Ripley 1st Gen

2013–2015

Ripley1 blue
Ripley1 black

Our goal was to bring the advantages of a 29” wheel to a lightweight, nimble and fun trailbike. We think 120mm of travel is the sweet spot for a snappy bike that isn’t cumbersome or heavy. We also wanted the Ripley to be configurable for a wide range of terrain and riding styles, so we made it compatible with 120–140 mm travel forks. We asked Dave Weagle (Mr. dw-link) to give the Ripley pedaling efficiency, XC-like acceleration and optimization for 29er specific gearing in addition to the usual dw-attributes such as excellent small bump compliance, predictable travel through the range with no wallowing or harsh bottom out. This version of the dw-link, like the ones he’d done for us in the past, delivered on the promise.

Frame Material Carbon front and rear triangle
Wheel Size 29”
Front Travel 120-140mm forks, 51mm rake is STRONGLY recommended
Rear Travel 120mm
Shock Specs 7.25" x 1.75"
Rear Axle 142mm Maxle
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm post mount / 180mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 444mm (17.5 inches)
Bottom Bracket BB92/Press GXP
Headset ZS44 upper / EC49 lower
Front Derailleur High Direct Mount
Chainline 51mm
Colors "Blue" or "Black & Green"
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Years Manufactured 2013–2015
Ripley geo

100mm Fork (500.8mm axle to crown, 44mm offset)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 368 14.5 432 17 483 19 533 21
Top Tube Length B 564 22.2 584 23 605 23.8 625 24.6
Head Tube Length C 78 3.1 94 3.7 100 3.9 115 4.5
Chainstay Length D 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1
Seat Tube Angle E 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Head Tube Angle F 71° 71° 71° 71° 71° 71° 71° 71°
Wheelbase G 1045 41.1 1066 42 1087 42.8 1107 43.6
BB Height (with 2.1" tires) 305 12 305 12 305 12 305 12
Stack 607 23.9 622 24.5 628.5 24.7 642 25.3
Reach 378 14.9 393 15.5 411 16.2 437 17.2
Standover (mid toptube) 680 26.8 750 29.5 750 29.5 775 30.5
Trail 80 3.1 80 3.1 80 3.1 80 3.1

120mm Fork (520.8mm axle to crown, 51mm offset)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 368 14.5 432 17 483 19 533 21
Top Tube Length B 569 22.4 589 23.2 610 24 626 24.6
Head Tube Length C 78 3.1 94 3.7 100 3.9 115 4.5
Chainstay Length D 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1
Seat Tube Angle E 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72°
Head Tube Angle F 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70°
Wheelbase G 1055 41.5 1076 42.4 1096 43.1 1117 44
BB Height (with 2.1" tires) 312 12.3 312 12.3 312 12.3 312 12.3
Stack 617 24.3 632 24.9 638 25.1 652 25.7
Reach 363 14.3 378 14.9 396 15.6 422 16.6
Standover (mid toptube) 690 27.2 760 29.9 760 29.9 785 30.9
Trail 80 3.1 80 3.1 80 3.1 80 3.1

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 5"
m
163–175CM5'4"–5' 9"
l
175–188CM5'9"-6'2"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'6"