120mm/130mm 29 in
The Ripley is our snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29” trail bike.
Its combination of modern geometry, a stiff lightweight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel, means it’s equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.
With its well balanced modern geometry, the 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.
The Ripley V4S features a new UDH dérailleur for maximum future compatibility and moves to a 55mm chain line. The wider chain line allows for a stiffer chainstay.
Since 2005, we’ve 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.
We use names like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers and clearance for long droppers give you the ability to size based on reach.
Whether you order an XX1 or SLX kit, you’ll get the same premium carbon fiber frame. All our bikes are built from the highest grade materials and optimized for the best strength, weight, stiffness, and ride performance. The Ripley weighs 5 lbs without shock.
Sometimes, shorter is better. Instead of the typical 51mm offset, the new Ripley uses a 44mm offset. This gives you the stability of a slacker head angle, while retaining the BMX like feel of, well, a Ripley.
We pioneered the wide rim revolution a few years ago and inspired a new crop of wider 2.4” — 2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra low pressures that produce elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing speed.
Internal cable routing used to be a pain in the ass but our internal tubes make routing easy. Just pop the housing through and it comes out the other end, no need for swear words or a pickset.
A thick rubber downtube protector deflects debris, while our chainstay protector features thick raised sections to help dampen chain slap noise. And our simple-yet-elegant linkage protectors stop mud and rocks thrown by the tire, keeping your beautiful bike beautiful.
Behold the SLX group from Shimano, which now goes to 12 speeds.
|Fork||Fox Factory Series, Float 34, 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm|
|Shock||Fox Float Factory DPS with EVOL, 190x45
S/M: Light Tune, L/XL: Standard Tune
|Wheels||Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis DHR2 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (rear)|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm|
|Cranks||Shimano SLX M7120 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SLX BB52|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus|
|Shift Levers||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX, 10-51T|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Grips||Lizard Skin Charger Evo|
|Handlebar||Ibis Aluminum, 780mm|
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
|Seatpost||Bike Yoke Revive Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.
|Seat Tube Length||A||368||381||418||482|
|Top Tube Length||B||574||603||630||658|
|Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included)||C||90||105||115||125|
|Seat Tube Angle||E||76°||76°||76°||76°|
|Head Tube Angle||F||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°|
|BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minions)||335||335||335||335|
|Saddle height for seat tube angle||600||700||750||807|