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    Itís officallly on ibisís site so I happy to post mine.










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    https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripley/

    It's up.

    Not getting mine today, but it's ordered...getting a large black, building it up with 935 i9s, gold XX1, factory suspension. Can't wait, hoping I can get it around 25lbs even without pedals.

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    Just ordered mine with N+1 Bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by basa View Post
    Just ordered mine with N+1 Bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by basa View Post
    Just ordered mine with N+1 Bikes
    Same...for anyone looking for a great guy to deal with, give Shaun at N+1 a call. He has provided me with outstanding customer service every time I've dealt with him or needed anything, and this is the 5th Ibis I've personally ordered from him if that tells you anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
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    Pretty! Love the EEwings! I saw polished ones at sea otter. Puts them on a whole nother level of cool. Canecrek guy said he just used car polish to give them a mirror finish.
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    Just a quick ride report as I only had for a short ride through some technical single track, chunky down hill and a long climb back to the car. Down hill through chunk it handled really well. Way better than the first gen Ripley LS I had. Iíd dare to say almost as good as my sb130 but this trail is not too over the top so I think the 130 had more in reserve. The suspension felt plush! I realized how much I missed dw link bikes. It didnít feel like my old pivot Mach 5.5 plush but way more than the sb100 I had last year for sure. And very similar to the 130. The sb100 had a habit of feeling like it skipped over consecutive small bumps or rough stuff but the new Ripley doesnít. Felt more in control. Also Iím not a great climber but I was in one or two gears higher climbing than I was with my sb130 which I just rode last Thursday. Loved that! Anyway, I am happy with the new rig. Build details are:

    Large Ripley frame
    Matte King mango headset and BB
    SRAM AXS - whoa, never thought I'd go electronic but it is sweet
    EE Wing cranks with carbon ti ring
    RS Pike Ultimate - 130mm - really like it. I've been a fox guy for a long time but the new Pike felt plush.
    Fox 175 Dropper
    Enve bar and stem
    We are one Insider wheel set with Project 321 hubs. Nobby Nic 2.35 rear and Magic Mary 2.35 front

    Saddle is 74cm high from center of the bb for reference. I am 5'10.5'. My large Yeti SB130 felt a tab big in both reach and top tube. I was surprised to see that the TT is quoted at 630cm vs 625 of the Yeti. It feels shorter when seated. Anyway I think this bike will do really well for Ibis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
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    That is straight up.. hawt.

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    Weight?
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    thakns for the ride report. sounds awesome.

    any chance on an actual frame weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    Weight?
    Just shy of 28lbs. That's with parts from my Sb130. I purposely had some heavier parts but I think it wouldn't be hard to get this bike under 27 pounds pretty easily. I think a Fox 34 is lighter than the new Pike. Lighter tires and wheels. Lighter pedals.

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    The old frame looks cooler..... but I'm sure the new one is a great bike.

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    There's a BKXC early cut video that just got posted on Patreon. Time to kill 20 minutes!

    It's Ibis sponsored so I guess I don't feel weird about sharing the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    thakns for the ride report. sounds awesome.

    any chance on an actual frame weight?
    Sorry I didn't have the shop weigh the frame prior to the build.

    BTW - Kudos to Probikesupply.com - awesome shop and they have some stock coming in soon so look them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    thakns for the ride report. sounds awesome.

    any chance on an actual frame weight?
    https://www.fanatikbike.com/
    They have all the weights
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    i kinda dislike these arbitrary reach increments some makers are moving toward.

    25mil diff between medium and large feels like alot? i want a 460 bike lol.

    450 - 475.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    https://www.fanatikbike.com/
    They have all the weights
    wanted to see an actual pic.

    do you know the frame weight difference between this and the ripmo? cant be that much

    *eta - looking at the geo between the two, it ALMOST looks like they use the same front triangle mold, with some small revisions (shock mount relief).

    ibis lists 6.1lbs for ripmo frame weight, but doesn't specify whether it includes DPX2. they say 5.1 for ripley sans shock. if you took the shock out of the equation, the frames would weigh the same. if ripley is 6.1 PLUS shock, you're still only a pound difference in frame weight for an inch more travel.

    sort of interesting.

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    Large black ordered

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    Looks great, not sure worth upgrading over my LS V2 though. It is already at 28 pounds with no real weight weenie parts and dont see my self going to 2.6 tires on a FS. The shorter chain stays and longer reach were a good move though.

    Those who seem like they had for awhile curious how you like the seat tube angle do you really notice it?
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    Very cool bike. If I didn't have so much invested in my Ripley V2 I would consider getting this new one. 26.5 lbs with pedals.

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    anyone been able to order blue XL from anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Just a quick ride report as I only had for a short ride through some technical single track, chunky down hill and a long climb back to the car. Down hill through chunk it handled really well. Way better than the first gen Ripley LS I had. Iíd dare to say almost as good as my sb130 but this trail is not too over the top so I think the 130 had more in reserve. The suspension felt plush! I realized how much I missed dw link bikes. It didnít feel like my old pivot Mach 5.5 plush but way more than the sb100 I had last year for sure. And very similar to the 130. The sb100 had a habit of feeling like it skipped over consecutive small bumps or rough stuff but the new Ripley doesnít. Felt more in control. Also Iím not a great climber but I was in one or two gears higher climbing than I was with my sb130 which I just rode last Thursday. Loved that! Anyway, I am happy with the new rig. Build details are:

    Large Ripley frame
    Matte King mango headset and BB
    SRAM AXS - whoa, never thought I'd go electronic but it is sweet
    EE Wing cranks with carbon ti ring
    RS Pike Ultimate - 130mm - really like it. I've been a fox guy for a long time but the new Pike felt plush.
    Fox 175 Dropper
    Enve bar and stem
    We are one Insider wheel set with Project 321 hubs. Nobby Nic 2.35 rear and Magic Mary 2.35 front

    Saddle is 74cm high from center of the bb for reference. I am 5'10.5'. My large Yeti SB130 felt a tab big in both reach and top tube. I was surprised to see that the TT is quoted at 630cm vs 625 of the Yeti. It feels shorter when seated. Anyway I think this bike will do really well for Ibis.
    Love to hear more of how it compares to SB100 in climbing and rock gardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    Love to hear more of how it compares to SB100 in climbing and rock gardens.

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    I need more time on it in rock gardens but longer sustained climbs I'd say it's as good as the Yeti sb100 but with a tad more travel. I also need more time on technical climbs but I sense it will be good. Will report back. I have a sizing issue with Yeti's as I am right in the middle of a medium and large (5'10.5" with longer arms). My sb100 was a medium and felt a bit too small. My sb130 was a large and was a hair too big. The large Ripley fit is great. Easier to weight the bike on tricky rocky switchback descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
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    ^This^ - fresh from the "not effing around" department.

    Great work. Looks fantastic.

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    Accept 34T round ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
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    So where id you get your bike so you could get it early? I need to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    anyone been able to order blue XL from anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    anyone been able to order blue XL from anywhere?
    Shaun at N+1 bikes has a blue XL in stock. (502) 718-7246

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Just a quick ride report as I only had for a short ride through some technical single track, chunky down hill and a long climb back to the car. Down hill through chunk it handled really well. Way better than the first gen Ripley LS I had. Iíd dare to say almost as good as my sb130 but this trail is not too over the top so I think the 130 had more in reserve. The suspension felt plush! I realized how much I missed dw link bikes. It didnít feel like my old pivot Mach 5.5 plush but way more than the sb100 I had last year for sure. And very similar to the 130. The sb100 had a habit of feeling like it skipped over consecutive small bumps or rough stuff but the new Ripley doesnít. Felt more in control. Also Iím not a great climber but I was in one or two gears higher climbing than I was with my sb130 which I just rode last Thursday. Loved that! Anyway, I am happy with the new rig. Build details are:

    Large Ripley frame
    Matte King mango headset and BB
    SRAM AXS - whoa, never thought I'd go electronic but it is sweet
    EE Wing cranks with carbon ti ring
    RS Pike Ultimate - 130mm - really like it. I've been a fox guy for a long time but the new Pike felt plush.
    Fox 175 Dropper
    Enve bar and stem
    We are one Insider wheel set with Project 321 hubs. Nobby Nic 2.35 rear and Magic Mary 2.35 front

    Saddle is 74cm high from center of the bb for reference. I am 5'10.5'. My large Yeti SB130 felt a tab big in both reach and top tube. I was surprised to see that the TT is quoted at 630cm vs 625 of the Yeti. It feels shorter when seated. Anyway I think this bike will do really well for Ibis.
    Looks fantastic! What brakes are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogswell23 View Post
    Looks fantastic! What brakes are those?
    Thank you. They're TRP G-Spec Slates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    Shaun at N+1 bikes has a blue XL in stock. (502) 718-7246
    I'll pimp Probikesupply.com as well.

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    Props to Ibis for allowing easy access to frame-only purchases. Even more props for ignoring that SuperDuperBoostyBoost nonsense that ensnared Pivot.

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    I think it would look a lot better if they would have just done a straight top tube. Whats the point of having it "swoopy"? The stand over is not directly under the nose of the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHRracer View Post
    I think it would look a lot better if they would have just done a straight top tube. Whats the point of having it "swoopy"? The stand over is not directly under the nose of the saddle.
    The standover is still lower than if it were just a straight top tube because of the "swoop".
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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    wanted to see an actual pic.

    do you know the frame weight difference between this and the ripmo? cant be that much

    *eta - looking at the geo between the two, it ALMOST looks like they use the same front triangle mold, with some small revisions (shock mount relief).

    ibis lists 6.1lbs for ripmo frame weight, but doesn't specify whether it includes DPX2. they say 5.1 for ripley sans shock. if you took the shock out of the equation, the frames would weigh the same. if ripley is 6.1 PLUS shock, you're still only a pound difference in frame weight for an inch more travel.

    sort of interesting.
    Just for reference my XL Ripmo frame w/X2, axle, SP clamp and headset was 6lbs 12oz on a park scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    Just for reference my XL Ripmo frame w/X2, axle, SP clamp and headset was 6lbs 12oz on a park scale.

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    thats really really good. thx for the data point. so like 5.5 for bare frame. account for XL over medium, and thats less than a 100g diff between a Md ripmo and a med ripley.

    VERY similar if not nearly identical molds, i wonder if any ONE of those 'journalists' they wined and dined noticed the similarity and asked what differences there are in the carbon layup, if any. probably noone?

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    i hope BikeYoke makes a yoke for it so you can run a real shock. that would be siick. maybe even add a concentric 'flip chip' mount like Spot Bikes and Nicolai use. double siiick. are you listening Ibis?

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    Ibis replied. 34T round is max size on new Ripley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
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    i hope BikeYoke makes a yoke for it so you can run a real shock. that would be siick. maybe even add a concentric 'flip chip' mount like Spot Bikes and Nicolai use. double siiick. are you listening Ibis?

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    Why couldn't a different shock be run as is? The shaft is just rotated 90*. I haven't checked what options are available in that size. So maybe that is the limiting factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    Why couldn't a different shock be run as is? The shaft is just rotated 90*. I haven't checked what options are available in that size. So maybe that is the limiting factor?

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    yea just the metric size. 190x45. 200x51 imperial would be a nice alternative (maybe spaced down) and opens up more options.

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    Wow, will be hard to stay away from this... Although, I already have an "XC" wheelset & DB Inline that I can change into my Ripmo for lighter days, which drops about 1.5kg in total, so perhaps I can hold out!

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    Yeah, I'm glad I already have my Ripmo otherwise this would be a really hard decision. As it is, while thinking about building up a second wheelset for the Ripmo, it's really hard not to think "Okay, so the cost of a new Ibis carbon i9 wheelset, X01 cassette, rotors, tires... Hmm, how much can I get a complete Ripley for?" And not having to change wheels between rides? Priceless.

    (my rationalizing game is strooooong.)

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    I've been swapping wheelsets on my Ripmo for months and to be honest, it's annoying. I've been swapping rotors/cassette as well though.

    There just seems to be a lot of overlap between the Ripmo/Ripley so it's hard for me to justify both. In the end, I know it's a losing battle and I'll end up with a Ripley since I'm getting older and prefer big days going fast on blue/black singletrack rather than the really steep stuff and blasting fast through rocks.

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    doing some math on the geo calc using ibis' numbers.

    there's veryyyyy little difference in geometry between the ripley and the ripmo when you control for fork length... 11.5mm in reach

    what this means is, the ripmo runs a relatively HIGH bottom bracket, and the ripley runs a relatively LOW BB at with their standard-spec forks

    only a ~4mm diff in BB height with a 140 fork on both (MRP Ribbon A2C used here).
    net net is, just buy a ripmo and put whatever fork you want on it

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    How do you find it compared to the sb100 which I have. The sb100 for tight twisty techy single-track which I ride a lot is what I find the sb100 is amazing at. It's so fast. How's the Ripley on flatter tight twisty terrain and tight switchbacks ?

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    I got the sb100 so I could do cross country races and it be my trail bike. I wonder if the new Ripley is more geared towards the trail side of things. Not sure about xc racing on it ? What do you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by olibluegoat View Post
    How do you find it compared to the sb100 which I have. The sb100 for tight twisty techy single-track which I ride a lot is what I find the sb100 is amazing at. It's so fast. How's the Ripley on flatter tight twisty terrain and tight switchbacks ?
    I have a SB100 with Avalanche modded fork and shock. I am intrigued my the Ripley, but honestly I am not sure what it could do better. Yeah more travel, but I can't imagine it can do much more than the SB. The Avalanche mods really smoothed the package out. It's no downhill bike, but wow it's a great singletrack, trail bike for the mid Atlantic and northeast. I will have the SB at Dirt Fest in West Virginia and will demo the Ripley at the same time.

    I have also watched and read all of the reviews online for the Ripley. What I am not seeing is a huge "wow" response from the reviewers. They seem to "like" the bike, but not love it. That tells me something. I equate what I have read and watched as the Ripley is pretty good comfort food. I need to try it myself.

    I am not a Yeti fanboy and my post isn't about supporting one or the other. It's feedback for Oil's post to not worry about if he has or not a great bike and needs something else.

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    What avy mods have you done. How have you found them ?

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    Trying to start putting together parts and been wanting to try the Manitou Mattoc. No extended downhills here in FL, so stability not a huge factor. Will the 48mm offset be noticeable vs the recommended 44mm? I would actually prefer more responsive steering for tight switchbacks at slow speeds.

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    Damn it.

    I had my heart set on a newly redesigned Hightower when they come out this summer but this new Ripley is a serious contender. Ugh, decisions, decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    I have a SB100 with Avalanche modded fork and shock. I am intrigued my the Ripley, but honestly I am not sure what it could do better. Yeah more travel, but I can't imagine it can do much more than the SB. The Avalanche mods really smoothed the package out. It's no downhill bike, but wow it's a great singletrack, trail bike for the mid Atlantic and northeast. I will have the SB at Dirt Fest in West Virginia and will demo the Ripley at the same time.

    I have also watched and read all of the reviews online for the Ripley. What I am not seeing is a huge "wow" response from the reviewers. They seem to "like" the bike, but not love it. That tells me something. I equate what I have read and watched as the Ripley is pretty good comfort food. I need to try it myself.

    I am not a Yeti fanboy and my post isn't about supporting one or the other. It's feedback for Oil's post to not worry about if he has or not a great bike and needs something else.

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    Would love to hear your thoughts on the difference the Avalanche mod made versus the stock shock on the sb100. I had an Avalanche Chubbie on my Canfield Riot a few years ago and man that was a great shock.

    In response to sb100 vs the new Ripley I think the sb100 leans more towards the xc spectrum than the Ripley for sure. The sb100 definitely isnít an xc bike tho. Iíve had a Scalpel and thereís no comparison. The geo of the sb100 makes it so much more capable. The only downside for me with yetiís in general is their sizing. Iím right in between sizes and I felt it on my sb100 medium. Too small.

    Regarding my earlier post ride comments on the Ripley I try to not be too effusive this early in the game but Iíll say that for my type of riding (typical trail riding in CA, no big hucking) the Ripley is awesome so far. Heading out now for another ride! Nice to be excited to ride again.

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    Damn it x 2!

    I just brought a Ripley LS 3 months ago. This new one addresses my main complaints that the reach is too short for the given frame size and 6lbs is a little heavy for a short travel trail bike.

    Anyone interested in a lightly used Ripley LS

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    This new Ripley makes my bike decision a little harder. My top contender has been the Spot Mayhem and now the Ripley might throw a monkey wrench in that purchase.

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    I wonder if they will have these in the demo truck for next weekends gig in NC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    I have a SB100 with Avalanche modded fork and shock. I am intrigued my the Ripley, but honestly I am not sure what it could do better. Yeah more travel, but I can't imagine it can do much more than the SB. The Avalanche mods really smoothed the package out. It's no downhill bike, but wow it's a great singletrack, trail bike for the mid Atlantic and northeast. I will have the SB at Dirt Fest in West Virginia and will demo the Ripley at the same time.

    I have also watched and read all of the reviews online for the Ripley. What I am not seeing is a huge "wow" response from the reviewers. They seem to "like" the bike, but not love it. That tells me something. I equate what I have read and watched as the Ripley is pretty good comfort food. I need to try it myself.

    I am not a Yeti fanboy and my post isn't about supporting one or the other. It's feedback for Oil's post to not worry about if he has or not a great bike and needs something else.

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    I rode the new Ripley and the sb100 back to back swapping between the two bikes with a friend who is similar weight and height as myself. The new Ripley is noticeably more stable at higher speeds and more confidence-inspiring descending steeper terrain.
    Switching between the two on climbs was also interesting to notice how much steeper the seat tube angle is on the Ripley.
    If your riding emphasis is more xc, throw a faster set of rolling tires on the Ripley and I think you'd be surprised at how close it is to the sb100. That said, with some burly tires the Ripley should be a good all day do everything bike for 95% of the riders out there!
    In the tight single track descents that are real flowy and fast the Ripley actually feels better than the sb100 in my opinion. You can really lay into the suspension harder and the bike feels like it has a stiffer platform to stand on.
    Before the yeti sb100 I owned a pivot Trail 429. The Ripley is the best bike of the three for my trail system and riding style. That said, I loved all three bikes a lot. The Ripley and T429 have the most overlap and I would pick the Ripley over the T429 every time.

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    The numbers do not scream XC/Endurance bike for me. It screams mini-Ripmo for mellower terrain. It will get you up nice a fast and efficiently and get you down with fun, but not monster truck fun. Nothing wrong with that and if I lived somewhere with longer, less tight single track, I might be all over the V4. Its just not what I was hoping for considering my needs (ok...wants).

    I'll checking out the intense sniper for the my endurance needs, but will give the Ripley a shot at a demo day just to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    I rode the new Ripley and the sb100 back to back swapping between the two bikes with a friend who is similar weight and height as myself. The new Ripley is noticeably more stable at higher speeds and more confidence-inspiring descending steeper terrain.
    Switching between the two on climbs was also interesting to notice how much steeper the seat tube angle is on the Ripley.
    If your riding emphasis is more xc, throw a faster set of rolling tires on the Ripley and I think you'd be surprised at how close it is to the sb100. That said, with some burly tires the Ripley should be a good all day do everything bike for 95% of the riders out there!
    In the tight single track descents that are real flowy and fast the Ripley actually feels better than the sb100 in my opinion. You can really lay into the suspension harder and the bike feels like it has a stiffer platform to stand on.
    Before the yeti sb100 I owned a pivot Trail 429. The Ripley is the best bike of the three for my trail system and riding style. That said, I loved all three bikes a lot. The Ripley and T429 have the most overlap and I would pick the Ripley over the T429 every time.

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    Great. Thanks for the info. I am in an area with a lot of roots and rock gardens. Not many drops. How do you characterize the Ripley in conditions where there are repetitive hits and tech climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    I wonder if they will have these in the demo truck for next weekends gig in NC?
    I'd bet they do. My LBS sent a notice that they'd have them available at their May 18th demo day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    I wonder if they will have these in the demo truck for next weekends gig in NC?
    They will, confirmed yesterday. Availability might be interesting, hopefully they have two of each size like they do with Ripmos. I'm going to make sure to get there early...

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    What are your thoughts between the two? On the v3 now. Was looking for more slack and stretched out, possibly thinking more travel. The v3 can get easily overwhelmed on high speed or chunky descents here in Utah. The reach numbers on the v4 take care of one of my concerns.

    Was looking at SB130 and Ripmo before this was announced. Is the SB130 more Ripley v4 or Ripmo from you first hand experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Would love to hear your thoughts on the difference the Avalanche mod made versus the stock shock on the sb100. I had an Avalanche Chubbie on my Canfield Riot a few years ago and man that was a great shock.

    In response to sb100 vs the new Ripley I think the sb100 leans more towards the xc spectrum than the Ripley for sure. The sb100 definitely isnít an xc bike tho. Iíve had a Scalpel and thereís no comparison. The geo of the sb100 makes it so much more capable. The only downside for me with yetiís in general is their sizing. Iím right in between sizes and I felt it on my sb100 medium. Too small.

    Regarding my earlier post ride comments on the Ripley I try to not be too effusive this early in the game but Iíll say that for my type of riding (typical trail riding in CA, no big hucking) the Ripley is awesome so far. Heading out now for another ride! Nice to be excited to ride again.
    The Avy mods smoothed the bike out. I am able to run higher pressure and still get the proper sag. This keeps the suspension from getting into the mid travel too quickly. HSC then, which is always too fast in the stock hardware (because it's necessary), is slowed down and more comfortable. I had both fork and shook done so they work in unison. I don't do a great job explaining, but it works.

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    Anyone interested in a new 2019 SB100 XO1 Race with carbon wheel upgrade! I'm an Ibis guy.

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    Edit...its all here now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdavis View Post
    Interesting to me that all these people already have their Ripleys when Ibis still hasnt sent all the parts for the Ripmo I ordered 2 months ago and the frame arrived almost 3 weeks ago.
    that's hilarious (and sad).

    what parts? like bushings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cue003 View Post
    This new Ripley makes my bike decision a little harder. My top contender has been the Spot Mayhem and now the Ripley might throw a monkey wrench in that purchase.
    that spot mayhem 130 is heavy. ripley is more like the ryve i'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
    Trying to start putting together parts and been wanting to try the Manitou Mattoc. No extended downhills here in FL, so stability not a huge factor. Will the 48mm offset be noticeable vs the recommended 44mm? I would actually prefer more responsive steering for tight switchbacks at slow speeds.
    48 would be more than fine.

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    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Because someone has to say it: Downcountry AF.
    Yes. Almost verging on UPduro.

    Nice looking bike. I'm glad there is room for big tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    I rode the new Ripley and the sb100 back to back swapping between the two bikes with a friend who is similar weight and height as myself. The new Ripley is noticeably more stable at higher speeds and more confidence-inspiring descending steeper terrain.
    Switching between the two on climbs was also interesting to notice how much steeper the seat tube angle is on the Ripley.
    If your riding emphasis is more xc, throw a faster set of rolling tires on the Ripley and I think you'd be surprised at how close it is to the sb100. That said, with some burly tires the Ripley should be a good all day do everything bike for 95% of the riders out there!
    In the tight single track descents that are real flowy and fast the Ripley actually feels better than the sb100 in my opinion. You can really lay into the suspension harder and the bike feels like it has a stiffer platform to stand on.
    Before the yeti sb100 I owned a pivot Trail 429. The Ripley is the best bike of the three for my trail system and riding style. That said, I loved all three bikes a lot. The Ripley and T429 have the most overlap and I would pick the Ripley over the T429 every time.

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    Great post and info. I'm on a Ripmo now and am thinking about switching to the Ripley. Or, keeping the Ripmo and adding a Blur or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMIjer View Post
    Looks great, not sure worth upgrading over my LS V2 though. It is already at 28 pounds with no real weight weenie parts and dont see my self going to 2.6 tires on a FS. The shorter chain stays and longer reach were a good move though.

    Those who seem like they had for awhile curious how you like the seat tube angle do you really notice it?
    Iíve only had two rides. Seat tube angle is immediately noticeable. Feels like more weight on my hands on the flats. May get some riser bars to relieve that. Some knee pain after rides as well - either need a fitting or some time to adjust.


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    I emailed Ibis about the numbers with 120mm fork mainly BB height.

    Running 120mm fork like a Fox 34 SC will lower the BB by 2.3mm and putting on more XC type tires at 2.3 will lower by another 4mm so that puts it ~6.5mm which would put BB height at 328.5mm. Can't decide if that's too low or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdavis View Post
    Interesting to me that all these people already have their Ripleys when Ibis still hasnt sent all the parts for the Ripmo I ordered 2 months ago and the frame arrived almost 3 weeks ago.
    I think they might be stretched thin right now and showing some cracks. The Ripley v4 I got was missing the hardware for one of the linkages. They had to pull stuff off the M they received. My fork also didn't have a stanchion O ring for setting sag. No big deal, and maybe that's they way things go these days. There is also no setup guide for the new bike, only the LS. So just started with LS psi recommendations and went from there. I needed to tweak the BikeYoke revive and after finding a manual on the Internet, I think I need to add air. Manual references an Air tool. Should that come with the bike? I didn't get it. I don't know. Little things. Adapting. Still love the new Ripley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
    I emailed Ibis about the numbers with 120mm fork mainly BB height.

    Running 120mm fork like a Fox 34 SC will lower the BB by 2.3mm and putting on more XC type tires at 2.3 will lower by another 4mm so that puts it ~6.5mm which would put BB height at 328.5mm. Can't decide if that's too low or not...
    it's too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    it's too low.
    I disagree. Depends on where you ride. I had a 1st gen and now own a 2nd gen Ripley and my BB height according to the website is 325 and I have never had a problem with it. To be honest I would rather be closer to the ground as opposed to farther away. To each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    it's too low.
    Yep that's what I was leaning towards. Oh well maybe someday Ibis will release a real XC/Marathon bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
    Yep that's what I was leaning towards. Oh well maybe someday Ibis will release a real XC/Marathon bike.
    thinking out loud, i wonder what a 200mm (7.875in) shock would do to the geo. it'd raise the bb for sure and sharpen the HA to at least 67; i wonder if the yoke would hit the seat stay.

    wish ibis had ppl on these boards...

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    Yes that's Jason.. Should have a youtube video up soon for us all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Itís officallly on ibisís site so I happy to post mine.









    This thing is beautiful, but I would say that because that's almost my intended build too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    thinking out loud, i wonder what a 200mm (7.875in) shock would do to the geo. it'd raise the bb for sure and sharpen the HA to at least 67; i wonder if the yoke would hit the seat stay.

    wish ibis had ppl on these boards...
    That's a big NO. The yoke to seat tube clearance is far less than 10mm. Extra stroke might be possible, but you are only looking at 2-3mm. If u want more travel get a ripmo. The weight different isn't that much.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    it's too low.
    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I disagree. Depends on where you ride. I had a 1st gen and now own a 2nd gen Ripley and my BB height according to the website is 325 and I have never had a problem with it. To be honest I would rather be closer to the ground as opposed to farther away. To each his own.
    Excatly, according to Ibis my V2 Ripley with 2.6 tires was 13''/331mm and I run it with 2.4/2.3 combo and 170mm cranks and haven't found the bike too low.
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    That is my biggest concern with these steep seat angle bikes. Makes sense for a long, steep climb because your weight tends to shift backwards. On the downs doesn't matter cause you're standing.

    For the rolling terrain I have here in MD there's more seated riding that's not a climb, which I worry is going to cause some hand pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    For the rolling terrain I have here in MD there's more seated riding that's not a climb, which I worry is going to cause some hand pain.
    I also have wolftooth fat paw grips on my old bike. The stock grips transmit every vibration, so that could have been a contributing factor. Didnít really notice it until mile 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I disagree. Depends on where you ride. I had a 1st gen and now own a 2nd gen Ripley and my BB height according to the website is 325 and I have never had a problem with it. To be honest I would rather be closer to the ground as opposed to farther away. To each his own.
    Agreed. V3 with a 120 stepcast and 2.35 RoRos and I'm fine (170 cranks). I think too many people mindlessly pedal and get strikes. I too would rather be closer to the ground and just learn how to pedal without hitting everything....

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    +1 for fat paws. My hands were miserable on my Kona with regular grips and after adding the fat paws it all went away.

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    How "quiet" is the new Ripley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    Always missed the Mojo look from the Ripley, and I wish, although it holds for almost every single mtb on the market, that the lines of he bike were not ruined by the "need" of having space for a water bottle. But other than that this might be my next frame when I'll grow tired of my HD3. Finally the frame is solidly around 5 pounds medium! It is finally where is was, but probably stronger, with the Mojo Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    How "quiet" is the new Ripley?

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    No cable rattle. Sounded like my brake rotor got pinged a time or two maybe by a rock. Bike yoke dropper made a couple noises until I tightened it down a bit more. Thatís all I noticed but I have noisy trails and ringing ears.


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    If youíre wondering - Ripley is not easily fitting a large (xl?) water bottle (camelbak podium). Also lacks bosses for 2nd bottle that I think old ones had. Iím thinking of having a bag or two made for it.

    Made before release - combined the frame with ripmo images off ibis site...




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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
    If youíre wondering - Ripley is not easily fitting a large (xl?) water bottle (camelbak podium). Also lacks bosses for 2nd bottle that I think old ones had. Iím thinking of having a bag or two made for it.

    Made before release - combined the frame with ripmo images off ibis site...




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    I may try my Wolftooth b-rad, and run 2 bottles.

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    If I go sc34 it'd be my push to get off the fence and try 165mm cranks.

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    here's another chart for your perusal.

    RIPLEY w/ 130mm MRP (5mm taller than equiv Fox) on the left in RED

    RIPMO w/ 150mm Fox on right in GREEN.

    very nearly identical. really interesting to me. basically comes down to:
    do you want to lose half a pound in exchange for a bit more flex and an inch less travel.

    2019 Ibis Ripley V4-ripley-130mrp-left-ripmo-150-fox-right.jpg

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    We've got one coming in on Friday, it is currently unclaimed.
    One what?

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    No cable rattle or anything for that matter. Itís supper quiet.

    Also got some new shoes for the rig. I think Iím done.



    Also I got a more accurate weight of my large Ripley. Except for the front tire (Magic Mary 2.35) and the new Pike Ultimate I donít know where you could lose anymore weight without changing the bikes personality. Iím happy with 27.5 lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdavis View Post
    Edit...its all here now!!!
    Same for me. Waiting on a ripmo and they are shipping Ripley v4s...

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    Nice work on the ripmo vs Ripley geometry graphs. I was thinking it but you proved it.

    Would could run a dps (if they make the size) on the ripmo and lose 1/2 pound too.

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    ha looks like Ibis' old school dealer restrictions have struck.

    i get the restrictions on selling out of state is supposed to protect the local dealer, but that's just not how people make purchases any more (dunno how fanatik gets around this though).

    i haven't bought a car in-state in years, if ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    No cable rattle or anything for that matter. Itís supper quiet.

    Also got some new shoes for the rig. I think Iím done.



    Also I got a more accurate weight of my large Ripley. Except for the front tire (Magic Mary 2.35) and the new Pike Ultimate I donít know where you could lose anymore weight without changing the bikes personality. Iím happy with 27.5 lbs.

    nice build, but that seems a touch heavy? did you get a frame-only weight by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Dude View Post
    Nice work on the ripmo vs Ripley geometry graphs. I was thinking it but you proved it.

    Would could run a dps (if they make the size) on the ripmo and lose 1/2 pound too.
    thanks! yea i guess you totally could. some good inline shocks out there and coming out soon (MRP cough)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    nice build, but that seems a touch heavy? did you get a frame-only weight by chance?
    No I didn't. I suspect the 26 lbs weight that's been bantered around is a medium. Honestly, I am not too worried as it feels solid. Stiffer than my old sb100. I am really like the new Pike fork too.

    The only way I think I could get down into the 26 range would be to run some XC tires like Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25's. I'd drop a pound but probably not enjoy it!

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    How do you find it compared to the sb100 which I have. The sb100 for tight twisty techy single-track which I ride a lot is what I find the sb100 is amazing at. It's so fast. How's the Ripley on flatter tight twisty terrain and tight switchbacks ?
    Yes, any one who could compare to the SB100 would be most appreciated.
    I'm torn between these two frames.

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    Yes, any one who could compare to the SB100 would be most appreciated.
    I'm torn between these two frames.
    If you're a medium, I've got an almost new SB100 I'd sell you. My new Ripley will be ready next week.
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    Good ride on my Ripley 4 L (28.25lb without pedals, gx build, only carbon bar upgraded) after work given what I can access. 12mi 750ft of climbing. I really like the geometry. Ergonomics feel good, even with a bum right knee, and power transfer is excellent. Sitting on short steep sections was a delight. Being more centered is an adjustment for cornering but as I find what works the bike starts to rail. Descending the Ripley wants to rocket and flows at speed. I am still working on what I like for rear shock. 25% feels too firm. Running 15mm sag.

    I am also very pleased with the gx build. $5k is still $5k but relative to other bikes I considered, gx build is a good bang for buck. I built my previous 2 bikes and would have liked to do that again, but so much has changed that I wanted a solid setup to learn and explore. In time I will pimp this ride.

    Last comment is about the wide rims and tires. I initially expected I would hate the NN (past experience) and quickly move to narrower rubber (and wheels). But I am learning to like the wide profile and the NN is not bad at all in the rear. I have to get on more trail conditions before I sort out the HD up front. Works like a charm so far. Seeing the big tire up front and feeling/hearing the sensation of both makes me feel slower but my time on this little loop today says otherwise.

    I am stoked so far. Going to ride the snot out of this bike.

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    So I think you are MTB Yum Yum if so I asked these questions on your youtube video but might as well ask here to benefit other people. I currently am on the V2 Ripley and want to upgrade this spring. I am looking at either the new Ripley or the SB100. I live in Michigan and we don't have super rowdy trails so I don't necessarily need alot of travel.

    Between the Ripley V4 and the SB100 which bike is faster from a standstill and which do you think is faster on flat trails? I know my V2 Ripley is extremely fast in those 2 categories. I really don't need to upgrade but have had my bike for about 4 years and just want to. Also I did get a chance to demo a SB100 when I was in Newport Beach but only around ProBike Supply which is all pavement. To be honest the reach on the SB100 was about as far as I would want it. I test rode a medium which is the size I ride on my V2 Ripley.

    My main concern with the new Ripley is my V2, according to the Ibis website, has a reach of 411 and the new one has a reach of 450. Also the SB100 had a reach of 432 which seems about as far as I would like to go. I am thinking the reach of 450 will just be to long for me. Any thoughts on this and answers to my questions comparing the Rip to the SB100 would be much appreciated.

    And I will admit I am an Ibis Fanboi. I also own the Tranny 29er and have owned a couple of Mojo 3's but the Mojo's are just more than I need around here in Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    So I think you are MTB Yum Yum if so I asked these questions on your youtube video but might as well ask here to benefit other people. I currently am on the V2 Ripley and want to upgrade this spring. I am looking at either the new Ripley or the SB100. I live in Michigan and we don't have super rowdy trails so I don't necessarily need alot of travel.

    Between the Ripley V4 and the SB100 which bike is faster from a standstill and which do you think is faster on flat trails? I know my V2 Ripley is extremely fast in those 2 categories. I really don't need to upgrade but have had my bike for about 4 years and just want to. Also I did get a chance to demo a SB100 when I was in Newport Beach but only around ProBike Supply which is all pavement. To be honest the reach on the SB100 was about as far as I would want it. I test rode a medium which is the size I ride on my V2 Ripley.

    My main concern with the new Ripley is my V2, according to the Ibis website, has a reach of 411 and the new one has a reach of 450. Also the SB100 had a reach of 432 which seems about as far as I would like to go. I am thinking the reach of 450 will just be to long for me. Any thoughts on this and answers to my questions comparing the Rip to the SB100 would be much appreciated.

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    Iím not yumyum but many people think reach is the same as top tube. Reach is standing and top tube is sitting. Feet to hands vs butt to hands. Just wanted to point this out because the Ripley is not long when seated - apologies if you already know this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
    Iím not yumyum but many people think reach is the same as top tube. Reach is standing and top tube is sitting. Feet to hands vs butt to hands. Just wanted to point this out because the Ripley is not long when seated - apologies if you already know this!


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    I definitely knew that reach is not the same as top tube but I do get confused when discussing reach and stack. I always figure a lower stack gives on the feeling of being more in the bike instead of on the bike, if that makes sense.

    So what you are saying that Reach is when you are standing up mashing on pedals and top tube is when you are seated and spinning? The one thing I have heard is a longer reach makes one lean farther forward on climbs which in turn helps the climbs. Is any of what I am saying right? It really is a bummer because living in Michigan if you don't ride Spesh or Trek there really is not options for demos. However there is a really great Pivot dealer but Pivots haven't every really done it for me. I am a huge fan of Ibis and have always wanted to own a Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    The one thing I have heard is a longer reach makes one lean farther forward on climbs which in turn helps the climbs. Is any of what I am saying right?
    Bike geo is confusing to me as well! Most people climb sitting so a shorter top tube would put your weight forward, which is what people say about the steep seat tube and this bike / Ripmo. It makes it so you donít have to lean forward as much.

    Reach seems tied to going downhill or over obstacles and a longer reach moves your center of gravity back which feels good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
    Iím not yumyum but many people think reach is the same as top tube. Reach is standing and top tube is sitting. Feet to hands vs butt to hands. Just wanted to point this out because the Ripley is not long when seated - apologies if you already know this!


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    So after doing a little research I think I have it figured out. So comparing the SB100 to the Ripley V4.

    SB100 - TT 605 and Reach 432

    Ripley V4 - TT 603 and Reach 450

    So I am assuming the Ripley and SB100 would feel almost identical when seated. I almost always stay seated when climbing steep uphills. But when standing and riding fast downhill or on flats the Ripley would give more confidence since it would feel like I am more on the back of the bike because the Reach is longer. Am I making the correct assumptions? Just wish we had a Yeti and Ibis dealer here so I could ride the darn bikes back to back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    So I am assuming the Ripley and SB100 would feel almost identical when seated. I almost always stay seated when climbing steep uphills. But when standing and riding fast downhill or on flats the Ripley would give more confidence since it would feel like I am more on the back of the bike because the Reach is longer.
    In the video yum yum says itís more stable than the yeti, so maybe the reach explains it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    So after doing a little research I think I have it figured out. So comparing the SB100 to the Ripley V4.

    SB100 - TT 605 and Reach 432

    Ripley V4 - TT 603 and Reach 450

    So I am assuming the Ripley and SB100 would feel almost identical when seated. I almost always stay seated when climbing steep uphills. But when standing and riding fast downhill or on flats the Ripley would give more confidence since it would feel like I am more on the back of the bike because the Reach is longer. Am I making the correct assumptions? Just wish we had a Yeti and Ibis dealer here so I could ride the darn bikes back to back.
    I've bolded the bit I'll try to help you with.

    The longer reach will definitely (to a point) help with descending confidence, not so much because you feel like you're off the back of the bike, but because you're more centered. And the extra length really helps reduce any feeling of being too far forward, as even when you're leaning forward to apply pressure during corners or in tech sections, you have more forward room in the bike to play with.

    Coming from a large HD3 (432mm reach) to a large Ripmo (471mm reach) I feel like I can really ride the front wheel without any worry of going OTB.

    Hopefully that makes a bit of sense and help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isildur View Post
    I've bolded the bit I'll try to help you with.

    The longer reach will definitely (to a point) help with descending confidence, not so much because you feel like you're off the back of the bike, but because you're more centered. And the extra length really helps reduce any feeling of being too far forward, as even when you're leaning forward to apply pressure during corners or in tech sections, you have more forward room in the bike to play with.

    Coming from a large HD3 (432mm reach) to a large Ripmo (471mm reach) I feel like I can really ride the front wheel without any worry of going OTB.

    Hopefully that makes a bit of sense and help you
    Yes it does and thanks for taking the time to explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    So after doing a little research I think I have it figured out. So comparing the SB100 to the Ripley V4.

    SB100 - TT 605 and Reach 432

    Ripley V4 - TT 603 and Reach 450

    So I am assuming the Ripley and SB100 would feel almost identical when seated. I almost always stay seated when climbing steep uphills. But when standing and riding fast downhill or on flats the Ripley would give more confidence since it would feel like I am more on the back of the bike because the Reach is longer. Am I making the correct assumptions? Just wish we had a Yeti and Ibis dealer here so I could ride the darn bikes back to back.
    correct - ripley has a longer Front Center

    Longer reach on the ripley reflects a significantly steeper seat tube (~1 deg?). the top tube "starts" farther forward and thus increases reach looking forward compared to yeti despite similar length TTs. on XC bikes especially, seat tube angle should NOT dictate your saddle position fore-aft; it should be located relative to BB for optimal pedaling (reach dimension isolates this when comparing).

    to check/compare saddle fore aft position, (1) back the rear tire against a wall, (2) measure distance from tire/wall to BB spindle, (3) measure distance from wall on a horizontal plane to back of saddle, (4) subtract step 3 number from step 2 number and that is your saddle "set back" relative to BB. this number should remain relatively constant no matter what bike you're on if seated power output is a concern.

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    All very helpful thanks guys. Unfortunately you guys canít help with the most important thing. If my V2 sells which bike to buy SB100 or Ripley V4. Damn. I have owned so many Ibisí. Ripley V1, V2, Mojo HDR 650B, Mojo 3 and Tranny 29er and loved them all with the exception of the HDR. However have always wanted a Yeti and love that Turquoise color. I am sure I canít go wrong with either. But I do love the DW-Link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    All very helpful thanks guys. Unfortunately you guys canít help with the most important thing. If my V2 sells which bike to buy SB100 or Ripley V4. Damn. I have owned so many Ibisí. Ripley V1, V2, Mojo HDR 650B, Mojo 3 and Tranny 29er and loved them all with the exception of the HDR. However have always wanted a Yeti and love that Turquoise color. I am sure I canít go wrong with either. But I do love the DW-Link.
    Look at what trails you generally ride or want to ride. Iím happy with my SB100 but I stay away from some chunkier trails that I would ride on the Ripley(have ridden before)because Iím now on a lesser travel bike. The SB100 will handle them, but with a bad shoulder I choose to stay away from some of these trails Iíve ridden in the past on my bigger bike. I will make my decision based on how well the Ripley climbs and if the DWLink suits my riding style compared to the Yeti SI. I was impressed with my short demo on the V3, but the short reach and being between sizes kept me from Ibis.

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    Mtb yumyum?
    i am yumyum on YouTube... Jason Dahl is my name

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    All very helpful thanks guys. Unfortunately you guys canít help with the most important thing. If my V2 sells which bike to buy SB100 or Ripley V4. Damn. I have owned so many Ibisí. Ripley V1, V2, Mojo HDR 650B, Mojo 3 and Tranny 29er and loved them all with the exception of the HDR. However have always wanted a Yeti and love that Turquoise color. I am sure I canít go wrong with either. But I do love the DW-Link.
    not an ibis fanboy, not a fan of yeti's shenanigans*. no real downside to ripley IMO. go ripley

    *the way they handwave away some issues and feedback received from customers in this interview is somewhat demeaning. i sense a little bit of smoke blowing form these guys. i'm sure the bikes ride every bit as good as folks purport, but it's all the other stuff that turns me off. https://nsmb.com/articles/yeti-cycle...y-and-stretch/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon123 View Post
    Yes, any one who could compare to the SB100 would be most appreciated.
    I'm torn between these two frames.
    I've got over 500 miles on the Yeti sb100 and about 50 miles on the new Ripley.

    Will be making a comparison video to upload to YouTube in the next week or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    So I think you are MTB Yum Yum if so I asked these questions on your youtube video but might as well ask here to benefit other people. I currently am on the V2 Ripley and want to upgrade this spring. I am looking at either the new Ripley or the SB100. I live in Michigan and we don't have super rowdy trails so I don't necessarily need alot of travel.

    Between the Ripley V4 and the SB100 which bike is faster from a standstill and which do you think is faster on flat trails? I know my V2 Ripley is extremely fast in those 2 categories. I really don't need to upgrade but have had my bike for about 4 years and just want to. Also I did get a chance to demo a SB100 when I was in Newport Beach but only around ProBike Supply which is all pavement. To be honest the reach on the SB100 was about as far as I would want it. I test rode a medium which is the size I ride on my V2 Ripley.

    My main concern with the new Ripley is my V2, according to the Ibis website, has a reach of 411 and the new one has a reach of 450. Also the SB100 had a reach of 432 which seems about as far as I would like to go. I am thinking the reach of 450 will just be to long for me. Any thoughts on this and answers to my questions comparing the Rip to the SB100 would be much appreciated.

    And I will admit I am an Ibis Fanboi. I also own the Tranny 29er and have owned a couple of Mojo 3's but the Mojo's are just more than I need around here in Michigan.

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    Given what you've told me about your terrain and riding style the sb100 might be the better buy for you. It is as explosive out of a slow turn as a specialized epic or Rocky Mountain Element. In terms of getting out of the hole and up-to-speed, the sb100 is a rocket ship. That said, the new Ripley's not far behind and would be the one I would choose between the two bikes but, I live in Utah and my terrain is significantly different than yours in Michigan.

    As for the reach numbers, you need to remember you're sitting much closer to the bars with a 76 degree seat tube angle. Your V3 has a 73 degree seat tube angle and reach is measured from the top of the bottom bracket to the steer tube. I'm 5'8" running a 40mm stem & 760mm bars

    They're both excellent bikes and I've enjoyed the heck out of that sb100. The Ripley is more fun basically everywhere and time will tell but I think it's close to as fast as a climber given the same tire setup.

    Last notable thing would be if you don't do a ton of climbing and you mostly ride flat undulating terrain, you might find yourself more comfortable on the sb100 with a slightly more relaxed seat angle. Again, my trails are very different than yours... I'm usually going up or down and rarely going on a flat trail. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    Given what you've told me about your terrain and riding style the sb100 might be the better buy for you. It is as explosive out of a slow turn as a specialized epic or Rocky Mountain Element. In terms of getting out of the hole and up-to-speed, the sb100 is a rocket ship. That said, the new Ripley's not far behind and would be the one I would choose between the two bikes but, I live in Utah and my terrain is significantly different than yours in Michigan.

    As for the reach numbers, you need to remember you're sitting much closer to the bars with a 76 degree seat tube angle. Your V3 has a 73 degree seat tube angle and reach is measured from the top of the bottom bracket to the steer tube. I'm 5'8" running a 40mm stem & 760mm bars

    They're both excellent bikes and I've enjoyed the heck out of that sb100. The Ripley is more fun basically everywhere and time will tell but I think it's close to as fast as a climber given the same tire setup.

    Last notable thing would be if you don't do a ton of climbing and you mostly ride flat undulating terrain, you might find yourself more comfortable on the sb100 with a slightly more relaxed seat angle. Again, my trails are very different than yours... I'm usually going up or down and rarely going on a flat trail. Good luck!

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    Jason thanks so much for the response. I will keep an eye out for your youtube video. I woudn't necessarily describe my terrain as flat more rolling terrain. We have alot of up and downs but no long uphills on fire roads. Are uphills are twisty single tracks and steep. I know alot about outwest riding because I lived in Aspen in the early 90's. My best friend lives in Sandy and we disuss riding all the time. I also spend about 10 days a winter in Snowbird and am very familar with the Utah terrain.

    Most of my riding takes place at a local trail called Pontiac Lake. It is a very fun ride with a ton of technical singletrack with a couple really difficult steep singletrack climbs. I am in agreement that the SB100 might be the better bike for what I ride. What I noticed when I demoed the SB100 though in Newport is it didn't seem as quick as my Ripley V2 however I was using flats with my trail running shoes and my Ripley is equiped with clip in pedals which is a huge difference. I do like the fact that the SB100 has a shorter wheelbase that probably will help in the switchback steep uphills to get around the corners. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
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    There's multiple reasons why the Ripley is more stable starting with the fact that it has a slacker head tube angle so you're hitting the terrain in front of you at a lesser degree then you would on the sb100. Because the reach numbers are greater on the Ripley you have more of the bike in front of you when you are standing with your hips behind the saddle in the descending position. There's other factors as well like the frame stiffness and overall wheelbase length.

    As for reach, this is just a term to describe the measurement from the distance between the bottom bracket and the steer tube. So, draw a line straight up from the bottom bracket and a line straight back from the steer tube. Measure the horizontal distance and that's you're reach number.

    The actual reach of your arms to the bars when seated is a function of the seat tube angle and the length of stem you're running on the bike. You can effectively change your actual reach or distance your arms have to reach to the bars by adjusting the saddle and reducing or increasing stem length.

    It only makes sense that more current geometry bikes that have come out in the last year including this Ripley will show greater reach numbers so as to accommodate the position of the rider, given the steeper seat tube angle putting you closer to the bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I am in agreement that the SB100 might be the better bike for what I ride. What I noticed when I demoed the SB100 though in Newport is it didn't seem as quick as my Ripley V2 however I was using flats with my trail running shoes and my Ripley is equiped with clip in pedals which is a huge difference.
    It's most likely that you demo'd the sb100 with its stock tires. The Maxxis dhf and aggressor rear tire. Those tires are a joke for a 100mm bike.

    If they were on there, and I dont see why they wouldn't have been, that's probably why the bike felt slower to you... tires can make up a huge difference on a climb. I honestly think it's a bigger factor than overall travel, geometry or suspension style in many cases.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    It's most likely that you demo'd the sb100 with its stock tires. The Maxxis dhf and aggressor rear tire. Those tires are a joke for a 100mm bike.

    If they were on there, and I dont see why they wouldn't have been, that's probably why the bike felt slower to you... tires can make up a huge difference on a climb. I honestly think it's a bigger factor than overall travel, geometry or suspension style in many cases.



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    Very good point. And yes those were the exact tires it had on them. My Ripley and Tranny 29er have both Nobby Nic front and Racing Ralph rear. My Rip has 2.35 NN and 2.25 RR. And my Tranny 29er has 2.25 NN and 2.25 RR. I love those setups and tires. I feel for my local trails they are a perfect tandem. If my Ripley V2 sells wanna sell me your SB100? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    It's most likely that you demo'd the sb100 with its stock tires. The Maxxis dhf and aggressor rear tire. Those tires are a joke for a 100mm bike.

    If they were on there, and I dont see why they wouldn't have been, that's probably why the bike felt slower to you... tires can make up a huge difference on a climb. I honestly think it's a bigger factor than overall travel, geometry or suspension style in many cases.



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    One more thing and then I have to go to bed. Itís 2 am here and I am still talking about bikes. One thing I noticed about the Yeti SB100 vs my Rip V2 is that I felt more in the bike on the SB100 compared to my Ripley. On the Ripley I feel more on top of the bike if that makes sense. I definitely liked the feeling the Yeti gave me of being in the bike. It gave me a more relaxed feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    Very good point. And yes those were the exact tires it had on them. My Ripley and Tranny 29er have both Nobby Nic front and Racing Ralph rear. My Rip has 2.35 NN and 2.25 RR. And my Tranny 29er has 2.25 NN and 2.25 RR. I love those setups and tires. I feel for my local trails they are a perfect tandem. If my Ripley V2 sells wanna sell me your SB100? LOL
    Haha yeah.. my sb100 is for sale, lol, buy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    It's most likely that you demo'd the sb100 with its stock tires. The Maxxis dhf and aggressor rear tire. Those tires are a joke for a 100mm bike.

    If they were on there, and I dont see why they wouldn't have been, that's probably why the bike felt slower to you... tires can make up a huge difference on a climb. I honestly think it's a bigger factor than overall travel, geometry or suspension style in many cases.



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    Jason's videos and comments are the direct reason I tried and switched to lighter tires this year and he is very much correct that it makes the bike feel lighter and zippy. I've come to the realization that since I don't lay the bike over hard and ride very aggressively transition knobs are what I need more than the huge side knobs on the dhf out front.

    This may of course change as the new tire test happened for a week in St George last month and if back home here my rockies riding in dry dusty conditions causes washout I will look for something mid grip between the dhf and the forecaster I am currently using.

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    Dude...are you the Jason Dahl that just bought my Ripmo yesterday?!

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    i am yumyum on YouTube... Jason Dahl is my name

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    I've got over 500 miles on the Yeti sb100 and about 50 miles on the new Ripley.

    Will be making a comparison video to upload to YouTube in the next week or so!

    My new Ripley is 25 lb 5 oz medium frame

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    Jason, isnít that weight without pedals? I think I heard you state that in the video. With my xtr trail pedals that medium would be about 26.5 lbs.

    Btw - great review as always. Iím in Utah on business twice a month and now want to ride your review course because it looks so fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbrained View Post
    As the day goes on and the videos flood YouTube I'm feeling myself being sucked inexorably into the hype vortex surrounding the Ripley. I think I need to step away from the internet for a few weeks before I find myself 10k poorer and sleeping on the couch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
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    i am yumyum on YouTube... Jason Dahl is my name
    What a fun review video! Nicely put together. Upbeat, captivating, clear. Killer trails. My wife has won 2 regional emmy's, so I understand how much work goes in to developing and producing content. I'm new to mtb content on youtube and will definitely start following your channel.

    I am getting back into mtb after a mellow decade of riding and hiking and a very intense work grind. Catching up quickly to the industry changes, I rode several bikes and decided to jump on the new Ripley. It is a great bike. I was also impressed with all the bikes I rode and would have been happy on any of them. I think it is hard to go wrong. I knew I didn't want to get into analysis paralysis. But getting back to your review, I'm going to explore some different tires. I was starting to drink the Ibis kookaid on wide but realized I should experiment. Also, I saw you were running 11mm sag. I've backed away to 15mm for a little softer feel. But my frame arrived without hardware for one of the linkages -- bike shop pulled and installed from another Ripley -- and I noticed last night that the bolts were far too tight from what is posed on Ibis' website. That may change how I setup the bike if the rear moves more freely. Anyway, thanks for the informative entertainment! I loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    1+... And I just bought a Ripmo!
    There are dozens of us!

    I was planning on getting a new fat bike for next winter, but the hype lust is strong. Love my Ripmo though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    correct - ripley has a longer Front Center

    to check/compare saddle fore aft position, (1) back the rear tire against a wall, (2) measure distance from tire/wall to BB spindle, (3) measure distance from wall on a horizontal plane to back of saddle, (4) subtract step 3 number from step 2 number and that is your saddle "set back" relative to BB. this number should remain relatively constant no matter what bike you're on if seated power output is a concern.
    Interesting, would like to try this. When you subtract step 3 from step 2 where do you apply this number? From front or rear of saddle? To center of seatpost or bottom bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    No cable rattle or anything for that matter. Itís supper quiet.

    Also got some new shoes for the rig. I think Iím done.



    Also I got a more accurate weight of my large Ripley. Except for the front tire (Magic Mary 2.35) and the new Pike Ultimate I donít know where you could lose anymore weight without changing the bikes personality. Iím happy with 27.5 lbs.

    Is that a Bikeyoke dropper? FYI the 185mm Bikeyoke is 218g heavier than a 175mm Lev Carbon (690g vs 472g). That's almost half a pound and not giving up much at all.

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    Any comparison with this and the Mojo3? I know it's a different wheel size but in terms of playfulness I wonder how close or perhaps better. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    Is that a Bikeyoke dropper? FYI the 185mm Bikeyoke is 218g heavier than a 175mm Lev Carbon (690g vs 472g). That's almost half a pound and not giving up much at all.
    Except the Revive will get you home every time and the Lev won't with my personal experience. So yes there is a big difference. 1/2 pound seems like nothing compared to a sagging dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryeti View Post
    Except the Revive will get you home every time and the Lev won't with my personal experience. So yes there is a big difference. 1/2 pound seems like nothing compared to a sagging dropper.
    I've had 3 carbon Lev Cis and never had a single issue with any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    Is that a Bikeyoke dropper? FYI the 185mm Bikeyoke is 218g heavier than a 175mm Lev Carbon (690g vs 472g). That's almost half a pound and not giving up much at all.
    No itís a Fox Transfer 175. Good thought on the weight of droppers. Iíll check the weight of it as compared to the Fox. Iím not a weight weenie but curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    Jason thanks so much for the response. I will keep an eye out for your youtube video. I woudn't necessarily describe my terrain as flat more rolling terrain. We have alot of up and downs but no long uphills on fire roads. Are uphills are twisty single tracks and steep. I know alot about outwest riding because I lived in Aspen in the early 90's. My best friend lives in Sandy and we disuss riding all the time. I also spend about 10 days a winter in Snowbird and am very familar with the Utah terrain.

    Most of my riding takes place at a local trail called Pontiac Lake. It is a very fun ride with a ton of technical singletrack with a couple really difficult steep singletrack climbs. I am in agreement that the SB100 might be the better bike for what I ride. What I noticed when I demoed the SB100 though in Newport is it didn't seem as quick as my Ripley V2 however I was using flats with my trail running shoes and my Ripley is equiped with clip in pedals which is a huge difference. I do like the fact that the SB100 has a shorter wheelbase that probably will help in the switchback steep uphills to get around the corners. Thanks again.
    If you ever ride Copper Harbor or other trails in the UP, definitely go for the Ripley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    No itís a Fox Transfer 175. Good thought on the weight of droppers. Iíll check the weight of it as compared to the Fox. Iím not a weight weenie but curious.
    I'd have them calibrate that scale. My Ripmo is less than half a pound heavier than your Ripley 4. I have a painted frame, DPX2, Fox 36, and King hubs on it. I think your bike weighs less than 27.5.

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    Any 6"5' ride an XL yet and can chime in with any thoughts on sizing? I compared the geo numbers with some XXL frames from SC and there is still less than a 1/2 inch difference in many areas. NOTE: I HAVE NO ABILITY TO TEST THIS BIKE OR A RIPMO AS THE ONLY LOCAL DEALER WILL NOT ORDER IN AN XL DEMO BIKE. I know everyone will say to do this but I can't demo locally.

    ALSO I am in the Midwest so gnar and sustained DH ability are less important than pedaling efficiency and comfort over long stretched of rolling terrain. Pedal up 200 feet to zoom down the other side in 20 seconds. Awesome MTB video said the frame was true XL but I don't understand what he means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    I've had 3 carbon Lev Cis and never had a single issue with any of them.
    this, had supernatural on my main ride for whooping 5 years without issue and still running strong on my fat bike. my current lev integra has been issue free for 2 years so far.

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    Amazingly looking bike. Saw it in person last week. Neko probably had to wipe the drool off before you took delivery.

    As far as weight goes it didn't seem like an issue for how you have the bike built up. Felt like it could take some abuse and not have to worry about it. Seems like the perfect one bike quiver.

    If you wanted to loose some weight and lean more towards the XC end you could make some changes. Tires, brakes, dropper, grips, wheels, pedals. I think there is an easy 1.5 pounds to drop there. Obviously it won't be as capable on the downs as your set up.



    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    No cable rattle or anything for that matter. Itís supper quiet.

    Also got some new shoes for the rig. I think Iím done.



    Also I got a more accurate weight of my large Ripley. Except for the front tire (Magic Mary 2.35) and the new Pike Ultimate I donít know where you could lose anymore weight without changing the bikes personality. Iím happy with 27.5 lbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    I'd have them calibrate that scale. My Ripmo is less than half a pound heavier than your Ripley 4. I have a painted frame, DPX2, Fox 36, and King hubs on it. I think your bike weighs less than 27.5.
    I guess I expected the bike to be lighter but honestly I don't really care. It's 2.5 lbs lighter than my Yeti SB130 build and I can definitely feel it when climbing.

    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Amazingly looking bike. Saw it in person last week. Neko probably had to wipe the drool off before you took delivery.

    As far as weight goes it didn't seem like an issue for how you have the bike built up. Felt like it could take some abuse and not have to worry about it. Seems like the perfect one bike quiver.

    If you wanted to loose some weight and lean more towards the XC end you could make some changes. Tires, brakes, dropper, grips, wheels, pedals. I think there is an easy 1.5 pounds to drop there. Obviously it won't be as capable on the downs as your set up.
    Thanks! Neko is a great guy. I'm feeling good about the build for my purposes. The tire set up is the only thing I may switch up bow that it's almost summer and its finally drying out here.

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    Has anyone put a 140mm 36 on one of these yet? Asking for a friend...

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    I am wondering if those guys at Ibis HQ are running the 140 mm with the 51 mm offset?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    Haha yeah.. my sb100 is for sale, lol, buy it!
    xx1, enve cockpit, dtswiss 240's carbon hoops, xtr brakes... weighs 24lbs bontrager XR4 & XR3 tires...

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    Jason, I believe you are around 5'8" tall. Do you think someone 5'8.5" and 31" inseam could go either Medium or Large Ripley 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    No itís a Fox Transfer 175. Good thought on the weight of droppers. Iíll check the weight of it as compared to the Fox. Iím not a weight weenie but curious.
    The Transfer 175mm alone is 630g, plus the remote/cable, so probably right in line with the Bikeyoke.

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    Canít the 130 mm fork thatís on the bikes to be converted to a 140 mm with only an air piston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason04 View Post
    Haha yeah.. my sb100 is for sale, lol, buy it!
    xx1, enve cockpit, dtswiss 240's carbon hoops, xtr brakes... weighs 24lbs bontrager XR4 & XR3 tires...

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    What tires would you recommend for a bike with 150mm travel? I have DHF/Aggressor combo on there now and they do indeed feel slower than the Bontrager XR4 tires that came stock. But I've been afraid of the durability of the XR4s. I live in New Mexico and our terrian is very similar to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaktm View Post
    Canít the 130 mm fork thatís on the bikes to be converted to a 140 mm with only an air piston?
    We can find this out if someone can post the fox ID from their stock Ripleyís Fox 34 fork


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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    I guess I expected the bike to be lighter but honestly I don't really care. It's 2.5 lbs lighter than my Yeti SB130 build and I can definitely feel it when climbing.
    I didn't target weight with my Ripmo, either. It's plenty light for what it can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyguy19 View Post
    What tires would you recommend for a bike with 150mm travel? I have DHF/Aggressor combo on there now and they do indeed feel slower than the Bontrager XR4 tires that came stock. But I've been afraid of the durability of the XR4s. I live in New Mexico and our terrian is very similar to yours.
    That entirely depends on the trail conditions where you are riding.

    I completely agree that the DHF/Agressor combo that is coming on a lot of these bikes is too much tire for what most people are going to ride them on. Personally a DHR front with a faster rear is the most I wou'd ever run on a bike like this. The DHF/Agressor combo is slowww unless you are pointed firmly downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyguy19 View Post
    What tires would you recommend for a bike with 150mm travel? I have DHF/Aggressor combo on there now and they do indeed feel slower than the Bontrager XR4 tires that came stock. But I've been afraid of the durability of the XR4s. I live in New Mexico and our terrian is very similar to yours.
    Just depends on how and where you ride. One of my favorite combos is the Maxxis DHR II 2.3 front Forekaster 2.35 rear... lots of grip, light for what it is and fast... that said, if you're hard on tires the forekaster could fill a little flimsy or not hold up for you. Im 140 lbs... not had a problem with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalea View Post
    We can find this out if someone can post the fox ID from their stock Ripleyís Fox 34 fork


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    I would be interested in knowing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalea View Post
    We can find this out if someone can post the fox ID from their stock Ripleyís Fox 34 fork


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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdog View Post
    On my Performance Series 34: DWDD
    I just got off the phone with a fox technician.

    It took them a long while to dig up this information as itís so new in their database. But apparently that fork can be increased to 150 mm of travel removing the spacers. No damper change is necessary. So there are probably 2 10 mm spacers and you would just remove one of them to go to 140.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jalea View Post
    I just got off the phone with a fox technician.

    It took them a long while to dig up this information as itís so new in their database. But apparently that fork can be increased to 150 mm of travel removing the spacers. No damper change is necessary. So there are probably 2 10 mm spacers and you would just remove one of them to go to 140.


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    Can anyone confirm this? Increasing travel by removing spacers. That seems different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicjoe View Post
    Can anyone confirm this? Increasing travel by removing spacers. That seems different.
    Dunno about that specific Fox fork, but it's a pretty common method of travel adjustment in forks. From my old Rockshox SIDs, Revelations and Rebas, X-Fusions and now my CC Helm Air, they all use (or used) spacers to reduce travel by essentially reducing the length of the air shaft/piston. So by removing them you increase the travel.

    In fact my Helm Air on the Ripmo I bought at 150mm as that's what they had available, but removed the 10mm spacer before install to get the 160mm travel I was after

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    Got a DVO fork recently and they only sell 1 sku of each model. You just change the travel with spacers that they include in the box.

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    I know some companies use spacers but I don't think Fox works with spacers on these 34 forks. You install a different length airshaft. See the parts list page and scroll down to Float NA2 air shaft assemblies and you'll see all the different lengths. https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=953

    Pretty sure places like Jenson, Fanatik, ProBikeSupply will sell you one if not Fox itself.
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    I know of air shaft swaps. All 34s that Iíve used, spacers were used fo make more or less progressive. Ordered a V4 GX build and was already contemplating a later fork change to 140. Would be great if removing spacers added 10 mil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicjoe View Post
    I know of air shaft swaps. All 34s that Iíve used, spacers were used fo make more or less progressive. Ordered a V4 GX build and was already contemplating a later fork change to 140. Would be great if removing spacers added 10 mil.
    The Fox tech told me this firsthand. You will not need to purchase a new air shaft. Just remove a 10mm spacer.


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    Thatís great. So is there no way to adjust the spring rate/ progressiveness in fork if the spacers are for travel? Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicjoe View Post
    Thatís great. So is there no way to adjust the spring rate/ progressiveness in fork if the spacers are for travel? Am I missing something?
    If the 34's are using a spacer for travel, that's good news. But it's also different from the air tokens you use to adjust air volume and ramp up.

    The travel spacers clip onto the air spring shaft and will require disassembly of the air side (i.e. lowers off, air spring out, clip on spacer, reassemble).

    The volume spacers will usually screw into the top of the air cap, reducing overall volume, but not requiring disassembly of the fork.

    Hope that helps mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalea View Post
    The Fox tech told me this firsthand. You will not need to purchase a new air shaft. Just remove a 10mm spacer.
    I'm sorry, but I think the Fox tech you spoke with was confused. That's a shame as I've typically found their staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable. If you want to change travel, you need a different airshaft. You add or remove volume spacers to increase/decrease bottom out resistance of the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skymonkey View Post
    Interesting, would like to try this. When you subtract step 3 from step 2 where do you apply this number? From front or rear of saddle? To center of seatpost or bottom bracket?
    I use a cord with a weigth attached hanging from the nose of the saddle, to measure my saddle relative to BB. From ďnose lineĒ to center BB i usually set at 50mm/2Ē when using cranks with 175mm arms.

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    DWWD is the code on the factory fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    not an ibis fanboy, not a fan of yeti's shenanigans*. no real downside to ripley IMO. go ripley

    *the way they handwave away some issues and feedback received from customers in this interview is somewhat demeaning. i sense a little bit of smoke blowing form these guys. i'm sure the bikes ride every bit as good as folks purport, but it's all the other stuff that turns me off. https://nsmb.com/articles/yeti-cycle...y-and-stretch/
    Couldn't agree more. Customer service is so important to me - coupled with the additional complexity/maintenance on the Yeti Switch link, that's a no brainer to me. This Ripley, man it checks the boxes!

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    This is the bike I've been waiting for since Yeti got rid of the SB4.5.. The SB100 was not a replacement and the SB130 was a hair too long in the wheelbase / slacked out. After owning a few Yeti's, I think I'm done with SI. They are cumbersome, overpriced, and starting to become an eyesore on their frame designs. I think Ibis knocked it out of the park with the Ripley's geometry and looks. IMO its the sexiest bike I've ever seen, can't wait for mine to come in. I only wish they would have designed the frame around a 140mm fork. I don't won't to slack it out anymore and I like low BB's.. I live in Arkansas, its rocky as hell and I still love a low BB, gives the bike a very stable feel.

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    My bike shop only has 140mm Pike's in stock and those are 42mm offset (as opposed to 44 on the Fox 34). I just talked with Ibis and running a 140mm fork is totally fine and the offset difference would negligibly change steering speed (slow it down), but be ok, in case anyone was wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skymonkey View Post
    Interesting, would like to try this. When you subtract step 3 from step 2 where do you apply this number? From front or rear of saddle? To center of seatpost or bottom bracket?
    sorry i missed this earlier. when you subtract the two figures you get your "saddle setback distance from BB" for sizing purposes when moving between bikes. doesn't really matter where you measure from on the *saddle* just as long as it's accurate, precise, and consistent.

    you measure to/from saddle, not seatpost so you know where to place the saddle rails when changing bikes. moving from a 74 STA bike to a 76 deg STA means you'd have to slide the saddle BACK ~20-30mm (back of napkin trig) to compensate if you want to keep your same pedaling position. if you run significant sag, you'd want to do this as close to sagged as possible, so maybe have a helper measure while you sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    sorry i missed this earlier. when you subtract the two figures you get your "saddle setback distance from BB" for sizing purposes when moving between bikes. doesn't really matter where you measure from on the *saddle* just as long as it's accurate, precise, and consistent.

    you measure to/from saddle, not seatpost so you know where to place the saddle rails when changing bikes. moving from a 74 STA bike to a 76 deg STA means you'd have to slide the saddle BACK ~20-30mm (back of napkin trig) to compensate if you want to keep your same pedaling position. if you run significant sag, you'd want to do this as close to sagged as possible, so maybe have a helper measure while you sit.
    If you slide the saddle back 20-30mm you're lengthening the top tube of the bike by an inch and changing the intended geometry of the bike. I'd try the saddle in the center of the rails first, you might like it. It would give you the same seated fit as the Yeti and you might be surprised by having as much if not more power than slamming the saddle back. And it will be much more comfortable climbing, which is always more fun for me. If your trails are mostly flat, this doesn't apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    If you slide the saddle back 20-30mm you're lengthening the top tube of the bike by an inch and changing the intended geometry of the bike. I'd try the saddle in the center of the rails first, you might like it. It would give you the same seated fit as the Yeti and you might be surprised by having as much if not more power than slamming the saddle back. And it will be much more comfortable climbing, which is always more fun for me. If your trails are mostly flat, this doesn't apply.
    i'm on a 75 deg bike as is...

    you're not lengthening the front center. your feet still connect at the same place. "intended geometry of the bike" is bull shit - Yeti & Ibis half-assedly run the same chainstay lengths and seat tube angles on all their sizes. don't pull that garbage on me.

    "power" as you've described above is more complex than just output. all things being equal, running a saddle slightly further back allows you to engage glutes more to generate more torque. yes, seated steady-state climbing at a constant 95 rpm is great in a forward position. MTB riding is more dynamic than this, however.

    hyper-steep STA is a fad that does not fully contemplate all aspects of riding.

    i don't want my pedaling position to be drastically different than what i run on my cyclocross bike. slightly farther forward, yes. contorted? no.

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    For those that have seen the blue in person, how would you describe it? is it baby blue like some of the photos? Is it a gray color? Is it a flat paint or a metallic paint? Is there any type of automobile similar color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    For those that have seen the blue in person, how would you describe it? is it baby blue like some of the photos? Is it a gray color? Is it a flat paint or a metallic paint? Is there any type of automobile similar color?

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    I havenít seen the Ripley in person so I may be way off, but the photos of the Ripley reminds me a lot of this Subaru Crosstrek color:



    I have seen one of the Crosstreks in person. In sunlight it looks more blue than most photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    For those that have seen the blue in person, how would you describe it? is it baby blue like some of the photos? Is it a gray color? Is it a flat paint or a metallic paint? Is there any type of automobile similar color?

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    Iíve seen it a couple of times and itís a grey blue with glossy finish. It not as grey as some of the pics youíve probably seen. But not baby blue like the old hd3. If I were to best describe it Iíd say it looks like the hd3 baby blue with a tint of grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    For those that have seen the blue in person, how would you describe it? is it baby blue like some of the photos? Is it a gray color? Is it a flat paint or a metallic paint? Is there any type of automobile similar color?

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    Not baby blue. Darker than that. Iíd say itís blue gray. Slate gray was told to me by dealer. It is gloss. I donít detect any metallic sheen.

    Here is a picture I tried to match the color on screen to the real thing using exposure and color temp adjustment. I used an iPhone X. Screen brightness is at about 40%






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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
    Not baby blue. Darker than that. Iíd say itís blue gray. Slate gray was told to me by dealer. It is gloss. I donít detect any metallic sheen.

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    Is it a more feminine or masculine blue? I know that sounds bad.

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    I agree it looks like subaru's cool khaki grey. Which looks really cool on the WRX but less so on the BRZ or crosstrek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    Is it a more feminine or masculine blue? I know that sounds bad.

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    If youíre worried just get the black- you wonít regret it! Iíd say itís unisex


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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    I agree it looks like subaru's cool khaki grey. Which looks really cool on the WRX but less so on the BRZ or crosstrek.

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    Wife said the same thing, unprompted. She wants one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SGreene View Post
    Not baby blue. Darker than that. Iíd say itís blue gray. Slate gray was told to me by dealer. It is gloss. I donít detect any metallic sheen.

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    Thatís a good pic of it. I donít think it looks feminine at all. Probably due to the grayish tint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooly88 View Post
    Thatís a good pic of it. I donít think it looks feminine at all. Probably due to the grayish tint.
    Wooly88, any more rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeydog View Post
    Wooly88, any more rides?

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    Yes, everyday since it came out. Itís such a fun bike. Iíve been super fortunate to have owned a lot of different rigs over the last 7-10 years. For my type of riding itís really the one quiver bike. Great at climbing and equally good at descending. I donít do a lot of jumps or big drops. Thatís not in my bag of tricks anymore. But I do hit some solid rocky downhills and chunder and the bike handles it so well. Seems more plush than even my sb130 but that may be dw link vs switch infinity. My Pivot 429 Trail was pretty plush for 116 or rear travel. The Ripley feels like it has more than 120. That may be the added progressiveness of the shock they built in. Donít know as Iím not an engineer. Just go by feel and my personal Strava numbers. To sum it up Iím liking it a lot. Best bike Iíve owned in a long time. Maybe ever. And I really liked by sb130!

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