Ibis Mojo 4 2021 First Look – The play bike returns with 27.5” wheels and an all-new geometry

Fans of 27.5” wheels listen up! Ibis has just released the Mojo 4. The well-known trail bike features an all-new geometry, rolls on small wheels and features 130 mm travel on the rear. For more information, here’s the official press release.

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Ibis Mojo 4 2021 | 140/130 mm travel | 27.5” wheels | Sizes S–XL | $ 4,499 – $ 10,699 | manufacture’s website

The word Mojo refers to a magic spell or charm, and –more broadly– a magical power. Since its introduction in 1994, the Mojo has delivered a wicked combination of fun and all-mountain prowess. When Ibis was reborn in 2005, we conjured the first Mojo Carbon. Carbon in a time of aluminum, 5 inches of travel in a time of 3 to 4, unheard of efficiency, all with the uncanny ability to flutter over roots, undisturbed. It was magic. That iconic form and the do it all performance laid the parameters for the modern trail bike. Now the Mojo V4 materializes with advanced geometry and features proven across our product line.

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Good times – that’s what the new Ibis Mojo 4 is all about!

The key facts of the new Ibis Mojo 4

The newest Mojo has 140mm of travel up front, 130mm of cloudlike dw-link efficiency outback, and is every bit the all-rounder it’s always been. But we’ve added Traction Tune to keep the instantaneous, ever-recovering flow of an enduro bike, along with the explosive acceleration of an XC bike. Magic has evolved. We couldn’t forget our big-mountain education, so we added a rock guard to the lower link plus a metal guard on the upper link pivot, to keep that Roxy Lo frame design beautiful for years to come. Speaking of which, the Mojo 4 carries our same 7-year warranty. And with a new bushing lower link, we’ve ensured the right combination of bearings and bushings to make this renowned linkage go the distance, reducing maintenance intervals while increasing stiffness.

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As expected, the new Ibis Mojo features a DW-link rear end
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Mechanics delight! Cables run internally through the frame in-moulded cable tunnels
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The bike features IGUS bushings in the lower link and bearings in the upper link

The key features at a glance

  • 27.5” wheels
  • 140mm front travel
  • 130mm dw-link rear travel
  • 2.6” tire clearance
  • Carbon front and rear triangle
  • Available in four sizes S-XL, fits riders between 152 and 198 cm
  • Frame weight of 2,68 kg w/ Fox DPS
  • Complete builds starting at 12,11 kg
  • ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
  • threaded bottom bracket
  • Seven-year frame warranty
  • Lifetime replacement on bushings
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All Mojo models com with a polycarbonate downtube protector and moulded rubber swingarm protectors

The Geometry of the new Ibis Mojo 4

A 76.6-degree, get-you-up-that-hill seat tube angle, our shortest chainstays, and a spacious reach with a 65.4-degree headtube angle. This enchanting combination rolls on 27.5” wheels, to deliver that hoverbike feel with on-trail confidence. Available in four sizes now with lower standover heights and shortened seat tubes for longer dropper posts. Now you can choose your frame based on reach—riders 5-feet tall easily fit on a small and still enjoy a 125mm dropper, while most medium and up riders can enjoy a 185mm. All sizes fit a water bottle, and those looking to go packless can run our aftermarket Pork Chop bag.

Size S M L XL
Seat tube 361 mm 368 mm 419 mm 470 mm
Top tube 580 mm 603 mm 632 mm 666 mm
Head tube 109 mm 126 mm 142 mm 158 mm
Head angle 65.4° 65.4° 65.4° 65.4°
Seat angle 76.6° 76.6° 76.6° 76.6°
Chainstay 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm
BB Drop 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm
Wheelbase 1166 mm 1193 mm 1225 mm 1262 mm
Reach 440 mm 460 mm 485 mm 515 mm
Stack 586 mm 601 mm 616 mm 630 mm
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If you wanna go packless you can mount the aftermarket Pork Chop bag

The build kits of the new Ibis Mojo 4

The new Ibis Mojo 4 is not only available in two colours and four sizes but also in five built kits which can be upgraded individually.

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Here is an overview of the different built kits

Fork FOX 34 Factory FIT4 140 mm
Rear Shock FOX Float DPS Factory 130 mm
Seatpost KS Rage-i 125/150 mm BikeYoke Revive 125 – 185 mm RockShox Reverb AXS 125 – 170 mm
Brakes Shimano Deore 2-piston 180 mm Shimano SLX 2-piston 180 mm Shimano XT 2-piston 180 mm Shimano XTR 2-piston 180 mm
Drivetrain Shimano Deore 1×12 Shimano SLX 1×12 SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 Shimano XT 1×12 SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 1×12
Stem Ibis 31,8 Industry Nine A318 Enve MTN
Handlebar Ibis Aluminium 780 mm Ibis Hi-Fi Carbon 800 mm Enve M6 780
Wheelset Ibis S35 Aluminium 27,5″ Ibis S35 Carbon/Industry Nine Hydra 27,5″
Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf APEX 2,6″
Price $ 4,499 $ 5,399 $ 5,699 $ 6,099 $ 10,699

Prices and availability of the new Ibis Mojo 4

For now, we only have information about the dollar prices of the new Mojo 4. The Deore built starts at $ 4,499, the XX1 AXS kit costs $ 10,699. All bikes should be available immediately so reach out to your dealer to find the perfect configuration for your needs.

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If you look for a fun bike for fast corners – the new Ibis Mojo 4 is worth a look!

Our first impression of the all-new Ibis Mojo 4

In our latest group tests where we awarded the best enduro and trail bikes of 2020, we made bold statements, saying the times of small 27.5” wheels are over for the majority of riders. If you’re looking for the best allrounder, we would probably stick with the Ripmo2 or Ripley to take advantage of the smoother and more efficient ride from the bigger wheels. However, if maximum agility is the main reason you choose your bike, or you’re a smaller rider, the smaller 27.5” wheels still offer many advantages and the all-new Ibis Mojo 4 will be very interesting for you. The bike should feature the same build quality and attention to detail of the Ripmo2, packed into a well thought out overall package.

For more information head over to ibiscycles.com

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Words & Photos: Ibis PM

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