Ibis Cycles /
Ibis was founded in 1981 by Scot ‘Chuck Ibis’ Nicol, who cut his teeth with the legendary Marin county stalwarts Joe Breeze and Charlie Cunningham.
After a change of hands and some time off, Scot returned to Ibis in 2003 with a new crew consisting of Hans Heim (industry veteran of Specialized, Bontrager & Santa Cruz), Tom Morgan (Giant, Answer & Titec) and Roxy Lo (industrial designer). They have since gone on to create some of the most cutting edge carbon fibre bicycle frames in the world.
In 2006, after over 1700 hours of design work, the first Ibis Mojo Carbon was born. This blazed the trail for what was to follow, a list of category leading bikes such as the Mojo SL, the Tranny hardtail, the Hakkalugi cyclocross frame, the Silk SL road frame and, more recently, the full suspension Mojo HD. Their desire to design bikes that 'they want to ride', will lead them to forever challenge the industry with flagship bikes. They don’t call them the ‘Kings of Carbon’ for nothing.
2pure and Ibis share a special bond that is best explained by their President, Tom Morgan. “California and Scotland share many cultural values, such as the acceptance of men in skirts. This exchange is a natural extension of the ties that already exist.”
Our relationship has involved more than distribution, with our creative team developing a UK Ibis website and going on to redevelop the US site as well.