Check out a full shake down from the guy’s at Pink Bike on the new Ibis Ripley.
Here’s what Ibis say about the Ripley:
“Our goal was to bring the advantages of a 29-inch wheel to a lightweight, nimble and fun trailbike. We think 120 millimeters of travel is the sweet spot for a snappy bike that isn’t cumbersome or heavy. We also wanted the Ripley to be configurable for a wide range of terrain and riding styles, so we made it compatible with 120 -140 mm travel forks. We asked Dave Weagle (Mr. dw-link) to give the Ripley pedaling efficiency, XC-like acceleration and optimization for 29er-specific gearing, in addition to the usual dw-attributes such as, excellent small-bump compliance and predictable travel through the range with no wallowing or harsh bottom out. This version of the dw-link, like the ones he’s done for us in the past, delivers on the promise.”
A bit of Ibis Ripley tech to watch.
The Ibis Ripley is a stunning looking bike but is also jam packed with cool features, check out a list of them here.
Ripley 29 Features:
• 120mm rear-wheel travel
• 5 Pound frame with X Fusion Microlite Shock, 5.2
with Fox RP23 CTD
• Approved for 120-140mm forks, 32mm or 34mm
• Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creek
and Chris King InSet 3 headsets)
• Internal, top tube cable routing with molded carbon
• Shock Specs: 184mm x 44mm
• Provision for dropper seat posts
• BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB
• 142mm Maxle rear axle
• 160mm carbon fiber post-mount rear brake mounts
• High, direct mount front derailleur mounts directly on
The Ibis Ripley is coming in two stunning colour ways, which you can check out on the Ibis U.S site here.
We will put up more info as we get it and also let you know of the arrival of our demo Ripley!