Ibis first put carbon to what was then their long-travel Mojo trail bike back in 2005 before we knew that all-mountain riding would grow into what has now solidified as enduro. In the years since the Mojo name has spread to include a number of longer travel HD variants, as the bike developed into a premier enduro machine. But now Ibis is going back to the all-around mountain bike trail riding roots of the bike with a new third generation Mojo 3. Built around pretty much all of the recent tech updates we’ve seen in the industry over the last year, with 27.5″ wheels and the ability to fit plus-sized rubber, the new Mojo 3 may be the most well-rounded mountain bike Ibis has ever made…
This latest Mojo 3 is designed to be everything you need in a trail-riding machine, taking a lot of design inspiration from the Mojo HD3. With the ability to run 2.8″ wide 27.5+ tires on the 35mm-internal Ibis 741 rims, the new bike can get a grip on pretty much any trail surface out there. The new Mojo 3 is built around 130mm of updated gen5 dw-link travel paired with a 140mm fork. Together with 27.5″ wheels, the bike rolls over everything in its path. Swap between 2.3″, 2.5″ or even 2.8″ tires to get the feel you need depending on how gnarly the trail is going to get or how light you want to roll.
The bike also gets a contemporary trail geometry update – long, low, and slack – with a 66.8° headtube angle. Chainstays remain short at 425mm and keep 2x flexibility (with a removable direct mount) thanks in part to the move to a Boost rear end. And with a Boosted Pike fork every bit of movement you put into the bike goes directly to the trail for a solid handling ride. The bike uses a standard 68mm threaded bottom bracket and gets a removable ISCG05 mount, as well. It also gets flexible internal routing from brakes to drivetrain, to a stealth dropper post, and has the option for a bolt on polycarbonate downtube protector if you ride in extremely rocky terrain regularly.
In addition to all of the tech upgrades, the new bike gets an updated swoopy look from Roxy Lo, the same designer that shaped the original carbon Mojo and penned the lines that make all of the Ibises stand out these days. And since Roxy herself is just a tad over 5′ (153cm) tall, even shorter riders will find a bike that fits in the Small sized frame.
The 130mm travel frame was designed to be compatible with both 27.5 and 27.5 Plus tires using the same wheelset. Ibis even says that with either tire setup, you set up sag so that the bottom bracket height doesn’t change whether you go plus or not.
Available in four sizes: S, M, L & XL; the medium sized frameset is claimed to weigh just 5.5 lbs (2.5kg), including the Fox Factory Float DPS shock with the EVOL sleeve and a tune specifically developed for the Mojo 3.
The new Mojo 3 is in stock and shipping now. You might even find one waiting to be ridden home today in your friendly local Ibis dealer.
The frameset itself is available for $3000, with several complete bikes also available with tires ranging from 2.3s up to 2.8″ wide.
A Special Blend build with a 1x drivetrain will be your cheapest way into a complete bike at $4000 when it is available in June. For now a Shimano XT 1x build will set you back 6 grand, or another hundred bucks with a front derailleur, and about the same price for a SRAM X01 complete. The sky’s surely the limit though, with standard XTR or XX1 kits pushing up close to nine thousand dollars.