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IbisRipleyNX Eagle Mountain Bike
Item # IBSB05O
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February 22, 2020
everything about this bike is awesome!
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
What can you say about one of the best everyday just crushing it mountain bikes? Iâve ridden the Ripley LS, Ripmo, HD3, HD4 and the HD5 and I have to say this new Ripley is a beast stuffed into a small travel frame. The wife and I traveled down to one of my favorite winter riding spots in Hurricane, Utah for a little winter camping and riding. I also thought while iâm demoing this sweet ride Iâd also toss on one of the new Cane Creek Helm demo forks (140mm 44offset) and give that a shot as well. Itâs been a while since Iâve been out on a bike, Iâm coming back from an injury so the first day back riding and nothing seems out of the ordinary the bike simply works. It did feel a tad light on the front end on the steeper climbs, but that is most likely due to the fact that I had a longer fork on it. It wasnât till the second day when the wife and I switched bikes and thatâs when I really noticed just how sharp the front end handling was on the Ripley. Her bike felt lazy and sluggish in the turns and it definitely did not feel as efficient on the climbs or just riding down the normal trail. To be fair her bike has a little more travel but itâs still a 29â current model bike that we bought in March of 2019 when it first came out. I came away from the weekend incredibly impressed with the new Ripley. Ibis simply nailed the geometry and stiffness of this bike and the entire time while I was riding it I really couldnât think of anything I wanted to change. I was going to drop the Helm down to a 130 travel fork on Saturday night, however I forgot to bring along my small bike washing kit and I didnât want to get any dirt in the forks. If you are reading this review it means you are looking for a new ride and quite frankly if this bike isnât on your short list, you need to reevaluate your list itâs just that good! Whatâs that you say, you donât want to take my word for it? Well then feel free to email me at email@example.com and Iâll check the demo tour in your area and weâll get you out on one. Pros: Super Sharp handling Efficient pedaling Fits a huge range of dropper lengths for everyone Cons: Internal channeled cable routing is not good for running moto style braking (front brake on right) Tight rotor clearance so Hope floating rotors will be a problem Did I mention the internal sleeving (yes the bike is that good) Rider Details: 5'9" 32" inseam / 180 lbs Sag: 30% rear (seated) 20% front (standing) Version Ridden: GX Eagle w/ Factory shock option size Medium Upgraded * Cane Creek Helm 140 (up from OEM 130) Fork Upgraded * Magura MT Trail SL Brakeset Upgraded * SDG Radar saddle Pedals: Deity TMAC
October 12, 2019
Best bike I've ever owned
- I've put it through the wringer
Use at the mtn bike trails of Dallas/Ft Worth area, doesn't have the topography of Utah but not meek by any means. The bike climbs and descends equally well without all the extra travel that 90% of riders don't need anyway. The 29in wheels are nothing like the ones of old, this bike corners and snaps off of switchbacks just like my old 27.5 Trek. As far as the NX build goes i didnt see it as prudent to spend a ton more money just to shed a minimal amount of weight as I'm not an advanced rider but from a functionality standpoint the components work great. This bike seemed to be in very high demand and was unavailable at my local bike shops, Competitive Cyclist had it over a month earlier than was available locally. Arrived in perfect shape, just pop on the wheels and handlebars.
November 7, 2019
How's the stability on descents? I wonder how it compares to the Ripmo. I know the Ripley can climb like a Rocket and pedals amazingly well, but it could be a bit more stable on descents.
February 22, 2020
Hi jwi114060071, Sweet! Stoked to hear that you love your new ride! I just had our demo out and I couldn't be more impressed with a short travel 29" wheel bike.