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 Seattle native, Jason 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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