Ripley LS

Ultra fast and efficient 29” trail bike with 2.6” tire capability.

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

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
 

Specs
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.6” tires
Front Travel 130-140mm forks
Rear Travel 120mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
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
Warranty 7 years

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.

TIRES

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.

dw-link Suspension

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.

QUOTABLE

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.”

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Ripley LS

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)

Nominal Size   Medium Large X-Large
Seattube A 419 (16.5") 470 (18.5") 521 (20.5")
Toptube B 600 (23.6") 619 (24.4") 640 (25.2")
Headtube C 93 102 107
Chainstay D 444 (17.5") 444 (17.5") 444 (17.5")
Seat Angle E 73° 73° 73°
Head Angle F 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Wheelbase G 1140 1167 1187
Standover Height (mid toptube) 740 (29.1") 740 (29.1") 750 (29.5")
Stack 619 625 632
Reach 411 428 448
Trail 97 97 97
BB Height (2.6" tires) 330 (13") 330 (13") 330 (13")

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

m
163–175CM5'4"–5' 9"
l
175–188CM5'9"–6'2"
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.

Frame measurement M L XL
Center-to-Top (mm) 419 470 521
Max Insertion (mm) 165 200 215
Saddle height used for dropper measurements:

49mm rails-to-top.

Dropper Post Measurements by Brand  

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the Fox Transfer

Drop Min/Max M L XL
150 Min 708.5 724.5 760.5
  Max 774 825 876
125 Min 659.5 675.5 711.5
  Max 724 775 826
100 Min 609.5 630.5 681.5
  Max 674 725 776

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the KS Lev Integra

Drop Min/Max M L XL
175 Min 717 733 769
  Max 770 821 872
150 Min 667 683 722
  Max 730 781 832
125 Min 615 645 696
  Max 680 731 782
100 Min 569 620 671
  Max 640 691 742

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the Rock Shox Reverb

Drop Min/Max M L XL
170 Min 734 750 786
  Max 819 870 921
150 Min 694 710 746
  Max 779 830 881
125 Min 644 660 711
  Max 729 780 831
100 Min 594 635 686
  Max 679 730 781

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm) for the Crank Brothers Highline

Drop Min/Max M L XL
160 Min 724 740 776
  Max 786 837 888