April 19, 2017
It only seems five minutes since Ibis Cycles revamped its Ripley 29er, with more mud clearance and two models – the Ripley and the Ripley LS (Long and Slack) for the rad among us, and later on there was a change to a Boost back end too. Well, it seems that everyone liked the Long and Slack (that’s a 428mm reach on a medium and 67.5° head angle ) so there’s only one Ripley now, and it’s all long and slack…
For this new Ripley 3rd generation, the big news is even more mud clearance. Ibis is keen to show off that it now has room for Schwalbe 2.6in tyres and Maxxis 2.5WT on something like Ibis’ own 942rims. What’s of more interest to British riders is that that means even more mud room for those of us still running ‘old skool’ 2.35in tyres.
As is common with an Ibis revamp, the bikes will come in two new colours – that Ibis is calling ‘Vitamin P’ (that’s the yellow one) and Ti-Ho Silver (we’ll let you guess that one).
There’s also a change in the lower linkage eccentric, to make it wider and subsequently stiffer tool
There you go – more of an evolution, but any extra mud room is welcome – especially as we’ve not even seen any of these newfangled 2.6in tyres…
There’s even a natty video to show it off.