The new Ibis Ripley
snappy, flickable, playful, fast, and lightweight, the perfect combo for a versatile 29” trail bike. Welcome to Ibis’ latest iteration of the ultimate trail weapon.
Getting to know the ripley…
With the massive success of the Ripmo, it was time for Ibis to head back to the drawing board for a complete redesign for their forth iteration of the Ripley. A couple key changes have been made to the Ripley to follow the latest trail bike trends while retaining everything they’ve learned and pioneered over the past few decades of trail bike design. Just like the original, the Ripley sports 120mm of DW-link controlled travel but has now seen some welcomed revisions to its geometry, suspension kinematics, and overall frame design to accommodate longer dropper posts, water bottles, and the feel we demand from trail bikes these days.
The Ripmo’s little brother
Ibis made waves with their Ripmo. EWS proven and loved by many (including us), this frame lay out has allowed Ibis to use stout linkages to create a stiff but responsive rear end and optimized their front triangle to accommodate longer dropper posts, a water bottle, and a clean aesthetic overall. Everything from a world class enduro bike, downsized into the ultimate trail shredding frame.
This new Ibis Ripley has a one degree slacker headtube angle (now 66.5 degrees), a three degree steeper seat tube angle (now 76), and a reach that’s been extended by ~45mm across all sizes (475mm on a size large). Last but not least, this frame has a short offset sport to keep steering predictable and more stable.
One of the most coveted and efficient suspension systems sees its fifth iteration for Ibis. Suspension guru Dave Weagle has optimized this frame’s kinematics to combine climbing efficiency and downhill performance. Supple of the top, awesome on square edge bumps, and smooth on the flowy sections. Consider this suspension platform the jack of all trades when it comes to trail feel and capability.
Feather weight frame, Heavy hitter on the trails
Weighing in at 5 lbs without a shock, this frame is a key ingredient to creating feather weight builds while retaining the proper amount of strength, stiffness, and ride performance that modern trail riders expect from their bikes. Ibis has hit the perfect balance on this bike.
To learn more about the Ripley, or to experience one in person, stop by the shop and check it out!