You could call it the baby brother to the Mojo HD3 or the successor to the Mojo SL/SL-R. Either way, it’s a good thing, and maybe it's our most versatile trailbike ever.
You can run 2.3, 2.5 or 2.8 Plus tires on the Mojo 3, all with the same wheelset and without compromise.
The Mojo 3 shares a lot of DNA with the HD3. Where the HD3 is big and burly, the Mojo 3 is light, taut and energetic. The latest generation of the dw-link gives the bike its amazing climbing and descending abilities.
Low, long and slack best describes the geometry, with the added bonus of extremely short chainstays. Notably, it’s not so slack that only a few World Cup Downhill pros can use it to its full capacity. The bike is nimble yet massively capable.
The Mojo 3 also features a Boost swingarm, which yields stiffer wheels and a stiffer frame. A highly evolved carbon layup makes the frame as stiff as an HD3 at just under 5.5 lbs (with shock, size medium). Boost also allowed us to fit 2.8” tires in 425mm chainstays and if you like, you can run a 2X front derailleur.
- 27.5" or 27.5 Plus tire compatible with one wheel set.
- Boost 148 rear/Boost 110 front
- 130 mm rear wheel travel
- DW-link version 5
- 1X or 2X with a removable direct mount front derailleur mount that gives a clean 1X look
- 27.5 B+ compatible with Schwalbe or Maxxis 2.8”
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
- Fox Factory FLOAT DPS shock with EVOL Sleeve and Kashima Coat, 7.875" x 2.00"
- ISCG 05 compatible with optional removable adapter
- Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
- 68 mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
- Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
- Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
- 160mm post mount
- Headset compatibility: ZS 44 / ZS 56
- Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
- Frame weight 5.5 lbs with shock
- BB height at sag is the same with either tire
Suspension techology, drivetrain performance, materials technology and carbon frame construction have all enjoyed tremendous advances in the last few years. All of us who ride have benefitted greatly.
The newest and we think most exciting areas of innovation now are wheels and tires. They are also the biggest story in this bike so we've devoted an entire section one tab over to the right. For the other areas of innovation in the Mojo 3.
The Mojo 3 enjoys the latest and best ever refinement of the dw-link. Dave Weagle has managed to add more anti-squat support further into the travel. Combined with the excellent Fox DPS shock with EVOL sleeve, the bike performs beautifully through the mid stroke, remaining smooth and predictable through the entire range of travel. The bike sits high in its travel with no wallow in the middle of the range, meaning we can maintain a low bottom bracket height for excellent handing without pedal strikes.
Geometry on the Mojo 3 has been further refined and modernized from its sibling the Mojo HD3. With the aid of the 148mm Boost swingarm, we have reduced the chainstays to 425mm, while at the same time accommodating 2.8 Plus tires AND maintaining 2X compatibility with our removable front derailleur mount. The modern trailbike geometry we employ is longer in front, shorter in the rear and lower and slacker. With the RockShox Pike Boost fork, you're served up a stable yet maneuverable 66.8º head angle.
Worldwide, in the trail bike segment of the market, ~130mm of travel is the largest selling category. It's the right amount of travel for the largest number of people.
Since our dw-link bikes tend not to get stuck in the middle of their travel and have a very linear feel to them, the available travel feels consistent, predictable and more usable. This characteristic has been further enhanced by the very excellent Fox DPS shock with the EVOL sleeve and the Mojo 3 tune we've developed with Fox. Read more about the shock tuning in the setup tab to the right.
The Mojo 3 started down the development path as a non-Boost bike, before there was any traction for yet another standard. By going to the Boost standard in the swingarm, we've shortened the chainstays to 425mm, and at the same time increased the stiffness of the swingarm by 20%. We only gained 6 grams in the switch to boost. Conversely, getting that stiffness back with non-Boost would have cost us 80 grams. Bear in mind too, Boost not only got us these weight and stiffness benefits, we were also able to increase the clearance to accommodate the 2.8 Plus tire size. There are numerous tangible benefits to the Boost standard.
Designed by Roxy Lo, for everyone
Roxy, our frame designer is a shade over 5' tall, let's call her 5'1" with shoes on. Tom Morgan, our President is 6'6", barefoot.
Combined, they make sure that our bikes fit people throughout the size and gender spectrum.
As with our previous three models, we start by molding a sacrificial mandrel in exactly the shape that we want the inside of the frame to be. That becomes the 3D template for the bladder that holds all the carbon preform before it's laid into the mold. This allows the lay-up to be done in one piece, with no joints anywhere. The result is a more precise structure that eliminates the need for additional foam or filler to mold the complex shapes. What that means for you is a lighter and stronger frame, critical factors in hitting our targets for weight and stiffness.
We worked very hard on our shock tune for this bike, so we have devoted a whole section to shock tuning, found on the far right tab called Setup. Here's another picture, unrelated to anything.
We run tapered head tubes and steerers in all of our bikes as they deliver an exceptionally rigid front-end platform. The ZS56 lower headset allows for a bigger gap between the top tube and the down tube which results in a stronger front end with no weight penalty. It's particularly effective on the small and medium.
You may use several different Cane Creek headsets or the Chris King InSet 2 headset.
There's a lot of versatility with the cable routing. You can run full housing or interrupted housing. Interrupted housing using our available cable stops will allow you to save about 55 grams of weight over a fully run housing.
Front derailleurs aren’t dead yet
If you peek under the upper link at the back of the seat tube, you'll see a small aluminum piece bolted on. That’s a cover plate that replaces our direct mount front derailleur adapter. If you’re running 1X you’ll use this plate, and if you want to run XTR 2X or XT 2X, there’s an extremely clean derailleur mount that bolts on.
The bottom bracket is threaded 68mm with ISCG-05 capability. Available as an option is an ISCG-05 adapter, allowing you to mount a chainguide should you desire.
Polycarbonate Downtube Guard
If you ride in rocky environments we have available an optional polycarbonate guard that bolts on under the down tube, providing an extra degree of protection.
Easily accessible water bottle
We've made a provision for a water bottle on the inside the triangle and on the L and XL one below the down tube. It’s best to use a side-loading cage if using a large bottle inside the triangle.