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Momsen Vipa Build & Review

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 20 Sep 2013

I am the proud new owner of a Momsen Vipa. Started building it last night, but hit a snag or two so will only be completed around lunch today. For now build kit looks like this:

Size:...........Large
Fork:..........RockShox SID XX 100mm, 15mm TA
Shock:.......Fox CTD (Stock)
Wheelset:..American Classic Tubeless
Handlebar: Race Face SixC 725mm
Stem:.........Sunline 50mm
Brakes:......Avid Elixer
Grips:........ODI
Groupset...SRAM X0 2x10
Seatpost:...Truvativ Noir
Saddle:.....Selle Italia SLR
Tires:........Schwalbe Rocket Ron / Racing Ralph TLR
Pedals:......XT Trail
Weight:.....?

Build is a bit of a morph between carry over and what I had in the parts bin. Planned changes
1. Not so sure about the white fork. Will wait and see what it looks like when all is done. Might even go 120mm after this. Will add some playfulness to what will be a XC rocket.
2. Once I do fitment the 50mm stem will go. Will replace with correct length Momsen
3. Again, fitment might see the SixC bar go. To be (most likely) replaced by Momsen Up/Down bar

Was nice to see frame comes frame protection and how to guide of what goes where. Not the usual stock stuff either. Sized and pre-cut already. Nice touch.

Graphics have been changed slightly from pre-production "Epic" model. Looks even better now. TT graphics are more subtle with only Patrick Morewood's signature on there. Rest of the bike is a study in attention to detail.

Thanks again to my LBS Cycle Factory who's building the bike with the love and care it deserves! Frame was delivered at the shop yesterday and they're doing their best to get it ride-rady in time for me to take it on leave with me this afternoon. Big up to them.

My (close to) favourite little detail on the frame? Internal routing for a Stealth Dropper! Yes, I will be the guy on the XC start line with flat pedals and a dropper post on my 29er race bike!

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THREAD INDEX (of sorts)
Page 2, Post 29 First Thoughts
Page 3, Post 47:OE Shock Chat
Page 5, Post 79: Kit notes
Page 7, Post 97: After a month in the saddle
Page 7, Post 99: Frame Details
Page 7, Post 103: Suspension Design
Page 8, post 116: 51mm Offset Fork
Page 17: Downer Stem and Up / Down Handlebar
PIcs: all over the place!

Guest Contributor NAMIB@RP
Ride Review: Page 5, post 66 & 72
Thoughts on the Vipa compared to his Scott: Page 5, post 76

Page 16: Marius Nasilowski - Showing his VIPA with spec details
Page 16: marko35s - Demo Ride Feedback
Page 17: Percyzn - Demo ride feedback
Edited by Iwan Kemp, 12 June 2014 - 09:52 .
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Jacquers's Photo Jacquers 20 Sep 2013

Very nice! Keen to hear how it rides...
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Hairy's Photo Hairy 20 Sep 2013

Happy Miles on her Crow
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rock's Photo rock 20 Sep 2013

Looks even better now. TT graphics are more subtle with only Patrick Morewood's signature on there.


aahh,,,,,,,nice
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Namib@RP's Photo Namib@RP 20 Sep 2013

I am the proud new owner of a Momsen Vipa. Started building it last night, but hit a snag or two so will only be completed around lunch today. For now build kit looks like this:

Size:...........Large
Fork:..........RockShox SID XX 100mm, 15mm TA
Shock:.......Fox CTD (Stock)
Wheelset:..American Classic Tubeless
Handlebar: Race Face SixC 725mm
Stem:.........Sunline 50mm
Brakes:......Avid Elixer
Grips:........ODI
Groupset...SRAM X0 2x10
Seatpost:...Truvativ Noir
Saddle:.....Selle Italia SLR
Tires:........Schwalbe Rocket Ron / Racing Ralph TLR
Pedals:......XT Trail
Weight:.....?

Build is a bit of a morph between carry over and what I had in the parts bin. Planned changes
1. Not so sure about the white fork. Will wait and see what it looks like when all is done. Might even go 120mm after this. Will add some playfulness to what will be a XC rocket.
2. Once I do fitment the 50mm stem will go. Will replace with correct length Momsen
3. Again, fitment might see the SixC bar go. To be (most likely) replaced by Momsen Up/Down bar

Was nice to see frame comes frame protection and how to guide of what goes where. Not the usual stock stuff either. Sized and pre-cut already. Nice touch.

Graphics have been changed slightly from pre-production "Epic" model. Looks even better now. TT graphics are more subtle with only Patrick Morewood's signature on there. Rest of the bike is a study in attention to detail.

Thanks again to my LBS Cycle Factory who's building the bike with the love and care it deserves! Frame was delivered at the shop yesterday and they're doing their best to get it ride-rady in time for me to take it on leave with me this afternoon. Big up to them.

My (close to) favourite little detail on the frame? Internal routing for a Stealth Dropper! Yes, I will be the guy on the XC start line with flat pedals and a dropper post on my 29er race bike!

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Mooi man :thumbup: :clap: .Ek kry myne more oggend. :w00t: Myne kom van Windhoek, Mannie's Bike Mecca.
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Ryanpmb's Photo Ryanpmb 20 Sep 2013

Shameless banner placement... :whistling:
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ScottC-M's Photo ScottC-M 20 Sep 2013

Mooi man :thumbup: :clap: .Ek kry myne more oggend. :w00t: Myne kom van Windhoek, Mannie's Bike Mecca.


You guys make us envious, welcome to the Hub
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ScottC-M's Photo ScottC-M 20 Sep 2013

Love the Banner,

Enjoy the holiday Crow and enjoy riding her, Let us know how she preforms
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ScottC-M's Photo ScottC-M 20 Sep 2013

Thanks again to my LBS Cycle Factory who's building the bike with the love and care it deserves! Frame was delivered at the shop yesterday and they're doing their best to get it ride-rady in time for me to take it on leave with me this afternoon. Big up to them.


CYCLE FACTORY YOU GUYS ARE LEGENDS!! :thumbup:
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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 20 Sep 2013

Shameless banner placement... :whistling:

When you see the vid you'll understand...
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Namib@RP's Photo Namib@RP 20 Sep 2013

You guys make us envious, welcome to the Hub


Dankie ScottC-M,
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Namib@RP's Photo Namib@RP 20 Sep 2013

You guys make us envious, welcome to the Hub


Dankie ScottC-M
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ScottC-M's Photo ScottC-M 20 Sep 2013

Namib@rp Post some pics when you receive her, would love to see
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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 20 Sep 2013

Mooi man :thumbup: :clap: .Ek kry myne more oggend. :w00t: Myne kom van Windhoek, Mannie's Bike Mecca.

Nice!
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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 20 Sep 2013

Love the Banner,

Enjoy the holiday Crow and enjoy riding her, Let us know how she preforms

Will do!
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