Ripley V4

2019–2022

Ripley V4: Matte Braaap
Ripley4 black
Ripley V4: Blue Steel
Ripley4 blue

The Ripley is our snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29” trail bike.

Its combination of modern geometry, a stiff lightweight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel, means it’s equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.

Frame Material Carbon Fiber Monocoque
Frame Weight 5lbs (M, w/o shock)
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.6” tires
Front Travel 120-140mm forks
Rear Travel 120mm
Shock Specs 190 x 45mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm post mount / 203mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 432mm (17 inches)
Bottom Bracket Threaded (73mm English threaded)
Chainline 52mm chainline, 168mm Q Factor
ISCG 05 Compatible ISCG 05 Tab Mount available separately
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Matte Braaap or Blue Steel
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Warranty 7 years
Years Manufactured 2019–2022

Ripley V4 Specific FAQs

All our manuals are available here. You can also find the Quick Setup guide for the Ripley in the 'Setup' tab on the right.

There are two different tunes for the Ripley shock. Our standard tune and a light tune.

Since August of 2019, we have been shipping small and medium Ripleys with the light tune. To identify the light tune, find the four digit code on the shock. Here are the light tune codes: DZGP, DZGN or DZGM. The standard codes are DXBC, DWSL and DWRC.

Nearly everyone under 160 pounds should use the light tune. Above that and you will want the firmer tune.

Some lighter riders may prefer the standard tune if any of these describe your riding:

  • Your riding style has a lot of jumping and you want more rebound control on landings
  • You have a lot of really long downhills and don't want to overheat the shock
  • You are a Semi Pro or above DH racer

Fox, or an authorized Fox service center can revalve your shock for you if you want to go with a different tune.

The dual eccentrics offered an efficient pedaling platform and supple suspension feel, but they took up valuable real estate in the seat tube. To make the Ripley compatible with the new crop of long dropper posts, we’ve transitioned to an all new Ripmo inspired chassis. In the process, we’ve significantly reduced the frame weight and increased stiffness.

Our stock build comes with a 130mm fork but you could pair it with a 120mm stepcast fork to create a BC Bike Race weapon. Or, throw on a 140mm fork and burly tires to build a lightweight enduro bike.

Yes, but the bike is optimized around a 44mm. The 51mm offset fork shortens the trail (the distance between the contact patch and the steering axis), which can cause the front end to feel less stable.

The size small and medium frames ship stock with the Traction Tune.

Yes, when placing your order, please notify your dealer that you would like your frame equipped with the Traction Tune Shock.

Fox recommends performing a full damper service annually or after one hundred and twenty five hours of riding, whichever comes first. When it's time to perform this routine maintenance, have your local bike shop contact the Fox Bike Service Department and request their Factory Service. This service involves taking apart the shim stack, so Fox can re-valve your suspension to the new tune when performing that service.

No. The leverage ratio on the Ripley is not coil-compatible.

The Ripley can accommodate up to a 29” x 2.6” tire.

The max chainring for a Ripley is a 34t.

Yes, the max size oval chainring we recommend is a 32T. Not all oval chainrings are the same, so we recommend double checking clearance before installation.

Ripleys fit 26 oz Purist bottles on all sizes when the Arundel side loader cage is used.

The Ripley frame weighs 5 lbs without the shock. Complete builds start at 25.5 lbs.

You can find torque specs for the Ripley in the tab on the right.

170mm crank on small and medium.

175mm crank on large and extra large.

40mm stem on small.

50mm stem on medium, large and extra large.

The Ripley uses 160mm post mount rear brake mounts.

To run a 180mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F180P / P2
To run a 203mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F203P / P

For more information, the following is a link to the adaptor chart:

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-460&acid=C-193

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

Ripley Geo

130mm Fork (544mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 368 14.5 381 15 418 16.5 482 19
Top Tube Length B 574 22.6 603 23.7 630 24.8 658 25.9
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 90 3.5 105 4.1 115 4.5 125 4.9
Chainstay Length D 432 17 432 17 432 17 432 17
Seat Tube Angle E 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76°
Head Tube Angle F 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
Wheelbase G 1147 45.2 1178 46.4 1207 47.5 1236 48.7
BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minions) 335 13.2 335 13.2 335 13.2 335 13.2
Stack 599 23.6 613 24.1 622 24.5 631 24.8
Reach 425 16.7 450 17.7 475 18.7 500 19.7
Standover 708 27.9 712 28 742 29.2 755 29.7
Trail 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5
Saddle height for seat tube angle 600 23.6 700 27.6 750 29.5 807 31.8

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 4"
m
163–175CM5'4"–5' 8"
l
173–185CM5'7"-6'1"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'6"

Dropper Post Saddle Height Calculations

Do not try to insert your post deeper than these measurements. Forcing the post can result in a seat tube failure.

IMPORTANT: Before riding, check the saddle to tire clearance with the dropper post fully dropped and the air out of the shock with frame compressed to bottom out.

Frame measurement S M L XL
Max insertion to cable exit 255 270 300 370

Bike Yoke Revive

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
185 Min 590 590 646 709
  Max 723 736 774 837
160 Min 565 565 621 684
  Max 702 715 753 816
125 Min 540 540 586 649
  Max 653 666 704 767

Fox Transfer

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
150 Min 590 590 628.5 691.5
  Max 723 736 774 837
125 Min 565 565 603.5 666.5
  Max 673 686 724 787
100 Min 540 540 578.5 641.5
  Max 623 636 674 737

KS Lev

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
175 Min 615 615 644 707
  Max 719 732 770 833
150 Min 590 590 619 682
  Max 679 692 730 793
125 Min 565 565 594 657
  Max 629 642 680 743
100 Min 540 540 569 632
  Max 589 602 640 703

Reverb

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
170 Min 603 590 654 717
  Max 768 781 819 882
150 Min 583 565 634 697
  Max 728 741 779 842
125 Min 558 540 609 672
  Max 678 691 729 792
Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Lower Link 6mm Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease on flange
Lower Link 5mm Pinch Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Swingarm to Clevis Pivot Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Lower Shock to Clevis Bolt 20 Ti anti-seize
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Upper Link Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Forward Shock Mount Bolt 10 Loctite 243
Seat Binder 5 Ti anti-seize
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 5 Grease
Bushings Apply Slick Honey (grease) to all bushings during reassembly
Hexle There is not a numerical torque figure for the Hexle. We recommend tightening the 5mm with your multi tool that you carry with you. This way you’ll be able to remove it in case of a flat out on a ride.