That is pretty much the backorder wait for most sizes. If you like the bike, I'd just wait. I almost bought a blue large Ripley and would have needed to wait the same timeframe.
If you want to try a similar bike, you could wait for the new Santa Cruz Tallboy. I suspect it will be very very similar to the Ripley. It should be out in the next month or so. However, that could have a wait also? Good Luck!
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