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Scott B.

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Scott B.

Scott B.wrote a review of on September 21, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These fit well, and seem to have protection located in all the right places. I'd say they run SLIGHTLY larger than other cycling shorts. I usually wear a large, and ordered a large. While I think a medium would probably be too small for me, this large is bigger than most larges...not by much, but, something to think about if you are "between sizes".

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Scott B.

Scott B.wrote a review of on September 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a scientist, so, I want proof that my hypothesis is correct. I was sure enough to plunk down the money (and the 30 day buy-back guarantee certainly helped!) and take my chances. The Ripley Ibis 29 (2018) is heads and shoulders better than the Trek 9.8 EX Fuel 27,5 (2015) when I am the pilot on the terrain I ride. In the WIDE OPEN shock setting, the Ibis climbs and accelerates better than the Trek...did, and that was with a fresh shock rebuild. The Ibis still has wonderful sharp-impact smoothing, but I'm really thrilled with the acceleration and climbing. There is a rock garden climb that I'd only clear about 20% of the time on my Trek. So far, 5 out of 5 tries I've made it on the Ibis...and it's not just luck...it's so much more stable and fast over those rocks. Perhaps it's so much faster, therefore it's more stable. Maybe it's some of both. I immediately rode half a mph faster on my first ride on my usual route on the Ibis. After nearly a month, I've stretched out that time benefit to 1 mph better on the Ibis than my best time on my Trek. I'm in my early 60's, so, I don't think I'm just getting in better shape...the Ibis is just better for me than my Trek. Just rode DuPont State Forest on the Ibis for the first time today....again, a set of rock steps that had me stopped more than once on my Trek were no problem on the Ibis. AGAIN, this is at WIDE OPEN setting on the Ibis...a setting where the Trek would really bog down if I tried to climb like that!. I have all the proof I need, I'm glad I made the switch.

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