The New Ibis Mojo HD4 – The Same but Better!

published by bktr on 02/06/2017 12:10:02

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The new HD4 has been developed through constant dialogue between Ibis’s engineers, mechanics and their #1 ranked EWS team. This ‘tweaking and poking’ approach has ensured the bike has lost none of its speed and durability, while eaking out every last bit of performance. The changes on the HD4 are subtle, but have the potential to drastically improve the way the bike rides.

Ibis have maintained their love for chunkier tyres with the new HD4 being able to fit anything from a 2.3” to a 2.8” tyre. This gives the bike huge amounts of grip and allows you to get away with some pretty reckless cornering! Also carried over without a change is the DW Link suspension platform. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has ridden an Ibis before – simply put the linkage is one of the most efficient on the market. Ibis have, however, tweaked the positioning of the shock, allowing for a more progressive shock curve and improving the bike’s ability to handle rougher and steeper terrain. The new shock position also means there is room for a piggy back shock, further widening the HD4’s capabilities.

 

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If there was ever a bike that punched well above it’s weight it was the Ibis Mojo HD3. On paper, its 150mm rear travel looked as though it wouldn’t cut it against the likes of the 170mm Specilaized Enduro or the Santa Cruz Nomad, but time and again Ibis team riders have finished on EWS podiums – proving that suspension design is all about quality, not quantity. As well as being blisteringly fast, the HD3’s short rear end and smooth travel made it an unbelievably fun bike to ride – something more often than not compromised on its big travel rivals. With news of the all new Mojo HD4 now all over the internet, I think it’s safe to say that we’re more than a little excited. This has all the makings of an utterly superb bike.

Some of the biggest changes on the new generation of Mojo HD have been in the geometry of the bike. As per the general trend in the industry as a whole the HD4 is now slightly slacker and slightly longer than it previous incarnations. In numerical terms it’s moved from 66.6o to 64.9o on the head angle and at least 20mm on the reach for each size. The combination of the these tweaks has give the bike a longer and more stable footprint, further improving it’s capabilities on more demanding trails.

So there you have it. A few little tweaks can go a long way – and the HD4’s recent EWS results have proved it. If you want any more information about the HD4 or and bike in the Ibis range then be sure to get in touch. Also if you fancy trying the HD4 out for yourself then keep an eye out for more information on our Ibis demo day on the 9th of August.

 

Joe