Ripley LS Gen 3 Frame - 2018
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Ripley LS Gen 3 Frame - 2018

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2416 grams
2523 grams
2673 grams
2566 grams
2523 grams
2673 grams
weight without shock

Ti-Ho Silver
Vitamin P

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Now in it's third generation, the Ripley continues on it's successful path to trail bike nirvana. The Ripley LS keeps it's name, but features a couple important updates. As tires continue to evolve, we are seeing more and more options for sizing, including the all new Schwalbe and Maxxis 2.6". This not-quite-plus-sized tire seems to be gaining loyalty quick, and Ibis saw the need to allow riders this option on the Ripley LS, so as you can probably guess, the new Ripley LS is compatible with 29" tires up to 2.6". The Gen 3 frame also gets revamped main-pivot eccentrics. On the Generation 1 and 2 Ripley, Ibis maintained compatibility with the increasingly rare 3X chainrings. Maintaining that clearance meant they had to use a slightly narrower upper eccentric. Now that we have ultra wide ratio cassettes from Shimano and SRAM, Ibis decided that sacrificing 3X compatibility was a good trade off for increased stiffness of the rear end of the bike. The upper eccentric on the Gen 3 is now the same as the lower, gaining more stiffness in the process. Other than these changes, the Gen 3 Ripley LS shares the same geometry, travel, and main frame as the previous Ripley LS, but of course, it's available in a couple new sweet colors.

The Ripley LS (stands for Long / Slack) has  won over the hearts of many mountain bikers out there, including a few of us here at Fanatik. We highly recommend checking out our review on the last Ripley LS, as much of it still pertains to the Gen 3 Ripley LS. It is simply a damn fine trail bike in nearly every regard. It is not a wildly aggressive 29'er with gobs of travel, so if you're looking for that, we recommend checking out the Evil Wreckoning. The Ripley LS is the trail bike that you can pedal for miles on end, and still have a blast on more technical descents. Toss a set of 2.6" tires on it, and you've got a 29'er with more traction than you'll know what to do with.

Other details of the Ripley LS include a threaded 73mm bottom bracket shell, ported internal cable routing, and 12x148mm Boost rear dropout spacing. The Ripley is backed by Ibis' lifetime no-fault warranty or 7 Years for defects in material/workmanship. 


Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Shock: Your Choice - Make a Selection
Rear Suspension Travel: 120mm
Rear Shock Size: 184mm x 44mm
Rear Shock Hardware: 8mm x 22.2mm Top / Open Eyelet Bottom
Rear Axle Width: 12x148mm Boost
Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS56mm
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
Chainline: 51mm
Brake Mount Type: Post-Mount 160mm
Max Rear Rotor Size: 160mm
Minimum Chainring Size: 26T
Maximum Chainring Size: 34T
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One
Intended Use: Trail/AM, XC
Warranty: 7 Years


  • Bolt-on axle
  • Removable ISCG '05 chainguide tab
  • DW-Link suspension platform
  • Internal cable routing for shifter, brake, dropper
  • Water bottle cage mount on all sizes
  • Polycarbonate downtube protector


mm / inches

With 130mm Fork (537mm Axle-to-Crown)

Size M L XL
Seat Tube 419 470 521
Top Tube 600 619 640
Reach 411 428 448
BB Height 330 330 330
Head Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5
Seat Angle 73 73 73
Standover 740 740 750
Chainstay 444 444 444
Head Tube 93 102 107
Wheelbase 1140 1167 1187
Trail 97 97 97
Stack 619 625 632
Max Seatpost Insertion 165 200 215


cm / ft

Size M L XL
Rider Height (cm) 163 - 175 175 - 188 183 - 198

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