The Ripley AF is the beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching Ripley - rendered in aluminum, with more aggressive geometry. All the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley, now available as a complete bike at a wallet friendly price.
A trail-friendly 65.5-degree head angle and short (44mm) offset 130mm fork combined with 29” wheels makes for a super planted but still playful front end feel. A 76-degree seat angle puts your power directly to the pedals, while the short chainstays and pedal-friendly dw-link kinematics deliver that power without squandering a single watt.
The 15-year collaboration with Dave Weagle has yielded yet another bike with unparalleled climbing efficiency and tractability. Incredible snap and responsiveness are its trademarks, and a whole mess of plush, chunder-eating, downhill-crushing goodness gets thrown in for good measure. Wrap that together and you get the best suspension you’ll find anywhere. It’s that good.
|Fork||Fox Performance Series, Float 34, 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”, 110x15mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL, 190mm x 45mm S/M: Light Tune, L/XL: Standard Tune|
|Rims/Wheels||Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29"|
|Tires||2.4" Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (rear)|
|Chainwheel||Shimano Deore M6100 10-51|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded BB (73mm BSA)|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100|
|Handlebars||Ibis 780mm Alloy|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skin Charger Evo|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M6100, 2 Piston|
|Saddle||WTB Volt 142|
|Seat Post||KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Protein Shake / Small||2100000240685|
|Protein Shake / Medium||2100000240746|