Ibis Ripmo

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by pperrelle, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    Not a review, but an announcement. Ibis just released their new long travel 29er today. The Ripmo. I'm salivating just a bit...... I love my Ripley, but it would be fun to throw a leg over this bike just to see how it rides.

    https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/
     
  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I like it, I want it, thank god I don't need it...
     
  3. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Good Looking Bike.
    If I ever look for an "Enduro" bike I'll definitely check it out.
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I have been checking it out on the interweb all weekend. I don't know why. Just last week I was interested in a short travel trail bike. Maybe I just like bikes?
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Dug Squirrel.jpg
     
  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    There are reviews posted all over now....MTBR, Pinkbike and Vital. I only read the MTBR one where fc (MTBR owner) raved about it. Last week, before he could say officially what he was riding, he made a comment that he "was riding a bike that has him rethinking his Capra 29er plans"...and he had gushed about the Capra capabilities. I saw a later post on the Capra forum that he went ahead with the Capra. That being said, he was super impressed with how nice the new Ibis went downhill...and UP. The 1st photos I saw of the bike were the blue frame with the smaller shock and it just didn't grab my attention but the beefier MTBR build with a black frame and X2 shock looks nicer. Still not sure I'd say "sexy" but others will obviously think otherwise. I loved the lime green HD3 but most other Ibis offerings as far as *looks* go are just kid of meh for me.
     
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  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Haha! That is me 100%. Thankfully I am not an impulsive buyer.
     
  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Hey, now I have an excuse to get rid of my Huffy RIP and get an IBIS RIP! :laugh::thumbsup:
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    That's not very 'Merican of you. ;)
     
  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Any more.....:whistling:
     
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  11. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    That's never stopped you before! :laugh:
     
  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Ain't that the truth...But you're not helping.:confused:...Nothing wrong with window shopping, besides I'll take every unfair advantage I can find.
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    As some wise man once said, "If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough."
     
  14. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Sultan
    and I was just about to buy a santa cruz hightower lt...excited to try the ripmo. Glad they made it longer reach than a typical ibis, all the others I have tried seem like they are designed for t-rex.
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Even the LS versions. Hopefully they got it right on the Ripmo.
     
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  16. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    I pulled the trigger on a Ripmo today. I've been waiting for this bike to be released for awhile. Met/exceeded my expectations on paper. I usually don't buy without a demo ride, but I love my Ripley LS and figured it was worth a gamble. Ibis seems to know how to make a good bike (now that they've figured out the geometry thing).
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Good job! What's the ETA for it?
     
  18. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    Not sure yet on the ETA for mine. I upgraded the shock and fork, so not quite off the shelf. My buddy's ETA is 3-4 weeks.

    This is all I have to get me thru the wait.

    image001.png
     
  19. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    I think this is what the Ibis EWS team is riding this season. While I've admired a lot of the long travel 29ers that are or recently...this is the first one that makes me say daaayyum.
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
     
  21. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
  22. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Looks like Brian's Ibis put him on the ground yesterday....


    Instagram Link
     
  23. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    You come from the 406?
     
  24. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    so... does this mean 29ers are the best again?
     
  25. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Sure.
     
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  26. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
  27. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
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  28. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Sultan
    yep, originally from Missoula.

    Nice Kendall-Weed video, but got me thinking I shouldn't buy that bike because I don't ride remotely close to that level of skill :).

    Have a demo planned for late April. Have already demo'ed a Ibis Ripley ls, Pivot Switchblade and Santa Cruz hightower lt. Almost 9 years since I last purchased a full suspension bike and planning to keep the next bike awhile, so want to get some miles on prior to purchase. But on paper, it sure looks like the bike I have wanted for awhile.
     
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  29. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
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  30. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    The Dude can Ride!



    If I buy a Ripmo, would I rip like him?....... Please say yes;)
     
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