Ibis Hakka MX Reveal

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Ibis is proud to announce the newest bike to their lineup, the Hakka MX. The Hakka MX is their answer to the Swiss Army Knife. It’s the bike we’d choose if, heaven forbid, we could only have one bike. The Hakka MX is a gravel bike. It’s also a cross bike and a road bike. The Ibis team has logged a few bike packing trips on the Hakka too. You can outfit the bike with 27.5 mountain bike wheels, where it’ll accept up to a 2.1” tire.

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In 700c mode, it’ll accommodate very nicely tires from 23c to over 40c.With the hydraulic brakes being so good on CX/road/gravel bikes now, coupled with the ability to run big-volume big-traction tires, this bike is a total blast on dirt (especially fast flowing singletrack).

Hakka MX Features

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Ability to run 700C Wheels or 27.5″ Wheels

“You can run any number of 700 x 40c tires for the ultra-plush Barcalounger style ride. We like this size tire for bikepacking and burlier terrain, or if you simply want to be prepared for whatever mother nature and the road less traveled wants to throw at you. Our standard tire if you’re going for the 700c option is the Schwalbe G-One in a 700 x 40c size.

A lot of times we find ourselves not needing the burly capabilities of the 40c tire, yet want a tire that will give us good performance in a trouble-free size. In this instance a 33c tire is a confidence-inspiring choice. There are numerous tire choices in this size, and a lot of Cyclocross racers prefer tires around this size.

We don’t want to downplay the Hakka MX’s capabilities as a pure cross bike. This is a bike that can race competitive cross at the highest levels, and in fact it will venture onto the cyclocross World Cup scene this year. We’ve been testing the Hakka MX for nearly a year now, and our lead engineer on the project, Andy Jacques-Maynes, has ridden it to two victories in competitive local cyclocross races.

If you want to go full roadie, or nearly full roadie, we approve. With a road bike standard 70mm bottom bracket drop and a 1000g carbon fiber frame, the Hakka transforms itself effortlessly into a RAD (Ride All Day) comfort cruiser. Although it’s definitely not a criterium bike (remember those?), we’ve steepend the head angle on the top three sizes of Hakka (compared to the prior version) for a little more snap. Throw some lightweight 25c tires on the bike and you can blend in with the pack on your Saturday club ride.

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If you’d like to foray into Monstercross BEAST mode, we recommend a set of 27.5″ wheels with a set of 2.1 tires mounted (we like the Schwalbe Thunder Burt’s). We’re seeing more and more people embrace the floatation traction and comfort advantages of the 27.5″ wheels for light offroad and gravel use. ”

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All the cable routing is internal, and we use our new plastic ports to allow maximum adaptability for whatever spec a rider would want.  We also have a slick Di2 battery mount for complete Di2 integration.

We are big fans of the T47 bottom bracket standard, so have included that on the Hakka. We like the T47 because it allows a beefy 30mm spindle, and the bb simply threads into the frame so your bike mechanic won’t hate on you and your bb won’t creak on you.

142mm through axle rear dropout spacing

T47 Threaded Bottom Bracket

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We are big fans of the T47 bottom bracket standard, so have included that on the Hakka. We like the T47 because it allows a beefy 30mm spindle, and the bb simply threads into the frame so your bike mechanic won’t hate on you and your bb won’t creak on you.

Versatile Internal Cable Routing

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Compression Molded Carbon Dropouts

Disc Brake Compatible

The Hakka MX has some nice flat-mount rear disc mounts and utilizes a 160mm rotor. and you’ll notice fender mounts on the seat stays (removable at the bottom of the stays) and forward by the bottom bracket yoke. The ENVE fork does not have fender mounts, but there’s a good one you can purchase an externally attached one here that requires no built in fender mounts.

Two Color Choices, Fireball or Coal

Dropper Post Compatible

Headset is: IS 41/28.6 upper, IS 52/40 lower

1.5″ Tapered Head Tube

Warranty: 7 years

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