IBIS CYCLES Ripley LS XT 1X Werks 2016
|Options||M Tang - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE,
L Tang - Usually in stock,
M Black - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE,
L Black - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE,
XL Tang - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE,
XL Black - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
|Style||One left at this price, with blue decals on the 741 carbon rims.
In June of 2015 we introduced a fairly major update to the Ripley. We say fairly major because it involved cutting all new molds for the main triangle and heavily modifying the swingarm molds. We also added a second geometry option with a longer top tube and slacker head tube, that's called the Ripley LS.
The new Ripley update incorporates changes Ripley owners have been asking for. People were using the bike for much more aggressive riding than its original intention. Because of the phenomenal dw-link suspension and 29er traction, enduro racers found they were faster than on more traditional enduro bikes on just about any terrain short of a ski slope. Then there's the confidence-inspiring Ibis 941 wheels that we introduced in 2014, a game changer as far as traction and control go. That combined with huge improvements to mid travel forks and shocks that allowed people to go much faster required some addressing. So here's what we've done:
NEW! LONGER AND SLACKER GEOMETRY OPTION
The Ripley LS features a 15mm longer top tube and is available in Medium, Large and XL sizes, and the LS also features a slack 67.5 degree head angle. This allows for shorter stems and adds stability at speed.
MORE TIRE CLEARANCE
One of the things that happened since we originally designed the Ripley is that both tires and rims got bigger. A 2.1" tire on a 21mm rim was pretty common but then people realized they liked a little more volume and 2.2"â€"2.35" tires became popular. Then we blew up rim design with the wide carbon 941's. The combination of the two meant we needed to update our clearances. Tire labels are notoriously meaningless, especially when it comes to height, but you can now use most 2.35" tires on our 941 rims on the New Ripley and Ripley LS.
ALL NEW CABLE ROUTING
Based on the success of our cable port system used in the Tranny 29 and Mojo HD3, we have completely revised the cable routing system. The versatile port system is adaptable to just about any configuration of derailleurs and droppers you might have, just look at our cable port line up.
You can now run internally routed droppers, mechanical or hydraulic. Additionally, the new Ripley is optimized for the new Shimano side pull front derailleur.
EXCEPTIONAL NEW FOX SUSPENSION
While we've done a lot of work on the frame itself we actually think that one of the most noticeable changes to the New Ripley is the latest Fox suspension. We have worked closely with Fox to develop a tune for the excellent 2016 Float DPS shock with EVOL sleeve. It provides more supple small bump sensitivity in the initial part of the stroke and then ramps up to provide better support in the mid to end stroke. The result is a plush ride that doesn't wallow and pops off of jumps in a very controlled way. Translation: it's super fun.
The fork makeover that happened this year was equally impactful. The new Float 34 weighs the same as last year's 32, has greater stiffness and plushness, and doesn't dive under braking. Both Ripleys will ship with a 130mm travel version of this fork.
NEW! 142 X 12MM SHIMANO THROUGH AXLE
The New Ripley features a lighter, simpler bolt on axle using the new Shimano 12mm axle standard. There is also an optional Shimano quick release axle that is secure, intuitive, and quiet.
SOON! BOOST 148
Beginning in November of 2015, you can order the New Ripley or the Ripley LS in the Boost 148 configuration. Currently there are almost no hub or wheel choices for the new Boost standard. We will have Boost 148 wheels for our bikes and for aftermarket in November. Note, we will continue to offer the 142 x 12mm rear axle standard after the Boost rear comes online.
NEW! BOTTOM BRACKET
We have changed to a threaded (73mm BSA) bottom bracket on the Ripley. While we like the press fit for its lightweight and stiff design, we are still seeing too much variation between the different manufacturers' press in cups to get a consistently reliable fit.
Over the past three years, we've made a few tweaks to the eccentrics. We found out with those changes to the cores (we affectionately call them "Gnar Cores"), that they are an effective place to add a bit of weight and gain stiffness. So for this update we further refined them. We moved some weight around and added only 2 grams but that which allowed us to up the torque spec on our eccentric shaft bolts. Since we were cutting new molds for the frame, we also added extra carbon around the eccentrics which gained us a bit more stiffness. All told, even with the bigger tire clearance cuts in the swingarm, the BB torsional stiffness went up 12%. The new cores are retrofittable to the original Ripley.
NEW! RUBBER MOLDED CHAINSTAY PROTECTION
Taking a cue from the Mojo HD3, we've built a beautiful molded chainstay and seatstay protector on the new Ripley. Yes, it retrofits to the original Ripley and yes it's going to be in our web store soon.
|Frame||Full carbon Frame
Fox DPS Evol shock
|Forks||Fox Float 34 130mm travel|
|Chainset||Raceface Turbine Cinch|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Front Brake||XT M8000|
|Rear Brake||XT M8000|
|Rims||Ibis 941 Carbon rims|
|Rear Hub||DT 350|
|Tyres||TL Ready Nobby Nic/Racing Ralph 29x2.25|
|Saddle||Ibis custom saddle, CrMo rails|
|Seatpost||KS LEV Integra, with remote|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.