Backroad gravel bashing and single track exploring, roots and rock hopping, tarseal sprinting, curb jumping, queue jumping, hill climb attacking, pothole and rainstorm dodging, pub commuting, zombie apocalypse escaping… did we miss anything the new Stigmata can do?
The new Ripley is here! And it's still the same snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29" trail bike it's always been, except it's better.
Taking everything learned from the Ripmo, Ibis updated the Ripley with cutting edge geometry, a stiff light carbon fiber chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel - which means it's equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.
It’s not everyday Ibis pro-rider Robin Wallner comes to town, so a bunch of Nelson locals made the most of it and loaded Robin on a shuttle then off into the wilderness to ride the epic Nydia Bay Track. With no rain for months, the trail riding was mint and stoke was high. A stop for lunch at Nydia Bay Lodge was a treat and a chance to share some yarns and tricks among the crew.
The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick is here.
The Santa Cruz Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer hometown trails.
Hyperformance Hardware are pleased to introduce to you the 2019 line up of young guns representing the Santa Cruz and Juliana bicycles. These characters are primed to represent this summer in the cross country, enduro and downhill disciplines. Find out who is in the line up and what they are up to this season.
The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.
Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.
Speaking of color-matched, the custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd.
We’ve been saving this video for a heatwave. Damian Stones and Erik Hall completed a 6-day Nelson - Ghost Rd - Heaphy - Nelson adventure mid-winter last year on gravel bikes. Recent snowfalls and a first bike packing trip for Erik, made this journey all the more challenging.
Get into it, it’s got to be as good as a Kelly Tarlton penguin encounter for cooling you down on a hot day.
The most successful downhill bike of all time—now available in 27.5 and 29-inch. The New V10 is here.
At the 2017 World Cup season opener in Lourdes, Loris Vergier, Luca Shaw, and Greg Minnaar qualified 1, 3, and 6 aboard the ‘controversy machine’—a V10 with a new swingarm rolling on 29-inch wheels.
The clouds broke open before the top qualifiers, soaking the track, and the question of technological supremacy would have to wait…for five weeks, when Greg Minnaar climbed to the top step at Ft. William for the seventh time.
The greatest gifts aren’t bought, they’re built. That’s the story behind the new Ibis lightweight carbon 29" hardtail, the DV9.
Inspired by his high school XC racing daughter, Lili Heim, Ibis Co-Owner and CEO Hans Heim set out to build a bike that was versatile enough for her to race and shred, but affordable enough that she could pay for it with her summer job.