Ibis Interbike 2014

Tranny 29, Trail Jersey, Tech Tees and new mystery bike details

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Ibis is not attending the Interbike show this year, so here is their ‘virtual’ booth for your viewing pleasure.

They tell us that there are a lot of new products in the works, and indeed we’ve seen a mystery bike racing on the Enduro World Series circuit this year, piloted by none other than Anne Caroline Chausson and also the Italians EWS riders Valentina Macheda and Manuel Ducci.

Eurobike Booth

Ibis is still mum on details about the bike, but based on some spy photos we’ve seen out there in the interweb, the venerable Mojo shape is back, it looks to be a longer travel 27.5″ bike with lines reminiscent of both the Ripley and the Mojo HDR. Breaking their silence, Ibis has just informed us that this new steed “will be out this fall”. According to Scot Nicol, Ibis Founder, “And when we say fall, we mean sometime between September 21st, the first day of fall and December 20th the last day of Fall.” Ibis has promised Mtbr an early look at the bike, so we are hoping to have some riding impressions for you upon the release of the bike.

Gallery: Ibis Tranny 29, new Trail Jersey and Tech Tees

Ibis Interbike 2014 Gallery
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Jefe Branham's Tranny 29

Until the new mystery bike hits, the newest bike in the lineup is the Tranny 29, which was used to win the grueling Tour Divide race this year, piloted by super stud Jefe Branham of Gunnison Colorado. This picture shows Jefe's unique setup of his Tranny 29, rigid fork and all.
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Trannys on Flume

Ibis did a mini product launch of the Tranny in Tahoe this summer, and our own Angry Singlespeeder got a chance to test it, and ended up taking a Tranny Unchained (the setup with a belt drive) to Single Speed Worlds in Alaska. The new Tranny 29 is also compatible with the Gates Carbon Drive system, which is pictured here. Photos courtesy of Steve Ellsworth.
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Tranny Drivetrain Belt

Ibis did a mini product launch of the Tranny in Tahoe this summer, and our own Angry Singlespeeder got a chance to test it, and ended up taking a Tranny Unchained (the setup with a belt drive) to Single Speed Worlds in Alaska. The new Tranny 29 is also compatible with the Gates Carbon Drive system, which is pictured here. Photos courtesy of Steve Ellsworth.
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Jeff's Tranny 29 Wheelie

Ibis ultra fast and talented sales guy Jeff Kendall-Weed took his Tranny 29 on a camping tour of the Island of Taiwan recently, and these two shots show the Jeff's talent and the Tranny's versatility. Yes, that's a wheelie, a fully loaded while riding on a boardwalk next to a cliff wheelie in fact. And the same bike getting a bit of intentional air. Because the Tranny comes apart at the seat and chain stays, Jeff fit his Tranny into a small box and avoided airline fares on the way over the big pond. Ibis can't guarantee the same result, but it's definitely worth a try.
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Jeff's Tranny 29 Gettin' Air

Ibis ultra fast and talented sales guy Jeff Kendall-Weed took his Tranny 29 on a camping tour of the Island of Taiwan recently, and these two shots show the Jeff's talent and the Tranny's versatility. Yes, that's a wheelie, a fully loaded while riding on a boardwalk next to a cliff wheelie in fact. And the same bike getting a bit of intentional air. Because the Tranny comes apart at the seat and chain stays, Jeff fit his Tranny into a small box and avoided airline fares on the way over the big pond. Ibis can't guarantee the same result, but it's definitely worth a try.
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Ibis Eurobike Booth

Ibis tells us that if they were showing at Interbike, they'd be showing a few iterations of the Ripley, the Tranny 29, the Mojo HDR, the Hakkalugi Disc, their fabulous new wheels and quite a bit of new clothing. This shot is of their booth at the Eurobike show, where they did exhibit all these goodies.
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Trail jersey and Tech Tee

Manuel Ducci from the Life Cycle Enduro World Series team is showing off a couple of new jerseys that Ibis released in the last couple months. The side shot shows Manuel sporting the handsome new Trail jersey, in two different color combos that match the Mojo HDR. The front shot shows Manuel in Ibis' new Tech Tee, available in either red or gray.
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Trail jersey and Tech Tee

Manuel Ducci from the Life Cycle Enduro World Series team is showing off a couple of new jerseys that Ibis released in the last couple months. The side shot shows Manuel sporting the handsome new Trail jersey, in two different color combos that match the Mojo HDR. The front shot shows Manuel in Ibis' new Tech Tee, available in either red or gray.
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Women's Tech Tee

And here's Valentina Macheda, modeling the new women's tech tee. Golly Ibis, what else new is she modeling?
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Ripley Race Green

Complementing the Trail Jersey and Tech Tee, Ibis also just released the Ripley Race Jersey, in two different colors that match the two colors of the Ripley. And they have socks to match too. 
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Ripley Race Blue

Complementing the Trail Jersey and Tech Tee, Ibis also just released the Ripley Race Jersey, in two different colors that match the two colors of the Ripley. And they have socks to match too. 
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Socks 500

Complementing the Trail Jersey and Tech Tee, Ibis also just released the Ripley Race Jersey, in two different colors that match the two colors of the Ripley. And they have socks to match too. 
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Ripley Robust Build 2

Ibis has recently come out with some new options for the Ripley, making it more, shall we say, "Enduro Friendly". You can now order your Ripley with a 140mm RockShox Pike, the universally lauded all mountain master (although we have it pictured here with a Fox Float). Ibis has also been working with Cane Creek and has developed a tune and a custom stroke length for the DBinline the highly regarded new shock from Cane Creek. The new stroke length gives the Ripley more tire clearance at bottom out, so you can run some slightly burlier meats. Ibis' 941 wheels complete the robust package. Ibis will be equipping some of the demo fleet that is headed to Moab for Outerbike with these components.
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Empty Racks at Dirt Fest

Ibis says that their best sales tool is demo rides. So this year they actually have gone from one Sprinter van roaming the entire country, to FOUR (!) demo fleets in North America. Kirk runs the West Coast Fleet, Mike runs the East, they have a Canadian fleet and they've added a fleet in their warehouse in Santa Cruz. All you need to do is get in touch with Ibis and they'll get you set on a demo ride for a day or an entire weekend. They claim it's been a very successful program so far. One unique twist to their in house demo program is that demos cost $20 (or $60 for the entire weekend) and 100% of that money gets donated back to Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, the good people who build and maintain trails in the Santa Cruz area. This shot is of the empty racks at Dirt Rag's Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania this year. Empty racks equals lots of test rides.
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Derby 2

Speaking of fundraising, Ibis wanted to let us know that each year just before Outerbike (Moab, October 3-5th), they do two private rides on the whole enchilada and Magnificent 7, with all the proceeds going the local IMBA trail crew in Moab. It looks like a very fun day out on the bike, with some big views. Last year's ride: http://www.ibiscycles.com/info/news/outerbike_before_party_2013

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