From mud and slop-fests in Scotland to never-ending Alpine descents via some beastly jumps on home trails, our long-term test bikes haven’t had it easy! They’ve stockpiled a ton of kilometres and even more vertical metres on some gnarly trails and lung-burningly tough races. Now that the new season has crept up on us, it’s time for the testers to slam down the lawful fist of justice on these bikes and reveal how their test bike fared, and whether it’s convinced them of its value.

Vinzenz’s Ibis Mojo HD

Vinzenz and his Ibis Mojo HD3

It was love at first sight between the Ibis and me. The beautiful frame and first-rate spec immediately got me hooked, and last season I rode just over 1,600 km and came down more than 73,000 metres of downhill. Most of that was on mountainous trails around Germany’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen, but we also ventured out to other spots in the Alps together – the Mojo HD3 didn’t once disappoint me.

The Ibis Mojo HD3 has a great handling

The high-quality suspension, made up of a FOX FLOAT 36 and Cane Creek DB Inline, was super-responsive and planted on the trail, giving me lots of feedback. However, setting up both suspension units took a hell of a while. However, even without the Climb switch on the rear shock, the bike was still a decent climber. The stock 32-tooth chainring suited me well on all the climbs – but one could always opt for the 30-tooth option if desired. The geometry is pretty standard with a 67° head angle, proving very playful without any nervousness at high speeds.

The Ibis Mojo HD3 on the trails

Massive plus points for the seriously top-notch quality of the rear pivots – no play, no noises, no worries. As a pretty lazy bike mechanic, this is definitely something I treasure. I could name the Thomson Dropper Post as a weakness, as the cable didn’t always run freely from the stock lever, and so the post dropped occasionally on its own. The KS bar-mounted lever that I fixed did help the situation and was also a better choice ergonomically.

Ibis Mojo HD3 action shot

The Ibis has a really well-chosen spec, making it a great choice for basically anyone – racer or weekend warrior. Given its great geometry, it feels really comfy on almost all trails, taking corners with precision and confidence. Racers could try fitting an angle set, as a slacker head angle would give a bit more smoothness on high-speed sections.

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Price: approx. $ 7,600 (approx. € 6,700)
Weight: 12.55 kg
Travel: 160/150 mm
More info: Ibis Website
KMs ridden: 1,670 km
Downhill metres: ca. 73,453 m

  • Seatpost remote lever broke
  • One gear cable swapped

Would I buy the Ibis Mojo HD3?

The Ibis Mojo HD3 definitely isn’t cheap, but given its great ride, low need for maintenance, and its cool look, I’d be prepared to shell out a ton of cash on this bike.

Here you can find Vinzenz’s First Look and the full review of the Ibis Mojo HD3.

If you want to follow our long-term test crew, check the long-term test timeline.

Words: Vinzenz Bader Photos: Christoph Bayer

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