Ibis

  • The Good:

    Light Weight
    Climbs 10/10
    Capable descender
    Great geometry
    Mini Ripmo
    Precise and nimble

    The Bad:

    Is any $9k plus bikes not good?
    Only a DPS shock option
    Brakes aren’t enough for aggressive riders

    Overall Review: Ripley 4 Review The new Ripley 4 aka “Mini Ripmo” lives up to the Ripley legacy.  It’s probably one of the best climbing trail bikes period. A blend of modern geometry, worthy suspension bits, and super light and stiff frame materials combine to make this bike a worthy trail ripper. A pro...

    Posted by yetimike2019 on 5/10/2019 7:31 PM

  • The Good:

    Climbs efficiently. Hover bike effect. Amazing traction. Fast up very fast down. Fun just about everywhere.

    The Bad:

    Expensive.
    Higher maintenance bushings.

    Overall Review: Set Up: Size L X01 build 32t chainring Fox Dpx2 Shock 20% sag 1 volume reducer Fox 36 performance fork 20% sag Ibis alloy 34mm inner wheels with ibis hubs Sram guide brakes 200mm front 180mm rear Climbing: Efficient suspension and nice firm pedaling platform. This bike has in...

    Posted by yetimike2019 on 3/24/2019 9:14 PM

  • The Good:

    Relaively cheap for a carbon bar, good damping, great appearance.

    The Bad:

    Minor flex on rougher terrain (bigger hits), finish isn't as durable and I would have wanted.

    Overall Review: As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, we live in a sea of carbon. Carbon frames, carbon wheels, carbon cranks, even carbon headset spacers and top caps! Good thing is, the majority of these components serve a performance-based advantage. One of the quickest ways to add performance to your bike ...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 11/30/2017 10:18 PM

  • The Good:

    House 2.35" to 2.8" tires (2.6" and 2.8" excellently), rims are light weight for their width, hubs come with a 2 year warranty, offer great responsiveness with minimal flex, budget friendly.

    The Bad:

    Hub only has 36 points of engagement, walls of the rim are thinner than others.

    Overall Review: There is seemingly an endless sea of wheels now days. Every major manufacture offer their own sets as well as multiple aftermarket brands to choose from. With the growth of the industry, there have emerged components to fit every niche, and this couldn’t be more true about wheels either. With th...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 11/30/2017 12:49 PM

  • The Good:

    Climbing rocket || Stiff rear end || Decently bottomless || Playful for a 29er

    The Bad:

    Front end doesn't match the stiffness of the rear || Deore brakes on a $4700 bike??? || Speed compound Nobby Nic not as grippy up front.

    Overall Review: Hey everyone, got the chance to take out the 2018 Ibis Ripley LS. Quick impressions are this thing is a climbing rocket. If you like to put in the miles and vertical this is the perfect bike. The front wasn't near as stiff as the rear however so a stiffer fork and maybe a 140mm fork could serve ...

    Posted by TamiJean on 11/30/2017 1:40 AM

  • The Good:

    Sturdy CroMo rails, black stealth logo, clean appearance, comfy if fitted correctly, good price

    The Bad:

    Slightly heavy (163 g actual), medium/narrow width limits proper fit for some riders.

    Overall Review: If you feel like your swimming in a seat of saddles in the industry, you wouldn't be the only one. Head down to your local bike shop and tell them you want to buy every model available and you're have a sales receipt of over 600 of them. With so many options, when do you settle and when do you u...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 10/31/2017 7:33 AM

  • The Good:

    Good looks, good shape, decent weight, oversized 5mm steerer bolts, great value

    The Bad:

    narrow bar clamping surface allows for a bit of flex on aggressive trails.

    Overall Review: I just picked up a new Ibis HD4 and wanted shed some light on stock Ibis 3D stem that came on it. With a few rides on it’ here are my impressions: Out of The Box:   This stem appeared to be an average stock stem that comes on pretty much every middle grade bike. This was, until you ...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 9/22/2017 1:37 PM

  • The Good:

    Tubeless setup off the floor. Easy pedaling, easy climbing, easy turning. Silent running cables after putting a little effort towards it (foam in the top tube. Excellent Deore brakes, supple 120mm DW link suspension in the rear, really great underrated 140mm X-fusion fork, front and rear are supple at low speeds with no hard bottom outs at high speeds and jumps and good semi high riding support. I love the quiet free hub and quiet brakes. I opted for 140mm fork setup and feel comfortable with the geometry at speed. Great handling at both low and high speeds. Stable in the air and easy to jump and land. Easy to stay clipped in the pedals up or down tight switchbacks. Accelerates easily and carries momentum well through tight turns, up punchy climbs and over medium sized rocks-n-roots. Hands down the best price for a complete bike with full carbon frame and DW link. Cane Creek headset. Good quality rear shifter, derailleur and chain. Drivetrain runs SILENT.

    The Bad:

    Flexy too narrow wheels, awkward saddle and bars. Poor front shifting race face 2x crank, no dropper stock. Skippy at high frequency rough downhills. Stock bars are too narrow for the big front wheel and 140mm fork. 90mm stem a little long for descending, 710mm wide riser bars almost cut it, but not quite.

    Overall Review: I feel that this buid was meant to appeal more to XC race or road riders dipping their toes into trail/all mountain waters. I was an all mountain rider looking for something that climbed withless effort and maybe get further into the back country, while still being able to go fast when the condi...

    Posted by ChampionP on 5/5/2015 12:44 AM

  • Reviewed by Matt Thompson, Steve Wentz, Jess Pedersen, & Brandon Turman // Photos by Shawn Spomer & Brandon Turman Founded in 1981 in Scot Nicol's garage, Ibis Cycles has a long and rich history in mountain biking, even though they've had to overcome a few bumps along the way. Througho...

    Posted by bturman on 5/1/2013 1:29 PM