SB66, Mojo or Blur LTc

Home Forum Bike Forum SB66, Mojo or Blur LTc

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 47 total)
  • SB66, Mojo or Blur LTc
  • campfreddie
    Member

    Just looking into the possibility of a new frame.

    Looking to spend circa ยฃ1,100 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?

    dan45a
    Member

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ChrisI
    Subscriber

    SB66 for me, as above fit something stiffer than a 32, I run 34s and it’s great. Mojo’s seem a bit XC side of trail for me, I hear they rip up climbs but don’t come down as well as they should.

    ScottChegg
    Member

    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.

    gogg
    Member

    I dream of an SB66, I also dream of Kylie & Danni in a double header.

    One day one of these dreams will be reality.

    chrismac
    Member

    I really like the look of the sb66 but have heard bad things about expensive bearings and a. Short lifespan for them

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
    Subscriber

    The 32 is out of it’s depth at 150mm. That’s why I replaced mine with a Pike on my 66.
    First ride with the Pike & I was sticking corners the 32 just couldn’t hold.

    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.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    you’ll be over biked with any of those options. Get something with less travel.

    campfreddie which French shops have got the ltc on sale?

    campfreddie
    Member

    http://www.alltricks.com/mtb/frames/suspension-frames/santa-cruz-frame-blur-lt-carbon-26–rear-shock-fox-ctd-green-103-151870.html

    ยฃ1,150 plus whatever exchange rate charges. Complete with Kashima shock.

    Not sure what year it is… 2012 maybe?

    ScottChegg
    Member

    you’ll be over biked with any of those options. Get something with less travel.

    And the award for sweeping generalization based on nothing but prejudice goes to…

    66deg
    Member

    [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.
    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.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NRHwzhYhw6U[/video][video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NRHwzhYhw6U[/video]
    These vids may help.

    66deg
    Member

    “I dream of an SB66, I also dream of Kylie & Danni in a double header.”

    Forget the dream sell body parts, rob a bank,do favors for sailors etc.

    campfreddie
    Member

    Well, if someone buys my FTM in the next 36hrs, I will buy a SB66. If not, I will order some Pike 150’s on Tuesday and turn the FTM into one seriously lightweight trail blaster.

    Stevelol
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
    Subscriber

    I bought a 2nd hand Mojo frame but the previous owner did run a well respected Edinburgh bike shop…

    Alps, Morocco trails, the lot. Its proving to be pretty robust. RC2 fork slackens it nicely for the downs but spends most of its time at 130 mm.

    campfreddie
    Member

    Oh, and whatever I do, there will be a Pike up front.

    b45her
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
    Subscriber

    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) ๐Ÿ˜€

    Not ridden the others and don’t even know what an SB66 is!

    EDIt, ok, Google told me it’s a Yeti

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
    Subscriber

    mmmm – that lime SB66 looks very nice ๐Ÿ™‚
    (well the colour does anyway)

    campfreddie
    Member

    Sb66 bought.

    Right…

    Pikes

    150
    160
    160 dual position

    ?

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
    Subscriber

    I have dual position 160’s, though I don’t adjust them, because they ride so well at full travel.
    Thy also don’t take the spring rate adjusting tokens.

    neiloxford
    Member

    I got the Blur LTC this morning, thanks for the PSA ๐Ÿ™‚

    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?

    campfreddie
    Member

    Neil,

    Do you know what year the LTc was? The website didn’t say, and judging by the colour scheme I was thinking 2012 or thereabouts,

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    is it the red one? ISCG and 142 back end? That was the last one made (2013 I think same as mine) previous one was green in the coloured version.

    I run 160mm 34’s feels perfect really

    Premier Icon ChrisI
    Subscriber

    Good choice Freddie, you wont be disappointed. I really should stop recommending the SB66, there will be loads of them about soon, although now maybe Yeti will even stop it being mothballed if LBS start to order them again.

    neiloxford
    Member

    I think its the 2012 version, but like you not totally sure, but for the price thought it worth every penny. Definitely not the latest as it has the 135mm rear triangle which means I can use the same wheels ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    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.

    wilko1999
    Member

    Great buy Neil and an amazing bike. And I paid nearly that for a second-hand 3 year old one last year ๐Ÿ™ gutted

    neiloxford
    Member

    Can’t wait for it to arrive and get it built ๐Ÿ™‚ the website suggests it should be here in only a couple of days !

    Rik
    Member

    What’s the warranty like on these French Santa Cruz LTc??

    With all the carbon pivot fracturing on Santa Cruz of this age. Is it covered by Jungle or would you have to send back to France?

    Be a big worry if you weren’t covered??

    campfreddie
    Member

    I reckon it’ll be heading back to France (no different to the Yeti), but at that price, it doesn’t really matter whether it goes to France or an address in the UK.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Not heard of anything on the LTc much more of an established design I think. Looked at the 2 here and found nothing

    RS4KEV
    Member

    I broke two ๐Ÿ˜•

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Of the most recent ones? Where did they go?

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 47 total)

The topic ‘SB66, Mojo or Blur LTc’ is closed to new replies.