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2019 Ibis Ripmo

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The Ibis Ripmo

The love child of a Ripley and the Mojo HD4, the all-new Ripmo is a big-wheeled slasher that’s always down for another lap, whether that means a big climb or a tailgate pad. Think of it as a mashup of the Ripley’s balance and speed, coupled with the Mojo HD4’s capabilities when things get hairy.

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With a sub six pound frame and 145mm of effi­cient dw-link rear-wheel trav­el (160mm front), this is the most ver­sa­tile bike Ibis has ever built.

It also marks a dra­mat­ic shift in Ibis’ approach to geom­e­try. The reach is near­ly an inch longer than the EWS Team win­ning HD4, with clear­ance for a 175mm drop­per, and a ped­al-friend­ly 76° seat tube angle. The end result is a bike that’s ready to ral­ly, while still main­tain­ing live­ly handling.

Tick­ing off the box­es, oth­er fea­tures include 2.6” tire clear­ance, short chain­stays, a thread­ed BB, trick inter­nal cable rout­ing and the abil­i­ty to run both a pig­gy­back reser­voir shock and large water bottle.

Geometry

Is there any phrase in moun­tain bik­ing that’s more overused than ​“longer and slack­er?” Every man­u­fac­tur­er (Ibis includ­ed) is guilty of it. It makes bikes descend bet­ter but the ques­tion is, how far can it be pushed? Ibis felt they were at the lim­its of that trend until they began exper­i­ment­ing with seat tube angles and fork offset.

By mak­ing the seat tube angle a steep 76°, they’ve put more weight over the front tire. This keeps the front end from wan­der­ing or wash­ing out. Mov­ing the seat tube for­ward also required push­ing the front end for­ward to keep the top tube num­bers sta­t­ic, result­ing in the longer reach.

In addi­tion to the steep seat tube, the Rip­mo also uses a fork off­set that is short­er than tra­di­tion­al­ly used. That makes a 65.9° head angle feel like 64.5° with­out increas­ing the wheel­base. You get the sta­bil­i­ty of a slack head angle with­out giv­ing up your abil­i­ty to go around tighter corners.

The Rip­mo geom­e­try enables a new lev­el of con­fi­dence and speed, bring­ing the sta­bil­i­ty of the EWS Team Cham­pi­onship win­ning HD4 to 29” wheels.

2.6″ Tire Clearance

With a plat­form as ver­sa­tile as the Rip­mo, you should be able to run what­ev­er tires you want. Ibis pio­neered the wide rim rev­o­lu­tion and they are par­tial to the new crop of 2.6” tires. When paired with Ibis 35mm inter­nal width rims, these high vol­ume mon­sters can be run at eeri­ly low pres­sures, deliv­er­ing mo’ trac­tion with­out get­ting squirrly.

Bushings where you need them, Bearings Where you don’t

If you ask an engi­neer, they’ll tell you that bush­ings are low­er main­te­nance, stiffer, lighter, and more afford­able than bear­ings. The key is to only use them where it makes sense.

Bush­ings work best in appli­ca­tions with high loads and min­i­mal rota­tion, two things ball bear­ings don’t like. That’s why sus­pen­sion man­u­fac­tur­ers use them for shock mount­ing hard­ware and why Ibis has used them for the past five years on the Rip­ley, HD3, and HD4 clevis.

High loads and min­i­mal rota­tion describe the Rip­mo low­er link piv­ots so Ibis is intro­duc­ing a new link fea­tur­ing IGUS bush­ings. The new link is 80g lighter than its ball bear­ing equipped equiv­a­lent, while also being tor­sion­al­ly stiffer. The bush­ings are shield­ed from spray, pro­tect­ed by air­tight seals and will last a long time.

Ibis believes so strong­ly in the con­cept, They’re offer­ing free life­time replace­ment on bush­ings. Have a prob­lem? Call Ibis. They’ll send you a new set.

Long Droppers

What’s bet­ter than a drop­per post? A longer one. That’s why Ibis’ frame is designed around a drop­per that’s as long as pos­si­ble. Rid­ers on large and XL frames can use a 175mm post, and rid­ers with longer inseams can get away with a 185mm or 200mm post. Folks on medi­ums can use 150 – 175mm and the small frames will accept 125 – 150mm.

That low top tube means extra clear­ance, which gives you the flex­i­bil­i­ty to pick frame size based on reach, not stan­dover height.

Internal Cable Tunnels

While all Ibis’ bikes have inter­nal­ly rout­ed cables, the Rip­mo is the first to fea­ture car­bon fiber tubes mold­ed inside the frame. Just put the hous­ing through and it pops out the oth­er end, no need for swear words or a pickset.

Tire Options

Tire mak­ers now have a range of options with vary­ing tread pat­terns and cas­ings from 2.4″ – 2.6″, all opti­mized for 35mm wide rims. With the Rip­mo, you can choose the tires that work best for you and have plen­ty of clear­ance to boot.

Additional information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 60 × 12 × 40 in
Size:

L, M, S, XL

Color:

Black Olive, Tangerine Sky

Model Year:

2020

Build

GX Eagle/Performance Fork and Shock, GX Eagle/Factory Fork/X2 Shock, X01/Factory Fork/X2 Shock

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