Ripmo AF

It's Metal

  • 147mm 5.8" Rear Travel
  • 160mm 6.3" Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6" tires
  • Suspension

Ripmo AF

The Ripmo AF (Aluminum Frame) brings the award-winning performance of the carbon Ripmo to a wider, rowdier audience. It’s everything we love from the carbon Ripmo, plus a few tweaks. Best of all, complete bikes start at only $3,399.

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It’s Metal

Over our long tenure from moun­tain biking’s awk­ward ado­les­cence to its cur­rent any­thing-shred­dy era, we’ve exper­i­ment­ed with steel, alu­minum and tita­ni­um — remem­ber the Bow-Ti, the first super­bike? We remem­ber the met­al times too, and it feels good to offer a pre­mi­um ride expe­ri­ence to our broad­en­ing fam­i­ly of rid­ers, cour­tesy of durable, afford­able alu­minum alloy.

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Modern Geometry

With a steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratos­pher­ic reach, the Rip­mo AF places rid­ers cen­tral­ly and upright over the bot­tom brack­et. It makes for an effi­cient posi­tion that can go the long haul with­out plac­ing too much weight on its slack, 64.9-degree head­tube angle. A 44mm reduced-off­set fork is more sure­foot­ed on steep descents and stead­ies high speeds. Bet­ter up, bet­ter down.

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DW Link

Since 2005, we’ve part­nered with sus­pen­sion guru Dave Wea­gle on the dw-link sus­pen­sion plat­form. It pro­vides an unpar­al­leled com­bi­na­tion of climb­ing effi­cien­cy and down­hill per­for­mance, which has been proven repeat­ed­ly at the high­est lev­els of racing.

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Coil Compatible

The Rip­mo AF is com­pat­i­ble with both coil and air shocks due to a more pro­gres­sive lever­age rate. It allows for coil’s lin­ear­i­ty to thrive and we spec air shocks with tunes that pro­vide pop with­out feel­ing too harsh. On the trail, it gives the sus­pen­sion a sup­ple feel through­out the entire­ty of the stroke, enhanc­ing trac­tion no mat­ter how deep you dig.


Now that we made the frames lever­age rate pro­gres­sive enough for a coil we had to find a coil shock that could han­dle the increased stress of being dri­ven off of a cle­vis. The DVO JadeX is up to the chal­lenge so the Rip­mo AF comes with cus­tom tuned DVO suspension.

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2.6” Tire Clearance

Ibis helped pio­neer the wide rim rev­o­lu­tion, which inspired the new crop of wider 2.4” — 2.6” tires. When paired togeth­er, this com­bo can be run at ultra low pres­sures which results in elbow-drag­ging cor­ner­ing trac­tion with­out sac­ri­fic­ing straight line speed.

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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.

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Long Dropper Post

What’s bet­ter than a drop­per post? A longer one. Our frames are designed to accom­mo­date the longest drop­per posts pos­si­ble. Rid­ers over 58 (or 173cm) can eas­i­ly run a 185mm drop­per post, while folks between 5’ and 58 (152cm — 172cm) can use a post 125mm or longer depend­ing on inseam length.

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Removable ISCG05 Mount

Our option­al ISCG 05 mount is there if you want it, remov­able if you don’t.

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Seven Year Warranty

We stand behind our prod­ucts. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our alu­minum frames are backed by the same 7 year war­ran­ty and excel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice as our car­bon products.

Build Your Ripmo AF

Pick Your Size

Our ultra low stan­dovers give you the abil­i­ty to size your frame based on reach and preference.

  • 64.9° Head Tube Angle
  • 76-77° Seat Tube Angle
  • 435mm Chainstays
Ripmo AF Geo

160mm Fork (572mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 368 14.5 380 15 432 17 483 19
Top Tube Length B 573 22.6 603 23.7 632 24.9 655 25.8
Head Tube Length (4mm stack of lower cup not included) C 90 3.5 100 3.9 110 4.3 120 4.7
Chainstay Length D 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1
Seat Tube Angle E 77° 77° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76° 76°
Head Tube Angle F 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9°
Wheelbase G 1185 46.7 1216 47.9 1237 48.7 1262 49.7
BB Height (with 2.6 Schwalbe Nobby Nicks) 341 13.4 341 13.4 341 13.4 341 13.4
Stack 613 24.1 620 24.4 629 24.8 642 25.3
Reach 431 17 458 18 475 18.7 495 19.5
Standover 705 27.8 750 29.5 750 29.5 760 29.9
Trail 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5
BB Drop 30 1.2 30 1.2 30 1.2 30 1.2
Saddle height for seat tube angle 650 25.6 700 27.6 750 29.5 810 31.9

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

152–165CM5'0"–5' 5"
163–175CM5'4"–5' 9"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Weight 8.25 lbs / 3.74 kg (size M with DVO Topaz Air)
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.6" tires
Front Travel 160mm
Rear Travel 147mm
Shock Specs 210 x 55mm
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm Post mount / 203mm max rotor
Chainstay Length 435mm
Bottom Bracket Threaded (73mm English threaded)
Chainline 52mm chainline, 168mm Q Factor
ISCG 05 Compatible Optional removable adapter
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Metal or Red Savina
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty 7 years
  • Standard Shock
  • Optional Upgrade
Ripmo AF silver front shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF silver back shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF paprika front shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF paprika back shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF silver front shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF silver back shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF paprika front shadows 7827442
Ripmo AF paprika back shadows 7827442

Ripmo AF Specific FAQs

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

You can find all our torque specs listed in the tab on the right. The Ripmo AF and Ripmo use the same torque specs.

We spec and recommend the DVO Jade X Coil shock, but you could run any clevis compatible coil shock. Brands that offer a clevis compatible coil shock include DVO, Cane Creek, EXT, and Rockshox. We recommend verifying clevis compatibility with manufacturers before purchase.

No, we designed the Ripmo AF specifically around 29” wheels.

The largest chainring the Ripmo AF can accommodate is a 34T.

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

The Ripmo AF is designed to accommodate tires upto 2.6” wide.

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.

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

No. 160mm is the maximum allowable fork travel.

Our engineers determined that gusset wasn't needed, so we stopped welding them on after the first batch of frames (the ones that were used for photography).

The Ripmo AF fits 22 oz Purist water bottle on all sizes when the Arundel side loader cage is used.

The Ripmo AF 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:

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. Small and Medium minimums are controlled by tire bottom out.

Frame measurement S M L XL
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (mm) 195 210 250 250

Bike Yoke Revive

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
125 Min 537.7 546.7 585.7 636.7
  Max 652.8 664.8 703.8 754.8
160 Min 607.7 604.7 620.7 671.7
  Max 702 714 753 804
185 Min 657.7 654.7 653.7 704.7
  Max 702.8 714.8 753.8 804.8

Fox Transfer

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
100 Min 527.5 524.5 578.5 629.5
  Max 623 635 674 725
125 Min 577.5 574.5 603.5 654.5
  Max 673 685 724 775
150 Min 627.5 624.5 628.5 679.5
  Max 723 735 774 825

KS Lev

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
125 Min 565 562 598 649
  Max 646 658 697 748
150 Min 615 612 623 674
  Max 686 698 737 788
170 Min 668 665 664 715
  Max 719 731 770 821
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.