TRAIL HEAD CYCLERY BECAME A DEALER OF THESE FINE STEEDS OVER A YEAR BEFORE THEY RETURNED FROM THE CRYPT. HOW IS THAT YOU ASK? WELL, I WAS AT A BIG TRADE SHOW IN VEGAS WHEN A FRIEND OF MINE GRABBED MY SHOULD AND SAID, “LARS, YOU GOTTA GO CHECK OUT IBIS!” TO WHICH I REPLIED “WADE, THOSE GUYS ARE GONE.” WADE: “YEA, WELL THEY’RE BACK AND YOU HAVE TO SEE WHAT THEY’VE DONE!” ME “OH REEEEEALLY? WHICH WAY? WADE: “RIGHT OVER THERE.” ME: “OH MY!! THAT’S AN IBIS?!”
Those who know me, know how particular I am with suspension and that I don’t bring in bikes that I haven’t ridden first and fully approve of. At that time, Ibis didn’t have any bikes ready to ride, but they were looking for 30 dealers in the USA to partner with and after meeting the family there and just admiring the sexy as all get out frame they called the Mojo, well, I couldn’t resist. I gave them my opening order that day in the coolest Airstream you’ve ever seen.
Damn, when was that anyhow? A while back, 2005ish? No, had to be 2004. Well, a year went by and I found myself at the trade show again inside that beautiful Airstream and I still had not received a single Mojo. It just wasn’t ready for prime time yet. The thing about the guys at Ibis is they are truly OCD, and they all had more than enough knowledge from working and making bikes with other names on them that putting out a bike that wasn’t dialed always comes back to bite a cheek off. But, a couple of months later our first Mojo arrived and the world of mountain bikes changed for the better.
The relationship we have with Ibis is really special and it’s not just one thing that makes it so.
Do their bikes ride amazingly well? Yes. Do they hold up to the test of time? Oh yea. Do they design and assemble them all thirty minutes from THC? Doesn’t hurt. How about customer service? Second to none. Do they love Emily’s Muffins? Ok, so some call me the muffin man… The point is, we love working with Ibis for so many reasons that it makes it really easy for us to recommend their bikes.