Thursday, April 14, 2011

Introducing new whip from Ibis: MOJO SL-R

April 14th, 2011, marks a new day for Ibis. Being a Nor-cal based manufacture, it isn't surprising that they chose the same date as Sea Otter Classic opening day to release their brand new frame (not that we're complaining since we'll be down there as well to gawk at the new frameset). Make sure to stop by Ibis' booth this weekend to see it in person.

Introducing their all new, Mojo SL-R. Still a familiar appearance, but with a whole new design. It's lighter (frame comes in just under 5 pounds) using a single piece of carbon fiber monocoque lay for frame and swingarm, it's stiffer (80%-90% the stiffness of Mojo HD), and with 142mm Maxle rear through axle for extra rear wheel stiffness, it is an extremely lightweight package with the additional stiffness for a trail bike.


140mm rear wheel travel, dw-link suspension

Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm

Kashima coated Fox Float RP23 with Adaptive Logic
Boost Valve technology comes as standard equipment

Tapered head tube, makes the bike feel very close in stiffness to a HD 140

Cane Creek AngleSet compatible, so the head angle can go down to 67.5ยบ

Mojo HD style cable routing with new molded carbon cable stops and provisions for cable-actuated adjustable seat posts

Compatible with the Mojo HD downtube cable rock guard

The new direct mount front derailleur provides increased compatibility with 2 x 10 drivetrains

BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB is lighter and stiffer and better for molding

Carbon fiber post-mount rear brake mounts

142mm Maxle rear axle provides high axle stiffness with QR ease of wheel removal and installation

The new chain suck plate has more coverage

Geometry is unchanged from the Mojo SL but now has AngleSet compatibility for head angle adjustability

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 with Kashima RP23

Complete bike with Shimano XTR as shown in size large 22.4lbs

First shipment of these BEAUTIFUL framesets are set for June. Make sure you don't miss out and pre-order yours now!

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