Ripmo

Big wheel, big travel speed demon.

  • 145mm 5.7" Rear Travel
  • 160mm 6.5" Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6" tires
  • Suspension • V5 Kinematics

Ripmo

The love child of a Ripley and the Mojo HD4, the all-new Ripmo is a big wheeled slasher that’s always down for another lap, whether that means a big climb or a tailgate pad. Think of it as a mashup of the Ripley's balance and speed, coupled with the Mojo HD4's capabilities when things get hairy.

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With a sub six pound frame and 145mm of effi­cient dw-link rear wheel trav­el (160mm front), this is the most ver­sa­tile bike we’ve ever built.

It also marks a dra­mat­ic shift in our approach to geom­e­try. The reach is near­ly an inch longer than the EWS Team win­ning HD4, with clear­ance for a 175mm drop­per, and a ped­al-friend­ly 76° seat tube angle. The end result is a bike that’s ready to ral­ly, while still main­tain­ing live­ly handling.

Tick­ing off the box­es, oth­er fea­tures include 2.6” tire clear­ance, short chain­stays, a thread­ed BB, trick inter­nal cable rout­ing and the abil­i­ty to run both a pig­gy­back reser­voir shock and large water bottle.

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Geometry

Is there any phrase in moun­tain bik­ing that’s more overused than longer and slack­er?” Every man­u­fac­tur­er (Ibis includ­ed) is guilty of it. It makes bikes descend bet­ter but the ques­tion is, how far can it be pushed? We felt we were at the lim­its of that trend until we began exper­i­ment­ing with seat tube angles and fork offset.

By mak­ing the seat tube angle a steep 76°, we’ve put more weight over the front tire. This keeps the front end from wan­der­ing or wash­ing out. Mov­ing the seat tube for­ward also required push­ing the front end for­ward to keep the top tube num­bers sta­t­ic, result­ing in the longer reach.

In addi­tion to the steep seat tube, the Rip­mo also uses a fork off­set that is short­er than tra­di­tion­al­ly used. That makes a 65.9° head angle feel like 64.5° with­out increas­ing the wheel­base. You get the sta­bil­i­ty of a slack head angle with­out giv­ing up your abil­i­ty to go around tighter corners.

The Rip­mo geom­e­try enables a new lev­el of con­fi­dence and speed, bring­ing the sta­bil­i­ty of the EWS Team Cham­pi­onship win­ning HD4 to 29” wheels.

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2.6” Tire Clearance

With a plat­form as ver­sa­tile as the Rip­mo, you should be able to run what­ev­er tires you want. We pio­neered the wide rim rev­o­lu­tion and we’re par­tial to the new crop of 2.6” tires. When paired with our 35mm inter­nal width rims, these high vol­ume mon­sters can be run at eeri­ly low pres­sures, deliv­er­ing mo’ trac­tion with­out get­ting squirrly.

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Bushings where you need them, bearings where you don’t

If you ask an engi­neer, they’ll tell you that bush­ings are low­er main­te­nance, stiffer, lighter, and more afford­able than bear­ings. The key is to only use them where it makes sense.

Bush­ings work best in appli­ca­tions with high loads and min­i­mal rota­tion, two things ball bear­ings don’t like. That’s why sus­pen­sion man­u­fac­tur­ers use them for shock mount­ing hard­ware and why we’ve used them for the past five years on our Rip­ley, HD3, and HD4 clevis.

High loads and min­i­mal rota­tion describe the Rip­mo low­er link piv­ots so we’re intro­duc­ing a new link fea­tur­ing IGUS bush­ings. The new link is 80g lighter than its ball bear­ing equipped equiv­a­lent, while also being tor­sion­al­ly stiffer. The bush­ings are shield­ed from spray, pro­tect­ed by air­tight seals and will last a long time.

We believe so strong­ly in the con­cept, we’re offer­ing free life­time replace­ment on bush­ings. Have a prob­lem? Call us. We’ll send you a new set.

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Long Droppers

What’s bet­ter than a drop­per post? A longer one. That’s why our frame is designed around a drop­per that’s as long as pos­si­ble. Rid­ers on large and XL frames can use a 175mm post, and rid­ers with longer inseams can get away with a 185mm or 200mm post. Folks on medi­ums can use 150 – 175mm and the small frames will accept 125 – 150mm.

That low top tube means extra clear­ance, which gives you the flex­i­bil­i­ty to pick frame size based on reach, not stan­dover height.

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Internal Cable Tunnels

While all our bikes have inter­nal­ly rout­ed cables, the Rip­mo is the first to fea­ture car­bon fiber tubes mold­ed inside the frame. Just put the hous­ing through and it pops out the oth­er end, no need for swear words or a pickset.

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Tire Options

Tire mak­ers now have a range of options with vary­ing tread pat­terns and cas­ings from 2.4″ – 2.6″, all opti­mized for 35mm wide rims. With the Rip­mo, you can choose the tires that work best for you and have plen­ty of clear­ance to boot.

Progressive Geometry

Enhanced bike handling capabilities over rough and steep terrain.

  • 65.9° Head Tube Angle
  • 76-77° Seat Tube Angle
  • 435mm Chainstays
Geo Ripmo 230318

160mm Fork (567mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 36814.5 36814.5 41816.5 47018.6
Top Tube Length B 57322.6 60323.8 63224.9 65525.8
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 903.6 1004 1104.4 1204.8
Chainstay Length D 43517.13 43517.13 43517.13 43517.13
Seat Tube Angle E 77º77º 76º76º 76º76º 76º76º
Head Tube Angle F 65.9º65.9º 65.9º65.9º 65.9º65.9º 65.9º65.9º
Wheelbase G 117746.34 119046.86 122048.04 124949.18
BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minons) 34113.5 34113.5 34113.5 34113.5
Stack 61324.2 62024.5 62924.8 64225.3
Reach 43117 44617.6 47118.6 49319.5
Standover 70527.8 75029.6 75029.6 76030
Trail 1184.7 1184.7 1184.7 1184.7

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"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber Monocoque
Frame Weight 6.1 lbs (medium)
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.6" tires
Front Travel 160mm
Rear Travel 145mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake Post mount / 203mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 435mm
Bottom Bracket Threaded (73mm English threaded)
Chainline 52mm chainline, 168mm Q Factor
ISCG 05 Compatible Optional removable adapter
Tapered Headtube ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Tangerine Sky or Black Olive
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty 7 years
  • Standard Shock
  • Optional Upgrade
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Ripmo Specific FAQs

All our manuals are available here.

You can identify the tune you have on your fork by looking behind the left fork leg at the top of the stanchion.

If your fork (Performance or Factory) has any of the following tune ID's, it's Traction Tune: DWKJ, DWKH, DT85, DZDR, DZNN, DZDS, DZNP or DZRN

If your (X2 or DPX2) has any of the following tune ID's, it's Traction Tune: DZGT, DZGS or DZRW

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

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

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

The max chainring for an Ripmo 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.

The Ripmo frame weighs 6.1 lbs with shock. Complete builds start at 27.75 lbs.

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

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

Fox X2

25% Sag - Shoot for .55” (~14mm) of sag. MAX 300 psi!

Rider Weight (LB) Pressure (PSI)
125 145
140 165
165 190
180 210
200 240
220 265

Fox DPX2

25% Sag - Shoot for .55” (~14mm) of sag. MAX 350 psi!

Rider Weight (LB) Pressure (PSI)
125 145
140 165
165 190
180 210
200 240
220 265

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.

Bike Yoke

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
185 Min 590 590 646 697
  Max 710 723 774 825
160 Min 565 565 621 671
  Max 689 702 753 804
125 Min 540 540 586 637
  Max 640 653 704 755

Fox Transfer

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
150 Min 590 590 628.5 679.5
  Max 710 723 774 825
125 Min 565 565 603.5 654.5
  Max 660 673 724 775
100 Min 540 540 578.5 629.5
  Max 610 623 674 725

KS Lev

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
175 Min 615 615 644 695
  Max 706 706 770 821
150 Min 590 590 619 670
  Max 666 679 730 781
125 Min 565 565 594 645
  Max 616 629 680 731
100 Min 540 540 569 620
  Max 576 589 640 691
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.