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by Shane Stokes
November 14, 2017
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Ibis have announced a new edition of its Hakkalügi, the Hakka MX. This new model blurs the lines between cyclocross race, gravel race, bike packing and comfortable road. The Hakka MX is capable of fitting 700x40c tyres, and will also work with 27.5x.2.1in mountain bike rubber. The wide tyre clearance is afforded by low swooping asymmetric chainstays.
A few notable features include an Enve CX Disc fork up front, T47 threaded bottom bracket, dropper-post compatibility, 1x or 2x gearing compatibility and removable rear fender mounts. And on that latter point, as a nod to the Hakkalügi’s past, the older Cantilever ‘HandJob’ brake post returns in the form of a fender mount positioned within the seatstay bridge.
The full-carbon frame is said to weigh right around the 1,000g mark, 150g lighter than the previous Hakkalügi. A frame and fork is quoted at US$1,999, with complete builds starting from US$3,299. The Ibis Hakka MX will be available with either black or red paint, and is due the last week of November.
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