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    RIP OG Next generation

    After riding a lot, a lot of bikes and racing XC on some rough terrain...In my opinion the Ripley OG was one of the best bikes made. I believe in more than 100mm of travel but am also a tough critic on climbing performance/pedal platform.
    The original Ripley had some geo that should be tweaked and some bearings that needed a revision but otherwise I can't believe they stopped making it and nobody has picked up where they left off. There is no other bike with an XC head angle, decent travel and WOW did that DW link on that bike work. The worst part was they stopped making and moved to the LS rather than make small fixes for The one bike that could do it all...perhaps that was by design.
    The question is what bike challenges the OG now? Can handle the rough, xc race and climb with traction like an absolute beast.

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    Bang on. Feel the same way about the OG 2016 Fuel EX (120 x 120).

    The new version is a more capable trail bike, but that OG was still the best endurance racing bike I ever had.
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    Maybes

    Off the top of my head, with NO direct knowledge, maybe the Intense Sniper or new Yeti [reading Kabush's blog leads me to think this].

    Bike companies build what they can sell, and unfortunately, endurance XC full suspension bikes [moderate travel, nimble, efficient, and versatile] ain't a "growth" market in an industry ruled by the economics of scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    moderate travel, nimble, efficient, and versatile
    You've just described my dream one bike quiver in six words.

    Baffles me how this isn't the majority of mtb sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    You've just described my dream one bike quiver in six words.

    Baffles me how this isn't the majority of mtb sales.
    How about we add durable and minimally proprietary to that description?

    What do we all think of this? Looks interesting to me.

    https://bikerumor.com/2018/06/25/orb...ion-frame-yet/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    How about we add durable and minimally proprietary to that description?
    No argument here.

    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post

    What do we all think of this? Looks interesting to me.

    https://bikerumor.com/2018/06/25/orb...ion-frame-yet/
    You mean other than Dead Sexy?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    What do we all think of this? Looks interesting to me.

    https://bikerumor.com/2018/06/25/orb...ion-frame-yet/
    Yup I'm really keen to check out that new Oiz. 120/120, they're doing it with minimal weight penalty, slack but likely still a good climber, AND they've got 2 bottle cages inside the triangle. Sign me up.

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    Had an OG Ripley. The SB100 is better in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    You've just described my dream one bike quiver in six words.

    Baffles me how this isn't the majority of mtb sales.
    Me, too.

    My Morewood Zula, purpose designed XCM bike that turned out to be a brilliant light trail bike. The company is gone and my bike was an orphan abandoned at a last-hope US distributor.

    It's as if bikes are designed to match the advertising slogans rather than the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonSonic View Post
    Me, too.
    It's as if bikes are designed to match the advertising slogans rather than the other way around.
    So true. And that can be traced to the rather intimate and incestuous relationship between the industry and cycling journalism.

    Form increasingly follows "feel" and image rather than function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udyr View Post
    Had an OG Ripley. The SB100 is better in every way.
    Hmm, seems pretty tall and slack compared to Ripley...with a focus of xc racing with 120 fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17j View Post
    Hmm, seems pretty tall and slack compared to Ripley...with a focus of xc racing with 120 fork
    Geoff Kabush is getting podiums on the Epic Rides races while Nate Hills is winning and getting podiums at enduro races on the SB100.

    Ignore the numbers and go demo one for yourself.

    Like I said, I owned the OG Ripley and now own an SB100 and can say that if you liked the OG Ripley, you will probably love the SB100.

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    Similar thread

    http://forums.mtbr.com/ibis/og-gone-...e-1077843.html

    I just got a Ripley LS and starting to wonder if I should make that my endurance race/event bike or not. Other option right now is the older Niner RDO (has 71 degree HA) with 120mm fork.
    XC, Road, XXC, Endurance, Mtn, All-Mtn, Cross, Gravel, just go have fun on 2 wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udyr View Post
    Geoff Kabush is getting podiums on the Epic Rides races while Nate Hills is winning and getting podiums at enduro races on the SB100.

    Ignore the numbers and go demo one for yourself.

    Like I said, I owned the OG Ripley and now own an SB100 and can say that if you liked the OG Ripley, you will probably love the SB100.
    Yeah not sure but glad(sincerely) it works so well for you. Geoff of course could crush any course on a Huffy. My engine can always improve but are their are certain attributes that make me better but more importantly make it more fun. 67.5 HT for example is something I can't seem to get comfortable with. I prefer 69 and 44-46 offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17j View Post
    Yeah not sure but glad(sincerely) it works so well for you. Geoff of course could crush any course on a Huffy. My engine can always improve but are their are certain attributes that make me better but more importantly make it more fun. 67.5 HT for example is something I can't seem to get comfortable with. I prefer 69 and 44-46 offset.
    Depends what you're riding and how you're riding it. I put a -1 headset on my OG Ripley with a 130 fork and it is a much better bike for me on the downs with no impact on the ups. I'm not sure I need it more stretched out for endurance racing/riding, but it a mm wouldn't hurt. I have a 70mm stem now but its feels cramped. Going to try an 80mm

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