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Pro Bike Check: Brian Lopes' Ibis Mojo HDR 650b

<b>Brian Lopes introduces his new Ibis Mojo HDR that is compatible with both 650b wheels at 130mm of travel or 26-inch wheels at 160mm of travel. BL55 is rides a size large frame.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>There are many setup options with the new HDR. Head angle with 650b wheels and 140mm fork is 67.1-degrees, featuring a 13.5-inch bottom bracket height. Flip the mount and you can run the Mojo HDR with 26-inch wheels at 130mm of travel with 68.1-degree HA and 13-inch BB height.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>From ibiscycles.com - "If you want more travel in the 650b mode, you can do that. Simply add a 5mm travel-reducing spacer in the stock 160mm shock. Deflate the shock to check that your tire won't hit the seat tube at bottom out (tire sizes vary a lot). You'll get 150mm of travel in this mode "</b> -Dan Severson

<b>The new X-Fusion Sweep RL2 is a 27.5-specific fork that Brian has running at 140mm of travel.</b> -Dan Severson.

<b>Puttin' down the power. Lopes runs Shimano XTR cranks (175mm) with 36-tooth chainring and MRP 1x guide for security, but minimal drag.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>XTR 11-36 cassette means 1:1 gear ratio for steep climbs.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Shimano XTR Trail pedals.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Magura MT8 brakes, 7-inch rotors front and rear.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Kenda Nevegal tires, 2.35 up front and 2.1 rear.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Novatec Diablo 27.5 wheelset.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Clean details of the Novatec Diablo hubs.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Syntace Megaforce 2 stem at 60mm and Syntace carbon bars cut down to 720mm.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Lopes isn't sure of the complete build weight, as he's only had the bike for a couple days...</b> -Dan Severson

<b>...but the frame weight alone is 6-pounds, half a pound lighter than the previous Mojo HD.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>I'll take the blue! Shelby Cobra paint scheme looking killer.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>KS Lev Adjustable post.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>A Shimano Zee shifter offers single-click shifting, which BL prefers over the multi-click function of the XT or XTR shifters.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>X-Fusion Vector Air HLR. Brian makes minor adjustments his suspension depending on the trail conditions and riding he'll encounter.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Brake position and throw are important to Lopes, as well as comfy ODI O Grips. They're not lock-on, so he wires them down.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>The ability to run his hands out toward the end of the bars is why Brian uses non-lock-on grips.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Once Brian's settings are sorted, he just jumps on and rides!</b> -Dan Severson

<b>The Magura MT8 brakes provide consistent power and position.</b> -Dan Severson

<b>Just jump on and ride!</b> -Dan Severson

<b>650b may be the happy medium for riders not looking to go up to the big 29er wagon wheels. Thanks Brian!</b> -Dan Severson

Lopes all in on medium wheels with his new Ibis Mojo HDR 650b. Featuring X-Fusion suspension, Novatec wheels and Shimano shifting, Lopes discusses his setup on this brand new all-mountain bike.

Brian's Ibis teammate, Andrew Whiteford, gets to know his Mojo HDR 650b in this fun edit:

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