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PRESS RELEASE

Introducing the New Ibis Ripley

Words Ibis Bicycles
Photos Lear Miller
Date Apr 30, 2019

The new Ripley is here! And it's still the same snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight and versatile 29" trail bike it's always been, except better.

Taking everything we've learned from the Ripmo, we updated the Ripley with cutting-edge geometry and a stiff, light carbon fiber chassis.

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New Chassis

The new Ripley retains the 130mm of front travel and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link rear travel as the original, but has been given a fresh dose of the longer, slacker and steeper treatment.

This Mini'Mo has been slackened out by one degree, to 66.5º. The seat tube has moved forward by three degrees, to 76º, which has pushed the reach out by ~45mm across all four sizes (S, M, L, & XL). We've also lopped 12mm from the chainstays, bringing them to a manual-happy 432mm. To go with its shreddy new style, the Ripley also receives more progressive suspension kinematics.

2020 Ibis Ripley Geometry

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The new chassis still works with a DW-Link suspension platform.

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But it's more progressive than its predecessor.

The Details

One of the other features we're proud of is the low frame weight. We shaved half a pound by switching to the Ripmo lower link. The result is a frame weight of just five pounds without shock, but with the same stiffness as the Ripmo. And, like all our frames and wheels, it's backed by our seven year warranty.

We'd also like to point out the 185mm dropper post compatibility across most sizes (125mm on the small), trick internal cable routing, room for 2.6" rubber, and removable ICSG 05 tabs.

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Moving to the lower link of the Ripmo allowed Ibis to drop a claimed half a pound from the previous Ripley frame weight.

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Ibis claim the seat tube can accommodate 185mm droppers across most of their size range. The exception being a small, which maxes out with a dropper of 125mm drop).

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Ibis have also updated the internal cable routing and claim there's room for a 2.6-inch tire between the short 432mm chainstays. As with the Ripmo, the Ripley also features removable ISCG 05 tabs.

Cost for Action?

The new Ripley starts at 2,999 USD for a frame and full bikes range from 4,099 USD for an NX Eagle build to 9,399 USD for a bike with the latest XTR. Bikes begin shipping worldwide today, April 30.

2020 Ibis Ripley pricing

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