SB66, Mojo or Blur LTc
Just looking into the possibility of a new frame.
Looking to spend circa £1,100 and the above three options fit (Mojo would be secondhand, whereas the other two can be bought new from the French bike shop sales).
I want a bike I can do the welsh trail centres with, an annual alpine adventure and the odd bit of xc.
Thoughts?Posted 4 years agodan45aMember
What mojo frame? Tried a 140mm slr and wasn’t that impressed, light but not a confident descender. Mate has a mojo hd and loves it.
I tried the sb66 and was very impressed with how light it rode, plus how capable it was when pushed, has a proper slack ha. BB is abit low so pedal strikes a bit if an issue, but handles like a dream so a small price to pay. The key is to fit a good fork(not a fox 32) to get the best out for the bike. Only reason I didn’t buy one is I’m between sizes..
Never tried an ltc sorry.
So Sb66 every time for me 🙂Posted 4 years agoScottCheggMember
Like the OP I had an ASR5; got a good deal on a Blur LTc. It didn’t get all the way around it’s first run out without ‘issues’ Flipping short like all Santa Cruz, too. So it went back to the store…
Got an even better deal on a demo SB66C. And I utterly love it. Lighter than the ASR5 for more travel, rides like a Yeti should.
Swapped all the gear form my ASR onto the frame, along with 32’s, but lengthened to 150mm. I don’t know why all the anti-Fox 32 stuff on here; they were a good fork on the ASR, they are still good on the SB.
I will try some 34’s, once I’ve paid for Xmas!
Never tried a Mojo, couldn’t find one to throw a leg over.Posted 4 years agoharryparabolicsMember
I’ve an LTc – not ridden either of the others. LTc has quite a short top tube, compared with other bikes, and that makes them pretty flickable on single track and more variable terrain, but maybe not the best on long straight flat out downhills. Frame is not terribly light, but very stiff and direct – especially when coupled with stiff long travel fork up front.
Love mine, but they’re not for everyone.Posted 4 years ago
LTc owner and a solid great bike up and down. Just done 200km XC race on it and would throw it at the alps and any UK trail centre without hesitation. Builds from 11 and a bit kg to 14 really depending on spec and budget. The TT is short but fits me fine with a 50mm stem. Running 160mm 34’s and can’t find fault 🙂Posted 4 years ago
£1,150 plus whatever exchange rate charges. Complete with Kashima shock.
Not sure what year it is… 2012 maybe?Posted 4 years ago66degMember
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rWMgTHHAglw[/video]I have the SB 66c even ride sometimes when i’m not busy posting Hitler videos.Posted 4 years ago
I agree with comments above it sticks in corners really well and my riding is faster and more confident as a result. cue broken leg.
These vids may help.StevelolMember
LTC, new so it’s a no-brainer. Well sorted frame with warranty. Don’t but a second hand Mojo unless you find a seller who will help you with warranty (and they seem trustworthy). You may prefer an SB66 but the extra weight wouldn’t be worth it over something like an LTc imo.Posted 4 years ago
The SB66 would be new
http://www.alltricks.fr/vtt/cadres/suspendus/yeti-2014-cadre-sb66-comp-26–amortisseur-ctd-kashima-jaune-103-159373.html for a new 2014 if I can live with the yellow.
But then there is also the option of an alloy Nomad.Posted 4 years agob45herMember
ive demo’d a mojo and was very very underwhelmed, 140mm travel xc bike decends like a dog.
owned an LTC and it was a total nuisance never ever stopped creaking and wasn’t particularly spectacular to ride plus its geometry is suited to T-rex’s, the strive i replaced it with was a far better and cheaper bike.
currently own an SB66 and its so much more planted than the blur i wouldn’t put them in the same category of bike, its stiffer plusher and a better climber than the LTc despite being a 5lb heavier build.
buy the SB its not called a super bike for nothing.Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Blur LTc owner here,
I love it, I ride stuff I didn’t dare to on my previous (456ti)
It gives me the confidence I lack.
It’s short top tube suits my long legs but short body but equally suitable for those with very short arms too (T-Rex) 😀
Not ridden the others and don’t even know what an SB66 is!
EDIt, ok, Google told me it’s a YetiPosted 4 years ago
I got the Blur LTC this morning, thanks for the PSA 🙂
Now I have to consider forks. I have fox 36’s and Revelations from my turner 5 spot which I swap, depending on what I am doing. Thinking i will get some Pikes as a do it all fork not that I have a frame that will accept them.
Any view on which would be better? 150 or 160 for the LTc?Posted 4 years ago
If it’s the French one listed above it’s the 12/early 13 ish one. The back end is stiff as if it’s full of Viagra anyway. Not like some things that need a bolt through.
The last tweak was for 13 and came in red, best not let the missus find out there was a green one left in the world. We had the importer chasing the US to see if they had any left.Posted 4 years ago
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