Ibis Ripmo

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28.2, 34 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ibis Ripmo. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • The Ibis Ripmo’s frame is available in aluminum and carbon. The aluminum build of the Ripmo is referred to as the Ripmo AF.
  • The bike’s frame comes with a seven-year warranty.
  • The Ripmo is available in sizes small through XL. Ibis has sizes of the Ripmo for individuals 5’ through 6’6” available.
  • Experts were impressed with the stock DVO shock and fork on the Ripmo.
  • DW-link suspension is superb, according to experts, especially on the descents.
  • The Ibis Ripmo is comfortable and efficient at transferring power when pedaling in a seated position.
  • The bike has a great climbing platform. Most experts found they rarely had to use the climb mode on the shock and that the front wheel did not wander.
  • The bike is easy to handle at low speeds. The long wheelbase provides riders with excellent control and stability.
  • The long wheelbase, long reach and short seat tube length allow riders to get low and descend stably on downhills.
  • The rider is positioned centrally in a comfortable riding position due to the steep seat tube angle on the bike.
  • The Maxxis Assagai tires provide riders with excellent traction over sandy trails and loose dirt.
  • The bike is coil shock compatible.
  • Ibis offers riders a lifetime warranty on the igus bushings found on the DW-link suspension.
  • Experts found the WTB Silverado seat and Lizard Skin grips on the bike are comfortable.
  • There is space for a water bottle on the Ibis Ripmo.
  • The threaded bottom bracket on the Ripmo is easy to maintain.
  • According to experts, the Ripmo is versatile. It is capable of taking on everything from all day rides in the backcountry to a mix of enduro rides.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Experts found the brakes were not as responsive on the lower end builds of the Ripmo. They suggested upgrading this component.
  • Pedal strikes are not uncommon on the Ibis Ripmo.

Bottom line

The Ibis Ripmo is available in carbon and aluminum (as the Ripmo AF). The bike is available in sizes small through XL. The bike shines on climbs and on descents. Experts found the bike easy to control even at low speeds on the descents. Wide Maxxis Assagai tires provide excellent traction for riders on both rocky and sandy terrain. This bike is not cheap, but experts had very little to complain about when reviewing the Ibis Ripmo.

Expert Reviews

83/100 based on 2 expert reviews
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Outdoor Gear Lab

Ibis Ripmo V2 XT 2020 Review

The Ibis Ripmo was updated for 2020, and the V2 is indeed an improvement over the original. The primary changes, including a degree slacker head tube angle, a longer wheelbase, and a more progressive suspension curve may seem subtle, but the result is an even more well-rounded ride with enhanced composure on descents and improved stability at speed.

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Outdoor Gear Lab

Ibis Ripmo AF NX Eagle Review

Ibis broke their own (carbon) mold when they introduced the affordable aluminum-framed Ripmo AF.

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Bike Magazine

Bible Review: Ibis Ripmo GX

The first attribute testers noticed is the Ripmo’s lightning-quick acceleration. It tears off the line like a 100-meter-dash Olympian when the gun fires, and proceeds to move nothing like you’d expect from a long-travel 29er, proving that the category’s Cadillac days are over.

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First Ride: The New Ibis Ripmo V2 is Carbon AF

The Ripmo V2 addresses the two main requests I had when I reviewed the original back in 2018. The slacker head angle and increased progression are exactly what I thought it needed to push it a little deeper into that all-mountain / enduro category.

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Ride Review: New Ibis Ripmo AF Tames Tennessee’s Trails, From Singletrack to Enduro

After three days of riding the bike, both Watts and I drove home impressed. It’s nice to see development efforts put into lower priced bikes.

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#16 Best Mountain
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#11 Best Trail
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#2 Best Ibis Bike
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#59 Best of All Bikes
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