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    Ripley making of video Bike Magazine

    Here's a link to video about the Ripley project by Bike magazine, enjoy!:

    Ibis Ripley 29er--Bike Magazine's Exclusive "Blueprint" R&D Story - YouTube


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    Cool vid. Are you the Hans in the vid?

    I know 29er Fox 34 forks have 51mm offsets, but that didn't look like a beefy 34mm fork in the vid. Are you spec'ing a 51mm offset in the smaller forks? How short can you get the headtube? Why a 49mm EC lower instead of a 56mm ZS lower headset?

    Really? A 3.1" head tube? Doesn't a short head tube result in reduced front end stiffness? That's a pretty low BB (12.8" with 2.1" tires) and a very respectable stack of 599mm in small, for such a low BB, steep HA, and 120mm of fork travel. 51mm offset keeps that trail nice and low, at least, for quicker steering. 42" wheelbase too? That shorter than many 26" XC/trail bikes. Top tube still kind of looks short. Not sure if people can say this one rides like bus.
    Last edited by dv8xin; 03-18-2013 at 10:37 AM.

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    Having just finished designing and building curved steel stairs, I have an appreciation for changing course in the middle of the stream.

    I'm excited along with you on what is a fantastic creation.

    I'd have loved to have been engineering with you, but then that would mean working.

    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    Can't wait to ride one....hopefully you will have them on this years Demo Tour?

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    Congrats to the Ibis crew on the release of the Ripley!

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    Yup, that's me ; )
    We match the stiffness of all the sizes through changes to the layup. That's why the smaller frames are not that much lighter weight. The larger frames are more efficient structurally.

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