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    Will the Ripley Make an Appearance at Interbike?

    Would be cool if it did.

    It's starting to seem like the snuffaluffagus of Ibis' bikes since no one has seen it but big bird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man View Post
    It's starting to seem like the snuffaluffagus of Ibis' bikes since no one has seen it but big bird.
    LOL! That's ****ing hilarious.
    Time to rename the Ripley!

    pretty sure they said no, you won't see it.

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    People have seen it.

    Not sure if it's there or not.

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    It has been shelved and is being revamped for 650b wheels. There's a memo going around the industry stating that 29ers are dead except for XC race bikes and 6'4"+ bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    It has been shelved and is being revamped for 650b wheels. There's a memo going around the industry stating that 29ers are dead except for XC race bikes and 6'4"+ bikes.
    Oh if that were true--the 650b thing, not the kill 29ers thing.

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    Ha ha! Some dainty 29er lover got their feelings hurt by my obviously joking post above. They neg repped me and said I'm stupid. Enjoy your long chainstays loser.
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    Ibis skipping interbike LV

    Hello Forum,
    FYI we are not displaying at Interbike.
    Regarding the Ripley, it's coming along nicely and we're sticking to our plan of doing a full launch and beginning shipments at the same time. That's it for now. We'll keep you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man View Post
    Would be cool if it did.

    It's starting to seem like the snuffaluffagus of Ibis' bikes since no one has seen it but big bird.
    I was hoping/wondering the same thing. It would be sweet if they did, but I thought I heard they weren't planning on attending Interbike this year.

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    Rumour has it they are running testing days with Bigfoot

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    Hans, you're killin' me. I've got several thousand dollars burning a hole in my pocket, and the Ripley looks pretty badass... there's got to be SOME kind of approximate release date, right? Like, will it be in 2012? Hans, save me from buying a Tallboy LTc.

    Quote Originally Posted by hanssc View Post
    Hello Forum,
    FYI we are not displaying at Interbike.
    Regarding the Ripley, it's coming along nicely and we're sticking to our plan of doing a full launch and beginning shipments at the same time. That's it for now. We'll keep you posted.
    Hans

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewBird View Post
    Hans, you're killin' me. I've got several thousand dollars burning a hole in my pocket, and the Ripley looks pretty badass... there's got to be SOME kind of approximate release date, right? Like, will it be in 2012? Hans, save me from buying a Tallboy LTc.
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    Ripley is the perfect name ... believe it or not!

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    I did; looks great, but I don't think I can wait 'till March. And give Niner's history, "March 2013" could mean "late 2013 if you're lucky..."

    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter View Post
    Did you see the Rip 9 RDO

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    If I were super hot to be getting a carbon 29er, I would probably get a Giant Anthem X 29er, a Niner Jet 9 RDO, or a Cannondale Scalpel 29er (and move the headset cups to the bottom to slack out a legitimate XC Race bike). I probably would even consider the Santa Cruz Tallboy even though I prefer the dw-link over VPP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRSpalding View Post
    If I were super hot to be getting a carbon 29er, I would probably get a Giant Anthem X 29er, a Niner Jet 9 RDO, or a Cannondale Scalpel 29er (and move the headset cups to the bottom to slack out a legitimate XC Race bike). I probably would even consider the Santa Cruz Tallboy even though I prefer the dw-link over VPP.
    I rode a Giant and a Niner and wasn't too crazy about either of them. As it is, I was all set to lay my $ down on a Mojo SL-R back in June, but then I started demo'ing 29ers. So now I want to see the RIpley before I make my final choice. But I figure if Ibis doesn't release it by next spring I will just have to pick between the Tallboy or the carbon Pivot 29'er. Having too many choices is never a bad thing.

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    My money is on a release before the end of 2012, just like they said. The bike is out being tested and winning races. Some of you guys want to blow your wads ASAP. Slow down and enjoy the thrill of anticipation, think of it as bike foreplay, also know that when it is released you'll be able to get one, not like some other products going around.
    The 650 idea is pretty cool though.

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    I can see myself ending up with a Mojo HD 140 converted to 650b as my goto bike for when I don't know which bike to take and a Ripley or Ripley-like 29er for long, fast trail miles.

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    I emailed Ibis a few weeks ago on a separate issue, but also asked if the Ripley was on track for 2012. Scot indicated they were still shooting for a 2012 release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripn View Post
    I emailed Ibis a few weeks ago on a separate issue, but also asked if the Ripley was on track for 2012. Scot indicated they were still shooting for a 2012 release.
    Is this the time to start flaming people for spreading rumors about the Ripley ;-) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simenf View Post
    Is this the time to start flaming people for spreading rumors about the Ripley ;-) ?
    Just you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    Just you!
    Hey, I am all used to that now from the last round - bring it on :-)

    (Didn't anyone notice the smiley or is this just too sensitive to joke about still? Could not help myself as some people seems to be taking what's written way too seriously)

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    Quote Originally Posted by simenf View Post
    Hey, I am all used to that now from the last round - bring it on :-)

    (Didn't anyone notice the smiley or is this just too sensitive to joke about still? Could not help myself as some people seems to be taking what's written way too seriously)
    And some people who think they had inside company info who even if they did should have kept their mouth shut. Not only did you lie about it, but you told people flat out wrong info yet claiming to know something that you didn't. I never found the lies you told funny.

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    I believe you had me wrong here. I never claimed to have inside info, I just referred to info from a fellow biker who had actually visited Ibis and got told what I wrote. Lying is a strong word, it indicates that I told something incorrect in order to gain something. How would I gain anything from that?

    On the other hand, if I really had inside info I would never had posted it here.

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    Lying by definition doesn't mean to gain something. You need to study the word. I can bring up the thread if you like and quote you word for word. You sent out information claiming to know something you clearly didn't and someone from Ibis had to come in and tell people that information you were giving out was incorrect. There was no grey area. There was no misunderstanding, it was a lie and someone from the company had to come in and correct you. Period, end of story.

    See here is the problem with people sending out incorrect information and costing people (me) money.
    I run a small electrical company that specializes in high end LED lighting. I go in other forums and answer questions for electricians and contractors and other lighting experts how to install and or buy LED lighting. I also install it. Now one big company here in the bay area contracted me to do a retrofit on the latest LED lighting avaliable to one of their new buildings. I was very happy to get this contract, it was huge for me. Well this company also uses the web quite well (part of their business) to find out more about what we were going to install. They also went to the forums and spoke with other experts, but one guy who is now being sued started telling people that there was another light coming down the line very quickly from the company I was buying from and should hold out till this new light became avaliable. It was a total lie. The new LED lights that we were getting were the best thing coming and nothing was going to replace them for quite some time. The company I had a contract with panicked and stopped the work order costing me more money then I care to discuss here. All because some guy felt powered to lie over the Internet about upcoming technology he knew nothing about. He was a respected posted on those forums and has now been banned. The company that hired me, felt at that time that I was holding out on them. We have repaired that relationship, but the damage was done.

    So I can speak of first hand knowledge about how false information can damage a company. That's why I get pissed about it when I see it.

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    I am sorry for you loosing business, but then you also know that this is how enthusiast's forums like MTBR work. People are keen to know and share, and info is hard to verify. Info is posted as best effort, and that's what happened in this case as well. I have learned, but I still feel that some were a bit too high strung and just looking for someone to vent the frustration on. Too bad, but it's water under the bridge now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simenf View Post
    I am sorry for you loosing business, but then you also know that this is how enthusiast's forums like MTBR work. People are keen to know and share, and info is hard to verify. Info is posted as best effort, and that's what happened in this case as well. I have learned, but I still feel that some were a bit too high strung and just looking for someone to vent the frustration on. Too bad, but it's water under the bridge now.
    So sites like this work because of people lying? You're not getting it are you? Let me be as frank as humanly possible here so that you can understand.
    "Don't lie about information you do not have, to people you do not know, about a company that doesn't know you".

    Did you understand that??

    I'm sure that you think it's water under the bridge now. If I was caught in a web of lies, I would have hung my head in shame and ran away. I'm not sure what to make of the fact that you seem to be proud of being someone who spreads false things online. Must be a badge of honor for you or something.
    I'm done with you on this. I'm sorry to the OP and responders that this thread got ruined. I have to take responsibility for it. Sorry everyone.

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    If you can positively verify everything you've ever posted (before posting it), I believe you are an exception here.

    You have your work cut out for many years if you are gonna catch all "liars" on MTBR.

    Case closed on my behalf. Troll on somewhere else, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simenf View Post
    If you can positively verify everything you've ever posted (before posting it), I believe you are an exception here.

    You have your work cut out for many years if you are gonna catch all "liars" on MTBR.

    Case closed on my behalf. Troll on somewhere else, please.
    Well at the very least you admit to being a liar. As far as trolling, you should seek out a mirror. You might find it to be telling.

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    nannie, nannie, boo-boo....

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    Please get a room already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuke View Post
    Please get a room already...
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    I was tired of waiting, just bought an ellsworth evolution frame, finishing it up wednesday. Sorry Ibis, the wait was too much for me. Maybe in the future.
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    Ripley...

    I am happy to wait for Ibis to be satisfied that they are getting the Ripley right. I am not going to purchase another FS 29er frame (like JetRDO, or 429c) until the Ripley is released and I get to know the geometry and frame weight numbers.
    I, personally, am encouraged by the success Evan Plews has had endurance racing the Ripley, as I really want a bike that will climb all day very efficiently, while still having the comfort and control advantages of FS. I tried to endurance race the Mojo SL, but it just had too much travel: on steep climbs rearward weight transfer compressed the rear suspension too much (despite the DW, which is a suspension design I prefer) resulting in a poor position on the bike. Adding air to the rear shock just made the bike ride too high in the travel (BB too high). I am hoping that 120 mm in the rear with a 120 mm fork on the Ripley will be more satisfying on the uphill.
    So, I am being patient, and hoping I will be able to test the Ripley soon...

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    Am I the only one who is curious what is going WRONG with the Ripley? Seems like there has to be some serious issues with the frame? Not trying to upset people but it would be nice to know.

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    Yes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Am I the only one who is curious what is going WRONG with the Ripley? Seems like there has to be some serious issues with the frame? Not trying to upset people but it would be nice to know.
    You are the only one (perhaps not). Anyone who has ever worked in product development knows that things often take longer than expected: this is normal. Ibis released the info about the Ripley early, likely they were getting tired of being pestered about making a 29er.
    So far they have suggested the bike will be released in the second half of 2012, they have not even missed that deadline yet, so, technically speaking, the release is not even late.

    Patience men...

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    Things are going well, it just takes a while. One thing people don't realize is that we usually have two or more options designed for each of the untested elements so that we don't get delayed when there are problems with something during testing. But to answer the question, there are no unusual problems, just the normal work of getting it into production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Am I the only one who is curious what is going WRONG with the Ripley? Seems like there has to be some serious issues with the frame? Not trying to upset people but it would be nice to know.
    Yeah. What part of 6 months don't you understand. this is the third of six months.STFU until January 1st. Merry Xmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanssc View Post
    Things are going well, it just takes a while.
    Cool. Good to hear. As a person in the marketing field, I would have to guess you guys are shooting for Outerbike then. As I would think you'd want to have somewhere to make the big announcement. Not that you guys couldn't just post something up here and have the entire interweb all a buzz.

    At any rate I'm looking forward to it's release. I'm sure if it's anything like any of the other bikes in the Ibis line up it's going to be sweet. Until then I'll sit and wait patently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrows View Post
    I tried to endurance race the Mojo SL, but it just had too much travel: on steep climbs rearward weight transfer compressed the rear suspension too much (despite the DW, which is a suspension design I prefer) resulting in a poor position on the bike. Adding air to the rear shock just made the bike ride too high in the travel (BB too high).
    You should have tried it with a travel adjust fork. I race pro XC on a Mojo SL and when approaching a climb I flick the shock's ProPedal on and lower the fork to 100mm. It climbs like an XC bike. Then at the top I raise the fork, turn off ProPedal, drop the seat and it downhills like a true AM bike. I use a 650b front wheel and carefully adjusted handlebar height to balance climbing prowess and DH capability.
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    Hans I really don't want to give Santa Cruz any of my hard earned, and the Pivot is unfortunately only going to be a carbonized 429 instead of a 29er-ized 5.7

    Anyway Hans, keep to whatever timeline makes it the perfect bike. Not just for your race team, but for us, whenever it actually goes into mass production.

    PS if you don't have it by the new year I'm joining the Santa Cruz cult. Hair cut and all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Yeah. What part of 6 months don't you understand. this is the third of six months.STFU until January 1st. Merry Xmas!
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    Eh, loved the Mojo SL-R, and then realized that 29ers were the future. I have to mention that we demoed the SL-Rs in Fruita and the gentlemen who set them up was INCREDIBLE! Would have probably loved the Ripley based on the SL-R performance, but wife and I needed full suspension given age and painful downhills on our old school hardtails.

    Niner Jet 9 RDOs for us—sorry could not wait any longer.

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    Yeah, I just sold my Ibis Mojo (cry... cry.... sniff.... sniff) to fund a Ripley.... I currently have a very nice SC Tallboy and then I rode the Tallboy LT at Interbike.... I'm going to get one of those it was so nice, but I will also turn around and sell one of my bikes as soon as the Ripley is available... I do believe in Ibis and what they are producing... the Mojo was still the funnest bike I've ever been on.... but alas, not a 29er

    I hope it is soon... if within the next month somehow... then I may will not have purchased a Tallboy LT yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade View Post
    The Mojo was the funnest bike I've ever been on, but not a 29er.
    Cause, meet effect.
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    As a former SL rider, waiting for the Ripley also. I just bought a TB LTc and it's a blast to ride! Maiby i'll order a Ripley anyhow...

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    Hey there Ripley-ites....just so you know... I been waiting nearly 6 years now....see the email below (just after purchasing my Mojo in Dec 06!)

    Patience is........


    On Dec 27, 2006, at 2:08 PM, DZ wrote:

    Hi there Ibisians!
    I just had my first ride on my Mojo.....and want to send you a big congratulations and thank you! I guess you know this but........The bike is very very good....very very balanced.
    Will go far!!
    29er version planned?
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    Thanks L,

    Glad you got it built up. We like the bike too. No plans for a 29er, but we are working on some other stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJDude View Post
    Hans I really don't want to give Santa Cruz any of my hard earned, and the Pivot is unfortunately only going to be a carbonized 429 instead of a 29er-ized 5.7
    Travel-wise maybe, but i rode these 2 bikes back-to-back and they are very very different in almost every aspect. I couldn't believe how different they were...

    I've got a Jet9 i'm happy with for now, so I'm willing to wait to test ride a ripley. It's going to be between that, the Pivot 429c and the Rip9 RDO. I've no interest in a VPP bike. If there was a Trance 29er in carbon, i'd look at that as well...

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