Ibis Hakkalügi $1,699.00
The Ibis Hakkalügi is back and it's ready for 'cross season. This time around, the 'Lügi is way lighter for faster accelerations and less tiresome shouldering during repeated dismounts. Traditional cues abound, as the Hakkalügi pays tongue-in-cheek respect to the cyclocross hardmen of the Flanders region of Belgium. Since cyclocross is such an intense sport, it seems right that Ibis would have some fun with this bike to lessen the severity of it all, if only until the starter's gun goes off.
The Hakkalügi is now created as a carbon fiber monocoque structure -- part of the reason that the tube joints are so sleek. The whole frame is built with pre-impregnated carbon fiber sheet, hand rolled around silicone forms, placed into a steel mold and baked until done. This unified structure assures that it is not only lighter than ever, but strong enough for serious 'cross courses, jarring dirt roads, and trail rides. The
With the move to carbon fiber, the 'Lügi also goes back to cantilever brake mounts. In comparison to V-brakes, cantis offer more mud clearance, and are well...more traditional. But perhaps, the greatest benefit of all -- the Hakkalügi once again gets a handjob. For those uninitiated, the handjob is perhaps the most coveted of rear brake cable stops. As V-brakes and then disk brakes pushed cantilevers into archaism, the need for the cable stop was gone, and regrettably so was the handjob, until now. An Enve 'Cross fork handles the steering duties up front, and the traditional, investment cast bronze Ibis bird headtube badge provides the mojo.
The Ibis Hakkalügi is available in six sizes from 47cm-61cm and comes in two colors -- Phlegmish Yellow and Black Lung. It requires the use of a 31.6mm seatpost and a 34.9mm band clamp bottom pull front derailleur. The included Enve full carbon 'Cross fork has a 1-1/8" steerer tube. 1100 grams (55 cm).
|A. Seat Tube|
|B. Top Tube||F. Standover||C. Head Tube Length||D. Head Tube Angle||E. Seat Tube Angle||Bottom Bracket Drop||Chainstay||Wheelbase|
|47||47.0cm||51.4cm||74.1cm||11.0cm||70.5 deg||73.1 deg||6.0cm||43.0cm||99.8cm|
|50||50.0cm||53.0cm||75.0cm||11.5cm||70.2 deg||72.8 deg||6.4cm||43.0cm||100.4cm|
|53||53.0cm||54.2cm||48.0cm||14.5cm||71.5 deg||72.9 deg||6.4cm||43.0cm||101.0cm|
|55||55.0cm||55.9cm||79.0cm||16.0cm||71.5 deg||72.0 deg||6.2cm||43.0cm||101.6cm|
|58||58.0cm||57.4cm||83.0cm||19.5cm||71.4 deg||71.6 deg||6.1cm||43.0cm||103.0cm|
|61||61.0cm||58.1cm||85.0cm||20.0cm||72.4 deg||72.0 deg||5.6cm||43.0cm||103.2cm|