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2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct First Impressions Review

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Mountain Biker and Bike with Zion Cliffs in Background

Rocky Mountain was kind enough to send us the new 2021 Instinct all-mountain trail bike a few weeks before the official announcement. We took advantage of this opportunity to get familiar with the bike on a variety of local rides. We also took it out to the Guacamole trails with our friend A.J. for an action/glamor photo shoot. Read on for our 2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct first impressions review.


The New Ibis Ripley AF – Southern Utah Ride Report

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Join us for an Ibis Ripley AF Southern Utah ride report!  In 2019, Ibis surprised mountain bikers with an aluminum version of their super popular Ripmo 29er enduro bike. Offering comparable performance at a much lower price, the aluminum Ripmo AF was a huge success. Now, Ibis has done the same thing with their Ripley 29er XC trail bike. Introducing the new Ibis Ripley AF: a more affordable Ripley with an aluminum frame. The Ripley AF has 29-inch wheels, 120mm of travel in the back, a 130mm fork and the geometry has been stretched and slackened to make it happier on the descents. Best of all – you can buy a complete Ripley AF for as little as $2999. Ibis visited Hurricane in November and brought us a pre-production Ripley AF 29er to check out. Photo-John and Quentin took it out to JEM to get some action photos and to […]


New Ibis Ripmo V2 Ride Report – Southern Utah

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Mountain Bike Wheelie in Southern Utah

Ibis recently announced a new Ripmo 29er with updated geometry and a retuned DW Link suspension system. The new Ibis Ripmo V2 takes the original Ripmo platform, stretches it out, improves the suspension and turns it into a legit enduro rig, ready to take on Enduro World Series race courses, bike parks and big mountain terrain. We got the new Ripmo V2 within a few days of the announcement and sent shop wrench Jordan Rarick out to Church Rocks to get a feel for how it compares to the original Ripmo.  Keep reading for our Ibis Ripmo V2 ride report. The original Ibis Ripmo has been one of our most popular mountain bikes. The combination of 29er rollover, new-school geometry and DW Link suspension made it a fantastically versatile and capable bike – especially for mountain bikers who don’t mind pedaling to get to the good stuff. That made the […]