Ripmo AF versus Commencal Meta TR SX 2020

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Ripmo AF versus Commencal Meta TR SX 2020
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 at 11:58 Quote
Looking to buy an Ibis Ripmo aluminum frame with the GX build OR a Commencal Meta TR SX aluminum frame 2020. I need an all around bike that can climb, is a good peddler, but can also bomb through rough technical sections with rocks and roots. My rides typically take anywhere from 2-3.5 hours and include all of the above but don't do any type of shuttling . Please give me your thoughts.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 at 16:40 Quote
EpicCamber wrote:
Looking to buy an Ibis Ripmo aluminum frame with the GX build OR a Commencal Meta TR SX aluminum frame 2020. I need an all around bike that can climb, is a good peddler, but can also bomb through rough technical sections with rocks and roots. My rides typically take anywhere from 2-3.5 hours and include all of the above but don't do any type of shuttling . Please give me your thoughts.

If I were to choose between the two, I would pick the Ripmo. First of all it uses a more effiecient suspension design, a DW Link which is designed around the 147 mm of travel unlike the Meta TR SX which is just an over shocked Meta TR. The Meta TR is also on the more linear side of suspension designs and when paired with a coil shock, the suspension will constantly dive deeper in the travel when pushing hard. On the side note, two of my friends own a Commencal and both of them have developed issues coming from the frame and the design of the frame. My friends Commencal Meta V3 SX has had a chain stay break twice and he isn't heavy. My friends 2019 Meta 29er has had issues with the rear tire rubbing against the seat stay when bottoming out.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 at 5:48 Quote
ZoneCheck wrote:
EpicCamber wrote:
Looking to buy an Ibis Ripmo aluminum frame with the GX build OR a Commencal Meta TR SX aluminum frame 2020. I need an all around bike that can climb, is a good peddler, but can also bomb through rough technical sections with rocks and roots. My rides typically take anywhere from 2-3.5 hours and include all of the above but don't do any type of shuttling . Please give me your thoughts.

If I were to choose between the two, I would pick the Ripmo. First of all it uses a more effiecient suspension design, a DW Link which is designed around the 147 mm of travel unlike the Meta TR SX which is just an over shocked Meta TR. The Meta TR is also on the more linear side of suspension designs and when paired with a coil shock, the suspension will constantly dive deeper in the travel when pushing hard. On the side note, two of my friends own a Commencal and both of them have developed issues coming from the frame and the design of the frame. My friends Commencal Meta V3 SX has had a chain stay break twice and he isn't heavy. My friends 2019 Meta 29er has had issues with the rear tire rubbing against the seat stay when bottoming out.

Thanks for the info, its kind of disheartening because I really want to support the direct to buyer model that Commencal uses.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 at 12:35 Quote
Between those two, I'd take the Ripmo AF all day long. DW link is vastly superior to Horst in terms of pedaling performance, and the rest of the build packages are basically equal. That, and the aesthetic on the Ripmo is just straight up better.

Another idea here: the Jeffsy Pro 29 is in your same category, is a direct to consumer model, will be in stock in 2 weeks, and offers an amazing build for the same amount of money as the Meta TR and the Ripmo AF, and weighs considerably less than either of those bikes (like 3 lbs, man). I mean, If you're not into carbon (which based on your price range and bike selection, you might not be), then it probably isn't for you. But the latest Jeffsy offers an amazingly dynamic ride, plenty of capability downhill, and is easily the best pedaling Horst link bike I've ridden. Highly recommend.

But between the two you originally considered.....Ibis for the win.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 at 22:10 Quote
zsandstrom wrote:
Between those two, I'd take the Ripmo AF all day long. DW link is vastly superior to Horst in terms of pedaling performance, and the rest of the build packages are basically equal. That, and the aesthetic on the Ripmo is just straight up better.

Another idea here: the Jeffsy Pro 29 is in your same category, is a direct to consumer model, will be in stock in 2 weeks, and offers an amazing build for the same amount of money as the Meta TR and the Ripmo AF, and weighs considerably less than either of those bikes (like 3 lbs, man). I mean, If you're not into carbon (which based on your price range and bike selection, you might not be), then it probably isn't for you. But the latest Jeffsy offers an amazingly dynamic ride, plenty of capability downhill, and is easily the best pedaling Horst link bike I've ridden. Highly recommend.

But between the two you originally considered.....Ibis for the win.

I’m considering the ripmo AF (NX) and the Jeffsy (Comp) 29. Any recommendation there?

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