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Ripmo AF Frame - 2020
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Ibis

Ripmo AF Frame - 2020

$1,799.00

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3412 grams
3470 grams
3528 grams
3608 grams
3432 grams
3480 grams
3528 grams
3608 grams
weight without shock
Color
Metal
Red Savina
Size

Sizing Chart

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Build This Bike

Not just an alloy Ripmo
You might think to yourself, “Oh, an alloy Ripmo? Big whoop.” But this is not simply an alloy frame Ripmo - it is a huckster’s Ripmo. Ibis has slackened the headtube out by a full degree (64.9 vs 65.9 on the carbon model), and revamped the DW-link suspension to be more progressive. If you ride like a jack-rabbit, popping and skipping off of every bump in the trail, you can run an air shock and preload the bike at a moment’s notice. If you tend to pick your line and plow through any obstacles in your path, the AF is coil compatible. That’s right, you can now get all the small bump benefits from a coil shock on your Ripmo AF. 

Ride Report
Since its introduction, the Ripmo has been billed as Ibis’s “enduro ready” 29’er. With the AF they’ve pushed it even further in that direction. Does that mean you should only buy this bike if you are a gravity rider? Not exactly. The Ripmo AF does cater to the downhill side of things a bit more than the original Ripmo, but that doesn’t mean it’s only suitable for aggressive tracks and big jumps.

A heavier frame weight - around 2 lbs - means this bike will build up a bit burlier, but burly is what the AF is about. With 147mm (5.8”) of rear travel and a 160mm reduced offset fork, this bike charges just a hair harder than it’s lighter carbon sibling. It has a more unrelenting feel, which results from the combination of a slacker fork, a greater weight, and the revised suspension design.

When heading up-hill, this bike is still an Ibis. Any bike bearing their mark will be designed with pedaling in mind, and that holds true here. Dave Weagle’s DW-Link has long been heralded for its pedaling efficiency, and this iteration is no different. 

In terms of descending, it doesn’t necessarily rip ‘mo than the carbon version, but it does it a little differently. The slacker head angle is immediately noticeable, giving the bike a slower steering feel that seems slightly calmer at high speeds (read our blog on “trail” to learn how HA changes steering feel). It also makes it feel a bit less nimble on tight, slow corners, both up and downhill, but there are always trade-offs to these types of changes.

The Final Word
At the end of the day, and especially with the ability to run a coil shock, this bike is geared towards people who don’t care about some added weight in the name of descending prowess. It delivers this with all the tenacity of the original Ripmo, and just a bit more. It is, in all interpretations, a Ripmo AF.

In the box

  • Ripmo AF Frame
  • Rear Axle
  • Rear Derailleur Hanger
  • ISCG '05 Guide Adapter
  • Rear Shock Setup Guide

Specs

Frame Material: Aluminum
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Shock: DVO Topaz Air or
Jade X Coil - spring by frame size : SM 350lb / MD 400lb / LG 450lb / XL 500lb
Rear Suspension Travel: 147mm
Rear Shock Size: 210mm x 55mm
Rear Axle Width: 12x148mm Boost
Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS56mm
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
ISCG Tabs: ISCG '05 3-Bolt
Brake Mount Type: Post-Mount 160mm
Max Rear Rotor Size: 203mm
Minimum Chainring Size: 28T
Maximum Chainring Size: 34T
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One - max 22oz bottle
Intended Use: AM/Enduro
Warranty: 7 Year frame / Lifetime replacement on bushings

Features

  • DW-Link Suspension Platform
  • Internal Cable Routing for Shifter, Brake, Dropper
  • Water Bottle Cage Mount on All Sizes
  • Molded rubber chainstay protector
  • Progressive suspension leverage ratio for compatibility with select coil shocks

Geometry

mm / inches

160mm travel - 572mm Axle to Crown

Size S M L XL
Seat Tube 356 381 419 470
Top Tube 573 603 632 655
Reach 431 458 475 495
BB Height 335 335 335 335
Head Angle 64.9 64.9 64.9 64.9
Seat Angle 77 76 76 76
Standover 705 750 750 760
Chainstay 435 435 435 435
Head Tube 90 100 110 120
Wheelbase 1185 1216 1237 1262
Trail 114 114 114 114
Stack 613 620 629 642
Max Seatpost Insertion 236 250 280 320

Sizing

cm / ft

Size S M L XL
Rider Height (cm) 152 - 165 163 - 175 173 - 185 183 - 198

Reviews / Q&A

Ibis Ripmo AF Frame - 2020: Metal / SM: ripaf-rs-sm - Metal / MD: ripaf-rs-md - Metal / LG: ripaf-rs-lg - Metal / XL: ripaf-rs-xl - Red Savina / SM: ripaf-p-sm - Red Savina / MD: ripaf-p-md - Red Savina / LG: ripaf-p-lg - Red Savina / XL: ripaf-p-xl