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Ripmo AF GX Complete Bike - 2020
Ripmo AF GX Complete Bike - 2020 Ripmo AF GX Complete Bike - 2020

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Ripmo AF GX Complete Bike - 2020

$4,299.00

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15547 grams
15710 grams
15605 grams
15633 grams
15537 grams
15595 grams
15733 grams
15733 grams
Color
Red Savina
Metal
Size

Sizing Chart

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Please allow up to 11 business days for shipping.
This conservative time estimate allows our service department to fully check through the bike and make sure everything is built and adjusted to manufacturer's specifications before shipping.

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.

High Performance, High Value
Ibis is offering their new beast as a frame only, or as one of three smartly spec'd build kits. Starting at $3,000 for the NX build, all three come with the same high-performance DVO suspension, Ibis’s phenomenal S35 wheels, four-piston brakes, 12-speed drivetrains, and the amazing Assegai EXO+ tires. 

Regardless of which build you spring for, you’ll get a ready-to-rock bike that will be able to take whatever kind of beating you throw at it without the need for any upgrades. If you really want to make this bike your own, we've got it loaded up in our bike builder, ready for your imagination to go wild.

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 GX Complete Bike
  • Rear Shock Setup Manual

Specs

Frame Material: Aluminum
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
Rear Shock: DVO Topaz Air or
Jade X Coil - spring by frame size : SM 350lb / MD 400lb / LG 450lb / XL 500lb
Rear Shock Size: 210mm x 55mm
Rear Suspension Travel: 147mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS56mm
Fork: DVO Diamond
Fork Axle: 15x110mm Boost
Wheelset: Ibis S35 Logo Aluminium
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5" WT EXO+
Crankset: SRAM Descendant Dub, 32T
Chainguide Tabs: ISCG '05 3-Bolt
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM GX XG 1275 (10T - 50T)
Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: Ibis
Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat: WTB Silverado
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle
Handlebar: Ibis HiFi Carbon
Stem: Ibis (31.8mm)
Grips: Lizard Skin Charger Evo
Brakes: Shimano Deore MT520, 4-Piston
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One - max 22oz bottle
Intended Use: AM/Enduro
Warranty: 7 Year frame / Lifetime replacement on bushings

Specs subject to change without notice due to manufacturer availability

Features

  • Bolt-on Axle
  • DW-Link Suspension Platform
  • Internal Cable Routing for Shifter, Brake, Dropper
  • Water Bottle Cage Mount on All Sizes
  • Downtube and Chainstay Protector

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

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