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So I have just bought a Ripmo, XL, before that I was riding a Mojo SL large... so after a very quick test ride on the road, I felt I was off the back of the saddle all the time, and its as far back on the rails as it will go. I am 6"2 and do a fair bit of road riding so guess Im used to been more stretched out but just wondered what stems people are running... go the std 50mm on at moment.

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I’m 6’4” on an XL Ripmo and used to be a road rider. Due to the saddle forward (steep ST angle) geometry, I ended up with a shorter than stock riser stem at 35mm. My saddle is all the way back on the rails, but the weight on my hands is much lighter after much trail and error.






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I’m 6’4” on an XL Ripmo and used to be a road rider. Due to the saddle forward (steep ST angle) geometry, I ended up with a shorter than stock riser stem at 35mm. My saddle is all the way back on the rails, but the weight on my hands is much lighter after much trail and error.






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Wow, you have significant stem spacers in addition to riser bars. I also run spacers & riser bars, but haven’t experimented with slamming my seat back. I’m much shorter at 5’10 on a Large.


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Wow, you have significant stem spacers in addition to riser bars. I also run spacers & riser bars, but haven’t experimented with slamming my seat back. I’m much shorter at 5’10 on a Large.


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I know, it’s ridiculous. It’s the only bike I’ve ever had where the geometry has forced me to go to extremes to elevate pain. Other taller people have reported similar issues with the Ripmo.

Aside from a lighter front end (I have to be careful to weight it on fast loose corners so it doesn’t wash out), it rides pretty much the same. It actually descends rocky steep stuff better as the front tire floats over instead of slamming into and over every rock. The biggest win is of course noticeably lighter hands.


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I hear ya! Feel they may have went a little too far with the seat tube. Would love a new Ripley, thinking I'll stick with my V2 for awhile. Which felt steep, compared to my HD, when I first got it too.
 

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Good topic, I demoed a large last week with a 50mm stem. At first, I felt like the cockpit was a bit cramped with the seat feeling a bit too far forward. This left me feeling that the pressure point on my hands was a bit too far back. I moved the seat back far as it would go and this helped.

As per most of the reviews, it climbed great and handled like no one's business. I was clearing through stuff at UCSC that I never had before. I did try one of the XL's around the parking lot and it felt a bit too big for me (6'1 32" inseam). I decided that a 60mm stem most likely helps with extending the reach out a bit. What I have found that changed my mind with going with the Large vs XL is that when I dropped the post, got into position for the descents and/or technical stuff, I fell into a perfect comfortable position.
 

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I swapped the stock 50mm riser stem to a 0 rise 32mm stem and use a one up 20mm carbon riser bar.

From top of head tube to top of stem cap is 80mm.

I’m also on an XL and I’m just over 6’ and have a 32” inseam.


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I swapped the stock 50mm riser stem to a 0 rise 32mm stem and use a one up 20mm carbon riser bar.

From top of head tube to top of stem cap is 80mm.

I’m also on an XL and I’m just over 6’ and have a 32” inseam.


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How many spacers are you running under the stem?
 

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I’m 6’2” with 35-36 inseam. Challenge was getting grips high enough (level with seat height) I have like lots of spacers under stem and riser bar. I’m running a 40mm stem which makes cockpit much shorter than on previous bike, which I’m surprised I like but that has helped with lightening up hands too. I also think shorter cockpit works because of moving cleats all the way back into my shoes. That allowed me not to have seat slammed all the way back and have it lower as well. Really made a difference. Now it’s dialed. Best bike fit I’ve had.
 
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