You've been tantalizing and teasing us with sneak peeks at 2008. So spill it! What's the dish on the Iggy Super? The new low-end Asta? 29er news? How about colors? Speak to us, man!
The tea leaves say "Jack is near"Screamin said:You've been tantalizing and teasing us with sneak peeks at 2008. So spill it! What's the dish on the Iggy Super? The new low-end Asta? 29er news? How about colors? Speak to us, man!
:eekster:ibexbikes said:"We wants it, we needs it. Must have the Preciousss."
Here's a roough sketch of the new Ignition frame... 120mm travel front & rear... more later...
Actual rear travel is 123.1mm... or about 1/10 of an inch shy of 5"... but that figure's a little too cumbersome for ad copy!Screamin said::eekster:
Yum! Uninterrupted seatpost as promised :thumbsup: And 4.75 inches front and rear
All mountain luvins!
Back to the drawing board... unlike the recent Asta's, rear triangles on the Ignitions will be painted to match the fronts. We will probably use some Sand colors (ala current Atlas series)... likely some Gloss colors too. Probably only one selection for the IGN-1 (Gloss?), choice of two colors each on IGN-2 & 3 (one Gloss & one Sand for each) and one for IGN-SUPER (Sand). It's not settled yet, but it's a decision I expect to make based on my own protocol for juxtaposing color choices both within the Ignition series and against other models in our line-up.Jake Pay said:Jack, I hope you dont mind but I've been playing in my color book
Sorry, no info on the 2008 Atlas yet. Igniton's & Asta's will be launched sometime October-December... Atlas' not until after the 1st of the year. So, Ignition's & Asta's are 1st priority.mtbikedroid said:is the Atlas staying the same?
I don't have a photo or presentable drawing yet. However, it's really simple to imagine. Walk outside and look at your '07 Trophy (for those who don't have one of those like Jake, take a look at it on www.ibexbikes.com). Now picture it with a more typical tapered chain-stay instead of the bladed/wing-shaped one. Other differences are hardly noticeable except on close inspection. Head angle will be slightly slacker and top-tube is round instead of aero/oval, but otherwise the new Alpine is very, very close to the latest Trophy. '08 Alpine frame material will be double-butted 6061 while '08 Trophy will be triple-butted 6069. The current Trophy frame is still nicer, of course, but the new Alpine jumps to the level of the previous generation Trophy (or maybe beyond)... meaning very, very nice and not what you'd normally expect on bikes in their price-range. We'd originally planned to revamp the Alpine line by using the existing 2006 Trophy frame design, but found that we could employ the newer Trophy frame style by making just a few changes.Jake Pay said:Jack,
The new design looks promising on the IGGY..In a previous thread there was mention of
the ALP getting a frame makeover also..Any chance you have a picture or sketch you'd
be willing to share?