Why We Like The Ibis Ripley AF Deore Mountain Bike
Budget-friendly and trail-ready, the Ibis Ripley AF is the ideal trail bike to suit all of our riding needs, from ripping our favorite loop after work to setting out on all-day missions to find new trails. The bombproof alloy frame offers more compliance than its carbon counterpart for tackling chundery trails and also saves some precious dough without a major weight penalty. 147mm of DW-Link rear travel gives us tons of rear wheel traction to conquer slick PNW climbs and dusty desert descents alike while still providing a supportive pedaling platform for those long stretches in the saddle. The Ripley AF's geometry seems mellow on paper, but once we're on the bike, we just can't help but send it deeper than we ever dreamed of going on a trail bike. The 65.5-degree head tube angle is paired with a short offset 130mm fork for razor-sharp handling, while the steep 76-degree seat tube angle puts us in a powerful pedaling position to crush the climbs.
The Ripley AF Deore build delivers a high-performance kit that isn't going to break the bank when it comes time for annual maintenance and replacing parts when we send it a bit too big. The ever-reliable Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain takes care of the shifting duties and offers a massive gear range to get us up and down the steepest slopes with ease. A 130mm Fox Performance 34 fork gets paired with a Float DPS rear shock for crushing through gnarly rock gardens with complete precision, while a set of Blackbird Send wheels rounds out the package and keeps us rolling no matter how chunky the terrain gets. The Ibis Ripley AF Deore Mountain Bike is built to challenge what we think a trail bike can do.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Short travel 29er built for ripping trails, both new and old
- 120mm of DW-Link suspension provides unreal amounts of traction
- Aluminum frame is built to withstand a lifetime of daily rides
- 130mm Fox Performance 34 fork helps soak up trail chatter and drops
- Deore drivetrain offers reliable shifting and easy maintenance
- Blackbird Send wheels are built to eliminate annoying pinch flats
- Internal cable routing provides a clean cockpit and quiet ride
- Room for up to 2.6in wide tires lets us match our traction to the trail
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