Ripmo GX Eagle Complete Bike - 2018
Ripmo GX Eagle Complete Bike - 2018 Ripmo GX Eagle Complete Bike - 2018


Ripmo GX Eagle Complete Bike - 2018

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It's no coincidence that Ibis cheekily named this bike the Ripmo. It is truly a crossover bike, blurring the lines between their wildly popular Ripley 29" trail bike and their much more aggressive Mojo HD4 enduro bike. The Ripmo takes everything we love about these two bikes and blends them together into one glorious package. It's the lovechild that we've been wanting from Ibis for years, and there are several key features that make this a dang exciting bike.

Ibis opted for 145mm rear suspension travel, built around the tried-and-true dw-link platform, now in it's fifth iteration. Up front, the Ripmo is intended to be used with a 160mm travel fork, though you can go 150mm if so desired. New to this bike, Ibis opted for a reduced 44mm offset fork, similar to what Transition is doing with their SBG bikes. This allows for increased reach/top-tube lengths while still being able to reign in the wheelbase by bringing that front wheel back with the reduced offset. The head tube angle sits at a relaxed 65.9º, which is right on the money for most riders. It's not quite as slack as something like the Transition Sentinel, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. While super slack head tube angles are great for crazy gnarly/steep descents, they are not so great when it comes time to climb. Ibis wanted to make sure the Ripmo was a well balanced bike, able to descend and climb confidently. Speaking of climbing, the Ripmo gets a nice steep 76º seat tube angle, which we're very glad to see. This puts you in a great forward position when seated on the bike, pedaling up hills.

Standover clearance on the Ripmo is great, thanks to a low-slung top tube and short seat tube. Ibis has also made sure to maximize seat tube bore depth, allowing folks to run long-travel dropper posts - up to 150mm on the small, and 175mm + on the MD, LG, and XL sizes. 

Ibis has always been a strong proponent of wide rims and wide tires, so it comes as no surprise that the Ripmo is fully compatible with tires up to 2.6". Mount them up to 35mm ID rims, and you'll still have plenty of clearance for mud - oh yea, and traction for DAYS! 

The Ripmo is equipped with fully guided internal cable routing. That means you stick a cable in one end, push it, and poof, it comes out exactly where its supposed to. No fishing for cables inside the frame. Ibis has made use of a combination of bearings and bushings on this frame. If used in the right places, bushings are actually lower maintenance, stiffer, lighter, and more affordable than bearings. Bushings work better than ball bearings in applications with high loads and minimal rotation, which describes most mountain bike pivots.

Far beyond the testing phase, Ibis has used bushings for the past five years on the Ripley, HD3, and HD4 clevises. High loads and minimal rotation describe the Ripmo lower link pivots so they've introducing a new link featuring IGUS bushings. The new link is 80g lighter than its ball bearing equipped equivalent, while also being torsionally stiffer. The bushings are shielded from spray and protected by airtight seals and will last a long time. Ibis is so confident in their bushing/bearing system that they are offering free lifetime replacements.

Other details on the Ripmo include a threaded 73mm BB shell, a ZS44/ZS56mm headtube, removable ISCG '05 chainguide tab, 12x148mm Boost rear dropout spacing, and ample clearance for a full-sized water bottle in the front triangle.

As with all Ibis products, the Ripmo is backed by Ibis' 7-year warranty.  

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Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
Rear Shock: Your Choice - Make a Selection
Rear Shock Size: 210mm x 55mm
Rear Shock Hardware: 8mm x 21.8mm Top / 8mm x 15mm Bottom
Rear Suspension Travel: 145mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS56mm
Fork: Your Choice - Make a Selection
Fork Axle: 15x110mm Boost
Wheelset: Your Choice - Make a Selection
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF WT 2.5" EXO TR Front / Maxxis Aggressor WT 2.5" EXO TR Rear
Crankset: SRAM Descendant DUB 32T
Chainguide Tabs: ISCG '05 3-Bolt
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle XG-1275 10-50T
Seatpost: Your Choice - Make a Selection
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: Ibis Bolt-On
Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat: WTB Silverado CroMo 142mm
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Handlebar: Ibis Alloy 780mm
Stem: Ibis 3D Forged Alloy 31.8mm Clamp Dia
Grips: Lizard Skins Lockon
Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000 w/ 180mm RT66 Rotors
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One
Intended Use: AM/EnduroTrail/AM
Warranty: 7 Years on Frame
  • Easily accessible water bottle housed in main front triangle
  • dw-link V5 suspension platform
  • Accepts 29" tires up to 2.6""
  • Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the Fox Transfer

    150 Min 590 590 628.5 679.5
    Max 710 723 774 825
    125 Min 565 565 603.5 654.5
    Max 660 673 724 775
    100 Min 540 540 578.5 629.5
    Max 610 623 674 725
    View Fox Transfer Dropper Height Guide
  • Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the KS Lev Integra

    175 Min 615 615 644 695
    Max 706 706 770 821
    150 Min 590 590 619 670
    Max 666 679 730 781
    125 Min 565 565 594 645
    Max 616 629 680 731
    100 Min 540 540 569 620
    Max 576 589 640 691
    View KS Lev Dropper Height Guide

mm / inches

With 160mm Fork (567mm Axle-to-Crown)

Size S M L XL
Seat Tube 368 368 418 470
Top Tube 573 603 632 655
Reach 431 446 471 493
BB Height 341 341 341 341
Head Angle 65.9 65.9 65.9 65.9
Seat Angle 77 76 76 76
Standover 705 750 750 760
Chainstay 435 435 435 435
Head Tube 90 100 110 120
Wheelbase 1177 1190 1220 1249
Trail 118 118 118 118
Stack 613 620 629 642
Max Seatpost Insertion 300 300 350 400

cm / ft

Size S M L XL
Rider Height (cm) 153 - 165 163 - 175 175 - 188 183 - 198
Fox X2 - 25% Sag
Rider Weight - LBS 125 140 165 190 220
Pressure - PSI 135 170 190 220 250 MAX!
Fox DPX2 - 25% Sag
Rider Weight - LBS 125 140 165 190 220 240
Pressure - PSI 145 190 215 255 300 350 MAX!