Hakka MX is a smart, flexible and extremely versatile bike. You can outfit it with 27.5 mountain bike wheels, where it’ll accept up to a 2.1” tire. In 700c mode, it’ll very nicely accommodate tires from 23c to over 40c.
With capable, predictable and controllable hydraulic brakes, plus big-volume. high-traction on/off road tires, this bike is a total blast on all terrain and pavement environments.
Each of these disciplines likely uses a different tire, and the Hakka plays nice with any of them.
You can run any number of 700 x 40c tires for the ultra-plush Barcalounger style ride. We like this size tire for bikepacking and burlier terrain, or if you simply want to be prepared for whatever mother nature and the road less traveled wants to throw at you. Our standard tire if you're going for the 700c option is the Schwalbe G-One in a 700 x 40c size.
A lot of times we find ourselves not needing the burly capabilities of the 40c tire, yet want a tire that will give us good performance in a trouble-free size. In this instance a 33c tire is a confidence-inspiring choice. There are numerous tire choices in this size, and a lot of Cyclocross racers prefer tires around this size.
This is a bike that can race competitive cross at the highest levels. Ibis tested the Hakka MX for nearly a year before release and lead engineer Andy Jacques-Maynes rode it to two victories in competitive local cyclocross races.
With a road bike standard 70mm bottom bracket drop and a 1000g carbon fiber frame, the Hakka transforms itself effortlessly into a RAD (Ride All Day) comfort cruiser. Although it's definitely not a criterium bike (remember those?), Ibis steepend the head angle on the top three sizes of Hakka (compared to the prior version) for a little more snap. Throw some lightweight 25c tires on the bike and you can blend in with the pack on your Saturday club ride.
This wheelsize is also a favorite of the bikepacking crowd.
All the cable routing is internal, and use the new Ibis new plastic ports to allow maximum adaptability for whatever spec a rider would want. There's also a slick Di2 battery mount for complete Di2 integration.
The Hakka is also dropper post compatible. Here's a suggestion for a Hakka Hack: get a Ultegra hydro left shifter and use it to activate your dropper.
Ibis are big fans of the T47 bottom bracket standard, so have included that on the Hakka. They like the T47 because it allows a beefy 30mm spindle, and the bb simply threads into the frame so your bike mechanic won't hate on you and your bb won't creak on you.
Both component groups offered have 1X drivetrains, and the Hakka MX is also compatible with 2X drivetrains, if you simply must have a front derailleur.
The Hakka MX has some nice flat-mount rear disc mounts and utilizes a 160mm rotor. And you'll notice fender mounts on the seat stays (removable at the bottom of the stays) and forward by the bottom bracket yoke. The ENVE fork does not have fender mounts, but Ibis recommends this one here that requires no built in fender mounts.
With the hydraulic brakes being so good on CX/road/gravel bikes now, coupled with the ability to run big-traction tires, this bike is a total blast on dirt (especially fast flowing singletrack).