Ibis HDR 650b
Flash News. The Ibis Cycles introduced the new MOJO HDR (27.5 – 130mm and 160mm). The big news are the new wheels 27.5 (650b) and the ISCG.
The new colors presented by the riders Anne and Lopes are now available for the ordinary mortal. We are super excited to ride the new ibis.
Is it as good as the previous one? We have to try it.
Here are some Details of the Ibis Mojo HDR:
“The Mojo HDR is taking over where the very capable Mojo HD is leaving off. They share travel, geometry and suspension kinematics. There are some differences too.
The “HDR” is slightly lighter than the HD, around .3 -.4 lb (depending on size and color), yet is stronger and of equal stiffness. We’ve employed a new, more precise molding technique similar to that used in the Mojo SL-R to get the weight down.
By shifting around our linkage locations, we’ve managed to add ISCG 05 chainguide mounting functionality and dramatically increased the front derailleur compatibility across both the 2X and 3X spectrum. We’ve also increased clearance for the new 11 speed cogsets.
With some other tweaks to the frame, we’ve made the frame compatible with Fox’s new lighter weight XV air cans on the CTD shocks. We’ve also added clearance for their new Float X piggy back shock.
But perhaps the biggest change of all is that we’ve made the HDR a fully functional 650b / 27.5″ bike. Like its predecessor the HD whose travel you could set at 140 or 160, the HDR has two travel options. In 160mm mode you use 26″ wheels and can have your way with just about any trail. And its climbing prowess in this mode is the reason why it’s one of the most popular bikes on the enduro circuit. The standard front travel for the HDR is 160mm, though we have a 180mm offering which those people with larger dangly things between their legs prefer to ride.
With a new set of “Limbo Chips” and a shorter shock (the same on shock on the Mojo SL-R), the bike can be set to 130mm travel mode, and with a set of 650b / 27.5″ wheels and a fork, you’ve got yourself a bona fide ‘tweener’, not a 26″, not a 29″. That’s called the HDR 650b.
Want more travel in 650b mode? Here’s what you do: Set the frame up in the 160 travel mode, and add a 5mm travel reducing spacer in the shock. Deflate the shock to check that your tire won’t hit the seat tube at bottom out (tire sizes vary a lot). You’ll get 150mm of travel in this mode.
So the HDR has an exceptionally versatile chassis. One that can be beat pretty hard in all day lift riding (put that 180 fork and a coil shock on those days), or run it in shorter travel mode with 650b wheels for a low and slack medium duty trail bike that will probably still net you a few uphill and downhill KOMs (if you’re into that sort of thing).”
Source: Ibis cycles.
More information: Ibis Cycles HDR website
In the coming weeks we will launch a long term test of ibis Mojo HD 2012