The Ibis Mojo is a bike with a long history and a loyal fanbase. After the success of the Ripmo, which fills the gap between the Ripley and the Mojo, it was only a matter of time before Ibis would update their classic. That’s just what they’ve done with the Mojo HD 5.
Ibis Mojo HD5 | 170/153 mm | 13.84 kg | € 8,498
We have to admit, we were quite surprised to see Ibis continuing with smaller 27.5″ wheels on the new Mojo. However, the geometry is on-trend as the Californian brand has made the bike significantly longer and slacker. The reach has grown by 20 mm compared to its predecessor and the head angle has been slackened by 0.7°. The seat tube angle is a whole 2° steeper, which promises a relaxed pedalling position on the climbs. The new Mojo HD5 offers 153 mm travel at the rear and is paired with a 170 mm fork. As with all of Ibis’ full-suspension bikes, the rear end features a virtual pivot point DW linkage , which is controlled by a FOX X2 Factory shock on our test bike. The shock features an extra light compression and rebound damping tune to offer maximum traction, but more on that later. Ibis leave the build for their customers to choose. This allows you to configure the bike to suit your preferences and budget. Our Ibis Mojo HD5 came specced with a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, a FOX Factory GRIP2 fork, a 185 mm BikeYoke REVIVE dropper post and wide Ibis S35 carbon wheels. The 2.5″ MAXXIS ASSEGAI WT EXO+ tires inflate very wide on these wheels, promising to offer a lot of traction and comfort. On closer inspection of the Mojo HD5, you’ll see the attention to detail Ibis are renowned for. The frame protectors and other hardware make a strong impression. The only thing that annoyed us was the rattling brake pads in the Shimano XT four-piston brakes, which we encountered on several of the bikes in the test field.