Ibis Cycles enters the 29er mountain bike market with a DW-Link, 120mm travel, carbon mountain bike frame named the Ripley 29. Weighing in at TBA (not much information given on detailed specs) and to be delivered by sometime in 2012…the Ibis Ripley 29 mountain bike should prove to be great competition for the influx of carbon full suspension 29ers hitting the market.
As you can see by this diagram, the Ibis Ripley 29 is getting a host of new technologies that are taking over the industry. From a 142mm rear Maxle from RockShox to the tapered head tube…any 29er geek should be loving the spec sheet on this frame. Pricing and weight should be right in line with everything else we are seeing released to date and finally the 29er crowd gets a real taste of the DW-Link suspension setup in carbon once this bike is ready for official sale. Hopefully, it stays in this all black appearance as shown on the Ibis site to keep that stealth look that seems to be making a comeback.
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