May the Ibis Mojo HD3 (2014-2016) rest in peace.
The 2016 Ibis Mojo HD3 X01 is a really fun bike. It's well-rounded and can handle pretty much anything on the hill, with panache. While it's not the fastest in the Enduro Bike Review, it's certainly speedy enough to show you a good time. And it's hard to care too much about keeping up your RPMs on this ride — at slower speeds, the Mojo HD3 is by far the most playful bike in the test, earning an A in "nimbility" and "cornering 101." But it's more of a B- student when it comes to flying downhill, with one of the roughest rear suspensions in the test translating to skittish steering. We appreciated the large contact patch and increased volume of the wide 2.5" tires on descents. They provide increased traction and a touch of additional cushion but feel too sluggish on the climb to earn raves. As such, the Ibis earns third place in our tests, with a score of 63, 18 points behind the leading bike, the Yeti SB5.5c 2016. Overall, the Ibis climbs well enough to leave you with plenty of energy at the top and is capable enough to get you down in one piece. It fulfills its enduro responsibilities. But we all agree that it's tends more towards fun and flickable trail ride than descent-destroying enduro rally machine.