Oso

(Current)

Oso: Forest Service Green
Oso 23 green
Oso: Storm Blue
Oso 23 1600 blue

A whole new sport demands a whole new bike. Built from the ground up to deliver a new level of smooth, fast, and durable performance, the full-carbon-fiber Oso features our first-ever upper-link suspension dw-link platform. It stacks 155mm of rear travel with 170mm up front and is powered by a Bosch Performance line CX motor.

Version V1
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Wheel Size 29” up to 2.5" tires on L/XL, 27.5" up to 2.6" on S/M
Front Travel 170mm forks (Max 190mm)
Rear Travel 155mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 203mm post mount / 220mm max
Chainstay Length S/M 439mm, L/XL 444mm
Bottom Bracket NA
Chainline 55mm chainline, 182mm Q Factor
Chainguide Compatible with Bosch Smart System Chain Guides (M/L/XL), Gen 4 (S)
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Forrest Service Green or Storm Blue
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty Lifetime
Electronics Warranty 2 Years
Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
Battery Bosch 750 Wh Powertube (M/L/XL), 625 Wh Powertube (S)
Charger Bosch Smart System Charger
Display Bosch Kiox 300
Oso specs green 28927
Oso specs blue 28927
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Ibis Oso Shock Removal

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

Removing the shock on the Ibis Oso is necessary to perform a full suspension service. It is important to remove the rear shock eyelet hardware when sending the shock in for service at an authorized service center.

The following materials are required:

  • 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm Allen wrenches
  • Torque Wrench capable of achieving 20nm
  • Loctite 243
  • Antiseize

The Oso is compatible with the Fox X2, Fox DHX2 Coil (MY21 and newer) and Fox DPX2 (MY18 and newer). It is not compatible with the Fox Float X, DHX, Rockshox, DVO, or Cane Creek products. When attempting to install a shock not on the approved list, please deflate the shock and cycle through the entire stroke to verify clearance.

Installing a 205x65mm trunnion shock provides 170mm of rear travel. We recommend pairing this with a 190mm Rockshox Zeb, a 190mm Fox 40 (with 48mm offset crowns), or a 180mm Fox 38.

If you have any questions, please feel free contact us via email: AskChuck@ibiscycles.com

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Ibis Oso Battery Install

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

Swapping the Ibis Oso’s battery is a quick and easy process! All you need is a 6mm allen wrench. Bosch recommends storing the battery auxiliary from the bike in below freezing temperatures (0 degrees celsius, 32 degrees fahrenheit).

If you have any questions, please feel free contact us via email: AskChuck@ibiscycles.com

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Ibis Oso Motor Installation and Removal

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

Uninstalling the motor on the Ibis Oso is a quick and easy way to access the dropper posts housing and Bosch components. These include the lower battery mount, charge port, lights wiring, speed sensor wire, and power cable.

The following tools are required:

  • 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm Allen wrenches
  • T20
  • Torque Wrench capable of achieving 20nm
  • Chain tool

If you have any questions, please feel free contact us via email: AskChuck@ibiscycles.com

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Ibis Oso Bushing Service

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

Servicing the Ibis Oso’s linkage is essential to keeping your bike's suspension running smoothly.

The following materials are required:

  • 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm Allen wrenches
  • Chainring Nut Wrench
  • Torque Wrench capable of achieving 20nm
  • Slick Honey
  • Loctite 243
  • Antiseize

We recommend cleaning and re-greasing the bushings with slick honey annually, and replacing the bushings in their entirety after two seasons of use.

We strongly recommend purchasing links and replacing those, rather than trying the DIY bearing replacement route, which can result in cursing, crooked bearing installation, bruised egos, and possible damage to the link. New upper links can be purchased on our webstore.

We offer a lifetime warranty on our bushings to the original owner. Please fill out this form. You can also purchase bushings here.

To replace the swingarms bearings, we recommend taking the bike to an Authorized Ibis Retailer. This procedure is very delicate and requires professional experience as well as specialized tooling.

If you have any questions, please feel free contact us via email: AskChuck@ibiscycles.com

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Ibis OSO Battery Cradle Adjustment

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

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Ibis Oso Chainguide Adjustment

Added on: Oct 04, 2022

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Oso Specific FAQs

All our manuals are available here.

Tel: 1-833-BOSCH-EB (267-2432) or at their website here.

The Oso has a Bosch Performance Line CX Motor. Sizes medium through XL utilizes a 750 Wh Powertube battery. The Oso is charged via the Bosch Smart System Charger.


The size small utilizes a BES2/GEN4 Bosch Motor & 625 Wh Powertube battery.

It takes six hours to fully charge the battery and just over two hours for a 50% charge.

Yes, but the bike is optimized around a 44 mm offset fork. The 51 mm-offset fork shortens the trail (the distance between the contact patch and the steering axis), which can cause the front end to feel less stable. We prefer it with a 42-48 mm offset fork, but the choice is yours.

The Oso is compatible with the Fox X2, Fox DHX2 Coil (MY21 and newer), Fox DPX2 (MY18 and newer), Marzocchi Bomber Air, DVO Jade X, DVO Topaz Gen 3, and öhlins TTX Air. It is not compatible with the Fox Float X, DHX, Rockshox, DVO, or Cane Creek products.

When attempting to install a shock not on the approved list, please deflate the shock and cycle through the entire stroke to verify clearance.

Yes, installing a 205x65mm trunnion shock provides 170mm of rear travel. We recommend pairing this with a 190mm Rockshox Zeb, a 190mm Fox 40 (with 48mm offset crowns), or a 180mm Fox 38.

No. The hydraulic hose's diameter is too large for the frame's internal cable tunnels. However, the Reverb AXS is compatible!

The small and medium Oso ship with a 27.5” rear wheel. The large and extra-large use a different 29” specific rear triangle. We do not recommend installing a 27.5” wheel on the large and extra-large sizes as it lowers the bottom bracket height.

No, currently we do not offer 27.5" or 29" swing arm kits aftermarket.

The Oso is designed to accommodate tires up to 2.5” wide. We recommend double-checking fitment before riding.

Due to the diverse range of free hub body types and cassette spacing, some drivetrains can accommodate different max front chainrings. The Sram GX Cable 12-speed Eagle 10/52 Tooth drivetrain can accommodate a max 36T chainring. Shimano microspline drivetrains and SRAM T Type have a maximum of 34T.

The use of oval chainrings is not approved by Bosch as they can cause issues with the drive unit.

The Oso fits a 26 oz Purist water bottle on medium, large and extra large frames. The size small frame is compatible with an Abloc Arrive S (550ml/18.5oz), Specialized Big Mouth (21oz), and Polar Bottle (15oz) when used with an Arundel Side Loader Cage.

Our complete GX build in size Large weighs 53 lbs (24 kg).

Many of our paints are available online via My Perfect Color. Some automotive retailers have the ability to custom match paint.

The PMS color codes for for our frames are:

  • Storm Blue:
    • Primary Color: YS 7363 + pearl (G)
    • Accent Color: PMS 7547
    • Accent Color: PMS 4177
  • Forrest Service Green:
    • Primary Color: PMS 2457 + pearl (G)
    • Accent Color: PMS 5615
    • Accent Color: PMS Black

General FAQs

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Geo oso

170mm Fork (584mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 394 15.5 415 16.3 415 16.3 427 16.8
Top Tube Length B 573 22.6 607 23.9 638 25.1 669 26.3
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 90 3.5 106 4.2 122 4.8 139 5.5
Chainstay Length D 439 17.3 439 17.3 444 17.5 444 17.5
Seat Tube Angle E 77° 77° 77° 77° 78° 78° 79° 79°
Head Tube Angle G 64° 64° 64° 64° 64° 64° 64° 64°
Wheelbase H 1206 47.5 1242 48.9 1294 50.9 1341 52.8
BB (L/XL with Maxxis Minion 29x2.5WT tires, S/M with 27.5x2.5WT rear tire). 341 13.4 341 13.4 340 13.4 340 13.4
BB Drop K 31 1.2 31 1.2 31 1.2 31 1.2
Stack I 621 24.4 635 25 650 25.6 665 26.2
Reach J 430 16.9 460 18.1 500 19.7 540 21.3
Saddle Height F 655 25.8 705 27.8 765 30.1 820 32.3
Standover 677 26.7 714 28.1 729 28.7 731 28.8
Trail 132 5.2 132 5.2 132 5.2 132 5.2

L/XL comes with Maxxis Minion 29x2.5WT tires, S/M comes with a Maxxis Minion 29x2.5WT front tire and a 27.5x2.5WT rear tire.

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–163CM5'0"–5' 4"
m
160–173CM5'3"–5' 8"
l
170–185CM5'7"-6'1"
xl
183–196CM6'–6'5"

Dropper Post Saddle Height Calculations

Do not try to insert your post deeper than these measurements. Forcing the post can result in a seat tube failure.

IMPORTANT: Before riding, check the saddle to tire clearance with the dropper post fully dropped and the air out of the shock with frame compressed to bottom out. Small and Medium minimums are controlled by tire bottom out.

Frame measurement Small Medium Large X-Large
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (mm) 206 230 230 234

Bike Yoke Revive

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
125 Min 619 616 n/a n/a
  Max 711 732 n/a n/a
160 Min 687 684 688 n/a
  Max 760 781 781 n/a
185 Min n/a 734 737 744
  Max n/a 801 800 815
213 Min n/a n/a 801 808
  Max n/a n/a 864 879

Fox Transfer

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
125 Min 614 612 n/a n/a
  Max 690 712 n/a n/a
150 Min 668 651 655 n/a
  Max 744 765 764 n/a
175 Min n/a 707 710 731
  Max n/a 821 820 835
200 Min n/a n/a 765 772
  Max n/a n/a 875 890

Reverb AXS

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
125 Min 635 633 n/a n/a
  Max 736 757 n/a n/a
150 Min 684 681 685 n/a
  Max 775 806 805 n/a
170 Min n/a 720 724 731
  Max n/a 845 845 859
Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Motor
Motor bolts 20 Loctite 243 if no green threadpatch
Motor cover Guard 2 Grease
Motor Bash Guard 2 Grease
Downtube Bash Guard 2 Grease
Upper Battery Mount 12 Grease
Lower Battery Mount 15 (T30 Torx Bolts) Loctite 243 if no green thread patch. Clean threads and reapply Loctite for reinstallation
Speed Sensor Cable Clip 2 Grease
Charge Port Exterior Bolts Barely Tight/Just Touching Dry
Battery Door Cover Quarter turn: left to release, right to latch None
Suspension
Forward Shock Mount Bolts 12 Inside of the trunnion mount threads should be treated with Loctite 243 (if no green threadpatch on bolt)
Rear Shock Bolt 10 Titanium Bolts: Ti anti-seize on shaft and threads
Linkage
Top Upper Link Bolt 20 Loctite 243 on threads (if no green threadpatch), grease on flange
Bottom Upper Link Bolt 20 Loctite 243 on threads (if no green threadpatch), grease on flange
Lower Link 6mm Side Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease under bolt head
Lower Link 5mm Pinch Bolts 8 Loctite 243
Misc
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Seat Binder 7 Grease
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 25 Dry (reverse thread!)
Rear Axle 12 Grease