The new Ripley is here! And it’s still the same snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight and versatile 29″ trail bike it’s always been, except better.
Taking everything we’ve learned from the Ripmo, we updated the Ripley with cutting-edge geometry and a stiff, light carbon fiber chassis.
The new Ripley retains the 130mm of front travel and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link rear travel as the original, but has been given a fresh dose of the longer, slacker and steeper treatment.
This Mini’Mo has been slackened out by one degree, to 66.5º. The seat tube has moved forward by three degrees, to 76º, which has pushed the reach out by ~45mm across all four sizes (S, M, L, & XL). We’ve also lopped 12mm from the chainstays, bringing them to a manual-happy 432mm. To go with its shreddy new style, the Ripley also receives more progressive suspension kinematics.
One of the other features we’re proud of is the low frame weight. We shaved half a pound by switching to the Ripmo lower link. The result is a frame weight of just five pounds without shock, but with the same stiffness as the Ripmo. And, like all our frames and wheels, it’s backed by our seven year warranty.
We’d also like to point out the 185mm dropper post compatibility across most sizes (125mm on the small), trick internal cable routing, room for 2.6″ rubber, and removable ICSG 05 tabs