Enduro, all-mountain, trailbike… whatever. The completely-new Ibis Mojo HD3 just got official and sports a re-optimized DW-Link suspension wrapped up in a longer, lower and slacker design.
With the exhaustive experience developing the Ripley, the crew at Ibis had a good idea how to make a responsive, capable and fun enduro bike. The previous HDR went with 650b wheels, but the new Mojo HD3 takes the tweener wheels to a new level of efficiency for uphill and downhill domination.
With 150mm rear travel, the HD3 aims to hit that sweet spot in travel without going full-freeride. Matching it with a 150mm fork, the HD3 is an enduro trail slayer that can very well be your only bike. Ibis believes their 6-inches is more efficient than 4-inch travel bikes using a lesser suspension platform. I’ll attest that Ibis knows how to make the best-performing DW-Link bikes on the market, so you can bet on the HD3 knocking it out of the park as far as efficiency and smoothness goes.
All this goodness hits the shelves at a respectable 5.9 lb. frame weight (size Large). At that weight, it would be a breeze to get this complete bike in the 25 lb. range or lower if you go crazy light.
To spice things up, the color options have some good pop with lime green, pale blue and matte black framesets.
Key features of the Mojo HD3:
- 27.5″ wheels
- Optimized DW-Link suspension design with 150mm travel
- Completely new carbon layup
- Ability to mount a water bottle inside front triangle
- Fox Float CTD or DBInline shock options
- Built for 150mm or 160mm fork
- Threaded bottom bracket for fuss-free performance
- Unique, versatile cable routing options
- Removable front derailleur mount
- Price: $2900 (frame), starts at $3950 complete
The Bottom Line
The iconic Mojo is now modernized and built with all the learnings from the lauded Ripley 29er. Everything is new and this 6″ travel enduro bike could very well be your only bike. And, with the Special Blend kit coming in under $4000, you can’t beat it.