Ibis Mojo HD Announcement

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ISCG Compatibility

The Mojo HD is not ISCG compatible because the upper ISCG bolt interferes with the lower link.
Instead, we’ve made a custom MRP guide. It will provide all the robustness of ISCG and will be much easier to install.

Robust Lower Link

We expect the HD to get an extra heaping helping of abuse, so we’ve beefed up the lower link considerably. It features dual row angular contact bearings in the front of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. The large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings in the rear offer greater stiffness and longer wear.

Hammerschmidt Compatibility

Because we don’t use ISCG mounts, there’s no provision for mounting a SRAM Hammerschmidt.
Not to worry though, it wouldn’t have worked well on the Mojo.
Modern suspension bikes are designed such that chainring/cog combinations have a significant effect on suspension dynamics. The Mojo HD suspension is optimized for a 32T chainring. The Hammerschmidt two-speed gearbox has a 22 or 24T chainring that then uses a planetary system to give you the equivalent of a 36T ring in the higher gear. They do it this way because the inefficiency of the planetary system is less detrimental in the high gear than in the low gear. As mentioned before, chainring/cog choice has a significant effect on suspension dynamics, and unfortunately the 22T Hammerschmidt chainring will promote pedal bob. Hammerschmidt+Mojo HD=FAIL, sorry.

Paint

As you can see by the photos on this page, the Mojo HD will come in white. What you can’t tell is that it will also come in a matte black / clear carbon finish, and we’ll get pictures of that frame up as soon as we can. A third, more colorful version is in the works as well.
Links will be available in Red, Blue and Black

Pricing

The Frame price is $2399, which includes the RP23 shock.
The initial groups we spec will be an X9 based group and an XT group.
Click here to see the group spec.
You may upgrade to a DHX Air shock for $133.99
If you want to buy a frame only and build up the bike yourself, we will offer headsets and bash guards separately.

Ordering Information

To place an order for your Mojo HD, please contact your Ibis Retailer.
There will be high demand for the Mojo HD for the first few months of production. We have distributors in 33 countries, not to mention all the retailers we have in the US.
Get in your order quick, we fill orders strictly on a first ordered, first shipped basis. If you’re lucky, your retailer might have been one of those who pre-ordered and will be getting theirs from the first batch.
First deliveries will be in March and will take a couple of months to ramp up to full production.
To see a list of Ibis Dealers, click here

Mojo “HD” Specifications

  • 160mm of rear wheel travel.
  • DW Link Suspension.
  • 26″ Wheels.
  • Weight for the frame and shock, size large: 6.3 lbs, 2.86Kg.
  • 67 degree head angle with a 160mm fork.
  • Polycarbonate down tube cable guard.
  • Chain stay length: 17.125″.
  • 12 x 135mm Maxle rear axle.
  • Post mount magnesium left dropout, carbon right dropout.
  • Compatible with the new tapered steerer standard: 1 1/8th hidden upper, 1.5 traditional lower.
  • Compatible with both Chris King InSet and Cane Creek Frustum headsets.
  • If you want to run your current straight 1 1/8″ fork, we’ve got you covered too. We will have an adapter available, and you will be able to use a King headset top and bottom.
  • 2.35″-2.55″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs.
  • Dual row angular contact bearings in the front 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 in the rear for stiffness and long wear.
  • The leverage ratio, like the Mojo and Mojo SL is designed for air shocks. The Mojo HD comes with a 8.5″ x 2.5″ Fox RP23. A DHX air will work on all but the small size. A coil shock is not offered because the linkage rates weren’t designed for it. We lowered the top tube to get slightly better standover than the regular small mojo while having a higher BB because of the longer travel (we managed to retain the DHX air compatibility in 3 of the 4 sizes).
  • The Bottom Bracket height is 13.8″-14″ depending on tires.
  • Front derailleur (if you use one) and adjustable seatpost housing (if you use one) run along the top tube.

source: Hans Heim, Ibis Cycles

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • bluefivespot says:

    Awesome! Why show it with a super long stem and no adjustable seatpost? Seems this bike screams for a 50-60mm stem and a gravity dropper, etc.

  • pastajet says:

    That might be the case, but there is still a lot of riders who are going to use it for a bike that can climb, I think the smallest stem they (Ibis) have on their part list is 70mm, but I am sure a lot of people will swap out for a smaller one.

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