As of… about two minutes ago, Ibis Cycles launched a new bike at the Sea Otter. Contrary to popular chatter, it wasn’t a 29er (though, yes, they’re working on one…) but instead it’s the Mojo SL-R. This is a fully up to date and pared-down new Mojo – still with the same trademark shape, but lighter and stiffer and using many modern technical innovations that have appeared since they launched the original Mojo in 2005.
And yes, they are working on a 29er or two, but that’s not going to be out for a while… In the meantime…
In brief (because we’ve got a ton of new stuff to show you this week… oh, and some sleep would be nice):
There’s a new Mojo. The Mojo SL-R. It’s lighter, stiff and embraces most of the frame innovations from the last few years since the Mojo launched back in 2005.
- It’s light: 22.5lbs for an XTR model. Frame and shock around 5lbs
- It features a new tapered headtube (still 69°, though more on that in a minute)
- It features a BB92 press-fit bottom bracket and postmount rear brake
- There’s cable routing for dropper posts, you can fit the Mojo HD’s rock guard to the downtube
- There’s now a bolt-on front mech mount
- It features a Rockshox Maxle rear end, with swish new dropouts
We’ll feature more from Fox too during this week – but basically, they’re Kashima coating their premium rear shocks to cut stiction – and it works really well too.
Reckon you have to have one? Go to Ibis’ website now – www.ibiscycles.com and for the next week (til the 21st) they’re selling cheapo raffle tickets to win the first production one of these off the line. All the proceeds go to building more great trails in Downieville and other Sierra towns in northern California