The Ripmo AF (Aluminum Frame) brings the award-winning performance of the carbon Ripmo to a wider, rowdier audience. It' everything we love from the Carbon Ripmo, plus a few bonus tweaks
With its gravity-friendly 64.9 degree head tube angle, the AF is at home pointed down the most rugged slopes, but that doesn't steal from its climbing efficiency. It shares the same 76 degree seat tube angle and their dw-link linkage as the Carbon Ripmo, meaning you can get that Ibis feel in a slightly rowdier, noticeably less-expensive package. A more progressive leverage ratio makes the frame both air and coil shock compatible. The AF' suspension kinematics leave the suspension feeling supple throughout the entirety of the stroke, while enhancing traction no matter how deep in the travel you get.
Like the Ripley and Ripmo, they gave the AF ultra low standover and clearance for long droppers. That allows you to pick your frame size based on reach and riding preference, rather than seat tube length. Riders on a medium frame and larger will easily clear a 150mm or longer post, while riders under 5'5 can run a 125mm dropper.
And just like the frame, they've sourced the best parts for the money. All three build kits come with DVO' top of the line suspension components. With 1x12 speed drivetrains, four-piston brakes, reliable dropper posts, and real tires, they didn't cut any corners. It' the kind of build you can rally right out of the box. The Ripmo AF is backed by their seven year warranty and excellent customer service.