The latest generation of the Mojo HD has been coined “HD3” for short and is the first to be designed from the ground up around 27.5” wheels. Geometry is longer and lower than ever before, and rear wheel travel has been upped from 130mm to 150mm (6”). Now, a lot of you might think that’s just too much travel for our old, sandy, smooth trails around Boise and southern Idaho, and usually we'd agree with you. There will be some of you that will be happier with the shorter travel and larger hoops of the 29" Ripley. We have those too.
What keeps the HD3 from being overkill to Boiseans, though, comes down to two things. Yeah, it's plenty light at about 28lbs and super stiff and dw-link bikes tend to pedal well, but that just gets your foot in the door of being an "efficient climber" in the world of full-sus carbon bikes these days. The DB Inline shock upgrade takes adjustability up a notch with hi and low speed rebound AND compression adjustments, as well as a climbing lever. So, bam! it can be set up fast and efficient for smoother Boise rollers, or you can open it up for Moab or wherever else your travels take you. You can read more about the DB Inline in the “Features and Information” section to your right.
Also, the head tube angle is steep-ish for this travel of bike at about 67-degrees. That means it won't be stupid-slack and floppy when you're just wanting quick and nimble. We're not hucking The Shore ‘round here, so this bike isn't made for that.
Want more? There’s plenty, such as the latest and greatest refinement of the famed dw-link suspension, geometry is longer and lower than ever before, and Ibis built in versatile internal routing and updated the carbon fiber frame design, allowing them to put a water bottle on top of the downtube. They also achieve a drop in weight and pedaling performance on par with their Ripley, so the HD3 is “very fast going up, and scary fast going down.”
A LAUNDRY LIST OF QUICK STATS
650b (27.5") wheels
6” (150mm) of dw-link-controlled rear wheel travel
Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875" x 2.25", 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, .92in3 volume spacer,
Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
Threaded bottom bracket
Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
Chain stay length: 16.9"
12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
Up to 2.4" rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
Bottom Bracket height 13.4"
Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look