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    How about they deliver the Ripley in 2012?
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    bikes

    long travel bike that would fit some one 5ft to 5ft 6in

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    A lot of people have mentioned modular dropouts like Intense is offering but I think Banshee's system would meet the needs of more people.

    Anybody buying their 160mm travel Rune has a chance to select 26" of 650B dropouts for whatever axle spec they intend to run (135qr, 142x12, or 150x12). You can also run the head angle as 65, 65.5 or 66 degree, paired with quarter inch changes in the bottom bracket height.

    http://bansheebikes.com/wp-content/u...o2013Rune2.jpg

    This system seems like a real winner that would allow people to set their beast up for the day's terrain whether it's more park oriented or mellower aggressive trail.

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    My vote...

    Hans,

    Here is my vote...

    1. 650b option for the existing Mojo HD
    2. Ripley HD 29er 140-150mm F&R, slack and aggressive. Short chainstays, Dropper post
    3. Carbon Fat Bike, 90mm rims, front suspension
    4.Tranny 29er
    5. DH bike. 200mm with180mm Limbo Chip option.


    THANKS for asking!!

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    Is it just the Hakkalugi Disk for 2013? There's got to be some more, c'mon IBIS!

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    Another vote for 29er Tranny with singlespeed option.

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    Finally decided what I want from Santa Ibis. A Mojo "SL-R" with:
    * 67.5 degree head angle (running 150mm travel fork)
    * removable TT cable guides or internal routing. Running 1x so don't need them. Especially once the SL-R Goes...
    * ... Stealth compatable
    * dedicated 650B
    * Not a deal breaker, but initial target weight achieved would be nice
    * Monarch option ( if not will have to go frame ex shock cause there's no way I'm going CTD)
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    How about a XXL Ripley?
    That would be my next bike. Probably my last bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet View Post
    Probably my last bike.
    I've heard (and said) that before! More than once.

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    1) mojo 650b ( new rear triangle for hd would be great)
    2) Ripley
    3)Tranny 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet View Post
    How about a XXL Ripley?
    That would be my next bike. Probably my last bike.
    Really ? So hurry up, only 9 days left before THE END.
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    Another .5" top tube length on the XL models.

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    1. Mojo HD 27.5, 160mm travel. And not a Ripley-fied 27.5" like some have mentioned - stay away from the angular contact composite bearing eccentric linkages of the Ripley. Novel idea and lends bike geek cred, but that bike has been in development way too long and the development effort/cost seems of questionable value. Especially when you already have a suspension linkage design on the HD/SL/SL-R that is among the very best on the market. Seems you could develop a killer 27.5 160mm bike pretty quickly based on the HD with HD-style linkages, just optimizing the geometry for 27.5.

    2. Mojo HD refresh, like the SL-R. Mojo HD-R? Lighter hardware and lighter carbon layup, other improvements like internal cable routing. Maybe a degree slacker, maybe even add a little travel to 170-180mm. The current HD pedals so well at 160mm, I cannot even see the need for a bike with less travel, and more travel = even more versatility.

    3. Somebody else mentioned a 20" kids bike. Hell yeah! There are only a few builders that make a 20" kids mtb worth a damn, and they are still too heavy and too expensive for what you get. With the first generation of hardcore mtb'ers all grown up and having kids that they want to introduce to the sport, there's gotta be a market for a good carbon hardtail or FS kids bike. No reason a 20" kids bike shouldn't be well under 15 lbs, but good luck finding one.

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    Mojo HD refresh, like the SL-R. Mojo HD-R? Lighter hardware and lighter carbon layup, other improvements like internal cable routing. Maybe a degree slacker, maybe even add a little travel to 170-180mm
    This, apart from the bit about increasing the travel. A lighter 'HD-R' with 140/160mm travel, internal routing, and slacker geo based around a 160mm fork - that would be a huge hit.

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    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")
    +1. I'd jump on an Ibis build like this over the 2013 competition in a heartbeat. Even cooler if Lopes endorses the "tweener" wheel size
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    A bike that rides like HD with:

    1) frame weight under 6 lbs

    2) internal cable routing

    3) dedicated 27.5

    4) 150mm travel

    5) retain style elements of current ibis frames (worst part of Ripley is that it doesn't look "Ibis")
    Yeah, I'd buy one too.....though I'm not enamored with internal cable routing

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    Yeah, I'd buy one too.....though I'm not enamored with internal cable routing
    Long as it's not the brake lines I'm ok with internal routing

    Possibly add me to that list as well but for pete's sake give the current owners a real 650 rear triangle. Does this not seem like a no brainer to do?????
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    Whatever Brian Lopes endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.

    Rumor is that Ripley cured him of 26" only bias

    How about the 650b Johnny Thunder postesd; call it the "ibis lopes"
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    Whatever ACC endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.
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    Whats up with everyone wanting a 650B Option, talk about trendy. I doubt half of the people asking for it haven't ever even ridden a 650 bike.

    Internal cable routing is for road bikes, not mountain bikes

    People want some super slack HD? I don't think half of the people on this board are ready to try and ride something 66> Headtube angle, sounds good on paper but if you don't know how to ride the frontend aggresively (which most people don't) Its not gonna do anyone any good.

    No wonder most companies don't ask people on internet forums how to design their products

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    I happen to like the HD just as it is, with it's geo and 26" wheels. It's perfect for an all mountain/trail bike. I hope that Ibis keeps the HD as a 26" bike and just makes a rear triangle for 650b or even better make the 650b guys a bike of their own and leave the HD alone.

    Few things I would like to see on the HD.

    1, Keep it as a 26" bike with same geo or close to same, option for 650b rear triangle
    2, More shock options
    3, Improved rear tire clearance, Hans dampf 2.35 rear fits but tight.
    4, Improved clearance for cassette/chain when in smallest cog
    5, Room for a coil shock on a small HD frame without making the seat tube any longer.
    6, molded cable mounts like the sl-r, no more rivets!
    7, Reduce hd frame weight.
    8, Updated color options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    People want some super slack HD? I don't think half of the people on this board are ready to try and ride something 66> Headtube angle, sounds good on paper but if you don't know how to ride the frontend aggresively (which most people don't) Its not gonna do anyone any good.
    It's a personal choice, I'm running a -1.5 Works Components headset, and a 170mms Bos Deville forks.

    I'm next to 65 and I just love it this way.

    (Have a -1 WC headset for sale, pristine condition, cheap have a look on PB)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED young master View Post
    It's a personal choice, I'm running a -1.5 Works Components headset, and a 170mms Bos Deville forks.

    I'm next to 65 and I just love it this way.

    (Have a -1 WC headset for sale, pristine condition, cheap have a look on PB)
    Well if you're truly the DH champ your sig lines suggest, then you are one of the exceptions.

    And for the small majority of riders who are aggresive and riding steep terrain or have mini-dh'd their rig, the slacker tube makes sense. But telling Ibis that they should now make ALL of their HD's more slack would be a terrible move for Ibis who sells much more frames to average riders than the tiny minority of super rippers.

    The slacker headtube is great for steep descents or running into things, but for trail riding, pumping, pedaling, cornering and less steep trails its more of a hinderance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Whatever Brian Lopes endorses as the ultimate Trail/AM bike would appeal to me, as an average rider.

    Rumor is that Ripley cured him of 26" only bias

    How about the 650b Johnny Thunder postesd; call it the "ibis lopes"
    You call it a rumor, I call it a clever marketing ploy

    As well, guys like Brian Lopes ride anything, and fast. Its nice knowing that the same bike I ride is under the feet and hands of one of the best enduro riders out there, but lets not be fooled into thinking he couldn't do the same thing on just about any of the top shelf AM/Enduro bikes out there. If he hopped on a huffy and shredded and called it the ultimate trail bike, I would not buy one because he said so.

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