29 " WHEEL SIZE . Which is not to say surfer slacker 4:20 fan. Materials. Rather, a fast, flowy fun machine that’s at home on swooping trails that reward high speeds. The new Ibis Ripley v4 heads in the same direction as many other modern trail bikes, but it’s personality is straight up Santa Cruz. Climbing positioning is upright with riders being positioned directly on top of the bottom bracket. We scored the Ibis Ripley LS at the top of the test for its ultra-amusing properties. Right in-between modern XC and current enduro geometry.

Ibis Ripley Gen 4.

Reviews, ratings, specifications, weight, price and more for the 2020 Ibis Ripley NX Bike 120 mm SUSPENSION TRAVEL. THE VITALS. The 2.6-inch tires provide a nice wide footprint that allows for exceptional performance over loose or technical terrain. The Commencal Meta TR 4.2 approaches the Ripley's live-wire personality with smaller wheels and slightly more travel. Ibis Gen 3 Ripley LS has its frame and swingarm build out of carbon fiber monocoque. The pedaling performance is everything I’d expect from Ibis — put the power down and the bike rockets forward. This year I demo’d the v4 several times in this element. Frame: Ibis Ripley Gen 4 - XL: Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS EVOL Factory: Fork: Fox Float 34 GRIP2 EVOL Factory 140mm: Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series: Wheelset : DT Swiss EX511 Rims - DT Swiss 350 Hubs - Sapim Race Spokes: Crankset: Raceface Next SL G5 Cranks w/ 30T Raceface Cinch NW … The 2019 Ibis Ripley climbs every bit as well as its predecessor.

The seat tube is steeper and the frame is lighter. These are integrated with a DW-link suspension, creating 120mm rear wheel travel and works with 130 or … Yes, its that fun. The Ibis Ripley is a fantastic option thanks to its modern geometry, light weight, and great traction. After a lot of demos I ride an Ibis Ripley v3 around here. The DW-Link suspension is calm and remains fairly active. The hard-charging Yeti SB5.5 and Santa Cruz Hightower LT both scored highly as well for their aggressive attitude. In fact it might even edge it out for the win. 30.7 LBS BUILD WEIGHT. Both of which generally make a bike climb better.