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GX Eagle Factory Mountain Bike


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Why We Like The Ripley GX Eagle Factory Mountain Bike

Ever progressive, and always down for a good time, Ibis' Ripley blurs the line between cross country rocketship and all-mountain fun machine. While Ibis' newest iteration of its Ripley GX Eagle Factory Mountain Bike does see a full redesign that does include the modern longer-slacker-steeper treatment, we think it finds a moderate landing place that's still capable of quick-rolling power and nimble control in XC applications, while offering unwavering support when we head into chunkier, steeper terrain. That's because the engineers at Ibis didn't go too overboard. Instead, they opt for just a one-degree shift in the head tube to slacken things, lengthening the wheelbase just a touch to extend the reach in the cockpit to give us a little more room to move around, while the seat tube shifts forward 3-degrees for the perfect perch when we need to attack climbs. The frame is an all-new design that drops weight over the previous generation while bolstering frame stiffness where it's needed most.

The Ripley 4's overhaul meant that Ibis' engineers could start from the ground up, and they chose to start with the heart-and-center of the bike, updating the dual-eccentrics used in the past to a new design based on the Ripmo, which still holds DW-Link suspension tucked neatly in the front triangle, but without as much weight, and with a huge boost in stiffness. This change in the frame's chassis allows massive weight savings of over a half-pound on the frame alone, giving our all-mountain machine a little more pep in its step when we're pushing up grueling climbs, and a more nimble feel when we're flicking it around tight switchbacks.

Weight savings aside, one of the biggest benefits we see with the drop of the double-eccentric design is extra room in the seat tube, which enables taller riders to run dropper posts up to 185mm. This long-dropper length lets Ibis' engineers carry forward with even more geometry tweaks, like an extra-low standover height, so we can pick our frame based on reach, eliminating seat-tube size from our list of limiting factors on our new bike hunt.

Changes didn't stop with the eccentrics though, the Ripley has been tweaked all over, including a one-degree slacker headtube for a stretched wheelbase that adds a bit of confidence to the descents, and a three-degree steeper seat tube angle that keeps us in the center of our cockpit perched nicely for climbs. On the rear end of things, Ibis shortened the chainstays by a whopping 12-millimeters to boost stiffness and make the suspension a bit more progressive without letting go of the lively pedaling characteristics of the previous Ripley.

This Ripley is built up with a trustworthy components group that puts money where it matters most without blowing up our budget. That means we get top-of-the-line Fox Factory suspension for the best possible handling and tunability on the trail, paired with a workhorse SRAM GX drivetrain that works as well as XO1 without the hefty price tag. The rest of Ibis's build kit shows they know what riders want, coming with powerful Shimano SLX brakes, durable Ibis wheels with a wide internal width to support modern tire widths, and a smooth and reliable Bike Yoke Revive dropper post with its unique air bleed function.

*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.

  • Ibis's carbon-framed trail bike with a rowdy personality
  • Carbon frame construction drops grams for added fun
  • DW-Link suspension supports strong pedaling efforts
  • Fox Factory suspension outfits ride with confident components
  • High-range SRAM GX drivetrain for getting over big hills
  • 35mm internal width rims supports up to 2.6in tires
  • Size-specific chainstays for a better overall fit

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Tech Specs
Frame Materialcarbon
Rear ShockFox Float Factory DPS
Rear Travel120mm
ForkFox Float 34 Factory GRIP2
Front Travel130mm
HeadsetCane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
CranksetSRAM GX
Chainring Sizes30t
Crank Arm Length[small, medium] 170mm, [large, x-large] 175mm
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, BSA
CassetteSRAM XG-1275
Cassette Range10-52t
ChainSRAM GX Eagle
BrakesetShimano SLX
Brake Type2-piston hydraulic
RotorsShimano SLX 6-bolt
Rotor Size[front, rear] 180mm
HandlebarIbis Hi Fi
Handlebar Width800mm
GripsLizard Skin Charger
StemIbis 31.8mm
Stem Length[small, medium] 40mm, [large, x-large] 50mm
SaddleWTB Volt
SeatpostBike Yoke Revive
Seatpost Length[small] 125mm, [medium] 160mm, [large, x-large] 185mm
WheelsetIbis S35 Aluminum
Front Axle15 x 110mm
Rear Axle12 x 148mm
Tire Clearance29 x 2.6in
Tires[front] Maxxis DHRII EXO, TR, [rear] Maxxis Dissector EXO, TR
Tire Size[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedalsnot included
Extrasdowntube protector, chainstay protector
Activitymountain biking, trail, cross-country
Manufacturer Warranty[frame] 7 years, [wheels] 7 years, [hubs] 2 years

130mm Travel Fork

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[medium] 28.7lb, [large] 29.6lb

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Awesome ride!

I've used it several times
True to size

I'm coming to the Ripley from a 15-year-old hardtail cross country rig so you can imagine how different this feels! I was sick of feeling like I'm about to die whenever things got rough so I thought I would go for a short travel trail bike and this thing does not disappoint. It climbs very well, though still not quite as well as a true cross-country racer. Good enough for daily riding and having fun, I never felt like this bike was the limiting factor on climbs. It descends well especially with the 2.4 tires that are included. I've never ridden a true Enduro or DH bike so I can't really compare to one of those, however this bike is significantly more capable on descents than a cross-country bike. Descents are actually enjoyable now instead of ordeals were I'm hanging on with my life flashing before my eyes. Yes I know that sounds overly dramatic but as primarily a road cyclist I'm not the best mountain biker lol. Build quality is excellent, everything torqued and adjusted perfectly, way better than my local shop. I set up the shocks based on Ibis default recommendations and so far it's been perfect. The part spec listed on the CC website is accurate and it is slightly different from what Ibis lists on its own website, in fact, this build is slightly upgraded from the original except for maybe the brakes. The seat post is a bike yoke 2.0 which I was pleasantly surprised with because the Ibis website lists a different one, it works well and has rave reviews. The SLX 2 piston brakes are excellent, I haven't felt the need to upgrade to 4 piston. As an extra bonus this one comes spec'd with an Ibis carbon bar where normally it's alloy. For someone like me who primarily rides cross country but needs help on rough descents, this bike has been awesome!

>Rating: 5

Great Bike with a Great Spec!

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
190 lbs

Bought the bike in late November. The spec on the website at that time was not correct and did not match the pictures. Since the GX build is not one of Ibis' listed models and the general statement that component availability might cause alterations in spec, it made it confusing as to what you might actually get. As a result, you saw one of the reviews here concerning that confusion. I did some on-line chat sessions with a couple of Gearheads that were helpful and finally decided to purchase. I decided that if the components I received matched the pictures and not the text then all would be good. Well, it did match the pictures. This is a really good build in my opinion. I did notice that CC has updated the listed specs and currently the listed specs match the bike I received. To clarify a bit more for those that care: - The fork is the redesigned 2022 Fox 34 EVOL with the Grip2 damper. It is really tunable and works really well. Kudos to Fox for the redesign. - The brakes are 2-piston SLX and work really well with plenty of power. I like the consistent bite point and the progressive feel is better than the 4-piston calipers but that is a personal opinion. I'm an old cross-country racer that enjoys trail riding and not jumping, bike-park, big air and drops. I'm coming off of a 2017 Intense Spider 275c and a Niner hardtail. This bike does everything those bikes do and more, especially when it comes to technical climbing. Overall, I'm having a great time on it and it is the best mountain bike I have ever owned. Very happy I went for this Ripley.

>Rating: 5

Great bike and service

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
175 lbs

The Ripley is a great bike that can handle jumps, drops, and rocky sections really well — it is much nimbler than the Ripmo and great for slightly more trail/xc oriented terrain. Had my bike in 3 business days, which is a big deal woth all the COVID/supply chain delays these days. There was a small cosmetic chip in the frame paint, but backcountry gave me a nice store credit to make up for it. Otherwise all the components match the factory specs.

>Rating: 1

Ibis Ripley GX Eagle Factory bike

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 9"
180 lbs

The bike was spec'd on the website as having Sram G2 four-piston brakes. Note first that these will be the cheapest entry-level G2 brakes. The spec should tell which G2 brakes and it doesn't, so buyer beware on that. Then the bike was shipped with Shimano SLX M7100 two-piston brakes without any consultation, and the only thing Competitive Cycles say they can do about it is offer $50 store credit, which doesn't resolve the problem. I definitely wanted four-piston brakes on the bike and didn't get that. Overall I'm very disappointed with the service after the sale from Competitive Cyclist.

so what does this review have to do with the actual bike? Sounds like item description issues. Not bike issues.

really?? four- Piston brakes on a Ripley? it's not a DH bike, you should have bought a Ripmo.

Hi Steve, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience in this process. We do state in the description: "Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130." That said, I understand the dissapointment and have reached out to you directly to see if we can help resolve this for you. Best, Hannah S.

I would be mad also. You Signed on the dotted line for a product and they gave you something less.

@Craig: he signed on the dotted line a contract that said some spec might be different.


Hello, I'm interested in the Ibis ripley large in blue steel, when do you expect it to arrive? Or SLX model