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LE TOUR DE FARM Pat Smage grew up riding on his grandparent’s farm. In between tractors and corn rows, he built the berms and trails that would help him become a 12x US National Trials Champion. In this video, he pays homage to his roots by highlighting the family farm on his Hakka MX. “Growing […]


Founded in 1981, Ibis Cycles has an ongoing history of crafting high-performance frames. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Ibis continues to push the development process of its mountain bikes from its headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. Stirring up quite the buzz in the cycling community, the Ibis team has stuck with its push to evolve with […]


It’s no mystery why the majority of carbon bike frames are constructed in Asia. While designs may be developed in-house, a majority of the big-name bicycle brands manufacture their frames and components overseas for good reasons—number one being that Asia is the main supplier of carbon fiber. Second, the cost of labor keeps prices (and […]

Video: Meet Bex Baraona

Meet Bex Baraona (Ibis press release) Bex Baraona is one of the fastest EWS racers in the world. This weekend at Round 7 in Finale Ligura, Bex won the final stage of the 2-day event and finished in 3rd place; her second EWS podium finish. The former UK National Champion recently moved to Innerleithen, Scotland, […]

Ibis put together something special for their 40th

Here’s the news from Ibis:   Forty. The big four oh. On April Fools, we officially hit the milestone. We’re celebrating all year long. To honor our racing heritage, the Ibis EWS Team will be riding custom Ripmo frames painted in our throwback 88 SS (Super Sport) paint scheme. These custom frames were built exclusively […]

Testing, Testing: The Ibis Ripley

Believe It Or Not, The Ripley Is Finally Here Ibis was founded by NorCal rider Scot Nichol way back in 1981 when mountain biking was in its infancy. The first bikes were rolled out of his garage shop in Mendocino, California. These versions were not like the technology-driven super bikes of today, but they were […]