Ibis Ripmo AF
SLX Complete

$4,099.00

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Check out the new 2023 Ibis Ripmo AF SLX Complete. Review Spec, Compare sizing geometry, learn about popular upgrades and more!

The 2023 Ripmo AF features an updated rear triangle, or Swing Arm. Scroll down for more on the revision and what the Ripmo AF brings to your trail experience.
Read on for details on the Ripmo AF SLX Complete, see Ripmo AF models in-stock and in-bound bikes / frames, learn about popular upgrades and more…

Questions? Use the form below, chat, call 949-470-1099 or email CustomerService@BikeCo.com to chat with our sales team.

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Purchasing Steps from BikeCo.com (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!

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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.

Ibis Ripmo AF SLX Complete in Charcoal Grill (Black/Charcoal) and Dank Avocado (Green).
Like all Ibis bikes the colors look great here and EVEN BETTER in natural UV light…

What’s new on the Ripmo AF?

Well, notably it’s the Swingarm. Ibis’ new rear triangle features some worthy updates.

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger: Consolidating SKUs means you can get a UDH when you need it at home or on a trip.

Changes that allow the revised 55mm chain line which utilizes a slightly wider rear end providing a stiffer chainstay for improved traction and tracking.

Continued improvements to the manufacturing and QC mean your aluminum bike has never been so detail oriented.

Ibis Ripmo AF Marzocchi Suspension

The Ripmo AF is now spec’d with the Marzocchi Bomber Z1 coil fork in 160mm travel.

Ibis ships the Ripmo AF with a medium spring in the Bomber, however, BikeCo.com has you covered. Part of our industry leading setup and service includes installing the right spring for your weight and riding style.

The Ibis Ripmo AF is now spec’d with the Marzocchi Bomber Air rear shock as well.

Both the Bomber fork and Bomber shock will feature parts riders familiar with the FOX lineup will note such as the proven GRIP damper in the fork and many of the internals on the Bomber Air Shock.

Read more about the Marzocchi spec below!

Ibis Ripmo AF Fork Travel Options

160mm Ibis Ripmo AF

The Ripmo AF is spec’d with a 160mm Marzocchi Bomber. This provides the bike with it’s stock 64.9 degree headtube angle and 341mm bottom bracket height.

Riders looking for a little more aggressive setup may investigate the 170mm option.

170mm Ibis Ripmo AF

Perhaps more than the additional 6% of travel the 10mm adds are the geometry modifications. Raising the front of the Ripmo AF will slacken the headtube, increase the trail measurement and slightly lift the bottom bracket.

These are popular shifts for riders attacking the steepest, burliest terrain.

Wondering which is right for you? Chat with our team today and we’ll help you define which riders benefit from which travel setup.

Marzocchi Z1 Bomber Coil Medium Firm Extra Firm Coil Springs

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110×15

The Marzocchi Z1 is a great option spec’d on the current Ibis Ripmo AF – this is a robust fork with the proven GRIP damper minimizing both issues and downtime. The coil spring and pre-load options give riders a range of adjustability based on weight and BikeCo.com has the right springs to get you setup whether you’re looking for the Medium (factory supplied), Firm or Extra Firm spring rate.

Questions on the coil fork’s performance or setup? When you buy from BikeCo.com you get unparalleled after sales service to help you fine tune the suspension, cockpit, tire pressures, etc!

Marzocchi Z1 Spring Rate Chart with Rebound Settings

Coil Spring

For the 160mm travel Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil suggested sag is 15% for a firm feel and 20% for a plush fork. On the stock 160mm setup 15% equals 24mm or about 1 inch of sag. 20% will use 32mm or about 1.3″ of sag. Sag and progression can be adjusted with Preload.

BikeCo provides out clients the correct spring based on weight. (Ibis ships with a Medium spring)

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Rebound Adjuster

The Marzocchi  Bomber Z1 Coil fork offers a wide range of tuning capacity with 13 clicks of rebound.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil GRIP Adjuster

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil GRIP Compression Controls

The Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil provides Low Speed compression controls to fine tune support through the GRIP damper.

Marzocchi Z1 Coil Preload Adjuster

The Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil has adjustable sag and off the top utilizing mechanical preload on the spring.

Chat with our team about which spring is right for your weight and riding style.

 

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock

Learn more about the Ripmo AF Marzocchi Bomber fork and Marzocchi Bomber rear shock on these tabs!

*Spec Swap Available: Riders who prefer a more linear setup can spec the DVO Jade X Coil on the Ripmo AF.

Ripmo AF – Air Versus Coil:

The DW Suspension on the Ibis Ripmo AF is capable of running either the air shock or the coil offering. So, who wants what?

Generally the air shock is the preferred option. It has the widest range of adjustability with PSI to adjust sag as well as volume spacing to modify ramp rate (or bottom out control).

Riders looking for the ultimate compliance tend to gravitate to the coil DVO Jade X shock as coil characteristics have a more linear rate through the travel. This gives the shock a more “plush” feeling without as much “kick back” deep in the travel. The other side to that coin however, is the coil shock tends to want to bottom out more easily.

Coil riders can adjust sag and ramp through coil spring rate and preload, however it’s not quite as wide of a range as with an air shock.

Questions? No problem. Our expert staff is here to dial you in. We can help you determine whether a coil or air rear shock is better suited to your size, ground speeds, riding style and terrain.

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock

Air Spring & Volume Spacers

The Ibis Ripmo AF uses a 210 x 55mm shock.

The spec’d Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock is the most popular based on its wide variety of setup options.

SAG is adjusted by PSI – typically Enduro riding styles gravitate to 25-30% sag. This would measure about 17mm for a plush setup.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacing provides fine tuning options to support the air spring.

By adding volume spacers, thus reducing the volume, you increase the air spring’s ramp rate for improved bottom out support and pop.

Conversely removing volume spacers produces a more linear feel as the air has more volume during shock compression per mm of travel.

Do not install more volume spacers than the Marzocchi advises. Installing more than the maximum volume spacers will result in  product damage and potential for injuries, etc.

More about Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Volume Spacing can be found here (link opens in new tab)

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Rebound Adjustment

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Rebound Controls

The Marzocchi Bomber Air shock offers 10 clicks of rebound adjustment.

This allows riders to control the rate of return from a compressed state. Ideally, rebound is set fast enough that the fork returns to a neutral position before the next obstacle, without being so fast as to lose traction or feel like a pogo stick!

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock 2 position compression Adjustment

Marzocchi Bomber Air Shock Compression Controls

From Marzocchi’s Site the Bomber’s Compression control offers unique features:

2-position, non-indexed compression sweep adjust means you can set it and forget it

Innovative tunable sweep to adjust the stop to a narrower window

Want to know more about the Ibis Ripmo AF’s rear Marzocchi shock? Follow this link for the owner’s manual of the Bomber Air Shock (opens in new tab)

Ibis Ripmo AF: Air vs. Coil

Debating air versus coil on your new Ibis Ripmo AF?  Let’s look at the differences in the spring concepts.

Coil Ripmo AF

Generally coil shocks are sought after for being more plush on the initial stroke and more linear through the travel. “Linear” means less progressive, or less able to resist bottom out. Now, some of this can be tuned with compression settings on the damper, however, it will never have the same progressive feel as an air shock.

Getting the right coil for you usage is critical for the best performance. Typically riders will purchase two of the less expensive coil springs and decide if they prefer the softer spring with more preload spun into the spring or if the “heavier” spring with less preload is their preference. There is actual a difference in progressiveness with these two approaches while maintaining a cross over sag spring rate. In short, if you’re looking at coils and not 100% sure what you need chat with our team – and save on that titanium ultra light spring while you fine tune with the cheaper steel options!

Air Ripmo AF

Air shocks are mechanically more progressive in nature thanks to the properties of compressing air. Riders who want less ramp rate, or less progressive suspension can remove volume spacers thus increasing the air volume. Adding volume spacers diminishes the volume available to compress which leads to the PSI increasing at each mm of travel – increasing the ramp rate or progression of the suspension.

Most riders will gravitate to the air spring option for the range of adjustability.

Questions? No problem. Chat with our team and we’ll help you dial in your dream build.

Ripmo AF SLX Complete

Shimano’s 12sp cost-conscious option without compromising trail performance.

MSRP: $4,099

SLX Build Highlights

The Shimano SLX complete provides great 12sp Shimano performance, Ibis Send Alloy wheels, Marzocchi suspension and an alloy cockpit.

Some of the highlights of the build include:

– Shimano 4 piston SLX Brakes: Some of the most popular and proven brakes on the market.

– Proven Blackbird Send Alloy Wheels

– Bike Yoke Revive Dropper Post (3 sizes available depending on frame size). The Revive has an external control to bleed and reset the post as needed.

Ibis Ripmo AF SLX Spec:

Fork
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil, 160mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm

Shock
Marzocchi Bomber Air, 210 x 55

Wheels
Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29″ / Ibis Hubs

Tires
Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi

Brakes
Shimano SLX M7120, 4 piston

Brake Rotors
Shimano SM-RT66 203/180

Cranks
Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring
S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

 Bottom Bracket
Shimano SLX BB52

Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus

Shift Levers
Shimano SLX M7100

Cassette
Shimano SLX, 10-51T

Chain
Shimano SLX M7100

Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56

Grips
Lizard Skin Charger Evo

Handlebar
Ibis 780mm Alloy

Stem
Ibis 31.8mm
S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm

Seatpost
Bike Yoke Revive Dropper
S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L: 185mm, XL: 213mm.
Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.

Saddle
WTB Silverado 142

Common Ibis Ripley AF Upgrades and Swaps

Common Upgrades on Ripmo AF

Some of the most common upgrades on the Ripmo AF, both at time of purchase as well as considerations down the line:

Brakes – Particularly on the NGX kit riders often swap to Magura or Shimano or upgrade to Hope, TRP or the higher end Magura and Shimano.

Suspension – Some riders prefer to upgrade to the FOX 38 GRIP2 to provide the high and low speed compression as well as high and low speed rebound options. Or, consider adding a GRIP2 damper to the Marzocchi coil for a unique coil fork with dual compression and rebound controls! Rear shocks have been upgraded to both the Factory FOX Float X2 and Float X for similar reasons.

Carbon Handlebars – carbon handlebars aren’t so much about the weight savings but take advantage of the materials damping effects which minimize the amount of trail input going into your hands. Carbon bars are available in both 31.8 and 35mm diameters.

Chain Guides – when you’re riding hard adding a chain guide helps to retain the chain to the chain ring in the rough stuff.

Oval Chain Rings – want to find any advantage uphill you can? Oval chain rings have drastically grown in popularity. Chat with our team about the details on what makes these rings slightly more efficient and easier on your joints.

Do you know other things you’re interested in? Let us know! We have special savings available for clients who buy bikes on all of the soft goods and bits you need to get on trail with your new Ibis Ripmo AF.

Compare Ibis Ripmo AF Geometry

Open the tab to the right to display our interactive mtb geometry comparison.

You can compare bottom bracket, chainstay, wheelbase, headtube angle, trail, reach and stack as well as learn more about rider’s reach and rider’s stack!

Ripmo AF: Comparative Bikes

What else is on your short list when shopping the Ripmo AF? Well there are two likely paths you’re examining: bikes in aluminum and the carbon Ibis Ripmo.

In aluminum the RIpmo AF is hard to beat. There is some availability in Mondraker aluminum bikes like the FOXY – reach out to our team for ETA, model and size availability.

So what if you’re looking at the Carbon Ripmo?

Well, the Ripmo has cutting edge DW Suspension with 147mm of rear travel and can be setup with either a 160mm or a 170mm fork. It is a proven EWS level bike while being acknowledged as one of the most confident and comfortable enduro bikes for pleasure riding.

Currently the list of bikes that are directly comparable to the Ripmo V2S carbon would be the Yeti SB150, Yeti SB140 Lunch Ride (in 29″ wheels) and Mondraker FOXY. Both available from BikeCo.com.

If you’re shopping a slightly smaller chassis the Ibis Ripley AF, Yeti SB120 and Mondraker Raze are worth review.

Check out more bikes on our Bikes & Frames page or Shop In-Stock and In-Production Ripmo AF Below or Follow This Link to easily compare all three Ripmo AF factory builds.

(note: 2023 product is under construction – if you don’t see it contact us today!)

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