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finally a 29er normal people might actually want to buy!!

lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
edited September 2011 in MTB general
new ibis ripley 29er 8)

http://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripley_29er/

looks fantastic, but i have one question, how the fark does it work?! :shock:

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  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    well you need to add other components like a fork and wheels and steering bits etc.

    or do you mean how does it make normal people want to ride a 29er?

    or do you mean how does the suspension work?

    [opinion]to be honest it looks a bit gash to me[/opinion] but then i have seen something today that has turned my head, and have spent several hours wondering how to make extra cash till the release.
    Fancy a brew?
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    77ric wrote:
    well you need to add other components like a fork and wheels and steering bits etc.

    or do you mean how does it make normal people want to ride a 29er?

    or do you mean how does the suspension work?

    [opinion]to be honest it looks a bit gash to me[/opinion] but then i have seen something today that has turned my head, and have spent several hours wondering how to make extra cash till the release.

    the suspension, its fairly obvious how my Mojo works, but i canny get my head round this one :?

    still should be a fantastic bike, angleset and a fox 34 and some 29er flows and that'll be a serious big wheeled big hitter

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    It appears that it uses eccentric bearings instead of linkages. So, imagine it as a normal DW, but with very very short linkages, built into the bearings.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    It appears that it uses eccentric bearings instead of linkages. So, imagine it as a normal DW, but with very very short linkages, built into the bearings.

    ahhhh, stupidmode/10 *facepalm*

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    It's not that stupid, it's a pretty unusual setup.
    Yeti have used a similar thing on one of their linkages, but the other was a normal affair. Can;t remember what bike it was on.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    yeah the sb66 uses a full on eccentric pivot, but anyways, interesting way to build it, wonder why they didnt use the normal DW link?

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Now that that kind of eccentric bearing is starting to surface, they probably realised it was a way to save weight. No need to two links.
  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    more pics here of the suspension, including an photo of the eccentric bearing beside what appear to be the original linkages.

    actually looks like an interesting bike, just a pity that when fully built up it will look like a farmyard gate with penny farthing wheels on it.

    granted a sexy carbon farmyard gate but still a gate.

    and frankly all 29ers are censored until i actually get the chance to demo one and find out wether that statement is true or not.
    Fancy a brew?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I actually saw one of those air niner carbons a couple of weeks ago - it is absolutely hideous in the flesh, much moreso than pictures could put across.
  • What I wanna know in the MBR review is, why in one of the pictures is the man assembling a bike wearing a helmet?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    What I wanna know in the MBR review is, why in one of the pictures is the man assembling a bike wearing a helmet?
    Because he's the kind of "special" staff member that doesn't like you touching his ears?
  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    I actually saw one of those air niner carbons a couple of weeks ago - it is absolutely hideous in the flesh, much moreso than pictures could put across.

    is that the one from the bike porn thread? cause if so it is incredibly fugly, not just ugly.

    despite previous comments i reckon that the ibis ripley will probably look quite nice. but i'm just in awe of the ragley 10-4 and G6 previews. even the big 10-4 looks awesome, and not at all like a censored gate
    Fancy a brew?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Wonder how much it will cost? And weight? I'm going to guess at £2000 for the frame, and a weight of 5.3lbs.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    5.3 times the weight of a local bike shop? Bloody hell.
  • wobbemwobbem Posts: 283
    Press fit bottom brackets ...= fail.
    Interesting to see the front derailluer in the swing arm though, and short chain stays for a bigger travel f.s, bet it handles great.
    Bloody expensive I expect.
    Don't think, BE:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    wobbem wrote:
    Press fit bottom brackets ...= fail.
    Unfortunately they seem to be the future of all bikes as well.
    I just realised... what's the deal with the 142mm rear end? Is that any kind of standard?
    I can't think of any other 142mm bikes.
  • Lawman you lied, I don't want it at all :)
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Thewaylander
    Because you're not normal! :roll:




    :lol:
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • Has anyone else noticed what I think has to be the most stupid place ever to have bottle cage mounts?

    They must have been like: "Paddy, I've got a great place to put that bottle cage mount.... under the frame right by the chainset so its nice and accessible whilst riding and won't get at all covered in crud!"

    That pretty much sums up the whole point of this bike to me.... completely pointless!
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I don't want it and I'm relatively normal
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Has anyone else noticed what I think has to be the most stupid place ever to have bottle cage mounts?
    Those under the downtbe mounts seem to exist on a mountain bike solely to accomodate a battery pack for lights.
    in fact, almost all bottle cage mounts seem to be for that reason on MTBs :lol:
  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    its an ace looking frame, very slick, but it is flipping well odd looking in the pic where it is built up.

    i wouldnt buy a bike on looks alone (you might remember i own 2 of the ugliest 26" bikes available today) but i still cant get my head around the point of 29ers other than to match your designer glasses, real ale guide and witty t shirt.
  • wobbemwobbem Posts: 283
    wobbem wrote:
    Press fit bottom brackets ...= fail.
    Unfortunately they seem to be the future of all bikes as well.
    I just realised... what's the deal with the 142mm rear end? Is that any kind of standard?
    I can't think of any other 142mm bikes.

    Good explanation here, http://www.pinkbike.com/news/12x142-explained.html

    No doubt just the start of more bloody standards and marketing ploys :roll:
    Don't think, BE:
  • They do roll well and cover distance great, great XC racers.

    but technically there awful :)
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    I was hoping for looks more like the MOJO tbh, still nice but unless it looks Gucci and handles out of this world i think they'll find it hard to charge their usual astronomical priices?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • wobbemwobbem Posts: 283
    Yes you're beloved orange has joined the crew too :twisted:
    IMG_1815.jpg
    Don't think, BE:
  • ToastyToasty Posts: 2,598
    wobbem wrote:
    Yes you're beloved orange has joined the crew too :twisted:

    Ooh, nice, I've never seen that shot before. I wonder if they'll start making them anytime soon. Curiously I don't think the Five looks quite so broken when stretched up to 29 inches.

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011/09/eurobike-orange-and-the-big-wheels/

    Sensible chainstay, not a lot of travel, hopefully they can knock them out without adding £300 extra 29er tax like everyone else.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    yeah strangely my Orange hateOmeter isnt off the scale. but those joints really get my goat!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
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