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 super¬bike? 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.
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 head tube angle. A 44mm reduced-offset fork is more surefooted on steep descents and steadies high speeds. Better up, better down.
Since 2005, we’ve partnered with suspension guru Dave Weagle on the dw-link suspension plat¬form. It provides an unparalleled combination of climbing efficiency and downhill performance, which has been proven repeatedly at the highest levels of racing.
The Rip¬mo 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 lever¬age 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 Rip-mo AF comes with custom tuned DVO suspension.
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.
|Fork||DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Rear Shock||DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55|
|Rims/Wheels||Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs|
|Tires||Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring, S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SLX BB52|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7100|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Alloy|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin Charger|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX M7120|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7120, 4 piston, Shimano SM-RT66 203/180|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado 142|
|Seat Post||Bike Yoke Revive Dropper, S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.|
|Color(s)||METAL, RED SAVINA|
* Subject to change without notice.
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