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    Ripley Picture and Build Thread

    Nice to have the bike announced officially with reports suggesting frames starting to ship in one go! Like with the other models let's have a dedicated build and picture thread to drool at for years.

    My planned build:

    Color:........Blue
    Size:.........Large
    Fork:.........RockShox Revelation XX 140mm, 15mm TA with Tapered Steerer
    Shock:......Fox RP23 with Kashima Coating (Stock)
    Wheelset:..Industry Nine Torch Trail, 32 Hole
    Headset:....Cane Creek
    Handlebar: Race Face SixC 725mm
    Stem:........Easton 70mm
    Brakes:......Formula R1 180/180mm rotors
    Grips:........ODI
    Shifter:.....SRAM XX1 Grip Shift
    Front Der:..None
    Rear Der:...SRAM XX1
    Crank:.......SRAM XX1 34T
    Cassette:..SRAM XX1 10-42
    Chain:.......SRAM XX1
    Seatpost:..KS Lev 125mm
    Saddle:.....Selle Italia SLR
    Tires:........Schwalbe Nobby Nic / Rocket Ron
    Pedals:.....Point1 Podium
    Weight:.....?
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    Some pic have started to pop up
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    Just linking my build to this thread.

    My Ripley

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    Finally!

    Ordered mine as soon as I got back from a day long demo on a Ripley from River Rat in Sacramento...

    EDIT: It's been 4 months..... it finally has arrived - building it MONDAY 8/6

    I used to have a Mojo SL..... best 26er I ever had. I've been waiting for this "29er Mojo" for so long! I was a bit tweaked at waiting so long and I was not going to be swayed by all the hype... but yes, it's that much better than my TallBoy. More fun, more plush, stiffer, more precise steering and so on...

    At some point I will try out my 2013 Lefty on it, just for kicks even though the offset is 46mm not the recommended 51mm ;-)

    Large Black/Green
    XX1 cranks with XO1 build (been XTR all my life, gonna give sram a try)
    120 Fox - w/ remote lockout OR 120mm Lefty carbon XLR - depends ;-)
    Reynolds EC90 carbon wheels (may go back to Stan's Race Gold's - lighter!)
    Maxxis Ignitor 2.1's
    XT brakes
    Ashima AirRotors 160mm
    Ibis carbon flat bars
    Ibis 90mm stem
    KS LEV drop seatpost
    pieced together "4 Ti" Egg Beater pedals
    WTB Silverado Ti saddle

    Came in at 23.9lbs.... not bad with a dropper seatpost :-)
    With the Lefty 23.4 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade View Post
    These were our demo bikes from River Rat in Fair Oaks, CA (Sacramento) More details and photos to follow...
    We need details!

    And I see you went with a 120mm fork. Why did you decide on that over a 140?

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    Large Green-Black

    Ripley Large -UltraMarathon build
    Fox shock- stock
    Rock Shox SID 120mm 51mm offset RCT3 - custom
    XTR drivetrain 3x10
    XTR brakes XC 160mm
    Stan Crest wheels
    Rocket Ron 2.2 tires
    Ritchey WCS carbon 2x 710mm bar
    Ritchey WCS stem 110mm -8 degree
    cheap carbon seat post
    WTB Ti rocket v saddle
    Oury grips
    Egg Beater 11
    zip-tie antichainsuck

    @ CalCoast Bikes - San Diego
    23.5lbs
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    23 1/2? Wow.
    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastDDS View Post
    Ripley Large -UltraMarathon build
    Fox shock- stock
    Rock Shox SID 120mm 51mm offset RCT3 - custom
    XTR drivetrain 3x10
    XTR brakes XC 160mm
    Stan Crest wheels
    Rocket Ron 2.2 tires
    Ritchey WCS carbon 2x 710mm bar
    Ritchey WCS stem 110mm -8 degree
    cheap carbon seat post
    WTB Ti rocket v saddle
    Oury grips
    Egg Beater 11
    zip-tie antichainsuck

    @ CalCoast Bikes - San Diego
    23.5lbs

    Did you change your color from blue to black/green?

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    Nice build. Care to elaborate on your custom SID fork? What did you have to do in order to get 120mm of travel and 51mm of offset? Thanks.

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    yes. blue bike was mine, but $omeone else wanted it. fork wasn't ready anyway, so I waited 2 weeks for the black.

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    Nice build. 23.5 lbs is killer.

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    What cable housing did you use for the rear derailleur? My Jagwire Ripcord WILL NOT thread thru the hole near the upper shock mount. The hole is either too small or the cable housing is too big. This is the only thing holding me up at this point. I never would have thought that cable housing would be the killer.

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    UPDATE: The Jagwire Ripcord is 4.5mm diameter vs. SRAM (and others) at 4.0mm. Believe it or not that .5 mm does make the difference between threading and not threading thru the shock mount frame hole.

    After finding some scrap 4.0mm housing and confirming it would fit, I then took to the Jagwire housing with an 11 blade scapel and stripped off the other color layer and VOILA it fits now

    I will order some SRAM housing to do it proper soon, but at least I can ride until then.

    Crisis temporarily avoided

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    Shes a racer fastdds, very nice, XX1 be 22.5lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Shes a racer fastdds, very nice, XX1 be 22.5lbs
    I'd have me some of THAT!
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    Riding Collserola (Barcelona)


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    That looks so darn pretty out in the woods like that.. Nice bike voodood

    Wish i could get just a fully nude riply like my mojoHD..
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    I'm ordering my Ripley without being able to see the two frame colours live. I live in Australia and there are none that I can find. Im really stuck between the blue and the green/black. I feel like with the green/black you can hardly see the green . . . . . .

    Also, the block is the 'raw' carbon fibre, or is it a black paint? I figure if it is 'raw' fibre, would the blue finish offer it some more protection?

    Appreciate your opinion folks, especially if you've been able to walk into a shop and compare!

    Exx

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    It is a raw black/carbon. I wouldn't think that the paint would offer any protection, I prefer the carbon finish because I don't have to worry about the paint getting scratched or chipped.

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    Green. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    It is a raw black/carbon. I wouldn't think that the paint would offer any protection, I prefer the carbon finish because I don't have to worry about the paint getting scratched or chipped.
    Is the green a sticker or paint?

    Good point about the scratching and chipping . . . .

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    I think its like a vinyl graphic, the guys at Ibis could tell you for sure. Doesn't feel like paint, feels thicker than that.

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    I'm pretty sure the green is paint. I saw one at the LBS I bought my SL-R from, and it had a chip in it.
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    Can you shed some more light on the custom SID. Was it just a CSU swap or was there more work required?

    Ps I also PM'd you the same question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exxodus1 View Post
    I'm ordering my Ripley without being able to see the two frame colours live. I live in Australia and there are none that I can find. Im really stuck between the blue and the green/black. I feel like with the green/black you can hardly see the green . . . . . .
    I'm in the same boat as you? I'm hoping to get a look at both before deciding, but not holding out great hope of that happening. One beauty of waiting for the XL I guess?

    Where abouts are you & which shop are you going through? I'm in Brisbane.

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