Ibis’ Mojo HD started its life as a longer travel, more rowdy-loving brethren of the company’s popular mojo in 2010 and it was by all accounts a smashing success. What’s not to love when a long travel bike could climb efficiently, turn around to shred downhill with authority and just look so darn good?
Nine years and four iterations later, Ibis is ready to bring its latest creation, the HD5 for all to enjoy. It’s still made out of carbon fiber and with the curvy lines that we’ve since grew accustomed to, but with updated geometries that reflect the current trend of longer and slacker school of thought.
Here is a quick infographic on what’s good on the new 27.5, 1x specific HD5:
The suspension on the HD5 has also been reworked as well. It’s still got the DW-link that the Mojo is known for, with updates to the lower linkage to the ones first seen on the Ripmo, but to go with it is what Ibis calls Traction Tuned Suspension that takes advantage of the DW-link where by design doesn’t need a whole lot of compression damping. The HD5 will have 153mm of rear travel and is optimized with a 170mm fork up front.
The new tune is conceptually similar to the custom Roxy tune Ibis has been spec’ing on the smaller frames, but it’s further refined using a new data acquisition system from Motion Instrument for the past two years. What the rider gets in return, according to Ibis, is “it allows the wheels to flutter through terrain like a trophy truck storming through a set of whoops.” Besides being standard equipment on the HD5, the custom-tuned shocks will be rolling out across Ibis’ lineup going forward
The Mojo HD5 is backed with a seven year frame warranty and lifetime replacement on bushings. The HD 5 is available today with two colors to choose from (Brown Pow and Charcoal) as a frame with Fox DPX2 starting at $2,999 while the complete bike will start at $4,399 with SRAM NX Eagle.
It is available worldwide starting today. More info here if you want to take a deep dive into the bike.
Carbon fiber might be the it material at the moment but if the latest crop of aluminum bikes are any indication, then you can say aluminum is so not dead.
In fact, with standouts such as the Specialized Allez and the Cannondale Topstone, I would argue there’s no better time to get an aluminum-framed bike than now from a best bang for your buck point of view. And now Ibis is joining in with the all-new Ripmo AF. AF for Aluminum Frame, not the standard AF abbreviation.
Though Ibis is no stranger to aluminum, the Ripmo AF is the company’s first aluminum frame since its 2001 Ripley softail, and first since Ibis came back to life as a company in 2005.
So what is the Ripmo AF? You can think of it as a more affordable version of the popular Ripmo plus a few minor updates. And how affordable is the Ripmo AF? The complete bike starts at $2,999, which is the same price as the Ripmo carbon frameset…
The Ripmo features:
160mm front travel
147mm dw-link rear travel (2mm more than the carbon version)
8.25lb for size medium with DVO Topaz (6.1lb for medium carbon with Fox DPX2)
Clearance for 2.6″ tires
Four sizes (S-XL) that fit riders between 5′ and 6’6”
Compatibility with select coil shocks, DVO JADE X coil shock available as an upgrade option
Slack 64.9 head angle (compared to 65.9 on the carbon version)
Same 44mm fork offset
Steep 76 degree seat tube angle
Threaded BB (73mm BSA)
ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
Port style internal cable routing
22oz bottles fit inside front triangle
Size M-XL compatible with 170mm+ droppers, 125-150mm for smalls
Molded rubber swing arm protectors
IGUS bushings in lower link, bearings in upper link
203mm max rotor size
1x specific design
Tapered headtube: ZS44 upper, ZS56 lower
$1,799 for the frame with DVO Topaz Inline shock, or $1,899 with DVO Jade X coil shock.
The Ripmo AF is backed with a seven year frame warranty and lifetime replacement on bushings. It is available worldwide starting today. More about it here, plus of course, a fun launch video.