Ibis Launches Two New Ripley Bikes
This was certainly one of the finest bikes we rode last year. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new version. Here’s what they had to say about the two (yes two) new versions of an Ibis classic. Believe it or not… it’s coming.
THE NEW RIPLEY
For many of us working at Ibis, the Ripley has been our favorite bike since the day it came out. And indeed, if you look at the reviews (preserved from the original Ripley below), you’ll see that we weren’t alone. Still, riding styles and components are constantly evolving so we updated it to add to its already amazing versatility.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE NEW RIPLEY
- Two geometry options: The nimble geometry of the original or a new school long and slack version called the Ripley LS
- Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system
- Increased tire clearance
- Threaded bottom bracket
- Seat mast lowered by 1/2” to accommodate today’s longer droppers
- Choice of Boost 148 (staring in November ’15) or 142mm x 12mm Shimano through axle (now)
- Stiffer eccentric cores
- New rubber molded chainstay and seatstay protection
- Two new colors (let’s call them “Tang” and “Black”)
- 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.
- * Frame weight is for a medium black with shock but without seat collar, rear axle, or water bottle bolts