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Ibis Ripley 29 Frame

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Ibis Ripley 29 Frame

Ibis is known in the cycling industry for the expert craftsmanship and high-grade materials that go into the manufacturing of their bicycles. To understand how it all started, take a trip back in time to1980. Ibis founder, Scot Nicol read an article about the new “Klunker Bike” movement in the Spring issue of CoEvolution Quarterly—a friendly hippy magazine. The seed was planted. In 1981, in a workshop in Mendocino, California, the first Ibis bicycle was made. Glassy eyed onlookers saw the bicycle and asked Scot if he could produce more. Fast forward 30 years to present-day Ibis: a renowned boutique bicycle manufacturer with humble beginnings that continues to raise the bar in the mountain bike world.

The Ibis Ripley 29 has been a long time coming. After about a half decade of R&D, Ibis has proudly released the Ripley 29er. Ibis’ goal was to create a nimble, responsive, and light 29er. Take note that these adjectives are not generally associated with 29er, thus the multiple years of R&D. The Ripley 29 is a true trail bike, one that allows you to throw on a helmet and explore the ends of the earth. Once you throw your leg over the Ibis Ripley 29, you’ll experience a new kind of cycling. A 29er rolls over obstacles easier, due to the lower approach angle.

Carry on a conversation as you and your buddies climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ripley 29 climbs like a young mountain goat! You’ll surely crack a smile as the wind rustles through your helmet, while you enjoy the local singletrack trails. The 70 degree head angle allows you to securely point the bike back down the mountain, and put those on a 26” wheeled bike to shame. Ibis Cycles researched what people liked in a 29er geometry, and they found mountain bikers yearned for the steering of a 26” bike, but with the advantages of the bigger wheels. The 70 degree head angle (with a 120mm travel fork) provides downhill confidence, while the 51mm fork offset gives the responsiveness that riders love.

Constructed of high quality carbon fiber, the frame is impeccably lightweight. The Ibis Ripley frame paired with a Fox Float CTD rear shock weighs in at an astounding 5.2 lbs. Not only is the carbon fiber frame lightweight, but it absorbs trail shock, as well. Not to mention, the lack of weld lines looks sleek. The heart of the Ibis Ripley 29 is the dual- eccentric DW- Link Suspension. 120mm of DW- Link travel gobbles up debris on the trail, while preserving the pedaling efficiency. DW- Link suspension features excellent small bump compliance, predictable travel through the range with no walling or harsh bottoming out. To ensure superior maneuverability, the Ripley 29 has a tapered head tube. Internal top tube cable routing with molded carbon cable stops provide an aesthetically pleasing finish to the bicycle. The Ripley 29 is definitely a bike you’d take home to meet your mother.

Choose your poison. Perhaps you have an unhealthy addiction to cross country riding, trail riding, or you’re an enduro cyclist. The Ibis Ripley 29 has you covered!

Independent Reviews

Outside Magazine

"This is the perfect bike for the trail rider who races occasionally, has an interest in endurance riding, and likes to get rowdy on hard terrain."

Read the full review of the Ibis Ripley 29 at


  • 120mm rear wheel dw- link travel
  • 5.0 Pound frame with X Fusion Microlite Shock, 5.2 lbs with Fox RP23 CTD
  • Approved for 120-140mm forks, 32 or 34 stanchion
  • Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creeks & Chris King InSet 3)
  • Internal TT cable routing with molded carbon cable stops
  • Shock Specs: 184mm x 44mm with .4 volume spacer
  • Provision for cable-actuated adjustable seat posts
  • BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB
  • Comes with 142mm x 12mm Maxle rear thru axle
  • 160mm carbon fiber post mount rear brake mounts
  • High direct mount front derailleur mounts directly on swingarm
  • Headset: IS ZS44/28.6 | EC49/40
  • BB height w/ 2.1" tires: 325mm (12.8")
  • Geometry measured with 520.8mm axle to crown fork
  • Fork must have a 51mm offset for optimal performance
Geometry (120mm fork)
Size Small Medium Large Extra Large
Seat Tube Length 15" (381mm) 17" (432mm) 19" (483mm) 21" (533mm)
Effective Top Tube Length 564mm 584mm 605mm 625mm
Head Tube Length 78mm 94mm 100mm 107mm
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Head Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Wheel Base 1078mm 1100mm 1120mm 1140mm
Chain Stay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Standover Height (mid toptube) 700mm
Stack 599mm 615mm 620mm 627mm
Reach 379mm 397mm 413mm 432mm
Sizing 5'0" - 5'5"
5'4" - 5'9"
5'9" - 6'2"
6'0" - 6'6"
Geometry (140mm fork)
Size Small Medium Large Extra Large
Seat Tube Length 15" (381mm) 17" (432mm) 19" (483mm) 21" (533mm)
Effective Top Tube Length 569mm 589mm 610mm 630mm
Head Tube Length 78mm 94mm 100mm 107mm
Seat Angle 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Head Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Wheel Base 1089mm 1111mm 1131mm 1151mm
Chain Stay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Standover Height (mid toptube) 710mm
Stack 610mm 626mm 631mm 638mm
Reach 363mm 381mm 396mm 415mm
Sizing 5'0" - 5'5"
5'4" - 5'9"
5'9" - 6'2"
6'0" - 6'6"

Check out employee reviews of the Ripley 29 from our recent Ibis Demo Day here!

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By Sean

from Inland Empire, CA

Staff Reviewer


  • Great handling
  • Lightweight
  • Nimble


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Best Uses

  • All mountain riding

Comments about Ibis Bicycles Ibis Ripley 29 Frame:

I am a true skeptic when it comes to 29" MTB wheels. I had always thought they were a bit quirky and I never found a 29er that did quite what I wanted to. The Ripley is the first 29er that I have ridden that is nimble and agile in corners. The geometry is spot on. It is easy to manual, get around switchbacks and pedals like a champ. We all know 29er wheels pedal faster than 26", but this is the first 29er I've found that goes beyond being fast and is just plain fun. The complete XT build bike built up to about 26 pounds, so it is not the absolute lightest bike in this class but it will get you through any thing you throw at it.

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