It's really no secret that 29ers have been leaving their mark at the highest levels of enduro and downhill racing lately, due to the bigger wheels holding lines at higher speeds and rolling over chunky terrain with unbelievable ease. Realizing this, Ibis created the Ripmo Mountain Bike Frame to defend their 2017 EWS Championship, seeing much of the competition is now racing on 29ers. After a lengthy development process, the Ripmo was perfected to conquer the steepest, gnarliest lines on technical enduro courses and your favorite mountain pass, but without sacrificing its ability to climb back uphill for another grin-inducing lap. As you probably guessed from its name, the Ripmo is the hybrid of the hard-charging Mojo HD4 and the lively handling Ripley. As such, the Ripmo retains the larger 29-inch wheels of the Ripley, but falls more towards the longer, slacked-out end of the spectrum inhabited by the Mojo HD4. Delving into geometry specifics, you'll find the Ripmo has a quite slack 65. 9-degree head tube angle paired with a custom 44-millimeter fork offset for higher levels of stability. Ibis chose this custom fork offset to increase the bike's trail, which makes it a bit slower to respond to steering inputs, subsequently making it more stable at the higher speeds you'll experience while enduro racing and aggressively pummeling down steep trails. This way, Ibis was able to design the Ripmo with the stability of a bike with an even slacker head tube angle (they claim it's as stable as bikes with head tubes in the mid 64-degree arena), but without requiring a drastic increase in wheelbase figures, which would compromise its ability to get around hairpin corners and tighter sections of trail. Another trick that Ibis employs is a steeper seat tube angle of 76 degrees, which shifts your weight forward. Now you won't feel like the bike's front end inhabits an entirely different zip code while you're climbing and cornering, which is something that's plagued slacked-...
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