Transition is another brand, with SBG, that is long, but I don’t know if they have XL, XXL. For my size (L), they tend to be a bit longer.
One reason MTB moved to 1x is that it simplifies suspension design. The only 2x or 3x would design primarily around the middle ring. Now that we are largely in the 32-34T chainring size only, it’s much easier to design and minimize bob.
It’s not going to be rigid like a road bike, or even a hardtail. You want active, but not from pedaling. You still need/want suspension effect on technical climbs. For someone not accustomed to suspension, this is hard to discern and also disconcerting.
I also don’t have one, so just going by words from friends. I can probably borrow one, as several friends own them. I ride a SC Nomad V4. The seat tube is not steep enough, and also could be longer, and I do notice it. My son has a L Ripmo, and that’s pretty much dead on for me…but I’m not selling my bike for a loss.
Ibis is awesome, you’ll like the Ripley. Friends have it and love the bike. The DW Link has a built in platform, but remains active, so you’ll get some movement and may equate that to pedal bob as well.
Also, when the suspension squats (sag), the steep seat angle is really not that steep as the seat tube will tilt back a bit. it is noticeable but not as incredulous as it may seem.
Enjoy the Ripley, it seems so awesome. The big comment though, is that it’s not as much of a race bike as the old V1 was, but much more capable.