Why We Like The Ibis Ripmo Mountain Bike Frame
When we think of no-compromise trail bikes for aggressive riding, the Ripmo Mountain Bike Frame is our favorite place to start because of its balanced design. Ibis seems to find the sweet spot with 147-millimeters of rear travel that’s controlled by a DW-Link for impressive rear-wheel traction when we’re maneuvering jagged rocks in Sedona or squirming up wet roots in Bellingham. It’s also super progressive, which works nicely with the slack 64.9-degree head tube angle, to provide stability when navigating technical terrain at speed. The Ripmo’s rear triangle now features SRAM UDH compatibility, which makes it easier to find replacement derailleur hangers, and it features a newly designed chainstay protector for a quieter ride.
The Ripmo rolls on 29-inch wheels for enhanced rollover capabilities through square-edge hits and jagged rocks, plus they carry momentum over flatter, undulating terrain. Ibis utilizes a monocoque carbon construction that’s light, stiff, and responsive for a reactive feel when we’re out on the trails. A steep 76-degree seat tube angle provides a comfortable climbing position for long days in the saddle, working nicely with the DW-Link’s supportive design. The Fox Float X2 Factory shock sits at the top of the line for enduro shocks, absorbing small bumps and providing a wide range of adjustments for fine-tuning our ride.
- Mid-travel trail frame for aggressive trail and enduro riding
- 147mm of DW-Link rear travel delivers efficient, supple traction
- Monocoque carbon construction is strong, stiff, and super lightweight
- Fox Float X2 Factory shock delivers top-tier performance and tunability
- SRAM UDH compatibility makes it easy to find replacement hangers
- Steep 76-degree seat tube angle provides an efficient climbing position
- Redesigned chainstay protector offers a quiet ride
- Boost hub spacing accommodates most modern wheelsets
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