

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:28 pm

totaly.

And it does pedal well, for a 160mm 67degree bike, but there is only so much you can do for a bike of that size :p it's always gonna be harder work. On cwm i make it about a 5 min penalty on the route over my old specialized but it's way more FUN. and it can hold uplift days nicely.

I have done a few 50km trails on it so it can't pedal badly, but i think the Laquires pedal a bit better, it desends more evily :p

Sill I love the mojo, it is pure bike porn, Only thing that scares me is a Carbon big hit bike, but the reports are really really good on this it would be the one to convince me :p

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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:45 pm

I actually think it's easier to ride than the maxlight, it climbs just as well, feels slot more balanced and isn't any heavier, admitidly if I put this spec on the maxlight it would be a super light 23lb all mountain hardtail, which would be great, but the mojo is just a better bike in everyway. I found proof of carbons strengths in the fact that the SC syndicate rode carbon v10's all year, jamie Goldman rode the rampage on a carbon v10 and uses a blur ltc for slopestyle, and I saw a video on YouTube of brian lopes on a HD down a-line in whistler, which more than makes it capable of whatever I can throw at it frankly :lol:

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:50 pm

LOL thats less that a nats nuts, my bike is 31pounds :P

Carbon is about wear not impact, Its stresses aong the surface and since its fibourous a scratch along the carbon can dmg the weave. So its all about sealent, For DH 1 disposable bikes thats cool.

But I met a couple of the older Ibis ridders last year in north wales, and they were pretty quick and there bikes had been going years, that filled me with way more confidence in carbon :)

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Postby Crundi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 13:19 pm

Hey Lawman, any further updates on how she's riding out on the trails? I'm thinking of building up an Ibis but not sure the geometry meets my needs. Would you say it's more XC than All Mountain? Not too sure on the idea of carbon.

On a slightly cheeky note, I see your icons a guitar player. I've got a Ric 360 (6 string semi-acoustic) and a Cornford Hurricane amp for sale http://bit.ly/i7GW2b if you or anyone else is interested - I'll certainly be needing the funds for an Ibis!!!

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Postby lawman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 15:09 pm

Crundi wrote:Hey Lawman, any further updates on how she's riding out on the trails? I'm thinking of building up an Ibis but not sure the geometry meets my needs. Would you say it's more XC than All Mountain? Not too sure on the idea of carbon.

On a slightly cheeky note, I see your icons a guitar player. I've got a Ric 360 (6 string semi-acoustic) and a Cornford Hurricane amp for sale http://bit.ly/i7GW2b if you or anyone else is interested - I'll certainly be needing the funds for an Ibis!!!


hi crundi, she's riding like an absolute hooligan!!! took it round cannock for the first time last night and its by far and away the quickest bike ive ever ridden round there, both up and down, which is incredible, i knew it would be good on the downs, but jesus on the climbs for a bike of its travel its truly fantastic, could not be happier with it, well a few more green blingy bits are still needed and will be added over time once the wallet recovers :lol: geometry is definitely on the AM side of things imo, but its a touch steeper than say a whyte 146, but feels comparable to a zesty and a meta, so its super stable but still very flickable. as for the carbon, i dont even think about it, i was worried at first but after riding it like a muppet last night, carrying far too much speed most of the time im pretty convinced that carbon is the way to go for trail bikes if you can afford it.

as for the guitars im set with what ive got atm, im seriously poor as it is, and i very nearly sacrificed a guitar to build this, ive been told i'm not to spend anymore, but ill ask around and see if i know anyone whos interested :)

got a photographer friend of mine to take a few quick shots yesterday afternoon, certainly alot better than my poor old efforts :lol:

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Postby Crundi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 18:32 pm

I went round Cannock for the first time last weekend, me and the lads were very impressed with the new trails especially the last decent! I bet you scared yourself silly on a few of those swooping drops!

Your mates taken some cracking photos, he should come round and shoot my guitar/amp that I have up for sale!

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Postby lawman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 20:22 pm

Crundi wrote:I went round Cannock for the first time last weekend, me and the lads were very impressed with the new trails especially the last decent! I bet you scared yourself silly on a few of those swooping drops!

Your mates taken some cracking photos, he should come round and shoot my guitar/amp that I have up for sale!


yer the downhills are pretty sweet at cannock, nothing too hairy, but enough to get the adreneline pumping, had a few sketchy moments on some loose corners, but seeing as at night with my lights all you can see is the entry of a corner/berm and then you just have to hope its still there :lol: it handles drops really well, feels incredibly balanced in the air, and the dw link is seriously plush and controlled, its just a fantastic allround ride. Me and the photographer are heading over in a few weeks to get some action shots, so ill be sure to post them up on here :)

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:03 am

get that bike in wales for a thrashing mate :P your not far from the border to the holy lands :p

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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:13 am

Thewaylander wrote:get that bike in wales for a thrashing mate :P your not far from the border to the holy lands :p


got a few trips planned to Wales already :P definitely going up to llandegla at some point, and possibly to Afan and cwn carn later in the year, and to cap it all off i'm moving to Wales to go uni, so I'll have some awesome trails on my doorstep :D

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Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:18 am

Loving those new pics, very well done indeed.

I really enjoyed Cannock when we went. Only ever been to Cannock, Llandegla and Lee Quarry, but Cannock was definitely my favourite. Lots of short climbs and short descents is where it's AT!

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Postby Thewaylander » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:36 am

really?

Cannock your favourite? its alright for a flat area but bit dull, Where in wales you heading to uni fella?

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Postby lawman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:52 am

Cannocks a great place to ride these days, the trail builders have used the terrain really well, the climbs are ace, the descents are just about long enough, it's just a great place to ride, I reckon llandeglas slightly better, but imo my favourite place to ride is around the peak district, cutgate path especially, the speeds you can hit on those trails are crazy. I've yet to try a few of te other centres about, which I'll get round to doing this year, gotta get the miles in on this beast, I'll be leaving it with the 'rents when I go uni :( I'll be in te lovely town of aberystwyth, so should be plenty of trails about to rip up on the maxlight, and obviously the mojo when my mates come up :D

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Postby joshtp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:55 am

if Swansea is the uni of choice we'll have to meet up for a ride...
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Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:03 am

Yeh we did Monkey and it was great. Nice and flowing right the way round.
Llandegla was good fun don't get me wrong, but it's pretty much just straight up 1 long boring fire road, then all the descent done in a few sections.
Lee Quarry just wasn't my cuppa tea at all. Too bitty, very very short sections and seemingly no real way of linking them together properly more like a skills playground than a tail centre. Cragg Quarry was better, if not a little bit short.
I'd like to try and get over to ride some more, but for me it's the traveling that's the real issue. Getting over to go riding is a bit of an operation, and time is limited if I don't want to be staying overnight.

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Postby joshtp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:11 am

get to a proper TC like Afan of Cwm! that's where you get proper riding!
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