Last I talked with Scot Nicol of Ibis Cycles, he assured me two things: 1) That they had a new bike that would be unveiled this Spring and 2) That it was NOT the much-rumored 29er. Though I’m still holding out on official 29er news out of Ibis, there’s no question that the new Mojo SL-R will deliver an improved ride with an all-new carbon fiber layup and a slew of new features that will make this lightweight trail slayer even better.

Here’s the official info from Ibis on the new Mojo SL-R:

After five years of refinement on the Mojo SL, it was time for a full reboot. The result is the Mojo SL-R, a sub-5 lb. (2250g) trail bike frame with the same proven Mojo/Mojo SL geometry and dw-link suspension (140 mm travel). At the heart of it, the Mojo SL-R utilizes a new manufacturing technology that delivers a stronger, stiffer, lighter and more consistent carbon fiber structure.

In addition to this new manufacturing method, we utilized several new component standards to further optimize the design:

  • Tapered 1 1/8” to 1.5” head tube (Cane Creek ZS44 ZeroStack 1 1/8″ top/ Traditional 1.5″ bottom). Provides more precise steering control and enables the use of Cane Creek’s AngleSet for customized steering geometry.
  • 142 x 12mm Maxle through-axle rear drop outs. Tie the rear end together providing a stout Mojo HD like swing arm and easier wheel installation.
  • Direct mount front derailleur, using the high direct mount standard. It delivers drivetrain compatibility for both 2×10 and 3×10. Also, eliminates the “neck-down” of the seat tube improving BB stiffness and frame strength.
  • BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB is lighter and stiffer.

Additional features include:

  • FOX RP23 with Genuine Kashima Coat and Adaptive Logic ProPedal shock standard.
  • Carbon fiber post-mount rear brake mounts and integrated drop outs.
  • Four colors: Black & Blue, Lamborine Orange, South Beach White and DB5 Silver.
  • The new chain suck plate has more coverage.
  • Same proven geometry of the Mojo SL.
  • Titanium fasteners abound.
  • Links interchangeable with Mojo SL links.
  • Best of all, target weight for the frame is sub 5 pounds (2250g) for a large matte clear.
  • Complete bike with XTR in size large 22.4lbs (10.16 kilos) w/o pedals.
  • MSRP: $2499 (frame only)
  • Available late June 2011

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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  1. Jason,

    I am much more excited about a 29er from Ibis at this point. I hope some details on that model comes soon 🙂

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