The All-New 5th Generation Ibis Mojo HD5 Is Here

Ibis Mojo HD5 launch brown pow

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?

Ibis Mojo HD5 launch DW-Link

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:

Ibis Mojo HD5 launch details

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.

Ibis Mojo HD5 launch Motion Instrument data acquisition system

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.

Ibis Mojo HD5 Charcoal

It is available worldwide starting today. More info here if you want to take a deep dive into the bike. 

Ibis Mojo HD5

Photos: Ian Collins, Ibis Cycles

Ripmo Metal, Seriously

Ibis Ripmo AF

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. 

Ibis Ripmo AF

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.

Ibis Ripmo AF

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.

Ibis Ripmo AF

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…

Ibis Ripmo AF

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
  • Boost spacing
  • 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. 
Ibis Ripmo AF

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.

Ibis Ripmo AF

Photos: Ian Collins/ Ibis