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Adam D

Adam D

Wasatch Mts, UT

Adam D's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Paddling

Adam D's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.


Here is some information about me. I love bikes! And running, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, climbing, boarding, exploring and a little sleeping.


I’d love to answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me adewitt@backcountry.com or 801-736-6396 ext 5630

Adam D

Adam Dwrote a review of on March 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Despite the 125mm of travel, this is probably one of the faster full suspension climbers we sell. Maximum Anti-squat, thanks to the DW suspension, rockets this bike up hill. I would stick with the 120mm fork as it wasn't as supple as some of the others in the category like the Pivot 429, Santa Cruz Tallboy or the Niner Rip 9 but it can still hold its own with a capable pilot. If you're looking for a race/endurance race bike that can still hold its own when things get rough, this is it. If you're looking for something smooth, playful, and fun to ride the 429, Rip or tallboy might be a better option. I love to talk bikes so give me a shout if you want help picking out or building a bike that's just right for you.


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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 17, 2015

A do everything trail machine
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the 27.5 (650b) version of the famed Ibis Mojo HDR. Ibis kept the front triangle of the 26" HDR but redesigned the rear triangle, suspension link, and shortened the shock just a bit. At just over 5" of travel and 27.5" wheels, the bike will be killer for just about every trail condition. DW suspension on the Ibis's in slightly stiffer than most, resulting in a very efficient yet forgiving ride.

At $3499 for a Carbon XT full suspension bike, this deal can't be beat. Ibis is selling the frame for $2700 alone or $5500 with a very similar build.

We are building these up from stock parts so let me know if you want to check availability or make changes before ordering and I would be happy to help you out. Wheels, groupset, dropper post can all be changed/added before shipping.

If you have any questions or want to swap parts feel free to reach out to me direct. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

Photo: I'm at the finish of BC Bike race with 5 of my happy Ibis customers!

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

First (and second) ride impressions
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fast. Very fast. Climbs much quicker than I would expect but I wish it would carve the corners just a bit better- like the Mach 6 or Nomad. All around techy trailbike? Absolutely. Full on gravity machine? If you're willing to work it. This bike definitely put Ibis in the class with the other superbikes such as the Nomad, SB6c, and Mach 6 though they all have their own pluses and minuses. Want to chat more and pick out exactly the right ride for you? Give me a call, I've tested everyone of them.

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