Ibis Ripmo

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by pperrelle, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
    ^^^Photo is from the top of Ted Williams, not Hodges. Full day ride at Noble would be nice, but not in the cards with family obligations. I figure -20% grade of scarface and glider point dh will have to suffice.

    I'm sold. Seems to be fast or faster than SC ht lt & pivot switchblade despite me and trail in less good condition. Very nice on tight switch backs down from glider port.
     
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  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    So you can ride all day, or multiple days, on any trails you want without feeling beat up? :cool:

    As good as LT bikes are, there’s less to be gained by scrimping on travel. Steep seat tube is more than a fad. Good for climbing and for a consistent cockpit through the dropper stroke. Great for all-day comfort. Savvy mfrs are on it, and players like Pivot are revising geos.
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I prescribe to this theory as well. Unless I was racing, "I'll take more travel for $1000 Alex" every time. Obviously within reason. LT bikes are so capable now. Why not have the extra cushion for that surprise drop you never saw coming?

    Luckily one of the guys I ride with regularly has a "relationship" (due to him spending too much $$) with a shop down here that lets him demo bikes for free and they're an Ibis dealer. Even they tried to convince my buddy to demo the Ripmo before buying a Ripley LS but he didn't listen. I think he just wanted that ugly Vitamin P color option.
     
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  5. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    I want a Ripmo!
     
  6. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    My Mexican dinner the other night definitely had me on the ripmo for a while. Felt good while ripping, but definitely not good for social gatherings.
    :gag::cautious:
     
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  7. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    Still no luck? That's the worst when you want it, you've got the money, and no one can deliver. I hope one pops up for you.
     
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  8. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
    Give calcoast a call.
     
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  9. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    My son got his Ripmo today. Ordered May 21. Size large with the olive accent color like the one @406 demoed. He ordered the low end model to try to get it before summer was over. He got lucky and they upgraded the dropper to a Fox Transfer instead of the KS.
    Upgrading to Eagle XO1 drivetrain and Guide brakes. Good thing he has connections.
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Upgrading to Guide brakes? From what? Never mind. Just being snarky.

    Cool though. What a great bike! Gotta be stoked. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    If it came with TLR or whatever that level was, ANYTHING would be an upgrade.
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    TRP? Ummm, okay. I haven't tried them. But I can think of a couple of people who have. :whistling:

    Stoked for your son!
     
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  13. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Action Sports in Bako has one. Don't know the details but I know they have it. Found out it is a large.
    661-833-4000
     
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  14. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Pics or it didn't happen...:Roflmao Ok well don't take that seriously, truth be told I just like staring at Ibis bikes.:thumbsup:
     
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  15. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I'll get his permission to post a pic soon.
     
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  16. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    I've had her about a month now. We're finally gelling.

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  17. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Level T? Not sure. This is the low end NX build. Actually, he is upgrading to Code RSC brake set.
     
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  18. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    OK, my son finally finished his Ripmo upgrade build and rode some real trails. He has been busy with family obligations and friends visiting from out of town. He wanted to personally do as much of the build as possible. He installed Invisaframe and said it was the most tedious task he has ever done. I bet he will be glad he did it in the future.
    Upgrades
    Replaced the NX 11 speed drivetrain with XO1 Eagle
    Replaced the Level brakeset with Code RSC
    Replaced the Ibis alloy bars with Ibis 800mm carbon.
    Replaced the Ibis wheels with Santa Cruz Reserve carbon w/i9 hubs. (Sacrilege for the Ibis purists but he says he could get a good price and wanted the warranty)
    Sram 32t oval chainring.
    He had a shop cut the brake lines to size and do the heatshrink cable managment.
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    American Fork Canyon trails in Utah.
     
  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    So shiny...
     
  20. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    Looks good. Can't beat the piece of mind the Santa Cruz wheel warranty offers.

    Make sure he adds extra protection on the backside of the mid and lower seat tube and lower front of swingarm area. That area likes to trap rocks and crush them. I thought Invisiframe, some extra clear tape and rubber padding was enough. I was wrong. I got a good sized chip down there. At least it's not a really visible area.
     
  21. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
    Can you upload a photo of what you tried? I'm having the same issue. Only happens on crushed rock gravel roads, so another reason not to ride those.
     
  22. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    Where I could get to and put stuff has been working. It's that lower front of swingarm area that's tough to get into. I guess I could've removed the swingarm, but a bit late now.

    Bike is dirty but it helps show where the Invisiframe is.

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  23. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
  24. 406

    406 Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo
    Guy just came in second on the COT race riding a ripmo...interesting and good looking bag set up, guess I should think about setting mine up for bike packing.

    Instagram Link
     
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  25. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Amazing.
    You should BP on yours, too! His set-up looks tight. Maybe add a daypack for the light, bulky stuff like sleeping bag, ultralight tent and pad, and off you go. No compromise on ride quality that way..
    FWIW, I'd use my Ripley in a heartbeat.
     
  26. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Some quick research and he used his Ripley before the Ripmo. Here's a good video:
     
  27. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    The build commences. :)

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  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    This'll be fun to watch. :thumbsup:
     
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  29. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    You going to get that done by Oct 4th so you can bring it to Utah?
     
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  30. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    I should have it rolling by tomorrow. :)

    All I did tonight was press in the headset. Other than the XT 4 Piston brakes that I bought new, everything else will come from either the Ripley or my parts bin.

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