2021 Ibis

Ripley AF Deore

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components.
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Manufacturer Price

$3,199
Weight7.5 lbs (frame)  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 120 / 130mm
ForkFox Performance Float 34
ShockFox Float DPS Performance
Wheels29″ Aluminum
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Handling
nimblestable
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

26 mph

Ripley AF Deore

26 mph

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Spec Level

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Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'7"

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Rider Fit Notes
  • 6'1", size LG, Just right
Reviews
Mountain Bike Action
LONG TERM REVIEW: IBIS' RIPLEY AF BRINGS BIG TIME FUN WITHOUT THE COST - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Dec 2022 · Ron Koch

The Ripley AF literally made us want to ride more, and we ended up grabbing it for most of the rides we had planned, no matter the conditions.

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BIKEPACKING.com
VA's Ibis Ripley AF

Jan 2022 · Logan Watts

Launched last year, the Ibis Ripley AF is a more affordable alloy version of the brand's beloved short-travel carbon 29er, the Ripley. With a few intriguing updates, Virginia built up a frame and has been tearing around Pisgah with it ever since. Find the build and an extensive photo gallery here, alongside a few of her thoughts about it…

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BikeRadar
Ibis Ripley AF NGX review

Nov 2021 · Alex Evans

Short-travel aluminium bruiser

Highs
  • Immensely fun to ride

  • Super-supportive suspension

  • Good value spec

  • Packs a punch much bigger than the travel figure would suggest

Lows
  • Not a plough bike

  • Could do with grippier tyres

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Ibis Ripley AF Deore

Jul 2021 · Jeremy Benson

Ibis recently released the more affordable Ripley AF, an aluminum-framed version of their popular short travel trail bike. This 29er has 120mm of rear...

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Pinkbike
Field Trip: Ibis's $2,999 Ripley AF is a Precision Weapon

May 2021 · Sarah Moore

The Ripley AF will make a great partner for a rider who wants to cover a lot of ground, possibly while pedaling hard, and have a hoot on the way back down.

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Review: Ibis Ripley AF

Apr 2021 · Nicole Formosa

The Ripley has gotten affordable AF, with the release of the aluminum version of the popular short-travel 29er.

Highs
  • Excellent value

  • Same suspension and ride characteristics of higher-end models

  • Good parts package for the money

Lows
  • Heavy

  • Can be loud

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Singletrack World
Staff Bike Test: Chipps' Ibis Ripley MK4

Jan 2021 · Chipps

Chipps brings us his thoughts on this Ibis Ripley MK4, built up with all the fanciest of top end components and dragged through UK mud.

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Bicycling
The Ibis Ripley AF Offers High-End Performance at a Value Price

Jan 2021

Lower price, not lower performance.

Highs
  • Smiles for miles

  • Top-end performance at a reasonable price

Lows
  • Some rattling due to internal rattling

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Aluminum

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsMonolith Silver; Pond Scum Green

Fork

Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 29”, 110x15

Travel130mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL, 190mm x 45mm S/M: Light Tune, L/XL: Standard Tune

Travel120mm

Bottom Bracket

Threaded BB (73mm BSA)

Headset

ZS44 upper / ZS56 lower

Stem

Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L: 50mm, XL: 60mm S/M frame comes with 40mm, L/XL comes with 50mm length stem.

Handlebar

Ibis 780mm Alloy

Saddle

WTB Silverado 142

Seatpost

KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm S frame comes with 125mm, M with 150mm, L/XL 170mm seatpost.

TypeDropper

Grips

Lizard Skin Charger

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus

Crank

Shimano Deore M6100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm

Shifters

Shimano Deore M6100

Cassette

Shimano Deore M6100 10-51

Chain

Shimano Deore M6100

Brakes

Shimano Deore M6100, 2 Piston

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs

Tires

Maxxis DHR2 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (rear)

Disc Rotors

Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm

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