Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

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Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:16 pm

After cracking the frame on my Felt Dispatch I am thinking of going to a Chromo frame. The Felt only lasted 2.5 years.

They seem pretty cheap, but are they any good. Thoughts?

Or should I just risk the Felt again and see if it lasts as now it won't be my only bike.

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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby wookie661 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:19 pm

wouldn't it be under frame warranty, Did you buy it new.?

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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby PeteV » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:05 am

Try for warranty first. I'm not sure of the differences between the older style Mojo frame and the 'Speed Racer.' All I can say is that (from personal experience) the frames and bikes are cheap for a reason. Don't get me wrong, they will do totally fine, but don't be expecting a high quality 4130 chromo frame. Welds will be the main issue, not pretty at all! Paint quality is also low and chips VERY easily. I also noticed these newer frames had cable guides on the top tube, if they are aiming at the brakeless, hipster massess, then they are way off the mark!
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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:23 am

The frame in the photo above is the warranty replacement one.

I just don't trust it as its the same as the one I broke.
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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby PeteV » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:08 am

Can't blame you if that's the second one you have snapped! A lot of people don't like the Mojo's because they represent the mass production of a trend in society. I have ridden mine for over 6 months with no issues with the frame at all. Im no light-weight and frequently get air! If you were to buy a complete one, I could give you an honest review of the componentry, however I believe a few of the parts supplied when I got my bike are now upgraded. As I said, the frame is solid with ugly welds, who know's they may have better quality frames now. Either way, matte black hides a world of sins!
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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby slidetaker » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Here is another option.

http://www.velogear.com.au/index.php?p=product&id=984&parent=209&is_print_version=true

Double butted 4130 tubing. Lugged. Will look slightly different, should be similar price and "feel" to ride as TIG-welded....

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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:28 pm

Looks pretty good still need to sell my frame though.
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Re: Thoughts on Mojo Bikes Speedracer Frame

Postby ohshift » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:27 pm

Have a friend who has a Mojo Urban.. Not Speedracer. From the brief 5 minutes I have ridden on it, it seems fine. He has commuted daily on it for nearly a year and has had zero complaints. Certainly not top range frames but for the price they are fine.
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