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 D posted an image about on November 25, 2014

First (and second) Ride impressions

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. Want to chat more and pick out exactly the right ride for you? Give me a call, I've tested everyone of them.

My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D posted an image about on November 25, 2014

First ride impressions

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. Want to chat more and pick out exactly the right ride for you? Give me a call, I've tested everyone of them.

My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D wrote a review of on November 11, 2014

Do everything 27.5"?
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 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 D wrote a review of on November 10, 2014

Your next bike
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been on the XO1 build for this bike a month now and absolutely LOVE it. As far as something that can just about do everything, this bike takes the cake. Maybe that's why they call it SuperBike (SB). The geometry is very well balanced yet aggressive enough for most anything you want to throw at it (within reason- its not a DH bike.) First ride I hit a 7 ft drop for the very first time and felt completely comfortable. I then lapped it another 10 times as a friend fixed the flat on his non super bike.

Let me know if you want to know more, have questions or want suggestions/help building up your very own Super Bike. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

Enduro Machine
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This spring I got a chance to take this bike for a spin in Demo Forest, Santa Cruz's back yard. WOW! If I had to describe this bike, I'd call it a cross country downhill bike. I've nicknamed it the unicorn bike because it shouldn't exist (and maybe the color). I spend a week in British Columbia racing BC bike race not too long ago and a rider on this bike passed me on both climbs and descents- I was racing in the top 10% (top 5% in Enduro category). I was on an XC race bike. This wouldn't be my top choice for racing uphill, but it does pedal better than anything else in its category. This will definitely be my next bike- along with a 29 hardtail for racing.

If you're familiar with the wallowing in the older Nomad's middle range or travel, that's completely gone. Top to bottom things are smoother and more supple while adding greatly increasing efficiency.

As the Brand Ambassador for Santa Cruz here at Competitive Cyclist , please feel free reach out to me directly if you have any questions or would like to place an order. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D wrote a review of on November 6, 2014

An Enduro Machine!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This spring I got a chance to take this bike for a spin in Demo Forest, Santa Cruz's back yard. WOW! If I had to describe this bike, I'd call it a cross country downhill bike. I've nicknamed it the unicorn bike because it shouldn't exist (and maybe the color). I spend a week in British Columbia racing BC bike race not too long ago and a rider on this bike passed me on both climbs and descents- I was racing in the top 10% (top 5% in Enduro category). I was on an XC race bike. This wouldn't be my top choice for racing uphill, but it does pedal better than anything else in its category. This will definitely be my next bike- along with a 29 hardtail for racing.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order feel free to reach out to me direct. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D wrote a review of on October 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As we all know, the carbon 29er hardtail is the fastest race machine you can buy for most types of offroad racing. Niner has taken their famous Air 9 Carbon a step further and created the ?Race Day Optimized? model for those of us that want the fastest of the fast.

Of the 3 carbon 29? hardtails( Trek Superfly, Santa Cruz Highball, and this bike) I?ve owned lately, I?d have to describe the Niner Air 9 RDO as the quickest handling and most nimble-perfectly suited for the east coast and those tight twisty trails everywhere. It doesn?t have that sluggish 29er feels plaguing most 29ers and quickly responds to any input from the pilot. I also have to say the green is one of the best colors I?ve ever seen on a bike.

The XT build is a solid package for exceptional price. The other parts are a custom configuration added here and we can make changes/substitutions to make this a custom build just for you.

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Adam D wrote a review of on October 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of the best all day/ everyday wheelsets we sell and a fantastic deal on a wheelset weighing close to 1500 grams. Its not a top end race wheel, but I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a performance wheel at a great price.

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