Product DescriptionThe Ibis Mojo HD is the bike of all bikes, the jack of all trades; from crushing the KOM to smashing your favorite local descent this able bodied stallion is tough to beat. Compatible with both a 140mm travel or a 160mm travel rear shock the Ibis Mojo HD can be built in many different ways. Paired with a 140mm or 150mm fork the HD 140 is perfect for most trail riding applications. Paired with a 160mm or 180mm fork the Ibis Mojo HD 160 can be found airborne cruising effortlessly over even the most technical descents.
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Date Reviewed: January 22, 2014
Strengths: Lateral stiffness, pedal efficiency, suspension, weight, geometry, dh capability.
Weaknesses: Hummm, I really don't notice weakness in this amazing bike.
Price Paid: $10000.00
Purchased At: Brazil
Similar Products Used: Specialized SJ FSR, Cannondale Moto, GT Fury Carbon, Evil Undead Carbon, Remec WC Carbon, UMF Freddy,
Bike Setup: Formula brakes, KS seat post , Fox 36 180 air Talas, tubeless Continental 2.25 tires, CCDB air CS, hope hubs, Chromag handlebar, full Sram XX, E13 chainguide.
Date Reviewed: July 19, 2013
Strengths: Once tuned feels good to ride
Weaknesses: Cost of bike, build, IBIS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Bike Setup: Fox 36 Talas, DHX4, Stans Flow, XT build
Date Reviewed: December 26, 2012
Strengths: Weight, Looks, Ability to do all and do it well, almost zero pedal bob, etc etc etc
Weaknesses: Cane Creek 40 headset sucks that came with it, OE tires leave something to be desired, and It wasnt free???
The one suggestion I have, go with a 1x or 2x drive-train option like the SRAM XO. Mine came with the 3x10 XT and honestly you just don't need all those extra gears on this bike plus it made chain slap/drop chains an issue. Tires aren't the best and also the Cane Creek 40 headset is pretty crappy, doesn't stay tight.
Other than those few issues this bike is honestly a do it all bike. I am impressed every time I take it out. The DW suspension is stunning, literally almost no pedal bob. Not to mention the aesthetics of this bike, I get stopped all the time on the trail asking about it. Just a piece of artwork if you ask me.
Date Reviewed: December 14, 2012
Strengths: Look, good climber, rigid, customer support
Weaknesses: My front Talas comes with a lot of stinction, when service it it perfoms very well, BUT the rear travel it´s too linerar. I solved that with the fox volume reducer, it will be cool with a little bit lower BB area (personal preference)
Duration Product Used: 1 year
Price Paid: $8000.00
Purchased At: Ibis Chile
Date Reviewed: October 24, 2012
Strengths: IMO The mojo HD is the most versatile bike on the market, let me count the ways...
set up as 140mm rear to 140-160mm front or 160 rear with 160-180 front....
Can be set up for xc as complete 140 at around 24-25 lbs
or run as full DH with coil front and rear 160mm rear and 180mm front.
can be run with anything inbetween those two extremes. I use my bike for everything from xc to straight up jump park lift access trails.
Weaknesses: I guess if I had to give it some weaknesses it would be how it comes stock, with three ring or 2 ring front chainring and no chainguide. though easily fixed.
Date Reviewed: September 14, 2012
Strengths: Plush and great 'round' pedaling. Closest to a do-it-all bike I've experienced as XC + uphill is doable due to low weight (my setup is at 12.5kg with 2x10 and 2.4" tires) and pedaling efficiency (despite long travel). Work with 650 so you can change the bike entirely by changing wheelset. Finishing is great and so is the Instruction book...
Weaknesses: some limitations on FD direct mount set-ups (chain-rings) but that can be accommodated if selecting other FD mountings. Does not have ICG tabs (not that that bothers me as I have the xtr Shadow RD ;)
for a rider at ~180cm you probably will find yourself in the upper range of M and the lower of L (which can be pro so you can actually choose frame size upon your riding style :)
Duration Product Used: 6 months
Purchased At: Private
Similar Products Used: Spesh Enduro
(and tried a host of other in the same range before ending up with Mojo HD)
Bike Setup: XTR group trail/race groupset (2x10), Bos Deville, Podium MMX f + Alpine r w. i9 classic; Conti X-King RaceSport 2.4/Hans Dampf Trail* 2.35 (both tubeless); enve 800 bar + renthal grips; reverb -all clocking in with pedals at 12.5kg
Date Reviewed: August 28, 2012
Strengths: Best Bike Ever
Weaknesses: Best Bike Ever
Purchased At: LBS
Similar Products Used: Rocky Mountain Switch, Santa Cruz V10, second gen Aluminum Nomad, various hard tails.
Bike Setup: 180 mm Totem, Vivid Air, 1 X 9 setup,
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2012
Strengths: Mild-mannered, stiff, lightweight, pedals well, descends well. The versatility of being about to run in 140mm mode for trail riding or put a 180mm fork up front for resort riding is outstanding.
Weaknesses: Cable routing - it could use internal routing for a dropper post like the reverb stealth, and not a huge fan of how they route cables on top of the top tube.
The RP23 that comes with the bike is 'ok', I am getting along with it for now but I will definitely upgrade at some point. For a bike of this caliber I think a more tunable rear shock is almost a necessity.
Solid builds on this bike don't come cheap.
Before I purchased it I demo'd the Yeti SB-66 twice, as well as the Pivot Mach 5.7C. While both the Yeti and Pivot are outstanding bikes, the Ibis stood out to me as the superior bike. It's combination of weight, strength, stiffness, and pedaling characteristics is unmatched. I've demo'd a quite a few bikes and the HD stands out as the best bike I have ever ridden.
Purchased At: Wheel Power Cycles -
Similar Products Used: Yeti SB-66, Pivot Mach 5.7C, Intense Tracer VP, Intense 6.6, Transition Dirtbag
Bike Setup: Brakes: XT 780 Ice Tech
Crankset: XT 1x10 32T with Lopes SL Chain Guide
Rear Der: XTR Shadow Plus
Bars: Easton Haven Carbon
Wheels: Hope Pro II/Stans Flow EX
Tires: Schwalbe Tubeless w/Stans
Fork: 2013 Fox Float 36 RC2
Weight: 27.75 lbs
Date Reviewed: June 29, 2012
Strengths: Climbing - Goes up much faster than any of my previous shorter travel bikes which include a Tracer VP and Epiphany. This is not "it feels faster", the times are GPS verified.
Descending - Absolutely crushes my previous bikes which is to be expected. I also considered and rode a NomadC before purchasing and while the Nomad was more plush, I don't think it was any quicker.
Stiffness is off the charts with the Carbon and the 12 mm through axle rear. The attention to detail in the finish is amazing as well. Flexibility is second to none with the ability to run 140 or 160 travel in addition to 650b wheels. I have not ridden anything but 160/26", but have friends with 140 and or 650b.
Weaknesses: The RP23 is overmatched by the abilities of this bike. I did not realize it until I demoed a Monarch Plus RC3 and the difference was night and day. Also I believe the low rebound tune on the RP23 leads to premature failure. A lot of people are running rebound almost maxed out on the RP23's which is leading to cavitation in the shock. Have had this happen on two different RP23's and also broke some sort of rod in one of them.
The only other weakness is that four of my riding buddies have now bought HD's after riding mine so we look a bit weird going down the trail.
Purchased At: Cal Coast Cycles
Similar Products Used: NomadC Demo, Yeti SB66 Demo, Tracer VP (previous bike ridden in 150 mode), Ellsworth Epiphany
Bike Setup: Full XTR, Easton Haven Carbon wheels, Formula The One brakes, Reverb Dropper
Date Reviewed: June 9, 2012
Strengths: The bike squirts foreward when you stomp on it. Great for out of saddle pedaling. Laterally ridgid. Good geometry for agressive riding. Good price for frame only purchace compared to others including aluminum frames. Very good customer service. The bike pedals so well you don't need a granny gear for all mountain riding.
Weaknesses: I had problems with pivot bearing life but Ibis sent new links with no problem. The stock RP23 was ok but an upgrade to a RS Monarch rc3 plus really made the bike more plush without sacrificing pedaling efficiency. Looks 1960's modern artsy.
Purchased At: Laguna cycles
Bike Setup: Totem solo air, Rockshox Monarch rc3 plus, One by ten drive with mrp chain guide.
Date Reviewed: May 25, 2012
Strengths: This is all in one bike that do it all. Climbs like an hard tail, descents like a DH bike, goes through rock garden without loosing the capability of continue pedaling and and moving on. It is an amazing bike!
Weaknesses: None so far (well, the price)...
Bike Setup: Kit X9 used.
Date Reviewed: May 18, 2012
Strengths: -Climbs like a goat and descends like a rocket !!!!!! If you descend very hard and jump.. you could change your RP23 !!, remember this is a enduro bike no dh !!
-The most important advantage is: Ibis´s Customer service !!
Weaknesses: -A little nervous bike because the wheelbase is short...
-Some times I've had my chain stuck between the front lower link bolt and small chain ring .
Similar Products Used: Stumpjumper FSR Elite 2008
Bike Setup: 2012 Mojo HD, Fox Talas160, Kit: XT,
Date Reviewed: May 4, 2012
Strengths: Light weight, seems to balance uphill and downhill performance, looks good.
Weaknesses: Stock RP23 is undersized and under performs on this bike, I'm a bit heavier (210) and had constant bottoming out issues and eventually blew the shock. There seems to be lots of chatter regarding this issue, somewhat surprised that Ibis hasn't responded. This bike apparently comes with other shock options however when contact, Ibis does not have these options available... swapping a shock out after purchase seems to be a bad option.
Wheels - The Stans wheels (ZTR Flows) which come stock with most build kits have not performed well at all, they seem to be plagued with issues resulting from the build quality of the wheel, ie. the spokes constantly come loose due to low spoke tension and not using spoke prep.
Foam grips - needless to say these suck, mine lasted less then a ride, begs the question, why would you put crap on 5k$ bike....
Cost - I think that this bike is a bit overpriced, I think there may be some other bikes at lower pricepoint which perform as well. Are we buying the bike for the name and topportunityity to talk about it around the water-coolMondayday.. or because it is a reliable good performance bike.
I have only had the bike for a couple weeks and it has been to the shop multiple times or been down due to waiting for things to be fixed... Perhaps this may be bad luck however I suspect that the issues experienced are more deep rooted in the design and spec of the bike.
Price Paid: $5500.00
Similar Products Used: Nomad, Giant Reign,
Bike Setup: Mojo HD, XT kit, ZTR wheels, reverb dropper, fox rp23 (replaced with an RC4) and Talus 36.
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012
Strengths: Climbs exceptionally well, descends even better! This thing will eat up just about any terrain. It truly is the one bike solution - now I have to figure out what to do with all my other bikes that will just sit and collect dust.
Weaknesses: Expensive, but worth every penny.
Duration Product Used: Less than 1 month
Price Paid: $5900.00
Similar Products Used: Ibis Mojo SL & SL-R, Specialized Stumpjumper, SC Blur & Nomad ,Yeti ASR-5
Bike Setup: Medium Frame, Blue links, XT kit, Fox Float RP23 & Float 36 RLC Kashima 160, Specialized Henge Comp Saddle, Deore XT FC-M785 175mm 10-Spd 38X26T crankset, Deore XTR Shadow+ RD-M985 SGS 10-Spd, Deore XT CS-M771-10, 10-Spd 11-36T, CB Mallet pedals, Stan's Flow Rims, DT Competition Black spokes, Ibis Hubs (20mm through axle front/12 x 142mm through rear), Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4 Front &n26x2.25 Rear - tubeless
Date Reviewed: April 3, 2012
Strengths: Climbs as well as my original Mojo, but goes downhill way better.
Weaknesses: Fox RP23 was overmatched by this frame. I replaced it with a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air.
The Mojo HD is a different animal than the original Mojo. I replaced the rear shock with a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air, which really makes the bike come alive. Switching from the Mojo to the Mojo HD, I didn't realize how much faster on the downhills I'd be, even on familiar trails, so much so that I was overpowering the Fox RP23. I find myself landing farther out on jumps than I had on the Mojo. The CCDBA is simply a burlier, yet far more sophisticated shock with no stiction, right out of the box. It should be an option on the HD.
I've had no chain suck (which was an occasional problem with the 3x9 setup on the Mojo), let alone chain drop that some posters mentioned with SRAM drivetrains. The frame, fork and rear shock combination is perfect for the rough, rocky, mountainous terrain around here. This is simply an awesome, confidence-inspiring bike. I jokingly call it my "foolhardy" bike because it taunts me to try more foolhardy things. The bottom line is that I'm extremely happy with this bike. It's not cheap, but if you live to ride trails, it's worth it.
Price Paid: $5500.00
Purchased At: CalCoast Bicycles
Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Heckler, Mojo
Bike Setup: SRAM X9 2x10 drivetrain, RaceFace Turbine cranks, Chris King bottom bracket, headset and stubby stem, KS 950i seatpost, 725mm Easton Havoc bars, Fox Talas 36, Cane Creek Double Barrel Air rear shock, Industry Nine AM wheels, Hope Tech brakes (dual piston 7" front, single piston 6" rear) MRP skidplate, Crank Brother pedals
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