Over our long tenure from mountain biking’s awkward adolescence to its current anything-shreddy era, we’ve experimented with steel, aluminum and titanium?—?remember the Bow-Ti, the first superbike? We remember the metal times too, and it feels good to offer a premium ride experience to our broadening family of riders, courtesy of durable, affordable aluminum alloy.
With a steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratospheric reach, the Ripmo AF places riders centrally and upright over the bottom bracket. It makes for an efficient position that can go the long haul without placing too much weight on its slack, 64.9-degree headtube angle. A 44mm reduced-offset fork is more surefooted on steep descents and steadies high speeds. Better up, better down.
Since 2005, we’ve partnered with suspension guru Dave Weagle on the dw-link suspension platform. It provides an unparalleled combination of climbing efficiency and downhill performance, which has been proven repeatedly at the highest levels of racing.
The Ripmo AF is compatible with both coil and air shocks due to a more progressive leverage rate. It allows for coil’s linearity to thrive and we spec air shocks with tunes that provide pop without feeling too harsh. On the trail, it gives the suspension a supple feel throughout the entirety of the stroke, enhancing traction no matter how deep you dig.
Now that we made the frames leverage rate progressive enough for a coil we had to find a coil shock that could handle the increased stress of being driven off of a clevis. The DVO JadeX is up to the challenge so the Ripmo AF comes with custom tuned DVO suspension.
Ibis helped pioneer the wide rim revolution, which inspired the new crop of wider 2.4”?—?2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra low pressures which results in elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing straight line speed.
We stand behind our products. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer as our carbon products.
*Picture may differ from actual bike. Please refer to the specs to see details on each model. All parts are factory spec from Ibis.
|Frame||Aluminum | 8.25 lbs / 3.74 kg (size M with DVO Topaz Air)|
|Fork||DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Rear Shock||DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55|
|Rims/Wheels||Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29"|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore M6100 170 or 175mm, 24mm spindle, 32t Alloy Ring|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM BB52|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M6100 10-51|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Aluminum Handlebar, 4 x 9 degree bend, 20mm rise, 250g|
|Grips||Lizard Skins Charger Evo|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm 50mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M6100 4 Piston|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142mm|
|Seat Post||KS Rage-i Dropper|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Metal / Small||RipmoAFDMS||42999|
|Metal / Medium||RipmoAFDMM||43000|
|Metal / Large||RipmoAFDML||43001|
|Metal / X-Large||RipmoAFDMX||43002|
|Red Savina / Small||RipmoAFDRS||RipmoAFDRS|
|Red Savina / Medium||RipmoAFDRM||43003|
|Red Savina / Large||RipmoAFDRL||43004|
|Red Savina / X-Large||RipmoAFDRX||RipmoAFDRX|