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.
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.
|Fork||DVO Onyx D1, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Rear Shock||DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55|
|Rims/Wheels||Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle DUB, 30t Alloy Ring S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB BSA|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG 1275 10-50 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Alloy, 15mm rise, 9º back sweep, 4º up sweep|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin Charger|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 R, 4 piston|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142|
|Seat Post||KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm 120, 150 or 170mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Metal / Medium||RMA2MTSNGAL35||RIP87501197T|