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    Anyone Endurance racing their Ripleys

    I mostly use my Santa Cruz Carbon Highball for 100 mile NUE races, but for some of the rougher courses I would like to use a full suspension bike. I am wondering if anyone else has done this?
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    Ibis rider Evan Plews raced (and won) some NUE races on his prototype Ripley over the last couple seasons. The Ripley is up to the task if your motor is.

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    I wouldn't think twice about it, any ride or race that long would be perfect for the Ripley. Being on a hard tail that long would hurt, well you are gonna hurt anyway.

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    That is what I bought my Ripley for, 6+ hr endurance racing.

    So far have only managed a single 3+ hr race, but loved every minute of it.

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    Ran mine with the 140 fork at the High Cascade and it was a dream

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    I built mine towards the endurance racing side of the fence but the fact is I just didnt have time to train to do any racing this season due to a number of reasons. it wont really change next year with the addition of another kiddo to the family. My Ripley is progressively moving more and more Enduro and any racing next year will definitely be Enduro.
    FastDDS here on mtbr does have his set up for endurance racing as FYI. Finished this years Stagecoach 400 in 2nd place. Don't know if he will chime in here but I think he puts in a ton of miles/racing on his.

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    I was thinking of it. It seems to be about as light any other XC full-susser, especially if you go with a SID 120. I was just wondering if there were any remote lockout options for the X-fusion shock.
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    Mine is moving the same way, bought for XC marathon racing but slowly moving toward more fun riding. The 120/51 SID has made way for an xfusion trace 140 and the crests are being replaced with some crabons. Either way it's a hoot to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    I was just wondering if there were any remote lockout options for the X-fusion shock.
    My experience so far is you don't need to move the shock out of 'descend', even for stand up mashing. YMMV.

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