With 29" wheels and tire clearance up to 2.6", Ripmo Carbon 2 added a couple mils from the original Ripmo to 147mm rear travel while staying with 160mm up front. Head angle got a little slacker and the bike got a little longer, adding a few millimeters of reach.
The Ripmo borrowed some geo from its newer aluminum sibling Ripmo AF: the same steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratospheric reach, which places riders centrally over the pedals. It makes for an efficient position that can go the long haul. The slack 64.9° headtube angle and 44mm reduced-offset fork doesn’t wander while climbing and doesn’t hold you back descending. It works — all day up, all day down, all day in between.
A touch more progressive end rate was added to eliminate bottom-out for you hard-chargers. Also added were standard equipment guards to help protect the linkages from contamination.
Small bump performance was improved even more, eliminating trail chatter. Ibis custom tuned front and rear suspension feature extra light high-speed compression and rebound damping to deliver unparalleled traction. This allows the wheels to flutter through terrain like a trophy truck storming through a set of whoops. Learn more about Ibis Traction Tune >.
And Ripmo's svelte feel on climbs is still there. This is a bike that is prepared for sucking up big hits going down yet is nimble and surprisingly light feeling on the climbs, partially thanks to an amazingly light frame weight of just 6.3lbs (w/lightest shock option).
Backed by the Ibis 7-year frame warranty plus included lifetime bushing replacement warranty, Ripmo Carbon VS2 is ready for a lot of adventures!
Ibis Ripmo Carbo VS2 now at Sunshine Bicycle in Fairfax.
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