Ibis introduces the Hakkalugi Disc

Cyclocross

“It’s all about the tires”
In California where we live, the State is chronically out of money. One of the things that suffers is road repair. The Hakkalügi Disc is a great solution for bumpy roads. Many tire manufacturers make road tires in 28, 32, 35 and even larger tires that are still quite light in weight and work beautifully on the road. We’re not suggesting you ride the Hakkalügi in a criterium, but we wouldn’t hesitate to show up on our Saturday club ride on this bike.

The bottom line is, you can put big road tires on it and bomb the rough roads without worrying about your State’s road maintenance issues. And you can ride in the rain and grit without ruining the rims.

Gravel Grinding
We’ve heard a lot of talk lately about ‘gravel road’ bikes, and the rides in the midwest called gravel grinders: self-supported ultra-endurance um, “races”, which are not sanctioned, but are increasingly popular. Events like the Dirty Kanza 200 and the Trans-Iowa are held on gravel farm roads in the midwest, and for the last couple years there was even a ‘gravel road world championships’ which was held in Lincoln Nebraska.

Gran Fondos (mass start organized road rides) have become all the rage in The States over the last few years. We’ve already started to see twists on the format, like Echelon Gran Fondo’s Hood River Fondo, which this year added a “CrossMountain” routes that mixes pavement with singletrack and dirt forest roads. Levi’s Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa for the last two years also threw in a nice dirt option over the nearly legendary Willow Creek road.

We mention these rides because we think the Hakkalügi Disc is a nearly perfect bike for this type of riding.

We are aware that gravel road events are nothing new. The grandaddy of all these rides is over in Italy and it’s called L’Eroica. The “DiscoLugi” wouldn’t work in that ride though, as you’re not allowed to ride bikes on this ride that are newer than about 1987. Here’s a picture from the 2012 L’Eroica by our friend Arnaud Bachelard.

 
Geometry:
 

Nominal Size c-t 470 500 530 550 580 610
Center to Center A 470 500 530 550 580 610
Top Tube Length B 520 530 540 555 570 590
Head Tube Length C 100 115 135 155 175 195
Chainstay Length D 430 430 430 430 430 430
Seat Tube Angle E 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73° 73° 73°
Head Tube Angle F 70.5° 71° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Wheelbase G 1007 1009 1011 1024 1037 1057
Bottom Bracket Drop 70 70 70 70 70 70
Standover Height 731 744 774 782 821 836

All measurements are in millimeters unless otherwise noted.

 

Shared Measurements

  • Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
  • Front Derailleur 34.9mm

Source – Scot Nicol

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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