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Jun 29, 2021

Ibis X POC Collab

40th Anniver­sary Rid­ing Gear!

In the ear­ly 1980s, a hip­pie from North­ern Cal­i­for­nia start­ed build­ing pret­ty blue and pur­ple steel moun­tain bikes and young tri­als rid­er named Andy Grayson helped make them famous. After win­ning two con­sec­u­tive Nation­al Observed Tri­als Cham­pi­onships, Grayson was asked to appear on both the John­ny Car­son show and David Let­ter­man show. The lat­ter appear­ance may or may not have cost him a sum­mer job at a bike shop.

Dur­ing the appear­ances, pro­duc­ers asked Grayson to wear a plain T-shirt, but he insist­ed on wear­ing his race jer­sey. The video seg­ment was broad­cast to mil­lions of homes across the world and helped launch the brand into the nation­al spotlight. 

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Our 40th anniver­sary rid­ing jersey.
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Match­ing socks too!

To cel­e­brate our 40th anniver­sary, we’ve part­nered with Swedish appar­el and pro­tec­tion brand POC to cre­ate a retro-inspired ver­sion of Andy’s icon­ic jer­sey and socks. A key spon­sor of the Ibis Cycles Enduro World Series team for sev­en years, POC was an ide­al choice for this project

When we decid­ed to devel­op per­for­mance appar­el that paid homage to our rac­ing and brand her­itage, POC was our first call” said Tom Mor­gan, Ibis Pres­i­dent. Our cus­tomers have been ask­ing to pur­chase the team issue POC jer­seys for years and we’re hap­py to make them avail­able for the first time ever.”

"Our customers have been asking to purchase the team issue POC jerseys for years and we’re happy to make them available for the first time ever."

Tom Morgan, Ibis President

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Some­times you’ve just got to go Full Retro.

Oscar Huss, head of prod­uct at POC, added Ibis have unques­tion­ably led the way in moun­tain bik­ing. To com­pare the bikes from forty years ago with what we now ride is incred­i­ble. Despite the change in bikes and the indus­try, Ibis’ focus on inno­va­tion and pio­neer­ing new ideas has remained con­stant. It has under­pinned our part­ner­ship over the years and makes the launch of the anniver­sary kit even more mean­ing­ful and enjoyable.” 

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Nat­u­ral­ly, we asked eleven-time U.S. Nation­al Moto­Tri­als Cham­pi­on Pat Smage to reprise the role of Andy Grayson in this ret­ro­spec­tive video. Spe­cial thanks to Grayson for lend­ing us his tri­als bike for the video!

This lim­it­ed edi­tion jer­sey retails for $85. The socks are $18. This lim­it­ed edi­tion jer­sey is avail­able for pur­chase though your local Ibis deal­er or online at store​.bis​cy​cles​.com

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Andy Grayson’s tri­als bike, still going strong decades later!

Prod­uct Highlights

  • The light­weight mesh fab­ric is high­ly breath­able for extra com­fort in hot­ter conditions
  • Con­cealed, zipped pock­et for a lift card or small valuables
  • Cut to fit with body armor

Avail­able for pur­chase though your local Ibis deal­er or online at store​.bis​cy​cles​.com