Ed stole Chipps' Ibis Mojo and never gave it back. Here's what he made of it.
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Posted on: October 12, 2009
I ride mine like that regularly! +1 on the paint, mine has one on the swing arm and one on the main frame. Both appeared at a similar time a few months ago but have never got any bigger despite plenty of hard riding. Spoke to Ibis about it and sent pics and they were certain it was just a paint problem and to let them know if got any worse.
nice review chaps!! thanks for putting it up!! Such a good bike really never fail to be surprised at how good it is!
My SL has been suberb and I love it. Fairly lightweight build at 25-26 lbs, but big brakes (second martas and big rotors)and tyres are worth it. I put 36′s on for a trip to the alps and they are bloody brilliant on it more slack and composed on the steep stuff. Most of my riding is more suited to 32′s though. Corners brilliantly, get high rollers or similar that will do it justice in the corners. can plough it into rock gardens and like a DH bike but is manuverable enough to ride singletrack at warp speed. had one of my best riding memories the other day at afan chasing an orange 5 down white levels, was such fun and was my legs that gave out before the bike!
It climbs very well, although if you come from FSR you can detect some pedal feedback. Can get a bit wandery for me with the 36′s id try and go for Talas if your going to run 36′s for trail riding.
Make damn sure you tape it up under the swingarm when the chain slaps up and trashes the finish and eventually the carbon!
second the helo tape on the swing arm!!!
What do you mean by “It has ridden alongside Orange Patriots, Cannondale Prophets and Intense Tracers and not been out of its depth.”?
The Prophet is cheaper for a whole bike than just the frame so it must be a bit rubbish if it couldn’t.
“What do you mean by “It has ridden alongside Orange Patriots, Cannondale Prophets and Intense Tracers and not been out of its depth.”?”
Trying to give some context for the Mojo in this particular build for the sort of riding I’m describing. Those mentioned are solid All Mountain bikes with a track record that more people will be familiar with. The Ibis is quite a bit rarer and is more often seen in a lighter trail build. People I’ve talked to out riding have also questioned the robustness of a carbon fibre frame, compared to the more usual alluminium of the ‘AM’ bikes.
best all round trail bike about cant be doing that much wrong if it’s won MTBR Best of Award 3 years on the trot .. I cant get out on mine enough !!
Where is that picture of? Looks like the Lake District – Looks fecking amazing. Would soooo want to hammer down that. Please tell.
Up in the Lakes yes, Rossett Ghyll, coming down from Angle Tarn into Langdale and very mental it is too
Full route info can be found in Singletrack Issue 48
Ed do you have that pic full blown would make a great wallpaper.
Feck me, I had no idea you could ride down Rossett Ghyll. I’ve walked up it many times and never seen bikers on it. I’ve also never really paid any attention to whether it’s a footpath or bridleway.
I guess you must have to walk down some sections right? I mean there are parts that are a scramble on foot.
Geetee – it’s all rideable on the right sort of bike (just about!)
mrmojo – email me email@example.com
Geetee – It’s all bridleway
Benji that is a lovely pic
They are very pretty bikes. Make me wish I was rich.
Dances with cats..
That’s just so true…
Only thing is wish I was
young (indestructible, or still beleiving I am)
and rich is the best combination tho!
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