Ibis Ripley LS Frame Kit Custom Builder

Ibis Ripley LS Frame Kit Custom Builder

Spec your Ibis Ripley LS Frame Kit with BikeCo.com’s Custom Builder. Pick the best headset, suspension, and adjustable seat post to compliment the Ibis Ripley LS 29er’s 120mm DW Suspension and incredible tire capacity. The Ripley LS will up to 2.5-2.6″ tires for tremendous Enduro capability.

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Ibis Ripley LS Frame Kit Builder

BikeCo offers riders the ability to spec the ultimate personalized builds with our Ibis Ripley LS Frame Kit Builder.

The Ibis Ripley LS’s latest iteration produces a bike that is amazingly capable up and downhill. When it was originally launched the Ripley LS was ahead of it’s competition in the trail riding category. The latest version of the Ripley LS brings refinements to the trail category as well as the ability to carry 2.5-2.6″ tires which begins knocking on the Enduro riding realm. Not surprisingly, riders note that the stiffer chassis translates to improved trail tracking with higher speed capacity. In particular the improved lateral stiffness benefits larger riders, who now may comfortably push the Ripley LS into burlier terrain.

At BikeCo we have found that the Ripley LS pairs well with both 130 and 140mm fork options depending on riding style. The additional 10mm produces a slightly slacker bike comparatively giving a bit more speed / steep capacity. 130mm forks produce a more XC / Trail feel -in effect quick and nimble with a bit more front end grip on the climb.

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension

You’ve decided the Ibis Ripley LS  is the frame for you and want to take it’s performance to the next level? Personalize the Fox Suspension’s performance with a BikeCo Pro Tune. Click on the Pro Tune tab to learn in what sets BikeCo’s custom tuned suspension apart!

BikeCo Frame Prep

All frame, frame kit as well as complete purchases receive a thorough BikeCo Frame Prep.  Riding a bike without appropriate bearing retention, torque and alignment is hard on components. As a result “loose” bikes not only make noise but will also wear prematurely. BikeCo’s expert mechanics go through each chassis ensuring that suspension, bearings, and hardware are setup for maximum performance as well as longevity. Many home builders have a full frame assembly completed by BikeCo mechanics to ensure the best setup, in brief headsets, bottom brackets, suspension, derailleur hangers, etc are gone through piece by piece.

Need some inspiration for your build? Check out the Ripley LS Factory Builds including NX, GX, XT, X01 and XX1 options.

 

Comparing Ibis Ripley LS vs Ripmo

to RIPLEY or RIPMO – we asked a long time client and Ripley owner for his thoughts after demo-ing the Ripmo.

 

From Ibis’ Site:

3rd Generation RIPLEY LS

The Ripley LS is a 29″ wheel trail bike with 120mm of rear wheel travel, mated to a 130mm travel front fork.

The talented Mr. Ripley, our first 29er trail bike, has been in production for 4 years. During that time it’s grown a little burlier, a little longer, and become slacker.  With the Generation 3 release, we’ve added clearance for the new generation of not quite plus sized, wide rim specific tires.   It will come stock with pretty much perfect-for-a-29er Schwalbe 2.6″ rubber. If you’re an enduro bro, and like to point it downhill through rock gardens without using your brakes very much, this new Ripley also has clearance for burly Maxxis 2.5 WT tires. Both the Schwalbe 2.6 and the Maxxis WT are designed specifically for the wider rims that we’ve been producing for the last few years. And just like that, the Ripley became even more versatile.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE 3rd generation RIPLEY LS

We have increased the tire clearance to accept up to 29 x 2.6″ Schwalbe or Maxxis 2.5 WT tires
The upper eccentric is wider, resulting in a stiffer swingarm connection
Two new colors (we’re calling them “Vitamin P” and “Ti-Ho Silver”)

Ibis Ripley LS Custom Frame Kit Options:

Rear Shock:

Fox Factory DPS: Fox’s premium inline shock features great updates this year. A lighter, one-piece EVOL air sleeve improves responsiveness and sensitivity while updated valve designs improved both rebound and compression flow. The DPS shock offers 3 positions – Open, Medium and Firm – to match any terrain.

Fox Factory DPX2: Sharing design influence from the more aggressive X2 the DPX2 is designed as the ultimate trail shock. Three modes – Open, Medium & Firm – give riders options to personalize performance across a variety of terrain. This is a notable improvement from the previous Float X option and offers more heat capacity than the single chamber body options.

BikeCo Pro Tune: Whether you’re a seasoned rider or completely new to the sport improved suspension performance means a better performing, and more fun, bike. Check out the Pro Tune tab for more details.

Forks:

BikeCo works with the Fox lineup for many reasons – in particular, they work awesome and are incredibly reliable for our clients. Since the Alchemy runs a 160mm Enduro fork let’s define some of the options available in the Fox Float 36 lineup.

There are four levels of Fox forks available, excluding OEM variations.
Rhythm & Performance (Grip Damper)
Performance Elite (HSC/LSC or Fit 4 Damper)
Factory (HSC/LSC or Fit 4 damper)

In this kit we offer the Performance Elite and Factory options.

Performance Elite has the same dampers as the Factory offerings without the Kashima coating (Performance has black stanchions).
Factory forks have the familiar Kashima coating on the stanchions for maximum performance and longevity.

Fit 4 Dampers feature a 3 mode compression switch – Open, Medium , Firm – and adjustable compression control in the Open setting. Fit 4 forks feature a more “trail” feel than their RC2 cousins while offering a quick “lockout” for riders who desire the firmest offering to climb the steepest / longest trails.

Looking for even more performance from your suspension?

At this point it’s time to Pro Tune your Fox fork and rear shock for the most personalized setup available. Flip to the Pro Tune tab for more info and to fill out your bio for our suspension techs.

The Ripley LS can run a 140mm or 130mm fork setup. Most rider’s prefer the 140mm for a bit more forgiveness and its aggressive personality. If you’re looking for a bit steeper headtube angle the 130mm may be for you. Contact our expert sales staff if you’re not sure which is the best setup for your needs.

Headset:

The Cane Creek 40 is a popular headset balancing budget and performance.

If you want to install a headset, once, and call it done – if you’re looking for a bit of flare on your build – if you want the best, American made, bearing around then Chris King is for you. It’s really about that simple…

 

Seatpost:

This season the Fox Transfer post (Performance = black, Factory = Kashima coat) paired to the Wolf Tooth ReMote has been the absolute go-to setup. Great reliability, a variety of sizing options, incredible ergonomics in other words, it’s an easy choice.

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Ibis Ripley LS Geometry with 130mm fork (537mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Medium Large X-Large
Seattube A 419 (16.5") 470 (18.5") 521 (20.5")
Toptube B 600 (23.6") 619 (24.4") 640 (25.2")
Headtube C 93 102 107
Chainstay D 444 (17.5") 444 (17.5") 444 (17.5")
Seat Angle E 73° 73° 73°
Head Angle F 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Wheelbase G 1140 1167 1187
Standover Height (mid toptube) 740 (29.1") 740 (29.1") 750 (29.5")
Stack 619 625 632
Reach 411 428 448
Trail 97 97 97
BB Height (2.6" tires) 330 (13") 330 (13") 330 (13")
Sizing Guide (rider height) 163–175 (5'4"–5' 9") 175–188 (5'9"–6'2") 183–198 (6'–6'6")

 

Features

  • 120mm rear wheel dw-link travel
  • Carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
  • 5.9 Pound frame* with Fox FLOAT DPS EVOL
  • Approved for 130-140mm forks
  • 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
  • Provision for internal cable-actuated or hydraulic adjustable seat posts
  • Post mount rear brake mounts
  • Shimano 2X side swing or 2x Di2 front derailleur compatible and of course, 1X
  • * Frame weight is for a medium frame with shock and without seat collar, rear axle, rock guard, or water bottle bolts

Maximize your suspension’s performance with BikeCo Pro Tunes

BikeCo offers proprietary Pro Tune services on the majority of Fox forks and rear shocks.

Fox Suspension is the pinnacle of performance, reliability, and longevity in our industry. Stock Fox suspension comes out of the box with a fairly aggressive tune – which is terrific for powerful, strong, aggressive riders with high ground speeds. Sounds like their World Cup DH and Enduro riders, right?

Pro Tune services calibrate the incredible performance of Fox suspension into a narrower band personalized to your riding specifics.

Utilizing a combination of proprietary lube oils, improved upper to lower fork fit, shim stack configuration, updated oil flow, unmatched bleed quality, and a few other trade secrets BikeCo Pro Tunes improve tracking, small bump compliance, minimize brake dive, run cooler (equating to more predictable performance from top to bottom of your descent), operates comfortably in a wide range of temperature (we test from freezing to 100 degrees), improves oil circulation, extends service intervals and more.

The most important advantage of Pro Tune suspension? Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced pro: suspension that works will let you ride more confidently. You will ride faster and have more fun with BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension.

To ensure that your suspension is dialed in our staff will review your riding experience, aspirations, ground speeds, size (height and weight) as well as specific chassis. BikeCo stands behind our Pro Tune service with a 30 day retune service if you feel that your particular riding requires a shift in tuning. BikeCo also offers discounted disposition retunes as your skillset progress if required.

After the Pro Tune your suspension only requires standard levels of maintenance in the future. To maintain the best performance BikeCo recommends sending the suspension in (we use proprietary lube oils, have specific bleed techniques, etc) although standard Fox oils can be used. Standard lubes will compromise some of the finite tune but with the other Pro Tune modifications a standard lube shock will still out perform stock.

Ready to go? Fill out the online form below and we will get you dialed in.
Have a few more questions? Give us a call or send us a message and our expert staff is happy to work with you!

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Pricing, Incentives, Upgrades & Questions – BikeCo has you covered

Chat with our expert sales staff for the best market incentives, performance hop ups, setup tips and more!

Chris and Landon lead the BikeCo sales team and are always up to date with the best deals for clients at all levels and across all riding styles. Years of experience on trail with a variety of the best frames, suspension, wheels, tires and accessories means the staff at BikeCo is able to help you define which components will best compliment your riding (conversely we can help steer you away from problematic gear as well).

Reach out via email - Chris is available Chris@BikeCo.com & Landon Shipping@BikeCo.com, chat, call - 949-470-1099 or 888-697-6717 or use this quick online form to start the process with the leaders in sport to pro level MTB – the experts from The Bike Company. We look forward to working with you before, during and after you bike purchase.

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