Active ingredients include: 29" wheels, berm-defying cornering tendencies, and a love for long rides.
The Ripmo AF (Aluminum Frame) brings the award-winning performance of the carbon Ripmo to a wider, rowdier audience. It's everything we love from the carbon Ripmo, plus a few tweaks.
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.
2.6" TIRE CLEARANCE
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.
PICK YOUR SIZE
We use words like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing, because it's easy to understand, but our ultra-low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference.
LONG DROPPER POST
What's better than a dropper post? A longer one. Our frames are designed to accommodate the longest dropper posts possible. Riders over 5'8" (or 173cm) can easily run a 185mm dropper post, while folks between 5' and 5'8" (152cm – 172cm) can use a post 125mm or longer, depending on inseam length.
REMOVABLE ISCG05 MOUNT
Our optional ISCG 05 mount is there if you want it, removable if you don't.
|D. Effective Top Tube||573mm||603mm||632mm||655mm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||64.9°||64.9°||64.9°||64.9°|
|F. Head Tube Length||90mm||100mm||110mm||120mm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||77°||76°||76°||76°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||368mm||380mm||432mm||483mm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||341mm||341mm||341mm||341mm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||30mm||30mm||30mm||30mm|
|O. Chainstay Length||435mm||435mm||435mm||435mm|
|Fork||DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")|
|Rear Shock||Select from the dropdown above|
|Wheels||Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5" WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SLX BB52|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring, S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano SLX, 10-51T|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7120, 4 piston|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT66, 203/180mm|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Alloy|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin Charger|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Seatpost||Bike Yoke Revive Dropper, S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142|
* Subject to change without notice.