My New Ride

No, not a car. Rather, a trail bike.

I have been riding a 2003 Cannondale F400 since I bought it new 13 years ago. Several years ago I began saving for a new bike some of my requirements were:

  • Full Suspension with long travel
  • Light enough to climb, but not necessarily an XC (cross country) bike
  • Burly enough to take some decent hits, after all, there is a new downhill park very close to my house
  • Tubeless Wheels
  • Loads of traction
  • Fun

So, after saving my pennies for about 4 years I finally scored my new bike…

IMG_20160611_103241An Ibis Mojo 3

  • 1×11 Shimano XT Drive Train, this means only one chainring in the front and no front derailleur
  • Rockshox Pike RCT 3 140mm Fork
  • Fox Float rear shock
  • Shimano BL-M445/BR-M447 Brakes 180mm Front Rotor, 160mm Rear Rotor
  • Shimano XT PD-M8020 Pedals with a small platform
  • Ibis Seatpost, and Saddle
  • Cane Creek Headset
  • Thomson Lo-Fi Carbon handlebar
  • Thomson Elite X4 Stem
  • Lizard Skin grips
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.8″ Plus Tires (yes, they are huge)
  • Ibis 738 Aluminum Wheelset

It is both incredibly fun and fast! The long travel and fat tires are great for rock gardens around NWA. Here’s to the next great ride!

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