My Custom Ripmo Build
21 Jul 2018

My Custom Ripmo Build

Building up a new bike is much more than a process. It’s an MTB ritual.

21 Jul 2018

Spec’ing out and building up a new bike has got to be one of the most satisfying rituals in mountain biking.

My plan for the Ripmo build was to keep it simple, keep it fun, keep it reliable with an overall bias toward descending not climbing – the Ripmo’s main home will be Maydena gravity MTB Park. I didn’t spend any time checking out component weight charts but went with what made the most sense… for now 🙂

Special thanks to:

Ibis Ripmo Build

Frame: Medium I’m ~173cm
Rear shock: Fox Float DPX2
Front fork: Fox Float 36 160 Factory Haven’t run Fox forks since the Mojo HD! Looking forward to being back on a Float 36!
Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle 12 Speed GX, 32 tooth, 170mm crank The drivetrain is going to get wrecked anyway, GX FTW!
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB Might as well go with the current BB standard
Brakes: Code RSC Maydena is worthy of maximum stopping power!
Handlebar: Rental Fatboy DH 800mm 20mm rise cut to 780mm Classic bar, may trim width more
Grips: ESI Extra Chunky Love these grips
Stem: Syntace Megaforce 2 30mm Classic little stem. Will see if I need to go longer
Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive 160mm dropper Proven to be a reliable dropper with very cool built-in reset mech.
Saddle: Specialized Henge 143mm Comfortable no nonsense saddle
Pedals: DMR Vault Good flat pedals, carried over from Mojo 3
Wheelset: Ibis 942 with Cushcore Looking forward to experimenting with even lower tire pressures with the added bonus of rim protection thanks to Cushcore
Tires: Maxxis Minion 2.5 WT (F), Maxxis Aggressor 2.5 WT (R) Let’s see how these big hoops roll!

Ibis Ripmo Build

Ibis Ripmo Build

Ibis Ripmo Build

Ibis Ripmo Build

Ibis Ripmo Build

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