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Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels

Ibis Ripley XT Build

Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels

Enjoy a couple pictures of this Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels before it heads to its new home.

The latest Ibis Ripley combines updates to geometry as well as carbon layup.

Improving on the Ripley’s previous editions Ibis slackened the headtube and spec’d a 44mm offset fork.  This improves the Ripley’s handling at speed without compromising its’ surefooted climbing.
Learn more about 44mm versus 51mm fork offset Here.

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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

Check out some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes’ newest build – the fresh Ibis Ripley!

Ibis’ latest edition of the Ripley stays true to the original’s 29″ wheels, fast acceleration, quick handling as well as a trail slaying personality. Continue reading Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

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150 vs. 160 Fork Headtube, Trail & Flop

150 vs 160 fork headtube trail flop comparison

150 vs. 160 Fork Headtube, Trail & Flop

The Story Behind the Images. Looking at 150 vs. 160 Fork Headtube, Trail & Flop

I wrapped up the 150 vs 160 comparison and needed an image. I grabbed BikeCo’s demo SB130 (with a stock setup) and mine with the 160 fork and headed out. And struggled. I couldn’t get an image to show with any level of credibility the difference in crown race height. With a 10mm steer spacer in hand I tried to figure out how to photograph such a small difference.

Some quick math said the axle to crown height difference when the forks were standing straight up would be only 1.76%. Less when you factor in the headtube angle when viewed straight on.

Intrigued I downloaded a trial of AutoCad recalling my old design days. Continue reading 150 vs. 160 Fork Headtube, Trail & Flop