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    Ripley DW Link tuning options?

    I have a Ripley set up as beefy as it gets and itís great for xc and trail. Itís a little harsh when things get rocky/rough. I was wondering if it would be possible to tune in more compliance and less anti-squat with a simple redesign of the eccentric links?

    Maybe a Trail/AM option on the links? Seems like it may be a reasonable option. Or is the DW design too sensitive to change just the links, without changing swingarm design, shock tune etc.? I see there is a new swinram coming for the HD retrofit so Ibis is willing to be flexible. Say a few hundy for AM links.

    Or is a Ripley HD 140mm in the works as I canít imagine they would have the Ripley suspension design for only one bike? My old HD 160mm climbed almost as good as the HD 140mm so I imagine the proposed Ripley HD could climb nearly as well as the 120mm bike. Put me down for a large black please.

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    Sounds like you have the wrong bike for your needs....

    .....get an HD-R 650B.

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    I really like the Ripley in most riding situations, I miss the saftey factor of the HD when you make a mistake or want to pin it though the chunk. Mate the front of a HDR with the rear eccentrics of the Ripley make it 140 and it would be unstoppable except freeride/downhill.

    Your right Taco It would be nice to have both a HDR and the Rip but the $$$$.

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    Took my Ripley with the 2014 34 TALAS 140 and monster truck Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 tires on the gnarly stuff at Palmer Park TGap trail yesterday and it did surprisingly fine. Yeah, some more squish in the rear would be nice, but the big tires sure rollover the chunder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguru2007 View Post

    Your right Taco It would be nice to have both a HDR and the Rip but the $$$$.
    I hear ya.....I have an HD and want a Ripley, but the $$$.....Maybe next year.

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    Ripley DW Link tuning options?

    Maybe a PUSH tune? They've worked magic for me before...
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    Yeah maybe a shock change is in order. I put a custom tuned Monarch on mine and its like riding on a cloud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclekittykiller View Post
    Yeah maybe a shock change is in order. I put a custom tuned Monarch on mine and its like riding on a cloud...
    Who custom tuned your Monarch for the Ripley? Very interested.

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    Really? did they make it a 7.25x1.75??? I did not thin Monarch came in the proper size

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    Would love to hear about how well the Monarch and Pike play together when you get the fork (expect it to be really good). Did you order the fork from Kevin/Suspension Experts also?

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    Yeah the Monarch comes in the correct size for the Ripley. I have only one ride on the bike since it has not stopped raining here for what seems like weeks and most of the trails are a mess. The one ride I did get in was superb. The Pike and Monarch are an awesome combo on this bike.

    Edit: Yes, got both from Suspension Experts

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