Ripley LS Overview
"This is the perfect bike for the rider who wants to put in
long miles on adventurous, technical terrain."
-Teton Gravity Research
|Wheel Size||29” / up to 2.6” tires|
|Front Travel||130-140mm forks|
|Boost Axles||148mm rear / 110mm front|
|Rear Brake||160mm post mount / 180mm max rotor|
|Chainstay Length||444mm (17.5 inches)|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded (73mm English threaded)|
|Tapered Headtube||ZS44 upper / EC49 lower|
|Colors||Vitamin P or Ti-Ho Silver|
|Sizes||S* / M / L / XL *coming soon|
WHAT IS IT?
This is the 3rd generation of the jack-of-all-trades Ripley LS, featuring an all new frame with increased stiffness and clearance for the new generation of 29" tires. The proven dual eccentric dw-link suspension keeps the tires in touch with the ground so your power is applied efficiently.
The new swingarm accommodates the 2X Shimano side swing front derailleurs including Di2 (and of course 1X). The front derailleur mount doubles as a nice upper chain guide mount.
We pioneered the wide rim revolution a few years ago. The new crop of 2.6” tires when paired with our 35mm internal width rims deliver elbow-dragging traction. You can run these high volume monsters at low pressures, delivering incredible traction and stability.
The dw-link suspension design is universally acclaimed as one of the best bicycle suspension systems. We use it because it’s the best we’ve ridden. The Ripley LS uses the EWS World Championship winning V5 dw-link. The dw-link gives the suspension a wide flat platform across the pedaling range for maximum efficiency and bump compliance. Simply put, it tracks the ground without sapping your energy. If it has any shortcomings, we've yet to find them.
SAME AS IT NEVER WAS
The suspension operates via innovative dual-eccentric links. Instead of using external linkages like we do on our longer travel bikes, we were able to construct the Ripley with two small eccentrics, hidden inside the seat tube, which act as the suspension linkages. The bearings are located inside the seat tube, where they are shielded from wheel spray and contamination. The look is very clean, as everything is hidden inside the frame.
The eccentrics were a huge engineering challenge that resulted in many nice benefits.
Here's what Teton Gravity Research had to say about the Ripley: "This bike climbs like a rocket, wants to get sideways over rollers, manual the straightaways, pump every bump, and nose bonk stumps. It felt balanced with great geometry all around, controlled, and the wheels rolled over everything. In fact, the wheel size was the very first thing I noticed as I hit the singletrack—it rolls over everything and carries speed so easily.”
Ripley LS Geometry
LS = Longer & Slacker!
- 67.5° Head Tube Angle
- 73° Seat Tube Angle
- 17.5" / 444mm Chainstays
With 130mm fork (537mm axle to crown)
|Standover Height (mid toptube)||74029.2||74029.2||75029.6|
|BB Height (2.6" tires)||33013||33013||33013|
Sizing Guide (Rider Height)
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.
|Max Insertion (mm)||165||200||215|
Saddle height used for dropper measurements:
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