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Ibis Mojo HD4

Ibis Mojo HD4 Womens Mountain Bike

The Ibis Mojo HD3 has been a longtime favorite among the Singletracks staff, so I’m not surprised that both women and men alike rave about this bike. The newer model, the Mojo HD4, has “a completely redesigned geometry with a focus on stability and speed,” according to Ibis. Greg goes into detail about the other changes and improvements in his review, including its plus-size tire compatibility, optimal pedaling capabilities, dream-like descending prowess, and overall quietness. The Mojo HD4 carbon enduro bike starts at $4,099 for the SRAM NX 1×11 build kit.

Key Specs:

  • Category: Enduro
  • Travel: 160mm (170mm approved) front/153mm rear
  • Wheel Size: 27.5″
  • Smallest Frame Size: S (5’0″ – 5’5″)
  • Standover: 27.2″ (693mm)
  • Reach: 16.3″ (415mm)
  • Frame Material: Carbon fiber
  • Price: $4,099+

Key Components:

  • Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite
  • Shock: Fox Float DPX2
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1×11
  • Brakes: SRAM Level
  • Seatpost: KS LEV-Si Dropper
  • Wheelset: Ibis 738 Very Wide Aluminum Asymmetric Wheelset
  • Saddle: Ibis custom saddle

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Conclusion

Honestly, it was truly difficult to pick just 10 women’s mountain bikes across all the different categories. And as you can tell, even if you’re a short woman you don’t have to ride a women’s-specific bike! Women–and everyone else–may have to customize some parts of their bikes, especially the touch points. But the good news is, no matter what kind of riding you enjoy, there’s a bike for you.

Shout out to all the ladies on Facebook and Instagram who commented and posted pictures of your bikes! Here are some women’s mountain bikes from our awesome female community:

Liv Hail Advanced Womens Mountain Bike

Liv Hail Advanced women’s mountain bike, photo: Amy Rambacher via Facebook

Liv Pique womens mountain bike

Liv Pique women’s mountain bike, photo: Janet Parsons Green via Facebook

Juliana Joplin womens mountain bike

Juliana Joplin women’s mountain bike, photo: Jessica Tseng via Facebook

Juliana Roubion womens mountain bike

Juliana Roubion women’s mountain bike, photo: Jade Limpus via Facebook

Yeti Beti SB5 Womens Enduro Bike

Yeti Beti SB5 women’s mountain bike, photo: Sarah Mah Withers via Facebook

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# Comments

  • Leah Barber

    Hiya Rowdy_Burns, funny you should ask – I was actually concurrently working on a women’s budget mountain bike list when I was researching these bikes and I planned to include the Norco Charger – so defintely worth a test ride. If she doesn’t mind pushing a little extra weight, I’d try a 27.5+ hardtail like the Trek Roscoe 8 (1×11, 120mm Judy, dropper, and 2.8″ tires) or Diamondback Rely 2 27.5+ (similar build). Happy riding!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks Leah for the nice list. I’m taking notes for my daughters-in-law (or as we prefer to say daughters-in-love). My wife is also starting to make some comments of wanting to start riding. So that might mean three bike purchases in the coming year or so. As such, I may buy used to get them all started. It seems the older models of the Ibis Mojo (HD or otherwise) might be good for gals because of the shorter cockpit. Do you have any other favorites from over the years?

    • Leah Barber

      Hi mongwolf, im so happy to hear about all these women in your life getting into mountain biking! thats awesome! used bikes are a great (smart!) way to start, women’s specific bikes will probably be harder to find resale or on ebay though. ive always been a fan of santa cruz, though i did have to do some minor mods to get the reach right. while i have not ridden all the bikes on this list, ive never ridden a bike that has fit me “off the rack” better than my old trek wsd. hopefully you can help them get to some shops/demo days to try a few on for size, “just looking” at shops is part of the fun right? happy shopping!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks to tips Leah. I knew nothing about the Trek wsd. And I have always seemed to gravitate towards Santa Cruz bikes simply because they use a threaded BB. All the gals are fairly short 5’3 – 5’4″. Yes, hopefully, we can have some fun together shopping and test riding. I may try to make the purchases as gifts for birthdays and Christmas together.

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