Added a comment about press release Ibis Launches the New Ripley 5/1/2019 8:02 AM

I've owned 2 turners , installed 3 needle bearing kits and ridden a ripmo . I've also cycled a ripmo's suspension without a shock. Even the drag from one bushing is noticable. Ibis stated that bushing drag was an " issue " with the Ripmo. Any arguments that are pro pushing are marketing to explain why a frame that's 2500 plus is using parts that cost cents instead of dollars. The only bearings I've replaced are in a 8 year old bike that was stored out side, my Turner needed bushings twice in a year , I loved that bike but that's why I sold it.

The front threaded insert on previous gen Ripmo's is round and glued into the frame. The glue fails and then the treaded insert rotates inside the frame it's a known issue and ibis makes a "repair kit " for it . The repair kit is them telling you to cut it out with a Dremel and then to glue in a new one. I've see this in person twice and the process is gross. If it was literally any shape it wouldn't be entirely relying on glue to hold it in place .
That being said I like Ibiseseses but that's exactly why I wouldn't buy a current one.

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Added a comment about press release Ibis Launches the New Ripley 4/30/2019 2:06 PM

Bushings again...and round hardware looks like it will have the same problems the original had. Too bad.

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Added a comment to megatryn's bike check 4/12/2019 9:29 PM

Super nice build , sure on that 32lbs? Mines a large frame 9.8 and came in at 29.3 with 2.6 SE4s . Cush core and DD really add that much weight ?

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