Ripmo AF

It's Metal

  • 147mm 5.8" Rear Travel
  • 160mm 6.3" Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6" tires
  • Suspension • V5 Kinematics

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 $2,999.

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Ripmo AF UDH Cinnabon Bronze SLX Front Quarter

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.

Ripmo AF Glamour Shots1

Universal Derailleur Hanger

The Rip­mo AF UDH fea­tures a UDH derailleur for max­i­mum future com­pat­i­bil­i­ty and moves to a 55mm chain line. The wider chain line allows for a stiffer chainstay.

Ripmo AF UDH Frame Black Side

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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Air & 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.

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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.

Ripmo AF UDH Espresso Black SLX Front Quarter

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 5’8 (or 173cm) can easily run a 185mm dropper post, while folks between 5’ and 5’8 (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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Lifetime Warranty

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

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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)

152–163CM5'0"–5' 4"
160–173CM5'3"–5' 8"
Version V1 UDH
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Weight 8.25 lbs / 3.74 kg (size M with Marzocchi Bomber Air)
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.5" 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 or 55mm chainline, 182mm Q Factor
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
ISCG 05 Compatible ISCG 05 Tab Mount available separately
Headset ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower
Colors Cinnabon Bronze or Espresso Black
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty Lifetime
Ripmo AF UDH Frame Bronze Side 02
Ripmo AF UDH Frame Black Front Quarter specs
Ripmo AF UDH Frame Bronze Side 02
Ripmo AF UDH Frame Black Front Quarter specs

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, Push, and Rockshox. We recommend verifying clevis compatibility with manufacturers before purchase.

Check out this video for instructions on how to swap the forks spring. The bike ships with a medium spring installed across all sizes. This spring is good for 150-180 lbs riders. Below are the appropriate part numbers for replacement springs:

  • 120-150 lbs, Purple, Soft, 820-03-656-KIT
  • 150-180 lbs, Blue, Medium, 820-03-657-KIT (Stock Configuration)
  • 180-210 lbs, Green, Firm, 820-03-658-KIT
  • 210-250 lbs, Yellow, X-Firm, 820-03-659-KIT

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 has clearance for the majority of 2.5" tires. However, we cannot guarantee fitment of all tires. There's too much variation between manufacturer's measurements. We recommend installing your preferred tire without sealant. Release air from the rear shock and while cycling the bike through its travel, please ensure there is a minimum of 6mm of clearance between the tire and frame. If there is sufficient clearance, continue with the installation. If you have insufficient clearance, we recommend installing a different rear tire.

Swapping the coil spring in the Bomber Z1 is a quick and easy job, check out our guide here.

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.

The Ripmo 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.

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:

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 Ripmo AF frames are:

  • Cinnabon Bronze:
    • Primary Color: YS 7606 (M)
    • Accent Color: PMS 8923
  • Espresso Black:
    • Primary Color: PMS black (M)
    • Accent Color: PMS 2406

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 Small Medium Large X-Large
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (mm) 195 210 250 250

Bike Yoke Revive

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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
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
213 Min 723 720 719 770
  Max 788 800 839 890

Fox Transfer

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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
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 Small Medium Large X-Large
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 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.