The high performing XT groupset brings value and performance to this versatile trail bike. Low weights and top range fork and shock make this a really good option for owning a Ripley.
Ultra nimble 29er now available in a longer and slacker version of the original Ripley. The head angle has been slackened out to 67.5º from 69.2º and the reach pushed out to 411mm (medium) which makes this 29er super stable and plowable on the roughest terrain.
Unlike the general pool of 29ers, the Ripley has always been a quick and nimble handling trail bike - it also pedals exceptionally well with the DW-Link suspension system. Now Ibis has made it longer and slacker while still maintaining the quick, fun and nimble feel. Smiles for miles
A 120mm chassis which can be paired with 120-140mm forks makes this a really versatile option for aggressive trail riders. The stiff frame, longer reach and 29" wheels makes for some fun rock garden plowing and you know that the climb back to the top is going to be just as fun - the DW Link and steep seat angle just work really well together.
Clearance for 2.35" tyres and combined with some wide wheels like the Ibis Carbon 971s boosts traction and stability in corners. And speaking of Boost, the new Ripley LS has a Boost 148 rear end for added stiffness and wheel compatibility.
Built up as a lightweight XC bike it rips but will handle hard, fast and technical trails with ease. The Ripley's clean lines and updated eccentrics improves durability of an already great bike
So if you are after 29er that can be built light, ridden on aggro trails yet still flick-able and fun - just like smaller travel 650b bikes - The Ripley LS is for you.
- 120mm travel with DW-LINK V5
- Compatible with a 120-140mm front fork (51mm offset recommended)
- FOX Float Performance Series DPS Evol
- 73mm BSA threaded BB
- 31.6mm Seatpost
- 29" wheel compatibility
- Boost 110/148
- Weight: 2,500g
- ZS44 / ZS56 Headset
- Post mount rear brakes
- Available in Tang and Black
- Fox Transfer Hydraulic Internal Dropper Post
- FOX Float Factory Series DPS Evol Kashima
- Rock Shox Pike 130mm can be optioned!
- Rear Axle 148x12
- Thomson Elite Stem
- Ibis Carbon HiFi or LoFi handlebar
"The Ripley reminded me of why i love mountain biking!", Feed the Habit
"Hold tight because with this bike you can fly, MBR Italia
"The suspension seemed to defy logic, shooting forward under power and yet still tackling the ledgy terrain with smooth finesse", Bikemag.com
"Ripley is happy to be ridden as a very adept trail bike, especially when fitted with a 140mm fork, but it also feels more than efficient enough to do double duty as a bike that its owner could take to a weekend cross-country race", Pinkbike.com