Ripley LS Carbon 3.0 NX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike by Ibis
The Ibis Ripley has been a longtime favorite of ours for its impressive handling of technical terrain while staying true to its roots as an ultra-fast and efficient 29er trail bike. The bike's deceptively capable scope expanded further with the Longer Slacker (LS) alterations made to its second generation, but the third and current generation of the Ripley comes with some updates that help it punch above its weight class right into all mountain territory, all without losing that characteristic Ripley efficiency. The Ripley LS Carbon 3. 0 NX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike brings to the table a stiffer swingarm and, more importantly, a reworked clevis that clears space for high-volume 2. 6in tires. We know the Ripley LS. We love the Ripley LS. And fortunately for all of us the main difference with the Ripley LS 3. 0 is that added tire clearance. 29er mid-plus involves bumping clearance up to handle wagon wheel tires up to 2. 6in, upping the ante on the host of current mid-travel 29ers that top out in the 2. 35-2. 4in range. All that extra cushion and traction make mid-plus tires a nice idea in theory, and Ibis proves the theory by wrapping its own wide 938 Alloy rims in a pair of 2. 6in Nobby Nics. Given how well this size of tire balances plush grip against the occasional sloppiness of proper plus-sized tires, we think this may the most versatile all-mountain version of the tire that Schwalbe rightfully dubs "a mountain biker's best friend." The Ripley LS 3. 0 retains the same praised geometry as the Ripley LS 2. 0, defined by the acronym LS, which denotes Longer Slacker. Compared to the first generation Ripley, the Ripley LS 3. 0 is both longer (by 15mm in the cockpit and 42mm in the wheelbase) and slacker (by 1. 3 degrees). That bigger footprint gives the bike more stability at speed, but doesn't take away from the efficiency, nimble handling, and playfulness that made us fall in love with the Ripley in the first place. Despite those plumped-out tires and more ...
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