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Ibis Hakka MX opinions

Old 02-20-19, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris(NJ) View Post
Sick bike man, congrats. I have one in red. If I saw this thread sooner I would've chimed in and recommended it. I've used this bike for relaxed road rides w/ the gf as well as plenty of legit gravel events. I'll be using it this year at Barry Roubaix, Rebeccas Private, unPAved, d2r2 and a few others. Also used it for cx, but it's not really the best for racing cross. It does fine for what it is in that category though.
Anyway, I'm sure you'll be very happy w/ the bike. It really is an amazing ride.
Thanks! Only been on the road so far and I'm quite impressed. Hoping to take it on some dirt this weekend... And then hopefully doing Nova Eroica (California) on it.
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Old 02-26-19, 09:42 AM
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Update: Finally got a chance to put it through its paces. The bike climbs REALLY well due to the light weight. The Schwalbe Thunder Burts are also fantastic... they roll pretty darn quick on pavement and are a pleasure to ride on the dirt. Coming from a road bike, it's amazing that you don't have to pick a line through the gravel. Just point it where you want to go and plow over everything. I now see how bikes like these become quiver killers... I'm glad I put helicopter tape on the bottom of the downtube.... the tires kick up a lot of small stones. Anyway, very impressed with the Hakka so far...
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Old 06-15-19, 10:27 PM
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Helicopter tape

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... I'm glad I put helicopter tape on the bottom of the downtube.... the tires kick up a lot of small stones. Anyway, very impressed with the Hakka so far...
Would mind telling me the source and size of the helicopter tape? I've got the MX on order and I do want to protect it.

BTW, which color did you get?
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Would mind telling me the source and size of the helicopter tape? I've got the MX on order and I do want to protect it.

BTW, which color did you get?
Sorry for the late response... I bought a roll from Amazon in clear. See below... You can cut it to fit any part of the bike.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotchgard-Cl...gateway&sr=8-8
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post mount front should be a feature, it allows you to use 180mm+ rotors, flat mount is limited to 160mm
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Old 06-24-19, 09:10 PM
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Thank You!!
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I took delivery of my Hakka two weeks ago. It exactly like Caliwild's, except that they were out of the alloy crank arms and substituted the carbon ones at no charge. Saves me 7 ounces. I absolutely love the bike. Handles chip sealed rods like smooth tarmac. It is my first bike with Sram components and as a life long Shimanno user I'm not sure that I like it.

I recommend this bike without any reservations!
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Originally Posted by Rvav8r View Post
I took delivery of my Hakka two weeks ago. It exactly like Caliwild's, except that they were out of the alloy crank arms and substituted the carbon ones at no charge. Saves me 7 ounces. I absolutely love the bike. Handles chip sealed rods like smooth tarmac. It is my first bike with Sram components and as a life long Shimanno user I'm not sure that I like it.

I recommend this bike without any reservations!
Congrats! Yeah, the SRAM shifting is more clunky than Shimano but the plus is that it's a more positive engagement (you sure know when it shifts!). Carbon cranks for free? Nice! I actually recently replaced the stock aluminum seapost with a carbon Ritchey Flexlogic one and it now feels even smoother over small bumps... I'm debating whether I need a dropper on this thing... And also debating whether I need some flared gravel bars instead of the stock road bars on there now... Anyway, enjoy the ride!
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