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Ripley LS XT 2x Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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The Ripley LS is Ibis' answer to the call for a longer, slacker version of its well-loved Ripley. The effects of these changes are felt throughout the frame in the form of a longer wheelbase, 15mm more top tube, and a slacker head tube angle. This bigger footprint gives the Ripley LS extra confidence on steep, gnarly descents and meets the needs of riders who've been using the original Ripley as something of a baby enduro rig. Or, as Ibis puts it, these geometry tweaks bring the Ripley from "sporty" to "gnarly" to fuel even bigger runs and envelope-pushing rides. The 2016 Ibis Ripley LS XT 2x Complete Mountain Bike showcases that revised geometry as the backdrop for Fox's reworked Float 34 fork, a Shimano XT two-by drivetrain, a dropper seatpost, and Easton ARC tubeless ready wheels.

Other than the geometry changes, this is still the classic Ripley that we've been ripping over all manner of terrain. The construction process remains the same, starting with an internal bladder wrapped in a monocoque carbon lay-up that keeps the carbon fabric intact through joints. This method eliminates the need for additional molds or fillers to reinforce tube junctions, keeping the frame light as well as stiff and durable. 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 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 mid-travel bikes.

Increasing rear stiffness was key to this versatility, so Ibis engineers revisited the internals of the dual eccentrics used in the DW-Link suspension, modifying the cores and reinforcing the frame around them 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.

Frame Material
carbon fiber
Rear Shock
Fox Float DPS, 3pos-Adj Evol SV, 7.25x1.75
Rear Travel
120 mm
Fox Float 34 29er
Front Travel
130 mm
Cane Creek 40
Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore XT FD-M8020
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000, GS 11-speed Shadow Plus
34 / 24 t Shimano Deore XT FC-M8000-2
Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-speed
Shimano Deore XT BL/BR-M785
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
180 / 160 mm Shimano
Ibis Carbon
Handlebar Width
760 mm
Lizard Skins Logo
Ibis 3D forged 31.8 bar/28.6 steerer
Ibis Custom, CrMo rails
KS LEV Integra with KGP remote
Easton ARC 29 Tubeless Ready
[front] Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snake Skin tubeless, [rear] Schwalbe Racing Ralph Snake Skin tubeless
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.25 in, [rear] 29 x 2.25 in
not included
Recommended Use
all-mountain, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years on frame