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    Ibis Ripley Large arrived weight lbs

    5.48LBS with Fox rear shock, lizard skin, blue paint and seat clamp. Building at CalCoast with a Rock Shox SID RCT3 120mm 51mm (good luck finding these) , XTR, Stans Crest, rocket ron 2.2 ...

    Looks really solid
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    So envious.. any thoughts on the choice of Fox vs X-Fusion shock?

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    Congrats!

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    I was hoping to give the x-fusion shock a try (save a few grams), but they are not available for many weeks per my LBS.

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    that blue looks SWEET in pics.

    super awesome man!

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    Large matte XT build was just shy of 26lbs w/o pedals, Fox Float CTD shock, setup tubeless

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    Get er built, gonna be good to see some built Ripelys, stunning frame!

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    So Jealous, can't wait to see your build and also can't wait to get mine.

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    That Blue looks really good!

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    Green with envy

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    Ibis Ripley Large arrived weight lbs

    Thanks for the frame weight. Was hoping to see that. That blue looks amazing in your photos. Looking forward to finished build photos! Thought I wanted matte black/green but now ...Good thing I get to wait for the XL frames and go back and forth on color
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastDDS View Post
    Building at CalCoast with a Rock Shox SID RCT3 120mm 51mm....
    Looks sweet! So on your SID I'm just curious...did the shop do the internal air spring conversion to make it a 120?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSH View Post
    Looks sweet! So on your SID I'm just curious...did the shop do the internal air spring conversion to make it a 120?
    I bought a 120 Sid. The shop is swapping out the upper assembly to G2 (15mm offset). I'll know in a week how this pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastDDS View Post
    I bought a 120 Sid. The shop is swapping out the upper assembly to G2 (15mm offset). I'll know in a week how this pans out.
    Thanks. Would you mind sharing the cost to do the conversion? I know the labor rates will obviously vary by shop but it should still give me an idea of which is the most cost effective route...your route OR buying the 100mm/51mm offset version and converting the air assembly to the 120mm. Going the air spring assembly swap route locally here in CO would be $85-ish for the assembly and $50 in labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSH View Post
    Thanks. Would you mind sharing the cost to do the conversion? I know the labor rates will obviously vary by shop but it should still give me an idea of which is the most cost effective route...your route OR buying the 100mm/51mm offset version and converting the air assembly to the 120mm. Going the air spring assembly swap route locally here in CO would be $85-ish for the assembly and $50 in labor.
    Your way is much less $$. I will have an extra upper I may be able to sling on eBay. another option is the manitou 29 tower fork 48mm offset. 1/2 $ of fox or sid.

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    I also pre-emptively bought a 46mm offset 120mm SID for the Ripley, so am really interested to know if the CSU swap works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alixta View Post
    I also pre-emptively bought a 46mm offset 120mm SID for the Ripley, so am really interested to know if the CSU swap works out.
    Bumpin' this for an update if at all possible.

    Looks like the upper swap is the cheaper route if you want the SID 120/G2 offset for the Ripley. After discussions with a RS tech it looks like if you want to convert a 100mm SID to 120 it's not just a simple air spring assembly swap. You have to change the air spring ($85), lowers ($240) (120mm has different lowers than the other shorter travel SIDs), and swap to different bushings ($30-$40??) on the 120mm.

    FastDDS,
    Did you have to update/change any other parts than the Upper Assembly? Did you use RS Part # 11.4018.008.136? That looks to be the correct one
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    Looks like the best option might be to buy 2 forks (46/120 & 51/100). Swap the CSUs and sell off the 46/100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alixta View Post
    Looks like the best option might be to buy 2 forks (46/120 & 51/100). Swap the CSUs and sell off the 46/100.
    Bingo! Definitely a "Why didn't I think of that" moment when I read this. I already have a 51/100. I might just go this route. Thanks for the idea

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    Cool let me know how you get on with this. I'm planning on doing the same. The only thing holding me back from buying the 51/100 is confirmation that the CSU in that will indeed go to 120.

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    3 weeks later ... anybody had progress (success or failure) building their own 120mm 51mm FrankenSID?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alixta View Post
    3 weeks later ... anybody had progress (success or failure) building their own 120mm 51mm FrankenSID?
    I gave up on it. It's just a ridiculous hassle that I spent way too much time researching (do I sound bitter ) Meanwhile I'm stuck with a G2 100mm SID that I cant seem to find a buyer for. Unless RS comes out with a 120mm G2 SID between now and when I finally get my XL frame I'm going with the Ibis issue Fox

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    Yep I feel your pain. It's not Ibis's fault that RS don't have 51mm option, but a bit more help from them would be nice. Maybe it's a good thing that the XL is sooo far away so we can gestate ideas.

    PM me if you want to ship your 51mm to Aus (if it's a black solo air, shipping will probably kill the deal though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alixta View Post
    ...PM me if you want to ship your 51mm to Aus (if it's a black solo air, shipping will probably kill the deal though).
    Thanks. PM sent.

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    Another weight data point for large frames.
    Black/green with with Fox rear shock, Ibis chainstay protector, seat clamp, and 142mm Maxle rear axle = 2511g (5.536 lbs).
    Fast DDS large weight didn't include the Maxle rear axle so if we take that out of the equation (73g for axle) weight = 2438g (5.375 lbs).
    So comparing the two only 47+g for the blue paint in this case/comparison...

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