Fat Tire Farm-Portland's Premier Mountain Bike Shop

The Pacific Northwest's Premiere Mountain Bike Shop

Fat Tire Farm is the premiere mountain bike shop in the Pacific Northwest.

We carry Santa Cruz, Yeti, Ibis, Juliana, Devinci, Deity, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Kona, Pivot and Salsa. 

The Farm has expert mechanics who can service and repair any bike, or build the custom bike of your dreams.

On Vacation with the Ibis Mojo SL

The little lady and I were on vacation last week camping down in northern California, and I had the chance to ride a good portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Flume Trail on an Ibis Mojo SL.  I've been on a hunt for a slightly shorter travel bike for all-around use (I'm currently on the Giant Reign with 150mm of travel).  The Reign is a great bike and pedals remarkably well for so much travel, but most of the trails around Portland don't warrant such a bike.  The Mojo SL has 140mm and utilizes the DW-Link suspension design, which to me felt like a stiffer pedaling platform than the Giant's Maestro.Overall, the bike was a blast to ride.  It's lightweight, has good angles for all-around trail riding (the front end didn't wander on steep climbs, and felt confident on steep technical descents), the suspension pedaled great uphill and it hammered the flats with pro-pedal on.

You've probably heard Ibis is releasing a new Mojo, the SL-R this fall.  Same angles, but with a different carbon lay-up, tapered headtube, and 142mm rear spacing.  Might be time to start saving my pennies.

By the way, we've got the 2012 Mojo SL at the Farm in a couple different configurations.  Check us out if you're in the market.