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    dw-link 2XC and the Ibis Ripley 29er

    Bet you didn't see this coming, an all new dw-link suspension layout, dw-link 2XC (or dw-2XC for short) on the brand new Ibis 29R, the Ripley. goo.gl/UEa9A

    We've been working on this bike for what seems like forever. Far before it was fashionable or even heard of to have a shock clevis, and one of the first bikes since the I-Drive and Decathlon to use any type of eccentric link. Obviously more is better so we have two of them!

    A lot more to come but I hope you enjoy it!

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    Suh-sweeeet! Not at all what I was expecting, but a pleasant surprise! Can't wait to throw a leg on it!

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    The twin eccentrics - once I got over the brain ache of wondering where the link had gone, first thought was wow, kinda Yeti Switch-ish x2. Look forward to seeing video etc of it in action, and pics of a built up bike too.
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    There aren't any geometry numbers on the Ripley?

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    Well aint that a pretty looking big wheeler. I can't wait to see the colour options.
    The rear triangle looks like it should be nice and stiff.
    What length are the chainstays relative to BB?
    Can anyone tell me how many Ibis bikes is too many to own ;-)
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    It's got a cute small butt. Some interesting bits there. The swingarm to shock link looks thin, but must be solid. Haven't got a clue about the new linkage though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishboy2807 View Post
    Well aint that a pretty looking big wheeler. I can't wait to see the colour options.
    The rear triangle looks like it should be nice and stiff.
    What length are the chainstays relative to BB?
    Can anyone tell me how many Ibis bikes is too many to own ;-)
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    I can tell you one thing. The chainstay length is short, shorter than most if not all. I think that people will be happy.
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    Very nice! Thanks for the info.

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    Again, Dave, NICE JOB!!
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    This frame may get me on an ibis again

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    I want one! now.

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    W O W. I'm not in the market for a 9'er but deeezam. How techy is this sheeeeit!?!? Way beyond me but I trust the minds of Ibis and DW.

    This changes everything....wonder if the eccentrics will trickle down to future models. If it's as good as they expect, I'm betting it will.

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    what size fork is intended to be run? 120-140?
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    Dave,

    Good work. I think this could be my first 29er.

    Anyone know what sizes they will be made in as I'm currently on a small Mojo.

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    Geometry designed to work with 120-140mm forks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeis11 View Post
    what size fork is intended to be run? 120-140?
    That's correct - 120-140mm.

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    Yes - size small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyrider View Post
    Yes - size small!
    Thanks Ibis for thinking about the smaller guys

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    was under the impression it was going to be 140mm all around. Oh well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by _dw View Post
    We've been working on this bike for what seems like forever. Far before it was fashionable or even heard of to have a shock clevis...
    Wow, even before Titus used it on the Racer X?

    I saw this and had flashbacks of my old mac-strut Racer X, although, this version does pivots vertically, the RX did not.:



    Bike looks fantastic BTW! (And it has a useable water bottle mount!!!) Between this and the new Yeti, my resistance to 29ers may crumble yet. Glad I'm not in the market for at least a year.
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    Everything I wanted!!! Where is the wait list? Sign me up :-)
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    wow, cool.

    So, do I understand this correctly: eccentric bearings means that the attachment to the rear triangle is located off the centerline of the bearing, but the center of the bearing passes through the main triangle (?). Putting two of them on allows the rear triangle to move in a dwlink path, without links, saving length on the linkage and freeing up the geometry for shorter stays and more clearance etc? Do I have that right?

    Not that interested in a 29er at this point, but stoked that ibis and dw remain out front in new thinking, ideas and innovation!

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    How would this technology benefit future versions of the SL and HD? And when will it trickle down?

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    im not super stoked on that 160mm rear brake...
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    Nice refactor Dave!

    That new linkage structure and press-fit bb must be where the rumored incoming weight drop on 2012 HDs is going to come from I would wager albeit in a more rugged design.

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