I would love to hear what you would do with a ripmo AF. I bought the base nx model when it was released as it seemed like a steal at the time, and was even a better deal with the price increases over the last couple years.
Upgrades/changes for me so far:
Guides T -> Code rsc.
Bought with a bike yoke 185. Great post and rebuilding this winter was really easy.
Changed out the rear assegai for faster rolling agarro.
Changed out bar for a 40mm rise bar. These bikes have a lower stack height and I was between L and XL and wanted my bars higher
NX cassette going strong, but need a new derailleur. Likely switch out for Deore
Suspension: instead of a new bike, I’ll be looking to upgrade front and rear suspension. For the price, the DVO stuff has been great, with excellent customer support. Maybe a Mezzer? I’m curious to see if fox and rock Shox have anything new next year. My brother bought a storia and raves about it out back.
I will be keeping this bike for a while and upgrading as I go which was the plan all along when I bought the lowest build. New bike prices are just crazy.