PRESS RELEASE

Dial in Your Width With Adjustable Handlebars from Ibis

Words Ibis Cycles
Date Jul 17, 2018

When it comes to handlebar width, “one size fits all” doesn’t work. Not only is bar width determined by the size of the rider, it also depends on personal preference and where you ride. But many people are reluctant to cut down their expensive bars because it’s a one-way change. As a result, we’ve seen many riders using bars that were either too wide or too narrow. So we created a fit solution that would make it easy to experiment with different bar widths.

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Our new Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars are adjustable. Using two 25mm wide aluminum inserts that thread into the ends of the bar, you can easily swap between 750mm and 800mm. Or, you can cut the inserts to any measurement in between. 

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For instance, take 10mm off each end for a total 780 width. Change your mind? Replacement inserts are just $15. Like our venerable MORON tubing from the 90’s, there is more on the ends of these bars. 

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But don’t all the really fast people run 800s? Both Robin Wallner and Lew Buchanan, two of the fastest enduro racers in the world, are just under the 6’ mark. Both of them prefer a 760mm wide bar. Our top female athlete, Bex Baraona, is around 5’7. She cuts her bars down to 740mm. Even people who prefer 800mm bars sometimes ride in places where the trail is so narrow they would prefer a shorter bar but would want the 800mm width back as soon as they’re on their home trails. 

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The bar comes in two versions, a Lo-Fi 10mm rise and Hi-Fi 30mm rise, both with a 31.8mm clamp. Even with the added adjustability, the bars are still remarkably light. The Hi-Fi weighs 249g. The Lo-Fi comes in at 238g. 

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The handlebars are now shipping on XT, X01, and XX1 equipped completes. They’re also available on NX and GX builds for a small upgrade fee. The bars will be available aftermarket this Fall and will retail for $169.99. Just like our frames and wheels, the bars are backed by our seven-year warranty. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. 

Comments

nouseforaname
+1 Andy Eunson
Nouseforaname  - July 17, 2018, 8:20 a.m.

Didn't ODI already do this 5 years ago? Or am i imagining that? ODI Wingtips?

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tehllama42
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Tehllama42  - July 17, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

So, why not include integral tire tube patch strip applicators and a spare link replacement or three-hex-bit side as an option?  I'd argue that's enough innovation for me to want to care...
Then again I have access to a CNC lathe, and run moto brushguards anyway (along with 810 bars).

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JBV
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James Vasilyev  - July 17, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

pics of these brushguards or your making it up.

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tehllama42
+2 James Vasilyev Niels
Tehllama42  - July 17, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

TehWhip

If you knew how many cactus spines were readily available on my convenient loops, there would be zero reason to doubt my setup.

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