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not super in to it, but I have been MTBing for 15 years or so. I don't get out on the trails nearly as much as I get out on the slopes in the winter, though... This year looking to buy a new bike, torn between a sweet looking long-travel (140mm) hardtail 26er or trying to frankenbike a long-travel 29er for a few hundred bucks more...
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I'm not looking squishy, not any good options at my (very limited) price point. The Mojo is about double my budget.

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I'm not looking squishy, not any good options at my (very limited) price point. The Mojo is about double my budget.
ah,

it is the best climbing bike I have found. I can go really fast on anything down hill, climbing though, I either want the Ibis Mojo, or a hard tail.
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not super in to it, but I have been MTBing for 15 years or so. I don't get out on the trails nearly as much as I get out on the slopes in the winter, though... This year looking to buy a new bike, torn between a sweet looking long-travel (140mm) hardtail 26er or trying to frankenbike a long-travel 29er for a few hundred bucks more...
Go with a 29er then if you need hardtail.
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! That's exactly what I am eyeing up. I want the Lamborine Orange color. I did a track day at the Portland International Raceway where a guy had his Lamborghini Superlegerra in that identical orange color with purple Alcantara interior. It made a lasting impression. This bike may be the closest I'll ever get to owning a Lambo.
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Go with a 29er then if you need hardtail.
Problem is funds. I can get a pretty sweet 26er with a better spec drivetrain (SRAM X9) with 140mm RockShox Sektor RL for $850.

If I go 29er it is with X7 drivetrain, and I want more than the stock 100mm fork that they mostly come with, so I'm looking at at least $1000 for the bike and then an extra $300 for a Manitou Tower Pro 120mm fork.

This is still within my budget but I have a hard time justifying an extra $500 so I can get the big boy wheels for a bike I might ride 15-20 days a year.

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How far away are you from the Pottawatomie trails? I rode that once; I really enjoyed it.
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I'm getting ready to pick up a couple of full suspension bikes for my son and I. Fuji 3.0 outlanders. Gonna get both for $2500. That's about half price...

Anyone know much about fuji?
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Just picked up an 06 Trek Session 7 with with 180mm forks for $800. The suspension was upgraded in 2010 along with other components. Thing fuckin rips up technical downhills. I live right by the Sandy Ridge Trail system.
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I ended up going with the 26er so far not disappointed, of course having test-rode a few 29ers I do notice some spots/lines where the bigger wheels would definitely be advantageous. maybe next time
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