The Tranny looks absouletely bitchin’ configured as a belt-driven single-speed with the new ENVE rigid carbon Mountain Fork.
We don’t often write stories about what didn’t happen, but that’s pretty much what’s newsworthy about Ibis’ appearance at Eurobike. Well, that and some marketing copy that involves a dominatrix, but we’ll let you figure that part out.
No, what Ibis didn’t do is divulge any details on the bike we don’t know is coming. It definitely won’t be the long-travel 27.5-inch dual-suspension bike we’ve seen under Anne-Caroline Chausson at Enduro World Series Races. It also won’t be slacker, longer and lower than the IBIS HDR and it absolutely won’t have more travel, say, in the 150-to-160mm range. That bike doesn’t exist.
Did you see the photos of the Tranny with the Gates belt drive? Now THAT does exist.
If you thought the quiet calm of singlespeeding was Zen before, wait til you try it on a belt-driven bike.
For more information visit ibiscycles.com.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.