Pro Bike: Anne-Caroline Chausson’s Ibis Mojo HD

Enduro

Anne-Caroline Chausson will always be best known as the world’s all-time greatest female downhill mountain bike racer. In a career that ran from 1993 to 2005, the Frenchwoman won a dozen elite DH world titles, including 9 at the senior level. But the Frenchwoman’s DH days have been in the rearview mirror for almost a decade. After that she made a successful run at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning gold. Since then the 35-year-old has turned her focus the enduro racing world, which she says truly speaks to the kind of riding she loves most.

“It’s more free and easy than downhill,” says Chausson, 35, who spent the past weekend acting as trail guide and spokeswoman for Mavic at its Notch mountain bike apparel line in Peillon, France. “It’s just riding the bike the way I would if I was out having fun.”

Transporting Chausson to that happy place is a Ibis Mojo HD. Mtbr got an up close and personal look at the all-mountain machine here in France. Now you can, too.

Pro Bike: Anne-Caroline Chausson’s Ibis Mojo HD Gallery
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Anne-Caroline Chausson climbing

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Anne-Caroline Chausson jump

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Anne-Caroline Chausson descending

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Anne-Caroline Chausson rad jump

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Anne-Caroline Chausson on rocks

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Anne-Caroline Chausson jump

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Anne-Caroline Chausson close-up

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Anne-Caroline Chausson on rocks

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Anne-Caroline Chausson setting up for corner

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Anne-Caroline Chausson on rocky descent

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Anne-Caroline Chausson small drop

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Anne-Caroline Chausson descending

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Anne-Caroline Chausson small jump

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Anne-Caroline Chausson on berm

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Anne-Caroline Chausson on berm

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Anne-Caroline Chausson Ibis

The 67-degree head angle make this a trail taming machine
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Anne-Caroline Chausson and Bike

She may be 35, but Chausson is still blazing fast. She’ll be the favorite to win the first rendition of the newly created Enduro World Series
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Anne-Caroline Chausson Ibis dt side

The Ibis Mojo HD, a 26-inch 160mm trail bike
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Rear End

No front derailleur needed here
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Magura Brakes

180mm rotor
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Grips and Levers

Lizard Skin grips and ultra-light Magura MT levers
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Reverb Seatpost

RockShox Reverb seatpost with infinite adjustability
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Front Wheel

Bos provides front suspension. Brakes are by Magura
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Crossmax ST Wheels

Mavic Crossmax ST wheels mated with Maxxis High Roller tires
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Maxxis Tread

Grippy Maxxis High Roller tread
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Crank Bros pedals

Well worn Crank Bros. pedals
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Chainring

Chausson runs a 30-tooth single chainring
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Cassette and Derailleur

SRAM XX derailleur and 10x42 cassette
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Boss Shox

Chausson’s bike is spec’d with Bos front and rear suspension. The front fork is the new Deville, an enduro-specific 160mm offering
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Selle Italia SLR Saddle

Selle Italia SLR saddle
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Chausson and Barel

Check the next page for more insight on Anne-Caroline and her goals for 2013 »

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


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