Here comes the Ibis Mojo HD3

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It’s probably the worst kept secret this year, having been raced by both Anne Caroline Chausson and Valentina Macheda on the Enduro World Series circuit, but Ibis has finally announced the latest version of its Mojo HD, known as the HD3.

The new bike has been re-designed from the ground up, sharing a lot of design influences with the Ripley.

Mojo HD3 Green Spec Blend
Also available in blue and stealth black…

US prices range from $2,900 for the bare frame with a Fox Kashima CTD shock, through $3,950 for a basic spec, ‘special blend’ Mojo HD with Deore and SLX bits and an X Fusion shock and fork, all the way up to $9,200 for the full XTR blingathon with Fox 36 fork and Cane Creek InLine shock. We’ve just had confirmation of UK prices too:

UK pricing
Frame: £2599
X01 Build £5199
X01 WERX SPEC Build £6249

Here’s the press release we’ve been sent:

Mojo HD3 Frame Blue
Mojo HD3 Frame Blue

The new Mojo HD (HD3 for short) is the third act in the Mojo HD/Mojo HDR trailbike trilogy. Everything is new from the ground-up, notably featuring the latest and greatest refinement of the famed dw-link suspension. Geometry is fully modern: longer, lower and slacker, with 6” of plush rear wheel travel. We’ve built in versatile internal routing and updated the frame design, allowing us to put a water bottle on top of the downtube. We also achieve a drop in weight and pedaling performance on par with the Ripley, so the bike is very fast going up, and scary fast going down.

  • 650b (27.5″) wheels 
  • The most advanced version of the dw-link suspension on the planet
  • 6” of rear wheel travel
  • Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
  • 67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
  • Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875″ x 2.25″, 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, 92in3 volume spacer,
  • Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
  • ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
  • Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
  • Chain stay length: 16.9″
  • 12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
  • 160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
  • Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
  • Up to 2.4″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
  • Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
  • Bottom Bracket height 13.4″
  • Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look
Tim Bateman mountian biking on the Captian Ahab trail, Moab, Utah.
Oh, for weather like that…

Ibis tells us that bikes will be shipping internationally in the first week of December if you’re keen to feast your peepers on one in the flesh.

They will be available in store in the UK from January

More info available at Ibis’ website.

Ibis is distributed in the UK by 2 Pure.

Mojo HD3 Linkage Blue
Nice linkages, sir

Tim Bateman mountian biking on the Captian Ahab trail, Moab, Utah.

Barney Marsh takes the word ‘career’ literally, veering wildly across the road of his life, as thoroughly in control as a goldfish on the dashboard of a motorhome. He’s been, with varying degrees of success, a scientist, teacher, shop assistant, binman and, for one memorable day, a hospital laundry worker. These days, he’s a dad, husband, guitarist, and writer, also with varying degrees of success. He sometimes takes photographs. Some of them are acceptable. Occasionally he rides bikes to cast the rest of his life into sharp relief. Or just to ride through puddles. Sometimes he writes about them. Bikes, not puddles. He is a writer of rongs, a stealer of souls and a polisher of turds. He isn’t nearly as clever or as funny as he thinks he is.

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Comments (9)

    Head angle a bit steep?

    I’d love to have a ride.

    IBIS just don’t get geometry or top tube length.

    Is it just that they mainly cater to rich americans who want to do XC riding but on a 6 inch bike? So they’re light, tall, steep and pedal amazingly, but have the capability of everyone else’s little bikes

    Had a demo on one in the Lakes last year out in the hills. Was very light for it’s travel and climbed really well but was awful downhill especially on steep stuff. Steep head angles and short top tubes can be managed independently but put the two together and I found myself really struggling. Shame really as with a proper size large and say a 65-66 degree head angle it would be excellent.

    Not sure everyone wants or needs ‘long, low and slack’ anyway. It’s a preferance thing.
    At 66.6 it’s hardly steep, 620tt is fairly long, although the reach is still short, it may suit many people.
    Anne Caro seems to get on pretty well with it.

    Never struggled on my current (less slack according to the above) HD with steep downhill stuff. Neither did any of the others on the many of them in the UK Gravity Enduro series in the last few years….. including plenty on podiums

    It’s not overly short though is it, the ‘large’ being 18.5″ is deceptive, 620mm Top tube on a 18″ frame is pretty long, longer than most even? Most large frames seem to be 19.5-20″, and their 20.5″ is 640mm which is huge.

    I’m 6ft and it’s nice to see seatubes short enough even on the XL to run a reverb and 620mm+ top tubes. And that’s with a 73deg SA and an inline post.

    Large 650b enduro is only 610mm (but with a 1deg steeper SA making it more like a 620mm), head angles 1deg slacker at 65 though, angleset would do that though if it was an issue (is 66 really to steep?).

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