With its well bal­anced mod­ern geom­e­try, the new Rip­ley is ready for any adven­ture. The long front end, slack head angle, and short rear end gives you the con­fi­dence to try new lines, while the steep seat tube angle and short­er offset fork makes it easy to maneu­ver tech­ni­cal climbs and flowy singletrack.
We had a chance to take one of these out to Cherokee and O’ Bannon recently and were very impressed with how fast it accelerated and how quickly it got up the climbs. The amount of traction is very impressive. Since 2005, IBIS have part­nered with sus­pen­sion guru Dave Wea­gle on the dw-link sus­pen­sion plat­form. It provides an unpar­al­leled com­bi­na­tion of climb­ing efficiency and down­hill per­for­mance, that has been proven repeat­ed­ly at the high­est lev­els of racing.