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Ibis Ripley LS X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # IBS001Q


If you're anything like us, then you're probably also guilty of subjecting the original Ripley to far more aggressive enduro abuse than it was designed for, and you're also probably part of the reason why Ibis tweaked the venerable 29er's geometry for more violent riding. Slackening the head tube angle and lengthening the top tube, Ripley engineered a beastlier LS version of the Ripley, and this year, the Ripley LS X01 Complete Mountain Bike now boasts a stiffer frame and SRAM's impossibly convenient one-by X01 drivetrain, making it a more capable partner than ever for enduro, trail, and all-mountain rowdiness.

According to Ibis, modifications to the Ripley's carbon layup resulted in a frame that's now 12% stiffer at the bottom bracket and tougher throughout the entire frame. Ibis' careful carbon molding around internal bladders ensures that the frame retains desirable lightness, with the swingarm and clevis molded around foam glass microsphere cores to enhance their structural integrity without adding bulk. Though they've reclined the head tube to 67.5 degrees and stretched the top tube by 15mm, Ibis emphatically asserts that, like the original Ripley, this is a 29er that can behave like a tank on descents without losing its quick, nimble handling through the tight-and-twisties.

Besides the recent introduction of LS geometry, 2016 brings a brand new FOX Float DPS shock with EVOL can, retuned to better glide over small bumps while staying supportive through the middle and end of the pedal stroke. According to Ibis, this enables the Ripley LS to spring over jumps with more finesse, though we can confirm that it does still rely on a capable engine (read: you) to pick the best lines. The 130mm travel FOX 34 Float fork also received a revamp, becoming more responsive while actually losing weight to promise plushness when you need it with less risk of bottoming out in unexpected trail craters or brake diving when you need to scrub speed fast.

Ibis also made updates to the enigmatic eccentrics used in the Ripley LS's DW-Link suspension system, aiming to create a stiffer drive spine while accommodating larger chainstay cutouts for the ever-increasing tire sizes. Its adoption of the Mojo's internal cable routing creates a cleaner overall design, further complemented by the absence of a front derailleur when spec'd with SRAM's X01 11-speed, one-by drivetrain, providing smooth shifting through a luxuriously wide range of gear ratios. We can't praise Ibis' abandonment of PressFit bottom brackets in favor of a traditional threaded bottom bracket enough: it shows a refreshingly strong attention to quality on Ibis' part, and it's impossible to argue against the creak-free efficiency of a threaded bottom bracket.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Rear Shock:
Fox Float DPS, 3pos-Adj EVOL SV, 7.25x1.75
Rear Travel:
120 mm
Fox Float 34
Front Travel:
130 mm
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in Cane Creek 40
SRAM SL Trigger X1 (11-speed)
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 (11-speed)
30 t Race Face Turbine Cinch
Bottom Bracket:
73mm English threaded
Crank Arm Length:
175 mm
10 - 42 t SRAM X1
Avid Guide RSC
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
180 / 160 mm Centerline
Ibis Carbon
Handlebar Width:
760 mm
Lizard Skin Logo
Thompson Elite X4
Ibis Custom, CrMo rails
KS LEV Integra with KGP remote
Easton ARC 29 Tubeless Ready
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
[front] Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snake Skin tubeless, [rear] Racing Ralph Snake Skin tubeless
Tire Size:
29 x 2.25 in
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame
Actual Weight:
Black, M: 12110g

sizing chart

Ripley size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Ripley LS
130mm Travel Fork

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Height




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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