I have to agree. Of all the bikes I’ve ridden in recent memory, I have the most fun on the Ripley. It’s surprisingly capable and adaptable. I picked up a second wheel set to run 2.3 tires for more pedal-y rides and slap on my current wheel set with 2.6 tires for chunkier trails and the occasional bikepacking trip. Short of sustained technical downhills, this bike is a real winner and I grab it for 95% of my riding these days.
Joined June 25, 2018