Hi Joseph, what length stem did you try on the large standard Ripley? Blister’s Measured weight, frame only (with Fox Float DPS EVOL Shock, seat collar, axle, downtube protector, and water bottle bolts): 5.95 lbs / 2.7 kg, Blister’s Measured Weight, complete bike: 27.6 lbs with Race Face Atlas pedals. Overall, Strava tells the truth, the Mojo 3 was a hair fast everywhere except the one extended climb. The industry has moved on, though, with many 29ers pushing closer to (and even below) 17” chainstays and to head angles around 67 degrees — see the Evil Following and Kona Process 111 for examples. The latest setup guide/s for the Ripley 2nd Gen: Do not try to insert your post deeper than these measurements. Want to stay up to date on all things Ibis? The metal head tube badge is a nice piece that adds a touch of class. Here’s what Scot Nicol, Ibis’ founder, spirit animal and loudest bullhorn, has to say. VITAL RAW - Lousa, Portugal World Cup DH Craziness!! Ibis wanted me to note that stock bikes are shipped with Enve stems and bars, not the Ibis stuff that you see here. Build kits show components included when the Ripley 2nd Gen was last available. Thanks Tom. The bottom one doubles as the mount for the downtube guard. The Ripley LS uses a simple, low-profile 5mm hex socket head rear axle. It isn’t as slick as the internal tubes used on Santa Cruz frames, but it works just fine. I don’t think you’d go wrong sizing up, but you should think about a few things first: Do you have a longer torso or longer legs? The access points are covered with aluminum plates. And indeed, if you look at the reviews, you’ll see that we weren't alone. The Ripley LS has a novel implementation of DW-Link that uses a rotating eccentric core similar to what Yeti used with Switch Link. Combine that with some sweet organic frame lines, and I wanted to review this bike. Ripley 2nd Gen: Black. I’m 5’10.5 and weight about 180. However, just from reading your post it sounds like you are feeling more positively about the Mojo than the Ripley – perfect fit matters. Toll Free: 866-424-7635Not Toll Free: 831-461-1435International: +1-831-461-1435, General/Tech: firstname.lastname@example.orgWarranty: email@example.comCareers: firstname.lastname@example.orgFactory Demo: email@example.com. For international inquiries, type in the name of your country and if we have a distributor there, their name will pop up. Atherton Bikes Goes Crowdfunding: You Can Invest in the Brand, VITAL RAW - Lousa World Cup DH Riding Clinic, WINNING BIKE: Marine Cabirou's Scott Gambler Tuned. Do you like riding with a longer stem or a shorter stem? It results in a very sleek looking design that almost appears to be a link-driven single pivot. IMPORTANT: Before riding, check the saddle to tire clearance with the dropper post fully dropped and the air out of the shock with frame compressed to bottom out. The LS doesn’t lose Ibis’ stated focus on making nimble bikes with responsive handling, but the new bike no longer occupies the more extreme end of the spectrum that the original Ripley does. For the US and Canada, head on over to the 'find a dealer' page and enter your zip code (or allow your browser to know your location) to find your closest retailer.