Fitting a looooooong dropper post

Modern mountain bikes are literally designed around dropper seat posts, and the name of the game has quickly become how to fit the longest possible drop post into your frame.  With frames having various possible insertion depths, and with steeper seat angles, the measurements you’ll need to buy the correct post might not be as…

For Her build: my wife’s Ripley LS!

My wife is 5’3” and rides a size small Ibis Ripley LS- and it’s among her most favorite mountain bikes! She’s been riding an Ibis Ripley since 2014, and she’s always loved the bike, as it has a playful, yet confident, feel. Check out the Ripley LS over at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2zZvgIn The stock build…

Mojo Ti full bike check!

Alas! I finally got this rad bike onto some ripping singletrack! I might be dating myself here, but when I started riding in the mid 1990s, this type of bike was standard. And honestly, these cross country bikes are very capable! My first “real” bike had even steeper geometry than this Ibis, and I remember…

Ibis DV9- first look, first sends!

Check out the new Ibis DV9 at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2N9Ejdx What a cool bike!  A $999 frame that weighs only 2.6lbs and sports a 67.4° head angle!  YES!!! I’ll share with ya some of my initial observations of this new bike.  Turns out this bike is a size large here, so on a medium,…

Mojo Ti Build Vlog, Episode 2!

First struggle on the old bike: find a GOOD tire that will actually fit!  While I didn’t have to jump through many hoops, I did recycle some old rims I had that turned out to be one of the few options for this build.  They are a bit of a unicorn product in that they…

2.6 tires- first look at new items from WTB!

  WTB Trailboss 2.6 tire at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x5cGwX WTB Vigilante 2.6 tire at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x670C8 Orange Seal tire sealant at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2x7WmdQ The industry is QUITE excited about the new 2.6 size tires coming out!! WTB just released the Vigilante 2.6 as well as the Trailboss 2.6. I just got these tires…

Vintage build! My 1995 Mojo Ti!

SCORE!  I’ve always wanted to ride a titanium bike, and I’ve always wanted to build a vintage Ibis.  So it’s no surprise that when I saw a 1995 Ibis Mojo Ti (Titanium) for sale on my local Craigslist, I went ahead and swooped up that fine piece of knobby history! Once I finished explaining to…

4 adjustments- can life get simpler?

Check out the Fox DPX2 rear shock here at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2wtinU8 The Fox Float DPX2 is a great rear shock! It was super interesting installing these shocks simultaneously on both my Ibis Mojo 3 and Ripmo bikes.  Not just installing them- but testing them back-to-back on the same trail, too! The Mojo 3 had…