Bike Comparison

The Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER R / Carbon C / 29, Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, and Ibis Ripmo GX are all 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bikes. The Ripmo GX has better components, a better fork, more travel, and higher gearing. Explore the differences below.

    2023 Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER R / Carbon C / 29
    2022 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    2022 Ibis Ripmo GX
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    Weight28.2 lbs
    ForkRockShox LyrikFox Rhythm Float 34Fox Factory Float 38
    Wheel Size29″29″29″
    BrakesHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetNX Eagle, Truvativ DescendantSLXGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
    Drivetrain1 × 121 × 121 × 12
    Front Travel150mm140mm160mm
    Rear Travel145mm130mm147mm

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    HIGHTOWER R / Carbon C / 29
    Stumpjumper Comp
    Ripmo GX

    Gear Range

    Santa Cruz HIGHTOWER R / Carbon C / 29

    24 mph

    Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

    26 mph

    Ibis Ripmo GX

    28 mph

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    HIGHTOWER R / Carbon C / 29

    FACT 11m carbon chassis and rear-end, asymmetrical design, 29 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, flip chip Head Tube/Bottom Bracket adjustment, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 130mm of travel

    Carbon front and rear triangle


    RockShox Lyrik Base, 150mm

    FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm, GRIP damper, two position Sweep adjustment, 15x110mm axle, 44mm offset, 140mm of travel

    Fox Float 38 Factory Series 160mm, 29”, 110x15.

    Rear Shock

    FOX Float Performance DPS 210x55

    FOX FLOAT DPS Performance, Rx Trail Tune, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 190x45mm

    Fox Float Factory Series, X2 with EVOL, 210 x 55

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB 68/73mm Threaded BB

    Shimano, BB-MT800, Threaded

    Threaded (73mm BSA)


    Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

    ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower


    Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

    Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

    Ibis 31.8mm (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90mm)


    RaceFace Aeffect R, 780mm

    Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 780mm width

    Ibis 800mm Carbon; Lo-Fi (S–M), Hi Fi Bar (L–XL)


    WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

    Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm

    WTB Silverado 142


    SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

    X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SLR LE lever, 34.9, S1: 100mm, S2: 125mm, S3: 150mm, S4/S5: 175mm, S6: 190mm

    Bike Yoke Revive Dropper S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.


    Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips

    Lizard Skin Charger

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed

    SRAM GX Eagle


    SRAM Descendant Eagle 148 DUB 30t

    Shimano SLX, S1:165mm, S2-S5: 170mm, S6: 175mm, 30T

    SRAM Descendant Alloy 175, DUB spindle, 32t Alloy Ring (170mm for S/M, 175mm for L/XL)


    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd

    SRAM GX Eagle


    SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

    Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t

    SRAM XG 1275 10-50 12 speed


    SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

    Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed

    SRAM GX Eagle


    SRAM G2 R

    Shimano SLX M7120, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

    SRAM Code RSC, 4 piston


    RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"

    Specialized 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready

    Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs


    DT Swiss Industry

    Front Hub

    SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

    Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost

    Rear Hub

    SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

    Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline


    Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4", 3C Maxx-Terra, EXO, TR

    Front: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 29x2.3", Rear: Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 29x2.3"

    Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

    Disk Rotors

    Avid Centerline 200mm/180mm

    SRAM Centerline 200mm Front/180mm Rear