Ibis Mojo HD - Sea Otter 2010

Apr 26, 2010 at 14:28
by Tyler Maine  
The all new Ibis Mojo HD was on hand at the Sea Otter and looking sleek! Fox Racing Shox even chose the Mojo HD as the bike to showcase their 2011 36 fork line up on a few days prior to the Otter. We were able to talk with Scot Nicol about the final production HDs at the venue last week.

Video and pics inside,
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Mojo “HD” Specifications-

* 160mm of rear wheel travel.
* DW Link Suspension.

* 26″ Wheels.
* Weight for the frame and shock, size large: 6.3 lbs, 2.86Kg.
* 67 degree head angle with a 160mm fork.
* Polycarbonate down tube cable guard.
* Chain stay length: 17.125″.
* 12 x 135mm Maxle rear axle.

* Post mount magnesium left dropout, carbon right dropout.
* Compatible with the new tapered steerer standard: 1 1/8th hidden upper, 1.5 traditional lower.

* Compatible with both Chris King InSet and Cane Creek Frustum headsets.
* Ibis will have an adapter available, and you will be able to use a 1 1/8" headset top and bottom.
* 2.35″-2.55″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs.
* Dual row angular contact bearings in the front 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 in the rear for stiffness and long wear.
* The leverage ratio, like the Mojo and Mojo SL is designed for air shocks. The Mojo HD comes with a 8.5″ x 2.5″ Fox RP23. A DHX air will work on all but the small size. A coil shock is not offered because the linkage rates weren’t designed for it. We lowered the top tube to get slightly better standover than the regular small mojo while having a higher BB because of the longer travel (we managed to retain the DHX air compatibility in 3 of the 4 sizes).
* The Bottom Bracket height is 13.8″-14″ depending on tires.
* Front derailleur (if you use one) and adjustable seatpost housing (if you use one) run along the top tube.


The Frame price is $2399, which includes the RP23 shock.

You may upgrade to a DHX Air shock for $133.99

Ordering Information-

To place an order for your Mojo HD, please contact your Ibis Retailer.

Learn more at ibiscycles.com.

Mike Levy on a Mojo HD at the Fox Shox press camp.
Mike Levy on a Mojo HD at the Fox Shox press camp.

*Stay tuned for later in the summer for full test on the Mojo HD*

While checking out the Mojo HD, Scot pointed out this very special Tranny to us. The front end is a 29" wheel, while the rear is a standard 26" wheel. Spec'd as a single speed, the total weight of this bike was 17.2 lbs! Check it out!


  • + 10
 The Mojo HD is my favourite bike.
  • + 6
 not sure about the cable routing but other tyhan that looks greatBig Grin
  • + 4
 Completely agree the top tube routing looks dodgy
  • + 1
 Yes guys, but that's the only one thing. I think they give you the option to rout your cables under the DT plate, but I am not sure. I do undestand all the technicalities to do with it (dust, dirt, water, etc.), but it does not look right does it? Maybe this is something we gonna have to get used to or something, but the bike is spot on never the less and my favourite one.
  • + 1
 a tranny 69er!

what does HD stand for? does it mean anything?
  • + 1
 yes it stands for high definition Wink
  • + 3
 I think it means heavy duty.
  • + 1
 I just hope that local Ibis Dealers will be able to get them soon.

Built up a Mojo SL last night with a sram xx kit fox talas fork and easton haven wheels. 24.5 with pedals.

The tranny was interesting as well, considering the long standing Ibis hatred of 29" wheels
  • + 1
 Bigger wheel in front...wonder where they got that idea? www.firstflightbikes.com/1989_Ibis_MT.htm

I remember seeing these on the trails on rare occasions back then young pups. What a strange trip it has been to go from steel frames, rim brakes and questionable index shifting to 200 mm travel, 8 inch rotors, and sticky compound tires.

Cool to see a brand like Ibis transcend it all and are just as lustful today as back then.
  • + 1
 Bring back the Bow-Ti, but this time make it a Bow-Carbon! Smile
  • + 3
 LOL why is there shitty plastic pedals on the second picture Other than that, great bike
  • + 3
 @KHS-MARKKKK Hmmm lets see, oh ya its a demo bike...people want to try and ride it, but might not have spd shoes on. If you look closer you can see there are more than one of the demo bikes kicking around.
  • + 1
 Crank Bro's Iodine wheels, god I want a set, but moving on. The bike looks pretty solid, nice lightweight design and sounds like a pretty solid frame. Not a big fan of yellow, but other than that looks very good Smile
  • + 1
 it seems to me that they would want to put a more heavy duty shock on the hd. its pretty much the same travel as an sx trail and nomad, and they are usually used with coil shocks or dhx airs
  • + 3
  • + 2
 This article made me want to go get a Mojo as well as restore an old school Airstream trailer. But I can't do either.

  • + 2
 Does it have the almighty Lopes Link?
  • + 5
 I imagine they would have designed it in from the start
  • + 1
 Wow look how smooth and clean cut the frame is! Amazing!
  • + 1
 wow such a nice looking bike.
  • + 1
 Why would anyone manufacturing a 6" bike not include ISCG tabs?
  • + 3
 Do to the shape of the rear end (chainstay), they would have to do a lot of re-engineering to fit the tabs. I have asked this on occasion and at the end of the day, they do not feel that items like a HammerSchmidt perform ideally on they bikes and that they have now worked directly with MRP for those that want to run a single ring.
  • + 1
 Thanks Tyler (and skijunky). Good to know they have an MRP option.
  • + 1
 built like a brick feces house
  • + 1
 That's one sweet bike.
  • + 3
 @unclejeffy I think they avoid ISCG because 1)Hammerschmidt and the DW-Link apparently don't get along perfectly and 2) the custom MRP guide covers the chainguide option. At least that's what I've heard...

On my standard Mojo carbon, the air shock feels so much better than I expected.

Nicol could have saved his breath and just said "This bike is pure sex. Shwing!"

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