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I purchased a lightly used Mojo off a member here and I've been riding it for about a month now and I must say this is quite possibly the best MTB I've ever ridden. I've been riding the same terrain for more than 15 years and with the Mojo I can clear some sections I could never do before on my previous F/S (Tomac 98 Sepcial) The Tomac is a nice bike, but not in the same league as the new Mojo. Fortunately all of my parts from the Tomac fit the Mojo fine so it was a 1:1 swap. Night and day with the ride of the bike. The TOMac's rear was a little squishy with some lateral movement. But I will say I rode the Mojo with and without the Lopes Link and The LLink is a MUST upgrade. Without the link installed the rear does feel a little wobbly. BUt after I installed the LLink. DONE! GONE, no issues any longer.

The Mojo looks awesome, rear wheel tracks like a mountain goat on ROIDS. I do primarily 'agressive' XC with it (I won't call it all-mountain, but almost). I have a FOX FORX 125 up front and that is all I need for this type if riding.

I was concerned about the Carbon aspect and if it was going to be able to take a hit. Once you get on the Mojo and start riding it, you realize this is no injury prone over priced, veteran slugger your buying into (sorry that was the best analogy I had). This bike is built to take punishment and extremely solid. So don't worry about riding scared something will happen to it with rocks Etc.

Since I took all the parts off my TOmac the bike could be lighter because they are mid-grade stuff. But upgrades are coming.

Just wanted to share my experience with those who might be on the fence and worried about the 'CARBON' factor and if it is all Ibis claims it is. Because it is.

If mine broke or was stoen tomorrow (GOD FORBID) I would have to get another. It's that good.
 

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mtbnj said:
here is what it looks like after I cleaned her up from my Ride Saturday.
The shock is backwards. Did it come like that? I don't see why it can't be run like that as I can't imagine any compatibility problems with the frame but I have never seen a shock mounted that way on a Mojo before.
 

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yeah, I guess it is. didn't realize that. I removed the shock when I installed the Lopes Link and put it back on backward I guess. HA! I'll turn it around when I get a chance. good catch. thx.

It does ride fine like this though. no issues.
 

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The shock is backwards. Did it come like that? I don't see why it can't be run like that as I can't imagine any compatibility problems with the frame but I have never seen a shock mounted that way on a Mojo before.
I doubt the shock knows which way it is mounted.
 

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redspotff said:
I doubt the shock knows which way it is mounted.
true!:thumbsup:

but it would be easier to reach the propedal lever if I turn it around.
That should have been the tip-off when i was riding and noticed it was a little awkward to flip.
 

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mtbnj said:
true!:thumbsup:

but it would be easier to reach the propedal lever if I turn it around.
That should have been the tip-off when i was riding and noticed it was a little awkward to flip.
The bushing towards the back of the bike will likely wear out first. Bushing replacement is easier on the shaft end than on the canister end. That's the main reason I would swap it.

I bet is you put a longer/beefier fork on there you'd have no problems calling it an All Mountain bike. A 125mm fork on it to me says XC racer.
 

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dan51 said:
I bet is you put a longer/beefier fork on there you'd have no problems calling it an All Mountain bike. A 125mm fork on it to me says XC racer.
Thanks for the info on the bushings. I'll flip it tonight.

You are correct, I promarily ride XC. But I do have a 150mm Manitou Sherman I've been thinking about installing for a few trips up to Diablo! :eekster:
 

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yeah, I'm glad I got the 'NUDE' carbon. I wanted the Guinness foam if I was buying new. But since it was more important to find a used frame in excellent condition, I was not going to be picky when I did in fact get one in the right shape.

It worked out well, and as I said the bike is a dream.

The only thing I would say is that I could probably have used an XL rather than a L. I'm 6'2" and like to stretch out a little when I ride. But It's border line for me really. I'm okay with this. But if I get another one, I'll get an XL for sure.
 

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mtbnj said:
here is what it looks like after I cleaned her up from my Ride Saturday.
Sorry about that shock - I couldn't remember which way it was run.

Your bike looks fantastic. Glad too see it again.

Have fun!:thumbsup:
 

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iheartbicycles said:
Sorry about that shock - I couldn't remember which way it was run.

Your bike looks fantastic. Glad too see it again.

Have fun!:thumbsup:
AH!!! I could not find your profile to send you the picture after I built it. I'm very happy with the bike. It is a great ride. Even with the mid grade parts I built it with.

I am very happy with the transaction! :thumbsup: I'll upgrade parts here and there to get it a little lighter eventually.

It's perfect for me and the type of riding I like to do. I don't doubt this bike can handle just about any type of riding. I just choose not to get too extreme because of the cost of replacement. That may be the only reason I keep my SC Bullit, to take to bike parks and shuttle on the rare occasion I do that type of riding.

Other than that, great bike for me.
 

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dan51 said:
He should have got an XL.....
You are probably correct. I went to several bike shops asking about sizing and they all were telling me I should get a Large. I rode a large and it felt fine. But looking back and now that i'm riding it all the time, an XL would have probably been a better choice. But the large is suiting me fine. my stem is a little on the long side but for just doing XC for the most part it works out fine.

OH WELL!!! I guess I'll have to buy another in XL size and live with 2 mojos! :thumbsup:
 

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You are probably correct. I went to several bike shops asking about sizing and they all were telling me I should get a Large. I rode a large and it felt fine. But looking back and now that i'm riding it all the time, an XL would have probably been a better choice. But the large is suiting me fine. my stem is a little on the long side but for just doing XC for the most part it works out fine.

OH WELL!!! I guess I'll have to buy another in XL size and live with 2 mojos! :thumbsup:
If you really feel like you want a xl, call Scott Nicol and talk to him. I bet they would work something out.

Personally I prefer the shorter wheelbase of size L over XL, which makes bikes more flickable.

Comment about butcher versus pairing knives had to do with intended purpose of the bike.

Post more pics!:thumbsup:
 
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