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.
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 coil’s 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.
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 it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference.
LONG DROPPER POST
What’s better than a dropper post? A longer one. Our frames are designed to accommodate the longest dropper posts possible. Riders over 5’8 (or 173cm) can easily run a 185mm dropper post, while folks between 5’ and 5’8 (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 don’t.
SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY
We stand behind our products. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer as our carbon products.
Shimano Deore/ DVO Air
Shimano Deore/ DVO Air
|RIPMO AF||NGX DVO|
|Fork||DVO ONYX D1 160MM|
|Shock||DVO TOPAZ T3 AIR ( JADE X COIL OPTION )|
|Headset||CANE CREEK 40|
|Bar||IBIS 780 ALLOY|
|Crank||SRAM NX DUB 30T|
|Rear Der.||GX EAGLE|
|Cassette||GX EAGLE 1275 EAGLE – 10X52|
|Post||KS RAGE-I DROPPER|
|Wheels||IBIS S35 ALLOY|
|Saddle||WTB SILVERADO SADDLE|
- Wheel size:27.5″
- Front travel:140mm
- Rear travel:130mm
|Frame||Santa Cruz 5010 4 CC, Loosely Blue & Black, 2021|
|Fork||Rockshox Pike Ultimate RC2 Silver 140mm, 2021|
|Shock||Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Air, 130mm 2021|
|Headset||Cane Creek S40|
|Bar||ONE UP Carbon Bar, 20r x 800mm|
|Stem||ONE UP 50mm stem|
|Crank||SRAM GX ALLOY DUB|
|Rear Der.||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle 10-52T 12spd|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12spd|
|Brakes||MAGURA MT5 (180F & 180R)|
|Post||ONEUP Dropper Post 180mm, 31.6 - Wolftooth Remote Standard Action lever|
|Wheels||DT SWISS 350 / DT Swiss XM481|
|Tire Front||MAXXIS DHF 2.5, 27.5" EXO 3C TR|
|Tire Rear||MAXXIS Aggressor 2.3, 27.5" EXO TR|
The Ripley is our snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29” trail bike.Its combination of modern geometry, a stiff lightweight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel, means it’s equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.
|Frame Material||Carbon Fiber Monocoque|
|Frame Weight||5lbs (M, w/o shock)|
|Wheel Size||29” / up to 2.6” tires|
|Front Travel||120-140mm forks|
|Boost Axles||148mm rear / 110mm front|
|Rear Brake||160mm post mount / 203mm max rotor|
|Chainstay Length||432mm (17 inches)|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded (73mm English threaded)|
|Tapered Headtube||ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower|
|Colors||Matte Braaap or Blue Steel|
|Sizes||S / M / L / XL|