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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by -C-, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. -C-

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  2. mntbiker2

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    cool :pirate2:
     
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    I wonder if he will have a special one off Carbon Fiber 4X bike.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    No kidding! Man... that's a something I woulda never seen comin.
     
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    That explains all of the prototypes I saw in The Bike Company the other day.
     
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    wtf?
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Definently cool, but I thought he'd be with a bigger manufacturer
     
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    I feel like this is a joke. It's totally strange that the X time world champion can not get a better ride.
     
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    i think you will find that you are mistaken if you think that ibis is a crap company. a small company that is willing to work closely with lopes on custom bikes is perfect.
     
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    Is Ibis going to continue liscensing the DW Link?
     
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    No here is the new signature LopeZ Ibis Bow-ti

     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I've already dropped Brian a line to find out about this. I was told last week that an official announcement was due this week, but didn't see Ibis coming, that's for sure. They do make rad bikes though.
     
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    Isn't Ibis the company that will have the DW link for 09?
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    They've been making them for a few years already...
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Ya, and their XC trail bikes are rockets. Such nice bikes. Attention to detail is second to none.
     
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    That's awesome! I am glad he didn't go with a big company like mongoose or something. Maybe I will run into him now, Ibis is located across the street from my work!
     
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    Uhmmm, he rode for Pacific (mongoose) for 6 years, that is where he left from.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    hahaha.
     
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    So... GT is pacific? :hmm:
     
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    Pamela Anderson has fake whappers too.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Great move by Ibis. If this will not help them get tons exposure they are in trouble.
     
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    ok now we just need pictures of the new ibis 4x bike to lust over ^^
    and then say "looks flexy" and "i am afraid of a carbon bike breaking while i am just riding along"

    good news for ibis
    i am certainly looking forward to what they will think up up for him
     
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    I think you misinterpreted me. I was not at all implying that Ibis was a crap company. What I meant is that I find it hard to believe that Lopes can go from riding for some of the biggest players in the industry to a relatively small company like Ibis. I think Ibis is an amazing company and has always pushed the envelope of design over the years.

    If I were to guess, I would say that Lopes will have another larger co-sponsor on board.
     
  27. Nick

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    I'm SURE Lopes will continue to have several large co-sponsors on board. That is how he's run his gig for some years now, no?
     
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    Lopes is 36, he is at a time in his life and bike career he wanted to finally ride bikes he loved and not worry about anything else. Lopes' frame deals are just a co-sponsor, like a set of grips. We used to laugh about all the demands GT would make and they were about #3 on his pay scale.

    Between Oakley, Bell, Easton, Hayes, ODI, Sportsmobile etc...he already is making 6 figures. He is lucky to be in the position that he spent the last few months hooking up with all these bike companies, riding their bikes and being able to CHOOSE what he wanted to ride and help develop...not to mention IBIS gets a guy that races XC, DH, 4X, Slalom, Road, Cyclocross, BMX, Track, Unicycles, Beach Path, Tricycles, Recumbents, etc...
     
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    Fraser in the last line of that you wrote "got to..." instead of go to.

    P.S. I just got the Orange catalog, your pictures in it are sick.
     
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    Glad he showed such class in his parting with GT.
     
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    Didn't he race a rickshaw dude for some $$$ as well one time?

    Wish he would have gone to Commencal...Him and Cedric would have been a good show.
     
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    Ibis riskshaw :)
     
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    I guess this will give us a chance to see if he has the ability to move bikes off the sales floor.
     
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    I'm personally stoked to see a smaller, boutique bike company have such a major racer on board.
     
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    This is the bike that lopes will be riding thrue the whole 4x season.A Ibis Mojo SL


    from the pinkbike news artical:

    This is what current World Cup Champion Brian Lopes had to say:

    " I'm thrilled to be riding what in my opinion is the best looking and best riding bike on the market. I personally tested numerous bikes and the Ibis Mojo has won hands down as the best all-around machine. Which was the main driver for my decision, shortly followed by the the like-ability of the Ibis owners, their future products, heritage and long-term commitment and vision to make the ultimate working bikes in the market. To me it was a perfect fit."

    This is what Scot Nicol from Ibis had to say:

    "Ibis' collaboration with Brain Lopes is all about eyes and ears. There are a lot of riders who still don't know who or what Ibis is all about. I want them to hear what Brian has to say about the Mojo. I want them to see what Brian can do on our bikes, and once and for all end any speculation about whether or not carbon fiber is strong enough for a mountain bike. Brian's credibility and endorsement of Ibis will cause a lot of new customers to take a look at the Mojo for its functional beauty, the dw-link's plush efficiency and the durable lightweight performance of the Mojo's monocoque carbon fiber frame."
     
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    So... what's it take to be Brian's PR web-forum rep? :thumb: :wave: ;)

    It sounds like a good match for both Ibis and Lopes.

    I have fond memories of drool-worth castellano-designed Ibis' in the mid-90s. I still remember the day I saw a red Szazbo at a shop for the first time. It was one of those bikes you only ever expected to see in the magazines, but to see it at one of the local shops was something else!

    Speaking of which... I've yet to see one of their new bikes around... I guess they're still quite new.
     
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    Well... in the "no more DW link Sunday next year" thread, I jokingly speculated that IBIS would be the new DW Link DH bike for next year.

    Hmmm. Maybe I'm not really as dumb as I look. I can just see BL rocking the proto Ibis at Whistler this year.

    Or, maybe I really am just a little on the stoopid side.
     
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    Ibis has had dw link for a while now, it's new with 2008. I saw one of their newer mojos ridden at the last parkfield classic. It was getting beat on pretty hard and held up fine. Seemed like a fun bike.