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Ibis Mojo 3 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # IBS001X

Our mid-travel secret.

Here's a dirty little secret that the industry meta narrative often seems to elide while hyping the latest deep-travel enduro sled: most cyclists will never encounter terrain that's gnarly enough to actually warrant the long, low, slack, 6in+ bikes that are currently trending. Ibis is one of the few manufacturers to acknowledge this fact, and the Mojo 3 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike is the California-based manufacturer's bold assertion that sometimes less is more. Whether you call it the Mojo HD3's baby brother or the heir apparent to the Mojo SL-R, the Mojo 3 represents a more versatile take on today's slacked out, mid-travel enduro craze.

The Mojo 3 tempers the extremes that make the HD3 so good in apocalyptic terrain in favor of a chassis that's lighter, more agile, and still capable enough to handle everything this side of shuttled gravity loops. The 140mm Pike fork kicks the head tube out to 66.8 degrees — an angle you'll recognize from virtually every six-inch enduro bike, ever. Despite that slack front end and the bike's long, low posture, the Boost spacing allowed Ibis to slam the rear wheel up, shortening the chainstays to a stubby 16.73in while still leaving enough clearance for tires up to 2.8in in diameter. The benefits of the slack front end, Boost front and rear axles, and short stays add up to dual-threat versatility. We call it efficient climbing and line-sticking confidence whether dicing terrain or running roughshod over it; Ibis calls it "playful."

The Mojo 3's spirited kick starts with the shock tune and DW-Link suspension. Ibis tuned the shock so its initial stroke stays firm off the top but is still plush enough to keep the rear wheel glued across moderate lumps and while navigating switchbacks at climbing speeds. Ibis describes the shock's tuned ramp-up characteristics as "robust," which gives the kind of big-hit confidence that can often be the key element in determining which side of the ragged edge you find yourself on. If you swap the included 2.35in Nobby Nics for a pair of tubby 2.8in tires, the five-inch travel feels around a full inch deeper than it actually is. Regardless of the tires you choose to run, the shock tune and suspension keep the bottom bracket height at the sag point the same.

The frame itself is what you'd expect from Ibis: a full carbon monocoque affair that incorporates the construction pedigree of the HD3 but at a drastic weight savings, shedding a claimed 0.4lbs compared to the enduro brute. The tapered head tube further increases stiffness up front, which makes for yet better tracking across terrain, and the inclusion of Boost rear spacing let Ibis slam the rear wheel up for the above-mentioned stubby stays while still leaving room for tubby tires and the option of including a front derailleur. Of course, Ibis has taken the liberty of spec'ing the Mojo 3 Carbon X01 build with a blend of SRAM kit that forgoes that component in favor of a one-by set up, but it's nice to know you have the option in case the need ever arises.

  • Rip-anything trail bike that's capable on a wide spectrum of terrain
  • Low-slung, slackened geometry, with shortened rear for nimble feel
  • Carbon monocoque frame and swingarm for exceptional stiffness
  • 140mm Pike RCT3 fork soaks up big hits without sacrificing efficiency
  • 130mm FOX Float DPS EVOL rear shock improves small bump compliance
  • Easton ARC 30 wheelset accommodates tires from 2.3 to 2.8 inches

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
DW-Link 5
Rear Shock:
Rear Travel:
130 mm
RockShox Pike RCT3
Front Travel:
140 mm
44 / 56 mm Cane Creek 40 Series Zero Stack
SRAM SL Trigger X1 (right only)
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
30 t Race Face Turbine
Bottom Bracket:
Race Face Cinch BSA
Crank Arm Length:
175 mm
10 - 42 t SRAM X1
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
180 / 160 mm SRAM Centerline
Ibis Carbon
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Lizard Skin Logo
Ibis Custom CrMo
KS LEV Integra with KGP remote
Easton ARC 30
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.35 in
not included
Claimed Weight:
[frame and shock, size medium] 4.45 lbs
Recommended Use:
trail, all-mountain, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

sizing chart

Mojo size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Mojo 3

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Height




S 14.4in 22.8in 22.7in 16.5in 27.4in 3.3in 66.8o 74.6o 13.2in 16.7in 44.3in
M 16.9in 23.6in 23.3in 16.6in 28.3in 4.1in 66.8o 73.6o 13.2in 16.7in 44.8in
L 18.7in 24.4in 23.7in 17.2in 28.5in 4.6in 66.8o 73.6o 13.2in 16.7in 45.6in
XL 20.5in 25.2in 24.2in 17.9in 29.5in 5.2in 66.8o 73.6o 13.2in 16.7in 46.4in

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Really Fun!

    I recently had the opportunity of spending some time on this bike and I must say I was most impressed. I'm typically a 29r guy so was a little apprehensive about trying the new Ibis mojo 3. I've owned a Ripley in the past so I really liked the ride quality that the DW Link provides. I found this bike to be extremely fun to ride on the trail. I noticed right off of the bat that it had a very balanced geometry making it very lively and agile on the trail. The boost makes the bike very laterally stiff so diving hard into corners with quick accelerations out was very easy with this bike. It has the feel of cornering on rails which I really liked. Although I did miss the ability to get up on over things easier as you get with a 29r It really isn't hard to pick lines with this bike so I didn't miss much. Over all this is a really fun bike to own and its sure to keep you smiling on the trail from beginning to end.

    If you have specific questions with this bike or need help configuring it feel free to contact me direct. Im always happy to help! Im 5'10 and rode the large which fit perfectly.

    Wes Branham-Account Manager Bike

    Really Fun!

    Ok... not great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a legit AM/Trail plus bike... look elsewhere.

    Ummm...okay, Why? And look elsewhere at what? Are you saying not to buy from backcountry or not to buy this bike? Your review is rather weak in structure and content.

    Hi A.S.K., I personally have thoroughly enjoyed mine but I know not everyone can be a fan of all bikes! I would love to see what you didn't like and help find a great alternative bike for you! Feel free to reach me at cojohnson@backcountry.com or 801.204.4547 and we'll get you dialed! Cheers, Connor

    Hi A.S.K.
    Perhaps the bike more suited to your needs in the Ibis lineup is the HD3. More travel, and definitely closer to AM/Trail Plus.

    are you guys planning on stocking the special blend (or special blend werx) at any point?

    Hi Will! We are not planning on stocking those builds; but we can certainly order one for you. Reach out if you have any questions or would like to get one coming.


    801-746-7580 ext. 4638

    Still a Stud of Steed - My Personal Rig

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Just wanted to drop a note that I did end up buying this bike despite test riding many others.

    Things I changed from this build for my own personal bike:

    - X01 cranks

    - Fox 36 with travel dropped to 140mm

    - Ibis 742's with DHF & DHR tires

    -RaceFace SixC bars

    Let me know if you have any questions about the Mojo 3 or would like to look into building a custom spec'd bike for youself!

    Still a Stud of  Steed - My Personal Rig

    Stud of a Steed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Whelp, I'm sold. This very likely will be my next bike. I'm 5'11" and have an inseam of 32" and rode a large frame. While I didn't get to climb as much as I would have liked, I was more than impressed with the downhill performance for a trail bike.

    In all honesty, most modern bikes these days don't really have straight up pros/cons so I'm going to switch it up from my normal format. Things that stood out on it:
    -I was worried you'd get the rotational forces feel on the wheels that fat bikes get. I rode the 2.8" Knobby Nics and the worry for not being able to turn once you pick up speed washed away. They're definitely noticeably bigger, but the bike feels great with them. I would like to try the bike out with smaller tires as well, I'd imagine its just as fun and may feel a bit faster.
    -For being as slack as it is (66.8 degree headtube angle) it felt very nimble and could whip it around tight switchbacks both down and up. It just feels straight up snappy.
    -While it doesn't have a bottomless feel (I didn't expect it to, its a 130mm bike), the bike would definitely be able to take some relatively big hits, especially smoother stuff. I definitely rode through some chunky areas and the bike handled it great, possibly due to being as slack as it is.
    -I didn't get to climb as much as I would have liked, but was a huge fan of the DW-Link Suspension. Snappy uphill and plush downhill.

    Things I would change (personal preference on these more than anything):
    - I'd bump up to a 34t chainring. Half because I ran out of gears on some downhills, half because I like a good sufferfest on the uphill.
    - The dropper post didn't have any issues, but I like the "front derailleur style lever" and wouldn't mind that. If you want to talk shop or look into getting it spec'd best for you, don't hesitate to reach out and I'd be happy to help!

    Stud of a Steed


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Ibis has delivered! I love this bike. I am impressed with the Mojo 3s climbing ability, feel and overall nibleness. This is my first time riding plus tires. I purchased Maxis DHl 2.5" tires as a back up in case I was not pleased with the Plus feel. I don't think I'll be switching them out. I see little to no impact on speed, climbing or overall feel but they roll over roots and rocks like there not there. A satisfied customer...


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Just received the bike last week. Rode two rides over the weekend, around 25 miles with 2.5K vertical climb. This bike is a billy goat on the climbs, even with the big tires and the down doesn't require a line, just point and go.

    This will be my new go to ride for most any terrain. Ran out of gears on a super steep loose climb, but rarely on this much steep for long periods. One more gear would have done it.

    And BTW - Med X01 build with carbon wheels, with pedals weighs in at 27.8 lbs. Pretty light for this much travel, dropper post and massive tires.

    Would totally recommend this bike to anyone not looking to be a cross country racer.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Dare I say it? Could this be a one bike quiver?

    I spent the weekend in Moab having a party with the Mojo 3 Plus.

    Incredibly playful, and fun! This bike climbs easy and descends with pure joy.

    Lively suspension handling the DW-Link 5 never lets me down.

    I am still 50/50 on the plus size tires, however they where perfect for Moab slick-rock and sand.

    The Mojo 3 is a winner, and defiantly a bike I wouldn't mind spending more time on.

    Final word: Fun!