Why We Like The Hakka MX Disc Frameset
If we had to describe the Hakka MX Disc Frameset from Ibis in just one word, it would be versatile. Very few framesets are as capable across chip-seal county roads, mellow singletrack, week-long bikepacks, or while taking in some hot laps at your local 'cross series in the fall. Offering it as a frameset allows you to build it up for your needs or lets you transfer over that killer group that's looking for a home on a new frameset.
Feel free to build up this frameset for whatever adventure awaits. We really love the idea of hopping on the bike and rolling out from the house and hitting up whatever path or gravel road we find along the way. Previously Ibis offered the cyclocross focused Hakkalugi bike. While it did a pretty good job of crossing over into gravel and road rides, both the geometry and tire clearance hinted at its 'cross roots. The Hakka MX does indeed take cues from the OG Hakkalugi but extends its range, making it more of a complete all-rounder outside of the course tape. The term monster cross has dropped out of use with the advent of industry laden terms such as "road plus" and "gravel grinders" but Ibis is bringing it back into vernacular with MX being short for it. We feel most of you looking at this frameset plan to put the biggest tires adding comfort and traction to your off-road adventures and you'll be glad to know that the carbon monocoque frame clears a 2.1-inch tire in 27.5 mode or 40mm in 700c guise. Throw some MTB tires on for hitting trails or when maximum traction is needed on the dirt or throw some of the newer crop of wider, low pressure, gravel tires that roll fast on the tarmac without the tradeoff of not having grip when you hit the gravel. Since this bike is aimed as a potential quiver killer, we think having wheelsets in each diameter is doable and a good way to go.
Ibis mountain bikes have been built exclusively from carbon fiber for several years now and its expertise with the material means they know how to build a stiff, light, durable, and responsive frame. A tapered headtube provides the perfect foundation of unyielding stiffness needed for excellent tracking, hard braking, and out of the saddle climbing. The included ENVE fork contributes to the stiffness while working in tandem with the frame to absorb the jolts from washboard descents and all the rocks and roots found off the beaten path. One area of extra excitement for us is the bottom bracket shell. Ibis made the conscious decision to uses a threaded T47, which provides an oversized, threaded shell and cup that is easier to install and maintain and less likely to develop an irritating press-fit creaking, popping, and squeaking. A wider range of crank diameter spindles can be used without sacrificing bearing diameter and larger spindles forced in a standard diameter threaded shell. The bigger shell yields larger contact areas between the tubes offering greater drivetrain rigidity.
Internal cable routing works with mechanical and electronic groups and it keeps cables and housing from contamination, snags, and preserves the bike's clean line while having dropper post routing. Rear, removable, fender mounts at the bottom of the seatstays and the rear of the bottom bracket shell will come in handy during a muddy gravel race, winter training, or commuting. The Hakka is available in five sizes, fitting cyclists from 4 foot 11-inches to 6 foot 6-inches.
- A versatile carbon fiber all-road adventure frameset
- Longer and lower geo offers more stability over gravel and dirt
- High-modulus carbon fiber frame is light and responsive
- Disc brakes offer excellent all-weather stopping
- Tire clearance for 700x40mm or 27.5x2.1in adds traction and comfort
- Ibis redefines the Hakkalugi as the quintessential adventure bike
- Hidden fender mounts add to the year-round versatility
- T47 bottom bracket offers the advantages of an oversized shell with threaded convenience
- Item #IBS005P
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