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    Ibis Ripley sizing question

    For the guys at Ibis. I currently ride a medium size Mojo Sl with a 70mm stem. Yesterday I was able to demo a small Ripley which had a very short stem. Not sure of stem size but it was shorter than 70mm. The bike felt like a good fit for me, but I feel I would need a longer stem, mediums are not available for comparison. Is the Ripley designed for a certain stem length, is there a sweet spot or is it personal preference, or is there a maximum recommended stem length? My Mojo Sl seems right at the 70mm. I tried a longer stem on the SL and it did not feel right. Is it better to go with a smaller frame bike and play with stem length or go with a larger frame?

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    Great news to hear small frames are available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilerz View Post
    For the guys at Ibis. I currently ride a medium size Mojo Sl with a 70mm stem. Yesterday I was able to demo a small Ripley which had a very short stem. Not sure of stem size but it was shorter than 70mm. The bike felt like a good fit for me, but I feel I would need a longer stem, mediums are not available for comparison. Is the Ripley designed for a certain stem length, is there a sweet spot or is it personal preference, or is there a maximum recommended stem length? My Mojo Sl seems right at the 70mm. I tried a longer stem on the SL and it did not feel right. Is it better to go with a smaller frame bike and play with stem length or go with a larger frame?
    Sounds like you really loved your test ride. The large was too big for me so I am waiting to stand over the medium size. Are you gonna buy one? Let's go in on the medium rental?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Sounds like you really loved your test ride. The large was too big for me so I am waiting to stand over the medium size. Are you gonna buy one? Let's go in on the medium rental?



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    What a Ben! Nice to hear you're looking for a squishy bike. I have a medium on order and it will come with a 120mm fork. When I get it, you are more than welcome to give it a proper beating

    Here's an pm I received from Hans that pertains to the OP's question. Hopefully Hans won't mind the quote since it's helping someone choose a proper size.

    "Hi Alan,
    We were just talking about this the other day... The bike is amazing with a 9 cm stem. The front center is long enough that you still feel confident and secure (that's why people run short stems in the first place), but the ergonomics are better with the 9. You get more power and better cornering. I find it easier to ride up AND down the hills. I would recommend it without hesitation. It should actually fit pretty close to the large set up you rode, but be a little more nimble around the switchbacks etc. with the wheelbase of the medium.
    Take care,
    Hans"

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    Wish they had more colors. White one please ! Did you get the ... let me guess black one? Thanks for the offer Alan.
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    You could get about the same fit with the small at 90 or the medium with a 70 stem. What's your height and inseam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanssc View Post
    You could get about the same fit with the small at 90 or the medium with a 70 stem. What's your height and inseam?
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    I'm around 5' 7" with a 29" inseam.

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    Quote: Sounds like you really loved your test ride. The large was too big for me so I am waiting to stand over the medium size. Are you gonna buy one? Let's go in on the medium rental?

    I think I am just not sure of size. Rode a small with a very short stem and it felt quite good. Perhaps a longer stem would dial it in. No mediums available right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilerz View Post
    Quote: Sounds like you really loved your test ride. The large was too big for me so I am waiting to stand over the medium size. Are you gonna buy one? Let's go in on the medium rental?

    I think I am just not sure of size. Rode a small with a very short stem and it felt quite good. Perhaps a longer stem would dial it in. No mediums available right now.
    The medium may fit both of us. Large is too big for me but the medium may be big for you. Like the wheel sizes you may be a tweener and able to do a small or a medium. The medium should be around in a few more weeks?
    You became weak loafing around in that big girly gear! -Soares

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    Most fitters would probably put you on the medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanssc View Post
    Most fitters would probably put you on the medium.

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    I am 5 10' and maybe I am the tweener size. I like my large frame Ti Lynskey as it's in your face for stand and mash but standing over the large frame Rip felt big for me and the guys at Trail head agreed I was a medium frame for that bike. Depends partly on Smilerz intended style of RIPPING ?
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    I want to know if any guys over 6'3" feel that an XL is big enough. I had a xl mojo and wanted an HD but felt it was too small. Looking to move over from a Jet9Rdo but fear the xl will be too small without a long stem

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