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One of the best ways to get to know a mountain biker is to ask what kind of bike they ride. In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Aaron, Greg, and I talk about the mountain bikes we own and also the ones we hope to own in the future.

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  • mongwolf

    Enjoyed the podcast. Fun to hear what you guys are riding. I think my experience is most similar to Greg’s. I have a Mojo HD 2012. I put a Fox 36 160 Talus on it, and wow, that just “made” the bike for what I ride. The Mojo has always been a good climber for an enduro type bike, but mine had a Fox 32 150 travel fork which was noticeable unstable downhill on the steep Mongolian mountain slopes. The 36 with the 160 travel has really done the trick downhill. I think it really helps a less skillful rider like myself. And the travel adjust (shortening) with the Talus, as Greg mentioned, really sets up the bike to climb.

    • Greg Heil

      I really wish more bikes came stock with Travel adjust-style forks, no matter what brand the fork is from. I think it’s dead-useful, but for most bikes, you’re going to need to drop $1,000+ for a whole new fork upgrade to get that feature.

    • mongwolf

      I agree Greg. The travel adjust is huge especially if you riding more mountainous country. And as you probably know, if you shop around the internet a little, you can get a good new fork like a 36 160 talus for more in the $700 range instead of the MSRPs of $1000 – $1200.

  • bikerboy13

    Having CTD For example basically having a Climb, Mid-Plush, And Open settings will help your ride a lot?

    • mongwolf

      Referring to the CTD for rear shocks, yes, it will help the pedaling responsiveness, but it doesn’t change the head tube angle, of course, which is where I have found the greatest benefit, and thus, one of the main values of travel adjust front forks.

    • bikerboy13

      Ok makes sense.. thanks for explaining that!

  • Greg Heil

    I just realized after glancing through the specs of my GT from back in 2014 that it originally came with a 3×10 drivetrain. I’ve currently settled on a 2×10 on this bike, so that’s a pretty significant change from stock.

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