Spotted at Bike Festival Garda – The Pope’s Bike

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Wander the aisles of the Riva del Garda Bike Festival long enough and it seems you meet just about everyone…

The Pope meets JC
The Pope meets JC

It wasn’t too long before we bumped into ‘The Pope of Enduro’ Enrico Guala chatting to Jerome Clementz, which gave Dave the perfect opportunity to sneak off and photograph Enrico’s much pimped Ibis Mojo HD3. For your viewing pleasure, here it is…

Made of the purest green
Made of the purest green

What do you choose for an Ibis HD3 in ‘The Green Machine’ colour option? We reckon Enrico’s gone for a completely complimentary coloured component choice [oof – Ed.]. If there’s a greener bike out there we’ve yet to see it, though maybe it’s blending into a forest somewhere?

That's a very neat mudguard
That’s a very neat mudguard

To match the  150mm of travel offered by the frame, there’s a DVO Diamond up front sporting what has to be one of the neatest integrated mudguards around.

Super wide rims with tyres to suit
Super wide rims with tyres to suit

Onza Citius 2.4in tyres mated to Ibis’ 741 rims offer plenty of grip and traction, which given conditions in Garda, and the notoriously slippery-when-wet local rock has to be a good thing.

He's a spinner not a grinder
He’s a spinner not a grinder

Drivetrain duties are taken care of by SRAM’s flagship XX1. The 30T Chromag chainring gives plenty of sit and spin potential for the surrounding steep climbs.

Inline shocker
Inline shocker

Rear suspension duties are being taken care of by Cane Creek’s DB Inline; a very tuneable shock.

Wide and clean cockpit
Wide and clean cockpit

Chromag OSX 780mm bars feature a neat and uncluttered ‘cockpit’ with just a shifter and KS Southpaw to keep the thumbs busy.

Matching perch
Matching perch

And there’s the corresponding KS Lev dropper and matching Chromag Lynx DT saddle.

We like...
We like…

Very neat. And very green. http://4guimp.it

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