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Hey everyone,

I have been looking at alot of differnt bikes, as I plan on getting a new one in a few months. After reading up on a bunch of bikes in my price range I think I have gotten it down to two. that would be the 07 Ibex asta pro, and the 06 specialized fsr stumpy comp.

Any way I sent an email to Ibex yesterday asking about any changes to the 2007 Asta and this was the responce.

The 2007 Asta frame will be revised for lighter weight and longer travel. We're moving to new 6069-series material and the sideplates at the head-tube joints will be deleted as well as making changes to some other frame bits for weight savings. Top-tubes will be longer for more room in the cockpit and a longer shock with slightly different linkage geometry will give the rear a full 4" of travel.

Component specs on the Asta Pro will remain consistent with the 2006 package.

We expect to be able to hold the price of the Pro model at $1799, but it's a little up in the air right now as to when they will be available. Due to delivery times for some of the components we are potentially looking at early January launch, though we are making every effort to arrange it sooner. As soon as we have a solid date we'll begin taking reservations at a special pre-launch price of $1699 (w/ $800 deposit).

Hopefully, we'll have the launch date issue settled within the next week or two.

Thanks,
Jack A.
IBEX Bicycles
www.ibexbikes.com
I think Im leaning to the Ibex, but Im still a little up in the air.
#1 I dont know if I can hold out for 5+ months
#2 I have seen some good prices on the stumpy and I can only see them getting lower as the 07's become avalible. maybe down into the $1500 to $1600 price range?

What do you guys think?

Eric
 

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It's a crapshoot

While I like the Ibex product, if I were ready to buy and found a better deal on another bike that suited my needs, I'd buy it. OTOH, if your heart is set on the Asta, then wait. Nothing worse than settling for your second choice bike.

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Wedgy,

..:incazzato:..NEVER SETTLE 4 LESS..:madman: .REGRET HAS A FOUL TASTE..:madmax:

Jake Pay, POWERED by SRAM Here..:ihih::yesnod::smilewinkgrin::winker::lol: I Love My IBEX...:thumbsup:
 

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RE: 2007 Asta Pro info

I felt your pain Wedgy. I was in your same situation--waiting to pickup a beautiful Asta Pro--but I couldn't let the whole summer go by without flying down some beautiful single track as fast as humanly possible. So after over a month of eBay searches and Craig's list sweeps, I was able to find a really sweet 2006 Jamis XLT 3.0, brand new, for below cost--and I've fallen in love with this bike.

I know I might get flamed in this Ibex forum, but it's a lovely summer--and I was able to find a win-win even if it wasn't an Ibex.

I'll be flying uphill on some grueling switchbacks tomorrow ;-) .

Cheers.
 

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No flame here

You did what most people would do. You bought a bike that fits your needs when you were ready to buy. I don't think Ibex knew how popular the Asta Pro would be when they ordered their first production run (I believe Jack said early on that it would be a limited run). I mean think about it. The bike basically sold out in like 30 days. My guess is hindsight being 20/20 stories like your must make Jack second guess. Hopefully next year more people will be able to get their hands on one.

Bob
 
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