Yeah gotta like that:
I'd get her in blue:
I'd get her in blue:
Travel change is done with a replacement airshaft I believe. Offset is a CSU replacement. 44mm offset CSU should be easy to come by as it's standard 27.5 offset. New CSUs were in the ballpark of $380-450ish from memory, then whatever install costs needed - ie: if it needs bushes reamed or anything like that.I’ve got a 34 Factory from 2017.
But the Ibis site seems pretty keen on a 44 offset.
EDIT: I see what you're saying, so I could change travel and offset with one of those. Or is the travel change an internal option?
Thanks, I've had a look and seems like something Cyclinic can do. So I'm up for that, a longer dropper and the rest would move straight over.Travel change is done with a replacement airshaft I believe. Offset is a CSU replacement. 44mm offset CSU should be easy to come by as it's standard 27.5 offset. New CSUs were in the ballpark of $380-450ish from memory, then whatever install costs needed - ie: if it needs bushes reamed or anything like that.
With the benefit of hindsight I sort of wish I'd kept the Ripmo and put some light wheels and a light rear tyre on the back (kept the DHF up front).But I do feel like a lightweight Ripmo build would suit me best...something to encourage me to get off the brakes more but still rip through the tight stuff.
Knowing what I know, this is good to know!Shedding the dual eccentric linkage made the new Ripley stiffer than its predecessor. The connections between rear and front triangles are now wider and further apart, offering a burlier feel when putting lateral force into the rear end. But burli-er doesn't mean burly. Under my 190-pound frame, I sensed a bit of deflection in the 27-pound Ripley I rode. Those times when I was in Ripmo terrain, approaching Ripmo speeds, I learned that this is not a Ripmo. This update is not an effort to rebrand the Ripley into a different category. It is a way to make it even better at what it already does.
One of the better perks of being "normal" sized. Bike frames, forks etc are all sized and valved for the majority. It makes it harder for you bigger (and smaller) guys to make something work well out of the box.Looks nice, but that same length rear end is a deal breaker for me. Once you get XL or XXL if it's offered it feels like you're standing on BMX axle pegs riding bikes with short rear centres.
Were you running an X2 on your Ripmo?It also wasn't all that supple on square edges, so if I'm going to put up with a bit of square-edged chatter I'd rather get quicker pedaling as a trade-off.
Yep, had an X2 on it, and yep - never really found that 'sweet spot' tune for it.Were you running an X2 on your Ripmo?
I'm finding similar on my HD4... the X2 is a bit of a black hole when it comes to tuning but messing around with high speed compression (less) and high speed rebound (more... I think) is slowly ironing out the chunder.
The numbers on the new Ripley are making it look veeeeery appealling as a new trail bike in a year or so, depending on what Santa Cruz release for the Tallboy/Hightower replacement (hopefully a 29er version of the new 5010).
Remind me again what the problem was with the fit on the Ripmo? Looks like the fit on an XL Ripley v4 would be similar.the bike fit felt off for me anyway and I sold it.
I'm 6'2", but also have a slightly dodgy lower back which makes me fussier about fit than I should be. Reach on the XL Ripmo was 495mm, which was just too much for me. I could've stuck with it, but it demanded an aggressive riding stance all the time - and sometimes I just want to pootle along on mellower trails. I also prefer very short chainstays so the bike just felt huge to me.Remind me again what the problem was with the fit on the Ripmo? Looks like the fit on an XL Ripley v4 would be similar.
I think we're the same height, and have similar bike conundrums.
Trying to decide whether to upgrade my Ripley to the new one, or to risk a large Craftworks (which looks like it'd be a tad bigger than my current Ripley).
Both options would probably cost a similar amount, albeit with the Craftworks I would have an extra bike..