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Ibis Ripmo AF Evo Custom Large

Ibis Ripmo AF Evo Custom Large

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 £3599

This model is one we have built using an Ibis Deore buildkit as a base but upgraded the brakes to Shimano's excellent 4-pot SLX 4 Pot brakes and fitted an aftermarket DVO Onyx SC fork in their awesome green to match the rear shock.

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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, we've 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 coils 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 we 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 Jade-X is up to the chal­lenge so the Rip­mo AF comes with cus­tom tuned DVO suspension.

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.

We use words like small, medi­um, and large to describe our siz­ing because it's easy to under­stand, but our ultra-low stan­dovers give you the abil­i­ty to size your frame based on reach and preference.

What's bet­ter than a drop­per post? A longer one. Our frames are designed to accom­mo­date the longest drop­per posts pos­si­ble. Rid­ers over 58 (or 173cm) can eas­i­ly run a 185mm drop­per post, while folks between 5 and 58 (152cm  172cm) can use a post 125mm or longer depend­ing on inseam length.

Our option­al ISCG 05 mount is there if you want it, remov­able if you don't.

We stand behind our prod­ucts. If it's our fault, well fix it. Our alu­minum frames are backed by the same 7-year war­ran­ty and excel­lent cus­tomer as our car­bon products.

Our I9 wheels are built with Indus­try Nines Hydra Hubs. These Amer­i­can made hubs are a rid­er favourite due to their lightweight, dura­bil­i­ty, and instant response. We lace these hubs with blad­ed Sapim CX-Ray spokes, which are among the light­est and tough­est on the market.

Ibis Logo wheels. Ibis designed their hubs to be tough as hell and spec them with high qual­i­ty Enduro bear­ings. They're laced to Ibis toughened hybrid Carbon rims with Sapims strongest and light­est dou­ble-butted moun­tain bike spoke. The rims are covered by a 7-year warranty and generous crash replacement programme.


Build Kit Deore
Frame Ripmo AF
Fork DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29") (Green)
Shock DVO Topaz / Dvo Jade X
Chainguide None
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus
Shifters Shimano Deore M6100
Crankset Shimano Deore M6100, 24mm spindle, 32t Alloy Ring
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM BB52
Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 10-51
Chain Shimano Deore M6100

Shimano SLX M7120 4 Piston

Rotors Shimano SM-RT66 200/180
Handlebar Ibis 780mm Aluminium Handlebar, 4 x 9 degree bend, 20mm rise, 250g
Stem Ibis 31.8mm
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
Seatpost KS Rage-i Dropper
Saddle WTB Silverado 142mm
Front Tyre Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5 WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi
Rear Tyre Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5 WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi
Front Wheel Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs
Rear Wheel Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs
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