Ripley

Our snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight
and versatile 29” trail bike.

  • 120mm Rear Travel
  • 130mm Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6 tires
  • Suspension • V5 Kinematics

Ripley

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.

Specs
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
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)
Tapered Headtube ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Matte Braaap or Blue Steel
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Warranty 7 years

Longer, Slacker, Steeper

With its well balanced modern geometry, the Ripley is ready for any adventure. The long front end, slack head angle, and short rear end gives you the confidence to try new lines, while the steep seat tube angle and shorter offset fork makes it easy to maneuver technical climbs and flowy singletrack.

DW Link

Since 2005, we’ve partnered with suspension guru Dave Weagle on the dw-link suspension platform. It provides an unparalleled combination of climbing efficiency and downhill performance, that has been proven repeatedly at the highest levels of racing.

Long Dropper Post

We use names like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers and clearance for long droppers give you the ability to size based on reach.

Lightweight Premium Carbon, For Everyone

Whether you order an XTR or NX kit, you’ll get the same premium carbon fiber frame. All our bikes are built from the highest grade materials and optimized for the best strength, weight, stiffness, and ride performance. The Ripley weighs 5 lbs without shock.

Fork Offset

Sometimes, shorter is better. Instead of the typical 51mm offset, the new Ripley uses a 44mm offset. This gives you the stability of a slacker head angle, while retaining the BMX like feel of, well, a Ripley.

2.6” Tire Clearance

We pioneered the wide rim revolution a few years ago and inspired a new crop of wider 2.4” - 2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra low pressures that produce elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing speed.

Removable ISCG05 Mount

There if you want it, removable if you don’t.

Internal Cable Tubes

Internal cable routing used to be a pain in the ass but our internal tubes make routing easy. Just pop the housing through and it comes out the other end, no need for swear words or a pickset.

Replaceable Downtube Protector

Our removable polycarbonate skid plate protects your downtube from sharp pointy things.

FAQs

Why no eccentrics?

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.

Carbon 831 US frame project?

Over the past year, we’ve been manufacturing the size small Ripley V3 in our Santa Cruz, CA headquarters. The new Ripley small is made overseas and we have switched our Carbon 831 lab to development of a new US made model that will be built entirely in house.

Can I run a shorter or longer fork on the Ripley?

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.

Can I run a 51mm offset fork?

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.

Build Your Ripley

Ripley Geometry

Longer, Slacker, Steeper!

  • 66.5° Head Tube Angle
  • 76° Seat Tube Angle
  • 17" / 432mm Chainstays

130mm Fork (537mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seattube A 36814.5 38115 41916.5 48219
Top Tube B 57422.6 60323.8 63024.9 65826
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 903.6 1054.2 1154.6 1255
Chain Stay D 43217.01 43217.01 43217.01 43217.01
Seat Tube Angle E 76º76º 76º76º 76º76º 76º76º
Head Tube Angle F 66.5º66.5º 66.5º66.5º 66.5º66.5º 66.5º66.5º
Wheelbase G 114745.16 117846.38 120747.52 123648.67
BB Height (with 2.6 Nobby Nics) 33513.2 33513.2 33513.2 33513.2
Stack 59923.6 61324.2 62224.5 63124.9
Reach 42516.8 45017.8 47518.8 50019.7
Standover 70827.9 71228.1 74229.3 75529.8
Trail 1144.5 1144.5 1144.5 1144.5

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 5"
m
163–175CM5'4"–5' 9"
l
173–185CM5'8"-6'1"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'6"

Dropper Post Measurements  

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.

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

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

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
Many changes, but at its heart the Ripley is the same genre-crossing machine that’s as suitable as a fast trail bike as it is a long distance endurance race bike...

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Brand new look, same great taste.

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The frame has this infectious, playful, poppy nature that’s impossible to ride without a huge smile on your face.

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Bike Rumor

One of the most balanced trail bikes on the market today.

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