Ibis Ripley AF

Ibis Ripley AF
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2021 Ibis Ripley AF

No matter how much you love riding, it’s hard not to admit that bikes can be pricey. You want to get something that will be high on the stoke factor, but also need to make sure it doesn’t deep-6 the bank account. That’s where the Ibis Ripley AF mountain bike with short travel and 29 inch wheels comes in. Ibis has made the frame using high quality aluminum and tweaked the geometry compared to the carbon version of the Ripley so that it is even more aggressive and super fun to ride.

Though we say short travel, don’t immediately click away looking for something burlier. Ibis Ripely’s have always punched above their weight in terms of what types of terrain they can ride, and the AF is no different. With 120mm rear travel and 130 up front, Ibis lovingly considers this bike not only category defying, but equal to anything you can find to ride from bike park goofing-off to big downhill drop-offs. That’s thanks not only to the durability of the aluminum frame, but also the aggressive geometry as well as the crazy efficiency of the V5 kinematics and suspension compliments of Dave Weagle.

With the geometry, they’ve gone ultra-modern with a trail-worthy 65.5° head angle, which is a degree slacker than the carbon version of the Ripely, and a 44mm offset for the 130mm travel fork. The combo makes the handling stable and predictable on those steeper descents, while the 76° seat angle combined with the DW kinematics and short 432mm chainstays, means that you can pedal through any chudder and up tight technical inclines without losing a beat. Rolling with 29 inch wheels with the frame that can handle up to 2.6 inch tires also means that you’ll have the sort of traction that the toughest trails demand.

The Ripley AF comes in four sizes: small, medium, large and x-large. But since the standover height is so low, you probably will be able to choose your size according to how you like your reach to be. In any case, if you are between 5 foot and 6 foot 6, you probably are going to find the perfect match among one of the four options. The frame design has also allowed for a super long dropper post, so you can stick a 170mm on if you ride a medium, large or x-large, while the small can handle a post up to 150mm long. The frames are ISCG 05 compatible with a removable adapter and offer a seven year warranty like their carbon siblings. And the metric 190 x 45mm shock leaves room inside the front triangle for a water bottle.

Getting the most out of your trail time and going easy on your bank account, the Ibis Ripley AF 29er with an aluminum frame offers the best balance of performance and affordability in a seriously fun and versatile package.

  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Rear Triangle: Aluminum
  • Suspension: DW-link
  • Rear Shock Size: 190mm x 45mm
  • Shock Option(s): Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL
  • Rear Travel: 120mm
  • Fork Travel Range: 130mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
  • Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 56mm
  • Headset Included: No
  • Bottom Bracket Type: 73mm Threaded
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG05
  • Cable Routing Brake: Internal
  • Cable Routing Shifter: Internal
  • Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
  • Wheel Size: 29”
  • Max Tire Size: 2.6”
  • Brake Mount Type: Post mount, 203mm max rotor
  • Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
  • Seat Collar Included: Yes
  • Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm Boost
  • Sizes: 14.5” SM | 15” MD | 16.5” LG | 19” XL |
  • Colors: Monolith Silver, Pond Scum Green
  • Weight: 3380g | 7.45lbs

  • *Specs and pricing are subject to change. Please contact sales@wrenchscience.com for more info.

  • WARRANTY: 7yrs
  • If you have any questions about this frame or bike, please contact our Ibis Team:

    Milo Baker
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 210
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3042

    Fernando Munguia
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 207
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3052

    Chris Ginsburg
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 213
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3055

    Alex Ratcliff-Jones
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 214
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3054

    * Individual experiences and results may vary.

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