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Ibis Ripley Mountain Bike Frame - 2015

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Ibis is known for taking its time when it comes to developing new products. The Ripley frame is no different, with nearly six years of development in its design and testing. The impetus behind the Ripley was the desire to innovate a trail bike where the 29er platform feels most advantageous. The result: a lightweight, responsive, agile frame.

Ibis uses its monocoque frame design to create the lightweight frame. But the Ripley features a first: a micro balloon foam core for the swingarm and clevis. Unlike other manufacturers who use a foam or aluminum structure to lay the carbon over, Ibis uses foam as a core. This not only increases the rigidity of the frame, it also reduces the weight. The responsiveness and agility are the products of the collaboration with suspension designer Dave Weagle. The goal was to create a suspension system that reduces the usual elongated chainstays to create a compact system for fast reaction and fast riding. The result is a twin-eccentric system that provides an anti-squat pedaling motion to put all of your effort into the horizontal movement of the bike.

Additionally, the handling of the Ripley was developed using input from riders who agreed that it rode best with a 70-degree angle for a 120mm travel fork. Using the FOX Racing Shox 32 FLOAT 120 G2 CTD and rather stubby 17.5-inch chainstays, the Ripley is ready to rock the trails.

  • Monocoque carbon fiber frame
  • Direct mount, swingarm-located front derailleur
  • 12x142mm rear thru-axle
  • BB92/Pressfit bottom bracket
  • Internal cable routing

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Rear Shock:
FOX CTD Kashima
Rear Travel:
120 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
ZS44/EC49 mixed tapered
Headset Included:
no
Bottom Bracket Type:
BB92
ISCG Tabs:
no
Cable Routing:
internal
Compatible Components:
Shimano, SRAM
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Rear Axle:
12x142mm thru-axle
Recommended Use:
all mountain, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited
Actual Weight:
Matte Black, M: 2,500g

Geometry chart

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Geometry Chart

 

Ripley
120mm Travel Fork
 A. Seat Tube
(c-t)
B. Effective Top TubeStackReachG. StandoverF. Head Tube LengthD. Head Tube AngleE. Seat Tube AngleC. Bottom Bracket HeightH. ChainstayWheelbase
S 15.0in 22.2in 23.6in 14.9in 27.6in 3.1in 70.0 deg 73.0 deg 12.8in 17.5in 42.4in
M 17.0in 23.0in 24.2in 15.6in 29.1in 3.7in 70.0 deg 73.0 deg 12.8in 17.5in 43.3in
L 19.0in 23.8in 24.4in 16.3in 29.1in 3.9in 70.0 deg 73.0 deg 12.8in 17.5in 44.1in
XL 21.0in 24.6in 24.7in 17.0in 29.1in 4.2in 70.0 deg 73.0 deg 12.8in 17.5in 44.9in
140mm Travel Fork
 A. Seat Tube
(c-t)
B. Effective Top TubeStackReachG. StandoverF. Head Tube LengthD. Head Tube AngleE. Seat Tube AngleC. Bottom Bracket HeightH. ChainstayWheelbase
S 15.0in 22.4in 24.0in 14.3in 28.0in 3.1in 68.5 deg 71.5 deg 13.25in 17.5in 42.9in
M 17.0in 23.2in 24.6in 15.0in 29.5in 3.7in 68.5 deg 71.5 deg 13.25in 17.5in 43.7in
L 19.0in 24.0in 24.8in 15.6in 29.5in 3.9in 68.5 deg 71.5 deg 13.25in 17.5in 44.5in
XL 21.0in 24.8in 25.1in 16.3in 29.9in 4.2in 68.5 deg 71.5 deg 13.25in 17.5in 45.3in

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5 5

For a Mom who Rips!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I owe a lot to my mom, including my love for the outdoors and cycling. We were lucky enough to find a bike from Ibis, that is nearly awesome as she is....and she is loving it!

"I love this bike! I demoed nearly a dozen 29 inch bikes on the trails in Moab during Outerbike and The RIPLEY was by far my favorite bike. Most 29ers just feel too big for me- my last bike was a 26er and I was nervous in making the switch. The Ripley is so easy to handle, it doesn't feel too big at all. It climbs amazingly well and I feel like I can just float over obstacles. It pedals so smoothly. I've ridden this bike on a lot of technical trails and it's just a blast to ride. From the carbon wheels, amazing suspension, flawless dropper post and x01 gearing, this is a dream bike. (She went with the full WERX Build) And to top it off it has a beautiful blue paint job. I can't say enough good about this bike and I don't have one single complaint. I'm 5'5" and went with the medium frame. "

If you have any questions on the Ripley frame, custom build or ordering process, I will be happy to help you out. I am usually in the office Monday-Friday afternoons, and you can request me on chat or reach me by phone (1.888.276.7130 ext. 4579). You can also send me an email @ tjackson@backcountry.com at any time.

5 5

Believe it or not!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To start off, I have never been a fan of anything 29 wheeled. This is based solely on the 29ers I?ve owned and ridden from popular brands). At 5?7? I can fit on any of wheel size and feel comfortable but the handling characteristics always seem to put a damper on the known advantages of larger wheels.

That was until I got on the Ripley. It completely changed my mind about 29 wheels.

Bike Setup: XT groupo, Ibis 928 Wheelset, Fox 32 140mm

Climbing: One of the easiest ways to test if the suspension design works is to run the rear shock open or in descend mode (in this case with the Fox rear shock). All I have to say is the Ripley climbs like a hardtail even when the shock is in descend mode. There was not even the hint of rear wheel movement while climbing out of the saddle. This bike is quick and likes to go fast. Steep and tight switchbacks were no problem on this bike which surprised me. It handles like a smaller wheeled bike: Nimble with razor sharp handling.

Descending: The bike descends well and was impressed with how well is railed tight corners. On really steep downhills I found myself rubbing my rear end on the tire (I?m short so not a real surprise). While billed as a trail bike it would make a great endurance xc bike. I would like to try this bike with a 120mm fork just to see how different it would behave. Handling was still very agile with the 140mm fork.

Thoughts: This is a bike that you could pedal all day and cover a wide variety of trails. If you have a 29er that handles like a garbage can with flat tires this bike will spice up your riding life. Comparing the new HD3 to the Ripley? It?s a different animal than the HD3 so if you are thinking about one bike or the other have a good talk with yourself and figure out where and what you ride the most to help make your decision (Although most likely you?ll end up with both).

Who would like this bike: Endurance junkies, people that like xc riding, and anyone who likes a balanced dose of climbing and descending.

Believe it or not!
5 5

Amazing 29r!

I just recently purchased this bike after much debate over several brands.Being in the bike industry I have the opportunity to demo many bikes and after riding several models the Ripley rose to the top. This bike performs extremely well over various types of terrain and conditions. Its light weight and very responsive. I have mine built up with XX1 and Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels and it weighs in at 24 lbs. The unusually short wheelbase (close to a 26" bike) makes it ridiculously flickable and fast in twisty singletrack, big wheels and all! Even tight uphill switchbacks are no problem. I chose to match the frame with the 120mm G2 Fox fork which matches the 120mm of rear travel giving the bike a more balanced feel from front to back. Its a bike you can certainly be deadly on the race track with but feel at home doing long,epic rides with your buddies on the weekend. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
Hit me up with questions or if you need guidance

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

Amazing 29r!
4 5

Nimble for a 29er

It truly handles like a 26er, nimble, easy to flip, great in single track and climbing. The 29er just rolls over everything! I am 5'11" 195 pounds and on the downslope thing definitely get a bit hairy. The frame is a lot more flex than my Pivot Mach 6. A bit nerve racking but the climbing strength of the bike makes for a good compromise. You truly can't feel any kind of peddle bob when you are climbing be it in the saddle or out. Going to put a pair of Enve carbons on it to stiffen the ride up a bit. The Mavics are good but I can feel the hoops flex when riding hard. Think it's just a weight thing as I am a bit of a Clydesdale and like to hammer the pedals when I ride.

Can cc spec the frame with the db inline?

Responded on

Joshua,

We can special order a frame with the CC inline but we don't stock that frame. Upgrade price is only $60 but it does have a 2-3 week delivery time. Contact me directly and we can set this up if that's what you are looking for.

My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

5 5

Super Rad Bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been on this bike for 2 months now, and it absolutely rips. It can be built for pure xc race, or given a little more travel to be a rad all mountain bike. I suggest the Pike / DB Inline build, but that's just me.

Super Rad Bike
5 5

MTBR Enduro Compar-O Best Climber 2014

http://www.ibiscycles.com/info/news/mtbrs_enduro_compare_o_best_of_test

5 5

Singletrack Magazine's Best Bike 2013

http://www.ibiscycles.com/info/news/singletrack_magazine_editors_choice

5 5

LOVE THIS BIKE!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

First I want to thank Brett Cole @ Competitive for helping me spec this bike. He was awesome. Thank you Brett!

My last bike was a 2003 era Blur... nice bike... BUT, I didn't realize how much technology had changed and the Ibis Ripley is ridiculous. I built it with XX1 and love the gruppo. I also built it up with a 120mm fork and it has more than enough travel for me. Not that this really matters but the bike is gorgeous too. The lines are amazing... a fully functional work of art.

The bike is SO plush on downhills.... SO nimble when climbing.... SO plain old awesome.

Thank you Ibis!!!!

5 5

Everything they say and more...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Ripley is the ultimate do-it-all, full suspension bike. Having changed to hardtail last year, I thought I was a hard tail rider for life... until my friend picked up a Ripley and it opened my eyes. If your focus is climbing, go with a 120 fork, if your focus is Enduro/Trail/DH go with the 140 fork. I have basically blown away all my course records with this bike. It never feels like a tall 29er, it's totally point and shoot like a 26/27.5 bike, it descends and climbs like a rapid beast. It is a nimble climber but it descends with confidence and awesome roll over.

Everything they say and more...
5 5

Race Bike Efficiency+Trail Bike Manners=

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

equals AMAZING!
I just recently purchased this bike after much debate over several brands.Being in the bike industry I have the opportunity to demo many bikes and after riding several models the Ripley rose to the top. This bike performs extremely well over various types of terrain and conditions. Its light weight and very responsive. I have mine built up with XX1 and Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels and it weighs in at 24 lbs. The unusually short wheelbase (close to a 26" bike) makes it ridiculously flickable and fast in twisty singletrack, big wheels and all! Even tight uphill switchbacks are no problem. I chose to match the frame with the 120mm G2 Fox fork which matches the 120mm of rear travel giving the bike a more balanced feel from front to back. Its a bike you can certainly be deadly on the race track with but feel at home doing long,epic rides with your buddies on the weekend. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
Hit me up with questions or if you need guidance
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MhDQkq7LlU


Race Bike Efficiency+Trail Bike Manners=
4 5

Sexy beast

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I haven't spent too much time on this bike but the little time I have has been amazing. It is very smooth and it's hard to believe it can be ran as a 140. Not to mention it looks amazing. The new DW link really cleans up the bike. The only thing I dislike is the cable routing.