Not sure what flavour the Ibis Kool-aid is (maybe two flavours?) but people seem to be loving it. For me, seeing a mountain bike photographed in a studio takes away some of its credibility, also I'm pretty sure ABMX painted up a Curtis Freestyler something like that around 1986
Nate's Team actually got my vote, and I don't generally like Fats, looks like a rider though. That seat height! How tall are you dude?
Nate is a big guy who likes a small frame. Saw that bike at Keyesville. A real Gem.
I think if you go to the build thread about the IBIS, you will find the ride photo's.
Nice pesentation of a bike that is ridden.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=259068
As far as being first with certain paint or anything else, if someone claims to be first to do something with a bicycle, no doubt they will sound like a Gary Gisher blowhard and be proven wrong at some capacity. That paint just looks cool.
Seek: Cunningham, Koski Trailmaster, Breezer Series II or III, Early Ibis Custom.