Ripley AF

Now in aluminum, with more aggressive geometry.

  • 120mm Rear Travel
  • 130mm Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6 tires
  • Suspension • V5 Kinematics

Ripley AF

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.

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Ripley AF UDH Titanium Toaster Deore Front Quarter

Modern Geometry, Precise Handling

A trail-friendly 65.5-degree head angle and short (44mm) offset 130mm fork combined with 29” wheels makes for a super planted but still playful front end feel. A 76-degree seat tube angle puts your power directly to the pedals, while the short chainstays and pedal-friendly dw-link kinematics deliver that power without squandering a single watt.

Ripley AF Glamour Shots3

Universal Derailleur Hanger

The Ripley AF UDH fea­tures a UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) for max­i­mum drivetrain com­pat­i­bil­i­ty and moves to a 55mm chainline.

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DW Link Suspension

Our 15-year collaboration with Dave Weagle has yielded yet another bike with unparalleled climbing efficiency and control. Incredible snap and responsiveness are its trademarks, and a whole mess of plush, chunder-eating, downhill-crushing goodness gets thrown in for good measure. Wrap that together and you get the best suspension you’ll find anywhere. It’s that good.

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Long Dropper Post

The Ripley AF frame is designed with clear­ance for long drop­pers in mind. Check out the 'Dropper Insert' tab in the Specs & FAQs section below to find out which length of seatpost will fit your frame.

Ripley AF UDH Frame Silver Side

Pick Your Size

We use words like small, medi­um, and large to describe our siz­ing because it’s easy to under­stand, but our ultra low stan­dovers give you the abil­i­ty to size your frame based on reach and preference.

Ripley AF Glamour Shots9

2.6” Tire Clearance

We pio­neered the wide rim rev­o­lu­tion a few years ago and inspired a new crop of wider 2.4” — 2.6” tires. When paired togeth­er, this com­bo can be run at ultra-low pres­sures that pro­duce elbow-drag­ging cor­ner­ing trac­tion with­out sac­ri­fic­ing speed.

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Removable ISCG-05 Mount.

There if you want it, removable if you don’t.

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Lifetime Warranty

If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Simple as that.

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Ripley AF Geometry

Contemporary Geometry, Precise Handling.

  • 65.5° Head Tube Angle
  • 76° Seat Tube Angle
  • 17" / 432mm Chainstays
Ripley Geo

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 120 4.7 120 4.7 120 4.7 120 4.7
Saddle height for seat tube angle 620 24.4 700 27.6 750 29.5 807 31.8

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

152–163CM5'0"–5' 4"
160–173CM5'3"–5' 8"
Version V1 UDH
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)
Chainline 55mm chainline, 182mm Q Factor
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
ISCG 05 Compatible ISCG 05 Tab Mount available separately
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Plum Smash or Titanium Toaster
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Warranty Lifetime
Ripley AF UDH Frame Lavender Front Quarter specs
Ripley AF UDH Frame Silver Front Quarter specs
Ripley AF UDH Frame Lavender Front Quarter specs
Ripley AF UDH Frame Silver Front Quarter specs

Ripley AF 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.

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.

The Ripley AF fits a 22 oz Purist bottles on size small, and a 26oz on all other 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:

Many of our paints are available online via My Perfect Color. Some automotive retailers have the ability to custom match paint.

The PMS color codes for our Ripley AF frames are:

  • Plum Smash:
    • Primary Color: YS 2058 + (M)
    • Accent Color: PMS 10382
  • Titanium Toaster:
    • Primary Color: YS 9185 (M)
    • Accent Color: PMS 4273

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

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 Small Medium Large X-Large
Max insertion to cable exit 255 270 300 370

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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
125 Min 575 575 586 649
  Max 653 666 704 767
185 Min 663 656 654 709
  Max 723 736 774 837
160 Min 613 606 621 684
  Max 703 716 754 817
213 Min 728 721 719 752
  Max 788 801 839 902


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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
125 Min 575 575 598 661
  Max 646 659 697 760
150 Min 620 613 623 686
  Max 686 699 737 800
170 Min 673 666 656 719
  Max 719 732 770 833
Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Lower Link 6mm Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease under bolt head
Lower Link 5mm Pinch Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Swingarm to Clevis Pivot Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Lower Shock to Clevis Bolt 20 Loctite 243 on threads, Ti anti-seize under the bolt head
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Upper Link Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Forward Shock Mount Bolt 10 Loctite 243 on threads, grease on the shaft
Seat Binder 5 Ti anti-seize
Cable Ports 2 Grease
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 25 Dry (reverse thread!)
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.
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