The Best New Bikes and Gear at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic

Ibis Ripley LS
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Ibis Ripley LS

The third generation Ibis Ripley updates the legendary company’s flagship all-around shredder. The Ripley’s 29-inch wheels offer a nod toward its cross-country roots, but the current geometry with its long wheelbase and slack headtube give it trail bike-style stability. The Ripley can run 130 to 140 mm front suspension forks and offers 120mm of rear suspension. The DW-Link suspension system allows for more efficient pedaling. Ibis-built 35mm-wide rims provide a stiff, stable platform for the new wider tire options. The flagship Ripley comes built up with the new SRAM Eagle, which boasts the widest 1x gear ratio available and a uniquely quiet drivetrain. The new Ripley is available next week in two colors, “Vitamin P” and “Ti-Ho Silver.” Built with Eagle, suggested retail is $7,500. Looking for a lower priced option? Built with SRAM NX, the Ripley is available for $4,000.