Video: Creative Riding on the New Raaw Jibb

Feb 21, 2021
by RAAW Mountain Bikes  


Lockdown in Germany means it’s time to get creative! As an EWS-racer, Product Manager at bike-components and ambassador for RAAW, Christian Derkum has been involved in the Jibb project since the beginning. As soon as he got his hands on a frame Christian decided to build his Jibb with bar-spin capabilities and he now shows what he’s been up to on his local trails. Enjoy!

Jibbin With Christian Derkum
A warm winter means good riding.

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum
Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum
Flat pedals to underline Christian's intentions.

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum
Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

Jibbin With Christian Derkum
Jibbin With Christian Derkum
The kind of soil that dreams are made of.

Jibbin With Christian Derkum

At RAAW we offer our products direct to the consumer along with working exclusively with bike-components, they’re a wicked crew! The Jibb is available through raawmtb.com and also available at at bike-components.de now.


29 Comments

  • 17 0
 I’m confused, can I have fun on this or not? Is it jibby or heavy? What’s bark made of and why does it hurt to lick? So many questions!
  • 8 1
 The other comment section told us impossible on a 29er!
  • 3 0
 @learningcycles: well that’s fine, I didn’t spend the last 13 years mountain biking because it was “fun” or whatever
  • 7 1
 You can cashroll a DH bike if you're good enough but a DH bike is about as stable as it gets. A bmx is the ultimate 'jibb' bike which is why they're also about as unstable as it gets. A longer wheelbase (slacker HTA, long reach and chainstays) and bigger wheels all move the bike toward the stable end of the scale. Seems obvious coming from bmx, not sure why this is such a mystery in the mtb world.
  • 2 0
 @jeremy3220: its not. But marketing...
  • 8 0
 Interesting watching this and RAAW's other video of the Jibb, the rider has to lift the front wheel ofter either going up or down to swing it around tighter corners, as the wheel base and chain-stays are so long. Personally, I'm not too concerned about the weight, but for the the bikes intentional name suggests, I'd prefer a shorter wheelbase and much shorter chain-stays. It's chain stays are longer than and wheelbase is pretty darn close to my Sentinel. Looking for a playful shorter wheelbase poppier ride to compliment the stable.
  • 4 1
 That big pivot and the large wheels require a longer rear end for clearance. I think they could do better, clearly they wanted it this way, just not my kind of bike. I think the name is not reflective of the bike’s design, even though they’re trying their hardest to market the bike as being agile and clickable. A skilled rider can do much more with a subpar bike than normal folks, it’s not the bike that makes the rider.
  • 15 1
 Not trying to be a dick, but you’re describing a 27.5 bike.
This is a heavy trail bike with a silly name. Roast away PB.
  • 2 0
 @CircusMaximus: couldn't agree more
  • 2 0
 Ur tellin me that people are lifting the wheels up off the ground on a bike called Jibb
  • 7 2
 I wish they could make it lighter. My carbon 160 enduro bike was cheaper than this and the frame 2lb lighter with an x2 than this is without a shock
  • 8 2
 But carbon would just shatter if you jib it this hard bro!!
  • 4 1
 @Jordansemailaddress: I realize that this comment was irony, but theres actually still many people who believe carbon frames are "fragile" or whatever... Anyone who seriously believes that should go watch a 50to01 video.
  • 8 1
 I thought there would be bar spins n that.
  • 2 0
 They reference a Fox terrier, perhaps that’s the problem - likely a cross with a German short haired pointer.

It would be understandably tough to follow up the Madonna, but so many clear points are in the red here... if it was called a trail bike, maybe a few less in the red. Would have also been nice to stick with the naming convention and select a trail from Finale that summed up the best of what this bike should be riding on...
Saving money on the tube set is fine, but maybe ream out some of the wall thickness in the machine shop... this thing could still go on a diet.
  • 6 2
 That kind of video makes me wanna go for a ride.
  • 27 2
 Na, that kind of video gives me a headache. So ... many ... unnecessary ... cuts
  • 3 0
 'with bar spin capabilities' but with no barspins on show
  • 1 0
 I thought it was a cool video... and I bet this is a great bike. But not buying this aggressive trail bike as a bmx bike.
  • 2 2
 I thought the bike was supposed to be unjibbabble with those long chain stays
  • 3 2
 You can pay a pro to jib on anything. Sam Pilgrim did some stunts on an ebike. But this is still only a marketing strategy, quite stupid btw, to show a burly trail bike as something alike SC 5010.
  • 2 1
 @lkubica: yup, not the bike.
  • 1 0
 Who do I contact to get back the 1:20 I just lost?
  • 1 0
 Skilled rider, but pretty obvious this bike is clumsy for tech and jumps
  • 1 0
 Was that a Pepsi commercial ?
  • 1 0
 Nice wheels, homie
  • 1 0
 Oh my that was horrible
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