While Ibis has long been in the cyclocross market, it wasn't until 2013 that it navigated this domain with discs at the ready. The resulting frame, the Hakkalugi Disc, underwent a complete redesign. More than just a revised iteration of the lugi that you'd come to know and love, the Hakkalugi was given a new geometry, increased strength and rigidity, and most notably, compatibility for disc brakes. And while redesigning a much lauded frame feels touch and go, the Hakkalugi's big brother proves that it's worthy of its pedigree paid homage to by the phlegm spewing Belgium Lion head badge. Because, while Ibis doesn't hail from the cyclocross kingdom, it does lay claim to knowing a thing or two about winning races. The Hakkalugi Disc has truly come onto its own. For the new frame, the Disc's monocoque carbon fiber construction is based on the venerable, Nationals winning Hakkalugi lay up. The whole frame is built with pre impregnated carbon fiber sheet, hand rolled around silicone forms, placed into a steel mold, and baked until done. This unified structure assures that it's not only lighter than ever, but strong enough for serious 'cross courses, jarring dirt roads, and trail rides. The patent pending Cylindrical Tube Technology used in the front triangle makes for excellent torsional stiffness and precise handling for those uphill through the mud slogfests and snot slick off camber corners. In an effort to reduce as much excess weight as possible, Ibis chose to use compression molded carbon for the dropouts and the seat tube insert is also 100% carbon. All in all, the frameset comes out to around 1150 grams for the largest size. Now, as Ibis would be the first to tell you, materials are only part of a frame's construction. The Hakkalugi Disc features a whole new geometry across every size range. For the 53cm, the seat tube angle has been relaxed by around a degree, while the top tube and head tube lengths have been shortened. So, you're going to experience ...