To say this bike has been a long time coming is a major understatement! When these first appeared as a prototype under the legs of Mr Lopes I knew that this was going to be a front runner for my next dream bike. Its versatility was its main drawing card for me, as well as the fact its pure pr0n! I've been saving and working out a build that would suit my needs for ages now, and finally my Mojo HD is here!
This is actually an HD140. For $20 I also bought the 160mm 'chips' for running it in the slacker longer travel setting, but for now (as I also still have my Nicolai DH bike) this is first and foremost a replacement for my loyal Intense 5.5 trail bike. Down the track I will likely find some 170/180mm forks and a 160mm shock and run it in 160 mode when I am ready to let go of the big Nic.
I'm still waiting on my new rear brake but at this stage I just wanted to get the bike running for the Gong ride, so I've stolen the brakes and tyres off my NS street bike... this is why the rear brake house is travelling through the middle of the frame - it only just fits! Hopefully my rear brake arrives before next weekend, but for now it's a fine workaround. Also need to cut the fork steerer a bit more, just waiting on carbon spacers...
How does it ride then?? Well I've only had a bit of a play around the local area, so not properly off road yet but from what I can tell so far - AMAZING! It feels at least as stiff as my Nicolai (no mean feat!) but very light and nimble. Its slacker and longer than my Intense but lighter (particularly the front end) and considerably stiffer. I find it really likes to 'pop' of things, and reacts very fast to every little rider input. It's a blast to ride around the streets, so I can only imagine what it's like on the trail. Can't wait!!
Anyway enough gasbagging, on to the build... as the frame is the real hero here, I tried to spec everything else as black. I think its turned out well visually, although those Haven's are pretty loud aesthetically...
Frame: 2012 Ibis Mojo HD140, Vitamin P, Large (direct mount front der, 142 rear hub)
Shock: 2012 FOX FLOAT RP23 Adaptive Logic w/Kashima Coat
Fork: 2011 RS Revelation 150 RLT Ti Dual Position, mission control
Brakes: XT M785 w/ Ice Tech Rotors, 180 Front 160 Rear
Cassette: XT M771-10, 11/36
Chain: XT, HG94
Cranks: SRAM X0, GXP 2x10, black, 175mm
Pedals: Superstar magnesium platforms, or Time ATAC clipless
Shifter: XT Rapidfire Plus Shift Levers SL-M780
Front Der: XT Direct Mount Double Front Derailleur, FD-M786D, black
Rear Der: XT Shadow Rear Derailleur RD-M780 Black Medium
Headset: Cane Creek 40-Series Mixed Tapered, black
Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-On?s, black
Handlebars: Easton EC70 XC Riser Carbon, Low rise, Oversized, 685mm
Stems: Easton Haven Stem Black 70mm
Saddle: Sette Italia SLK gel with vanox rails
Seatpost: Thomson Elite, 31.6
Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 LUST (currently running street tyres for Gong ride)
Wheelset: 2012 Easton Haven, 20mm Front, 12mmx142 Rear
Weight: Unknown at this stage, but around 12kg is my guess.
Photos: below are some mobile phone photos. Better ones to come once its fully finished. =)
Thanks for looking.