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Ibis Ripmo NX Complete Mountain Bike

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Description

There's a party on the trail and you're invited.

When EWS-riders are calling for 29er enduro sleds, we're pretty confident that its a trend that's going to stick around, and it seems like the designers at Ibis feel the same way with the new Ripmo NX Complete Mountain Bike. This ride brings lively Ripley characteristics to Mojo level terrain, blasting through technical rock gardens with smooth-rolling prowess, while flipping around at the bottom with a lightweight nimble feel for charging up again.

As you probably guessed from its name, the Ripmo is the mashup of the hard-charging Mojo HD4 and the lively handling Ripley. As such, the Ripmo retains the larger 29-inch wheels of the Ripley, but falls more towards the longer, slacked-out end of the spectrum inhabited by the Mojo HD4. Delving into geometry specifics, you'll find the Ripmo has a quite slack 65.9-degree head tube angle paired with a 44-millimeter fork offset that makes it inherently more stable at high speeds.

Ibis chose this custom fork offset to increase the bike's trail, which makes it a bit slower to respond to steering inputs, subsequently making it more stable at the higher speeds you'll experience while enduro racing and aggressively pummeling down steep trails. This way, Ibis was able to design the Ripmo with the stability of a bike with an even slacker head tube angle (they claim it's as stable as bikes with head tubes in the mid 64-degree arena), but without requiring a drastic increase in wheelbase figures, which would compromise its ability to get around hairpin corners and tighter sections of trail.

Another trick that Ibis employs is a steeper seat tube angle of 76 degrees, which shifts your weight forward. This way, you won't feel like the bike's front end inhabits an entirely different zip code while you're climbing and cornering, which is something that's plagued slacked-out enduro rigs since inception. This steeper seat tube angle places you in an optimal position to place power down on climbs, allowing this enduro machine to get back uphill better than its slack geometry and longer travel figures would suggest. And because you're shifted further forward with a steeper seat tube, Ibis compensates with longer reach figures, as to not disturb the bike's stability or roomy cockpit.

If you've been riding on Ibis bikes for a while or even moderately familiar with the brand, you know the DW-Link Suspension sits at the heart and center of all their frame designs. Well, the newest Ripmo is no different, employing the fifth generation of this much-lauded suspension to maintain high levels of efficiency and excellent small-bump compliance when you're pedaling over chunky terrain with roots and rocks aplenty. You'll find 145 millimeters of DW-Link travel out back for a bit more pedaling efficiency, paired with a longer 160-millimeter fork to soak up bigger hits and rowdy trail sections up front.

Besides being an increasingly slack and longer 29er, the newest Ripmo is designed with a host of useful features for the aggressive trail rider and enduro racer. You'll find the clearance to ride massive 2.6-inch tires for an exceedingly plush feel with gobs of traction, internal cable tunnels for easier maintenance and routing, clearance for a full-size bottle with a piggyback shock, and the ability to run a 175-millimeter dropper post on medium through extra-large frames (small works with 150-millimeter droppers). Additionally, Ibis overhauled their lower link pivots with IGUS bushings, seeing these pivots experience higher loads with minimal rotation—two areas where bushings are better suited than ball bearings. And in case you're wondering about the longevity of these new bushings, Ibis backs them up with a lifetime replacement policy, no questions asked.

  • An enduro dominator with trail-destroying wagon wheels
  • Keep weight at a minimum with light, stiff carbon fiber
  • 44mm fork offset combines with 65.9° head tube for stability
  • Keep the front end from washing out with 76° seat tube angle
  • 145mm of smooth, predictable DW-Link travel (5th gen)
  • Gobble rock gardens with Fox Float Performance DPX2 shock
  • Clears 2.6in tires and accommodates 175mm dropper (M-XL)

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link (v5)
Rear Shock:
Fox Float Performance Series DPX2 with EVOL
Rear Travel:
145mm
Fork:
FOX Float 36 Performance Series
Front Travel:
160mm
Headset:
Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS44/ZS56
Shifters:
SRAM NX
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM NX
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG-05 compatible with removable adapterISCG-05
Crankset:
30t SRAM NX
Bottom Bracket:
threaded
Cassette:
11 - 42t SRAM PG 1130
Chain:
SRAM PC1110
Brakeset:
SRAM Level
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
SRAM Centerline 180mm/160mm
Handlebar:
Ibis Alloy
Handlebar Width:
780mm
Grips:
Lizard Skins Logo
Stem:
Ibis, 31.8mm clamp
Saddle:
Ibis Custom, CrMo rails
Seatpost:
KS LEV-Si
Wheelset:
Ibis 938 alloy
Hubs:
Ibis
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF WT, [rear] Maxxis Aggressor WT
Tire Size:
29 x 2.5in
Recommended Use:
enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
7 years on frame, lifetime replacement on bushings

Geometry Chart

Ibis

Ripmo
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
S 14in 22.5in 24.1in 17in 27.7in 3.5in 65.9° 77°     17.1in 46.3in
M 14.5in 23.7in 24.6in 17.6in 29.5in 3.9in 65.9° 76°     17.1in 47.1in
L 16.5in 24.9in 24.8in 18.5in 29.5in 4.3in 65.9° 76°     17.1in 48.3in
XL 18.5in 25.8in 25.3in 19.4in 29.9in 4.7in 65.9° 76°     17.1in 49.4in

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