Ibis Debuts New Ripley 29er Trailbike

Mar 18, 2013
by Richard Cunningham  
Ibis Ripley 29 side shot

Ibis offers the new Ripley 29 in size small, which is good news for smaller-framed riders who have been shunned by many brands that only make medium or larger size 29ers.

Ibis has been working on its Ripley 29er trailbike, reportedly since 2007, when Dave Weagle concocted the idea that he could use eccentric, rotating cams (ala Yeti SB 66) to replace the linkages of his signature anti-squat rear suspension. During the project's lengthly gestation period, a handful of industry standards altered the landscape of the dual-suspension 29er trailbike. This gave Ibis ample time to tune the Ripley's frame geometry and its general layout to conform to the evolving trends. The result is a beautiful looking big wheel bike with steering in the slack (for a 29er), 68.5-degree range to keep it drop-in friendly, and with a lightweight carbon chassis, backed up with a suspension system to make it pedal efficiently. Ibis targeted the Ripley at the long-travel trailbike rider and builds are available in both Shimano and SRAM for the Ripley that range from $4,699 in Shimano SLX to the XTR version for $6,999. Weight for the upper-end builds is in the 24-pound range. Medium frames with the standard X-Fusion shock weigh a reported, five pounds even.

Ibis Ripley 29 frame details

(From left) The Ripley frame uses a yoke to drive the shock in order to free up space behind the seat tube for the 29-inch wheel and tire.The swingarm and seat tube are offset to the left to make room for a front derailleur. The tapered head tube features built-in cable-housing stops

bigquotesOur goal was to bring the advantages of a 29-inch wheel to a lightweight, nimble and fun trailbike. We think 120 millimeters of travel is the sweet spot for a snappy bike that isn't cumbersome or heavy. We also wanted the Ripley to be configurable for a wide range of terrain and riding styles, so we made it compatible with 120 -140 mm travel forks. We asked Dave Weagle (Mr. dw-link) to give the Ripley pedaling efficiency, XC-like acceleration and optimization for 29er-specific gearing, in addition to the usual dw-attributes such as, excellent small-bump compliance and predictable travel through the range with no wallowing or harsh bottom out. This version of the dw-link, like the ones he's done for us in the past, delivers on the promise.

A direct mount front derailleur is integrated onto the right-
side swingarm strut.

Ripley 29 Features:

• 120mm rear-wheel travel
• 5 Pound frame with X Fusion Microlite Shock, 5.2
with Fox RP23 CTD
• Approved for 120-140mm forks, 32mm or 34mm
• Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creek
and Chris King InSet 3 headsets)
• Internal, top tube cable routing with molded carbon
cable stops
• Shock Specs: 184mm x 44mm
• Provision for dropper seat posts
• BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB
• 142mm Maxle rear axle
• 160mm carbon fiber post-mount rear brake mounts
• High, direct mount front derailleur mounts onto the

Two eccentric cams ride on ball bearings inside the
enlarged seat tube of the Ripley frame. The bearings
are exactly the same size as a press-fit BB 30 bottom
bracket should you need one in a pinch.

Construction Highlights:

In designing the Ripley, Ibis moved away from the Mojo's double-
reinforced front section to a more familiar profile that mirrors a
number of well respected trailbikes. Some of the Ripley's stand-
out features are not obvious to the untrained eye. The suspen-
sion's dual eccentrics make for good conversation, but they
function exactly the same as a pair of short rockers. The real
magic of the eccentrics is that they are recessed into the seat
tube. That, and and the fact that the seat tube is offset to the
left, slim the swingarm's profile enough to allow space for a
vertical strut on the right to stiffen the drive side. Mounting the
front derailleur on the drive-side strut causes the mech to follow
the chain angle as the suspension cycles for better shifting. In
the back, a proper 142/12 through-axle sits below post-type
brake caliper mounts. Up front, the tapered head tube is
fitted with internal cable routing for the front and rear derailleur
cables. The brake hoses and dropper housing are externally
routed - reportedly for easier access. There is no provision on
the bottom bracket for an ISCG-type chainguide.

Ibis Ripley geometry

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  • 22 1
 It looks absolutely sexy ill give it that!
  • 17 43
flag Sanches (Mar 19, 2013 at 2:10) (Below Threshold)
 Santa Cruz - Blur detected...
  • 54 3
 yeah some bikes do look similar to other bikes, you're right
  • 14 1
 looks awesome but the mojoHD is the bike for me
  • 4 3
 Looking good is half of the game.
  • 2 1
 @sanches- not really. The angles are a bit slacker on the Blur and the VPP suspension design looks quite different than the dwlink suspension. But the seatstay-bb-seat tube area is where it looks a lot different
  • 2 7
flag dirtworks911 (Mar 19, 2013 at 14:41) (Below Threshold)
 Looks sick but are you kidding me Ibis? Did you really put the front derailleur on the rear swingarm??
  • 3 0
 I don't see the issue with that. Specialized have done the same thing with the Enduro 29er. If it makes for shorter chainstays then who cares?
  • 1 0
 a lot of bikes have the front der on the swingarm or chainstays. It makes perfect sense the derailer moves with the chain when you sag the bike. Have you ever tried to set up a nomad with a triple ring? it can be a nightmare because there is so much sag it changes where the chain sits in the derailer from when you are setting it up in the stand vs. where it is when you are on the bike.
  • 2 0
 Yea man, I agree. I have a Mojo HD 160 and it is the sweetest bike in the world.
  • 18 3
 "There is no provision on the bottom bracket for an ISCG-type chainguide."

How does this happen?
  • 11 0
 Yeah. 140mm 29er. It would make a fantastic enduro bike. I guess with a frame this nice XX1 is mandatory. Razz
  • 3 3
 Then why did they offset the swing arm for a front mech?
  • 19 9
 I wish people would actually get over the lack of chainguide tabs already... its 2013... Shimano offers clutch-equipped rear derailleurs through most all of their mtb groups as does SRAM. In fact, EVERY build kit Ibis offers for the ripley includes a clutch equipped rear derailleur.
  • 18 5
 What relevance is that?

A clutch mech does not stop dropped chains or offer the security of a proper full chain device.

Seems silly not to include it as an option.
  • 4 3
 Right. Springs, chains, sprockets, chainrings wear. Wear is faster on 11 gear. So clutch is not there to prevent the chain coming off but to offset premature wear and subsequent drop. Chain device a must - more so on 11. Might also be there to get away with improper chain length.Something that is labor intensive to get right.
  • 16 21
flag deeeight (Mar 19, 2013 at 3:21) (Below Threshold)
 If you spend all your riding in the 11T cog you're a moron. And yes clutch derailleurs DO prevent dropped chains if you set the tension right. I don't use clutched derailleurs myself, nor chain guides, and I don't suffer dropped chains... doing the kind of riding this sort of bike is meant for.
  • 8 0
 deeeight, you might want to spend some time on a clutch derailleur before making grand pronouncements. I have one. it's ok, but I still suffer from dropped chains on my cranks. a lot. I'm also running 1x10. Currently I have no chain guide, and I'm still using a ramped chainring, which is what is causing my problems. after my last ride i acquired a single non-ramped ring. But finding a light, robust chainguide system that works without ISCG tabs is actually kinda tough. Basically, for Ibis, your only option is the MRP guide with the Ibis-specific plate. But I don't want the lower roller, just a top guide (since I have a clutch derailleur). And then, the only option I've found that is BB mounted, no roller and compatible with a bashguard is the Hope chainguide. Haven't tried it yet, but hope to soon. So as you can see, it's not that simple. Hopefully there will be more options on the market as more people start to run clutched derailleurs.
  • 2 0
 Deeeight - hatin ISCG tabs? troll'a'lotta? Darn! you either drink cysterns of cool aid or you sell it. I owned over 10 bikes with 6 different chain guide systems and BB mount is inferior to ISCG mounts - there is no freaking discussion about it, no person avtualy using and riding sich stuff would have it. The fact that it is harder and more expensive to make such mount, especially on a carbon frame is another story.
  • 5 7
 Deeeight just sucks at riding bikes so he doesnt need a chainguide, he probably trolls around on 29er with a triple and a high rise stem
  • 3 3
 And XX1 progression? - let's hear it for those who needed a front mech, but I personally could not give less sht. And fkng "no need for CG on XX1" - what a tool can take that crap in? For my power output and trails around Bend, Oregon I'd go for a 38t chain ring for XX1 and I'd fk it up on some rock in less than a month - gimme a bashring or sponsorship with a box of those exclusive bits. Sorry I stick to 34t front and 32t rear on my Niner - because I can - can you deeeight?
  • 13 1
 yeah, well I can piss farther than all of you :-) ......
  • 2 1
 MRP, E13, and Gamut all make a light, solid top mount guide. That will fit your Ibis. Finding a top and bash not so easy. You could get the MRP and remove the roller.
Ibis doesn't do the tabs because they interfere with the linkage placement but that doesn't look to be the case here. However this bike was originally going to be a 100mm race bike that ended up being a light trail bike. Doesn't seem like they envisioned it being an Enduro/AM bike.

After installing a XO clutch derailleur last spring I haven't dropped chain front or rear since. Can't speak for the Shimano though.
  • 2 0
 The only MRP guide that will work on this bike is the S3/E-mount 1x (upper only).
  • 1 0
 @wcartman... Wolf Tooth Components offers XX1 compatible rings for 104mm 4-bolt cranks


They're already offering 30/32/34T rings but I'm sure if you ask them they can make a 38T which you could then run on a crank with an outer bashguard.
  • 3 0
 get out of here with this ISCG chain guide baloney...this is an xc bike. tune your drivetrain properly, ride shimano, and shut the F***K up! ====Uncle Sniffy!========
  • 1 0
 thanks to this conversation, I have ordered a wolftooth ring. I hope it holds it's promise (no pun intended!)
  • 3 0
 I have the Shadow+ clutch mech on my HD and it has never dropped its chain!
  • 17 6
 Sorry but the new Specialized Enduro 29 has already set the new standard.
  • 4 11
flag wakaba (Mar 19, 2013 at 1:57) (Below Threshold)
 S is yesteryear - carbonblack with color accents is so dated compared to the beautiful Ibis. Definitely not a new standard - "road" bikes have been around for 150 years... X-frames strange looking compared to delta-frames. Something for the showy crowd.

Now if Ibis would do this as an 26 - easily the most pleasing looking bike in the world.
  • 12 4
 Having built up Specializeds and Ibises, I would never take an Ibis over a Specialized. Never.
  • 6 1
 How about Huffy?
  • 6 1
 The standard being rideable geometry on a 29er. Ibis is about three years too late to the party. I'm sure there will be people who love it, the same people who love turner sultans and other 29ers that have had the same geometry for years, but specialized truly broke new ground with their enduro and it's a shame that this ibis can't match it.
  • 3 1
 Wakaba, X frames are strange looking? Isn't the mojo basically an X frame?
I'd readily take an enduro over a mojo. Like sandwich says the enduro has got the modern geo everyone is looking for.
  • 1 1
 Nice lookin bike, but the chainstay is at least an inch too long. I'm not trying a 29 till I see 16.5 chainstays.
  • 4 0
 @Sandwich... the development cycle for new models is generally 2 to 4 years, especially when carbon is involved since you have to invest time and money in all the molds to make the frames. Specialized broke ground to the extent they got 155mm rear travel to work in a 29er frame however that is also why they're so anti-other wheel size of late. They've been chasing the 29er dream so long and with so many millions, they're now behind the new trends. Ibis finally released the Ripley for the same reason, they now have to develop a dedicated 650B model (even if they just take the Mojo HD140 and rename it as a Mojo 650B they have to shift their focus). Its like when Chris King finally, after more than a decade of talking about it, finally released a bottom bracket. First they were developing for Square Taper spindles and then Shimano went and shifted to splined hollow tube BBs, then they were one of the brands claiming to be supporting/behind the development of the ISIS spindle, but they never actually produced any BBs for them. Finally they make bottom brackets and its for the external cup type. But again, they don't support any of the press-fit or internal bearing standards that have now come out.
  • 4 0
 You're simply wrong here about Ibis: they are so far ahead of the trend theat they designed their bikes to work with 650B AND 26". If you don't like the new trendy thing, you can switch back.
  • 4 9
flag deeeight (Mar 19, 2013 at 11:54) (Below Threshold)
 @Saidrick... Bzzzzt Wrong!!! But thanks for playing...

You're attempting to correct someone who's been riding 650B mountain bikes longer than probably anyone else here in Canada and who knows boatloads more about what has been going with the wheelsize in the past five years than many "brands" who are just now jumping onto the trend do. Ibis designed the Mojos to work with 26" wheels only, that the HD 140 swingarm had the tire clearance to then subsequently clear the available 650B tire options turned out to be a happy coincidence because they could then state that the frame was 650B compatible. But the HD160 which other than the linkage plates and the shock length shares the same rear end as the HD140, is NOT 650B compatible unless you install a travel limiter in the shock (otherwise the top of the tire smacks the back of the seattube).

Of course had you been living with 650B mountain bikes for five years plus, and spent any sort of time researching what frames/forks clear the tires and what don't, you might not have just tried to shove your foot so far into your mouth. To paraphrase what someone said lastnight...

Saidrick, never go full retard.
  • 4 2
 Again wrong, my Ventana El Chamuco can also go 650B. Been riding that for 7 years.
  • 1 7
flag deeeight (Mar 19, 2013 at 12:35) (Below Threshold)
 Really? You've been riding a Ventena as a 650B for longer than tires have existed to do so ? If you're going to make shit up, at least try and get the dates right.
  • 3 0
 Nope just trying to point out that good designs can adapt to ideas that haven't happened or may never happen.

This is really where I see the future of 650b , it will be an option on 26" bikes.
  • 2 0
 I'm fairly certain it was a happy coincidence that the mojo can be converted. Just like my rush is now 650b converted (it's a 2006 bike) and works incredibly well with an extra half inch of ground clearance.

As for the specialized, I would argue that the Ibis has no lack of resources, having made numerous carbon molds, and licensing the dw-link system and DW to ride it, and breaking ground in their dual link dual bearing dual head scratcher setup. My comment was entirely that the specialized managed to cram ultra short chainstays into a pretty big bike. Where Ibis could have applied their craziness to doing just that, they didn't. The long-travel 29er fad is not going to stick around for long, as 650b is a better option for long travel unless people pull out the craziness that specialized did (and the design is really not all that crazy) to get short chainstays in an aggressive 29" chassis.
  • 5 1
  • 1 2
 yeah, yeah...the new specialized enduro 29er has the new standard! Price Standard, that is! 10-11K for a 29er. F****K YEAH! Lets all jump on that! Fruit tart!

  • 2 1
 The S-works models are always ridiculously expensive, but the starting price level for the bike is only about $3500.
  • 1 1
 If you want to ride bottom of the barrel components, get the $3500 version! not me!
  • 1 0
 £/$3500 is a hell of a lot of cash to some people, consider yourself extremely fortunate if you can 'only' scrape the 'bottom of the barrel' riding a 'poorly' specced bike that costs that much.....
  • 1 0

the posting above yours implies that for $3500 you get diddly...shiettty components, that is! not that $3500 is not $3500!
  • 1 1
 Why are you sending me strange messages to my inbox? You are quite wierd 'jaybird951'? And sorry, but what the hell dare you trying to say in your reply to me? Learn to speak properly you simple little f*cktard.
  • 1 1
 * what the hell* maybe I need to learn how to use an I-phone properly too... What I was trying to say is not everyone has a mommy ad daddy who buys them xtr this and kashima coat that. I bet I could ride faster/better than you on a $3500 ride with 'shiettty' as you so intelligently put it, than you on your all singing all dancing kashima coated dildo.
  • 1 1
 if you are still sucking on daddy's broken plick and all you get is $5, then you should start a new line of work: pimping! not all of us live with our parents in our 40s! paunkass!
  • 1 1
 Ja you are such a faggot! I'm not in my 40s... I don't live with my parents... I earn a good wage... I'm just not a materialistic money obsessed egotistical little teat like you... Oh yeah, it's spelt 'punkass' not 'paunkass' you inbred little scumbag.
  • 1 1
 so then the first sentence applies to you though, still, right? Paunkazzz!

"if you are still sucking on daddy's broken plick and all you get is $5"
  • 1 1
 I think you'll find it'd 'prick' not 'plick' anyway I'd love to spend all day playing virtual ping pong with a retard, by its Saturday, time to go riding.
  • 1 1

I am just joking! Go ride your bike and sweat it out. $3500 or not, the bike comes with just above entry components!
  • 1 0
 Brilliant 'joke'! What an awesome and witty sense of humour you posess! You should be a comedian...as well as being a grade A asshole.
  • 1 1
 Famous Line: "It's flied lice, you plick!" Rush Hour....
  • 5 0
 Holy crap there is alot of Bitch'n about 29 ers. So many people are on this blog complaining...bla bla bla, why are they? If 29 ers are that bad they shouldn't have even posted anything or just by-passed this article all together. Just like blondes , brunettes, redheads, we all have our preference !! Smile
  • 4 0
 Please inform me here Pinkbike forum engineers. What is so special about the Specialized Enduro 29? It has a chainstay that is only 15mm shorter than the Ripley. It has a far inferior ancient suspension platform that simply does not preform as well as a DW. If the DW design on the Ripley does in fact work well it would be a really cool format for the rest of the Ibis line... The Ripley frame is damn light for a 120mm 29er. Just Saying
  • 1 0
 Exactly what i was thinking... Big S has some pretty impressive marketing.
  • 7 0
 It's a 29er and that's ok. Different strokes for different folks.
  • 7 0
 It's so big that I don't think my anoose can handle it.
  • 10 5
 Ok $4700 or $7000 that doesn't come with a dropper post seems a bit skimpy to me...
  • 10 0
 Not too bad considering the frame-only is $2899. What's another $350 or so when you're spending $5k on a bike?
  • 3 29
flag bennett346 (Mar 19, 2013 at 0:29) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, except the frame isnt worth close to $2900. It would have to ride itself for me to pay that for a piece of hydroformed metal.
  • 15 0
 Yeah but its a carbon frame...
  • 7 1
 @bennett... All the ibis mtb frames are carbon fiber, not hydroformed metal.
  • 52 0
 Bennett, never go full retard.
  • 6 0
 Guys if you actually check out their website they offer customized build kits. The KS lev is a readily available option.
  • 6 1
 Pinbike readers ACTUALLY read reviews or manufacturer websites before whining? That'll never happen.
  • 9 6
 I couldn't help notice the poll on the front page this morning about wheel size? Nearly 20k users are riding 26 and just over 2k are on 29ers. Can we have more downhill and DJ bike articles?
  • 5 3
 Especially considering nearly all 29ers look rancid, If I'm going to sit and look at things I can't afford they might as well look sexy. Just like porn.
  • 8 5
 So much stupid in so few comments. Impressive really.
  • 8 3
 Well, seeing as my comment was a subjective opinion, not to mention blatantly tongue in cheek, I'd say your arrogance is impressive.
  • 5 3
 ^^ Agreed Hayden, I don't really enjoy the look of them, either. The whole reason I started visiting PB was because they were all about DH FR and DJ. If I wanna read about 29ers there are plenty of other sites that are all about the XC Trail And AM segments. I'm not saying they aren't capable, or useful, or well engineered. Because they are. I'm just not interested in reading about them. I live in New England and ride 90% DH. PinkBike please don't forget about your main audience!
  • 3 1
 That was a quality response. You didn't just tell me to F off. I commend you for that. +1 for Hayden
  • 3 1
 Yes but the main audience is no longer JUST DH/FR/DJ riders... for this site to survive, they have to keep up with the times, and catering to 1% of the mountain bike market doesn't do it.
  • 1 0
 ^ Sums it up pretty good.
  • 2 0
 Cheers man. I'm just unfairly biased against 29ers, I look like a midget on 26" wheels as it is...
  • 7 3
 Saw this bike at 9:30 am at the Ibis factory in Santa Cruz this morning. Most bitchin 29er I have ever seen, rides like a champ as well
  • 6 0
 "Get away from her you BITCH!!!"
  • 3 1
 My sister's cat was in that movie.
  • 4 0
 I'm pretty sure my mother-in-law was in that movie too. Explains why she doesn't like flamethrowers.
  • 7 2
 Better late than never i guess
  • 1 0
 I'm surprised they didn't do away with standard front derailleur mounts in favor of more minimal ones that don't don't affect the chain stay length like specialized did with the upcoming enduro. A super light, race able 120mm 29er with properly short chain stays would be pretty bitchin.
  • 2 0
 Any of you heard of Bionicon chain guide. Simple yet effective with clutch rear der. I've had one on my Tallboy LTc with no issue of shifting or dropping a chain. No weight penalty. For anyone who cares... Silly
  • 3 0
 shush...let the retards e-fight and argue while Bionicon keeps things moving, safe, and quietly
  • 1 0
 I have an Ellsworth Dare, Intense Tracer, and a Titus Elguapo, I am LOOKING forward to this 29 er. I will order a black/green with a possible xt kit and will patiently wait until July-ish for it. I was not sold on the 29's until Spec. and Ibis. But I have always been a fan of the DW. This bike looks friggin groovy and I am looking forward to the learning curve that I will develop riding a 29" bike !! Smile
  • 5 1
 Definitely a different looking bike. I like it for a change!
  • 2 12
flag abzillah (Mar 19, 2013 at 1:58) (Below Threshold)
 Looks very similar to this.

  • 11 0
 Except for the completely different suspension design, bottom bracket position, wheels size, and im sure there are hundreds of other differences including how they ride.
  • 4 4
 Although they undoubtedly ride totally different thanks to geometry the suspension design is essentially the same with the excentric bearings acting in the same manner as the short links on the santa cruz. What would worry me slightly is the very short effective links and close together main pivots will create an enormous loads in the frame and i wonder how long the eccentric bearings (and downtube) will last (think evil revolts pulling themselves to pieces thanks to very low leverage ratios in the suspension linkage).
  • 2 0
 They just spent 3 years making it, I doubt they would make any cock ups that simple.
  • 1 1
 Commencal made the old shape metas for years and that didn't stop the suspension linkages from peeling off
  • 4 0
 Stepping stone to Ripley HD?
Not going to wait 6 years.
  • 2 1
 Considering the SB-66 has had such a bad time with those eccentric bits I hope this will have better luck considering you're paying a lot of green for this. Ps. Looks great and you know it will ride well.
  • 24 20
 looks alot like a trek session to me
  • 23 4
 Okay... we get it, it was funny to say everything looks like a session. Not funny anymore.
  • 4 3
 i was about to say the same thing and you beat me to it
  • 6 1
 I thought it stopped being funny months ago?
  • 4 0
 Lopes must have gone sour loosing to 29ers Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Pure sex. Also kinda looks like a Trek Session. But really, for what it was designed to be, a bike to handle 90% of a trail riders needs, I think it's spot on.
  • 1 3
 Why does everyone think every bike looks like a Trek Session? Its not even remotely close. And there is no comparisson whatsoever
  • 1 0
 Pretty bike. Too bad they continued with their love of small bikes. That is not really an XL that an XL person would ride, but that is typical of all Ibis bikes. I'm glad this thing finally made it to market.
  • 1 0
 It looks like a Santa Cruz Tallboy and a Specialized Stumpjumper had a love child and it came out looking like this. Oh, and maybe the Yeti SB66 got in on the action a bit too...
  • 3 0
 Haters be hatin'. I for one like the look of this new Ibis Blur LT Carbon 29er.
  • 1 0
 I respect how Ibis takes a it's ready when it's ready approach to design. The mojo has been tweeked to perfection. The Ripley is very polished.
  • 6 3
 Proves how right Santa Cruz got it with the Blur LT don't it!
  • 2 0
 Yes, it does. This is still purdy darn nice though.
  • 2 1
 I saw this bike before hmmm...specialized epic, ST blur, pivot mach429, trek session
  • 1 2
 Can everyone please stop the 'looks like this or that' comments now please? Getting a bit lame now.
  • 6 3
 beautiful blue!
  • 2 0
 What an amazing looking frame! Also, the green/black one looks awesome.
  • 2 0
 Love how some of the pivots are hidden Big Grin Makes the bike look very clean.
  • 1 0
 I'm not going to say it looks like a session but I will say it looks like every other Ibis bike
  • 1 0
 Just ordered my small black/green frame with XO package, can't wait...... hurry up will ya !!
  • 1 0
 The Ripley is a sweet looking bike, but not a patch on my Mojo HD
  • 2 3
 Best looking 29er I've seen- still won't be buying one though- like all 29ers it was only manufactured to blag more money from rich people.
  • 2 2
 I'm with you... I just have trouble getting behind the idea of 29ers still...
  • 2 2
 As far as I'm concerned 29ers are for riding with your wheels are on the ground all the time. I prefer getting airborn and for that you're not going to beat 26'' wheels. Not if you want to move the bike in the air anyway. Scooters get a lot of crap on this site and to be honest- I'd have more fun on a scooter than a 29er.
  • 2 0
 6'7" here. A 29er is the only way I can get a bike that handles properly.
  • 1 1
 Now that is a point I cannot argue with... but at a mere 5'11 when I'm on 26s I'm probably the same scale as you on 29s! Out of curiosity do you think you would you go for bigger than 29 if they were available?
  • 3 0
 Gavlaa. I'm no pro, but I've learnt to move my 29" bike around in the air quite well I think. Then when I ride a 26" bike I get sick loose without trying. I am taking about 90degree whips not 360s just to clarify. And just for fun I'm going to count how many times I get my wheels of the ground on my ride tonight.
  • 2 0
 " like all 29ers it was only manufactured to blag more money from rich people."

i.e. roadies in Colorado
  • 1 1
 Does it seem like they just knocked off the "yoke" design that Specialized has been using for a few years?
  • 3 2
 Dear Ibis, Please make a DH bike next. Thank you. Cory
  • 5 1
 Dear Cory, Sorry, for every DH bike that is sold, 90 29er's are sold. Signed, every bicycle manufacture everywhere.
  • 1 0
 A guy can dream, right?
  • 1 0
 Show us more details about the suspension technology.
  • 3 2
 Thats a good looking santa cruz.
  • 1 1
 Btw Neolithic Age was like 7000 plus odd years ago!
  • 2 1
 looks like a yeti
  • 1 1
 nice lookin bike for a niner
  • 1 0
 Wow looks good!
  • 1 1
 eccentric, rotating cams (ala Specialized SX Trail / ala Yoke too)
  • 1 1
 first good looking ibis in like ever... would love to give it a try...
  • 3 2
 Stupid clown bikes.
  • 3 5
 not exactly a game changer and Pivot already came out with a DW-link 29er.
  • 3 1
 Well yes but Pivot did theirs in alloy first, not carbon. Also the Pivot Mach 429s are 100mm rear travel, not 120mm as the Ibis Ripley is.
  • 1 4
 Looks like a Runblefish
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