just been on the first outing with the IBIS, built slightly differently than previous post,. It rides really really well, very please with the build, the forks and stem will be sprayed to match the frame, so the red is only temporary but I still thinks it looks nice... the brakes were a bit of a surprise having been riding on discs for the last few years, the gears were spot on , and its the first time I have used Suntour XC pro running gear, and I have to say it preformed faultless ... your comments would be appreciated...
Good to see that is being used where it is made for. Great to learn it rides really well.
I don't know whether I would go for a colour matching Ibis stem. Paint on ti misses the essence of ti a bit. Could also imagine that instead a matching, a contrasting colour for the forks could be sweet. Only my 2cts, but you are asking for opinions. Interesting to see how what you plan turns out.
Are you running a self energizing brake at the rear??