Long awaited, the Ibis Mojo HD is now released. Due to deadlines and whatnot, the Mojo HD didn’t get into the 2010 VeloNews magazine Buyer’s Guide, which is on news stands now.
So instead, we have the Mojo HD here in all its huck-climb-ability glory. But before that, Brian Lopes rode a prototype HD at the Enduro Trophy des Nations in France in July where there was a lot of ups and downs. He then took an HD to Australia in September to race the Downhill at the 2009 World Championships.
The Mojo HD weighs in at 6.3 pounds for the frame and rear shock; just a half-pound more than the venerable Mojo. While the HD uses the same modulus carbon as the Mojo SL, new molds and layups are used for both the front triangle and swingarm on the HD.
The Mojo HD features 160mm of rear wheel travel using DW Link suspension. The leverage ratio of the Mojo HD, like that of the Mojo and Mojo SL, is designed for air shocks, so don’t expect to see one of these with a coil. The HD comes with a 8.5 by 2.5-inch Fox RP23 rear shock, but the linkage is also compatible with a DHX air on all but the small size.
Using standard 26-inch wheels, the frame and fork have enough clearance for 2.35 to 2.5-inch tires, depending on the brand and height of the cornering knobs.
Although the frame is designed around a 160mm fork, you can also run 170mm and 180mm setups. The Ibis Mojo HD is compatible with the new tapered steerer standard of a 1-1/8-inch upper and 1.5-inch lower. And if you prefer to run a straight 1-1/8-inch steerer on another fork, well, Ibis has an adapter available. [nggallery id=65]