The Ripmo AF (Aluminum Frame) brings the award-winning performance of the carbon Ripmo to a wider, rowdier audience. Its everything we love from the carbon Ripmo, plus a few tweaks. Best of all,frames start at only £1899 and complete bikes from only £3148
Over our long tenure from mountain bikings awkward adolescence to its current anything-shreddy era, weve 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, weve 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 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.
PICK YOUR SIZE
We use words like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because its easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference.
LONG DROPPER POST
Whats 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.
REMOVABLE ISCG05 MOUNT
Our optional ISCG 05 mount is there if you want it, removable if you dont.
SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY
We stand behind our products. If its our fault, well fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer as our carbon products.
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Weight 8.25 lbs / 3.74 kg (size M with DVO Topaz Air)
Wheel Size 29 / up to 2.6" tires
Front Travel 160mm
Rear Travel 147mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake Post mount / 203mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 435mm
Bottom Bracket Threaded (73mm English threaded)
ISCG 05 Compatible Optional removable adapter
Tapered Headtube ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Metal or Red Savina
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty 7 years