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Ibis is known in the cycling industry for the expert craftsmanship and high-grade materials that go into the manufacturing of their bicycles. To understand how it all started, take a trip back in time to 1980. Ibis founder, Scot Nicol read an article about the new “Klunker Bike” movement in the Spring issue of CoEvolution Quarterly—a friendly hippy magazine.

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Ibis Ripley X01 Bike

Ibis is known in the cycling industry for the expert craftsmanship and high-grade materials that go into the manufacturing of their bicycles. To understand how it all started, take a trip back in time to 1980. Ibis founder, Scot Nicol read an article about the new “Klunker Bike” movement in the Spring issue of CoEvolution Quarterly—a friendly hippy magazine. The seed was planted. In 1981, in a workshop in Mendocino, California, the first Ibis bicycle was made. Glassy eyed onlookers saw the bicycle and asked Scot if he could produce more. Fast forward 30 years to present-day Ibis: a renowned boutique bicycle manufacturer with humble beginnings that continues to raise the bar in the mountain bike world.

The Ibis Ripley 29 has been a long time coming. After about a half decade of R&D, Ibis has proudly released the Ripley 29er. Ibis’ goal was to create a nimble, responsive, and light 29er. Take note that these adjectives are not generally associated with 29er, thus the multiple years of R&D. The Ripley 29 is a true trail bike, one that allows you to throw on a helmet and explore the ends of the earth. Once you throw your leg over the Ibis Ripley 29, you’ll experience a new kind of cycling. A 29er rolls over obstacles easier, due to the lower approach angle.

Carry on a conversation as you and your buddies climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ripley 29 climbs like a young mountain goat! You’ll surely crack a smile as the wind rustles through your helmet, while you enjoy the local singletrack trails. The 69.2 degree head angle allows you to securely point the bike back down the mountain, and put those on a 26” wheeled bike to shame. Ibis introduced a new version of the Ripley frame that features a longer and slacker geometry option. Ibis Cycles researched what people liked in a 29er geometry, and they found mountain bikers yearned for the steering of a 26” bike, but with the advantages of the bigger wheels. The 69.2 degree head angle (with a 130mm travel fork) provides downhill confidence, while the 51mm fork offset gives the responsiveness that riders love.

Constructed of high quality carbon fiber, the frame is incredibly lightweight. Not only is the carbon fiber frame lightweight, but it absorbs trail shock, as well. Not to mention, the lack of weld lines looks sleek. The heart of the Ibis Ripley 29 is the eccentric DW- Link Suspension. With 120mm of DW- Link travel gobbles up debris on the trail, while preserving the pedaling efficiency. DW- Link suspension features excellent small bump compliance, predictable travel through the range with no walling or harsh bottoming out. The Ripley X01 build features a Fox Float DPS shock in the rear, and a Fox Float 32 130mm travel fork up front to handle bumps and sudden drops. To ensure superior maneuverability, the Ripley 29 has a tapered head tube. The Ripley adopts a new cable routing system that runs internally routed droppers, mechanical or hydraulic. The Ripley 29 is definitely a bike you’d take home to meet your mother.

The Ibis Ripley X01 is all about simple efficiency. The rock solid SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain saves weight and simplifies the drivetrain while maintaining a wide 32t x 10-42t mountain bike gearing range. X01 is technically a step down from SRAM's premier XX1 group, but features many of the same benefits with only a small weight penalty and a few cost-conscious material choices. A Race Face Turbine Cinch crank delivers plenty of pedaling power and Avid Guide hydraulic brakes give you all the braking power need to stop on a dime or modulate technical sections of the trail. Stan's ZTR Arch wheels provide a solid and fast spinning wheel platform and Ibis tops off the Ripley X01 build with a classy Ibis branded cockpit.

Ibis Ripley X01 Build Bike Features:

  • 120mm rear wheel dw-link travel
  • Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
  • 5.5 Pound frame* with Fox FLOAT DPS EVOL
  • Approved for 120-140mm forks, 51mm rake is STRONGLY recommended
  • Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creeks & Chris King InSet 3)
  • Shock Specs: Fox Factory FLOAT DPS 3pos w/Adj and EVOL Sleeve with Kashima Coat 184mm x 44mm
  • Provision for internal cable-actuated or hydraulic adjustable seat posts
  • Post mount rear brake mounts
  • Shimano side swing front derailleur compatible
SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Ibis Ripley Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
Fork Fox Float 34 130mm, 29er, FIT, Kashima coat, 15QR thru-axle, tapered steerer
Headset Cane Creek 40 series, ZS44/EC49
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS, 3pos-Adj Evol SV, 7.25 x 1.75
Wheelset Stan’s ZTR Arch 29er 32H Black with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes Avid Guide RSC with Centerline 180/160 Rotors
Shifters SRAM SL TRIGGER x1 11spd
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 1X11SPD CARBON BLK
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch 30T 175mm (170mm optional)
Cassette SRAM XG1195, 10-42t
Handlebar Ibis Carbon bar, 760mm wide, 225g
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 707
Saddle Ibis custom saddle, CrMo rails
Seatpost KS LEV Integra, with KGP remote

 

Geometry (120mm fork - 520.8mm Axle to Crown)
Size Medium Medium(LS) Large Large (LS) Extra Large (LS)
Seat Tube Length 16.5" (419mm) 16.5" (419mm) 18.5" (470mm) 18.5" (470mm) 20.5" (521mm)
Effective Top Tube Length 587mm 600mm 607mm 619mm 640mm
Head Tube Length 94mm 93mm( 100mm 102mm 107mm
Seat Angle 72.2° 73° 72.2° 73° 73°
Head Angle 69.2° 67.5° 69.2° 67.5° 67.5°
Wheelbase 1105mm 1140mm 1125mm 1167mm 1187mm
Chain Stay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm
Standover Height (mid toptube) 745mm
(29.3")
740mm
(29.1")
745mm
(29.3")
740mm
(29.1")
750mm
(29.5")
Stack 620mm 619mm 625mm 625mm 632mm
Reach 390mm 411mm 406mm 428mm 448mm
Sizing 5'4" - 5'9"
(163-175cm)
5'4" - 5'9"
(163-175cm)
5'9" - 6'2"
(175-188cm)
5'9" - 6'2"
(175-188cm)
6'0" - 6'6"
(183-198cm)
125 mm KS Lev Saddle Height Range (BB to seat top) 64.5 cm to 73.0 cm) 64.5 cm to 73.0 cm 69.7 cm to 78.4 cm 69.7 cm to 78.4 cm 73.5 cm to 83.0 cm
150mm KS Lev Saddle Height Range (BB to seat top) 67.0cm to 78.0 cm 67.0cm to 78.0 cm 72.4 cm to 82.9 cm 72.4 cm to 82.9 cm 76.5 cm to 87.5 cm

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