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I finally sold my Chumba VF2, which was an alright bike but wasn't what I would consider awesome. Now I am in the market again. I'm looking for a do-it-all-bike since I like to both climb steep hills and bomb down the trails. I've narrowed my decision down to two bikes, the 2011 Ibis Mojo HD 140, and the 2011 Pivot Mach 5.7. I really want to build the bike under 26lbs, which shouldn't be too hard since I will be riding the new Reynolds AM wheels when they come out. What are your thoughts on either bike model? Pro's and Con's?
 

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I would think the biggest pro behind the ibis is that you're limbo chips and a rear shock away from making it a 160mm rear bike, with a 160/180 up front if you wanted. It becomes 2 completely different beasts.

Can't do that on the pivot.

That said, the pivot 5.7 is a damn good bike.
 

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Both are great bikes and I don't think you could
go wrong with either one. To me it comes down to
two main things. Do you want a carbon or aluminum
frame,and I think it would be a lot easier to get the
Mojo to the weight you want.

Best, John
 

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After thinking about this for a day, if you want
a bike under 26 pounds why not consider a lighter
Mojo frame. Why get the HD frame and build it
with light weight parts. This doesn't make sense
to me.I think the standard frame would be a better
choice.

Best, John
 

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I'm in the same boat, torn between these two bikes. While both use DW-link I believe they have a slightly different leverage ratio progression through the travel. I may not feel the difference on trail response though.
The flexibility of HD (140/160) is really compelling.
 

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I just sold my mojo sl for the pivot. i had the mojo sl for 5 months, and it never felt confident. it definetly flexes in the rear and throws the front offline on rough descents. So between the sl and the 5.7, the better bike is the pivot. It really is incredibly stiffer than the sl, climbs, sprints accelerates just as well, with less wander on steep tech climbs.
between the mojo hd and the 5.7, the pivot is more of a trailbike light am. It is superplush and stable, but doesnt have the 160 mm travel of the hd to its favor. im very impressed with the capabilities of the pivot. The pivot is very well balanced, very fine tuned. if i want to go big, i go out with my ellsworth moment (31pounds). My pivot weights in at 26.3 with xtr, dt swiss exc 1550, joplin 4r.
 

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John Kuhl said:
After thinking about this for a day, if you want
a bike under 26 pounds why not consider a lighter
Mojo frame. Why get the HD frame and build it
with light weight parts. This doesn't make sense
to me.I think the standard frame would be a better
choice.

Best, John
I like the Mojo HD over the SL because of the increased stiffness due to the 12mm thru rear axle and tapered headtube. I want something light for easier climbing, but still want a brute for heading back down. To get an idea of what type of riding I prefer, my favorite loop is about 44miles long and has a climb/decent of about 5100ft. A lighter bike is nice for the uphill section, and a more burly bike is nice for the long decent.

It does seem that I am leaning more towards the Mojo HD 140 now over the Mach 5.7 due to the rear axle, simpler frame design, and aesthetics. And it is a nice option to be able to completely change the ride just by getting a set of limbo chips, and swapping out the shock and fork (much cheaper than a whole new bike.) I wish I could have both for a day and test them out. Has anybody here ridden both and can give a comparison?
 

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redmr2_man said:
I would think the biggest pro behind the ibis is that you're limbo chips and a rear shock away from making it a 160mm rear bike, with a 160/180 up front if you wanted. It becomes 2 completely different beasts.

Can't do that on the pivot.

That said, the pivot 5.7 is a damn good bike.
+1 it's a big plus to have 2 personality on the same bike. Another plus is HD can take 650b front and rear at full travel. That's what I'm doing with my HD, 2 shocks, 2 chips and 2 wheelset.
 

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Pivot all the way

Took delivery of my Pivot Mach 5.7 about a month ago. It's really unbeleiveable; pedals like an XC race bike, but has ridiculous travel for it's weight. No need to go ibis to get a light bike, mine is full XX, with light, but no stupid light extraneous components, and weighs in at 25 lbs 5 oz with Candy 3 pedals.

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mrjoshua said:
Took delivery of my Pivot Mach 5.7 about a month ago. It's really unbeleiveable; pedals like an XC race bike, but has ridiculous travel for it's weight. No need to go ibis to get a light bike, mine is full XX, with light, but no stupid light extraneous components, and weighs in at 25 lbs 5 oz with Candy 3 pedals.
mrJ, nice set up. certainly XX gruppo is a bling and what is that wheelset?
How does the Mach 5.7 ride? Any comparison with your previous bike?
 

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Wheels are mavic crossmax ST. looked at lots of wheels but have always had amazing luck with mavic. in my mind these sit squarely between cross country and all mountain.
I believe these are 1650 grams and can take almost any terrain
 
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