We are excited to report that we raised $21,200 in the "Support Trails & Win a Hakka MX" fundraising campaign! This fundraiser was held to celebrate the Old Growth Classic, the first ever bike race in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The Old Growth Classic was held on August 25, 2018, by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for their organization and State Parks.
MBOSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 1997 to support, preserve, and expand trail access and responsible mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. They have since become a highly skilled trail stewardship organization with expertise in advocacy, trail and bike park design, construction and maintenance, and project funding. We are proud to support this organization, and thrilled at the success of this campaign!
For every $10 donated to this campaign, people were entered into a drawing for an Ibis Hakka MX, custom built with components from Easton and Praxis. We set a campaign goal of raising $18,000 to celebrate the inaugural Old Growth Classic taking place in 2018, and we are thrilled that we exceeded our goal by $3,200, raising a total of $21,200! All of this money will go directly to the work MBOSC does to build and maintain trails in Santa Cruz County.
And now to announce the lucky winner! Congratulations to Bryan O’Sullivan from San Francisco! Bryan is a mountain biker who rides all over the Bay Area and Tahoe, and he donated to the campaign because he “loves our local mountain bike trail advocacy organizations, and MBOSC is one of the most effective such groups in all of California.” While Bryan is a mountain biker at heart, he’s excited to add a new gravel bike to his quiver. “I’d been thinking hard about getting a Hakka MX, so this feels like absurdly good luck. I’ll ride the bike on a combination of 40-mile commutes through the Peninsula hills and fireroad rides through Marin and the Santa Cruz mountains.” The Hakka MX is a versatile bike, and Bryan is choosing to build it with 650b Easton EA70 AX wheels to optimize comfort and fun.
Congratulations Bryan! We can’t wait to see you on your new Hakka MX!
Our signature frame designs are the result of one extraordinary woman, Roxy Lo. With a career that’s taken her from Pottery Barn to designing every Ibis since 2005, she has become one of the most influential designers in the cycling industry.
Despite her impressive stature in the design world, Roxy is only 5’1. But she’s never let that number hold her back, so she works overtime to ensure that the bikes she designs for smaller riders (and herself) have all the same features as larger frame sizes - regardless of wheel size. That includes water bottle mounts, great standover, clearance for longer dropper posts, and (of course) great design.
“One size fits all” doesn’t work on handlebars. Bar width is determined by the size of the rider, personal preference and where you ride, but people are often reluctant to cut expensive bars down since it’s a one way change, you can’t put the width back if needed.
Our new Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars are adjustable between 750mm and 800mm wide. Using two 25mm aluminum inserts that thread into the ends of the bar, you can adjust to your preferred width without permanently cutting the bar. Like our venerable MORON tubing from the 90’s, there is more on the ends of these bars.