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Ibis Ripley LS Carbon X01 Eagle Werx Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Item # IBS003L

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Item # IBS003L

What dreams are made of.

If the Ripley LS is Ibis' response to the clamor for a longer, slacker, rowdier version of the original Ripley, then the 2017 Ripley LS Carbon X01 Eagle Werx Complete Mountain Bike represents the pinnacle of the line that Ibis claims takes the Ripley from "sporty" to "gnarly" to push the envelope further. Compared to the original, the LS earns its initials as both longer and slacker, which results in a bigger footprint that oozes confidence when the trail turns steep and chunky. The Werx build gets, well, the works, with SRAM's X01 Eagle one-by 12-speed drivetrain, and a Fox Transfer hydraulic dropper. Ibis' whip-fast 942 carbon hoops complete the dream build for a versatile, race-ready machine.

Aside from the geometry changes, this is still the classic Ripley that we've been ripping in 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 LS utilizes 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, and is bolstered by the inclusion of a boost rear axle. To this end, Ibis engineers also 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 inclusion 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.

  • The big-hit Ripley gets a superlative build kit
  • Responsive DW-Link suspension with 4.7in of travel
  • Long, slack geometry handles steeper lines
  • Light and stiff carbon construction
  • Boost rear axle increases stiffness
  • SRAM's Eagle drivetrain drives precise shifts across 12 cogs
  • Carbon wheelset is lightweight and responsive

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Rear Shock:
Fox Factory Float DPS 3pos w/Adj and EVOL Sleeve with Kashima Coat
Rear Travel:
120mm
Fork:
2017 Fox Factory Float 34
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC49
Shifters:
SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed Trigger
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X01 Eagle 1x12-speed
ISCG Tabs:
no
Crankset:
32t SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon direct mount
Bottom Bracket:
73mm BSA threaded
Crank Arm Length:
175mm
Cassette:
10 - 50t SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed
Chain:
SRAM X01 Eagle PowerLock 12-speed
Brakeset:
SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
[front] 180mm SRAM Centerline, [rear] 160mm SRAM Centerline
Handlebar:
Ibis Carbon
Handlebar Width:
760mm
Grips:
Lizard Skins Logo
Stem:
Thomson Elite X4
Saddle:
Ibis Custom, CrMo rails
Seatpost:
Fox Transfer hydraulic dropper
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6mm
Wheelset:
Ibis 942
Hubs:
Industry Nine Torch
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Tires:
Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Tire Size:
[front] 29 x 2.35in, [rear] 29 x 2.25in
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
7 years on frame
Actual Weight:
Black, L: 12300g

sizing chart

Ripley size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Ibis

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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Fast and Versatile

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ibis managed to engineer a true one bike quiver killer with both the Ripley and Ripley LS (longer, slacker). The optimized DW link suspension with eccentric pivoting cores provides a phenomenal pedaling platform that transfers the riders energy efficiently with very little pedal bob. When the trails point downhill, the 120mm of rear travel soaks up rough terrain as if it had more than the specs suggest.



This bike is a blast to ride and own. If you have any question regarding the build or would like to pick my brain on this bike, feel free to call me directly or send me an email.



Trevor Linthorst

Account Manager & Expert Gearhead

P: 801.204.4563

E: tlinthorst@backcountry.com

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