The Mojo HD has been a successful bike for Ibis, with multiple wins under current team rider Anne-Caroline Chausson and former team rider Brain Lopes. But with 27.5 wheels now the norm for long travel bikes—and even though the previous 26-inch model was approved for use with bigger wheels—creating a chassis designed around 27.5 is obviously a good idea.
The new 150mm HD carries over most of the main design points from the previous bikes, with a full-carbon frame and swingarm, dw-link suspension, and distinct industrial design. The look is becoming less distinct as more and more companies adopt a similar appearance, but the original Mojo broke new ground in styling of full suspension bikes and influenced most of the industry.
But this bike isn’t just about looks. The geometry is slacker, lower and longer. The longer top tubes are offset with shorter chainstays, a slacker head tube angle and a lower bottom bracket—all in line with modern 150mm trail bikes. The tweaked dw-link suspension is claimed to be as efficient as the 120mm travel Ripley 29er, with a similar frame weight (5.9lbs), but a much more capable machine on the descents.
Size Seat Tube Head Tube HT length Top Tube Chainstay BB Stack Reach Wheelbase
14.5 74.1°/73.6° 67º/66.6° 85 580 430 340 577 415 1131
16.5 73.1°/72.6° 67º/66.6° 105 600 430 340 595 419 1142
18.5 73.1°/72.6° 67º/66.6° 117 620 430 340 607 434 1164
20.5 73.1°/72.6° 67º/66.6° 132 640 430 340 620 451 1185
Bucking the “one-by only” trend, the Mojo HD has a front derailleur option, with a removable mount for a clean look when running a single front ring. Internal cable routing all around, including dropper post. The routing looks well thought out, with removable “ports” to ease cable swaps. Glad to see the through-the-headtube routing go away, while in theory it might have been an interesting idea, in practice is certainly is not.
Ibis has these bikes in their demo fleets starting today, and complete bikes will ship to dealers worldwide starting the first week of December. As expected, this premium product will be priced accordingly:
- Frame w/Cane Creek InLine Double Barrel Air Shock: $2,960
- Frame w/Fox Float Kashima Coat CTD Adjust Shock: $2,900
- XTR 2X (Available January 2015) $9,200
- XX1 $8,700
- XTR 1X Werx Spec $7,900
- XTR 1X $6,500
- XO1 Werx Spec $7,600
- XO1 $6,200
- XT Werx Spec $7,400
- XT $6,000
- Special Blend $3,950
The Werx Spec gets an Cane Creek DBInLine shock, Fox 36 and Ibis 741 Carbon wheels.
The three color choices are pictured below.
Need more info? Go to the Ibis website.
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