Walk-through of HD3 rear end retrofit
Being that we’re always testing new products, our bike is equipped with somewhat of a Frankenstein build (click to enlarge).
Last week we visited the Ibis factory in Santa Cruz to have Mary Moncorge, the Ibis EWS Team Manager, swap out the original rear end on our Mojo HD3 with the new boost model designed to accommodate plus sized tires.
We also recommend hosing your bike off before putting it in the stand. Starting off with a clean bike helps simplify things (click to enlarge).
Step one of the process is to remove the wheels and derailleurs.
Right about now would be a good time to consider converting to a 1x drivetrain (click to enlarge).
If you’re running a front derailleur, you’ll also need to remove the mounting plate.
To 2x or not to 2x, that is the question (click to enlarge).