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  • Ibis Oso – A 170mm e-beast with integrated lights
  • stwhannah
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    Ibis reveals its very late entry into the e-MTB market. The Oso is firmly aimed at the big descents scene, being approved for dual crown forks and up …

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    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    The San Andreas is back!

    wool
    Full Member

    It is beautiful!! Selling my kidneys right now.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    How much! No Kashima, no AXS – and worst of all no head tube badge!

    Oh and it looks like it’s trying to channel the Mountain Cycle San Andreas!

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I B So-So is a bold marketing slogan…

    endoverend
    Full Member

    £10,999…mmm 2 years energy bills or this…reading the mood music a bit off much?

    andyspaceman
    Full Member

    It’s a silly price, I’m not interested in buying an eMTB, but that sure is pretty. Nice to see something different and original looking. Even if it doesn’t have a proper headbadge.

    Daffy
    Full Member

    I like it, especially in that Yeti blue, but is that really the best “integrated solution” they could come up with for the rear light?

    EDIT – also, when the bike is loaded – can you actually see it, or is it obscured by the rear wheel/tyre? I suppose most people won’t actually be using it so it’s more of a gimmick. Back on topic – I still like it. I’d like it more if it weren’t an ebike.

    leegee
    Full Member

    I’ve had 2 Ripmo frames crack under the down tube guard, the guard on this doesnt even cover the width of the downtube.

    darlobiker
    Full Member

    £10,999…mmm 2 years energy bills or this…reading the mood music a bit off much?

    I’m reading this in the dark right now.

    lightfighter762
    Full Member

    Rush lights man. Work well and some nice smoke.

    chrismac
    Full Member

    £11k and it comes with a mid range build and weighs 52lb. At this rate the petrol versions will be lighter as well as cheaper

    ads678
    Full Member

    Is that Ibis or IBIS?

    doomanic
    Full Member

    I’m not convinced by the looks but the marketeers have done a good job and I like what I’ve just read about it. No surprise that it’s heavy with that huge 750Wh battery. This made me laugh;

    the most dependable motor on the market, with a 25,000- mile design life

    Mine died at 2700 miles while sat in the garage!

    julians
    Free Member

    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-2023-ibis-oso-not-an-electric-ripmo.html

    Mine died at 500 miles ,also whilst in the garage.

    Replacement motor has been fine for 1500 miles so far – touch wood

    Robz
    Full Member

    That is hideous.

    Reminds me of a Polygon.

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    Cirtainly isnt a looker…..

    MrAgreeable
    Full Member

    Oso = Spanish for bear, innit.

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    Oso = Spanish for bear, innit.

    They’re saying it’s shit in the woods? 🐻

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    Seems to divide opinion. I think it looks great and I would not usually say that about an Ibis. The spec/value ratio is a bit dubious though.

    stcolin
    Free Member

    The IBIS fanbois have been losing their minds over this and the new badge. A few heads have exploded on the FB groups. Interesting design, always wondered what the flex/stiffness is like in rear swingarms like that. Still, 11000 fat ones for a mountain bike will always be madness to me.

    jonesyboy
    Free Member

    These manufacturers are really out of touch with reality, you can buy a KTM 350 and have change at that price.

    Someone somewhere is making hideous amounts of money

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    Here’s the issue I see with eeb pricing for these kind of bikes (£11k example)

    – You have lets say 4k worth of other parts at full retail not including the motor if Im generous.
    – You have maybe £2k worth of battery and motor with a fair wind behind it at retail if there was such a thing.
    – You still have £5k left to pay, and thats when you’re paying retail price for OE parts.

    It makes no sense.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    You may be able to guess that I’m not opposed to 5 figure bikes.

    What I can’t get my head around is when they come with mid range parts. I can build the blingest of boutique bikes for this sort of money (paying, largely, retail I might add), yet you still see these bikes with not top of the range kit. This has a GX groupset. Not even AXS. Mental.

    (Not just Ibis)

    julians
    Free Member

    – You still have £5k left to pay, and thats when you’re paying retail price for OE parts.

    brand value obviously!

    only joking – the pricing is clearly nuts, not just ebikes, but a lot of normal bikes too. The cost of sum of the parts is many thousands of pounds less than the purchase price , I know they’ve got to cover their design,development, marketing, warranty , transport, brand value, profit etc etc costs in the purchase price of the bikes, but this level of “fat” in the price seems excessive.

    Speeder
    Full Member

    It’s hideous and way too expensive – as above I don’t expect the total price for a full build to be add all the RRPs of all the components up and then add a couple of grand.

    At £11k!, that thing (ugh it’s ugly) should have the best of the best fitted and err – it doesn’t. IBIS playing on some fantasy credibility/prestige I feel.

    feed
    Full Member

    I do think it looks nice, but then again, I recently bought a secondhand blue Polygon XQUARONE which I think (but most would disagree) looks great.

    2019 Polygon XQUARONE EX7 SRAM GX

    Re price, I’m sure, like most companies, they’ve done their market research and not priced it at a “reasonable” price but what they think the target market will pay for it. I’ll never be part of the target market for this 🙂

    Blackflag
    Free Member

    They’re saying it’s shit in the woods?

    Very good.

    zerocool
    Full Member

    @Jonesyboy – but you can’t ride a KTM 350 around your local trail centre, bike park or local woods. As a matter of fact you’re pretty limited as to where you can ride moto at all these days.

    I wish people wouldn’t keep making this stupid comparison to dirt bikes. I mean you could buy a second hand car for less than that but you still won’t be driving it anywhere fun (for free).

    I get that bikes are too bloody expensive in general, but still don’t understand all the e bike hate.

    oily76
    Full Member

    Agree they are expensive, but $4k for a brand new boutique carbon FS frame (say $3k?), 38 forks, wheels, tyres, groupset, brakes, dropper, saddle, bars, stem, grips, headset, bottom bracket seems a bit light…

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    That light illuminates the rear tyre perfectly, but does nothing else.

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