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 $3,399.
Over our long tenure from mountain biking’s awkward adolescence to its current anything-shreddy era, we’ve 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.
|Frame||Ripmo AF Alloy|
|Fork||DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Rear Shock||DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55|
|Rims/Wheels||Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29"|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore M6100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM BB52|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore M6100 10-51|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Aluminum Handlebar|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skins Charger Evo|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M6120 4 Piston|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142mm|
|Seat Post||KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm 120, 150 or 170mm|
* Subject to change without notice.