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My New Ibis....

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

So I  blame Phil.....

 

Tested out a bunch of different bikes up here at the boat and decided on an IBIS SLX. It just fit me well and I loved the rear DW link. It is pretty wild. No pedal bob, sucks up bumps and rocks freakishly well. Great climber too.

 

http://www.ibiscycles.com/mountain/mojo/ 

 

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post #2 of 28

Funny…we all blame Phil for one thing or another

 

But in this case, it’s a good thing  

 

Get’rdirty and enjoy that new ride    

post #3 of 28

Consider accessorizing...

 

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post #4 of 28

No wonder you have been cleaning house with all of the sales you have posted lately.  Nice looking ride.  Glad to see that someone can afford to support the economy.  At which shop did you buy it?

post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

So I  blame Phil.....

 

Tested out a bunch of different bikes up here at the boat and decided on an IBIS SLX. It just fit me well and I loved the rear DW link. It is pretty wild. No pedal bob, sucks up bumps and rocks freakishly well. Great climber too.

 

http://www.ibiscycles.com/mountain/mojo/ 

 

main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1896&g2_serialNumber=2


Don't forget to get some pedals.
 

post #6 of 28
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Don't forget to get some pedals.
 


No wonder there's no pedal bob

post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 


bell and frilly tassles onthe handlebar ends too!
 

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Originally Posted by gregmerz View Post

Consider accessorizing...

 

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Pedals?  I dont need no stinkin pedals!

 

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Don't forget to get some pedals.
 

 

 

Pwderhound- steamboat Ski and Bike. Mike and gang are great people. i will get it this Friday. Its coming in from Ibis. Oh, and yes I have pedals!

 

post #8 of 28

Nice!

 

As the eager new owner of your old bike, I fully approve this.

post #9 of 28

nice cant wait to see the real bike :)

 

Dw link is the best thing since sliced bread. 

post #10 of 28

Finn, you continue to be my hero.  Many weeks skiing every year, lots of toys, and a wife that doesn't seem to mind.  When are you going to be in Steamboat this winter as I'd like to buy you a beer if I am there the same time.

post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 

too kind my friend, God has been very good to me for some reason!

 

I'll certainly be around this season, just let me know when you around. 

 

Its a bike that I can build on. The frame and suspenson are really what I like. I bought thier least expensive model but it's still a nice build. I plan to replace the wheels next spring and go tubeless with a lighter set.

post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

too kind my friend, God has been very good to me for some reason!

 

I'll certainly be around this season, just let me know when you around. 

 

Its a bike that I can build on. The frame and suspenson are really what I like. I bought thier least expensive model but it's still a nice build. I plan to replace the wheels next spring and go tubeless with a lighter set.


Ah.........it begins.

*************

 

Been there. How to turn a $1500 bike into a $3000 bike in two years.........

 

.....and it only cost me $4000 to do it. 

 

 


 

post #13 of 28
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Ah.........it begins.

*************

 

Been there. How to turn a $1500 bike into a $3000 bike in two years.........

 

.....and it only cost me $4000 to do it. 

 

 


 


the bike was 3000K retail. 

 

It looks like I am going to have to repost my how to do tubeless for 25 bucks post again.

post #14 of 28

Ahh, the power of suggestion. Finndog is going to love the Ibis. I am going to have to work out so I can learn to ride like him.

post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post




the bike was 3000K retail. 

 


I figured as much with a $2000 price tag for the frame and shock.

 

My example was more general in nature--and applied to my personal experience.

 

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Originally Posted by Mr5150 View Post




Ah.........it begins.

*************

 

Been there. How to turn a $1500 bike into a $3000 bike in two years.........

 

.....and it only cost me $4000 to do it. 

 

 


 


 

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These days I buy the frame and fork and build it myself-with a bit of help from the LBS. I did pretty good with my Superlight. Bought the frame/shock, headset and fork from the LBS and the rest was stuff on sale as I found it on line. Ended up with a custom build similar to the $3100 factory build for only $3500, but.........no upgrades needed and it was exactly what I wanted.
 

post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post

Funny…we all blame Phil for one thing or another

 

But in this case, it’s a good thing  

 

Get’rdirty and enjoy that new ride    




 

Blame - Credit,............... who can tell the difference?
post #17 of 28

Nice bike Finndog, if I didn't ride the bike I do then the Ibis HD would be high up on my 'want to own' list.

post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 

BWPA- I will call you for the step by step.. but a nice light-weight wheel set will be sweet.

 

Phil- thanks but you can handle a bike just fine

 

TC- yeah, ying-yang.... its all good! 

 

A slight change in bike order today....  I went to the SL,  about .65 of a pound lighter, all carbon fiber and Ti.  but also has a change in color

 

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post #19 of 28

Classic, a switch in the new purchase before the ink is dry on the cash register tape!

post #20 of 28

That's my Finn. Might as well have them switch to Tubeless while they are getting it ready. . What components are on it? 

post #21 of 28

Great choice Finn. Good to hear that you staved off your upgraditis by going for the SL right off the bat. The one thing you won't want to upgrade later is the frame. I test rode one with the SLX kit and I didn't think there were any parts I'd want to get rid of. One question, is the SLX kit you are getting the 2011 10-speed stuff? I rode 10-speed XT on a Mojo HD and it was excellent. The closer front ratios were really nice.

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Very nice choice... it will have EXCELLENT resale value.

post #23 of 28

D'oh!

post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 

Ouch!  Yes that one hurt.....  but mt last bike lasted me 10 years....!!!!

 

10 speed- yes, its a 10 speed. the site does a really good job lising all components. It will have 2011 rp23 and

 

2010 Mojo SL SLX Specifications

Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-M663, SLX SGS 10-Speed Top-Normal, Low Profile
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M661-10, SLX 34.9 Band Clamp Down-Swing Dual-Pull
Headset Cane Creek IS3 1-1/8" Black
Cranks Shimano FC-M660-10, SLX 175MM 42X32X24
Brakes SRAM ELIXIR 5 180mm Front Rotor, 160mm Rear Rotor
Shift Levers Shimano SL-M660-10R SLX
Cassette Shimano CS-HG81-10 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36T
Chain Shimano CN-HG74
Handlebar Ibis 31.8 AL-7075 T6 4 x 9 deg bend 660 mm wide 270g
Grips Ibis Foam grip with clamp / Ibis laser logo
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) 120g
Saddle WTB Rocket-V
Seat Post Ibis 31.6 x 350 L, 7075 220g
Wheels Ibis Wheels. Front hub has 9mm, QR15 and 20 mm compatibility, hubs have serviceable, sealed bearings. The rim is 480g 32H 20mm bead-to-bead with stainless eyelets. Double butted stainless spokes (14/17G) with brass nipples. 1850g total weight.
Tires Kenda El Moco DTC 26 x 2.1"
Fork RockShox Revelation Race Dual Air
Shock 2011 Fox Float RP23

Note: All forks and shocks shipping now are 2010 models.
Specifications subject to change.

 

 

post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 

better now than after the sale... right?  for $250 to upgrade the frame was an easy decision, plus it includes the Lopes intalled (makes frame even stiffer)

 

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Classic, a switch in the new purchase before the ink is dry on the cash register tape!



I will see if they will, they are not big on modifying their wheels, they prefer to go to tubeless wheel-sets. they are pretty finicky there. 

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

That's my Finn. Might as well have them switch to Tubeless while they are getting it ready. . What components are on it? 



 

post #26 of 28
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Very nice choice... it will have EXCELLENT resale value.


Now that's funny, I don't care who you are. 

 

This looks like the exact bike that Epic had me demo. It does climb like a bobcat, maybe not a sacred one, but still a bobcat. 

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

Epic, what size frame did Phil test?  Seems like the Ibis run almost a full size smaller?

post #28 of 28

It was a medium.

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