This bike rocks! It features IBEX's latest all aluminum full-suspension frame with full cartridge bearings and an extremely nice component selection including quick stopping Tektro Io Disc Brakes, a 24-speed Shimano Alivio/Deore drivetrain and Rock Shox Judy TT suspension fork.
7005 Aluminum Frame
Rock Shox Judy TT 100mmm Fork
DNM Adjustable Rear Shock
24-Speeds / Alivio Rapidfire Shifters
Shimano Alivio/Deore Drivetrain
Tektro Io Disc Brakes
Alex TD-17 Alloy Rims for Disc
Kenda K-857 Tires
Available April 2003 - taking reservations now at special pre-launch prices
Submitted by Steve - 5/21/2003 9:54:13 PM
Price - $500, Deore/Alivio drive train, rapid fire shifters, Tektro disk brakes work great, Alex disk specific double wall rims, frame seems very strong.
Judy TT fork is on almost every budget full suspension bike on the planet, but its not good enough for this bike.
Less Than A Month
I shopped around a lot online and in shops looking for a budget full suspension bike that wasn't junk. This is the best 'bang for the buck' I could find. I've been riding it a couple of weeks and am very impressed with the ride and feel of this bike! I'm already riding trails I would never have attempted on my old hardtail. Get this bike, take off the Judy TT and sell it on ebay. Get a Marzocchi EXR and you'll have a very good bike for under $600. Really the Judy TT isn't a bad fork, much better than lots of other forks and this bike has the 100 mm travel model, but for another $100 you can have a much better fork. Also, Ibex has great customer service. Before buying, I emailed questions and received replies within a few hours. When I got the bike and was putting it together, I emailed a question and received a phone call from Jack within about an hour an a half! If you want a good bike at a great price, Give this newer company a shot, I think you'll like what you get. I give this bike the highest rating possible because of the quality you get for under $500 - no one else comes close.