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Ibis Ripley LS Boost Special Blend 2X

Item #: BI204B10
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Ibis Ripley LS Boost Special Blend 2X

Ibis Ripley LS Boost Special Blend 2X Bike

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 to 1980. 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.

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 67.5 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 introduced a new version of the Ripley frame that features a longer and slacker geometry option. 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 67.5 degree head angle (with a 130mm 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 incredibly lightweight. 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 eccentric DW- Link Suspension. With 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. The Ripley Special Blend 2x build features a Fox Float CTD shock in the rear, and a X-Fusion Trace 120mm travel fork up front to handle bumps and sudden drops. To ensure superior maneuverability, the Ripley 29 has a tapered head tube. The Ripley adopts a new cable routing system that runs internally routed droppers, mechanical or hydraulic. The Ripley 29 is definitely a bike you’d take home to meet your mother.

The Ibis Ripley Special Blend is all about durability and efficiency. The rock solid Shimano Deore XT 2x11 drivetrain delivers flawless and reliable shifting and a while maintaining a wide 2 x 11-42t mountain bike gearing range. XT is only one step down from Shimano’s top XTR group, but features many of the same benefits with only a small weight penalty and a few cost-conscious material choices. A Race Face Aeffect SL crank delivers plenty of pedaling power and Shimano hydraulic brakes give you all the braking power need to stop on a dime or modulate technical sections of the trail. Stan's ZTR Rapid wheels provide a solid and fast spinning wheel platform and Ibis tops off the Ripley LS Boost Special Blend 2X build with a classy Ibis branded cockpit.

Reviews: MTBR, Dirt Rag


  • Ibis Ripley, LS Boost 148, 5.5 lbs. carbon fiber monocoque frame and swingarm
  • Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system
  • Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, 2x11 speed
  • X-Fusion Trace RL2 120mm front fork
  • Fox Float CTD rear shock
  • Stan’s ZTR Rapid 29er tubeless capable wheelset
  • Schwalbe front and rear specific tires for dialed in traction and efficiency
Frame Ibis Ripley LS, 120mm Travel, Boost 148, 5.5 lb Carbon Frame
Fork X-Fusion Trace RL2 120mm
Rear Shock Fox Factory Float CTD, Custom Tune, Kashima Coat, 7.25" x 1.75"
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44/EC49
Shifters Shimano Deore XT M8000
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8020-D
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8000, GS Cage
Crankset Race Face Aeffect, 24/34 Tooth, 175mm Length
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Chain Shimano HG700 11 Speed
Cassette Shimano Deore XT M8000, 11-42 Tooth
Brakes Shimano M445/M447, 180mm Front Rotor, 160mm Rear Rotor
Wheelset Stan’s ZTR Rapid 29", Tubeless Ready
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Front, Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25” Rear
Handlebar Ibis 7075 Alloy Custom, 740mm Width
Stem Thompson Elite X4 Stem
Grips Lizard Skins Logo
Seatpost Ibis Custom Alloy, 31.6mm x 350mm
Seatclamp Ibis Bolt-on
Saddle Ibis custom saddle, CrMo rails
Intended Use XC, Trail
Weight TBD

Note: Components are subject to change without notice.

GEOMETRY (mm / inch)
Size Medium Large Extra Large
A: Seat Tube Length 419.0 / 16.50 470.0 / 18.50 521.0 / 20.51
B: Effective Top Tube 600.0 / 23.62 619.0 / 24.37 640.0 / 25.20
C: Stack 619.0 / 24.37 625.0 / 24.61 632.0 / 24.88
D: Reach 411.0 / 16.18 428.0 / 16.85 448.0 / 17.64
E: BB Height 325.0 / 12.80 325.0 / 12.80 325.0 / 12.80
F: BB Drop 0.0 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.00
G: Head Tube Length 94.0 / 3.70 100.0 / 3.94 107.0 / 4.21
H: Head Tube Angle 67.5 ° 67.5 ° 67.5 °
I: Seat Tube Angle 73.0 ° 73.0 ° 73.0 °
J: Standover Height 740.0 / 29.13 740.0 / 29.13 750.0 / 29.53
K: Chainstay Length 442.0 / 17.40 442.0 / 17.40 442.0 / 17.40
L: Wheelbase 1140.0 / 44.88 1167.0 / 45.94 1187.0 / 46.73
Recommended Size 163-175cm
Weight (Kg / lbs) 0.0 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.00
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