Ibis Ripmo

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

  1. 406

    406 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Sultan
    ^^^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.
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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

    mike MTB 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 Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Mojo 3
    I want a Ripmo!
     
  6. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    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:
     
  7. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Brian
    Current Bike:
    Sultan
    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 MTB Addict

    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 MTB Addict

    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 MTB Addict

    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 Well-Known 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.
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

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