Is it a carbon version of the AF?
The Ripmo AF took its cues from the original Ripmo, and the new Ripmo V2 took its own from the AF - in short, it is a carbon version of the AF, and we think that’s a good thing. With this bike, Ibis has refined their Ripmo line-up to offer their award-winning, do-it-all bike to everyone. It doesn’t matter if your budget is $3,000 or $10,000, you like climbing vs descending, or if you think coil shocks are the best thing since sliced bread, Ibis has a Ripmo for you.
So how do you improve the best out there?
Ibis had to get very nit-picky to improve upon this bike, but they have done just that. With input from you, their customer, as well as their enduro race team athletes like Robin Wallner, they have taken this bike a hair further into the realm of enduro by decreasing the head angle by a degree - it now sits at 64.9 degrees instead of 65.9. You may argue that this factor is part of what makes the Ripmo so ride-able, so enjoyable by all - but Ibis has got you covered. By using non-integrated headset standards - 44mm and 56mm, upper and lower - you can run an angleset and either bring your head-tube back to 65.9 or drop it down further. For the rest of us, 64.9 makes for a bike that will be bit more confident while descending, and a take a tiny bit more concentration while climbing.
That change affects the bike’s wheelbase, which gets longer across the run of sizes. In terms of ride feel, this has a similar and complementary effect to decreasing the head angle. A longer bike is more stable at high speeds, but a tad more unwieldy to get around tighter turns. That said, these are both small changes to the bike, and with them Ibis has not changed the nature of the Ripmo… it is still the incredibly fun, sporty, and versatile bike that it always was, just more refined.
There are a few other small changes that Ibis has made to bring the Ripmo that much closer to perfection. A number of users noted that they experienced more frequent bottoming than they wanted, and had to reduce the volume in their shocks to make the bike perform properly. Others lamented on the inability to run a coil-sprung shock, which was primarily for the same reason - the frame’s suspension kinematics weren’t innately progressive enough to accommodate a more linear coil spring.
The new Ripmo is more progressive. That means no more bottoming, and it means you can run a coil shock. Because of the clevis yoke, the options are limited to certain makes/models, but if you are after the reduced friction that a coil shock offers, let us know and we’ll get you sorted.
Other odds and ends include reach measurements (the horizontal distance from the bottom bracket to the head-tube) that have been rounded up slightly. There is a more significant increase in the reach on the size medium frame (up by 14mm) than the other sizes, which go up by less than a centimeter.
Ibis also started spec’ing their frames with a little mud flap attached to the seat-tube, which keeps debris out of the lower link. Although Ibis includes a lifetime warranty on the bushings that link rotates around, touches like this reduce maintenance intervals to the bare minimum, which we can all appreciate.
Oh, and if you want a completely custom Ripmo with the exact model of disc brake rotor to color match your valve stem? Just head to our Custom Bike Builder and see what you come up with!
|Front Suspension Travel:||160mm|
|Rear Suspension Travel:||147mm|
|Rear Shock:||Fox DPX2 Performance|
|Rear Shock Size:||210mm x 55mm|
|Rear Shock Hardware:||Upper: 8x25mm / Lower: 8x15mm|
|Rear Axle Width:||12x148mm Boost|
|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 - Fits 26oz bottle in M-XL frame sizes|
|Warranty:||Frame: 7 years / Bushings: Lifetime replacement|
Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.
- 2.6" rear tire clearance
- More progressive suspension leverage ratio offers compatibility with select coil shocks from RockShox, DVO, Cane Creek
- In-frame molded cable tunnels
- Polycarbonate downtube protector and molded rubber swing arm protectors
- IGUS bushings in lower link, bearings in upper link
cm / ft
|Rider Height (cm)||152 - 165||163 - 175||173 - 185||183 - 198|
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