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Pierre Lemire

Pierre Lemire

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Pierre Lemire

Pierre Lemirewrote a review of on July 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I swapped out the crankset for a 170mm instead of the 175mm on my bike as with the 175mm cranks I was peddle striking quiet a bit in tecky trails. Not only did the 170mm help with the peddle strikes, but they also helped with my rear wheel traction when things get loose and steep.

Short of switching to an Carbon crankset this is a great aluminum crankset that offers a great cost to weight to durability ratio.

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Pierre Lemirewrote a review of on July 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ibis did a great job updating the Ripley. I wanted to try something a little different from the enduro sleds I have had over the past few years. Something that could handle big days in the saddle without crushing my soul. The Ripley certainly hasn't disappointed. It may not be able to blindly smash through the chunkiest of rock gardens, but it will handle way rowdier terrain than you would expect a 120mm travel bike.

I would have like to seen the bike specd with a little better brakeset. While the M6000 work remarkably well, they do fad a little bit on longer descents.

I did end up changing two things on this bike. First I swapped out the crankset for a 170mm instead of the 175mm. I do love the low bottom bracket on this bike and with the 175mm cranks I was peddle striking quiet a bit in tecky trails. Not only did the 170mm help with the peddle strikes, but they also helped with my rear wheel traction when things get loose and steep.

I also bumped the fork up to 140mm to enable to bike to handle some bigger terrain and put the bike into the all mountain category rather than the trail or xc.

I see a lot of people trying to compare this bike to Yeti SB 100, but after putting some time in on this bike I think it is way closer to the SB 130 or the PIvot Trail 429.

Overall I couldn't be happier with this bike, super fast, playful and capable. It also is extremely versatile depending on how you set the bike up. I would highly recommend this bike to most riders short of those people who are racing XC or Enduro.

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Pierre Lemire

Pierre Lemirewrote a review of on July 6, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've always loved my Giro riding shoes, but this time I wanted a pair that would allow more walking/hiking. These shoes fit tight in the toes but stretch a little after a few rides. I've only used these shoes a couple of times, but my Giro before these lasted for 3 seasons and riding in all different conditions- Moab, BC, Park City, Park riding etc.

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Pierre Lemire

Pierre Lemirewrote a review of on July 5, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jersey is great for cooler, 60-70 degrees, days on the trail. The fabric is breathable and the cut is feminine, which makes great if you're going out after a ride. I wish I had sized up to the medium as the small is a bit snug- I am 5'5 and about 135lbs. (This review is from my daughter, as this was a gift for her)

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