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    Ripley 29 Special Blend Questions

    My wife is very interested in switching from her Spec. Epic Comp Carbon 29 to a Ripley Special Blend. I can not find an approx. weight on this build.

    What do you think around 27 lbs????

    Also, any drawback to the Special Blend build besides the tires which would last all of 2 rides here in AZ.

    Lastly, the Ripley is all carbon including the rear triangle correct?

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    I think it's 28 lb.

    Yes, it's all carbon

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    Another question, is the fork convertible internally to 140mm?
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    ...People thought they were getting a good fork because it was a "fox".

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    Another question, is the fork convertible internally to 140mm?
    no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasfast View Post
    no.
    You know this for sure? I asked a guy at x-fusion and he said:
    "They should be 140mm capable. I don't believe we made a 120mm specific Trace."
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    Another question, is the fork convertible internally to 140mm?
    Yes...here is the process:


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    The question comes up because Ibis lists the fork as an RL, but there is no RL model on the xfusion website. Which begs the question of is it a typo by Ibis, or is there really an OEM fork that might not be exactly lie the RL2? And if so, what are the differences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    The question comes up because Ibis lists the fork as an RL, but there is no RL model on the xfusion website. Which begs the question of is it a typo by Ibis, or is there really an OEM fork that might not be exactly lie the RL2? And if so, what are the differences?
    Just got mine, fork is an RL2.
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    Feedback on the ride quality with the xfusion shocks would be appreciated!

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    Finished building mine tonight. 28.2 lbs with XT pedals, Lev post, and XTR triple crank.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    ...People thought they were getting a good fork because it was a "fox".

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    Finished building mine tonight. 28.2 lbs with XT pedals, Lev post, and XTR triple crank.
    Nice build, did you keep the rest of the Special Blend items on there as well? I'm eying one as I really like the X-Fusion fork on my Tranny instead of the Fox bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_CLG View Post
    Nice build, did you keep the rest of the Special Blend items on there as well? I'm eying one as I really like the X-Fusion fork on my Tranny instead of the Fox bits.
    I also swapped saddle and grips to stuff I prefer, both of which are heavier than the kit parts.
    I've got xfusion parts on my HD and really like them. I have no doubt these will also kick butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpastore22 View Post
    Feedback on the ride quality with the xfusion shocks would be appreciated!
    Rode mine today for the first time, the shock worked great.
    I had 1 issue with it. It would top-out with a clunk. Contacted ibis who got me in touch with xfusion. The fix was to go to a larger top-out bumper, which is just an o-ring. I had one that would fit, so i pulled off the aircan and added the o-ring and the shock works perfect now. The issue came up as i need to run about 200psi. At 150psi there is no topout clunk. From there up the clunk gets gradually more noticeable.

    The fork is great, same as my other xfusion forks.
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    ...People thought they were getting a good fork because it was a "fox".

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