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    Quote Originally Posted by HoJo View Post
    FYI WTB makes saddle specifically to address this. I know Pivot specs them on the Firebird 29.
    https://www.wtb.com/collections/mtb-...ucts/high-tail
    Thanks. I ordered an SDG Radar Mtn which is similar but I'll check this one out too.

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    HoJo, Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I will be fine with 170. Maybe I should consider the 185 bike yoke? Is there any down side to running as long a post as will fit given a particular frame and rider geo?
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLV575 View Post
    HoJo, Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I will be fine with 170. Maybe I should consider the 185 bike yoke? Is there any down side to running as long a post as will fit given a particular frame and rider geo?
    Cheers.
    If the bike yoke 185 fits , check can get the right saddle height at full extension,
    I would recommend it. Only issue was my other bike the saddle is feels in the way when fully slammed, and it's a 160

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    Placed an order for a GX build Ripmo at my LBS earlier this week. Couldnít be more fired up! I demoed one last season and was blown away.

    I opted for the Factory 36 fork and Hi-Fi carbon bars. Otherwise itís the stock GX build kit. Due in at the end of April... canít friggin wait!

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    Good job!

    I can confirm that the 185 Bike Yoke fits on the Medium frame, no tire rubs yet but I've only had two solid rides so far. Amazing dropper by the way, so smooth... highly recommended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHCheef View Post
    Placed an order for a GX build Ripmo at my LBS earlier this week. Couldnít be more fired up! I demoed one last season and was blown away.

    I opted for the Factory 36 fork and Hi-Fi carbon bars. Otherwise itís the stock GX build kit. Due in at the end of April... canít friggin wait!
    Me too! With a few more custom bits - 942ís with Hydra, Hope E4 brakes, Descendant carbon cranks... Large Blue, you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VooDooBokor View Post
    Me too! With a few more custom bits - 942ís with Hydra, Hope E4 brakes, Descendant carbon cranks... Large Blue, you?
    Nice! Sounds like a great build.

    I went with a large in black. I was torn on the color but Iím almost always partial to matte finishes so the black won me over.

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    My build has started - sort of

    The first bit is here.
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    here is my b*tch:)

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    Holy!! Beautiful build.


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    Wow, what a bike. There's probably not a single thing on that bike I'd change... other than a little more bling on the rims.

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    Parts are starting to come in

    Just a few bits are starting to dribble in.

    Iím loving the Diety Stem and bars. The silver was chosen to match the grey stripes on the frame. In person they look just killer.
    You can see the factory olive Lizzard Skin grips on there too.

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    What is the black frame protection in the 2nd and 4th pics? DIY solution? Repurposed front fender? Bike looks great BTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarheel03 View Post
    What is the black frame protection in the 2nd and 4th pics? DIY solution? Repurposed front fender? Bike looks great BTW!

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    Yep home made solution Works pretty well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Wow, what a bike. There's probably not a single thing on that bike I'd change... other than a little more bling on the rims.
    Nextie asymetric carbon rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHCheef View Post
    Placed an order for a GX build Ripmo at my LBS earlier this week. Couldnít be more fired up! I demoed one last season and was blown away.

    I opted for the Factory 36 fork and Hi-Fi carbon bars. Otherwise itís the stock GX build kit. Due in at the end of April... canít friggin wait!
    Melrose, MA? I've got mine in Medford...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCM View Post
    Melrose, MA? I've got mine in Medford...
    Yep! I had thought that may be the Fells in your picture. Canít wait for the snow to melt here. Iíve been riding the road and snowboarding to keep my sanity.

    Howíre you getting along with the Ripmo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHCheef View Post
    Yep! I had thought that may be the Fells in your picture. Canít wait for the snow to melt here. Iíve been riding the road and snowboarding to keep my sanity.

    Howíre you getting along with the Ripmo?
    Picked it up this winter, so only have 3 rides on it... Waiting for snow to melt and spring to come!

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    Hereís mine:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BujiAh4FWO9/

    Medium Ripmo with mostly GX build, but went with Ibis lo-fi bar, Truvativ Stylo 170mm crank with 30t chainring, i9 Enduro wheels with 2.6 Rekons front and rear. 30.0 lbs with pedals. Now Iíve just got to wait for it to stop raining and for the trails to dry out 
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    My ripmo

    (Re)-Built up a used Ripmo last fall and I haven't had a ton of days on it yet... Posted these in the FB group, but figured I should share here! I got it a little dirty for some pics. Highlights: Float X2; 36 Grip2 170mm 51mm offset; Chris King Headset/BB; Lightbicycle EN933 Rims w/ Onyx Hubs + Cushcore in rear; Saint Brakes; Bikeyolk Revive 185mm; X01 Eagle. A lot of bike for ~30lb!

    Have since added OneUp Chainguide/Bash and I will be swapping the front fender to something with more coverage.
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    Here's my Ripmo. GX Build with a few changes.

    Fox Factory Grip 2 Fork
    Fox Factory DPX2
    Fox Transfer 175mm
    Ibis 942 Carbon Wheels w/Hope Hubs
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesreson View Post
    (Re)-Built up a used Ripmo last fall and I haven't had a ton of days on it yet... Posted these in the FB group, but figured I should share here! I got it a little dirty for some pics. Highlights: Float X2; 36 Grip2 170mm 51mm offset; Chris King Headset/BB; Lightbicycle EN933 Rims w/ Onyx Hubs + Cushcore in rear; Saint Brakes; Bikeyolk Revive 185mm; X01 Eagle. A lot of bike for ~30lb!

    Have since added OneUp Chainguide/Bash and I will be swapping the front fender to something with more coverage.
    Do you feel the difference between 160 and 170 on fork?

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    Are my pics showing up in my previous post? They show up on my MacBook but not my iPhone when visiting the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJV View Post
    Do you feel the difference between 160 and 170 on fork?
    Yes - it feels more 'in-charge' in steep, chunky descents, especially with the 51mm offset. I tried with a 44mm offset, but ended up switching the uppers back to the 51. Don't ask me why I have two Fox 36 Grip 2 forks! The stock fork is probably better suited for flow, but I built this bike up for chunder!

    I didn't feel a change in climbing performance on either fork. I came from a Yeti and I think the biggest differences in pedal performance come from the DW Link and (perhaps most importantly) the steeper seat-tube angle.

    tl;dr: Longer. Slacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD View Post
    Are my pics showing up in my previous post? They show up on my MacBook but not my iPhone when visiting the forum.
    They show up for me in Tapatalk

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    Here's my Ripmo, three good rides in and I'm totally sold.

    Medium Ripmo GX build w/Ibis 942 carbon wheels and i9 Hydra hubs. Upgraded the chain and cassette to X01, upgraded the Deore brakes to the Code RSC's, and added my Deity Bladerunner pedals, RevGrips, and Ergon saddle from my old Spider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobPatch76 View Post
    Here's my Ripmo, three good rides in and I'm totally sold.
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    RevGrips
    Nice.. Slight off track, but how do you find the rev grips?


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    Quote Originally Posted by philstone View Post
    Nice.. Slight off track, but how do you find the rev grips?
    I won my first pair a couple years ago at a raffle. After riding with them for a few months and then getting a new bike, I could immediately notice the difference. I've since bought two more sets... they're not cheap, but absolutely one of my favorite upgrades. Plus, their shop is a couple doors down from where I work and I see the guys on the trails a bunch, so it's good to support local riders.

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    My big girl has finally arrived! After putting in the deposit around Christmas time, I've been harassing Wes @ Velorangutan on a weekly basis for updates from Ibis. Y'all weren't kidding about the shipping delays!

    XL frame (6'1, 34" inseam)
    Full XO1 build
    Carbon hoops, Ibis hubs
    XTR pedals

    I took it for it's maiden voyage today on the Santa Cruz Flow trail and it did not disappoint. The ripmo has the climbing prowess of an XC racing rig and descending capability of an all-mountain rig. It's hands down the greatest bike I've had the pleasure of riding in 15 years. Can't wait to take it around Tahoe, Downieville, Mt Hough, and Ashland this summer. It's simply perfect. I even got mud in my teeth from smiling too much on the downhill!

    If you're thinking about buying an Ibis, I can't recommend Wes @ Velorangutan enough. He was super on top of the process, always responsive and patient with questions/updates (he responded to every single one of my 40 emails over the course of 3 months...), and most importantly, an absolute perfectionist when it came to the build down to facing the brake tabs on the fork. The cherry on top? A great deal on top of an impeccable buying experience. If you are thinking about the ripmo, shoot him a note - best bike buying experience in my 15 years of riding.
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    Hasdesign has good designs. Definitely recommended

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    Float 36 Grip 2 (with Push Industries ASC3 coil kit)
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    Oury Grips
    Deity Speedtrap Saddle
    Deity Copperhead 35mm Stem
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    That is sweet

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    So so good!


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    Sick! Love the gold.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Wow! And the best looking Ripmo award goes to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaughlin006 View Post
    Large
    Black Carbon (GX Build)
    Float 36 Grip 2 (with Push Industries ASC3 coil kit)
    Float X2 rear
    942 carbon hoops with Ibis hubs
    Code RSC Brakes
    Oury Grips
    Deity Speedtrap Saddle
    Deity Copperhead 35mm Stem
    Deity Speedway carbon 35mm bars
    Nukeproof Horizon CS Pedals
    Bronze Sticker kit from stikrd.com

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    DUDE - I replaced my Ripley LS with a Hardtail and a Ripmo (on order - blue). Either you need my hardtail or I need your Ripmo! Twinsies!

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    I think you should just send me that hardtail!

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    Long time lurker, first time poster... Just put the deposit down on a 2019 Ibis Ripmo! Really excited.

    Shop had a special on to get Weareone Agent rims with Hope Hubs for $500CAD with the purchase of a bike above a certain price threshold.

    Was definitely more than I wanted to spend, but I ordered a 2019 Ripmo NX with the Factory fork and X2 shock and bought 203mm rotors and Shimano Zee brakes to upgrade the kit a bit. Really love that Ibis lets you upgrade the suspension on a base trim - convinced me to go with the Ripmo over other long travel 29er options.

    Can't wait to get my bike! It's a bit more budget than a lot of the builds here, but I've never dropped $7500CAD on a bike before and I am mega stoked!

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    ^^ nice upgrades, you spent your money well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creg View Post
    ^^ nice upgrades, you spent your money well
    Thanks! I have never ridden any eagle stuff, but cost of replacement looks kind of scary for any GX or higher components. I sort of like that NX is still on the same spline freehub body as all the 1x Shimano stuff. Curious if I'll notice the weight of the cassette or not and I hear I might want to change the shifter before too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by complexpast View Post
    Can't wait to get my bike! It's a bit more budget than a lot of the builds here, but I've never dropped $7500CAD on a bike before and I am mega stoked!
    Congratz on the new bike, it's gonna be awesome! What's the wait time these days?

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    Sounds like I should get it around mid-April!

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    Sounds like a great build @complexpast! Those WeAreOne Agents look awesome and you sure got a killer deal on them.

    Quick question on the Bike Yoke dropper - which style remote does the Ripmo come with? The over the top, radial style or the trigger type?

    I originally ordered a 160mm variant but called my LBS and switched to the 185mm after reading here and some quick and dirty math. I think the longer post will fit just fine even with my relatively short ~31.5Ē inseam on the large frame.

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    Ripmo front end seems kind of tall. Who is slamming there stems down? Benefits of slammed vs not slammed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHCheef View Post
    Sounds like a great build @complexpast! Those WeAreOne Agents look awesome and you sure got a killer deal on them.

    Quick question on the Bike Yoke dropper - which style remote does the Ripmo come with? The over the top, radial style or the trigger type?

    I originally ordered a 160mm variant but called my LBS and switched to the 185mm after reading here and some quick and dirty math. I think the longer post will fit just fine even with my relatively short ~31.5Ē inseam on the large frame.
    I will let you know when I see my bike! I'm not sure what style trigger the dropper will come with... I didn't even think I was getting the Bike Yoke 185, but they threw it in! I'm really excited about it, but I actually have a similar concern to you. My inseam is just 31" on the nose with no shoes... I tried to do the math, but I wasn't sure if I worked it out correctly or how Ibis calculates their 'minimums'. Did you just add dropper length + seat tube + cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD View Post
    Ripmo front end seems kind of tall. Who is slamming there stems down? Benefits of slammed vs not slammed?
    It really is rider dependent. Headtube is actually pretty conservative at 120mm. If long inseam, then long seatpost, and then front is short. I have 45mm of spacers under stem and use 40mm risers and grips are 13mm below seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by complexpast View Post
    I will let you know when I see my bike! I'm not sure what style trigger the dropper will come with... I didn't even think I was getting the Bike Yoke 185, but they threw it in! I'm really excited about it, but I actually have a similar concern to you. My inseam is just 31" on the nose with no shoes... I tried to do the math, but I wasn't sure if I worked it out correctly or how Ibis calculates their 'minimums'. Did you just add dropper length + seat tube + cranks?
    I calculated it two different ways and came out to more or less the same result:

    - Dropper stack height (41mm) + dropper length (185mm) + large frame seattube length (418mm) + crank length (I went with 170mm cranks on my build) = 814mm / 25.4 = 32.05Ē

    - Ibisí website minimum listed measurement of 646mm on a large frame + 170mm crank length = 816mm / 25.4 = 32.126Ē

    Both calculations come out slightly higher than my actual inseam length. Unless Iím missing something, I think Iíll most likely need to run the post slammed to the collar or damn near to it. I will say with pedals and 5-10s on I gain probably close to an inch or more of overall inseam so I think Iíll be OK. I guess only time will tell! My Ripmo is due in mid/late April.

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    Interesting. It sounds like we're in the same boat. I also went with 170mm cranks. Mine will definitely be slammed to the collar and I also run flats with 5.10 shoes. Haha, I sure hope you're okay because I'm screwed if not! I will say... I've managed to ride my Trance 2 okay with a 150mm Giant Contact SL dropper slammed which is 195mm total length, but I will say it felt just a BIT too tall. According to the geometry for that bike its total length with cranks and seat tube was 852, so almost 4 cm shorter for the Ripmo should be pretty darn good! That's amazing for a 185mm dropper. What a bike.

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    new ride arrives today

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    wheels before orange stickers

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    Dusted. That's a sweet looking ride Bud.

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    Damn, are they Hydras? Dope hubs and an excellent wheel build!

    Interested to hear how people get on with the high engagement hubs on DW - I used to have project321 hubs on my HD3 and I would always get that hub engagement noise when the suspension compressed because of the chain growth. Since going back to 36-44t hubs I've found that is mostly gone and the suspension works a bit better.

    As for the height of the Ripmo front end - the stack is slightly high compared to many bikes with similar reach and seat tube heights at each size. I'm on the cusp of large and XL, but when I tried the large I felt like I needed the stem slammed so the XL was a no-go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windindaface View Post
    Dusted. That's a sweet looking ride Bud.
    thanks, it just arrived last night. I will take some better pics when I get a chance. It's been raining for 2 days now, so my first ride might not be till sunday. I'm going to modify a rear fender to protect rear links, and I still have to dial in everything

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    I think I posted some pics of mine in another thread soon after getting it but have since upped the matchy matchy. Still loving the bike!

    Build specs:
    XL frame
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    Here's mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Here's mine.

    Size Large
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    Rad build. What kind of frame bag is that?

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    Looks like a Blackburn Outpost Corner bag...I just ordered one earlier for my L Ripmo.

    https://www.moosejaw.com/product/bla...r-bag_10385021

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    Hey
    Jumping in the Ripmo bandwagon in a few weeks. Got my black/ olive ordered.
    Gx build large
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    Wondering about gold color matching. Anyone got an absolute black 32t oval in gold color on there? Curious to see pictures. Looked around and didn't find anything.
    Patiently waiting for the snow to melt.
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    Screw the gold, go with lime green... it looks tight when it's combined with the olive on the Ripmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    Looks like a Blackburn Outpost Corner bag...I just ordered one earlier for my L Ripmo.

    https://www.moosejaw.com/product/bla...r-bag_10385021
    Yup. It is the Blackburn bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Here's mine.

    Size Large
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    2.6 in for the rear tire?

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    Quick build up for a customer last Friday. The Ripmo is such a sweat ride. so capable! Lot of bike for the money.

    Did the upgrade on the fork to get the Factory36 out of the box, as well as upgrading the brakes to the 4 piston option. Can never have too much braking!

    Other than those upgrades its a stock GX build with the stock alloy IBIS wheels.

    29.4lbs w/o pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_CLG View Post
    2.6 in for the rear tire?
    Right now both front and rear are 2.4 XR4s.

    I have run a 2.6 up front on the Ripmo but have not yet tried a 2.6 rear tire.

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    Here's my bike! At the moment the bike is an XL NX build.

    Some upgrades
    Brakes: Guide RE (code caliper)
    Bike Yoke Revive 150 (there was an error it will be a 185mm)

    As it is, it weights 30.8 lbs without pedals

    Still to install
    Complete GX drivetrain
    We are one insider wheelset (dt350)
    OneUp 100cc pump with EDC system
    Arundel side loader

    I'm not sure what to do with tires/wheels. DHF/agressor on WR1 as unique wheelset, or keep the actual setup for burlier rides and buy lighter/faster tires for my WR1 wheels for long days in the saddle or flowy trails... Anyone is running two wheelset/pair of tire?

    I was thinking green TMAC for pedals but I may go stealth with OneUp black composite...

    Last decision: to wrap or not to wrap? That is the question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    Anyone is running two wheelset/pair of tire?
    No, but I did just switch out the stock setup for 2.6 Forekaster (front) 2.6 Rekon (rear). Only 1 ride on them so far, but I think I like it. Time will tell.

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    Last decision: to wrap or not to wrap? That is the question...
    I bought the matte wrap kit from Invisiframe. It was a huge chore to put it on. I'm talking several hours. That said - I'm glad I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    Anyone is running two wheelset/pair of tire?
    I'm running 2 sets: Ibis 942 with DHF 2.6/Aggressor 2.5 and Enve 635 with Rekon 2.6's front and rear. With the Rekons, it's a nimble, light (27.5 lbs w/pedals), fast trail bike for smoother flowy trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    I'm running 2 sets: Ibis 942 with DHF 2.6/Aggressor 2.5 and Enve 635 with Rekon 2.6's front and rear. With the Rekons, it's a nimble, light (27.5 lbs w/pedals), fast trail bike for smoother flowy trails.
    What a luxury. Nice man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    Here's my bike! At the moment the bike is an XL NX build.

    Some upgrades
    Brakes: Guide RE (code caliper)
    Bike Yoke Revive 150 (there was an error it will be a 185mm)

    As it is, it weights 30.8 lbs without pedals

    Still to install
    Complete GX drivetrain
    We are one insider wheelset (dt350)
    OneUp 100cc pump with EDC system
    Arundel side loader

    I'm not sure what to do with tires/wheels. DHF/agressor on WR1 as unique wheelset, or keep the actual setup for burlier rides and buy lighter/faster tires for my WR1 wheels for long days in the saddle or flowy trails... Anyone is running two wheelset/pair of tire?

    I was thinking green TMAC for pedals but I may go stealth with OneUp black composite...

    Last decision: to wrap or not to wrap? That is the question...

    Sorry for crapy pic... I'll post one when everything is done...
    I put orange oneup composite pedals on my ripmo. Ran Crampon Ultimates and Spank Oozy Trails on last couple bikes. I honestly like the feel of the oneups better and they are like a third the price. Will see how they hold up but so far only downside is they do look cheaper too.

    I've only had the bike a couple months and have been running the stock Maxxis tires which are super grippy but I plan to throw some Bontrager XR4/XR3s I have on soon since it's starting to dry out here. Temped to try Rekons some time too.

    I put 3M tape in rub areas. Originally didn't put any on the top tube but started to notice some rub from knee pads so tried putting tape up there too and it looks like shit. Will replace it eventually. I don't really have the patience for working on this kind of thing and was worried about dropping $100 on a kit and screwing it up. Think it's worth doing something though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creg View Post
    Damn, are they Hydras? Dope hubs and an excellent wheel build!

    Interested to hear how people get on with the high engagement hubs on DW - I used to have project321 hubs on my HD3 and I would always get that hub engagement noise when the suspension compressed because of the chain growth. Since going back to 36-44t hubs I've found that is mostly gone and the suspension works a bit better.

    As for the height of the Ripmo front end - the stack is slightly high compared to many bikes with similar reach and seat tube heights at each size. I'm on the cusp of large and XL, but when I tried the large I felt like I needed the stem slammed so the XL was a no-go.
    Iím curious about this hub engagement/suspension interaction you speak of...anyone else experience this with dw-link bikes?

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    Boom!

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    I'm wrapped with how this turned out, and it rides even better than it looks.

    Ibis Ripmo L w/ X2 shock and works components -1 deg angle headset
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    White Industries XMR+ hubs laced to DT swiss ex511 rims
    Maxxis minion dhf 2.5 double down tyres with cushcore in the rear
    Raceface cockpit, WTB saddle, burgtec pedals
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    Have only got a short pedal and a half day shuttling so far but feeling very comfortable already. Can't wait to get it more dialled in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creg View Post
    Damn, are they Hydras? Dope hubs and an excellent wheel build!

    Interested to hear how people get on with the high engagement hubs on DW - I used to have project321 hubs on my HD3 and I would always get that hub engagement noise when the suspension compressed because of the chain growth. Since going back to 36-44t hubs I've found that is mostly gone and the suspension works a bit better.

    As for the height of the Ripmo front end - the stack is slightly high compared to many bikes with similar reach and seat tube heights at each size. I'm on the cusp of large and XL, but when I tried the large I felt like I needed the stem slammed so the XL was a no-go.
    Curious about the high engagement hubs and interaction with suspension...anyone else have any first hand experience???

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsklrdr View Post
    Curious about the high engagement hubs and interaction with suspension...anyone else have any first hand experience???
    My mate just ordered a set of Hydras for his Firebird. Will report back once he has some time on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    Quick build up for a customer last Friday. The Ripmo is such a sweat ride. so capable! Lot of bike for the money.

    Did the upgrade on the fork to get the Factory36 out of the box, as well as upgrading the brakes to the 4 piston option. Can never have too much braking!

    Other than those upgrades its a stock GX build with the stock alloy IBIS wheels.

    29.4lbs w/o pedals.
    how would you compare pedaling traits to Ventana's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsklrdr View Post
    Curious about the high engagement hubs and interaction with suspension...anyone else have any first hand experience???
    If the hub is properly lubricated I donít see why this would be an issue. The problem isnít associated with engagement more that it is with drag. Is this an issue w Onyx hubs? If so I have not heard this from any riders using their hubs (though I could be wrong).


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    No engagement interaction issues....

    Quote Originally Posted by chowdapilot View Post
    Is this an issue w Onyx hubs? If so I have not heard this from any riders using their hubs (though I could be wrong).
    You're not wrong. It isn't an issue.

    I've been riding Onyx hubs on all sorts of Ibis DW and non-DW bikes for years, in all conditions, and I've never had any kind of interaction issues of any kinds.

    ...just pure silent, high-engagement bliss.
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    Can finally add my bike in here:
    2018 Ripmo size Large
    Fork: MRP Ribbon Coil
    Shock: DVO Topaz T3 Air
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    Brakes: Deore XT 203/180
    Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 with 54T upgrade
    Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive 160
    Drivetrain: Mix of NX Eagle (shifter, derailleur, chain) and GX Eagle (crank and cassette
    Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5" front, Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 rear
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    Stickers make you faster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tronner View Post
    Can finally add my bike in here:
    2018 Ripmo size Large
    Fork: MRP Ribbon Coil
    Shock: DVO Topaz T3 Air
    Bars: Ibis Carbon
    Brakes: Deore XT 203/180
    Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 with 54T upgrade
    Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive 160
    Drivetrain: Mix of NX Eagle (shifter, derailleur, chain) and GX Eagle (crank and cassette
    Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5" front, Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 rear
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    Wow beauty! Really like the suspension choices for that frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benja55 View Post
    You're not wrong. It isn't an issue.

    I've been riding Onyx hubs on all sorts of Ibis DW and non-DW bikes for years, in all conditions, and I've never had any kind of interaction issues of any kinds.

    ...just pure silent, high-engagement bliss.
    Same - No issues with Onyx on a Mojo 3. Went with King on my Ripmo and haven't had any issues like Creg is describing with those, either. I do really miss the silence, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    Same - No issues with Onyx on a Mojo 3. Went with King on my Ripmo and haven't had any issues like Creg is describing with those, either. I do really miss the silence, though!
    Iíve been on Kings since 2001. Never experienced any engagement issues either. That said I do love my King hubs.


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    I have a Large Ripmo frame on order and am trying to decide between the 175 vs 200mm Fall Line post. Would anyone know the minimum inseam length to get away with running the 200 on this frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart.taylor.sucks View Post
    I have a Large Ripmo frame on order and am trying to decide between the 175 vs 200mm Fall Line post. Would anyone know the minimum inseam length to get away with running the 200 on this frame?
    On the XL i can insert to 200mm all the way.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    More ibis swag from my factory visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart.taylor.sucks View Post
    I have a Large Ripmo frame on order and am trying to decide between the 175 vs 200mm Fall Line post. Would anyone know the minimum inseam length to get away with running the 200 on this frame?
    What is the distance from BB to saddle rails that you need ?

    I am running a 200mm Fall Line on my large frame. My setup is 29.5Ē from BB to rails. This leaves me with probably 3-4 inches of post exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart.taylor.sucks View Post
    I have a Large Ripmo frame on order and am trying to decide between the 175 vs 200mm Fall Line post. Would anyone know the minimum inseam length to get away with running the 200 on this frame?

    If it helps I have a 33inch inseam leg measurement and can just about run a 175mm transfer fitted into an XL frame but dropped right into the frame as far as will go. I'd personally would struggle with anything longer as can just about us the 175mm at full extension
    without rocking my hips. I have longer upper body and shorter legs.

    If might be different for someone with a size L frame as they might be able to drop further down as I recall the frame has a slightly shorter seat tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    What is the distance from BB to saddle rails that you need ?

    I am running a 200mm Fall Line on my large frame. My setup is 29.5Ē from BB to rails. This leaves me with probably 3-4 inches of post exposed.
    Thanks for the info and sorry for the late response. Been hiding from winter in warmer climates.

    Current bike is an Evil insurgent, which measures approx 29.25" from center of spindle to saddle rails. Sounds like I'm in good shape for the 200 post.

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    'Nother Blue one. I'm in Fort Collins, CO. Bought the frame, swapped over my trusty components from my GG Smash. (Smash frame size L is for sale

    Only one ride on it so far. And so far so good! Still figuring out my wheel situation and suspension settings. But super fun bike, great first ride! Loving it.

    A couple things I learned:

    1) 200mm dropper is just a tad too high for me (6'2.5" on an XL). Good thing 9point8 sells shims in 4mm lengths to fine tune! You can DIY or send it to them to do it.

    2) When buying new wheelsets for your new whip, make sure you triple check the hub for your fork. Don't just assume if your fork in 20mm mode is 110 wide, that when you put in the 15mm spacers, that it will still be 110 wide. (Something to do with boost?! Ugh!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post
    1) 200mm dropper is just a tad too high for me (6'2.5" on an XL). Good thing 9point8 sells shims in 4mm lengths to fine tune! You can DIY or send it to them to do it.
    Make sure your rear wheel doesn't contact your seat at bottom out. There is a good chance it will with your post slammed all the way.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart.taylor.sucks View Post
    Thanks for the info and sorry for the late response. Been hiding from winter in warmer climates.

    Current bike is an Evil insurgent, which measures approx 29.25" from center of spindle to saddle rails. Sounds like I'm in good shape for the 200 post.
    I had a medium Insurgent, now on a large RipMo. Iíve got a 185 Revive that Iím positive could drop it all the way. Iím 5í11. In the Insurgent it was in as far as it could go, the bottom of the post would stop on the frame internal routing for the dropper.

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    Guys, do you think NX build worth its money? GX build is 1000 more for complete build. It's seems like I can't save money building buy myself with the same components (as NX build) and just getting GX kit instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dema_gt View Post
    Guys, do you think NX build worth its money? GX build is 1000 more for complete build. It's seems like I can't save money building buy myself with the same components (as NX build) and just getting GX kit instead.
    Have you tried the Bike Builder at Fanatik Bike Co.? With the extra 5% off for April, plus the 10% or so off they normally give for doing a full build through them, that may a good deal. They also have the standard builds you could probably get a discount on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuskenraider View Post
    Have you tried the Bike Builder at Fanatik Bike Co.? With the extra 5% off for April, plus the 10% or so off they normally give for doing a full build through them, that may a good deal. They also have the standard builds you could probably get a discount on.
    I did. Out of luck. Same build NX same price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dema_gt View Post
    Guys, do you think NX build worth its money? GX build is 1000 more for complete build. It's seems like I can't save money building buy myself with the same components (as NX build) and just getting GX kit instead.
    Buy the NX build, then sell the NX components and replace them with GX. The difference (about $200-250) will save you enough to put the extra money towards another upgrade or two.

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    I second this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Buy the NX build, then sell the NX components and replace them with GX. The difference (about $200-250) will save you enough to put the extra money towards another upgrade or two.
    That's what I did... I'm not the kind of rider to fiddle with suspension setup so didn't want to upgrade to grip2. I bought NX build, upgrade the brakes (guide RE), drivetrain (GX) and just the dropper from Ibis (Bike Yoke Revive for a little more $). I bought a WR1 carbon wheelset... My plan was to sale Ibis wheelset, NX drivetrain and stock brakes. But now I'm not too sure I might build a hardtail!!
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    Hereís my Ripmo built by WrenchScience.

    Frame: Ibis Ripmo Medium
    Rear Shock: Fox Float DPX2
    Fork: Fox 36 Float 29 GRIP2 Factory Kabolt Axle
    Brake: Shimano XTR M9120
    Shifter: Shimano XTR M9100 I-Spec EV 12 Speed
    Dropper Lever: Shimano SL-MT800 I-Spec EV
    Cable Shimano: Stainless
    Housing Shimano: Housing
    Crank: Race Face Next SL G4 175mm
    Chainring: Race Face Cinch 32T Shimano 12 Speed
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King ThreadFit 30
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M9100 10-51 12 Speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100
    Chain: Shimano XTR M9100
    Wheelset: Ibis 942/ I9 Hydra Built By Dave Thomas of Daveís Wheel
    Tires: Maxxis Forkaster 2.6 3C (F&R)
    Headset: Chris King Inset 2
    Stem: Enve M6
    Handlebar: Enve M6 low-rise
    Grip: Renthal Lock On | Kevlar
    Seatpost: Kind Shock LEV CI Carbon 175mm
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    Pedals: Xpedo M-Force 8 Ti

    Total Weight: 26.96 lbs without Pedals
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    Total Weight: 26.96 lbs without Pedals
    27.38 with Pedals
    You're going to have to tell me what kind of pedals you're running.

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    Hey look finally someone else with Forekaster tires! I do like mine with the rekon out back. Light and zippy!

    And that is nuts you got it down to mid 27lbs. I figure with the tire change mine is around 28.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by complexpast View Post
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    Pedals: Xpedo M-Force 8 Ti

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    Ripmo build and picture thread

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    Solid build and incredible weight. bet it rips.
    Thx, still working on the suspension setup using a ShockWiz. FYI, itís only 1 lbs heavier then my Mojo3.

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    Mostly finished my Ripmo.
    XL frame. NX build which I swap for GX drivetrain (shifter, derailleur, cassette, cranks). I'm trying 165 cranks. For now I can't tell much difference (first 10 minutes felt weird).
    One Up composite pedals
    Absolute Black oval 32T.
    Bike Yoke revive 150mm
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    We Are One Insider rims on DT350 hubs (36t)
    Wrap by Phoenix Vťlo Protect
    I'm trying DHF 2.5/ Aggressor 2.5 and I'll see if I want to go with a different set of tires or 2 wheelsets (stock Ibis alu with bigger tires and WR1 with lighter rubber).
    29,3 lbs without pedals at the moment

    I don't feel like the bike is that big (I'm 6'2" with 35" inseam) even coming from a large Intense spider comp. Already feel comfy on the bike after a few rides in my neighborhood. I can't wait to try it in my regular trails (probably at least a month from now...)

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    Pro Bike Supply / Ripmo Build

    Thanks Arin at Pro Bike Supply in Newport Beach for building up (and helping me spec) this medium Ripmo! 28 3/4 lbs with pedals. Also thanks to PBS for all the Ripmo DEMOS I did beforehand which helped me figure out my frame size and get a feel for the bike. These were all credited back towards the bike purchase. Great deal. You guys are the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hike View Post
    Thanks Arin at Pro Bike Supply in Newport Beach for building up (and helping me spec) this medium Ripmo! 28 3/4 lbs with pedals. Also thanks to PBS for all the Ripmo DEMOS I did beforehand which helped me figure out my frame size and get a feel for the bike. These were all credited back towards the bike purchase. Great deal. You guys are the best!
    Enjoy your new XTR. I'm loving mine, the brakes in particular are a highlight! Crusher build!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creg View Post
    Enjoy your new XTR. I'm loving mine, the brakes in particular are a highlight! Crusher build!!
    Hey Creg, the XTR shifting has worked perfectly since ride one and, yes, the brakes are excellent. Some reviews for these (XTR BR-M9120 4 piston) brakes made it sound like they might have too much uncontrollable power...but I love them. Single handlebar clamp for brakes/dropper (left) and brakes/shifter (right) make for clean layout. Also, I've never tried an oval ring (Absolute Black) but it does seem to smooth out pedal strokes. Especially noticeable, for example, on the road getting to the trail. It's different. I like it. Added one volume spacer to X2 shock (so now I have 2)...works better to avoid bottom out but I'm still playing with suspension feel. Too many other things I love about this bike to mention. Cheers!

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    Build in progress

    My Ripmo build. Lots of not great photos, but I thought I would share just in case someone cares

    Iím hoping to ride it this weekend. The only thing we are waiting for is the Fox Transfer Dropper post. If I go AXS Reverb (for nearly twice the price) I can ride it right now.

    Its a dream build and I likely went overboard, but what the hell.
    Props to Jason and Bill at Chain Reaction, my local Ibis dealer in Toronto.

    Ripmo Medium
    Fox 36 Kashima
    Chris King Headset
    Deity Mohawk Carbon bars
    Deity Copperhead stem
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    Hope E4 Brakes
    180 ml Rotors
    SRAM XX1 AXS Groupset

    The wheels were supposed to be a local custom builder but they didnít work out. We had a set of Evnes on there till the new rims came in. The bike will actually be running the:

    ZIPP 3zero Moto rims.

    I think Iím one of the first people to have them. They look cool, Iíll post a ride report when I get it on the trails.

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    Mr Brian Lopes seems to be testing a new xfusion coil on his Ripmo
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    Ripmo build and picture thread

    Can anyone recommend a supplier for color matched Olive Fox Performance 2019 fork decals, and Fox Float DPX2 2019 shock decals - other than HasDesigns?

    He was quick to let me know he had these, but dropped the ball on communication when I asked for a photo and a Paypal invoice.

    Thanks!




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    Quote Originally Posted by isleblue65 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a supplier for color matched Olive Fox Performance 2019 fork decals, and Fox Float DPX2 2019 shock decals - other than HasDesigns?

    He was quick to let me know he had these, but dropped the ball on communication when I asked for a photo and a Paypal invoice.

    Thanks!




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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
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    Has anyone fitted a Fabric cageless botttle to their RipMo? I tried one on my HD3 previously and it wouldnít fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philstone View Post
    Has anyone fitted a Fabric cageless botttle to their RipMo? I tried one on my HD3 previously and it wouldnít fit.
    Didn't even know that existed. Interesting as I've been trying to find just the right cage for my Ripmo. The low placement compared to my other bikes have made my normal cages difficult to use while riding.

    Any suggestions on "the best" water bottle cage for the Ripmo?



    Oh and I also found out the spacing between the water bottle cage bolts is a couple mm's off. So I have to find a cage that either allows for adjustability or I bust out the Dremel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    Make sure your rear wheel doesn't contact your seat at bottom out. There is a good chance it will with your post slammed all the way.
    Finally got around to looking into that. Thanks for bringing it up.

    I have an XL Ripmo, and at bottom out there is about 3" of gap between the 2.3" rear tire and my seat slammed all the way down. So pretty good clearance i'd say!

    Did smaller sized frames have an issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post
    Didn't even know that existed. Interesting as I've been trying to find just the right cage for my Ripmo. The low placement compared to my other bikes have made my normal cages difficult to use while riding.

    Any suggestions on "the best" water bottle cage for the Ripmo?



    Oh and I also found out the spacing between the water bottle cage bolts is a couple mm's off. So I have to find a cage that either allows for adjustability or I bust out the Dremel...

    Yes, the Lezyne side load cage works best for me and holds the bottle in place nicely. The only time the bottle came out is when I flipped over the bars haha.

    If you get a cage that goes all the way around the bottle, it can hit the lower seat tube part of the frame.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-Com...age-Black-Left

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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post
    Finally got around to looking into that. Thanks for bringing it up.

    I have an XL Ripmo, and at bottom out there is about 3" of gap between the 2.3" rear tire and my seat slammed all the way down. So pretty good clearance i'd say!

    Did smaller sized frames have an issue?
    [QUOTE=SylentK;14075186]

    I have an XL Ripmo, and at bottom out there is about 3" of gap between the 2.3" rear tire and my seat slammed all the way down. So pretty good clearance i'd say!

    I have a medium with a 160 mm dropper and my shop was wondering if that might be an issue. Looks like a dirt jump bike with the seat slammed.

    Has anyone hit the rear tire when the seat is all the way down and suspension is compressed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post
    Didn't even know that existed. Interesting as I've been trying to find just the right cage for my Ripmo. The low placement compared to my other bikes have made my normal cages difficult to use while riding.

    Any suggestions on "the best" water bottle cage for the Ripmo?



    Oh and I also found out the spacing between the water bottle cage bolts is a couple mm's off. So I have to find a cage that either allows for adjustability or I bust out the Dremel...


    I second the Lezyne. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post

    I have an XL Ripmo, and at bottom out there is about 3" of gap between the 2.3" rear tire and my seat slammed all the way down. So pretty good clearance i'd say!

    I have a medium with a 160 mm dropper and my shop was wondering if that might be an issue. Looks like a dirt jump bike with the seat slammed.

    Has anyone hit the rear tire when the seat is all the way down and suspension is compressed?
    I have a Med with a 160 Bike Yolk Revive. On rare occasion my a$$ will get some gentle affection from the rear tire but its not an issue. Seat has plenty of clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPenquinn View Post
    My Ripmo build. Lots of not great photos, but I thought I would share just in case someone cares

    Iím hoping to ride it this weekend. The only thing we are waiting for is the Fox Transfer Dropper post. If I go AXS Reverb (for nearly twice the price) I can ride it right now.

    Its a dream build and I likely went overboard, but what the hell.
    Props to Jason and Bill at Chain Reaction, my local Ibis dealer in Toronto.

    Ripmo Medium
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    Chris King Headset
    Deity Mohawk Carbon bars
    Deity Copperhead stem
    Deity seat
    Hope E4 Brakes
    180 ml Rotors
    SRAM XX1 AXS Groupset

    The wheels were supposed to be a local custom builder but they didnít work out. We had a set of Evnes on there till the new rims came in. The bike will actually be running the:

    ZIPP 3zero Moto rims.

    I think Iím one of the first people to have them. They look cool, Iíll post a ride report when I get it on the trails.
    Beautiful! Would love to hear your impressions of the wheels once you have some milage on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK View Post
    Didn't even know that existed. Interesting as I've been trying to find just the right cage for my Ripmo. The low placement compared to my other bikes have made my normal cages difficult to use while riding.

    Any suggestions on "the best" water bottle cage for the Ripmo?



    Oh and I also found out the spacing between the water bottle cage bolts is a couple mm's off. So I have to find a cage that either allows for adjustability or I bust out the Dremel...
    I bit the bullet and got the one ibis suggests on their website. The snappy carbon feel when using it is surprisingly satisfying!

    Arundel Carbon 'Other' Sideloader Water Bottle Cage ‚Äď Ibis Cycles Online Store

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    Ripmo

    Frame: Large in black with stikrd.com custom decals

    Fork: MRP Ribbon Coil 160 with stikrd.com custom decals

    Shock:
    Fox Float X2 - the last thing to be upgraded

    Post: Bike Yoke Revive 185

    Saddle: Ergon SM Comp Men M/L

    Brakes: Formula Cura 4 with Hope 203/180 rotors

    Wheels: DT's 350 laced to EX 511 with Sapim Race spokes and upgraded ratchet to 54

    Tires:

    - Trail: DHF 2.5 DD and Aggressor 2.5 DD

    - Wet and steep:
    Assegai 2.5DD MaxxGrip and DHRII 2.5 DD Maxxgrip

    - Flow trails: TBC

    Drivetrain:
    11sp XTR shifter, XT derailleur matched through Goatlink 11 to 10-42 X1 cassette and XX1 chain

    Cranks: XO 175 cranks with custom stikrd.com decals

    Cockpit: Renthal Fatbar 20mm rise alloy @ 780mm, NS Bikes Quantum Lite 45mm, Renthal Push-On Kevlars, Syntace spacers

    Pedals:
    NS Bikes Radiance

    Other: Mozzart chain guide, Peaty's valves, Hope's matchmaker for XTR shifter and Cura brakes - works surprisingly well

    Big thanks to:
    Piotr @ Za chwilńô ruszamy
    Krzysztof @ Bicykleta | warsztat i sklep rowerowy,
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    Finally got some pictures of my Ripmo up. XL frame with X2 / Lyrik RC2, GX shifting, XT 4 piston brakes, M7 bars, OneUp 170 post, and e*13 trs race carbon wheels.

    Coming from a matte black Nomad 3 - was really struck by how similar the lines were on both bikes, took some side by side pics. Similarities end at looks though, couldn't feel more different in terms of riding character.
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    Well, after my slightly excited post 3 months ago when I ordered my Ripmo - I still haven't got it

    Should be here any time soon. Bit of a pain but not entirely unhappy as with the time I've managed to buy a Carbon Chameleon frame and build it up as my hardtail (used the groupset I was going to put on the Ripmo)

    This meant I had to buy a new toy for my new toy that is not here yet....

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    Could do with the bike now as I've ran out of funds for any more new shiny.

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    New build



    Fanatik pics with specs before I put on a couple of my own parts.

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    What color pedals for the Blue?

    Iíve not seen a lot of pictures of platform pedals on the blue Ripmo. My wife and I just ordered a Ripmo for each of us. But since we both decided on the Ripmo I _had_ to get Blue ;-). As she wanted black.

    So now Iím wondering if the Race Face Chester Orange pedals will match?

    https://www.raceface.com/products/de...hester-pedals#

    Or perhaps the Crank Brothers Stamp 1 is a better match?

    https://www.crankbrothers.com/produc...19102582636640

    I have the Chesters on my current bike after switching to flats last year. I donít see any reason to change from them. But Iím trying to decide what color... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iweiny View Post
    What color pedals for the Blue?

    Iíve not seen a lot of pictures of platform pedals on the blue Ripmo. My wife and I just ordered a Ripmo for each of us. But since we both decided on the Ripmo I _had_ to get Blue ;-). As she wanted black.

    So now Iím wondering if the Race Face Chester Orange pedals will match?

    https://www.raceface.com/products/de...hester-pedals#

    Or perhaps the Crank Brothers Stamp 1 is a better match?

    https://www.crankbrothers.com/produc...19102582636640

    I have the Chesters on my current bike after switching to flats last year. I donít see any reason to change from them. But Iím trying to decide what color... ;-)
    For what it's worth, I went from DMR Vaults (by most accounts one of the grippiest flats) to the Stamp and didn't like them at all. Felt like they had no grip. Then I tried the Chesters and they are ALMOST as good as the Vaults, but lighter and slightly thinner. Not sure about colors as I am pretty color blind haha.

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    I have orange OneUp composite pedals. The color matches well. Side note.. In hindsight, think I overdid the matchy matchy and wish I'd have gotten black though which I think might also look less cheap (my only complaint). But really like the pedals... super grippy. Prefer them over my Crampon Ultimates and Spank Oozy Trails which each cost over twice as much.

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    You can never over color match your bike!
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarheel03 View Post
    I have orange OneUp composite pedals. The color matches well. Side note.. In hindsight, think I overdid the matchy matchy and wish I'd have gotten black though which I think might also look less cheap (my only complaint). But really like the pedals... super grippy. Prefer them over my Crampon Ultimates and Spank Oozy Trails which each cost over twice as much.

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    Those look nice. I'll check them out.

    My thing is that if colors dont match exactly they have to contrast. There is nothing worse than something being just a bit off color wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iweiny View Post
    What color pedals for the Blue?

    So now Iím wondering if the Race Face Chester Orange pedals will match?

    https://www.raceface.com/products/de...hester-pedals#
    FWIW Chesters do not come in Orange. I stopped by Sports Basement and was asking about them and they confirmed this. The website I quoted above shows a picture which looks like orange but is actually Yellow...

    At least it looked like orange to me... :-/

    So For Orange I'll have to look at the One Up's. Thanks for the suggestion. I do like the Chesters and the Blue look pretty good on the bike (was checking it out on a floor model at the store yesterday). So I may go with Blue because I do like the Chester pedals...

    I'm sure I have some time to think about it... No idea when the bike will come in... But I can't wait!!!

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    FWIW worth I just switched to flats after destroying my XTR spds.

    After reading reviews on best cheap flats (wasn't sure if I'd like the switch) I bought Kona Wah Wah 2s.

    I love the shit out of them.

    And they have orange accents FTW

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    After just shy of 4 months wait, I got my Ripmo a couple of weeks ago.

    Went with the basic NX build at a great price from a dealer here in the UK. Cracking service and support all the way through my long wait (not sure if it is allowed to name a business on here. If it is and folks are interested I will)

    Had it supplied in component form and built it over the last week with some original and new parts, together with existing components from my old bike.

    Large Black/Olive frame (original)
    Invisiframe wrap (new, put on by bike shop)
    DPX2 shock (original)
    Performance forks (original)
    DT EX511 rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs (existing)
    Colour match EX511 stickers from Slik (new)
    Maxxis tyres (original)
    Hope E4 / Tech 3 brakes (existing)
    203mm front and 180mm rear Hope floating disks (existing)
    Thomson 50mm stem (existing)
    Easton Haven carbon bars (existing)
    Lizard skin grips (original)
    X01 eagle 1x12 groupset (new) (awaiting 30t chainring)
    LV dropper (original)
    Cheapo ebay dropper thumblever (new)
    XT clipless pedals (existing)
    Hope 30mm bottom bracket with dub adaptor (new)
    WTb silverado saddle (original)

    Not weight it but it doesn't feel heavy for the intended use - probably 30lb I reckon.

    First ride tomorrow
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    Here's mine right after i realized my 125mm Bikeyoke was too short. (anyone want a 125 dropper for cheap?)

    seat tube is too low yet front of top tube is too high - i cant slam the stem because the shifter hits the top tube!

    going to be high posting it for a couple days and it's wayyy up there.

    12.6kg with cheapy highpost. 27.8lbs. ~1 lb lighter than my Primer that had smaller rotors and inline shock as well. somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iweiny View Post
    FWIW Chesters do not come in Orange.
    Well I guess it depends on where you look...

    https://www.cambriabike.com/collecti...13156943790192

    I'm still waiting for my Bike but I found a pair of these at the local Mikes Bikes and picked them up while I could. We will see if they match the bike. If not I'll look at the other options.

    Thanks to everyone... I really can't wait for the bike to come in. I'm hoping it does not take months like some are saying... :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by isleblue65 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a supplier for color matched Olive Fox Performance 2019 fork decals, and Fox Float DPX2 2019 shock decals - other than HasDesigns?

    He was quick to let me know he had these, but dropped the ball on communication when I asked for a photo and a Paypal invoice.

    Thanks!




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    Late to the party here, but FWIW you can get the decal kits straight from Ibis.

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    Anyone interested in possibly trading frames? I've got a L Ripley V4 in matte braap. I'd be interested in a L Ripmo in tangering sky color. Condition would have to be excellent. PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Anyone interested in possibly trading frames? I've got a L Ripley V4 in matte braap. I'd be interested in a L Ripmo in tangering sky color. Condition would have to be excellent. PM if interested.
    I'm getting ready to sell my large black Ripmo frame because I've got a large blue Ripley frame set coming in. I guess that doesn't really help either of us because we're off on colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321 View Post
    Late to the party here, but FWIW you can get the decal kits straight from Ibis.
    I got them from Fanatik Bike. They look great, and are awesome quality.

    Ibis sells color matching decals, such as green to match the green or orange to match orange?


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    I see that the Hakka just got a new color, any idea if the Ripmo will get a new color?

    I just saw the thread on colors, please ignore.

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    just wanted to show off my new framebag. was using a revelate designs gas tank wedged in the same location, but it just didn't fit quite right.

    this is a Bedrock Bags EDC Micro Frame Bag - Small. Really happy with the quality and fit.

    i've got a topeak mini pump, jumbo C02, multitool, two tubes, and wolftooth chain tool jammed in there no prob. 570 grams all in.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    just wanted to show off my new framebag. was using a revelate designs gas tank wedged in the same location, but it just didn't fit quite right.

    this is a Bedrock Bags EDC Micro Frame Bag - Small. Really happy with the quality and fit.

    i've got a topeak mini pump, jumbo C02, multitool, two tubes, and wolftooth chain tool jammed in there no prob. 570 grams all in.



    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    just wanted to show off my new framebag. was using a revelate designs gas tank wedged in the same location, but it just didn't fit quite right.

    this is a Bedrock Bags EDC Micro Frame Bag - Small. Really happy with the quality and fit.

    i've got a topeak mini pump, jumbo C02, multitool, two tubes, and wolftooth chain tool jammed in there no prob. 570 grams all in.



    That looks awesome! What size is your frame? Looks like they have a good selection of colors too!

    https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/edc-frame-bag

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    thx! It's a Large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    thx! It's a Large.
    Thanks, looks like it might fit a medium still. The large has more room there for sure.

    I'm also curious. What is all the tape(?) on your frame?

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    should be good on a large.

    haha yea. gorilla tape. it's ugly as sin but im paranoid about dinging up this fragile matte black paint. i really need to do some application specific 3M tape, but this stuff is cheap and easy to get. I have an invisframe kit that i havent gotten around to putting on and will probably just sell.

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    For those interested in Ripmo weights I weighed mine today. Mine weighed 12.88 kg including Crank Brother Egg Beater 3 pedals (281 g). The bike was weighed with a good quality scale which we in our cycling team use when we want to get accurate results.

    I've got a size XL Ripmo which was bought as a complete bike with the XX1 kit. I've made the following two changes to the standard kit:

    - Tyres: Replaced the original Maxxis Minion DHF 29*2.5/Aggressor WT 29*2.5 with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29*2.6 Snake Skin Apex. The original tyre weighed 1.054 g + 1.009 g. The Nobby Nics weighed 962 g + 969 g. Therefore the weight saving compared to the original tyres has been 132 g.
    - Brakes: Replaced original Shimano Saint M820 with Magura MT8. The brake discs are however are still the original Shimano discs. I don't know the exact weight saving on these since I didn't weigh the Saint brakes. The Maguras weigh 236 g + 260 g without the brake discs.

    The standard kit on the XX1 set includes the following:

    - Fork: Fox Float 36 RC2 Factory Series 160 mm
    - Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series
    - Wheels: Ibis 942 with i9 hubs
    - Drivetrain: SRAM XX1
    - Seatpost: KS Lev Ci Carbon 175 mm

    Here is how my bike looks when it's clean and also slightly dirty. And yes, I know there are lots of spacers in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portti View Post
    For those interested in Ripmo weights I weighed mine today. Mine weighed 12.88 kg including Crank Brother Egg Beater 3 pedals (281 g). The bike was weighed with a good quality scale which we in our cycling team use when we want to get accurate results.

    I've got a size XL Ripmo which was bought as a complete bike with the XX1 kit. I've made the following two changes to the standard kit:

    - Tyres: Replaced the original Maxxis Minion DHF 29*2.5/Aggressor WT 29*2.5 with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29*2.6 Snake Skin Apex. The original tyre weighed 1.054 g + 1.009 g. The Nobby Nics weighed 962 g + 969 g. Therefore the weight saving compared to the original tyres has been 132 g.
    - Brakes: Replaced original Shimano Saint M820 with Magura MT8. The brake discs are however are still the original Shimano discs. I don't know the exact weight saving on these since I didn't weigh the Saint brakes. The Maguras weigh 236 g + 260 g without the brake discs.

    The standard kit on the XX1 set includes the following:

    - Fork: Fox Float 36 RC2 Factory Series 160 mm
    - Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series
    - Wheels: Ibis 942 with i9 hubs
    - Drivetrain: SRAM XX1
    - Seatpost: KS Lev Ci Carbon 175 mm

    Here is how my bike looks when it's clean and also slightly dirty. And yes, I know there are lots of spacers in there.

    Damn, dude how tall ARE you? Great build BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portti View Post

    And yes, I know there are lots of spacers in there.

    That's too many spacers and I'm talking about safety, not looks.

    From Fox: WARNING: Never use more than 30 mm of height of steerer stem spacers.

    I would highly suggest getting a 40mm+ rise bar and removing spacers down to 30mm.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    Damn, dude how tall ARE you? Great build BTW.
    Thanks. I'm 191 cm and I like an upright riding position.

    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    That's too many spacers and I'm talking about safety, not looks.

    From Fox: WARNING: Never use more than 30 mm of height of steerer stem spacers.

    I would highly suggest getting a 40mm+ rise bar and removing spacers down to 30mm....
    At some point later on when I feel the need to start upgrading some parts on the bike I might change the original handlebar to something with more rise. However I will never get to a point where only 30 mm of spacers would be enough. Unfortunately the current geometry fashion trends seems to mean that the stack height/head tube length on some current bikes including Ripmo are so low that in order to get a good riding position you need a lot of spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portti View Post
    For those interested in Ripmo weights I weighed mine today. Mine weighed 12.88 kg including Crank Brother Egg Beater 3 pedals (281 g). The bike was weighed with a good quality scale which we in our cycling team use when we want to get accurate results.

    I've got a size XL Ripmo which was bought as a complete bike with the XX1 kit. I've made the following two changes to the standard kit:

    - Tyres: Replaced the original Maxxis Minion DHF 29*2.5/Aggressor WT 29*2.5 with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29*2.6 Snake Skin Apex. The original tyre weighed 1.054 g + 1.009 g. The Nobby Nics weighed 962 g + 969 g. Therefore the weight saving compared to the original tyres has been 132 g.
    - Brakes: Replaced original Shimano Saint M820 with Magura MT8. The brake discs are however are still the original Shimano discs. I don't know the exact weight saving on these since I didn't weigh the Saint brakes. The Maguras weigh 236 g + 260 g without the brake discs.

    The standard kit on the XX1 set includes the following:

    - Fork: Fox Float 36 RC2 Factory Series 160 mm
    - Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series
    - Wheels: Ibis 942 with i9 hubs
    - Drivetrain: SRAM XX1
    - Seatpost: KS Lev Ci Carbon 175 mm

    Here is how my bike looks when it's clean and also slightly dirty. And yes, I know there are lots of spacers in there.


    Wholly spacers Batman! How much do you have under the stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portti View Post
    Thanks. I'm 191 cm and I like an upright riding position.



    At some point later on when I feel the need to start upgrading some parts on the bike I might change the original handlebar to something with more rise. However I will never get to a point where only 30 mm of spacers would be enough. Unfortunately the current geometry fashion trends seems to mean that the stack height/head tube length on some current bikes including Ripmo are so low that in order to get a good riding position you need a lot of spacers.
    You will get quite a flex from the unsupported steer tube under the stem. If your heavy this can fatigue it and lead to a failure. If your not hitting any jumps or riding super aggressive you could wait, otherwise it's an investment in safety that I would not wait on.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eysikal View Post
    I'm getting ready to sell my large black Ripmo frame because I've got a large blue Ripley frame set coming in. I guess that doesn't really help either of us because we're off on colors.
    Iím interested in your frame if youíre really selling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iweiny View Post
    Thanks, looks like it might fit a medium still. The large has more room there for sure.
    This fits the Medium but it is a bit stuffed in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeast View Post
    Iím interested in your frame if youíre really selling it.
    Large Blue frame posted here:

    https://classifieds.mtbr.com/showpro...x2-shock&cat=7

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    His and hers.

    The Ripmos for the wife and I finally came in and we got out on them. Can't wait to get them really dialed in (suspention tuned, stikrd, frame protection, etc). In the meantime were just going to ride!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaughlin006 View Post
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    Float 36 Grip 2 (with Push Industries ASC3 coil kit)
    Float X2 rear
    942 carbon hoops with Ibis hubs
    Code RSC Brakes
    Oury Grips
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    Deity Copperhead 35mm Stem
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    Bronze Sticker kit from stikrd.com
    Did you remove the decals first? If so, how?

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    This is my New baby...

    Meet Riplo...rowdier than a ripley...tamer than a stock Ripmo. Invisiframe, GX XO XX Eagle mix, Revive 185, THomson cockpit, Formula RX1, MRP Ribbon Air at 150, I9 Torch Hubs on EIE i35 Carbon wheels, Bonte X3/X4 tires. Waiting on a new rear brake hose and to finish up the dropper routing (will be shrink wrapping the cables). Weight is a hair under 27.
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    Just ordered an XL Blue GX with X2 upgrade - super pumped! Love seeing all the builds on this thread! I will inviframe the bike immediately, is there anything else I should do straight out of the box? I'm going to upgrade the brakes (deores on a 5k bike with 180 rotors???) i'm thinking Codes for a clean match with eagle. I'll see how I get on with the KS dropper. The bike is a 2018 so I think it'll be the 150 post and I don't like the look of the KS remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritathecat View Post
    Just ordered an XL Blue GX with X2 upgrade - super pumped! Love seeing all the builds on this thread! I will inviframe the bike immediately, is there anything else I should do straight out of the box? I'm going to upgrade the brakes (deores on a 5k bike with 180 rotors???) i'm thinking Codes for a clean match with eagle. I'll see how I get on with the KS dropper. The bike is a 2018 so I think it'll be the 150 post and I don't like the look of the KS remote.
    Try new Sram G2, I have Ultimate version and the feeling is just superb!

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    My Blue GX Rimpo just came in. I about ready to head over to the bike shop and get it. My only "upgrade" is Fox 36 Factory fork.
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    Here is mine
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    Was thinking of doing a RipLo build as well. Iíd love to hear your impressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
    Meet Riplo...rowdier than a ripley...tamer than a stock Ripmo. Invisiframe, GX XO XX Eagle mix, Revive 185, THomson cockpit, Formula RX1, MRP Ribbon Air at 150, I9 Torch Hubs on EIE i35 Carbon wheels, Bonte X3/X4 tires. Waiting on a new rear brake hose and to finish up the dropper routing (will be shrink wrapping the cables). Weight is a hair under 27.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeast View Post
    Was thinking of doing a RipLo build as well. Iíd love to hear your impressions

    Was thinking of doing a RipLo build as well. Iíd love to hear your impressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeast View Post
    Was thinking of doing a RipLo build as well. Iíd love to hear your impressions
    So far so good. First several rides were spent getting fit right and playing with the DPX2 to get it set up right. The balance with the 150/145 is good, I was just getting a good bit of pedal strikes. I was originally targeting around 28% sag for a plush ride with the rear but it really needs around 25%. That definitely improved the strikes and made it more poppy. Cockpit wise I went up to a 60mm stem and everything feels great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    Here is mine
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    Very nice-looks ready to roll. Enjoy it!!

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    Spotting this on the #ibisripmo hashtag. Mind blowing!

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    Anyone with big hands, find some grips in olive/army for the black ripmo? I've got huge hands and the lizard skins don't cut it, but I love the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremmick View Post
    Anyone with big hands, find some grips in olive/army for the black ripmo? I've got huge hands and the lizard skins don't cut it, but I love the look.
    Deity grips are nice.

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    Back in the Saddle again



    Totally stoked to be back in the saddle again after being without a mountain bike for over a year. My large Ripmo GX build with Fox Grip2, Chris King Headset, XT 4 piston brakes, 50mm stem and Ibis carbon 35mm bars.

    Got plenty of room to save and make upgrades for the future, for now I am more than happy with it. Just love this bike in black, it looks wicked and will be much less worry going down the road in so far as the finish. Previously I had a black HD3. I am a Veteran so the olive green trim is really cool and helps tie some of what this bike means to me.
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    Med Ripmo, GX build w/ upgraded suspension (X2, GRIP2), TRP Slate brakes, TRP floating rotors (front 203, rear 180) alum Ibis wheels, camo-ish DMR Deathgrips, Ibis carbon bars (770mm), Charge Spoon saddle, 150mm Transfer post, Oneup composite pedals, and a bunch of cheap vinyl camo from amazon for "frame protection"

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    Got the Ripmo last week have had about 3 rides on it. I am coming from an medium Mojo HD 27.5 so there is a learning curve to the big wheels. I purchased a small frame so make up some of the difference. So far its an amazing bike , very fast , climbs way better than the Mojo but I am having some trouble getting the front end up and I have had a few falls from short movements where the wheels kind of throw me off. Was wondering if anybody has experienced this and if you have any tips. I currently am running 2.5 assagai tires on it which are really knobby going to change them to 2.4 Rekons

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    Has anyone found a solution for covering unused ports in their frame? Installing AXS and want to cover them to keep rain, dust, etc...from accumulating. Also clean up the look. Reached out to Chuck and they said they don't currently make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yem999 View Post
    Got the Ripmo last week have had about 3 rides on it. I am coming from an medium Mojo HD 27.5 so there is a learning curve to the big wheels. I purchased a small frame so make up some of the difference. So far its an amazing bike , very fast , climbs way better than the Mojo but I am having some trouble getting the front end up and I have had a few falls from short movements where the wheels kind of throw me off. Was wondering if anybody has experienced this and if you have any tips. I currently am running 2.5 assagai tires on it which are really knobby going to change them to 2.4 Rekons
    Had exactly the same experience as you (coming from a HD3) although unlike you I wasnít smart enough to get the small (regret that actually) so it took me a bit longer. The two things that helped me were focusing on Ďsteering from the hipsí and making sure I was putting enough pressure on the front wheel traction by getting over the front. The reality is that it will never be as flickable as your old 26/27.5 and so making those last minute adjustments will always be harder.mI have adjusted and love it now, but for the trails I ride and the way I ride I should have got the small.

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    makes sense , I hoping I get used to it cause I'm kind of missing the Mojo HD3. Glad I kept it

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    Good job!

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    Added XX1 cranks, S35ís on Vespers. Next is an XO1 cassette and saddle.


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    29 with onyx hubs, dhr/dhf, and caged pedals. these bikes are impressive.

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    What am I doing wrong here. I thought the ripmo have 180mm rotors post mount
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    ē 160mm post mount rear brake. You need a Shimano SM-MA-F180P/P2 to run a 180mm disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolenteg View Post
    What am I doing wrong here. I thought the ripmo have 180mm rotors post mount
    It for sure has a mount. Donít have my bike at work, but I know because Iím usually using the mount to adjust my brake alignment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RipleyV4 View Post
    ē 160mm post mount rear brake. You need a Shimano SM-MA-F180P/P2 to run a 180mm disc.
    Lol what's ibis thinking, its 2019 who would run 160mm on this caliber of a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolenteg View Post
    Lol what's ibis thinking, its 2019 who would run 160mm on this caliber of a bike
    Btw does it support 200mm rotor with right adapter?

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    stock builds come with a rear +20 adapter set up for 180.

    Lyriks come with 180 PM. they should also come with 200 minimum, but is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oo.viper.oo View Post
    Btw does it support 200mm rotor with right adapter?
    According to ibis site, rear will support 203mm

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    New Ripmo Build!

    I just finished building up my Ripmo and wanted to share some pics. I am very appreciative of this thread and hopefully this post can help others with compatibility / fit questions. I've had a few rides on the bike so far and it is totally epic. I think my favorite feature is the Onyx hubs. They really are magical.

    Frame Ibis Ripmo, Medium
    Fork Fox Factory 36 GRIP2 160mm/44mm
    Shock Fox Factory Float X2, 210 x 55
    Wheelset Custom Nox Farlow, Onyx Vesper (Candy Purple), DT Aerolite
    Seatpost Bike Yoke Revive 185, 31.6
    Lever Wolf Tooth ReMote
    Saddle Fabric Scoop, Race, Radius, 142mm
    Grips Ergon GE1 Evo Factory
    Headset Cane Creek Hellbender 70
    Stem ENVE M7, 35, 50mm
    Bar ENVE M7, 35, 800mm, 25mm rise
    Brakes Hope Tech 3 E4
    Rotors Hope Floating Rotor, 203/180mm (H & L adapters)
    Groupset XX1 Eagle AXS
    Chainring SRAM X-Sync 2 SL 32t, 3mm
    Crankset Cane Creek eeWings 170mm
    BB Chris King Threadfit 30 + Conversion Kit #21
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    Front Fire Minion DHF 2.5 WT, 3C MaxTerra
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    Anyone interested in trading my large for your medium frame 🤣

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    Looks like 2020 just arrived!




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    Quote Originally Posted by stolenteg View Post
    Anyone interested in trading my large for your medium frame
    Yes! Black for black?

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