New Bike Day!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by littlewave, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Got a box on Monday (not Friday, whoops!):

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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Yeah, but today is Weds....it's now been 5 days. You bought a WSD bike?
     
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  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    The chick on the box is kinda hot for a cartoonish demonstrational chick.
     
  4. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I guess Gaint is not into selling helmets.
     
  5. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Wait, now it's a Trek?!

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  6. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    This is so intriguing! What's going on here??????

    And @Cornholio has me a little worried. Don't leave him alone with that Liv box.
     
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  7. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Ah, that's more like it! Ibis Ripley LS, XL, in special blend attire.

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    Found a deal I couldn't pass up on a bike that was a top contender before I bought the HD3. Eventually, once the wife tires of two bikes in the garage, one of them will have to go. For now, I'm "comparing." Pretty happy overall, although it needs a dropper, and the derailleur hanger is bent. Also, whoever set it up put the 2.25 tire up front and the 2.35 tire out back. Switching those around tonight.

    It definitely gives up something on the downhill, but man, does it shine while climbing. I cleaned some stuff that I rarely if ever clean, and I mostly kept up with my much fitter and faster riding partner who usually disappears from sight. I've demoed several Ripleys, but this longer term try out should give me a better idea of this bike. Need to get it into some of the more technical chunk Laguna has to offer and see how it goes.
     
  8. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    WSD?! DST! PMQ!
     
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  9. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Climbing performance over descending performance? No thanks, next please! Next thing you'll be posting questions about single speeds and why droppers suck.
     
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  10. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    No way, getting a dropper for this stat!

    And yes, it gives up something going down and trades it in for something going up. But it's still a 5"R/5.5"F travel 29er. It ain't exactly a slouch pointed in the fun direction.
     
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  11. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    Lol...the packaging is like those Russian toys that open up to be a smaller version of the same thing.:D
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Stealthy - well, in terms of stickers, not in terms of color. Cool bike, :thumbsup::cool:...but now who will I out-climb? Crap! :(
     
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  13. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Still me.
     
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  14. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Man, this week has me off. Box came on Monday...
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    LIV is Giant's "womens specific design" line of bike......WSD.
     
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  16. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Ah, knew about LIV, never heard the term WSD, but, the Ripley was designed by a woman, so...
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Roxy Lo + Dave Weagle = Brilliance!
     
  18. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Wow, what a face-off! A win either way, but good to try out the big hoops. The rollover might be tough to say no to – but I'm prolly projecting here. I gave up more travel for bigger hoops, and there is paltry chance I will go back to LT on any bike as long as I live here. 40-50 mm of my Bronson's travel did nothing when I climbed, compared to the big wheels helping all over the mountain and not penalizing me going down.

    Have fun with your research!
     
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  19. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    She's clearly just in the shop for a fitting.
     
  20. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    As promised, @Cornholio , a dropper:

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    I didn't want to spend much on a dropper and I wanted something reliable, so I was looking at the e13 (mechanical with a coil spring!) and the new xfusion (replacement cartidges are $25). The e13 doesn't come out until August in 125mm, and 125 was already pushing it with the stack height for the e13. When I asked about the xfusion at my shop they laughed and said no one has ever asked for an xfusion dropper so they lost a sale. So, I researched my options, narrowed it down to the PNW Rainier and the BikeYoke Revive, and decided to take a chance on the BikeYoke Revive from Jenson. With a 15% coupon code and Active Junky cash back, it was a pretty sweet deal that was only slightly over my original budget.

    If you haven't heard about this dropper, it foregoes the internal floating piston to separate air and oil, and instead let's them mix in the outer tube. Should the dropper start to sag (as any hydraulic dropper eventually does) you simply twist a reset key which purges the air from the hydraulic fluid, et voila, post is like new. I have to say, it's very satisfying to do (as part of the install they have you "revive" the post). Mine had a couple millimeters of play, and after the revive, no play at all. Pretty cool considering when I had issues with my first two KS Levs they had to be sent in for warranty so the bike was in the shop for two weeks. More info here: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/bikeyoke-revive-not-just-another-drop-post.html

    Install was a breeze even for a ham-handed, marginal mechanic like me. Simply follow the well thought out instructions and you are in business. Took me about 30-40 minutes.

    Action at the lever is very light, much lighter than my KS Lev, and the post is very smooth with a quick return.

    I will have to give it some time on the trail, but just based on the fit and finish, the install, and the extremely satisfying process of "reviving," I am very pleased with this purchase.
     
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  21. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Awesome! Interested to hear your thoughts after some use. Before I got my RIP I was on the fence for a Ripley, fun stuff!
     
  22. brian1031

    brian1031 Member

    Location:
    Santa Clara CA
    Name:
    Brian Clive
    Good for you! I just sold my warn winch so that I can purchase a new bike frame that I'll use for a custom build trail bike.
     
  23. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    Dam...that post is cool. If my Reverb ever takes a poop...I'm grabbing one of these.
     
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  24. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Hey, Monday was New Phone Day, because iPhones apparently die without warning. Now that the replacement died, I get New Phone Day again next Monday! I'm so overjoyed! :unsure::cautious::stop:o_O

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    New Bike Day

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    Mystery build complements of shitty iPad camera! Initial build request...

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    Modified: e13 10-46 cassette; front tire, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 @Grego Series : ) 60mm stem, 35mm x 790 bar, 31 lbs without pedals. The whole Guerrilla Gravity experience was dreamy. Boutique/US-made FTW. :sneaky:

    Tomorrow AM, the weezelle and I go a-smashing.

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  25. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    Congratulations! That bike seriously looks like it was made for you. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Awesome Mike! And a coil too! I see you went to a Med size, those GG bikes have some long top tubes.

    I haven't had my own experience with GG, but love the biz attitude and the fact they are welded in house in CO, and they just ooze stoke.
     
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  27. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Thanks for the stoke, Dave. You and crash-not helped lead the way to this, ya know :). @burt probably had some influence. The fuking rocks around here sure did! GG has it going on. Beyond satisfied...

    I'll check in with thoughts on the coil. Right now I gotta finish getting drunk. :geek:
     
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  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Sweet rig @mike. Made to smash sh!t and built in the USA and no paint to scratch. F'n a man what's not to like...:thumbsup:
     
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  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Yeager, Bell Ridge and Los Pinos slayer. Nice looking rig there @mike
     
  30. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Happy New Bike Day!!!
     
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