147mm/160mm 29 in
What if we took everybody’s favorite bike and made it a little slacker and little longer? Hell, what if we made it more progressive and coil compatible? And that’s exactly what we did for the Ripmo V2S. Active ingredients include: 29” wheels, berm-defying cornering tendencies, and a love for long rides.
The Ripmo and Ripmo AF share the same steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratospheric reach, which places riders centrally over the pedals. It makes for an efficient position that can go the long haul. The slack 64.9 headtube angle and 44mm reduced-off set fork doesn’t wander while climbing, and doesn’t hold you back descending. It works — all day up, all day down, all day in between.
The Ripmo V2S 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.
Our custom tuned front and rear suspension feature extra light high speed compression and rebound damping to deliver unparalleled traction. This allows the wheels to flutter through terrain like a trophy truck storming through a set of whoops.
The Ripmo V2S is compatible with both coil and air shocks due to a more progressive leverage rate. On the trail, it gives the suspension a supple feel throughout the entirety of the stroke, enhancing traction no matter how deep you dig.
Mo’ dropper, mo’ better. On small frames, you can run 125 – 150mm, pending your preference and inseam length. Our shorter seat-tube lengths and low standovers allow you to choose your size based on your reach preference.
You can run overbuilt, chunky tires; you can run light, big volume fast tires, but whatever you run, know that you’re not limited by width.
Tired of hitting “purchase” on another set of bearings each season? So were we. That’s why we use bushings where they make sense, and bearings where they don’t. The IGUS bushings in our lower link are lighter, stiffer, and virtually maintenance free. We believe so strongly in them, we back them with a free lifetime replacement.
All our bikes are built from the highest grade materials and optimized for the best strength, weight, stiffness, and ride performance — no matter how much you spend. The Ripmo weighs a svelte 6.25 lbs with a DPX2 shock and complete builds start at 28 lbs.
Bikes that look pretty on the outside, should look pretty on the inside. We use carbon fiber tubes molded within each frame. Push the cable in, watch it pop out, a beautiful moment indeed.
So, you’re too fast for narrow-wide chain retention on its own? Challenge accepted. Our removable ISCG tabs allow shredders to bolt on a chain guide, while the rest of us can shave grams.
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.
If the XT kit were a geyser we'd call it Old Faithful. Not only does it work well, it offers our best performance bang for your buck. Or Pound. Or Euro.
|Fork||Fox Factory Series, Float 38, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm|
|Shock||Fox Float Factory Series, X2 with EVOL, 210 x 55|
|Wheels||Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8120, 4 piston|
|Brake Rotors||Shimano SM-RT86 200/180|
|Cranks||Shimano XT M8120 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT MT800|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100 Shadow Plus 12 speed|
|Shift Levers||Shimano XT M8100 12 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano XT 10-51|
|Chain||Shimano XT M8100 12 speed|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Grips||Lizard Skin Charger Evo|
|Handlebar||Ibis Carbon Hi Fi, 31.8mm, 800mm|
|Stem||Industry Nine A318
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.
BASED ON 160MM FORK (567MM AXLE TO CROWN) - MEASURE ARE IN MILLIMETER
|Seat Tube Length||368||406||432||483|
|Top Tube Length||573||603||632||655|
|Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included)||90||100||110||120|
|Seat Tube Angle||77°||77°||76°||76°|
|Head Tube Angle||64.9°||64.9°||64.9°||64.9°|
|BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minions)||341||341||341||341|
|Saddle height for seat tube angle||650||720||750||807|