Why We Like The Ripmo AF Deore Air Mountain Bike
From big-mileage epics to enduro race days, the Ibis Ripmo AF is a versatile steed for trail and enduro riding. With progressive geometry and capable DW-Link suspension, the Ripmo makes quick work of nasty terrain. The AF model omits the carbon construction of the original Ripmo, instead favoring a reliable aluminum build that can take the hard knocks of your shuttle-packed afternoons and lift laps. Aside from the alloy construction, there's really no major difference compared to the standard Ripmo, but riders can rejoice in the cost savings and peace of mind of an alloy frame.
Like its ritzier carbon sibling, the Ripmo AF continues the trend of mashing together the big-hit craving Mojo HD5 and its livelier cousin, the Ripley. The result is a steed that rolls on 29-inch wagon wheels that soars through technical chunder, but with the longer, slacker geometry that crushes steeps with steady confidence. Geometry-wise, you'll find that the Ripmo AF sits close to the carbon Ripmo with a 64.9-degree head tube angle that feels planted and steady at high speeds through rowdy terrain. Ibis crafts the Ripmo AF with a steep seat tube, 76 degrees, which shifts your weight forward. This way, you won't feel like the bike's front end inhabits an entirely different zip code while you're climbing and cornering, which is something that's plagued slacked-out enduro rigs since their inception. This steeper seat tube angle places you in an optimal position to place power down on climbs, allowing this enduro machine to get back uphill better than its slack geometry and longer travel figures would suggest. And because you're shifted further forward with a steeper seat tube, Ibis compensates with longer reach figures, as to not disturb the bike's stability or roomy cockpit. You'll find 147 millimeters of DW-Link travel out back that feels smooth and efficient, paired with a longer 160-millimeter fork to soak up bigger hits and rowdy trail sections.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- A 29in machine for aggressive trail riding and enduro
- Slack, long, and low geo gives us a stable feeling at speed
- Alloy frame construction keeps the price pocket-friendly and reliable
- 76° seat tube angle improves pedaling and climbing efficiency
- 147mm of DW-Link travel pedals well and soaks up big hits
- Lower link pivots rotate on torsionally stiff IGUS bushings
- DVO suspension eats up rocks and rubble so you can charge hard
- Equipped with Shimano Deore 12-speed and 4-piston Deore brakes
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