A lot of the new HD3 enduro-racing bike from the Mojo flagship of Ibis is due to the modified frame of the bike. The contribution of the smart design of the frame is not ignorable. The ride and handling of the new Mojo HD3 relies on the frame development. Let us take a detailed look into the frame specifications of the new enduro-bike from ibis.
The latest Mojo model carries over the visual design of the earlier HD models. These include the distinctive bridge amalgamating the top and bottom tubes and the completely remodeled chassis.
The DW link suspension design with a little difference on the kinematics which have been modified to offer better pedaling with the single-ring crankset units. A more precise rectilinear power ratio curve is achieved with the help of the modified drivetrain. The direct built-in suspension helps do away with the need to employ the inconvenient compression damping in the posterior shock. The good news is, though the single-ring drivetrain is a good option, you can still choose to go for a multi-ring drivetrain by simply removing the derailleur mount concealed behind the seat tube on the front.
The DW link posterior end has been made more compressed than in the earlier version. The links and the pivots used are set behind the seat tube that has been shifted forward in order to make room for the rear end components. The compact packaging allows the length of the chainstays to get shorter, thereby reducing the weight further and increasing frame stability.
The 27.5 inches rims offer as much as 2.4 inches clearance. The down tube has been curved in order to make more room for water bottles in the main triangle space despite the whole frame being in the mid-size range.
Ibis has finally resolved the problem of the short cockpits. Earlier the manufacturer had got bad reviews for the cockpit height and Ibis left no room for complaint this time with a 32mm longer space than that of the Mojo HDR, for easier handling of shorter stems. The seat tubes have been shortened a little in order to be compatible with the new dropper seatposts. This has increased the stand-over clearance. The shorter legs of the frame enable more room than in a standard 150mm model.
The internally routed cable is worth a mention because it comes with a lot of oversized ports that have been incorporated into the design tastefully. The design leaves room for convenient servicing and an enhanced component flex. The sturdy frame guards secure the complex parts of the frame while a combination of radially and angularly suspended pivots make up for the durability factor. The threaded bottom bracket is one of the most crucial features as it has removable chain tabs to prevent the creaking of the lower parts. The bike still remains compatible with the 30mm diameter cranksets. The modifications have been done in a smart manner to keep the weight of the carbon frame limited within the 3kg mark.