Ripley V4S SLX Complete


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Ibis Ripley V4S SLX Complete Small, Drywall

Secure this Ibis Ripley V4S SLX Complete size Small in the Drywall color today!

Shopping trail / light to mid enduro capable light weight rigs? The new Ibis Ripley V4S squarely hits that mark. Learn more about the Ibis Ripley SLX Complete. Review Spec, Compare sizing geometry, learn about popular upgrades and more!

The 2023 Ripley features an updated rear triangle, or Swing Arm – hence the Ripley V4S. Scroll down for more on the revision and what the Ripley V4S brings to your trail experience.

Read on for details on the Ripley SLX Complete, see Ripley V4S in-stock and in-bound bikes / frames, learn about popular upgrades and more…

Questions? Use the form below, chat, call 949-470-1099 or email CustomerService@BikeCo.com to chat with our sales team.

Ibis Ripley V4S SLX Complete in Drywall and Bad Apple. Like all Ibis bikes the colors look great here and EVEN BETTER in natural UV light…

What’s the S in Ripley V4S?

Swingarm. Ibis’ new swingarm features some notable updates.

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger: Consolidating SKUs means you can get a UDH when you need it at home or on a trip.

Changes that allow the revised 55mm chain line which utilizes a slightly wider rear end providing a stiffer chainstay for improved traction and tracking.

Ibis Top Tier Carbon & FOX Factory Suspension

Across the entire Ripley V4S build lineup Ibis features their best carbon fiber and Factory suspension.

One of the things that sets Ibis apart from other brands is their singular use of a top tier carbon fiber across their entire carbon lineup. This carbon is vibrant and proven in the harshest riding conditions on the EWS circuit. Top tier carbon will retain a more vibrant feel longer into its service life.

The FOX Factory suspension is more than the slippery Kashima coat – Factory Suspension also features the top of the line dampers for the widest range of adjustment.

Ibis Ripley Fork Travel Options

STOCK: 130mm FOX Float 34 with GRIP2 damper

From the factory the carbon Ibis Ripley is spec’d with a 130mm fork. This provides the bike with it’s stock 66.5 degree headtube angle and 335mm bottom bracket height.

Riders looking for a little more aggressive setup, slightly slacker headtube and higher bb may investigate going to a 140mm  travel option.

140mm for on an Ibis Ripley V4S

Perhaps more than the additional say 7 or 8% of travel the 10mm adds are the geometry modifications and how it will change the riding characteristics. Raising the front of the Ripley will slacken the headtube, increase the trail measurement and slightly lift the bottom bracket.

These are popular shifts for riders how want a bit more relaxed bike without going to longer travel and heavier builds.

Wondering which is right for you? Chat with our team today and we’ll help you define which riders benefit from which travel setup.

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The FOX 34 GRIP2 provides riders a range of setup options using air spring as well as volume spacers.

Suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 130mm setup 15% equals 19.5mm of sag. 20% will use 26mm of sag.

Riders who choose the 140mm option will find the sag settings quite close to the 130. 15% is 21mm while 20% is 28mm. (as mentioned in the previous tab the additional travel is more about the geometry change than “more” travel).

Volume Spacers

The 130mm FOX 34 is factory spec’d with 2 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 130mm fork can carry a maximum of 5 volume spacers.

At 140mm the factory spec is 1 volume spacers with a maximum of 5.

Do not install more volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

GRIP2 High and Low Speed Rebound Control

FOX 34 GRIP2 Rebound Controls

The GRIP2 damper provides both Low (LSR) and High (HSR) rebound controls.

The addition of the High Speed or HSR control provides increased rebound control to account for the higher PSI produced by aggressive or heavier riders.

Typically riders will adjust LSR, Low Speed Rebound, to suit riding style and taste and refer to FOX’s guide for the appropriate HSR, High Speed Rebound, pairing.

FOX GRIP2 High and Low Speed Compression Controls

FOX GRIP2 Compression Controls

The FOX GRIP2 damper provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support.

Compression circuits hydraulically damp (or slow) the fork’s input assisting the air spring in providing appropriate mid-stroke and bottom out feel.

Low Speed Compression helps provide mid-stroke support. This allows a bike to ride taller in the travel in cornering while resisting brake dive, rider weight shift and other slow shaft speed inputs.

High Speed Compression works to fine tune bottom out feel as well as other high shaft speed inputs also known as square edge bumps. Example: if you sprint straight into a curb you’re likely to engage the High Speed Compression even if you’re not using full travel. This is due to the speed of the shaft moving oil to compensate for the hit.

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The Ibis Ripley uses a 190 x 45mm shock, spec’d with the Fox Float Factory DPS.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically trail riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 13mm for a plush setup and 11mm for a more firm setup.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.

By changing to a larger volume spacer, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

Conversely smaller volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.

Do not install more or larger volume spacers than the FOX advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

FOX Factory DPS Rebound Control


The DPS provides a rebound control with 11 clicks of adjustment.

Heavier riders will use more rebound control than lighter riders to slow the air spring’s return to neutral.

As your ground speeds increase it is common to allow your bike to rebound more quickly to prepare for the next terrain feature and avoid suspension packing from slow rebound setup.

Fox Factory DPS Compression Open Adjust and 3 position switch

FOX Float Factory DPS Compression Controls

The Fox Float Factory DPS shock provides two controls to help fine tune compression.

First is the blue 3 position switch which adjusts from Firm, Mid and Open. Also known as a “climb switch” the use of this is dependent on rider style, preference and terrain.

Fine tuning the low speed compression can be accomplished in the Open mode by adjusting the black dial located around the circumference of the blue 3 position switch.

3 settings are available with “1” being the most plus and “3” the most firm.

BikeCo Exclusive: Pro Tune Suspension

There are a lot of reasons to shop at The Bike Company (BikeCo.com). Some are: Unmatched attention to detail. Incredible after sales setup follow up. Pro Tune Suspension.

Our team works with the FOX fork and shock lineup to take the already great FOX suspension to the next level. Working with our team of suspension tuners we will narrow the FOX performance window based on your size, riding style, terrain, ground speeds, aggression, goals and chassis.

What’s it mean to narrow the performance window? Well, each click is more precise. The fluid is hand picked for you. The bleed is more precise.

On trail your suspension will be more plush while maintaining the support and progression you need to really attack the trail.

For racers our tuned suspension subtracts seconds from your run. For pleasure riders it improves the traction and feel allowing you to progress quicker in your riding.

Talk to our team about the advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes today.

Ripley V4S SLX Complete

Shimano’s 12sp cost-conscious option without compromising trail performance.

MSRP: $6,399

SLX Build Highlights

The Shimano SLX complete provides great 12sp Shimano performance and an alloy cockpit to come in $600 below the XT option.

– Shimano SLX Brakes: Some of the most popular and proven brakes on the market.

– Factory Suspension: like the rest of the Ripley V4S lineup the FOX Factory fork and shock are a real highlight of the build.

– Option to Upgrade: get the Ibis S35 carbon rims on either the Ibis hubs or Industry i9 Hydra for a reasonable upgrade charge at time of purchase!

Ibis Ripley SLX Spec:

Fox Factory Series, Float 34, 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm

Fox Float Factory DPS with EVOL, 190×45

Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs

Maxxis DHR2 29″ x 2.4″ Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29″ x 2.4″ Exo TR (rear)

Shimano SLX M7100, 2 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano SM-RT66 180

Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

Bottom Bracket
Shimano SLX BB52

Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus

Shift Levers
Shimano SLX M7100

Shimano SLX, 10-51T

Shimano SLX M7100

Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Ibis 780mm Alloy

Ibis 31.8mm
S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm

Bike Yoke Revive Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm.
Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.

WTB Silverado 142

Ibis Ripley SLX Common Upgrades

SLX Build Frequent Swaps

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and TRP are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. Riders who like Modulation may gravitate to the revised Hope 4 options which bring notably more power to the Hope lineup. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

Wheels: Onyx silent hubs, Chris King hubs, even DT Swiss 240s are at home on a build at this level. We work with a range of carbon rims to allow you to fine tune rim width and stiffness as well. Wheels are a BIG part of a bike’s personality so chat with our team to get it right the first time!

Headset: Upgrade to the Cane Creek 110 or Chris King from the stock 40.

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Or upgrade to a carbon bar or 35mm combination to find tune your SLX build.

Seating: Like cockpit, if you have a saddle or seatpost you love its a common change across all the builds.

Compare Ibis Ripley Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!

Ripley V4S: Comparative Bikes

Looking at fast, flickable trail bikes comfortable into the light and mid enduro realm? Well the Ibis Ripley is obviously on the list – what else should you be shopping?

With cutting edge DW Suspension with 120mm of rear travel and fork options at 130mm or a 140mm the Ripley is at home for all day rips as well as more aggressive trail attacks. The Ripley continues to improve it’s frame stiffness without dramatic weight compromises: making it a bike consumable by larger riders as well as the classic sized rider who’s always gravitated to the Ripley.

The DW Suspension Ripley is often shopped alongside two other acknowledged class leaders the Mondraker Raze and Yeti. All of these bikes have geometry that’s comfortable and confident at speed while maintaining the “smaller / lighter” personality for quick changes in direction and efficient acceleration.

For riders looking at a more entry level price point Ibis’ aluminum Ripley AF is a great option.

If you’re shopping a slightly smaller chassis the Ibis Exie, a carbon fiber bike made in the USA is worth an extended review.

Check out more bikes on our Bikes & Frames page or Shop In-Stock and In-Production Ripley Below

(note: 2023 product is under construction – if you don’t see it contact us today!)

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