What size Ibis Ripmo should I ride?

Today a RideLogic bike setup client reached out wondering which size Ibis Ripmo to buy. I did a fit for his Mojo HD3 a while back — and he loves it — so I have good numbers for him. 

The results:

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The small Ripmo and the large HD3 have the same 431mm reach! 

In our RideLogic world, we usually pick frames based on reach.

So … If you like the setup of your large HD3 … get a small Ripmo.

Yes, I know it sounds crazy. But this system works really well, and it’s been tested more than 1,000 times on all sorts of riders. 

If you want to learn more about RideLogic, check out the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School. 

If you join the school, you get full access to the bike setup content as well as the most effective skills teaching methods on the planet, plus a big discount on remote setups. 

If you don’t want to join, but you want help with your bike selection and setup, you can get a RideLogic bike setup consultation. 

This isn’t just about the Ibis Ripmo!

Modern bikes are getting longer. People are not. Many of you would be smart to go down a size (or even two sizes) next time you buy a bike. Full details at the  Likes Bikes MTB School.

Plan thrice. Measure twice. Have fun!

Lee

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9 replies
  1. Slim says:

    “Modern bikes are getting longer. People are not. Many of you would be smart to go down a size (or even two sizes) next time you buy a bike“
    Or not.
    My old bike (2012 Stumpy) had a reach of 466, And a 90mm stem. Modern slack bikes handle best with short stems, let’s say 50mm.
    To get the same reach, the new bike should have a reach of 506mm, no growing needed on the part of humans!

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      • Slim says:

        Well, I didnt’ do the RideLogic back then of course, but when I do it now, I am perfect with a 520mm reach and 50mm stem, which is similar in combined reach to my old XL Stumpy with a super long stem.

        I agree that even 10 years ago, I was putting short stems on my wife’s bike.
        I think that “old” bikes used to be to tall for short people and to short for tall people. There simply wasn’t enough difference between a S and an XL.

        For example, the difference between a 2012 Stumpy size S and size XXL is only 82mm in reach!

        So I agree that small bikes have been getting longer than is good for their (intended)riders, but big bikes should actually still become even bigger!

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  2. KURT SANABRIA says:

    In my opinion bikes are getting longer because people is getting more commit and faster and riding steeper and technical things, so you need a longer bike to be more stable, if you trust technology go with it and get the benefits, if not you can down a size or two like LEEbikes is suggesting and not get the benefits of the cycle technology evolution. I think this is one of the main reasons why 29ers and longer bikes are getting more popular this days!! Longer and 29ers = (faster, stable and safer bikes).

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    • Lee says:

      Thank you for that insight! I agree that people who fully pin it and have great bike control can take advantage of the new geo.

      Reply

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