Alas! I finally got this rad bike onto some ripping singletrack!
I might be dating myself here, but when I started riding in the mid 1990s, this type of bike was standard. And honestly, these cross country bikes are very capable! My first “real” bike had even steeper geometry than this Ibis, and I remember LOVING it! Fast forwards to 2018, and the transition back to a 71/73 hardtail with a “long” stem is fairly terrifying. I live to ride aggressively, and after charging daily aboard my modern enduro sleds, the transition back to the Mojo Ti was pretty scary. It inspired zero confidence. But by the time we were done filming, I finally began to feel more of my mojo on this bike. I’ll definitely film more on this thing!
While I didn’t mention this in the video, a big part of why this bike is so tricky to ride today stems from the trail themselves. The style of riding a modern bike is VERY different than a vintage bike, and the trails tend to wear towards whatever type of bike is riding them most. In this case, a local enduro race put a ton of modern bikes down this trail. Braking bumps and line choice are very much spaced as per a modern bike. This is also why a bike like this does so incredibly well on backcountry and lesser-ridden types of trails in comparison to these almost bike-park like trails, which are built and maintained with a dropper post and long travel suspension in mind.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Mojo Ti build!
1995 Ibis Mojo Ti frame, size medium (see Ibis at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2N9Ejdx)
Chris King NoThreadset: http://bit.ly/2Nm9UN3
1997 Marzocchi Z2 fork (see current Marzocchi at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2EgmwSu)
Syncros titanium seatpost (see current Syncros at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2zYR07C)
Paul Components Boxcar stem: http://bit.ly/2M67e1p
Answer ProTaper bars
~1998 WTB SST Ti saddle (see WTB at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2x95UFD)
Shimano XTR M950 rear hub, Hope Pro 2 front hub (http://bit.ly/2zYrX4o)
Stans ZTR 355 rims (see Stans at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2xaoZqY)
Paul Components Skewers: http://bit.ly/2NuhXYx
WTB Vigilante 2.3 front tire: http://bit.ly/2E6YcT3
WTB Mutano 2.2 rear tire
Orange Seal sealant: http://bit.ly/2C2X7sY
Full Shimano XT M8000 series drivetrain:
See these at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2x8beKm
Jeff KW rides an Ibis Mojo 3: http://bit.ly/2Oodh2X
Jeff KW wears a Camelbak Kudo: https://bit.ly/2tHs5ku
Jeff KW wears the Kitsbow Trials Jacket, Ride Tee, and Origin short: https://bit.ly/2N2SeTY
Jeff KW is protected by the Kali Maya helmet: https://bit.ly/2KmcCgJ
Jeff KW runs the PNW Components Bachelor 170 post: https://bit.ly/2IvG0zA