Video: Ibis Re-signs Robin Wallner & Heads into 2019 EWS
PRESS RELEASE: Ibis CyclesIbis is beyond stoked to announce the 2019 Ibis Enduro Team.Robin Wallner joined Ibis four years ago, when he first made the leap from racing World Cup Downhill to Enduro. He’s become an invaluable resource in testing and development, as well as a Team Dad (both literally and figuratively). We look forward to working with him for many years to come.
The Team gathered in Santa Cruz in December for some early season training, some secret product testing and some serious training in the gym.
Robin battled the Chilean Anti-Grip at the start of the season to claim his first podium finish. Photo Credit: Dave Trumpore
Lew, a Scotsman, made the wet conditions in Olargues look easy. His ability to ride in the muck earned him his first top ten finish of the season. Photo Credit: Dave Trumpore
You see those stripes on Bex's right arm? You have to win a British National Championship to wear them
The Team Bex BaraonaAge: 25Country: United KingdomCareer Highlights- 2018 British Enduro Champion- 2018 EWS Round 1, 4th
“Team Ibis is one big happy family! They have been so accommodating during my first year settling in, and I’m buzzing to have had the opportunity to join the team in the first place. This next season is going to be great fun, the bikes are all dialed in and I’ve got 100% confidence in my training.
I’ll be on the HD4 in New Zealand and Tasmania, absolutely love the plushness of the bike and how calm it feels when the trail gets wild! Very confidence inspiring!”Lewis BuchananAge: 25Country: ScotlandCareer Highlights:- 2018 British Enduro Champion,- 2016 EWS Round 2, 7th- 2018 EWS Round 3, 10th
“2018 was a solid season for me on the team. Coming into 2019 and having a season already under my belt with the bike and crew around me, I’m confident that this year be even better. Everyone at Ibis is really awesome and it’s great to feel like I’m part of the family.
This season I’ll be riding the Mojo HD4. I’ve really grown to like 650B wheels over this part year. For my riding style and how I handle the bike, I like the quickness of how it corners and how agile if feels and the little bit longer travel in the rear is what I’m after. For me, it’s just what I prefer and I feel great on it!Robin WallnerAge: 30 Country: SwedenCareer highlights:- 2010 European downhill champion- 2012 European downhill series Overall Win- 2018 EWS Round 1, 3rd- 2018 EWS Round 4, 3rd- 10 Swedish National titles
“I’ve been racing for Ibis since 2016 and I feel like every year the team gets better, the brand grows, and so far I have been able to grow my EWS racing along with it. Couldn’t be more excited to give it another go at the Series together with such a motivated and fun crew.
I mostly race on my Ripmo as it is just such a good all around bike but apart from that I love riding my Ripley LS for the small missions around the house. Most of the time, my Ripmo gets the full kit of DH casing tires, etc… so whenever I can get out on my Ripley, I feel strong again! No, but seriously, it’s amazing what that little bike can do and it amazes me every time I get on it.”The Ibis Cycles Enduro Team is supported by: POC, Maxxis, KS, Shimano, Fox, Fabric, OneUp, LizardSkins, Honey Stinger, Fláer, Wearcolour, K-Edge and Feedback Sports.