Robin Wallner’s Ibis Mojo HD4 enduro bike

World Cup pro turned EWS racer discusses setup of race rig

27.5 Enduro
Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Robin Wallner and his Ibis Mojo HD4.

At the Enduro World Series in Crankworx, Mtbr checked in with Robin Wallner, a former downhill pro turned enduro racer who’s consistently been in the top 10 this year. His bike of choice is the Ibis Mojo HD 4.

Read the Mtbr first ride review of this 150mm rear travel trail smasher.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Wallner’s bike of choice is the Mojo HD4. It’s quite a bit slacker and longer than the Mojo HD3, which means the big Swede has gone from an XL to a large.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Love that Ibis headbadge.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Wallner runs a 760mm wide bar. He’s tried 750mm, but has been running 760 since he was a downhiller.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Shimano XTR brakes levers are mated to Saint calipers.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Joystick cockpit.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Fox is a new sponsor for the Ibis team this season.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

In this fork, he has one token and airs up to 76 PSI. He also runs really fast rebound because he wants the bike to feel active.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Swedish pride.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Easter eggs.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Wallner normally runs carbon Ibis wheels, but at Whistler he was playing with aluminum wheels. The Crankworx Enduro was incredibly brutal, with a 20-minute stage to start the day. Alloy rims have more give, which makes a big difference when you’re trying to save your hands.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

At Crankworx, Wallner was running 19 PSI up front, 23 PSI out back. He’s able to get away with this tire pressure because he’s running wide rims. Back in the day, he would constantly burb or fold tires.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

While Wallner runs his front end really stiff, his rear shock is plush in comparison. The Swede likes to ride with his weight up front, so the setup works. Riders who sit more evenly or rearward might find that the bike feels too soft.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

A Velcro strap runs across the top tube and holds a spare inner tube.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

He keeps a C02 ready to go on the other side of his frame.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

These cranks have seen some abuse. And yes, that’s a 36T chainring.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Bashguard by e*thirteen.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Joytech saddle.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Shimano XT cassette.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Waller runs a Maxxis High Roller with DH casing in the back. Up front, he’s rocking a Minion DHF Double Down. Inside, he’s rocking Huck Norris inserts. He’s tested various inserts, but he finds this setup is the easiest and lightest. They also don’t impact the ride feel. He likes the set up so much, he now runs them all the time.

Robin Wallner Ibis HD4 2017

Saint calipers mated to XTR brake levers.

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