About the Build

In our never ending desire to custom assemble, change up and otherwise modify stock bicycles, we riled at the opportunity to get a Ibis Tranny for one of our favorite Colonels. Read into that what you may, but this bike not only got us excited from first thought, but all the way through to the first ride. Best of all, we’ve got a customer, that couldn’t be happier, with the ending.

Please allow me to elaborate, and don’t worry, I won’t spare any of the dirty details. The Tranny from Ibis is a lightweight, nimble little minx of a 29er hard tail. With a sleek frame weighing in at a sexy little 3.08 lbs, it’s obviously going to be an easy one to throw around and get into every position you like. As our build went, the single speed conversion is as easy as 1-2-3, and if you so desire, you can add the mouse like quietness of a Gates Carbon Belt Drive; it’s totes compatible. On top of all that, you can break this little guy down into two sections for super compact travel… she’s got a bolt on rear end.

Build Specs

  • Frame Ibis tranny
  • Fork Fox
  • Headset Cane creek
  • Stem truvativ
  • Handlebars Enve riser bar
  • Handlebar Tape Lizard skin lock on north shore
  • Shifters
  • Brakes shimano xt 180 front and 160 rear
  • Seatpost truvativ
  • Saddle Fizik antres
  • Front Derailleur na
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Bottom Braket Chris king pf92
  • Cranks Shimano xt
  • Pedals Shimano xt
  • Chain Sram pc1
  • Cassette Endless cog
  • Wheels Industry nine trail
  • Tires Schwalbe Nobby nic 2.35 front, Rocket ron 2.25 rear
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