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For those unfamiliar with the company, http://www.ibiscycles.com/

Long story short, it's a brand new DW-link designed MTB with carbon frame on 5.5" of travel front and rear.

These should start shipping July 15-30.

How are you configuring your bike?

The frame uses an IS headset (no CK!) and a 31.6 seatpost.

I decided to go full-custom and am still deciding on some of the parts, but I think I almost have a plan of action...

Currently planning:

Still a work in progress.

Currently planning on:
Fox 32 Talas '07 RLC
'06 SRAM X.0 trigger
XTR '06 960/'07 970 crank + integrated BB
XTR '06 M961/'07 M971 F. Derailleur
XTR '06 M960/'07 M970 Casette...still considering SRAM.
'06 SRAM X.0 R. Derailleur, long cage
FSA Orbit IS Carbon headset
Thompson Elite X4 oversize stem
Monkeylite XC carbon oversize 31.8 bars
ODI ruffian lockon grips
A Thompson masterpiece post
WTB Laser V Stealth seat
SRAM PC-991...probably just the basic version here...
Lizard Skin chainstay protection
Nokon red shifter cables
Kenda 2.35 BG DTC front / Kenda 2.1 Nevagal DTC rear
Salsa skewers

Waiting for:
Juicy Ultimate '07 - nice one piece caliper, adjustment, etc...The Juicy 7's are already avail...I'm torn.
'07 XTR? I just hate the idea of the '06 proprietary cranks, but they are on closeout and cheap.
'07 SRAM X.0 ??? Not sure I need to wait on this.

Already rec'd:
Industry Nine Enduro Wheels on DT 5.1d's 3 degree, tape
Frame

-Mark
 

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Good thread Mark. I decided to go with the SL kit. I was going to go custom, but the spec really impressed me, as did the complete bike weight. (or maybe I'm just getting lazy!) Anyway, Tom Morgan emailed me the following specs a few months back (one major change is that they will ship with the 07 Fox RP23 and 07' Float!

Rear Derailleur
Shimano
REAR DERAILLEUR, XTR(98N) RD-M952 SGS 9-SPEED DIRECT ATTACHMENT BULK

Front Derailleur
Shimano
FRONT DERAILLEUR, XTR(02) FD-M961 DOWN-SWING DUAL-PULL 34.9MM BAND, CS-ANGLE: 66-69, BULK

Headset
FSA
Orbit IS, ACB w/25mm Custom Cone Spacer Option (H2088D)

Cranks
Shimano
FRONT CHAINWHEEL, XTR(02) FC-M960 TWO PIECE TYPE CRANK, INCLUDE BBPARTS, HOLLOWTECH 175MM 44X32X24T, W/O CG, W/TL-FC16 & FC32, BULK

Brakes
Hayes
HFX 9 Carbon V6 rotor (160mm) Silver w/carbon (Int'l std or post mount)

Brakes
Hayes
HFX 9 Carbon V6 rotor (160mm) Silver w/carbon (Int'l std or post mount)

Shift Levers
Shimano
XT Shifter Pod Left

Shift Levers
Shimano
XT Shifter Pod Right

Cassette
Shimano
CASSETTE SPROCKET, XTR(02) CS-M960 9-SPEED TI/NI-P COATED 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30-34T(AS), BULK

Chain
Shimano
XT CN-HG93 9 spd

H/Bar
Easton
MonkeyLite XC CNT 26" 660mm Lo UD 31.8

Stem
Ibis
Stem 120mm Ext., 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer Clamps 124g 7075, SB BLK ANODIZED W/O Logo

Seat Post
Easton
EC90 Zero CNT 31.6 300mm Weave

Saddle
fi'zi:k
Aliante Gamma Black leather Titanium black

Grips
VELO
PP+FIBER BLACK/GEL BLACK + ALUM CLAMP 130MM

Wheels
Easton
XC1 Wheelset

Tires
Hutchinson
BULLDOG AIR LIGHT-26x2.30/33 FB-Black

Tires
Hutchinson
BULLDOG AIR LIGHT-26x2.30/33 FB-Black

Tubes
Maxxis
Ultralight 26x1.90/2.125 Presta

Tubes
Maxxis
Ultralight 26x1.90/2.125 Presta

Fork
Fox
Float RLC

Shock
Fox
Float RP3 **
 

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Here are the specs I rec'd from Tom this week. He said he would update the specs on the website soon as well.

MTB SL:

Rear DerailleurShimano REAR DERAILLEUR, XTR(98N) RD-M952 SGS 9-SPEED DIRECT ATTACHMENT BULK
Front Derailleur ShimanoFRONT DERAILLEUR, XTR(02) FD-M961 DOWN-SWING DUAL-PULL 34.9MM BAND
Headset FSAOrbit IS, ACB w/25mm Custom Cone Spacer Option (H2088D)
Cranks ShimanoFRONT CHAINWHEEL, XTR(02) FC-M960 INC. BB PARTS, HOLLOWTECH 175MM 44X32X24T,
Brakes HayesHFX 9 Carbon V6 rotor (160mm) Silver w/carbon (Int'l std or post mount)
Brakes HayesHFX 9 Carbon V6 rotor (160mm) Silver w/carbon (Int'l std or post mount)
Shift LeversShimanoXT Shifter Pod Left
Shift LeversShimanoXT Shifter Pod Right
Cassette ShimanoCASSETTE SPROCKET, XTR(02) CS-M960 9-SPEED TI/NI-P COATED 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30-34T(AS), BULK
Chain ShimanoXT CN-HG93 9 spd
H/Bar EastonMonkeyLite XC CNT 26" 660mm Lo UD 31.8StemIbis
Stem 120mm Ext., 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer Clamps 7075, SB BLK ANODIZED W/O Logo
Seat PostEastonEC90 Zero CNT 31.6 300mm Weave
Saddle fi'zi:kAliante Gamma Black leather Titanium black
Grips VELOPP+FIBER BLACK/GEL BLACK + ALUM CLAMP 130MM
Wheels EastonXC1 Wheelset
Tires KendaNevegal DTC - 26 x 2.1
Tires KendaNevegal DTC - 26 x 2.1
Tubes MaxxisUltralight 26x1.90/2.125Presta
Tubes MaxxisUltralight 26x1.90/2.125Presta
Fork FoxFloat RLCShockFoxFloat RP23 **

MTB SX:

Rear DerailleurSRAMX-9 Rear derailleur long cage
Front Derailleur SRAMX-Gen Front derailleur / silver / diam 34.9 / top pull
Cranks FSANew Afterburner MegaExo, Hollow Forged, Alloy Spider, 68/73mm BB 175mm Length x 104/64mm BCD x 44/32/22
Headset FSAOrbit IS, ACB w/25mm Custom Cone Spacer Option (H2088D)
'Brakes HayesHFX 9 V6 rotor (160mm) Black or Grey (Int'l std or Post mount)
Brakes HayesHFX 9 V6 rotor (160mm) Black or Grey (Int'l std or Post mount)
Shift Levers SRAMX-9 Trigger shifter front
Shift Levers SRAMX-9 Trigger shifter 9-speed rear
Cassette SRAMPG-970 MTB Cassette11-34
Chain KMC1/2 X 11/128 X 110 LINKS SILVER/GRAY
H/Bar IbisDH 31.8 AL-7075 T6 42mm Rise, 4 x 9 deg bend, 660 mm wide, SP Ano Blk, w/o Logo, 270g
Stem Ibis Stem 120mm Ext., 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer Clamps 7075, SB BLK ANODIZED W/O Logo
Seat Post Ibis31.6 x 350 L, 7075 SB BLK ANODIZED w/o Logo
Saddle fi'zi:kAliante Gamma Black leather Titanium black
WheelsMavicCROSSRIDE Silver, Pair - Int'l 6-Bolt
Tires KendaNevegal DTC - 26 x 2.1
Tires KendaNevegal DTC - 26 x 2.1
Tubes Maxxis26x2.125Presta
Tubes Maxxis26x2.125Presta
GripsVELOPP+FIBER BLACK/GEL BLACK + ALUM CLAMP 130MM
Fork FoxFloat RLShockFoxFloat RP23 **

Regards, Mark
 

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I'm glad to find this thread. I am interested to see people's builds and impressions when their frames arrive.

I have a small Mojo coming (hopefully August).

I like the Ibis SL build but decided I would go custom mainly because I want adjustable travel like the Talas (I do alot of climbing) and don't want an XTR crankset. Also I wasn't sure about the Easton wheelset. It's light, but is it good and can it be converted to tubeless? I don't know. I considered going with the Maverick DUC32 fork, but I contacted Maverick and they say it won't work as it needs a minimum 130mm headtube/headset stack height. So it may work on a large or x-large Mojo.

I have a question about the FSA Orbit IS headset that is included with complete builds. The headset is readily available but not the 25mm Custom Cone Spacer. Will the Orbit IS work (or maybe Orbit Carbon IS with a 15mm spacer), or is there a unique installation requirement with the Mojo frame?
 

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I'm glad to find this thread. I am interested to see people's builds and impressions when their frames arrive.

I have a small Mojo coming (hopefully August).

I like the Ibis SL build but decided I would go custom mainly because I want adjustable travel like the Talas (I do alot of climbing) and don't want an XTR crankset. Also I wasn't sure about the Easton wheelset. It's light, but is it good and can it be converted to tubeless? I don't know. I considered going with the Maverick DUC32 fork, but I contacted Maverick and they say it won't work as it needs a minimum 130mm headtube/headset stack height. So it may work on a large or x-large Mojo.

I have a question about the FSA Orbit IS headset that is included with complete builds. The headset is readily available but not the 25mm Custom Cone Spacer. Will the Orbit IS work (or maybe Orbit Carbon IS with a 15mm spacer), or is there a unique installation requirement with the Mojo frame?
What is this custom cone spacer? Is it just a top headset cup with a taller lip? So you don't have to use a spacer? My friend's cheapy Diamondback has this kind of headset, and I was planning on using an integrated headset for my Mojo.
 

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Another question I have is what size bottom bracket? 68 or 73??
 

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Another question I have is what size bottom bracket? 68 or 73??
I don't know. Guess it never mattered since my bb/crank fits both 68 and 73mm (xt 760) via shell spacers.
 

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Frame does not come with a headset.
One is available for $50
It will be either the FSA Orbit IS or the Cane Creek HSS0247- IS-2i
So the Mojo uses the Integrated Standard.
No special spacer or cup needed. The stock headset will work.
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OK, so it uses the Integrated Standard, but is it Campagnolo or Cane Creek Worldwide

Maybe it is because I am new to integrated headsets, but Westin's answer from Scot confuses me more. :confused:

Doesn't the designation IS-2i on the Cane Creek model signify the Campagnolo integrated standard http://www.canecreek.com/is-2.html and isn't that standard different than the "Cane Creek IS worldwide standard" used on the Cane Creek IS-2 (without an "i") and on the FSA Orbit IS headset. According to the Park Tool website, the two standards are not interchangable. http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=68

I hope I am missing something here and it is not so complicated to understand the answer Scot gave.

If the Cane Creek IS worldwide standard is what we want, then we should be able to use Cane Creek Solos IS, IS-2, IS-6, or IS-8..........RIGHT???
 

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Howdy Boys: Yes you are right, the Mojo uses the Cane Creek IS Standard. And yes, any of those headsets will work.
I gave Westin bad part number info on that Cane Creek headset, sorry about that. We were changing some spec and I made a boo boo. The actual part number is Cane Creek HSS0243- IS-2. No "i" at the end.
Also note that the Ibis Road bike-the Silk Carbon-uses the Campy standard (which does have an "i" at the end.
Also, to clarify one of the specs that Tom sent to someone above, the "custom cone spacer" we send out with the FSA is not really custom, that's just the word FSA used in their description.

Thanks for the thread any for paying attention. We're redoing the website right now, and the new launch will have all this spec info, sorry it's not up there yet.

Oh yes to answer the inevitable question of why we use two different headset standards, the Campy standard on the road bike allows those who want to build the bike up with a full Campy group to do so. And on the mountain bike, the IS headsets are a little more widely available.
 

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now for bottom bracket dimensions

Whew!,

Finally, headsets on Mojos, clear as a bell. Thanks:) .


Still going to need bottom bracket size: 68 or 73mm, 108 or 113mm?

Scot? Anyone?
 

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Noshortscuts,

Tom from Ibis writing you. I wanted to note a couple of things for you:

First, we plan on offering the Talus fork as an upgrade for roughly $100 retail.

Second, I have been using the Easton wheels personly for a few months and have found them very reliable. It should be noted that I am on the north side of 200 lbs and ride with all the finesse of an elephant. The XC-1 wheels are not tubeless ready, but they should work with a Stan's kit. I haven't tried that yet, so I don't know for sure.

Finally, the tooling for the small Mojo was the last to be completed - had some problems with the file transfer to the factory, and as a result will be the last size produced. Right now I would say September for the first delivery of the smalls.

Thanks for supporting the new Ibis. I know that you're going to love Mojo when you get it.

-Tom
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I'm glad to find this thread. I am interested to see people's builds and impressions when their frames arrive.

I have a small Mojo coming (hopefully August).

I like the Ibis SL build but decided I would go custom mainly because I want adjustable travel like the Talas (I do alot of climbing) and don't want an XTR crankset. Also I wasn't sure about the Easton wheelset. It's light, but is it good and can it be converted to tubeless? I don't know. I considered going with the Maverick DUC32 fork, but I contacted Maverick and they say it won't work as it needs a minimum 130mm headtube/headset stack height. So it may work on a large or x-large Mojo.

I have a question about the FSA Orbit IS headset that is included with complete builds. The headset is readily available but not the 25mm Custom Cone Spacer. Will the Orbit IS work (or maybe Orbit Carbon IS with a 15mm spacer), or is there a unique installation requirement with the Mojo frame?
 

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The bb is 68.
The crank length depends on the crankset, XTR doesn't even spell out a length for us, as the spindle is attached to the arm.
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Mojo in the house yet?

Scott or Tom,
Have the first batch of Mojos (medium or large) arrived from customs yet? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Dear Scoot,

Scot Nicol said:
They are en route, that's what we know now. Could be any second now, but we're at their mercy...
Will my new Ibis Ti Alibi Recumbent 29'er be coming with this shipment as well? I paid you my sheckles so long ago...

:thumbsup:

Love,
Quiggly Down Under

ps: Can't wait to see the new rigs!
 

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Guys, let's try to keep this thread on topic. We need a separate thread titled "Where is my Mojo?" :)

How are you configuring your IBIS Mojo?

We've learned the BB is 68mm, the headset is the Cane Creek IS Std, great...

As you can see from my build, there were a few changes I wanted to make vs. SL:

1. Talas...which I guess we can now get in a build...
2. Avid ultimate brakes...
3. I9 wheels
4. SRAM trigger + XTR combo
5. Saddle
6. Post/Stem/Bar differences

I'm still torn on Al post/bar vs. Carbon...Also, in the waiting game on the '07 XTR...may have to go with '06.
 

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REVISED (again) planned build, now complete me thinks

Rear Derailleur: X.0
Front Derailleur: FD-M961
Headset: Cane Creek Solos CHANGE to: Token Carbon Omega C1, 20mm spacer
Cranks: FSA Pro Team Carbon
Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum Pro MegaQuad Ti
Brakes: Magura Marta SL
Shift Levers: X.0 gripshift
Cassette: XTR
Chain: 991 hollowpin
Pedals: PD-M540
H/Bar: CHANGE to: Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Riser Handlebar 31.8
Stem: Thomson X4
Seat Post: Thomson setback
Saddle: Fizik Nisene Ti
Grips: Ruffian lockon gripshift length
Wheels: CHANGE to: ZTR 355 with King ISO rear and Hope front and CXray spokes
Tires: Kenda DTC Karma 2.0 rear and 2.2 front
Tubes: NOT (Stan's)
Fork: Pace RC41 Fighter
 

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1. Why Magura Marta SL vs. Avid Carbon / '07 Ultimate?
2. Why Race Face Next SL vs. Monkey XC Carbon?
3. Fizik Nisene vs. WTB Stealth ?
4. FSA Pro Team Carbon vs. XTR...I assume it's the proprietary nonsense with Shimano? I'm also still considering FSA.
5. How much weight do you save with the hollowpin? I was told the durability suffers...

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1. Marta SL because I got a good deal (400) and they are very good and light brakes.
2. Race Face because the SL is exremely light and strong and feels good.... and because the last Easton I bought was too large on one end. It took weeks of efforts to get Easton to reply as a warranty issue. (the Alpha Q is considered because it can be cut and take barends)
3. fizik because I have one, it's held up, it's fairly light and it's comfortable for me.
4. No XTR crank because rings are fairly soft and replacement rings are sooo expensive.... plus I got a new FSA for $190 and it gets good reviews.
5. I don't know the weight savings on the hollowpin and don't have enough miles on one to have an opinion on durability.
 
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