Ripley 1st Gen

2013–2015

Ripley 1st Gen: Blue
Ripley1 blue
Ripley 1st Gen: Black & Green
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

Archived Build Kits for the Ripley 1st Gen

Build kits show components included when the Ripley 1st Gen was last available.

Frame Only

Component Standard Component
Shock Fox Float CTD, 7.25 x 1.75

Special Blend

Component Standard Component
Fork X-Fusion Trace RL2 120mm
Shock X-Fusion MicroLite RL rear shock
Wheels Stan’s ZTR Rapid 29er 32H Black
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes Shimano Deore
Cranks Shimano 44/32/24 SLX Crankset 175mm
Rear Derailleur RD-M675, SLX DIRECT MOUNT TYPE, SGS 10-SPD SHADOW + DESIGN
Front Derailleur FD-M611-D, DEORE, DOWN-SWING, TOP-PULL, DIRECT MOUNT TYPE
Shift Levers Shimano SL-M610
Cassette CS-HG62-10, 10-SPEED 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36T
Chain CN-HG54 HG FOR MTB 10-SPD
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44/EC49
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebars Ibis 780mm Alloy
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost Ibis 31.6 Aluminum, 350mm
Saddle WTB Silverado 142

XT

Component Standard Component
Fork Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm travel, FIT, Kashima, 15QR thru-axle, tapered steerer, black, custom decals
Shock Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat
Wheels Stan's ZTR Arch 29er Rim 32H Black
Tire/s Schwalbe Nobby Nick 2.25" Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25" Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 180mm Front Rotor, 160mm Rear Rotor
Crankset RaceFace Turbine Cinch 36/24 175mm
Rear Derailleur RD-M786, DEORE XT SGS 10-SPD TOP-NORMAL SHADOW+
Front Derailleur FD-M781D-T-L, DEORE XT DOWN-SWING, TOP-PULL, DIRECT MOUNT
Shift Levers SL-M780, Direct attach
Cassette CS-M771-10, DEORE XT, 10-SPD 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36T
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44 1 1/8" top/EC49/40 Traditional 1.5" bottom
Handlebars Ibis Hi-Fi Carbon bar 740mm wide, 20mm rise, 9ºx5º bend and sweep, 225g or Ibis Lo-Fi Carbon bar, 740mm wide, 11.5º bend when flat (9ºx5º bend and sweep when rotated 26.6º degrees forward), 225g
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost Ibis 31.6 x 350 L, 7075
Saddle Ibis custom saddle, CrMo rails

X01

Component Standard Component
Fork Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm, 29er
Shock Fox Float CTD, 7.25 x 1.75
Wheels Stan’s ZTR Arch 29er 32H Black
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 180mm Front Rotor, 160mm Rear Rotor
Cranks Shimano XT M8000 175, 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 1X11SPD CARBON BLK
Shift Levers SRAM SL TRIGGER X1 11SPD
Cassette SRAM X1 Cassette 10-42
Chain CN PCX1 114LI W/ PWR.LCK 11S
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44/EC49
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebars Ibis 800mm Carbon (10 or 30mm rise)
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost KS LEV DX Remote
Saddle WTB Silverado 142

XTR 1x

Component Standard Component
Fork Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm, 29er
Shock Fox Float CTD, 7.25 x 1.75
Wheels Stan’s ZTR Arch 29er 32H Black
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes
Cranks Shimano XT M8000 175, 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
Rear Derailleur RD-M9000, XTR, GS 11-SPEED TOP-NORMAL SHADOW PLUS DESIGN, DIRECT ATTACHMENT
Shift Levers SL-M9000-I XTR
Cassette CS-M9000, XTR, 11-SPEED, 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40
Chain CN-HG900-11
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebars Ibis 800mm Carbon (10 or 30mm rise)
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost KS LEV DX Remote
Saddle WTB Silverado 142

XTR 2x

Component Standard Component
Fork Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm, 29er
Shock Fox Float CTD, 7.25 x 1.75
Wheels Ibis 928 Carbon Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes
Cranks Shimano FC-M9020-2, XTR, 175MM, 36X26T
Rear Derailleur RD-M9000, XTR, GS 11-SPEED TOP-NORMAL SHADOW PLUS DESIGN, DIRECT ATTACHMENT
Front Derailleur FD-M981-D-T, XTR DOWN-SWING, TOP-PULL, DIRECT MOUNT TYPE
Shift Levers SL-M9000-I XTR
Cassette CS-M9000, XTR, 11-SPEED, 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40
Chain CN-HG900-11
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebars Ibis 800mm Carbon (10 or 30mm rise)
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost KS LEV DX Remote
Saddle WTB Silverado 142

XX1

Component Standard Component
Fork Fox Float 32 CTD 120mm, 29er
Shock Fox Float CTD, 7.25 x 1.75
Wheels Ibis 928 Carbon Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless front, Racing Ralph 2.25” Snake Skin tubeless rear
Brakes Formula R1
Cranks Race Face Next SL, 30t, 175mm (170mm optional-comes with 28t ring)
Rear Derailleur SRAM RD XX1 TYPE 2 LONG CAGE 11SPD
Shift Levers SRAM SL TRIGGER XX1 11SPD
Cassette SRAM X01 11SP 10-42
Chain PC XX1 with Power Lock, 11 speed
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebars Ibis 800mm Carbon (10 or 30mm rise)
Stem Ibis 3D Forged 31.8 Bar/28.6 Steerer 7075 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130)
Seatpost KS LEV DX Remote
Saddle WTB Silverado 142

Possible Upgrades

These upgrades were available when not already included as standard in a build kit for the Ripley 1st Gen.

Component Upgrade/s available
Shock X-Fusion MicroLite RL, Cane Creek DBinline CS 7.25 x 1.75
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 130mm
Wheels Ibis 928 Carbon Logo, Ibis 941 Ultra Wide Carbon
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"