Ibis Mojo 2010 Review

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Summary

The Ibis Mojo is an efficient nimble climber. On descents it is very capable offering a firmer suspension with the frame easily deflected in rough terrain or around high speed corners. This bike would be ideal where climbing efficiencies are preferred over descending capabilities. Interestingly Ibis’s new HD will be a bigger travel, slacker and stiffer brother of the Mojo and would undoubtedly be more biased to downhill performance.

Specs:4.5/5
Price: 5/5
Ride:4.5/5
Overall: 4.6/5

Pros: – Light – Efficient, nimble climber
Cons: – Easily deflected in rough terrain

Detailed Specifications

The source for this information can be found here

Specifications are as follows:

Frame Set – Carbon monocoque frame and swing arm
Fork – Fox Float 32 RLC 140mm travel, 15QR
Shock – Fox RP23, 2010
Sizes – Small/Med/Large/XL
Color
Eddy Orange, Nuclear Pesto, Vicious Blue and Guinness Foam

Specs:

Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-M772, DEORE XT SGS 9-Speed Top-Normal, Low Profile
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M771, DEORE XT 34.9 Band Clamp Down-Swing Dual-Pull
Headset Cane Creek IS3 1-1/8″ Black
Cranks Shimano FC-M770, DEORE XT 175MM 44X32X22
Brakes Shimano XT BL-M755 (128g)
Shift Levers Shimano SL-M770 DEORE XT
Cassette Shimano CS-M770 DEORE XT 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30-34T
Chain Shimano CN-HG93
Handlebar Easton Monkey Lite XC CNT 26″ 660mm 31.8
Grips Ibis Foam grip with clamp / Ibis laser logo
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (90mm) 120g
Saddle WTB Rocket-V
Seat Post Thompson Elite Laid Back
Wheels Stan’s Arch Rims, Ibis front hub (15QR or 20mm), Shimano XT rear hub

Geometry for a M Ibis Mojo is as follows:

NOMINAL SIZE Medium
SEAT TUBE LENGTH (A) 17″
HEAD TUBE ANGLE (B) 69°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE C 73°
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE (D) 580 (22.8″)
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (E) 115
CHAIN STAY LENGTH (F) 429mm / 17.2″
WHEELBASE 1084.5 (42.7″)
BB HEIGHT 336mm-13.2in / 314mm-12.4in

About the author: Sharon Bader

I am 5’9″, weigh 154lbs. I have been riding since 1991. I started on a classic XC hard tail but have moved with technology and now ride a Pivot Mach 5.7 for XC, a Trek Session for DH and a Pivot Firebird and Knolly Endorphin for freeriding/shore/technical XC riding.


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  • bikethrasher says:

    This is propably the most accurate and unbiased review of the Mojo I have read. Great Review!

  • ProEdgeBiker.com says:

    Unchanged since 05, i bet a new one is right around the corner.

  • brodiegrrl says:

    Thanks Bikethrasher!

    Pro – The new bike should be called Ibis unobtanium.

  • isaac says:

    Thanks for the solid review.

    Was this mojo equipped with the Lopes link? Many have suggested that this resolved the flex/deflection issues you are describing.

  • Roger says:

    Great review, Sharon!

    Did you have any trouble with chainsuck or pedal strikes?

  • brodiegrrl says:

    Hi Isaac, It did have the lopes link.

    Rogers – I didn’t get any chainsuck, by pedal strikes, you mean over low terrain? Yes I did. I did comment on the low bottom bracket.

    For a good video of lateral flex check out:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=6898889&postcount=15

    password – mojoflex

  • bigrocks says:

    Seems like an unbiased,well written review. However,this bike comes alive with a 150 or 160mm fork,reduces the pedal strikes,twitcyness.

  • Yogi says:

    FYI, the DW-link is not a link, it is the suspension design.

  • Isaac says:

    Thanks for the follow up. I didn’t notice the flex when I had a chance for a quick demo but it was just a few hours and not the kind of riding where you’d really expect to see it. I also can’t claim to be the most discerning rider where detecting flex is concerned. I was also riding a different wheelset, do you think maybe it was the Ibis rear wheel that was flexing rather than the frame?

    As far as the 150 mm fork goes, I can second bigrocks impression. The bike was really a lot of fun with the TALAS I was riding opened up all the way.

  • Isaac says:

    Then again, the arch isn’t known as a particularly flex rim for the application so that seems like a somewhat unlikely culprit.

  • Rich says:

    I have owned na ibis mojo in size m colr naked carbon black
    I weigh 80-84 kilos since my purchase
    I go up hill down dale race my steed and clean it often as well as give it to a professional to do the tweeking i cannot get to…
    I have stuck clear stickers where they need to be on the frame and over the yeats ( i bought my bike in pieces and built it up in 2007 ) so as to avoid dents and scratches
    Today is 2014, Jan 31 and i still look at my ride with pride cos the money and time spent on it gives me joy, i also own. Specialised stumpjumper elite full sus with an M5 aluminum frame which is from the same year and it has held up well to my jumps down hills….
    I have only one beef, my ibis ‘creaks’ from time to time and I am not sure why
    Any opinions???
    I would buy another ibis today if I had the money and did not own my one as it is an eye opener as well as a pleasure to ride.
    Storing it in my home where I can see it reminds me of a museum piece as well as one of the family.
    Ten out of ten to Roxy Loe for designing the frame and ten for the post sales at Ibis bikes. Never had any unanswered mails when I wrote to them.

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