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Ibis Frames?(13 posts)

Ibis Frames?dzrider
Dec 3, 2002 12:03 PM
A local shop has a very pretty steel frame, dressed all Ultegra, for under $2000. The size and geometry look made for me. What do folks know/think about Ibis? They're pretty rare here in CT.
re: Ibis Frames?Smoothie
Dec 3, 2002 12:13 PM
Ibis is no longer in biz. But ignoring that fact if the frame fits you go for it! Ibis always had a good rep when they were around, at least for mtn bikes.
Still in bizDonger
Dec 3, 2002 12:30 PM
My Ibis hardtail is one of the nicest mtb frames I've ridden. They also make a very nice road frame - Spanky. They're still in biz. Check out www.ibiscycles.com.
Still in bizlaffeaux
Dec 3, 2002 12:36 PM
The web site is still up, but the company is no longer.

They had a great reputation.
re: Still in bizjtlmd
Dec 3, 2002 7:41 PM
That website is over a year out of date. They are done.
Is it the Spanky? Ibis made a really nice bike...rwbadley
Dec 3, 2002 12:35 PM
I would say if it fits, go for it. I have seen and ridden a few of them. I liked the steel better than the ti, but maybe that's just me. I thought the steel rode a little smoother. Steel or carbon fork? Ibis is a really nice bike that you won't regret buying.

RW
sadly, they are goneLuis
Dec 3, 2002 12:43 PM
Ibis filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February, saying that they had no assets. Some of the mountain frames are still being made by John Castellano under his name.

I love my Ibis Ti Road, and enjoyed my Szazbo in its day. The company was great to deal with.

The web site, while still up, is an artifact. I'm looking forward to Scot Nichol's next appearance.
I had no clue they were gone...Donger
Dec 3, 2002 1:19 PM
I still checked their site periodically for frame deals. That explains why I haven't seen any in awhile. RIP
re: Ibis Frames?KSC
Dec 3, 2002 3:10 PM
Can only say I've ridden an Ibis Mojo mountain bike and it was one sweet ride and has a paint job that takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. There's a lot of love put into each one of those frames, for under 2k it sounds like a good deal.
re: Ibis Frames?ajn
Dec 3, 2002 3:56 PM
I ride a '99 Ibis Spanky and it is one of the nicest TIG welded steel frames ever made. Gets comments from riders everywhere I go. You might check the chain stay to see if it has the "Made in Sebastopol" sticker--those are the ones they made themselves. For the last year or so they were in business, their frames were built in the Strong factory in Montana--I don't know how those compare, but if it's your size, it'll be a great bike.
re: Ibis Frames?gtx
Dec 3, 2002 5:40 PM
I've had an Ibis Mojo (mtb) since '95. Great company, great frames. I say take it for a spin, see what you think.
Nice frame but no warrantyNessism
Dec 4, 2002 7:11 AM
Considering the lack of warranty, I think $2k is too much. Just my $0.02

Ed
Love my Mojo!Ken of Fresno
Dec 4, 2002 9:11 AM
It's the best handling (mtn) bike I've ever ridden. I was very sad when I first heard they were no more. Almost like there is an empty space in my soul. Maybe the frames will increase in value now that Ibis is done.