Compare Ibis Ripley AF Kits

Compare Ibis Ripley AF UDH builds as well as shop in-stock and available Ripley AF UDH bikes here at!

Upgraded to the SRAM UDH derailleur hanger, which provides a SRAM Transmission compatible platform, the alloy Ripley AF UDH still provides riders unmatched riding experience and value on a proven DW suspension trail bike.

Ibis’ Ripley AF UDH is an aluminum 29″ trail bike that can be setup for all day adventure or aggressive trail rips. The Ripley AF UDH has 120mm travel frame spec’d with a 130mm fork.

Three factory kits are available: Deore, GX, SLX as well as the Frame Only option.

The aluminum Ripley AF UDH offers riders Ibis’ DW Suspension and proven Geo in a cost-conscious format.

Keep reading to compare Ibis Ripley AF UDH Kits. This page highlights the builds as well as illustrates common swaps and upgrades to each kit. Scroll down to shop in-stock and available Ripley AF UDH completes and frames.

Ibis Ripley AF UDH is available in Titanium Toaster and Plum Smash

Questions on spec, performance or availability?

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Find the perfect Ripley AF UDH  in-stock here at or available at Ibis (approximately 7-10 days for delivery).

Compare the Ibis Ripley AF UDH Completes

Designed to parallel the carbon Ripley’s trail performance, the alloy Ripley AF UDH is an acknowledge class leader.

Like all Ibis bikes it’s a confident, comfortable bike in a wide range of terrain.

Ibis’ spec options provide riders a lot of value across the board. In fact, many experienced riders would enjoy a Ripley AF UDH build with minor updates as a quiver bike as well. What updates might you consider on the Ripley AF UDH? Let’s take a look at the similarities, key differences as well as common swaps and upgrades in the tabs below.

Ibis Ripley: Carbon or Aluminum

So what are the trail differences between the Ripley and the Ripley AF UDH? Let’s get into it.

Below you can compare the geometry – overall they’re very close. As you’d expect the main difference is between the aluminum and carbon fiber material properties.

Ibis makes high quality aluminum bikes. The Ripmo AF UDH  and Ripley AF UDH are trail proven. They’ve got mileage and experience that make them ready for anything you’ll want to throw at it.

The material differences riders can feel between the carbon and aluminum Ripley will be weight, a bit of damping and vibrancy.

Weight matters, and it tends to matter more on lighter trail bikes, however riders typically won’t choose one or the other simply based on weight.

Carbon fiber provides additional damping. This is based on the weaved material, the layup as well as shapes to transfer load that carbon lends itself to. The aluminum bike will transfer a bit more of the trail frequency to the rider. However, with carbon bars such as the OneUp or Tag models offering designed damping Ripley AF UDH riders can upgrade cockpit for improved damping.

Another material difference is found in how vibrant the frame will feel. Carbon bikes tend to have and maintain a bit more of a vibrant feel longer into their service life.

The only riders shopping aluminum that I ask to take a long look at the materials are, well riders like me! If you’re a heavier rider (I’m somewhere in the 260 range these days) the carbon fiber will stay vibrant notably longer. Heavier or really aggressive riders may find the aluminum will work harden, which ironically means it will get softer, and the bikes aren’t as crisp a couple seasons in.

Shop and Compare Ibis Ripley AF UDH Kits at

Let’s examine the Ripley AF UDH Deore, GX and SLX builds from Ibis.

Use these tabs to compare Ibis Ripley UDH Build Kits. Read about key kit differences. Learn about common swaps and upgrades to the Ripley AF as well as frame details.

Compare build kits side by side for the Ibis Ripley AF UDH:

Ibis Ripley AF UDH Kit Specs
Build Kit GX Deore SLX
MSRP $2,999 $3.299 $3,699
Fork FOX Performance 34, 130mm FOX Performance 34, 130mm FOX Performance 34, 130mm
Shock FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm
Rims Blackbird Send Alloy Blackbird Send Alloy Blackbird Send Alloy
Hubs Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo
Front Tire Maxxis DHR II 29×2.4, EXO Maxxis DHR II 29×2.4, EXO Maxxis DHR II 29×2.4, EXO
Rear Tire Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4, EXO Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4, EXO Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4, EXO
Brakes SRAM G2
Shimano Deore M6100
Shimano SLX M7100
Rotors SRAM Centerline 180 Shimano SM-RT66 180mm Shimano SM-RT66 180mm
Cranks SRAM NX Eagle 30t
S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm
Shimano Deore M6100 30t
S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm
Shimano SLX M7120 30t
S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Shimano SM BB52 Shimano SLX BB52
Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Shimano Deore M6100 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm Shimano SLX M7100
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano SLX M7100
Cassette SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Shimano Deore M6100 10-51t Shimano SLX, 10-51t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano SLX M7100
Chain Guide N/A N/A N/A
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebar Ibis Aluminum, 780mm Ibis Aluminum, 780mm Ibis Aluminum, 780mm
Stem Ibis 31.8
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
Ibis 31.8
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
Ibis 31.8
S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
Seatpost KS Rage-I, 31.6mm
(S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm)
KS Rage-I, 31.6mm
(S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm)
Bike Yoke Revive, 31.6
(S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm)
Saddle WTB Volt 142mm WTB Volt 142mm WTB Volt 142mm
Upgrades i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400

Ibis Ripley AF Kit Differences

The aluminum Ripley AF is available 2 Shimano options and a SRAM GX kit.

Shimano Deore and SLX Kits

SLX components will be a bit lighter than the Deore kit. Overall the performance in Shimano stays crisp across lineup, however the SLX kit tends to have a slightly longer service life.

The SLX kit also features the upgraded Bike Yoke Revive dropper post.

SRAM GX Complete

The Ripley AF is available in a SRAM GX kit as well. Overall the SRAM cable drivetrains will shift in a wider range or adjustment than the Shimano offerings. The other side of this coin is while Shimano shifts quite smooth the SRAM drivetrains have a bit more thump to them.

A popular option for the GX complete, as well as the SLX build for some riders, is an upgrade to the GX AXS derailleur and shifter. Read more about this on the upgrade tab.

Common Ibis Ripley AF UDH upgrades and swaps

Ibis Ripley AF Upgrades and Swaps

BikeCo is the leading resource to help riders get the most out of their builds. Bikes like the Ripley AF start with a good spec from Ibis, but with a couple tweaks you might find even more performance available or a personality you’ll love even more.

You won’t find any “no-go” components on the Deore, GX or SLX Ripley AF bikes. However, it’s common for riders to develop component preferences. BikeCo will get you that perfect part, in the right color to personalize the Ripley AF’s performance or look.

Common Ripley AF Upgrades

Part swaps and upgrades on cost conscious bikes tend to go one of two ways. Some riders don’t feel like they’ll notice the difference with their skill set and others figure they’ll update when bits wear out.

Both of these have credibility – but – let’s look at how each rider benefits from working with the experts here at

Will I notice? Fair question, especially for riders newer to the sport. Areas where you will most notice the spec are cockpit (for sizing), brakes and tires (for personality) as well as suspension (for tuning).

One thing for newer riders: it’s easier to learn when something is working great. That’s why so many new riders gravitate to The Bike Company. Our unmatched after sales tuning and setup provides you with a working resource to fine tune your new bike.

I’ll replace it when it wears out. For things like drivetrain, seatpost, saddle, seatpost remote etc this can make a lot of sense. In fact my personal bikes generally have a nicer drivetrain when they’re serviced as I can justify that $ more easily when I’m not buying an entire bike! However, why wait on things that have such a dramatic effect on a bike’s personality? I want the right tires for my riding. I don’t want to wait to wear out tires I don’t like! Same with brakes. And getting a proper cockpit fit is critical.

Don’t worry. BikeCo has you covered across all of these.


The longer 140mm fork option on the Ripley AF. Increasing the fork travel will slacken the headtube and slightly raise the bottom bracket. This gives the Ripley AF a bit more of an Enduro feel. Riders looking for a bit more punch in the Ripley AF will love that 140mm fork. Those looking for quicker handling or more of a down-country or XC feel will stay with the 130mm fork options.

Rider Contact Points

Many riders have a go-to grip and pedal preference.

We can provide a range of grips with variable patterns, technology and shape to improve your riding. There might even be a grip in a color to set off your Protein Shake or Mustard Stain Ripley AF.

New build – new pedals? We have the best clipless and flat options for a wide range of riding styles.


Another preference riders develop is “must-have” tire spec. This is one of the most common swaps on builds from any manufacturer. With notable performance differences between tread pattern, compound and sidewall lets make sure we get you on the perfect tire setup.

Many Ripley riders are looking for faster tires than the spec’d DHR II front and Dissector rear. What are popular specs? DHF front, DHR II rear or DHF front and Aggressor rear. Depending on your weight, terrain and level of aggression you might consider more robust sidewalls as well. EXO Plus and Double Down tires are popular options for riders looking for more robust protection or additional damping.

Looking for rim protection? We have that covered too.


A common swap or upgrade to Ibis Factory Spec bikes are the handlebars and stem. Many riders swap to a 35mm diameter combo over the stock 31.8mm options.

Getting the fit correct is important to your Ripley’s performance. Handlebar rise and overall stiffness also improve the personalization and performance of your bike. Looking for suggestions? We have the best in the market from OneUp, Tag, Renthal and Raceface.

Chat with our team about hand positioning, carbon versus aluminum as well as advantages of the right handlebar rise on your new rig.


This is one of the most common swaps or upgrades on any bike. Brakes that compliment your riding style and preference make a huge difference on trail. We offer class leading options in a variety of price points from Hope, Magura, Shimano and TRP.

Shimano brakes are very popular and are spec’d on several of the build options. Shimano brakes have good overall power with quick lever throw. This produces a brake with a strong feel.

TRP brakes are similar to the Shimano lineup. The TRP brakes provide a touch more overall power and extra modulation compared to Shimano offerings.

Riders who prefer a bit more modulation or “feel” to their brakes gravitate towards Hope and Magura.

The latest Hope Tech 4 updates have improved their power. This puts the Hope Tech 4 in the Shimano and Magura range for overall power while retaining the excellent modulation Hope has been known for.

Magura brakes are the most frequent swap or upgrade across all Ibis builds. Riders who appreciate modulation and power will find Magura excellent in both aspects. Magura offers models with across a wide price range allowing budget friendly swaps or upgrades. Riders looking for the most adjustability or tuning for their brakes will shop the MT7 with HC3 levers.

Pro Tune Suspension

Take your bike’s performance to the next level with our proprietary Pro Tune Suspension. Our team will custom tune your FOX fork and rear shock and narrow the performance from the FOX Factory range to a more precise setup designed for your riding style, aggression, ground speed, size and terrain.

This is one of the biggest upgrades to any bike – having the suspension dialed in as well as having a resource like BikeCo to help you fine tune the bike at time of delivery and as your riding speeds increase!

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension – because Every Click Counts.

Dialing in the perfect Ripley AF Build

If you’re here to compare Ibis Ripley AF kits we’d expect you to develop questions! Our team is here to help you define what you need to take your bike build from “this is good” to “man, this is DIALED.” Email, call or chat on the website today.

Here are some details about the Ripley AF UDH frame.

Ripley AF UDH Frame Details
Frame Material Aluminum
Fork Travel 130
Rear Travel 120
Rear Shock Size 190×45
Wheel Size 29
Max Tire 2.6
Rear Brake Max 203
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 55mm
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
Headset Zero Stack
44 Upper, 56 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 31.6
Warranty Lifetime

FOX Performance Suspension

All of the Ripley AF builds feature FOX Performance Suspension.

The stock fork is a 130mm Float 34 Performance with the FIT GRIP damper. This provides riders with 3 positions of compression damping: Open, Medium and Firm. Low speed rebound offers 10 clicks of adjustment.

The Float 34 Performance can have the air shaft swapped to increase the fork travel to 140mm. In fact, a popular upgrade to the Performance fork is the GRIP2 damper. This creates a Performance Elite fork with improved high and low speed compression as well as rebound settings.

With a FOX Performance DPS rear shock riders have external rebound adjustments as well as a two position climb switch. Using volume spacers riders can fine tune ramp rate and support.

Looking to upgrade to Factory Suspension? (or the GRIP2 damper for a Performance Elite fork?)

You can read more about the upgrade FOX Factory suspension found on the carbon Ibis Ripley with the links below.
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Learn More about the Factory FOX 34 GRIP2 Fork
Learn More about the FOX Factory DPS Shock

Ibis Ripley AF UDH Geometry

Small, Medium, Large and X-Large frames are available for the Ripley AF. Riders from 5’0″ to 6’5″ have options on the aluminum Ripley AF.

Use the tabs below for more info on the Ripley AF UDH Geo, compare sizes with the Geo Chart as well as see how the Ripley AF UDH measures up against otherTrail MTB bikes on the Comparison tab.

With it’s stock 130mm fork the Ripley AF has a 66.5 degree headtube angle. More aggressive Ripley AF riders may prefer the 140mm fork option. This produces a slightly slacker headtube angle and taller bottom bracket.

Ibis’ shows the Ripley AF sizing crossover as fairly minimal. For instance the taller end of the medium is listed at 5’8″ while the lower end of the large is listed at 5’7″. This is a decent baseline, but leg / arm versus torso length should be considered for exact sizing if you’re close to the size edges.

The Ripley AF sizing is based rider height as well as leg and arm length. Riders who find their height in the cross-over of sizes will determine the better size based typically on inseam, flexibility and riding style.

Those with longer legs tend to upsize to improve riding position. This will increase the wheelbase and produce a bike with a bit more overall speed capacity that isn’t quite as snappy as a smaller option would be.

Riders with longer torsos or looking for a more “poppy” trail feel will tend to downsize. Although, with modern MTB frames designed to accommodate increased dropper post lengths riders who prefer the added wheelbase may upsize – so long as the reach doesn’t compromise stem size availability or put a rider “too far” over the front wheel.

The Ripley AF provides very similar jumps between sizes for the Stack, Reach and Top Tube.

Wondering which bike provides you the best fit? Our expert team is here to help you define how your size, riding style, terrain and aspirations will effect your ideal sizing.

Ripley AF UDH Geometry Chart
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Factory Sizing Guide (inches) 5′ – 5′ 4″ 5′ 3″ – 5′ 8″ 5′ 7″ – 6′ 1″ 6′ – 6′ 5″
Rear Travel 120 120 120 120
Fork Travel 130 130 130 130
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
Trail 120 120 120 120
Reach 425 450 475 500
Stack 599 613 622 631
Top Tube Length 574 603 630 658
Head Tube Length 90 105 115 125
Seat Tube Length (inches) 14.5 15 16.5 19
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 76 76 76 76
Saddle Height for ST Angle 620 700 750 807
Standover 676 703 722 759
BB Height 335 335 335 335
BB Drop na na na na
Chainstay Length 432 432 432 432
Wheelbase 1157 1188 1217 1246

*Dimensions in MM unless otherwise noted

Compare the Ibis Ripley AF geo with other Ibis bikes as well as models from class leaders like Mondraker, Nukeproof and Yeti!

Trail MTB Geo Comparison

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Purchasing Steps from (The Bike Company)

Place Your Deposit
Our team will contact you to go over common questions including common part swaps / upgrades, tuning considerations, initial setup requirements, etc.
Your bike will be built and setup for you including delivery documentation to help you better understand and fine tune the bike’s performance.

Remainder of balance is due at pickup or prior to shipment.
Delivery consultation on-site or available by phone / video conference goes over FAQ on a new MTB or eMTB highlighting common questions on suspension setup, bedding brakes, bolt checks, cockpit and seating fit, etc.
Our team will follow up several times after delivery to help you better understand minute adjustments. And of course we’re always available by phone, email or chat!

Availability Definitions:

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Custom components may change this window (we will advise).

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Bike is due at vendor, will be quality checked, processed and shipped. (typically 3-14 business days) Built by BikeCo for delivery.

When you buy a bike from you’re not getting simply a forwarded box.

Our team goes through quality control checks, builds, tunes and provides a base setup for each bike. This allows us a better chance to find the rare mechanical warranty issue, to ensure that the linkage and bearings are properly setup.

A suspension setup guide is provided and our team will begin working with you to ensure as your riding develops with your new bike suspension settings, cockpit setup, tire pressures, etc are addressed to keep you progressing.

Since we build every bike we can also offer part swaps and upgrades our competition simply cannot!

Looking for different tires? Brakes? Cockpit or Seating? Not a problem. Our team is happy to help you. Chat with our sales team about during and after purchase incentives on riding gear and accessories as well!

Your new bike typically will arrive with an absolute minimum of work required to get you on the trails. Usually this involves installing the handlebars, adjusting the headset and mounting the front and rear wheel. It’s that easy – and if you have questions you have access to the sales team and a variety of videos from to help you.

Questions? No problem. Hit us up.

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