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  1. 29er Bikes
    Ibis Cycles has launched an updated version of its long-travel 29er, the Ripmo. The Ripmo V2 features longer, slacker geometry and updated suspension kinematics that make it compatible with coil shocks. We were lucky enough to get a frameset in for an early test. Read on to see how the new Ripmo...
  2. News & Reviews
    Get the most for your money with a grip of great bikes under $3000. This article was updated on 11/12/19 The 2020 model year brings many great introductions in budget-friendly componentry, suspension, and frame improvements. Thinking what $3,000 could get you just one year ago, we are now able...
  3. General Discussion
    Since Ibis relaunched in 2004, the company has focused exclusively on carbon frames. Today, the Santa Cruz-based brand is launching a more affordable version of its long-travel 29er, the Ripmo, in aluminum. The Ripmo AF (aluminum frame), isn't the same bike made from a different material. It's...
  4. General Discussion
    Ibis has been on a tear this year. For a small company, rolling out three new bikes in a single season is no small feat. First, it was the short-travel Ripley; then, a longer, slacker, aluminum version of the Ripmo; and now, a revamped version of the company's 27.5-inch enduro machine, the HD5...
  5. General Discussion
    Ibis has a very successful wheelset product with the wide 942 wheelset with 35mm internal width launched a few years ago. It was what the industry pursued at the time, wide rims to isolate sidewall support from air pressure. But the wheels where a bit stiff for some tastes and they were a bit...
  6. General Discussion
    The sun has risen on the new Ibis Ripley Version 4.0, available now. When the Ibis Ripley debuted back in 2011, it was used by some as a cross country racer and others as a trail bike. Well, the new v4.0 Ibis Ripley continues that trend, but it's been given the modern longer, slacker, steeper...
  7. Misc Components
    The New Year is here and we've already gotten sneak peeks at some very cool new bikes and gear, which we'll be able to start telling you about soon on Mtbr. But before diving into the what's coming, we wanted to take a look back at some of the bikes and gear from 2018 that we felt were among the...
  8. General Discussion
    Race on Saturday, shred on Sunday: That's the mantra of the new Ibis DV9. After hitting a proverbial home run with its Ripmo enduro slayer early this year, Ibis has unveiled its new DV9 carbon hardtail. The Ibis DV9 is a split-personality rig that's billed as being equally comfortable racing...
  9. General Discussion
    MBOSC has the experience to build fun and sustainable trails efficiently. Today is your last chance to donate $5 to support trails in Santa Cruz County for the opportunity to win an Ibis! One lucky donor will ride away with a new $9,500 Ibis bicycle in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC)...
  10. General Discussion
    Ante Up For Trails and you'll be entered for a chance to win an Ibis bike of your choice valued at $9500. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has teamed with Ibis Cycles to fundraise for the maintenance and construction of trails in Santa Cruz. It's easy. Donors receive one entry for every $5...
  11. General Discussion
    Four time UCI World Champion (and winner of almost every kind of bike race you can think of) Brian Lopes has partnered with Ibis Cycles to launch a U.S. domestic enduro racing team. Other sponsors will include DVO Suspension, G-Form Protection, WTB Tires and Saddles, ODI Grips, Wolf Tooth...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Santa Cruz is well known for steep flowy trails, tight turns, sweet loam and a huge diversity of trails. Some trails are fast and loose while others are so tacky it's like they were built of Velcro and interspersed with big drops, gaps and rooty steeps that would make a seasoned DH racer pucker...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Rock drops and sandy corners are all part of the San Gabriel riding experience. Ever wonder what it would be like to rip the new Ibis Ripmo around the trails in San Gabriel Mountain range? Jeff Kendall-Weed did, craving fresh test terrain for his new ride. So he traveled back to his boyhood...
  14. General Discussion
    Mtbr has been testing the Ibis Ripmo for a couple weeks now despite a very rainy March in Northern California. Our biggest revelation is that it's a very compelling package, as it does many things very well. Here's a video of our impressions. Descending and cornering, the Ripmo feels like an...
  15. General Discussion
    Mtbr visited Ibis headquarters a few weeks ago and the place was buzzing with excitement. There were a lot of new faces, as they have added key members to the crew. Everyone was eager to show off their new bike, the Ibis Ripmo, a long-travel 29er with 145 mm of rear and 160mm of front travel...
  16. General Discussion
    Fresh off winning the Enduro World Series overall team title in 2017, the Ibis Cycles squad returns for 2018 with some new faces but still determined to hold onto their title. Team leader Robin Wallner returns for his third season hoping to build on what he achieved this past season and finally...
  17. General Discussion
    Charging in 2018 like it's a steep AF drop. As we push headlong into 2018, it's fun to look back on the year that was. Top storylines in the world of mountain biking ran the gamut from endless debates on tire size, to further adaptation of 1x drivetrains, to longer travel dropper posts, and of...
  18. 27.5
    Update: October 11, 2017 After spending a few more months ripping around on the new Ibis Mojo HD4, it's time for an update. In a nutshell, not much has changed since this initial impressions post first went live on Mtbr back in May (which you can read below). This bike is a trail taming beast...
  19. 27.5
    At the Enduro World Series in Crankworx, Mtbr checked in with Robin Wallner, a former downhill pro turned enduro racer who's consistently been in the top 10 this year. His bike of choice is the Ibis Mojo HD 4. Read the Mtbr first ride review of this 150mm rear travel trail smasher...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    This weekend, the EWS heads to Whistler, British Columbia, for one of the toughest races of the season. The Ibis team will be running the recently released Ibis Mojo HD4 (Check out the Mtbr first look here) with Fox suspension, Shimano drivetrain, and a whole lot of trick parts. Learn more...
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