Brian Lopes's Ibis Quiver
I just got an email in from BikeMag.com on the new Brian Lopes quiver…
Here is what they had to say….taken from BikeMag.com…click above link for original article.
Brian Lopes’s recent announcement of a sponsorship deal with Ibis caught many of us by surprise. Much speculation quickly followed suit regarding which Ibis models he’d be riding. Bike magazine HQ happens to be right around the corner from Casa de Lopes so last week he swung by our office to give us a complete tour of his new quiver.
Guiness Foam Mojo
This bike is a size small, stock Mojo frame, with a Ti bolt kits and red links setup for dual slalom. Tom Rogers at Marzocchi built a custom Roco Air shock for this frame with a shorter eye-to-eye and stroke for reduced travel and it also drops the BB and slackens out the angles for improved DS handling.
This Mojo is actually set up pretty much the same as the foam-colored one except for the shock is locked out to simulate a hard tail. Right now it has an XC fork on it to save weight, but it will probably eventually have a Marzocchi 55 on it. It also has a pair of the sweet new machined out Hayes Gram brakes with carbon levers.
This Mojo is a size medium with a stock eye-to-eye rear shock for cross-country riding, all-mountain trails and enduro downhills. It also has a Ti bolt kit and red link setup. It has got a MRP guide with two chainrings, 7″ rotors instead of 6″, Easton Havoc wheels (like all of Brian’s bikes this year), and Brian’s signature Kenda El Moco 2.35-inch tire in front. A carbon MRP single ring chainguide on his slalom bike, his XC bike gets an MRP guide with front derailleur compatibility.
Brian says he loves his new bikes!
Taken from BikeMag.com
Carbon Bling – The Ibis Mojo
Ham is building up another incredible sled, the Ibis Mojo. I will admit, I had my reservations about this bike when it was introduced, but even just a parking lot test will tell you that this is a great ride. Granted, this one has a Push’d Pike and RP23, so it has the best air suspension components available. The raw carbon look is even better looking in person and like always…pictures normally don’t do it justice. It will be interesting to get some extended time on the DW Linkage. I have heard pretty good things so far, but time will tell.
This bike is going to have more flex than most frames due to the carbon, but it does appear that it can take a pretty serious beating.
Brian Lopes is now their factory DH racer, but we all know that he rides A LOT smoother than the average rider.
With the best parts on the market (X.0, XTR) this bike should perform flawlessly. Estimated final weight is right at 28 lbs.