After gushing over the Mojo, then riding and reviewing the new Mojo HD, I can see where Ibis is coming from with the introduction of the new (well, sorta) Mojo HD 140. I was able to snap a few quick shots from Bike DealerCamp yesterday and will hopefully get a few more shortly.
By utilizing the same frame as the HD, Ibis has come up with swappable “Limbo Chips” (arched forward shock mounts) that will allow the HD to accept the standard shocks utilized on the Mojo and Mojo SL models, thus dropping the travel to 140mm and steepening up the head angle by a degree (with 150mm fork).
Chatting with Scot Nicol (Owner, Ibis Cycles), he acknowledged that the HD may be overkill for some folks, but those same peeps are clamoring for the new tapered steerer forks and/or they want something a little beefier than the Mojo/Mojo SL. While I absolutely love the Mojo, I can see how people might want just a little more beef and are willing to sacrifice a few pounds to do it.
Quick Rundown of the Mojo HD 140:
- 140mm rear wheel travel (vs 160mm w/HD)
- 68-deg head angle w/150mm travel fork (vs 67-deg with HD and 160mm fork)
- 6.1 lb frame (vs 6.2 lb for HD)
- 32mm stanchion fork saves significant weight
- Accepts tapered-steerer forks
- 13.5″ BB height (vs 13.8m for HD)
- Same anti-squat platform, but lighter and quicker than the HD
- Availability: Late August 2010
- MSRP: TBA (guessing same as HD at $2399)