I popped over to the Ibis booth first thing in the morning before they got too busy. It wasn’t hard to miss their booth since it was an old bright shiny Airstream trailer!
I had a nice long pleasant conversation with Hans Heim. We talked about suspension systems, the new 09 Fox RP23, the Fox 15mm Betamax standard, 650 wheels, 29er bikes and of course the new Ibis products. He had nothing but glowing reviews for the 2009 Fox RP23 rear shock. He really liked how they revamped the shock and how it now ramped up and acted through its entire range, especially the midrange. I really like the DT Swiss Carbon shock but he really felt I would prefer the new RP23, and that it was miles ahead of its predecessors and the DT Swiss. Therefore, that meant it was time for another test!