Ripley AF V1

2020–2022

Ripley AF V1: Monolith Silver
Ripley AF silver
Ripley AF V1: Pond Scum Green
Ripley AF green

The Ripley AF is our beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching Ripley - rendered in aluminum, with more aggressive geometry. All the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley, now available as a complete bike at a wallet friendly price.

Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Weight 7.45 lbs with shock
Wheel Size 29"
Front Travel 130mm
Rear Travel 120mm
Shock Specs 190 x 45mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm post mount / 203mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 432mm (17 inches)
Bottom Bracket Threaded BB (73mm BSA)
ISCG 05 Compatible ISCG 05 Tab Mount available separately
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Monolith Silver or Pond Scum Green
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Warranty 7 years
Years Manufactured 2020–2022

Ripley AF V1 Specific FAQs

All our manuals are available here. You can also find the Setup guide for the Ripley AF in the 'Setup' tab on the right.

There are two different tunes for the Ripley shock. Our standard tune and a light tune.

Since August of 2019, we have been shipping small and medium Ripleys with the light tune. To identify the light tune, find the four digit code on the shock. Here are the light tune codes: DZGP, DZGN or DZGM. The standard codes are DXBC, DWSL and DWRC.

Nearly everyone under 160 pounds should use the light tune. Above that and you will want the firmer tune.

Some lighter riders may prefer the standard tune if any of these describe your riding:

  • Your riding style has a lot of jumping and you want more rebound control on landings
  • You have a lot of really long downhills and don't want to overheat the shock
  • You are a Semi Pro or above DH racer

Fox, or an authorized Fox service center can revalve your shock for you if you want to go with a different tune.

Our stock build comes with a 130mm fork but you could pair it with a 120mm stepcast fork to create a BC Bike Race weapon. Or, throw on a 140mm fork and burly tires to build a lightweight enduro bike.

Yes, but the bike is optimized around a 44mm. The 51mm offset fork shortens the trail (the distance between the contact patch and the steering axis), which can cause the front end to feel less stable.

No. The leverage ratio on the Ripley is not coil-compatible.

The size small and medium frames ship stock with the Traction Tune.

Yes, when placing your order, please notify your dealer that you would like your frame equipped with the Traction Tune Shock.

The Ripley can accommodate up to a 29” x 2.6” tire.

The max chainring for a Ripley is a 34t.

Yes, the max size oval chainring we recommend is a 32T. Not all oval chainrings are the same, so we recommend double checking clearance before installation.

Ripleys fit 26 oz Purist bottles on all sizes when the Arundel side loader cage is used.

You can find torque specs for the Ripley AF in the tab on the right.

170mm crank on small and medium.

175mm crank on large and extra large.

40mm stem on small.

50mm stem on medium, large and extra large.

The Ripley uses 160mm post mount rear brake mounts.

To run a 180mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F180P / P2
To run a 203mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F203P / P

For more information, the following is a link to the adaptor chart:

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-460&acid=C-193

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

The latest setup guide/s for the Ripley AF V1:

Setup Guide .pdf Ripley AF Quick Setup Guide .pdf

130mm Fork (544mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 368 14.5 381 15 418 16.5 482 19
Top Tube Length B 574 22.6 603 23.7 630 24.8 658 25.9
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 90 3.5 105 4.1 115 4.5 125 4.9
Chainstay Length D 432 17 432 17 432 17 432 17
Seat Tube Angle E 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76°
Head Tube Angle F 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Wheelbase G 1157 45.6 1188 46.8 1217 47.9 1246 49.1
BB Height (with 2.5 Maxxis Minons) 335 13.2 335 13.2 335 13.2 335 13.2
Stack 599 23.6 613 24.1 622 24.5 631 24.8
Reach 425 16.7 450 17.7 475 18.7 500 19.7
Standover 676 26.6 703 27.7 722 28.4 759 29.9
Trail 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5
Saddle height for seat tube angle 620 24.4 700 27.6 750 29.5 807 31.8

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 4"
m
163–175CM5'3"–5' 8"
l
173–185CM5'7"-6'1"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'5"

Dropper Post Saddle Height Calculations

Do not try to insert your post deeper than these measurements. Forcing the post can result in a seat tube failure.

IMPORTANT: Before riding, check the saddle to tire clearance with the dropper post fully dropped and the air out of the shock with frame compressed to bottom out.

Frame measurement S M L XL
Max insertion to cable exit 255 270 300 370

Bike Yoke Revive

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
185 Min 663 656 654 709
  Max 723 736 774 837
160 Min 613 606 621 684
  Max 703 716 754 817
125 Min 575 575 586 649
  Max 653 666 704 767

KS RAGEi

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Lower Link 6mm Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease on flange
Lower Link 5mm Pinch Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Swingarm to Clevis Pivot Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Lower Shock to Clevis Bolt 20 Ti anti-seize
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Upper Link Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Forward Shock Mount Bolt 10 Loctite 243
Seat Binder 5 Ti anti-seize
Cable Ports 2 Grease
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 5 Grease
Bushings Apply Slick Honey (grease) to all bushings during reassembly
Hexle There is not a numerical torque figure for the Hexle. We recommend tightening the 5mm with your multi tool that you carry with you. This way you’ll be able to remove it in case of a flat out on a ride.