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For those of you who don't know, MRP has released a new enduro/all-mountain fork called the Ribbon. Read up on all the details here: Ribbon — MRP This seems to be one sweet fork, and a possible alternative to the Fox 34 for those of us who want to run a true 29+ tire/rim without resorting to a fork with an incredibly tall axle to crown height.

As stated, max 29er size for the 27.5+/29 chassis is stated to be 2.6" on a 35mm rim. Anyone have one of these things and can see what the clearance is for a 29x3.0" tire with a 40-45mm rim?

Here is a photo Noah the brand manager posted in the MRP Ribbon thread on the shocks/suspension forum, showcasing a 29x2.6 on a 30mm rim.

 

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This has been something I've been wondering about too, I love my 27.5+ 34 (with MRP Ramp Ip cartridge) that I use on my Waltworks but the Ribbon really interests me.


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Yes, with caveats. I'm pretty sure true 3" tires (Chupa, Minion) won't fit, but quasi 3" tires (DW, FBN) will.

Send an email direct to MRP and ask.
 

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That pic shows space axle to arch but no info about side clearance. Should be good because it's a Plus fork.
I need the axle to arch measurement to compare.
 

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@jringer81"There is plenty of space"

I guess we have a different definition of "plenty."
 

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Hell yes. Thanks for sharing. I think I will be going with this setup with 35-38mm rims and waiting out for the 29x2.8 McFly tires. Will post pics once it's all together.
No problem at all. I must say that I wouldn't run true 3.0's in that fork, the clearance isn't sufficient for the mid we get for 5 months + of the year in the U.K. 2.8's should be ok especially on narrower rims as you mention. Looking forward to seeing how you get on... :)


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I'm with you on that, one decent sized piece of gravel and you'll be having a chance at working on your Superman impression :skep: For tooling about easy, yeah, for riding real trails at speed, not a chance.
@jringer81"There is plenty of space"
I guess we have a different definition of "plenty."
 
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