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Alright, we're well into summer now and shouldn't be hearing anymore excuses about not being in good enough shape from winter or not having had our Ibexes long enough to get used to them, so....

LET'S SEE SOME PICTURES OF IBEX BIKES IN ACTION !!!

Is it simply me, or does the Ibex forum seem to have been stuck in some kind of neutral gear in the recent past? :skep: Don't get me wrong, I think discussions about which frame size or Ibex bike someone should get are important. However, let's hear some more inspirational stories about what we're doing with our Ibexes once we've purchased them!!! Better yet, let's see some pictures to go along with those inspirational stories.

So, to get the ball rolling...I offer up the following:



This is me launching off a drop/jump on Moab's Porcupine Rim trail this last Monday. I've put a decent amount of miles in on my '05 Apogee Sport over the last 4 months or so that I've had it (average between 50 & 100 miles per week-25% of it offroad). Since I've been living in Minnesota, my last 3 rides out in Utah have been the first time I've reeeeaaaally tested what the Apogee's suspension is capable of...and boy was I pleased with what it can do!!!

In the last week, I've been able to ride Porcupine Rim, the Spiro and Mid-Mountain Trails in Park City, and some real fun jeep trails in the Blue Mountain region of Monticello, UT. A wide variety of terrain, but the Apogee provided no end to the fun. :thumbsup: The Apogee is a real good climber, great jumper, and handles well in technical sections. Most of all, it's totally solid feel gave me the confidence to push my riding skills up a few notches and try things I was never capable of before.

I promise to write up a longer review on my Apogee in the near future...but in the meantime, let's see some photos of your Ibexes in action and hear about some of your fun summer riding stories!!! In other words, let's share some of the Ibex passion :cornut::cornut: :cornut: !!!
 

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Great idea

And a nice shot of you on the Apogee. I'll try to get some shots of my B-24 on some singletrack this weekend. I'll edit this post so as not to add another once I've taken some pics.

Bob

Edit: 7/26. Well, I took the B-24 out last on some technical singletrack last Wednesday, but didn't get any action shots. The ride for me was rather short for a number of reasons, mostly because I'm way outta shape and just couldn't keep up with the rest of the group. I also found that the configuration of the build as I made it, and in particular cockpit geometry, the tire selection, and lack of clipless pedals, was not confidence instilling for the degree of techicality of the trails we were riding. It's absolutely perfect for street riding and light singletrack (which is how Ibex markets the B series), and that's where it's going to be used from here on out. I'm quite sure that a better rider would have better results that I had last Wednesday night.

In any event, in the spirit of this thread, I'm posting a pic that I had put on a thread in the General Discussion board titled "Gettin' Air". Nothing real exciting, but at least it's another action shot. I'll try to post more as the summer progresses.

Bob
 

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I never have the camera with me. But up until the recent east-coast monsoon season, I was riding the mtb almost exclusively. Lots of rocky, rooty twisting singletrack fun. I've got an 04 Alpine 550 with well over 1,000 miles on it, and I'm starting to think I need to put it on a diet. It's been a good summer so far.
 

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Bump!

Nice shots for those that have posted! :thumbsup: Keep 'em coming.

Haven't any other Ibexers been doing any summer riding?!!! Your pics and stories don't have to be crazy or mind blowing, just give us a taste of what you're doing and why you love your Ibex.

Bring on the Ibex passion!
 

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Been riding my Asta every Saturday, but I have a hard time taking pics of myself when riding ;) Going to Mammoth in a couple weeks, perhaps I can get someone to take a few shots of me crashing :D
 

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Nice shot, Clap

Looks like you put your Zone through it's paces pretty well.

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Landing's the scarry part, loose rock and gravel over ledge; followed by about 100ft of loose run out before a 20ft to flat drop onto an access road. My first attempt at this I hadnt cleared the landing zone enough and was a little off angle. In short I wound up pulling a superman and bouncing off another ledge about where the photographer is standing. Body armor is a wonderful thing. Got it down after that though.
 

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Awesome PIC's, Clap ..Keep um coming..

Jake Pay, POWERED by SRAM Here..Click my "AVATAR" for a better LOOK..:yesnod:
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
In any event, in the spirit of this thread, I'm posting a pic that I had put on a thread in the General Discussion board titled "Gettin' Air". Nothing real exciting, but at least it's another action shot. I'll try to post more as the summer progresses.

Bob
Hey that's all we're looking for... to see our Ibexes in action, to hear a little bit about how and where we're using 'em, and to see the smiles on our faces! Way to go Bob, that is one sweet setup you have there!

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From video, hence the quality.
Clap...RIGHT ON!!! :thumbsup: Sweet pics, that is exactly what I was hoping for, to see a variety of different Ibex bikes. The great thing is that there's a comon thread in all these pictures...the pure joy of riding and on bikes that we all have come to love.

Aside from life's regular commitments (family, work, school, etc.), I've also recently been busy using my Apogee for a somewhat less than intended purpose...road biking across the great (flat) state of Minnesota and a bit of rail-trailing in Wisconsin. Through getting ready for and doing these rides I've come to see just how flexible of a bike the Apogee is. With a few modifications (i.e, paved trail type tires, quick release bike rack with small bag, etc.) and putting the rear shock on "lockout", you actually have a pretty comfy and road worthy bike.

It's not an action shot, but just thought y'all might get a kick out of the photo below. Here I am during a 2-day Wisconsin 100 ride through the historic Elroy-Sparta rail-trail...supposedly the first of its kind in the country. It's renowned for its train tunnels (5 or 6 of 'em in about 40 miles, the longest one is about a mile long but feels like 3!). I like this picture cuz of the surrounding beauty, it's with my wife and favorite biking partner, and it's got both of our matching Apogee's!!!

 

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My Asta Pro after the 1st lap of a 12 hr race. A very wet and rainy day.
 

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My Asta Pro after the 1st lap of a 12 hr race. A very wet and rainy day.
Sweet fun playing in the mud, awsome & congratz on a 12 hour race. I think i can make it about 3-4 hours at the most with many stops to breath. :)
 

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dogonfr said:
That root section looks awsome!!:cornut:
Have a similar problem with my FireFly riding Downieville, no compression after day 1. :madman::madman:
yea, pretty hard to break a SSV fork too ! but ohh well. manitou has hooked me up with a supercharged stance flow and kingpin. kingpin is on the zone now.

yea those roots are 10X harder than they look. some guys couldent get down them. I was running about 30psi on a 2.5 inch minion DH specific and that ! was tough.
 

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todd_freeride said:
yea those roots are 10X harder than they look. some guys couldent get down them. I was running about 30psi on a 2.5 inch minion DH specific and that ! was tough.
Looks like about 7 feet of steep from entry with 12 inch + root stairs that can slam a 7in fork hard. Great job!!! did you launch or kick back on the rear & skip across the tops :confused::thumbsup:
 
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