The New Ripley AF: A Budget Ibis

The New Ripley AF

The New Ripley AF has all the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley. It’s available now as a complete bike for under $3000. The Ripley AF is another in the Ibis beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching line.

The New Ripley AF
The New Ripley AF, photo @learmiller

It’s rendered in aluminum. The geo is a touch more aggressive. While Ibis introduced a bike that costs less than the carbon version, they did not skimp on the specs. It is lighter and more nimble than the Ripmo AF.

You should expect it to perform like a light, snappy, fast, fun, incredibly versatile bike with enough travel 120mm for trails near you. I’d ride it on the trails in the Methow Valley.



15 years suspension work with Dave Weagle has produced unparalleled climbing efficiency and tractability with snap and responsiveness. And plenty of plush, brake bump absorbing, downhill goodness. The frame was designed for long droppers too.

The New Ripley AF Features

  • 29″ wheels
  • 120mm DW-link rear travel
  • 130 from travel
  • 65.5° head angle
  • 76° seat tube angle.

Available in 4 sizes, complete builds in Shimano or SRAM flavors start at 30.5 lbs with

  • 2.6″ tire clearance
  • Aluminum frame
  • Pond Scum Green and Monolith Silver paint
  • Frame weight of 7.45 lbs with shock.

And, these details

  • Threaded BB (73mm BSA)
  • ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
  • 44mm fork offset
  • Steep 76 degree seat tube angle
  • Bottle cage mount inside front triangle
  • Size M-XL compatible with 170mm+ droppers, 125-150mm for smalls
  • Molded rubber swing arm protectors
  • IGUS bushings in lower link, bearings in upper link
  • Metric 190 x 45 shock
  • Post mount rear brake
  • 203mm max rotor size
  • 1x specific design
  • Boost spacing

The Ripley AF is available today at a shop near you. If you want to build it yourself, the frameset is $1799.

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