Ibis Ripmo AF Aluminum 29" Complete Mountain Bike - NGX Build w/ Alloy, Medium, Metal
*Please note all IBIS Alloy bikes incur a $150 shipping charge*
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 Ibis's long tenure from mountain biking’s awkward adolescence to its current anything-shreddy era, they have experimented with steel, aluminum and titanium?—?remember the Bow-Ti, the first superbike? They 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, they have 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 Ibis 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
Ibis use words like small, medium, and large to describe their sizing because it’s easy to understand, but the 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. The 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.
SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY
Ibis stand behind their products. If it’s their fault, we’ll fix it. Their aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer service as the carbon products.
|Frame Weight||8.25 lbs / 3.74 kg (size M with DVO Topaz Air)|
|Wheel Size||29” / up to 2.6" tires|
|Shock Specs||210 x 55mm|
|Boost Axles||148mm rear / 110mm front|
|Rear Brake||160mm Post mount / 203mm max rotor|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded (73mm English threaded)|
|Chainline||52mm chainline, 168mm Q Factor|
|ISCG 05 Compatible||Optional removable adapter|
|Headset||ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower|
|Sizes||S / M / L / XL|
|Frame Warranty||7 years|
|Fork||Marzocchi Z1 Coil | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")|
|Shock||DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55 or Jade X Coil, 210 x 55|
|Wheels||Ibis Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 R 4p|
|Brake Rotors||SRAM Centerline 6 bolt 203mm/180mm|
|Cranks||SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 30t Alloy Ring S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB BSA|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shift Levers||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM XG 1275 10-50 12 speed|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Grips||Lizard Skin Charger|
|Handlebar||Ibis 780mm Alloy|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm|
|Seatpost||KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm 120, 150 or 170mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142|