Ibis Ripmo AF Aluminum 29" Frame Only - Large, Metal
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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. Best of all, complete bikes start at only
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, Ibis 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 they 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 have 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.
Long Dropper Post:
What's better than a dropper post? A longer one. Ibis 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:
The optional ISCG 05 mount is there if you want it, removable if you don't.
Seven Year Warranty:
Ibis stand behind our products. If it's their fault, they will fix it. The aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer as the carbon products.
- 29” Wheels
- 160mm front travel
- 147mm dw-link rear travel
- 6” tire clearance
- Aluminum front and rear triangle
- Available in four sizes S-XL, fits riders between 5' and 6'6
- Frame weight of 8.25lbs for a medium with a DVO topaz shock
- Available with DVO JADE X coil shock
Geometry on Specs Tab
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|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|
|Colors||Metal or Red Savina|
|Sizes||S / M / L / XL|
|Frame Warranty||7 years|