Ripmo AF NGX Eagle Air Mountain Bike
Why We Like The Ripmo AF NGX Eagle Air Mountain Bike
Carbon weight weenies may rejoice every time grams are shed, but some of us prefer a little bit of heavy metal. Ibis' Ripmo AF NGX Mountain Bike builds off of its carbon Ripmo sibling, with slacked-out geometry that's as capable as it is willing, but it omits the lightweight carbon for a reliable aluminum build that can take the hard knocks of your shuttle packed afternoons and lift laps. Aside from the alloy construction, the only major difference you'll find between the AF and standard Ripmo is in the head tube, which stretches out a single degree slacker for just a touch of extra confidence when you point it downhill into rock gardens littered with suspension-gobbling boulders.
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 wheels and soars through technical chunder, but with the longer, slacker geometry that crushes steep climbs 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. The 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 offers predictable rear-wheel traction, paired with a longer 160mm 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.
- 29in enduro and trail bike that's stable, capable, and willing
- Slack, long, and low geo keeps things stable at speed
- Alloy frame construction keeps price pocket-friendly and reliable
- 76° seat tube angle improves pedaling and climbing efficiency
- 147mm of smooth and efficient DW-Link travel
- Lower link pivots rotate on torsionally stiff IGUS bushings
- DVO suspension package eats up rocks and rubble so you can charge hard
- Hybrid GX and NX Eagle drivetrain offers a wide gear range for climbing
- Item #IBSB080
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