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    Ibis Ripmo Fork Offset

    Hello all. Anyone riding an Ibis Ripmo with a 51mm offset? The numbers are very similar to the Hightower LT and it runs a 51mm offset. That bike rides amazing. Let me know your thoughts.

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    Maybe more info from owners at https://forums.mtbr.com/ibis/

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    Bro I don't think the numbers (assuming you are talking about Geo) are anything alike. Ripmo's HTA is similar but man, the Wheelbase is longer, the reach is a LOT more generous (hightowers was short for 2016 let alone 2018) and the HT's biggest flaw is its STA...which the Ripmo has fixed as well. I bet in 2019 you'll see an update Hightower with the flaws fixed and it's geo will be bang on to the Ripmo. Similar to what The Offering looks like as well as the new Yeti's etc.

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    offset isn't that big of a deal. Kind of like changing your bars from 780 to 800. I like 780 and 44. 800 and 51 wasn't that different.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    I bet in 2019 you'll see an update Hightower with the flaws fixed and it's geo will be bang on to the Ripmo. Similar to what The Offering looks like as well as the new Yeti's etc.
    Yep, it is coming. Patience pays big. . .

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    For some, 7mm might make a difference. For me I can tell the difference between 800mm bars and 780 bars. A 51mm offest fork would make the Ripmo a bit more agile in turns and more stable down hill (due to lenthening wheelbase), while the 44 offset would make it a little slower in turns and bumpier in the downs.
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    Less offset is more stable. Yes, I can feel 20mm in bar changes but it doesn't change the way I ride my bike. It's just a little different.

    The new hightower is going to be a 29er nomad. It will be too much bike for most trails. The ripmo and current hightower are near perfect trail bikes.
    I for one don't want a nomad. They need a certain chunk and speed to come alive.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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