Ibis Ripmo V2S
NGX Complete

$5,899.00

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Check out the new 2023 Ibis Ripmo V2S NGX Complete. Review Spec, Compare sizing geometry, learn about popular upgrades and more!

The 2023 Ripmo features an updated rear triangle, or Swing Arm – hence the Ripmo V2S. Scroll down for more on the revision and what the Ripmo V2S brings to your trail experience.
Read on for details on the Ripmo V2S NGX Complete, see Ripmo V2S in-stock and in-bound bikes / frames, learn about popular upgrades and more…

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Learn More about the Ripmo V2S NGX Complete

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Description

Ibis Ripmo V2S (shown with SLX build) in EnduroCell (Black/Charcoal) and Bruce Banner (Green). Like all Ibis bikes the colors look great here and EVEN BETTER in natural UV light…

What’s the S in Ripmo V2S?

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 Ripmo V2S 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 Ripmo Fork Travel Options

160mm Ibis Ripmo V2S

The Ripmo is spec’d with a 160mm FOX 38. This provides the bike with it’s stock 64.9 degree headtube angle and 341mm bottom bracket height.

Riders looking for a little more aggressive setup may investigate the 170mm option.

170mm Ibis Ripmo V2S

Perhaps more than the additional 6% of travel the 10mm adds are the geometry modifications. Raising the front of the Ripmo will slacken the headtube, increase the trail measurement and slightly lift the bottom bracket.

These are popular shifts for riders attacking the steepest, burliest terrain.

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 38 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 160mm setup 15% equals 24mm or about 1 inch of sag. 20% will use 32mm or about 1.3″ of sag.

Riders who choose the 170mm option will find the sag settings quite close to the 160. 15% is 26mm while 20% is 34mm. (as mentioned in the previous tab the additional travel is more about the geometry change than “more” travel).

Volume Spacers

The 160mm FOX 38 is factory spec’d with 3 volume spacers (bike manufacturers may or may not change this). The 160mm fork can carry a maximum of 6 volume spacers.

At 170mm the factory spec is 2 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 38 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 Ripmo uses a 210 x 55mm shock.

The spec’d Fox Float Factory X2 is the most popular based on its wide variety of setup options.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Enduro riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 17mm for a plush setup.

Volume Spacers

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

By adding volume spacers, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

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

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.

Low and High Speed Rebound Positions on FOX Float X2

FOX FLOAT X2 Rebound Controls

The X2 rear shock 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.

Low Speed Rebound is located near the Compression Controls and 2 position switch. High Speed Rebound adjustments are made on the opposite end of the shock near the eyelet.

High and Low Speed Compression Controls on FOX X2

FOX X2 Compression Controls

The FOX X2 provides Low and High speed compression controls to fine tune support as well as a 2 position OPEN or FIRM switch..

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.

The FOX X2 provides 16 clicks of Low Speed Compression adjustment as well as 8 clicks of High Speed Compression controls.

Ibis Ripmo V2S: Air vs. Coil

Debating air versus coil on your new Ibis Ripmo V2S?  Let’s look at the differences in the spring concepts.

Coil Ripmo

Generally coil shocks are sought after for being more plush on the initial stroke and more linear through the travel. “Linear” means less progressive, or less able to resist bottom out. Now, some of this can be tuned with compression settings on the damper, however, it will never have the same progressive feel as an air shock.

Getting the right coil for you usage is critical for the best performance. Typically riders will purchase two of the less expensive coil springs and decide if they prefer the softer spring with more preload spun into the spring or if the “heavier” spring with less preload is their preference. There is actual a difference in progressiveness with these two approaches while maintaining a cross over sag spring rate. In short, if you’re looking at coils and not 100% sure what you need chat with our team – and save on that titanium ultra light spring while you fine tune with the cheaper steel options!

Air Ripmo

Air shocks are mechanically more progressive in nature thanks to the properties of compressing air. Riders who want less ramp rate, or less progressive suspension can remove volume spacers thus increasing the air volume. Adding volume spacers diminishes the volume available to compress which leads to the PSI increasing at each mm of travel – increasing the ramp rate or progression of the suspension.

Shocks like the FOX X2 are typically very supple mimicking coil performance with a much wider range of adjustabilty to fine tune performance.

Most riders will gravitate to the air spring option for the range of adjustability. With the FOX Float X2 riders can reduce the compression settings to produce a more linear feel or run a more standard setup for a bit more “pop” and bottom out resistance.

Questions? No problem. Chat with our team and we’ll help you dial in your dream build.

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.

Ripmo V2S NGX Complete

The most cost-conscious option in the Ibis carbon complete lineup the NGX combines 12sp Eagle components with maximum room for upgrades down the line.

MSRP: $5,899

NGX Build Highlights

– Factory Suspension: like the rest of the Ripmo V2S lineup the FOX Factory fork and shock are a real highlight of the build.

– SRAM XD Driver. By spec’ing the XG-1275 cassette the NGX kit utilizes the XD driver allowing riders to use any GX or above cassette at time of replacement without needing a new freehub driver.

– 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 Ripmo NGX Spec:

Fork
Fox Float 38 Factory Series 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

Shock
Fox Float Factory Series, X2 with EVOL, 210 x 55

Wheels
Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs
Upgrade Available! Add $1,399 for Ibis S35 Carbon rims with Industry 9 Hydra Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

Brakes
SRAM G2 R, 4 piston

Brake Rotors
SRAM Centerline 6 bolt 203mm/180mm

Cranks
SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BSA

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle

Shift Levers
SRAM NX Eagle

Cassette
SRAM XG 1275 Eagle 10-50

Chain
SRAM NX Eagle

Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis 780mm Alloy

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

Seatpost
KS Rage-i Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Common Ibis Ripmo V2S ngx Upgrades

NGX Build Frequent Swaps

With a couple well placed swaps / upgrades your NGX build can be dialed in without breaking the bank.

Common swaps:

Brakes: Magura and Shimano are the most common changes here. Magura has more modulation while the Shimano come on a bit stronger. TRP brakes are gaining traction for riders who like the Shimano feel but may want a touch more modulation from the longer brake lever.

AXS: Believe it or not, we sell A LOT of NGX completes that have a GX AXS upgrade kit mounted to them before delivery. Can’t hate that wireless update…

Cockpit: If you have a cockpit you like let’s get it on the bike. Carbon handlebars are a very common upgrade to this kit.

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

Compare Ibis Ripmo 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!

Ripmo V2S: Comparative Bikes

What else is on your short list when shopping the Ripmo V2S?

Well, the Ripmo has cutting edge DW Suspension with 147mm of rear travel and can be setup with either a 160mm or a 170mm fork. It is a proven EWS level bike while being acknowledged as one of the most confident and comfortable enduro bikes for pleasure riding.

Currently the list of bikes that are directly comparable to the Ripmo V2S carbon would be the Yeti SB150 and Mondraker FOXY. Both available from BikeCo.com.

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

If you’re shopping a slightly smaller chassis the Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB130 and Mondraker Raze are worth review.

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

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