OK, Ibis has made a big deal about the 51mm offset for the Ripley and the Lefty has 45ish mm....but I wanted to try it anyway.
The AtoC on the Lefty was also 10mm shorter than the Fox 120mm fork spec'd on the Ripley.... so I'm 10mm short on height and 5mm short on offset.
All this being said I popped my 2012 Lefty on it (even though I have a 2013 Lefty - more on that later) and rode it today.
As I expected it turned quicker in the tight turns (a plus in my book) and still remained pretty stable at high speed. I would say that the spec'd fork height/offset makes for a more stable bike at high speeds, but I'm talking like spun out fire road speeds, which I was able to test today... and it was still plenty stable I thought.
I feel the 10mm height difference is probably more of an influence and I'm going to see if a custom steertube adapter might remedy that...
I'm going to play around with the air pressure on the Lefty a bit and the settings.... so far pretty good. I will need a couple more rides on my local trails to compare a bit more.
Yes, I've eyeballed the new 130 29er Lefty.... but then I lose my 1/2lb weight advantage and don't need the 130 travel.... yet
More to come as I get more rides on this setup.... not bad 23.4 lbs with a dropper seatpost Running the XX and XO 1x11 setup...
I will add a photo when the uploader works... Until then you can see my new ride HERE.
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