Ibis Ripmo AF Frame, 147mm, 29″
Ripmo AF frames & builds are special order from Ibis and delivery timelines are variable. Please call, email or chat for estimated time to your door, it may vary depending on size, color and build. Our team will help you get the right bike at the best timeline.
Special Order Product
- Ibis Ripmo AF Geometry
- BikeCo Pro Tunes
- Pricing, Incentives, Upgrades & Questions
Ibis Ripmo AF Frame, 147mm travel DW Suspension, 29″
The Ibis Ripmo AF frame combines DW Suspension, Cutting Edge Geometry and Aluminum Construction. With Ripmo AF completes starting at $3,000 MSRP the newest Ibis chassis is an instant class leader.
BikeCo Frame Prep
All frame, frame kit as well as complete purchases receive a thorough BikeCo Frame Prep. Riding a bike without appropriate bearing retention, torque and alignment is hard on components. As a result “loose” bikes not only make noise but will also wear prematurely. BikeCo’s expert mechanics go through each chassis ensuring that suspension, bearings, and hardware are setup for maximum performance as well as longevity. Many home builders have a full frame assembly completed by BikeCo mechanics to ensure the best setup, in brief headsets, bottom brackets, suspension, derailleur hangers, etc are gone through piece by piece.
From Ibis’ site:
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 $3,000.
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.
2.6” Tire Clearance
With a platform as versatile as the Ripmo, you should be able to run whatever tires you want. We pioneered the wide rim revolution and we’re partial to the new crop of 2.6” tires. When paired with our 35mm internal width rims, these high volume monsters can be run at eerily low pressures, delivering mo’ traction without getting squirrly.
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.
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.
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.
Ibis Ripmo AF Geometry & Size Interactive Comparison
Compare reach, stack and wheelbase across the Ibis Ripmo AF size range with BikeCo.com's interactive builder.
Want to compare the Ripmo AF with other Trail & Enduro 29ers?
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Ibis Ripmo AF 160mm Fork (572mm axle to crown)
|Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included)||C||90||100||110||120|
|Seat Tube Angle||E||77º||76º||76º||76º|
|Head Tube Angle||F||64.9º||64.9º||64.9º||64.9º|
|BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minons)||341||341||341||341|
|Sizing Guide (rider height)||152–165 (5'0"–5' 5")||163–175 (5'4"–5' 9")||173–185 (5'8"–6'1")||183–198 (6'–6'6")|
Maximize your suspension’s performance with BikeCo Pro Tunes
BikeCo offers proprietary Pro Tune services on the majority of Fox forks and rear shocks.
Fox Suspension is the pinnacle of performance, reliability, and longevity in our industry. Stock Fox suspension comes out of the box with a fairly aggressive tune – which is terrific for powerful, strong, aggressive riders with high ground speeds. Sounds like their World Cup DH and Enduro riders, right?
Pro Tune services calibrate the incredible performance of Fox suspension into a narrower band personalized to your riding specifics.
Utilizing a combination of proprietary lube oils, improved upper to lower fork fit, shim stack configuration, updated oil flow, unmatched bleed quality, and a few other trade secrets BikeCo Pro Tunes improve tracking, small bump compliance, minimize brake dive, run cooler (equating to more predictable performance from top to bottom of your descent), operates comfortably in a wide range of temperature (we test from freezing to 100 degrees), improves oil circulation, extends service intervals and more.
The most important advantage of Pro Tune suspension? Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced pro: suspension that works will let you ride more confidently. You will ride faster and have more fun with BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension.
To ensure that your suspension is dialed in our staff will review your riding experience, aspirations, ground speeds, size (height and weight) as well as specific chassis. BikeCo stands behind our Pro Tune service with a 30 day retune service if you feel that your particular riding requires a shift in tuning. BikeCo also offers discounted disposition retunes as your skillset progress if required.
After the Pro Tune your suspension only requires standard levels of maintenance in the future. To maintain the best performance BikeCo recommends sending the suspension in (we use proprietary lube oils, have specific bleed techniques, etc) although standard Fox oils can be used. Standard lubes will compromise some of the finite tune but with the other Pro Tune modifications a standard lube shock will still out perform stock.
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Chris and Landon lead the BikeCo sales team and are always up to date with the best deals for clients at all levels and across all riding styles. Years of experience on trail with a variety of the best frames, suspension, wheels, tires and accessories means the staff at BikeCo is able to help you define which components will best compliment your riding (conversely we can help steer you away from problematic gear as well).
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