Ibis Mojo HD4 – 2019
Its time to get your Mojo on, baby.
And my get your Mojo on, we mean get on the 2019 Ibis Mojo HD4. This bike is the best of everything in the enduro world being incredibly capable on both the uphill and downhill. There is a reason it's a bike of choice for the winning team of the Enduro World Series in 2017.
A ton of enduro-style bikes on the market love the tagline “peddles well uphill, and it's even better on the down!” like that's not what every other enduro bike says. But the Mojo is different in that regard. What really sells this bike is its combination of very slack head tube angle (64.9°) and relatively steep seat tube angle (74°) which gives you a long yet upright riding position. This is nerd-speak meaning that peddling uphill is efficient; the front tire actually leads you instead of wanting to drive itself into the clouds. Combine this with the DW-Link linkage on the rear suspension, and you have a very slack downhill-inspired bike that rips on the uphill as well. The four-point linkage limits the “bob” on the Mojo spectacularly, even when the shock is wide open in downhill mode. The suspension is fairly active too, so it allows you to keep traction even on technical ascents. Its simply an incredibly natural ride for an enduro-bike, all you really do just hop on and go without feeling like you fighting it. Its groovy, man.
But the downhill is where this class of bike shines, and the Mojo HD4 is truly in its element. The 160mm of front and 153mm of rear travel really shine, as they provide plenty of cushion without feeling splashy on the pushin. It’s smooth, fast, and really fun, even on the most technical and steep of terrain. The Fox Float 36 fork and Fox Float DPX2 shock in the rear make anything you ride over a breeze. You just point and go; the active suspension eats up the small rocks, the huge drops, and it just cruises on the straight lines. That doesn't mean its boat to ride though; this isn’t a tank after all. Instead, its 430mm chainstay is fairly short. Add that to the 27.5 wheels, and you have a maneuverable bike that can roll over almost anything you throw it at. It’s incredibly stable at speed, thanks to how slack it is as well. Whether you are popping over roots or doing jumps, the bike stays perfectly in control, while still be super maneuverable in the turns. Wanna do some drops at Deer Valley? It can handle that. Doing techy lines in Rocky Mountain State Park? Sure, why the heck not. The Mojo HD4 will take anything you want to do and spit you out at the bottom of perfectly fine. After all, it doesn’t want to harsh your vibe, dude.
Ibis Mojo HD4 - The Bottom Line
In the enduro-style of bikes, you are going to have a tough time finding something that is more capable than the Ibis Mojo HD4. Not only does its DW-Link rear suspension promote shredding on the downhill, but it creates a stable ride while pedaling on the up. The 160mm and 153mm front and rear suspension are the best of both worlds: not only are you rolling over almost anything, but it creates minimal “bob” on each pedal stroke on the uphill. Its 27.5 wheels are maneuverable and fun, as you can rail corners while still rolling over big features. This bike really can do it all: it ascends well, descends better, and eats up anything you throw at it. Really it just doesn’t want to ruin your mojo, you know?
Specs are for the 2019 Ibis Mojo HD4 in the GX build. Also avaliable in the NX build.
|Drivetrain:||SRAM Eagle GX 1×12 with 32t chainring, 10-50t cassette and Sram Descendant crankset.|
|Handlebar||Ibis 780mm Alloy|
|Wheels:||Ibis 942 Carbon 27.5″|
|Tires:||Maxxis 2.6″ Minion DHF WT on both the front and back wheel.|
|Sizes in our fleet:||M|
|Weight (actual):||29.6lbs / 13.42kg|
|Frame:||Carbon Fiber Monocoque|
|Fork:||Fox Float 36 Factory Series 160mm, 27.5″|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||153mm / 6.0″|
|Shock:||Fox Float Factory, DPX2|
|Brakes:||Shimano Deore 4 w/ 180mm rotors|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM Eagle GX 12-speed|
|Front Derailleur:||None: 1×12 shifting|
|Seatpost:||Bike Yoke Revive dropper|
|Saddle:||WTB Silverado 142|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 40|
|Grips:||Lizard Skins Charger Evo|
|Your Height||Recommended Frame Size|
|Virtual TT||22.8 in. / 579mm||23.8 in. / 604mm||24.8 in. / 628mm||26.0 in. / 658mm|
|Head Tube Length||3.5 in. / 87mm||4.3 in. / 109mm||5.0 in. / 126mm||5.6 in. / 142mm|
|Bottom-Bracket Height||13.6 in. / 343mm||13.6 in. / 343mm||13.6 in. / 343mm||13.6 in. / 343mm|
|Chainstay Length||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm|
|Stack Height||22.5 in. / 570mm||23.5 in. / 590mm||23.9 in. / 605mm||24.5 in. / 620mm|
|Reach Length||16.4 in. / 415mm||17.2 in. / 435mm||18.0 in. / 455mm||18.9 in. / 480mm|
|Standover Height||27.3 in. / 693mm||28.2 in. / 715mm||28.8 in. / 729mm||29.9 in. / 757mm|
|Wheelbase||45.8 in. / 1163mm||47.0in. / 1192mm||48.0 in. / 1219mm||49.3 in. / 1251mm|
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