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 s...