Sometimes it rains like the sky knows that the streets are dirty. As if they share a dialogue. Water pounds the pavement with a ferocity that feels saved up and playful as it pelts the ground to splash back shapes of bouquets and wine chalices.

Similarly, some bikes can smooth out rugged trails like they were made of soil samples more than studied kinematic graphs. Their creators have learned things about the way tires and suspension interact with the ground, and put that knowledge into the trail tools they create. The Mojo HD5 is one such bike, according to my partner, Megan Chinburg. “It’s a magic carpet.” Megan is currently working 50+ hrs a week managing engineers, so I will be writing up the build of the bike, and she will dig into the important part–how the Mojo HD5 rides.


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