The Mojo 3 is one of Ibis' more reserved bikes. It doesn't have a sprawling top tube or a raked out head tube angle. It's not meant to be smashed down the gnarliest, steepest trail you can find (if that's what you're looking for, then check out the Mojo HD4). But it is a fantastically nimble trail bike that will cater to the riders who aren't hard-charging at every turn. The latest generation of the DW-Link gives the bike an active and lively feel through its 130mm travel. A highly evolved carbon layup keeps this frame light, at only 5.45 lbs (with shock, size medium).
Adding to the versatility of this bike, it can accommodate a wide range of tire sizes, from 2.2" clear up to 3.0". If a rider wants a fast/light setup or there is already plenty of traction in his/her area, a 2.2" - 2.4" tire will be great. Also, wide tires don’t work as well in the mud so if you’ve got sticky mud, take the plus tires off. You’ll have huge clearance for your thinner mud spikes, all with the same wheelset.
Need something a little burlier, but don't want to jump to the plus sized tires? Snag a set of Maxxis Wide Trail tires, which are specifically designed to be run on rims with a 30 - 35mm inner width. The side knobs are much more supportive and cornering confidence is increased immensely.
Ready to go for the plus sized tires? The 2.8" tires seem to be the sweet spot. Big enough to get the benefits of greater air volume and traction, but not inherently bouncy or heavy. With a lightweight 2.8" tire, the bike’s capabilities jump a level while the weight/speed/rolling resistance drawbacks are minimal. Wide is good but too tall is bad. Tall is just an un-damped spring and those become a handful at speed. They do float along absorbing things at low speed but it all falls apart once you try to go fast over rough terrain. 2.8" tires need to be set up with relatively low pressures (13-16psi), at which point wide rims are mandatory. We recommend going with at least a 35mm inner rim width for the plus-sized tire range.
On to the suspension. Here’s a little bit about Ibis' approach to shock tuning. As with many bikes, the goal is to create a supple beginning stroke, while offering enough support to absorb the harsh hits. Because the air spring is so well matched to the suspensions leverage ratio, the compression damping can be very light. This makes the suspension more effective and gives a smooth controlled feel. You also get more consistent suspension performance because the shock does not become under-damped as it heats up less under heavy riding. As expected, the Mojo 3 utilizes the tried-and-true dw-link suspension platform, offering excellent pedaling efficiency and a very supple feel overall.
Other details on the Mojo 3 include full internal cable routing, a detachable front derailleur mount, and an included polycarbonate downtube protector.
|Wheel Size:||27.5" Plus|
|Rear Axle Standard:||12x148mm Boost|
|Rear Shock:||Cane Creek DB Air IL|
|Rear Shock Size:||200mm x 51mm|
|Rear Shock Hardware:||8mm x 21.8mm Top / Open Eyelet Bottom|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||130mm|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 40|
|Fork:||Fox Float 34 Performance Series|
|Fork Axle:||15x110mm Boost|
|Wheelset:||Ibis S35 Aluminum / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Nobby Nic (Front/Rear) 27.5" x 2.6" Addix Speedgrip Apex TL-Easy|
|Crankset:||SRAM Descendant Alloy 32T|
|Bottom Bracket:||SRAM DUB|
|BB Standard:||73mm BSA|
|Chain:||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette:||SRAM XG 1275 10-50 12 speed|
|Seatpost:||Bike Yoke Revive Dropper|
|Seat Post Diameter:||31.6mm|
|Seat Post Clamp Diameter:||36.4mm|
|Shifters:||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebar:||Ibis 800mm Alloy|
|Grips:||Lizard Skins Charger Evo|
|Brakes:||Shimano Deore 2 Piston|
|Water Bottle Cage Mounts:||One|
Specs subject to change without notice due to manufacturer availability
cm / ft
|Rider Height (cm)||183 - 198|
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