The Mojo is constructed as a single carbon monocoque frame and has 5.5inches (140mm) of rear travel. This bike is ideally paired with a 140mm fork to provide a balanced all mountain ride. The Ibis is available in four colours as either a clear coat or polyurethane coating. Ibis offers 5 build kits from Gucci to work horse. The XT kitted Silver demo bike provided by Obsession: Bikes was used in this review. The higher end build kit comes with Stan’s Rims and Tubeless tires allowing you to make this bike even lighter. The 31.6mm interior diameter seat post can accommodate the Joplin, Kind Shock and the Gravity Dropper adjustable seat post which is becoming a must for all mountain riding. The 180mm front, 160mm rear rotor provides ample braking power in this XT build kit. The WTB Rocket V saddle and Thompson Elite laid back seat post were easily adjusted and offered a comfortable ride. The 69degree head angle will put this bike in the cross country category. The longer 17.1inch chainstays aids in stability.
Top panels show the DW link on the right, and Lopes link on the left. The DW link is the anti-squat feature of this suspension design. The Lopes link adds to the lateral stiffness of the frame. Also highlighted here are the smooth lines of the bottom bracket area.
Lower panels show the unibody rear triangle and 15mm Fox Float fork. Both adding stiffness to the frame.
Fox Float RC2 – Weighing in at 3.87lbs this 140mm fork now has the FIT Damper which has been used by the 40 and 36 series since 2005. Fox Isolated Technology – FIT – reduces the fork weight by 71g by replacing the open bath oil damping with a bladder. This addition has increased the low speed compression adjustability of the fork. Also, the compression adjustments are on the top right fork, which necessitated the move of the rebound adjustment to the lower fork leg. The 15mm QR on the fork results in a stiff and solid ride.
The DW suspension is complimented by the Fox Float RP2. The bike pedals efficiently in full active or pro pedal mode. While the DW Link does prevent squat, even with the pro-pedal off you can detect movement of the rear suspension. Pro-pedal will stiffen the rear suspension for pedaling efficiency. The smaller links also add to the stiffness of the bike.
Drive Train – Shimano XT 44X32X22 Cranks, 11-34 Cassette, Shimano Chain driven by XT 9 speed rear derailleur and Down-Swing Dual-Pull front derailleur.
Stopping power provided by Shimano XT brakes 180mm front rotor, 160mm rear.
Headset – Cane Creek IS3 1-1/8″ with an Ibis Stem and Easton Monkey lite XC handlebars.
Rims – Stans Arch rims, with IBIS front hub, XT rear, Kenda Nevegal 2.35 tires were on this bike.