How is it a moot point, to replace an existing Sl/ rear triangle w/ the beefier HD through axle triangle, as opposed to buying an complete new HD frameset and lowering the travel? I see it as a component upgrade to the mojo and Mojo SL.
It was very interesting to me prior to knowing about the HD 140. W/o that option, the only
way to go was to bolt on the HD rear onto a regular Mojo (or SL). But they weren't designed to do this. At best, it's a band-aid fix. Which is exactly how Hans sees it....he said "kind of...". It wasn't designed for this but you "could" do it.
I would consider it a "good" option once I could see how it will affect the geometry and ultimately the ride characteristics. And even then, it's a lot to spend just for a TA. Have to buy the swingarm and link, new hub, build wheel, etc. And I called Ibis a few weeks ago about this......found out that it wouldn't be available for a year as Hans said. You also must consider the opportunity cost of waiting for this option to even become available.
With the HD 140 coming out the option above makes it less attractive. Yes you would have to spend more money but you would in essence have 2 bikes in one. Maybe I was a little harsh and premature to say it was a "moot point" but it definitely isn't as attractive as before.
That being said, I would still like to see what would happen though. I didn't want to discourage others but for me, the grey area isn't as grey anymore.