Tag - ripley

Ibis Ripley XT Build

Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels

Enjoy a couple pictures of this Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels before it heads to its new home. The latest Ibis Ripley combines updates to geometry as well as carbon layup. Improving on the Ripley’s previous editions Ibis slackened the headtube and spec’d a 44mm offset fork.  This improves the Ripley’s handling at speed without compromising its’ surefooted climbing. Learn more about 44mm versus 51mm fork offset Here. This XT Build features the latest 12sp Shimano drivetrain. Requiring the [...]

Read more...
Custom Ibis Ripley Build

Custom Ibis Ripley Build

Enjoy some shots of this custom Ibis Ripley Build. Sometimes I look at a build and think, ya – if I was building this frame it would come out like THAT bike. This custom Ibis Ripley build hits all the check marks! Designed as a light, nimble bike with plenty in the tank the Ripley is at home on variety of trails. All day adventures or quick after work enduro rips: this is a bike that you will want to go [...]

Read more...
4 30 19 Ibis Ripley 4 Brian Lopes Build 1 fb5

Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

Check out some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes’ newest build – the fresh Ibis Ripley! Ibis’ latest edition of the Ripley stays true to the original’s 29″ wheels, fast acceleration, quick handling as well as a trail slaying personality. Ibis Ripley Along with updates to the DW Suspension system Ibis paid close attention to the modern geometry design. This Ripley features longer reach, slacker head tube and steeper seat tube as well as the smaller 44mm fork offset compared to [...]

Read more...
Comparing Ibis Ripley LS vs Ripmo

Comparing the Ibis Ripley LS vs. Ripmo

Comparing the Ibis Ripley LS vs. Ripmo: We asked one of our longtime BikeCo clients to give us a writeup after riding the Ripmo at the recent Ibis Demo.  Leif is an experienced rider who frequents Santiago Oaks, Aliso / Laguna, Whiting Ranch, San Juan Trail – a wide variety of our local SoCal trails.   RIPLEY   I’ve been on the Ripley LS 3 for a little over a year now. For the majority of riding I do the LS [...]

Read more...
7 30 18 Trail Bikes BikeCo Write Up

When to Trail Bike

For those who have been around MTB for many years the capacity of a modern Trail bike is really astounding. The current definition for Trail riding is between Cross Country and Enduro terrain with some crossover in either direction. So what are the key attributes to a trail bike? Personality, Weight, Capacity Personality Trail bikes should be nimble, quick accelerating, and playful. Nimble – how quickly and confidently a bike changes direction is affected by riding speed, trail steepness, geometry and setup. Geometry an [...]

Read more...