From the stated weights, it seems the SL would save about 1 lb for $300 over the STD. In 09, both the SL and STD come with Fox Float RLC in the XT kit.nzl62 said:Thats a hell of a lot of cash for 1.5lb saving.
What about a std Mojo with XT. I wonder how the weights will stack up esp as you can get the Ti bolt kit for next to nothing and the fact that the std comes with a better shock....IMO
Thanks for your comment about reliability, I never thought about that.robbieracer said:Yes 1.5 lbs makes a large difference, but a bigger difference may be the long term superior reliability of the XT stuff.
Is it worth it? Only you can decide how to spend your own cash
hey g2, good point...that's a lot of bike for 3 grand...i love my rs fork...mtok77 said:I would go with STD Mojo with SLX kit and upgrade the wheelset.
There are lots of positive reviews of SLX groupset. And Revelation is a better fork than the Fox in the XT kit.
It appear Ibis has two other wheelsets listed on the web site for '09:glance2 said:The stock wheelset is Mavic Crossride with Kenda Nevagal DTC 26 x 2.1.
Which wheelset would be good to upgrade to?
Thank you for your analysis and great suggestions.derby said:It appear Ibis has two other wheelsets listed on the web site for '09:
Easton AM HAVOC Disc 26"
Stans ZTR355 w/ano alloy nipples
The Mavic CrossRide wheels are solid wheels, with a narrow XC width and strong enough for light AM (very rough trail and small jump) riding. These are heavier than the other 2 options. Probably about 1 pound heavier or more, don't know the weight specifics. Retail prices are often discounted under $200 list price for CrossRide wheels. These are a lot of wheel quality for the money.
A pound of tire weight difference is very noticeable when climbing smoother trail. Added rolling wheel weight however, eases slower very rough trail riding with greater rolling momentum like a flywheel. Tire weight rather than wheel weight is a better way to add rolling momentum for rougher trails.