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IbisHakkaMX Disc Frameset
Item # IBS005P
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Note: Actual inseam is not the same as pant inseam.
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April 22, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
Ibis may have been early to the game with their dropped chainstays and internal 31.6 dropper routing, but by no means does that make the Hakka obsolete now. The current frameset has gone through a few tweaks, but it remains one of the fastest and most capable gravel bikes on the market. Set up with 700c rims, you can expect to smash all of your local segments while swapping out for a wide 650b wheelset will offer plush confidence over chunky terrain. The frame is stiff, sure, but that is what you would expect for a performance gravel frame. If you wish to smooth out the ride, I'd suggest starting with a 650b setup and grabbing a carbon seatpost. I haven't had a chance to try out the Hakka's bike-packing capabilities, but I am minorly annoyed with the lack of mounts. Aside from that, I have no complaints with an otherwise excellent gravel bike offering from Ibis. Contact me if you'd like help setting up your own custom Hakka build!
March 17, 2020
Decent bike w some flaws
- I've used it several times
The good: The overall quality of the frameset is nice. It is a fast, efficient bike - it accelerates really well. It tracks nicely at speed. It’s reasonably light. It has a T47 bottom bracket, hooray. The bad: It is perhaps too stiff, not very ‘compliant’. It has a 31.6 seatpost, an odd choice for this kind of bike and it makes the ride harsher. The chainstays are slightly long at 430, stifling the handling a bit. There is a ‘mud shelf’ behind the bottom bracket, a bit of a design flaw.
January 29, 2020
One of the best do it all bikes!
- I've used it several times
I have been researching the purchase of a new road/rain/gravel bike for over a year. I've looked at steel, titanium, and carbon frames. I have been riding for decades, commuting to work on my Surly Crosscheck, racing on my Bianchi INFINITO CV, and trail riding on my Niner hard tail mountain bike. After testing many bikes I found the Ibis Hakka to be the perfect do it all bike for my needs. I live in Seattle where the weather is wet four months of the year. I wanted to build a winter training bike that I could also ride off-road. Important factors were a lively yet stable geometry. I also wanted a light yet durable bike with high-performance, responsive ride. I choose to build the bike with a 2x Ultegra Mechanical shifting/ hydraulic brakes because the majority of my riding would be on wet roads. My race bike has Ultegra Di2 but I thought mechanical shifting made more sense given the amount of rainy weather riding I expected to do. What I love about the Hakka MX: The geometry is perfect. The bike has a nimble, agile feel while still being rock solid and stable at speed. Its not nervous like a race or crit bike, but its not lazy like a cruiser either. In my opinion it delivers the perfect balance of performance and stability especially for training and riding off-road. The Hakka MX has the ability to utilize larger 40mm tires that provide a very secure grip when riding on wet roads and off-road. The front fender mounts are perfect. They are hidden and allow for a simple secure mounting for standard fenders. The Hakka MX also has a pedaling efficiency that reminds me every time I get out of the saddle to pedal. It's large, stiff bottom bracket feels like 100% of my energy is devoted into forward motion. What I don't like. The rear fender mount, aka the hand job fender mount is non-functional for larger fenders. I'm not sure what Ibis were thinking with its design. On my bike the hand job nut is too close to the wheel to fit a fender when running 40 mm tires. Moreover it is not even parallel to the top of the tire so even if I were running smaller tires the fender would be tilted when secured to the canted hand job nut. I would love for Ibis to redesign the hand job to be rotated 90 degrees so standard rear fender mounts could be utilized. This would be an easy fix and simple upgrade to any existing Hakka MX. In summary, I LOVE my HAKKA MX. The beauty is only surpassed by its performance. I could not be happier (well a better rear fender mount would make me happier!) Update to my fender mount issues: I contacted Ibis via their email help line. They responded quickly and sent me two new mounts to try. Sure enough the smaller mount fit and now my rear fender is perfectly secure. I am now completely satisfied with the bike and the fantastic support from Ibis!
March 5, 2020
Hi Gregg. It seems like it has been raining more than 4 months of the year lately! My question is - when you say that you received 2 new mounts, does that mean that you removed and replaced the 'handjob' that came with your bike? The handjob can be easily removed?