Ibis Introduces All-New Aluminum Ripley AF (At A New Lower Ripley Price)

Ibis Cycles has announced its latest creation: the new aluminum Ripley short travel trail bike that rings in at $2,999 for a Shimano Deore 1×12 build and $3,299 for a SRAM NGX Eagle build. For reference the carbon version starts at $2,833 for just the frame.

Photo by Lear Miller

While the bike is based on the pricey carbon Ripley with it’s Dave Weagle designed dw-link rear suspension, snappy-quick handling and do-it-all attitude, the AF isn’t just a carbon copy (or is that un-carbon copy?). The AF has a one-degree slacker head tube angle (65.5 -degrees) while retaining the same 76-degree seat tube angle and 432 mm chainstay length as its carbon sibling.

While we like the Monolith Silver colorway, this here is called Pond Scum Green. We love it. Photo by Lear Miller


• 29” Ibis aluminum wheels
• 130mm front travel with Fox Performance Series Float fork
• 120mm dw-link rear travel with Fox Performance Series Float DPS EVOL shock
• 2.6” tire clearance. Comes stock with 2.5″ Maxxis Aggressor EXO tires
• Aluminum front and rear triangle
• Available in four sizes S-XL, fits riders between 5’ and 6’6″ • Frame weight: 7.45 lbs. with shock
• Complete builds starting at 30.5 lbs


• 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 170 mm+ droppers, 125-150 mm 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


• Complete builds start at $2,999
• Frame only w/inline shock: $1,799 Available in stores today

Photo by Lear Miller

Exact build details, pricing and geometry available here.

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