If you are familiar with the previous Ibis Ripley, I challenge you to find major similarities between it and the new Ripley V4. They both have carbon frames and 29” wheels, but that is basically where the similarities end. The new Ripley has been redesigned from the ground up and now showcases a silhouette very similar to its big brother, the Ibis Ripmo. We all know the Ibis Ripley v3 was a great bike, so why change it? The answer is simple, to make an even better bike! The Ripley V4 is snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile. It only takes a few seconds on the trail until you are completely in love with this bike.
At the heart of the new Ripley is modern geometry, a stiff and lightweight full-carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra-efficient DW-link travel. For those unaware, the DW-link is the creation of suspension wizard Dave Weagle. Since its inception, it has provided an unparalleled combination of climbing efficiency and downhill performance. Besides an amazing suspension platform, the Ripley frame also features a low stand-over height which allows for smaller riders on smaller frames to still run a decently long dropper.
Other modern advancements include 29” forks with a 44mm offset that you will find on all Ripley models. A shorter offset allows you to reap the benefits of a slack head angle, without feeling like your front wheel is a bike-length ahead of you.
If you wake up in the morning with the urge to rip a trail, it’s time to throw your leg over a Ibis Ripley. From all day epic adventures to short rides during lunch and afterwork, the new Ripley V4 will take you anywhere you want to go a leave a huge smile on your face. Developed from years of research and experience, the new Ripley is expanding the notions of what can be done on a 120mm 29er.
Pinkbike-"The bullet points read like a 'how to make your trailbike rip' recipe: The head angle is slacker, the seat angle is way steeper, and the reach is way reach-ier, too. There's still 120mm of travel out back, but those funky eccentrics have been replaced with compact links, and the lower one is actually lifted straight off the Ripmo. "- Mike Levy
Vital MTB-"If you love the Ripmo but want something lighter, faster and more nimble than an Enduro World Series capable mountain bike, the Ripley is it. With its combination of modern geometry, progressive suspension, light weight, and 2.6” tire clearance, the Ripley is our ultimate trail bike."
WHAT’S NEW FOR THE RIPLEY V4
Shared stiffness and lower link with Ibis Ripmo
One-degree slacker head angle, now 66.5 degrees
0.65 lbs lighter than the previous Ripley
Three-degree steeper seatube, now 76 degrees
12mm shorther chainstays, now 432mm
Reach increased an average of 45mm across all frame sizes
More progressive suspension kinematics
Removable ISCG-05 mounts allow you to attach a chainguide/bashguard
Internal cable tunnels make internal routing easier than ever before
Full Carbon Fiber frameis light, durable, and strong
Fox suspension front and rearprovides a smooth ride no matter how gnarly it gets
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetraingives you all the gears you need to make it up the steepest ascents
Powerful SRAM Level disc brakesprovide consistent braking power in all conditions
KS E30i dropper seatpostallows a seamless transition between climbing and descending
Ibis Alloy 29” wheelsshowcase incredible speed and roll-over characteristics
7-year frame warrantyprovides by Ibis Cycles
Lifetime replacement on bushingsprovided by Ibis Cycles
Ibis Ripley V4, Full Carbon Fiber, DW-Link, 120mm of travel
Fox Float 34 Performance 130mm
Fox Float Performance DPS with Evol, 190x45
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
SRAM NX Eagle
SRAM NX Eagle
SRAM NX Eagle Dub, 32T
SRAM DUB BSA
SRAM NX Eagle
SRAM NX, PG-1230 11-50T
SRAM Level, 180mm Front, 180mm Rear
Ibis S35 Aluminum rims, Ibis Hubs
Schwable Nobby Nic, 29 x 2.35”
Ibis Aluminum, 780mm
Lizard Skin Charger Evo
KS E30i Dropper(125 or 150mm)
WTB Silverado Pro 142mm
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.