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    Ripley bottom bracket height comparison

    Since the Ripley bottom bracket height has been discussed on some threads here is some info on the actual measured bottom bracket heights of Ripley vs. some other 29er bikes as tested in the german Bike magazine during the recent year.

    First as a baseline the Ripley bb height as measured by Bike and also Mountain Bike in their recent issues (10/2013):

    - Ripley/Bike = 337 mm (Fox 140 mm + Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 + size M)
    - Ripley/Mountain Bike = 323 mm (Fox 120 mm + Conti Mountain King 2.2 + size L)

    Other bikes:

    Bike 10/2013:

    - Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29 = 335 mm
    - Specialized Epic Marathon = 345 mm
    - Rocky Mountain Instinct MSL 970 = 334 mm

    Bike 04/2013 "All-Mountain" bike test 120-140 mm:

    - Cannondale Trigger 29er 1 = 340 mm
    - Giant Trance X 29er 0 = 335 mm
    - Kona Satori = 343 mm
    - Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 = 335 mm
    - Scott Genius 920 = 335 mm
    - Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 = 338 mm

    Bike 05/2013:

    - Intense Spider 29 Comp = 340 mm

    Bike 06/2013 29er fullys for 2500 eur 100-120 mm:

    - BMC Fourstroke FS03 29er = 328 mm
    - Bulls Wild Flow 2 = 327 mm
    - Canyon Nerve Al 9.9 29 = 320 mm
    - Centurion Numinis Ultimate 2.29 = 328 mm
    - Giant Anthem X 29er 1 = 325 mm
    - KTM Phinx 2.29 = 330 mm
    - Merida Big Ninenty-Nine XT-M = 330 mm
    - Specialized Epic FSR Comp 29 = 323 mm

    Bike 07/2013:

    - Specialized Enduro 29 S-Works = 345 mm

    Bike 09/2013 29er race-fullys 100-110 mm:

    - Bulls Wild Edge Teamm 29 = 330 mm
    - Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon 2 = 338 mm
    - Cube AMS Super HPC SL 29 = 316 mm
    - Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 = 325 mm
    - Niner Jet 9 Carbon Elite XT = 334 mm
    - Rotwild R.R2 FS 29 Race = 325 mm
    - Specialized Epic FSR Expert Carbon = 322 mm
    - Trek Superfly 100 Elite SL = 325 mm

    Mountain Bike 10/2013:

    - Specialized Camber Carbon Expert 29 = 330 mm
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    Ripley bottom bracket height comparison

    Did they raise the Epic's BB this year? I have an Anthem and wife has an epic, and the Epic measures lower from center of BB to ground.

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    Thanks for the awesome resource Pertti.

    For what it's worth I got more pedal strikes on the 120mm forked tallboy demo bike than I have on my 120mm Ripley.

    Al

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