Bike porn: Ibis Mojo HD CrankBrothers test bike

This carbon Ibis Mojo HD belongs to Chad Peterson, product director at CrankBrothers. He’s responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s entire line, from dropper seatposts to pedals and wheels, so you’d expect his bike to be kitted out with the latest pre-production gear. And you won’t be disappointed! Chad spends a lot of time on his local Californian trails testing prototype parts. Here’s an insight into some of the stuff he’s running at the moment.

Pictures: Seb Rogers (Click them to see them full size)

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

Chad’s Iodine 2 stem is a prototype made from 7075 aluminium. Production versions use lighter 6061 alloy

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

This CrankBrothers Kronolog seatpost is a prototype too, with many hand-finished parts

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

The remote lever is CNC machined, as are most of the internals. Building the real thing like this would cost too much

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

The Mallet DH pedal was designed with pro downhillers in mind so the logo is positioned to be visible in photos

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

Even the Iodine 2 carbon wheels are pre-production test samples

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

Grip is provided by a pair of chunky Maxxis Minion DHR II tyres

Ibis Mojo HD: Photo Seb Rogers

The spec is completed with a Marzocchi 66 RXC Ti fork and SRAM’s slick-shifting, super-lightweight XX 2×10 groupset