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    Any Ripley owners unhappy with their fork size?

    I'm leaning on getting a 140 fork on the Ripley, but I was wondering if there were any other owners with a 140 that wished they had a 120.


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    I test rode around a ripley from an ibis employee at dv, setup the fun way.

    740bars, ~50 stem, meaty tires, and a 140. I was amazed how much tire was out front. I personally would love it, but I think 120 can probably do it all. He did have a talas though.

    If you've got the coin, buy both forks. The resale on the newer 140 forks is pretty good.

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    I went with the 140 not only for the added travel but also the slacker HA and increased BB height- couldn't be happier. I was afraid it was going to feel to slack, the handling would be wonky etc., but the bike flat out rails. Most of my riding buddies are now have fork envy and are looking to upgrade to either Fox34's or the new Pike.....

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    I started with the 120 but am now switching to the new 140mm Pike.

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    I have the fox 34 140. I decided on that fork because:
    1. I'm kind of a fox guy
    2. I like the stiffness of the 34 chassis.
    3. 140 is what it came in.

    The only part of that equation that I'd change is the amount of travel. I'd prefer a little quicker steering so I'm going to drop the travel - probably to 130mm.

    my Ripley is set up on the beefier side...Enve AM's w/ WTB Weirwolf 2.3's, 70mm stem and an answer 20/20 enduro bar (which I dig).

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    I'm +200lbs. so the 34 was a must it.
    A bicycle will take you to fantastic places....if you let it.

    Ibis fan since '08 now rolling on the big wheeled Ripley.

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    I have the x-fusion trace 140.. 35mm stansions. I demoed both the 120 fox and 140 fox 34 on the ripley an the 120 was a little squeamish on descents.. the x-fusion was 575 bucks, an blows any fox fork I've ever had out of the water (and 3/4 of a lb lighter too!).. ride feels very similar to my RS lyrik.. love the bike set up the way it is with the 140. I thought about the Pike, but didn't want to spend 1000 bucks on a fork, and didn't wanna wait. An the trace was too good to pass up
    Full time rider part time racer...

    See my adventures here..

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    It is possible to have it both ways: the 150mm/120mm travel Pike dual air.

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    Mark2c makes a Pike DPA very tempting...

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