As many of your know we have been running a campaign lately with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) called Ante Up for the Trails.
If you're not familiar, it works like this: You Ante Up some filthy lucre in increments of $5 and send it over to MBOSC. Each fiver gets you a chance to win ANY IBIS OF YOUR CHOICE.
We are proud to announce that our latest Ante Up for Trails campaign raised $86,740 to support Santa Cruz area trails!
Thank you to everybody who supported this effort. Whether you contributed $5 or $1,000, you helped us reach this goal, and we achieved success together!
But we know what you’re thinking: Did I win? Who is the lucky winner of that brand new Ibis?!
The Ibis Ripmo is the best bike ever in the history of the universe
That's a joke of course, but Pinkbike wouldn't allow us to put any quotes from any competing media outlets, so we just made one up! We're glad you're here though, and we'd like to tell you a little bit about the Ripmo, or better yet, let others tell you a little bit about the Ripmo. Keep on scrolling...
Ibis is beyond stoked to announce our 2019 team roster.
We gathered the team in Santa Cruz last December for some product testing, bike riding and a few trips to the gym for some serious training. The antics are chronicled in the video above.
Robin Wallner joined Ibis four years ago, when he first made the leap from racing World Cup Downhill to Enduro. We're very excited to have re-signed Robin to the team. He’s become an invaluable resource in testing and development, as well as a Team Dad (both literally and figuratively). We look forward to working with him for many years to come.
After winning the EWS Team Championship in 2017, 2018 was a rebuilding year with new faces, Bex Baraona, Julie Duvert and Lewis Buchanan. The team was rounded out with leader Robin Wallner.
The team instantly meshed, with Robin Wallner and Bex Baraona kicking off the season with their best career results ever - on the yet unreleased Ripmo. Scotsman Lewis Buchanan rounds out the roster.
As the season progressed, Robin earned another podium finish, and was consistently finishing in the top 10. He was ranked number two until he skipped La Thuile to be present at the birth of his son, Ted Wallner (your future 2040 EWS Champion).