Why We Like The Ripmo AF GX Eagle Air Mountain Bike
Made for enduro racing and all-mountain riding, the Ripmo AF continues to carry us confidently through the hairiest of riding situations. The stout aluminum frame is equipped with all the best details the carbon version enjoys, but without the price tag that comes with it. DW-Link suspension is there to provide a stiff pedaling platform as well as give supple suspension performance when the going gets choppy. With 147mm of rear travel paired with a 160mm fork, the Ripmo is just enough bike to take on the toughest black diamond trails without being too hefty to pedal all day.
Made to send steep terrain while still being a pedal-able daily driver, Ibis employs a number of progressive numbers on the Ripmo AF. Though we normally wouldn't praise a 150mm travel enduro bike for its pedaling performance, Ibis knows that getting up the hill is a big part of enduro racing too. This bike gets a slacked-out 64.9-degree seat-tube angle, speedy 29in wheels, and an appropriately long 1237mm wheelbase in a size large. All those numbers mean that this bike can absolutely charge through singletrack. And thanks to a pedal-friendly 76-degree seat-tube angle, this bike is one that we can earn our turns on while still saving energy for the descent.
Kit on the Ripmo AF comes in with the ever-reliable and tough SRAM GX and DVO suspension package. SRAM's GX build is made with metal components, ditching the plastic found on lower-end groupsets to make for a tougher and enduro-ready build. DVO suspension might be one we weren't as familiar with before, but thanks to a few laps on this beast we've found the tunability and quality to be second to none. Rolling on big rubber is the name of the game with the Ripmo AF, as Ibis outfits the bike with wide 35mm internal rims and meaty Maxxis Assegai 2.5in rubber to keep us rolling rubber-side-down.
*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.
- Ibis trail and enduro rig built with a durable alloy frame
- DW-link suspension offers impressive pedaling and riding character
- DVO fork and shock are easily-adjustable and feel great on the trail
- SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed gets us up and down any mountain
- Ibis alloy wheels with asymmetric spokes to boost durability
- Maxxis Assegai tires are unmatched in steep, loose terrain
- Geometry is stable at speed yet remains agile for tight, techy trails
- Item #IBSB08S
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