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    Ibis Ripley 29er - At last, confirmed


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    Looks nice. Niner better get on the carbon RIP9 asap!
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    Very interesting design, certainly stands out from the other DW-Link 29ers and I like their choice of 120mm...Santa Cruz might want to look at a Tallboy LT soon!

    Funny they used the Ripley name since the originally "Ripley" is still in production...though under the Castellano badge.

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    Thanks God, it is ugly enough and not in the XC racing bike category so I won't have to fight against that invasive desire to replace my current bike

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    These eccentric links are a pretty sweet idea. Stiffer and lighter.


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    What an epic let down.

    More carbon trash, using the names of bikes that truly were nice and unique.

    I excited clicked the link hoping to see a pivotless softtail 29er, and saw another bore-o-matic carbon chi bike.


    As someone noted above, the Ripley name is still used by Castellano Designs, I thought they retained rights to that name, along with the Silk verbage, but I see the new "bought the name Ibis" company is leveraging that as well.
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    At least they beat some of the euros to market with a bike. Too bad it is so generic looking.

    I wish companies weren't just cranking these bikes out of molds but took time to give them some character that doesn't scream "I just popped out of a mold in Asia but it is a slightly different mold than all the rest!"

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    Very non-Dude post, ncj01. Carbon trash? Have you ridden any Ibis bikes lately? They make some seriously fun, efficient bikes. Tough ones, at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01 View Post
    What an epic let down.

    More carbon trash, using the names of bikes that truly were nice and unique.

    I excited clicked the link hoping to see a pivotless softtail 29er, and saw another bore-o-matic carbon chi bike.


    As someone noted above, the Ripley name is still used by Castellano Designs, I thought they retained rights to that name, along with the Silk verbage, but I see the new "bought the name Ibis" company is leveraging that as well.
    Well Castellano uses the Fango name now (he owns the patents to many of the old Ibis models) ...maybe they should make a 29er version to satisfy the softtail desire.

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    I love it! Finally a carbon DW link bike.

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    I think I know what is going to replace my long travel 26er.

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    Oh, most excellent. My wishes might be fulfilled. Blogged about it a while ago on "What is Missing"
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    Awesome bike! Can't wait to see the geo numbers.

    Haters gonna hate...

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    Rockcrusher, I suggest you look at the photos a bit more objectively. This CF frame has a very long list of design aspects that are different than a generic CF frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01 View Post
    What an epic let down.

    More carbon trash, using the names of bikes that truly were nice and unique.

    I excited clicked the link hoping to see a pivotless softtail 29er, and saw another bore-o-matic carbon chi bike.


    As someone noted above, the Ripley name is still used by Castellano Designs, I thought they retained rights to that name, along with the Silk verbage, but I see the new "bought the name Ibis" company is leveraging that as well.
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01 View Post

    I excited clicked the link hoping to see a pivotless softtail 29er,
    Not sure if serious. They want to sell 100's of bikes, not dozens.

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    Carbon frame AM? No thanks...

    (mainly because I can't afford it! lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Carbon frame AM? No thanks...
    All Mountain? Maybe. I was thinking another moniker. All Trail. Yeah, like we need another way to slice the pie, but I hope it is not AM slack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Carbon frame AM? No thanks...
    You tried any of the new Carbon AM frames? I have a 2010 Sworks enduro that would argue/contradict whatever anecdotal commentary is out there and have seen an ibis Mojo live through more rocky crash abuse than Ike Turner could put out...

    A DW link Carbon 120mm w/140mm front would just be a killer all around bike. Fast and capable for everything up to proper FR and DH.

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    I wish they would make a Tranny 29er!

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    I am going to give carbon bikes another 20 years before I trust them. Until then, lugged steel, solid tires and lever-actuated derailleurs will do just fine for my velocipede excursions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    Until then, lugged steel, solid tires and lever-actuated derailleurs will do just fine for my velocipede excursions.



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    Man, what a bunch of negative nellies!! Good on ya Ibis. More sweet 29er Fully options to rock our boats. As for all the carbon trashing, what are you all Amish?.

    I love my Tallboy, but wish it had some of the features of the Ripley. 142mm rear, bb92, 120mm travel.

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    If you want a pivotless softtail 29'er, give John a call. He and Steve Potts can probably help you.

    I really liked my Fango and I like and respect John and his designs, but I don't believe that he ever marketed a Ripley. Even though the Fango is still up on his site, I'm pretty sure than it has been years since any were built. It took as much work to process an order on a Fango as it did on a SilkTi or BowTi, but there was much more profit on the Ti frames, so they were a better target for his time and efforts.

    Last time I saw him was at SSWC08 where I should have taken him up on the offer of riding his Zorro instead of my Slingshot Fold-Tech travel bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01 View Post
    What an epic let down.

    More carbon trash, using the names of bikes that truly were nice and unique.

    I excited clicked the link hoping to see a pivotless softtail 29er, and saw another bore-o-matic carbon chi bike.

    As someone noted above, the Ripley name is still used by Castellano Designs, I thought they retained rights to that name, along with the Silk verbage, but I see the new "bought the name Ibis" company is leveraging that as well.

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