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Ibis Ripley LS Mountain Bike Frame - 2016

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From sporty to gnarly.

Those two little initials camped out in the title of Ibis' latest Ripley LS Mountain Bike Frame may seem innocuous, but they've got some outsized importance. LS is an initialism for Longer Slacker, and those awkwardly free-floating modifiers apply primarily to the top tube length, which gains 15mm, and head tube angle. The effects of these changes are felt throughout the frame in the form of a wheelbase that increases from the standard Ripley's 1,125mm to the LS's 1,167. Combined with a head tube angle that drops from 69.2 to 67.5 degrees, that bigger footprint empowers those of us who have already been treating the Ripley as a baby enduro sled. As Ibis puts it, the LS modifications take the Ridley from "sporty" to "gnarly."

Other than those geometry changes, this is still the classic Ripley that we've been beating the hell out of across all manner of terrain. The construction process remains the same, beginning with an internal bladder that's wrapped in a monocoque carbon layup that keeps the carbon fabric intact through joints. The precision of this method means that no additional molds or fillers are needed to keep the frame light and strong. The Ripley LS's swingarm and clevis are still filled with foam glass microsphere cores to ensure their structural integrity while keeping weight down, and it has the same expanded dropper capacity as the regular version.

The Ripley includes the latest Fox Float DPS shock, which is tuned for the DW-Link suspension's firm, consistent pedaling platform. Expect it to handle with nimble speed while accelerating out of turns and taking advantage of the suspension's strong anti-squat tendencies. The 120mm rear travel, combined with the Ripley LS's 67.5-degree head tube, makes for a surprisingly eager trail platform that combines the best qualities of XC and trail bikes.

Increasing rear stiffness was the key to this versatility, so Ibis engineers revisited the internals of the dual eccentrics used in the DW-Link suspension, modifying the cores and adding extra carbon to the frame for more responsive power transfer. In addition to adding tire clearance, the redesigned right-side upright and the return of a swingarm-mount for the front derailleur contribute to an overall stiffer rear triangle. The chainstays also contribute to stiffness by remaining impressively stubby, and the CNC-machined threads of the 73mm bottom bracket grant peace of mind with less creaking than a PressFit model.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Wheel Size:
29 in
Rear Shock:
FOX Float DPS EVOL
Rear Travel:
120 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2in
Bottom Bracket Type:
73 mm threaded
ISCG Tabs:
no
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
direct-mount
Brake Type:
post-mount disc
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm, 12 x 148mm
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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Geometry chart

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Geometry Chart

 

Ripley LS
130mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
M 16.5in 23.6in 24.4in 16.2in 29.1in 3.7in 67.5o 73o 12.8in 17.4in 44.9in
L 18.5in 24.4in 24.6in 16.8in 29.1in 4in 67.5o 73o 12.8in 17.4in 45.9in
XL 20.5in 25.2in 24.9in 17.6in 29.5in 4.2in 67.5o 73o 12.8in 17.4in 46.7in

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Trail capability with XC speed

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Having owned the Ripley, I must say this bike changed my initial perspective on 29ers for good; this bike absolutely flies.



The newly revised Ibis Ripley and Ripley LS have received some notable improvements since Ibis released the original Ripley in 2014.



Two geometry options: The nimble geometry of the original or a new school long and slack version called the Ripley LS.



Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system.



Increased tire clearance. Up to 2.4.



Threaded bottom bracket.



Seat mast lowered by 1/2

a legend in the making!

    The Ripley is one of the best 29rs we carry. The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build and can be a bit tricky in configuring but if we have it on the site we can build it. Often times we have items not listed on the site as well. If you need help in configuring this bike feel free to contact me direct. I'm always happy to oblige!


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