The RIPMO AF is available by SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. We are now accepting orders for February 2021 delivery. Please call the shop for details.
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.
Ibis RIPMO AF DEORE
COMPONENT STANDARD COMPONENT Fork DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29") Or UPGRADE to a 2021 Fox Float 36 Grip 2 Factory Series 160mm, 29”, 110x15 Shock DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55 Or UPGRADE to a DVO Jade X Coil, 210 x 55 Or UPGRADE to a 2021 Fox Float Factory Series, X2 with EVOL, 210 x 55 Wheels Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs Or UPGRADE to a Wheels Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs Or UPGRADE to a Ibis S35 Carbon Rims / 29" / Industry 9 Hydra Hubs Tires Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi Or UPGRADE to a Schwalbe Hans Dampf/Nobby Nic Apex TL-Easy 29x2.6 Brakes Shimano Deore M6100 4 Piston Brake Rotors Shimano SM-RT66 200/180 Cranks Shimano Deore M6100 170 or 175mm, 24mm spindle, 32t Alloy Ring Bottom Bracket Shimano SM BB52 Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus Shift Levers Shimano Deore M6100 Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 10-51 Chain Shimano Deore M6100 Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56 Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo Handlebar Ibis 780mm Aluminum Handlebar, 4 x 9 degree bend, 20mm rise, 250g Stem Ibis 31.8mm (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90mm) Seatpost KS Rage-i Dropper (125 or 150mm) Saddle WTB Silverado 142mm
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