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I’ve ridden both of the previous generations of the Ibis Mojo HD, and every time I’ve thrown a leg over an Ibis (other models included), I’ve thought to myself, “this may be the best mountain bike I’ve ever ridden!” To catch up on my thoughts on the second generation Mojo HD and Ibis’s new 41mm wheels, be sure to read this article.

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This morning, Ibis just announced the third generation of the proven Mojo HD! According to Ibis, the new HD3 is longer, lower, and slacker than its predecessor. According to Ibis,

Everything is new from the ground-up, notably featuring the latest and greatest refinement of the famed dw-link suspension. Geometry is fully modern: longer, lower and slacker, with 6” of plush rear wheel travel. We’ve built in versatile internal routing and updated the frame design, allowing us to put a water bottle on top of the downtube. We also achieve a drop in weight and pedaling performance on par with the Ripley, so the bike is very fast going up, and scary fast going down.

While you might think, “how could they make a 6-inch-travel 27.5″ bike longer, lower, and slacker?” I have to admit it was honestly quite possible with the Mojo HD. While I loved the HD2, it did feature a much more upright and shorter geometry than the new leaders in the 27.5″ enduro field, like the Yeti SB6c. Lengthening, lowering, and slackening the Mojo should put the HD3’s disposition much more in line with the balls-out leading enduro bikes on the market today, but hopefully with Ibis’s own penchant for climbing. With a 5.9lb carbon frame, I’d say that Ibis is setting themselves up for success on the climbing front.

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If you’re interested in the actually geometry stats, here they are:

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150MM FORK (542MM AXLE TO CROWN)

Nominal Size Small Medium Large X-Large
C-to-T Size A 368 (14.5″) 419 (16.5″) 470 (18.5″) 521 (20.5″)
EFF Top Tube B 580 600 620 640
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 85 105 117 132
Chain Stay D 430 430 430 430
Seat Tube Angle E 74.1° 73.1° 73.1° 73.1°
Head Tube Angle F 67º 67º 67º 67º
Wheelbase G 1131 1142 1164 1185
BB Height (with 2.3 Maxxis Minons) 340 340 340 340
Stack 577 595 607 620
Reach 415 419 434 451
Standover 703 729 732 758
Trail 102 102 102 102
Sizing Guide (rider height) 152–165 (5’0″–5′ 5″) 163–175 (5’4″–5′ 9″) 175–188 (5’9″–6’2″) 183–198 (6’–6’6″)

160MM FORK (552MM AXLE TO CROWN)

Nominal Size Small Medium Large X-Large
C-to-T Size A 368 (14.5″) 419 (16.5″) 470 (18.5″) 521 (20.5″)
EFF Top Tube B 580 600 620 640
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 85 105 117 132
Chain Stay D 430 430 430 430
Seat Tube Angle E 73.6° 72.6° 72.6° 72.6°
Head Tube Angle F 66.6° 66.6° 66.6° 66.6°
Wheelbase G 1135 1146 1168 1189
BB Height (with 2.3 Maxxis Minons) 344 344 344 344
Stack 580 599 610 624
Reach 411 414 431 446
Standover 707 731 735 762
Trail 105 105 105 105
Sizing Guide (rider height) 152–165 (5’0″–5′ 5″) 163–175 (5’4″–5′ 9″) 175–188 (5’9″–6’2″) 183–198 (6’–6’6″)

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In addition to updated geometry, the new HD3 features the latest DW-Link suspension, clean internal routing, and a whole host of updated tweaks and features. Here are the official stats, according to Ibis:

  • 650b (27.5″) wheels
  • The most advanced version of the dw-link suspension on the planet
  • 6” of rear wheel travel
  • Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
  • 67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
  • Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875″ x 2.25″, 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, .92in3 volume spacer,
  • Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
  • ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
  • Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
  • Chain stay length: 16.9″
  • 12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
  • 160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
  • Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
  • Up to 2.4″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
  • Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side 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 on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
  • Bottom Bracket height 13.4″
  • Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look

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The new HD3 is available in three colors, and will be available as a frame-only for $2,900, with their “Special Blend” build kit for $3,950, with an X01 kit for $6,200, and an XTR 2x drivetrain with Ibis 741 wheels for $9,200. There are even more build and price options available. For full details, be sure to check out the Ibis website.

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# Comments

  • bravesdave

    The Mojo HD3, Yeti 5c, 6c, Specialized Enduro … … I’ll stop there knowing that the list is far from complete, but there sure are some BEAUTIFUL bikes out there right now. I can’t wait to get on one of these bikes with the longer top tube design. The 25″ ETT on the Yeti sure looks compelling.

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