Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3: Preview

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3: Preview

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Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 Anne-Caroline Chausson Prototype

Ibis Cycles have had Anne-Caroline Chausson riding the new Mojo HD3 throughout the 2014 Enduro World Series, as a prototype in plain sight, and it was only by a sliver of time that she finished the series in second place behind Tracy Moseley… however her year of racing proved the Mojo HD3 was going to be a bike suited for the enduro/all-mountain riding style.

For the new Mojo HD3, Ibis Cycles have created a new bike from the ground up. The previous model could run 27.5” wheels, though it was originally designed for 26” wheels, however the Mojo HD3 is exclusively 27.5” and it includes the latest iteration of the DW-Link suspension design, so the Mojo HD3 will ascend in a similar speed to the trail focused Ibis Ripley.

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 Matte Black

2015 Ibis Mojo HD

Features:
Frame: Carbon fibre
Rear suspension: 6” of rear wheel travel
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)
Front suspension: 67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork), tapered head tube and steerer
Wheels: 650b (27.5")
Tyres: Up to 2.4" rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
Weight: for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs/12kg
Colours: Matte Black, 917, The Green Machine

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 The Green Machine

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 917

Ibis Cycles have quoted the following about key features of the Mojo HD3:

Geometry:
"While the frame looks similar to its predecessor cousins the HD and the HDR, the geometry has been refined and modernized. All top tube lengths have jumped by 20mm from the earlier HD’s. The bike is longer and lower and slacker. With the Fox 36,  you can build the bike of the beast with a 66.6º head angle. The Pike fork with 150mm of travel delivers a 67º head. The upright seat angle (73º) and short (16.9”) chainstays helps us make the bike into such a capable climber (see quotes above)."

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 Geometry

Travel:
"We think 6” of travel is right for most people's riding needs, we felt it struck the best balance for a climbable enduro style bike. With a longer travel bike comes the temptation to put 180mm forks on them, thus requiring heavier frame construction and moving the bike into a different category.

Variable leverage rates and shock tunes can make a 6” bike feel it’s got much more travel, or it can be the other way around. Since our dw-link bikes tend not to get stuck in the middle of their travel and have a very linear feel to them, the available travel feels consistent, predictable and more usable.

Another advantage of sitting a bit higher in its travel is that we can lower the bottom bracket height, making for a better handling bike, while not being prone to pedal strikes."

Ibis Cycles Mojo HD3 Frame Design

Frame:
"You’ll notice that the HD3 shares its DNA with the Mojo HD, the Ripley and the Tranny. From the HD comes the iconic Mojo frame design, beautifully organic yet proven to be fiercely robust. We’ve borrowed the clevis idea from the Ripley, allowing for more clearance in the triangle, meaning you can conventionally mount a water bottle inside the triangle (and another one under the downtube on the large and XL). From the Tranny comes the latest in elegant industrial design and versatile cable routing options."

Source: Ibis Cycles

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