Hot on the heels of the all-new Mojo 3, Ibis is releasing an update to their venerable HD3 platform — updating it to deliver both Boost rear spacing (148×12) and the ability to accommodate 27.5+ tires. Again, this is all done via the same frame, fork and wheelset.
Just to refresh your memory, the Ibis HD3 is a favorite amongst enduro, all-mountain and everyday riders alike who appreciate both the pedaling and the descending ability of the DW-Link suspension. With 150mm rear travel, this bike can do it all. With the new HD3 Plus, Ibis can offer the HD3 in several distinct personalities — depending on your treads of choice.
In the words of Ibis, here are how the HD3 will perform with 2.3-2.8″ tires:
- The DW-Link suspension effectively decouples suspension travel from climbing performance, so if XC or light trail bike duty is what you’re after, a nice light set of 2.3” tires will turn this beast into a svelte shredder.
- If you ride in mud a lot, some 2.3 mud spikes will fit with gobs of clearance.
- For those of you who just want to point it straight downhill or if you ride in very rough and rocky conditions, put on some 2.5s with good sidewall protection and hold on tight. Hint: if you want to use every mm of the 150mm travel HD3, the new Wide Trail (WT) Maxxis Minions are an ideal match for our 35mm internal width carbon rims.
- And finally, the new kids on the block, equally confidence inspiring for beginner and expert alike, the 2.8” Plus tires from both Maxxis and Schwalbe offer levels of grip we’ve never seen this side of Velcro.
Little did we know when Ibis launched their 41mm wide rims that Plus tires would become a “thing.” Well, they are here and Ibis is leading the way with the ultimate in 27.5 versatility — now available in the HD3.
Ibis says that the new HD3 rear triangle is shipping now and retrofit kits are available for existing HD3 owners for $899.
More Info: Visit IbisCycles.com