Ibis Ripley AF 2023

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The Ripley AF is Ibis's 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.

  • Build Kits include Shimano Deore, Shimano SLX and SRAM NGX

  • Available in Protein Shake and Mustard Stain

  • "Frame and Fork" only option and wheel upgrades are available

The Ripley AF Story

Ripley AF is Ibis's beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching Ripley— rendered in aluminum and with a touch more aggressive geometry.

All the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley is now available as a complete bike at a wallet friendly price.

This bike is a multi-talented shapeshifter; a light, snappy, fast, fun, incredibly versatile bike that can get a whole heckuvalot more rad than its 120mm travel and gossamer weight implies. And making it out of aluminum only broadens the Ripley’s already broad appeal. It still rips like a Ripley. But it also costs a whole lot less than the carbon version, and is, well, more metal.

Already Metal

Ibis already played up the whole “metal” theme when they introduced the Ripmo AF last year. Since this is a lighter, nimbler bike than the burly Ripmo AF, it would be easy to call it “Metal Lite”. However, the Ripley AF is too awesome, and too versatile, to get pigeonholed like that. Choose your own adventure, the Ripley AF is ready to go. 

Contemporary Geo, Telepathic Handling

A trail-friendly 65.5-degree head angle (that’s a degree slacker than the carbon version) and short (44mm) offset 130mm fork combined with 29” wheels makes for a super planted but still playful, precise but still nimble front end feel. Meanwhile, a 76-degree seat angle puts your power directly to the pedals, and the short chainstays and pedal-friendly dw-link kinematics deliver that power without squandering a single watt.


Ibis's 15 years of collaboration with Dave Weagle has yielded unparalleled climbing efficiency and tractability. Incredible snap and responsiveness. And a whole mess of plush, chunder-eating, downhill-crushing goodness. All wrapped up together in some of the best suspension you’ll find anywhere.

A Whole Mess Of Other Good Things

Price point accessibility is no reason to skimp on the details. So, in order to quell your concerns while still respecting your wallet, we’ve sweated the details to the fullest of our capabilities. Boost spacing. Threaded BB and ISCG 05 compatibility. 2.6” tire clearance. Post-mount rear brake, 203mm rotor clearance. Super low standover, long-dropper friendly design. Seven-year frame warranty and lifetime bushing replacement. Metric 190x45mm shock, and room inside the front triangle for a water bottle. Cha-ching!


    Fork DVO Onyx D1 | 15QRx110 - 160 (29")  
    Shock DVO Topaz T3 Air, 210 x 55
    Wheels Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs  
    Tires Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” WT, EXO+ casing, 120tpi  
    Brakes Shimano SLX M7120 4p  
    Brake Rotors Shimano SM-RT66 203/180  
    Cranks Shimano SLX M7100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring  S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm  
    Bottom Bracket Shimano SLX BB52  
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7100 Shadow Plus  
    Shift Levers Shimano SLX M7100  
    Cassette Shimano SLX, 10-51T  
    Chain Shimano SLX M7100  
    Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56  
    Grips Lizard Skin Charger  
    Handlebar Ibis 780mm Alloy  
    Stem Ibis 31.8mm  S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm  
    Seatpost Bike Yoke Revive Dropper  S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm. Note there is a 250lb rider weight limit on this post.  
    Saddle WTB Silverado 142

      Let Sunshine Bicycle Center get you on a new Ibis Ripley AF!