Here's the word from Scot Nicol on the Ibis website:
"Long time no chat. You see, Ibis has been taking a little break. But we're coming back soon to a trail and to a road near you. Our vacation is over and we’re on our way back. We missed you.
Where have we been? Sequestered in a secret location working to unleash some fresh new radness on the bike world. Velo Club Ibis returns in September 2005."
The Ibis brand is beloved by many folks in the bike business. My personal connection is that I almost rode for their grassroots MTB team back in the 90s. David Peoples, a rep for them in California (now with Castellano), teased me with the idea and I thought it would happen, but it fell through for some reason or another. I was just a wide-eyed, up and coming Expert racer...and like many of us back then, I revered the simple elegance and mystique of Ibis bikes.
I can't wait to see what they've got in store.
[via the Salsa Blog]