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 Cycles
The dream continues. Thanks Chuck & the Ibis crew
- Bike Ride Hobart
For the use of the workshop, ordering stuff and being all round legends to work with
- Bike Box Australia
- Monza Imports
- Lusty Industries
- Dirt Works Australia
- Eighty One Spices
|Fox Float DPX2
|Fox Float 36 160 Factory
|Haven’t run Fox forks since the Mojo HD! Looking forward to being back on a Float 36!
|SRAM Eagle 12 Speed GX, 32 tooth, 170mm crank
|The drivetrain is going to get wrecked anyway, GX FTW!
|Might as well go with the current BB standard
|Maydena is worthy of maximum stopping power!
|Rental Fatboy DH 800mm 20mm rise cut to 780mm
|Classic bar, may trim width more
|ESI Extra Chunky
|Love these grips
|Syntace Megaforce 2 30mm
|Classic little stem. Will see if I need to go longer
|Bike Yoke Revive 160mm dropper
|Proven to be a reliable dropper with very cool built-in reset mech.
|Specialized Henge 143mm
|Comfortable no nonsense saddle
|Good flat pedals, carried over from Mojo 3
|Ibis 942 with Cushcore
|Looking forward to experimenting with even lower tire pressures with the added bonus of rim protection thanks to Cushcore
|Maxxis Minion 2.5 WT (F), Maxxis Aggressor 2.5 WT (R)
|Let’s see how these big hoops roll!