Shimano's XT line has always been a noble workhorse that's also able to pull double-duty in a steeplechase, which happens to be a picture-perfect match for the Ibis Mojo HDR 650b. A modern interpretation of the mountain bike, the latest Ibis is ready to tackle tough lines, yet it's light enough...
Strengths: Where to start... i guess the ride. the HD and now the HDR just ride amazingly well. they're just really well balanced, true trail bikes that do everything well. super stiff, robust chassis that goes where you point it. i was riding an HD 160 for several years and was curious about 27.5 when the HDR was introduced so i just went for it. going from the HD 160 to the hdr 27.5 with 130mm travel was not a step back. there may be rides where the extra inch of travel might have been noticed, but so far i haven't found them! the bike climbs incredibly well, and goes down even better. I've got fox 2014 CTD kit on mine and it's been great. much better then the 2013 stuff. running XX1 and it lives up to the hype. solid and silent. haven't dropped a chain.
Weaknesses: I really can't say much except for maybe tire clearance in the back. there are some huge 2.35/2.4 tires out there, and not all of them are going to be a comfy fit on this bike. I've run big 2.25 rubber in back (Ardents, Nobby Nics, Neo Motos) and they're great. had a minor issue with the KS LEV post, but KStook care of it.
If you're in the market for a proper mountain bike/trail bike/all mountain bike, the HDR is the sh!t. this is a true "do it all" bike, especially if you want the flexibility of being able to switch from 26" and 27.5" for different uses. I love this thing!
Cane creek only lists a base tune for the HD on their website and this is what I've started with. So far I've found nobody posting their tune and I haven't had a response to my post in the Cane Creek lounge. Any input from someone running the CCDBA would be much appreciated!Read More »
Heya so I've been running the Syntace Vector Carbon High5 740mm handlebar on my Ibis Mojo HDR 650b and really enjoying it. Super light, super strong with a super feel! Had been running a 720mm bar the last few years on my 26" Mojo HD. The extra width feels just right for me on the 650b.
Have put ... Read More »
I know the Ibis Mojo HDR 650B frame isn't considered a lightweight frame coming in at 6.2lbs with rear shock but I am really sold on it. I am looking to build something that is as light weight as possible without compromising strength. I mainly ride trail and all mountain terrain and have no plans ... Read More »
Ibis is announcing a new bike 6/10. There is a lot speculation by the ibisians but the concesus is that it is a Mojo HD-R 650B. Details sleuthed from the ibis website:
130mm travel with 650b wheels
• 160mm Post Mount Rear Brake, 180/185 rotors work with adapters
• BB height w/ ... Read More »
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