Ibis Cycles Reviews and News


Outerbike Test Sessions: Ibis Ripley LS

Check out this responsive all-trail 29er that feels more like a 27.5 while popping and playing, yet still displays those desirable 29er traits on rolling, up and down trails, and in choppy, rocky momentum sapping terrain.

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Interview: Tom Morgan, president and co-owner of Ibis


Santa Cruz is home to one of densest concentrations of mountain bike companies in the world. To find out why, the iconic California city’s PR department interviewed Tom Morgan, president of Ibis Cycles, which is based there.

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This is the hot rod inspired Ibis Ripley of your dreams


While the stock Ibis Ripley looks great in its stock configuration, a little pinstriping and some custom decals transform this custom ride into a one of a kind beauty.

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New Ibis carbon and alloy wheelsets rolling in


If you didn’t know any better, you might think Ibis is primarily a wheel maker. That’s especially true after recent news from the California company that it’s expanding its line of MTB hoops to nine, adding new carbon and alloy models.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Enduro World Series team bikes check


Up close look at the race bikes of Ibis-sponsored EWS competitors Robin Wallner and the Gehrig twins.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Plus sized rear end retrofit – How To


Have an existing Mojo HD3 and want to swap in a new boost compatible rear end? Here’s how.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Plus version released


With a new rear end, Ibis utilizes the Boost 148 width to fit Plus sized 2.8 tires on their 150mm travel HD3. This will allow new buyers to choose between the new versions and existing HD3 owners to upgrade to Plus.

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Ibis Mojo 3 first ride review


New do-it-all trail bike designed around the capability to run 27.5×2.8” tires. Also lighter and stiffer than its predecessor.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 1


From lightweight racers, to budget friendly cruisers, to do-it-all rigs, these are the fat bikes you need to know about.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015


The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Ibis launches Trans-Fat fat bike


Using the same front triangle as the Tranny 29, the Trans-Fat features a new rear triangle that accepts 4” fat bike tires, making it a highly versatile package.

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Ibis Ripley Review


The Ripley was a revolutionary bike for Ibis but it did have its flaws. It seems all those have been addressed with this new version and new geometry, but a classic edition will be maintained as well for those who love its original 26er-like handling.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Day in the Life of Cody Phillips


Get an inside look at how this enduro specialist approaches race day in the rugged backwoods of Pennsylvania.

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship campaign launched


Since its inception, the 5-Bucks-a-Foot campaign has raised more than $100,000 for trails in the Lost Sierra region.

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Gear Review: Ibis 941 Wheels


Ibis’ first wheelset jumps on the legit wide rim trend with their impressive 41mm outer width and their 1770 gram weight in 29-inch diameter.

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Video: Ibis hypes HD3 with awesome Jeff Kendall-Weed edit


Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed ninjas the gnar in this Kitsbow/Ibis jointly-produced edit to launch the new HD3.

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First Look: 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3


First Look: After much anticipation, Ibis finally reveals their new long-travel 27.5-inch enduro bike–the Mojo HD3.

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Long Term Test: 2015 Ibis Tranny 29


The Angry Singlespeeder puts Ibis’ latest hardtail—the Tranny 29—through the wringer to see if the versatile wagon wheeler has got the goods for the long haul.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: Mtbr’s new weekly look at gear we’re testing, staring with product from Ibis, Ellsworth, Kitsbow, Garmin and more.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 2


Epic Rides: On Day 2 TheCommute starts living up to its “epic” expectations. See and here from the “away team” as they pedal from Soda Springs to Foresthill, Calif.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 1


Epic Rides: Mtbr’s Kurt “The Angry SingleSpeeder” Gensheimer departed on TheCommute–a 400 mile mountain bike epic from Tahoe to San Francisco on Saturday. Here’s a look at what he and his cohorts James and Justin encountered on Day 1.

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Ibis Interbike 2014


Ibis is not attending Interbike this year, but read on for more info on their new mystery bike that’s been racing on the Enduro World Series circuit this year.

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Eurobike: Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike


Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide


Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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Video: Ibis’ Jeff Kendall-Weed is the redwood trail ninja


If you’ve seen the results from any of the big enduro races in the Western United States, chances are you’ve come across the name of Jeff Kendall-Weed somewhere near the top.

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Video: Ibis’ high flying enduro team a workingman’s dream


The newly formed Team Ibis-Retro Cellars mountain bike squad just released a pulse-pounding new team video, featuring their four pro class enduro shredders. Definitely worth a look.

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First Look: Ibis releases all-new Tranny 29 hardtail


Ibis releases a new 29-inch version of its vaunted Tranny hardtail. See it here–vaunted.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout


The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Hot News: Ibis launches line of ultra-wide carbon wheels


Ibis reinvents the wheelset with new line of ultra-wide wheels. Beefy, hookless rims highlight new 741, 941 and 928 wheels.

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Enduro Compare-O: Mtbr’s Best of Test Award Winners


Find out which bikes took home the hardware from our first-ever Enduro Compare-O.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Highly versatile Ibis Ripley eschews convention to splendid results


The Ibis Ripley has the get-up-and-go of a long-travel cross-country bike, the playfulness of a small-wheeled trail tamer, and even the cajones to tackle some light-duty enduro racing.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: The Ibis Mojo HDR 27.5 is a razor-sharp performer


Ibis’ HDR is a wonderful chameleon that does its thing with 26- or 27.5-inch wheels. See if that’s a good thing or a compromise in our Bottom Line review.

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Compare-O First Look: Ibis Ripley


It took six long years for this purported do-anything 29er to go from idea to actuality. Now it’s time to find out if it was worth the wait.

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Compare-O First Look: Ibis Mojo HDR 650b


The tried and true Ibis Mojo HDR is now offered in the trendy 27.5-inch wheel size. But do the bigger wheels enhance or detract from the performance of this legendary bike?

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1


Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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Ibis Interbike 2013: Ibis Ripley In-Depth Look


Scot Nicol and engineer Colin Hughes give us some insight on the Ibis Ripley 29er and its unique feature, the dual-eccentric dw-link, that provides the suspension action for the bike.

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Ibis introduces the Mojo HDR


The new Mojo HDR is an updated or evolutionary version of the Mojo HD, with the addition of convertibility via their limbo chips between a 26-inch based wheel with 160mm of rear travel and a 27.5-inch wheel with 130mm of travel.

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Ibis Ripley: First Impressions – Sea Otter 2013


My impressions of my short ride on the Ripley is that it seemed much smaller than a 29er, and it felt light, quick, nimble, and flickable.

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Sea Otter Quick Test: 27.5ers from Focus, Santa Cruz and Ibis Conversion


The 27.5-inch wheel size has officially arrived, with a host of new bikes being featured at the Sea Otter Classic Expo. We had the chance to take a few out for short test rides. Here are some initial impressions.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Swiss Army Knife of Bikes


If you could only have one bicycle, which one would it be? Is it a bike currently in your stable or is it another bike you envision but do not own yet?

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Ibis Ripley 29er Now Available


Ibis does did not have a 29er bike… until today. Today marks the day when the last of the Mohicans, the last of the good brands sells a 29er bike.

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Pro Bike: Anne-Caroline Chausson’s Ibis Mojo HD


Mtbr got an up close and personal look at Anne-Caroline Chausson’s, the world’s all-time greatest female downhill mountain bike racer’s, Ibis Mojo HD all-mountain machine here in France. Now you can, too.

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Undefeated, Anne Caroline Chausson signs with Ibis for Two More Years


Around our corner of California (the San Francisco Bay Area), there’s a lot of sports talk about a sweep that just happened. While most people are talking about the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series*, the dynasty that is on our mind is that of Anne Caroline Chausson. Anne is finishing up her second year riding for […]

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crankbrothers dreambikes – $22,277 Raised, Ibis Mojo SL for Auction


Laguna Beach, CA, January 23, 2012 – Each week the dreambikes auction continues to gain momentum, and it is so exciting to think of how many people are aware of Wheels 4 Life and the amazing work Hans Rey is doing. After the auction of the Tomac Supermatic 120, we have raised a total of […]

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IBIS Tranny (S) Crankbrothers Dreambike for Sale on eBay to Benefit Wheels 4 Life


One of our first Crankbrothers Dreambikes is up for sale/auction on ebay right now at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170750758849#ht_560wt_1110 This is one of Crankbrothers Dreambikes to benefit 100% the Wheels 4 Life charity. The Ibis Tranny may look like a simple yet beautiful carbon fiber hardtail, but look closer and you will see so much more. The Tranny […]

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Ibis Cycles Signs Anne Caroline Chausson for Another Season


Everyone at Ibis is happy to announce that 19-time World Champion Anne-Caroline Chausson is back on Ibis for 2012. You might remember she had a bit of a bumpy ride early this year, finding herself without a frame sponsor in March. Fortunately, we managed to smooth it out by getting on an Ibis Mojo HD. Chausson […]

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Ibis Mojo SLR – The new Ibis bike!


The Ibis team and their latest creation The Ibis Mojo Mojo SL-R is indeed  the new Ibis bike for 2011. It is a 140mm travel all mountain bike that incorporates all the latest technologies and standards. No, it’s not a 29er or 650b and yes, it is another 140mm bike in the Ibis line-up. So […]

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Mtbr Norcal Community Helps Recover Rare Black Mojo HD


It’s been an interesting 72 hours. You might want to get some popcorn. So, for those of you who didn’t see the original MTBR post (which was pulled – edit: it’s back up), I am the lucky owner of one of two extant large nude-colored Ibis Mojo HDs in the US (Brian Lopes owns the […]

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