Video: 11x Moto Trials Champion Rides the New Ripley AF

Jan 19, 2021
by Ibis Cycles  



The Ripley AF is our 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, sub $3000.

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 imply. 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.


To show how capable the Ripley AF is, we set 11x US National Moto Champion Pat Smage loose in the desert. It's amazing to think he's riding a bike that retails for $2,999.







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65 Comments

  • 50 0
 "Ride more Work less", sitting in my cube making me question my reality.
  • 4 0
 I was thinking the same. I like this slogan and one which I totally could abide by and relate to
  • 11 1
 And here I thought that sticker I got from OneUp that says "Work less, Ride More" had it sorted already.....
  • 2 0
 @Gmang: this got me scratching my head since I know OneUp had that copy for quite some time now
  • 1 0
 @Stenimir: I’m pretty sure Ibis has been using that phrase since before OneUp was founded.
  • 40 0
 yea but what was his strava time?
  • 38 1
 I'm stoked to see these types of videos, in my opinion, the mountain bike scene got really weird for awhile, the roughly 2015-2020 era was a mess for someone like me that's been around for more than a decade before. We (generally) went into this zone of strava times and caring about saving seconds down a trail and stopped focusing on 'fun'.

Watching videos over the last while of cross-discipline riders (bmx, moto, young riders, particularly) getting on a bike and just having a session at spots is why I came into this in the first place and I love seeing it.

trials guys on natural terrain? Young guys and girls finding berm gaps at bike parks? More of that please.

I'm not saying racing isn't fun or we should ignore it, but god... It ended up being 90% of what was done/talked about instead of just riding.
  • 3 0
 It may not have been good on this ride. But I've tried to chase him down on local trails and have no shot.
  • 25 1
 That wasn't very downcountry
  • 17 0
 The bike looks nice. I'm pretty sure Smage could make a dustmop look like it rides great.
  • 19 2
 So much better seeing a moto guy on a pedal bike than all the ebike videos with bicycle guys on motorized bikes.
  • 2 1
 Why is that?
  • 7 2
 Ibis Marketing Team: "Hey guys, we should release the new Ripley AF with a video of a really technical capable rider. A guy who really wows with people with endless manuals, trials moves and style for miles."

JKW: "Oooh pick me pick me!"

Ibis Marketing Team: "How bout we use that Moto Trials guy, Pat Smage?!"


Hahaha just kidding Jeff, we love you. I'm not sure we could've handled you AND Pat in the same video. It would make us all feel very technically inferior.
  • 1 0
 Exactly what I was thinking!
  • 9 0
 JKW hasnt really been fully sponsored by Ibis for a while, but they did send him a prototype to test for the last month. He has a great review on it. That being said if you are not subbed to Pat Smage on youtube, you are doing yourself a disservice.
  • 8 0
 Now THAT'S, how you sell bikes.
  • 7 1
 Best part ,Reads the small print ( taxes and six pack for local shop not included) take care of the shop that takes care of you!
  • 4 0
 I was riding gooseberry this Nov and saw the film crew and Pat trying one of the technical lines over and over and over again. I ended leaving before he was finally successful 1:50 in the film. I thought he was on the Ripmo AF, should of looked closer. Great to see how this promo worked out. Killer job ladies and gents.
  • 4 1
 I've got 4 NICE carbon bikes in the garage and none of them make me look as cool as Pat on his AL 2,999 steed. Why? This must have been photoshop. Sure Pat's a good rider, like the rest of us but come on! The bike looks too good and obviously, it's not all Pat.
  • 8 2
 Best bike comercial ever??? Well done Ibis!
Shut up and take my money!
  • 5 0
 Smage is always great! Well done. Was some of that was filmed on Gooseberry mesa?
  • 5 0
 sure looked like Gooseberry mesa
  • 2 0
 yep, I agree Gooseberry!
  • 1 0
 @shrockie: I see Guacamole, and southern hurricane cliffs.
  • 1 0
 looks like guacamole to me as well. The ridge shots I'm not 100% sure on
  • 6 1
 All I wanted to see was the Pond Scum Green color with DVO suspension
  • 5 1
 That ended up on Lewis Buchanans Optic I guess....
  • 6 0
 Ibis does the job
  • 2 0
 I was planning to give this article a miss until I saw it was Pat Smage. Actually, I would have watched Jeff KW too. Hmm. Ibis has a history of working with great content producers.
  • 3 0
 It's like watching a JKW ibis launch edit but with a proper fitting and not to tight shirt. ;b
  • 4 0
 Just let the ibis do all the work.
  • 2 0
 Such a cool feeling video. I have only owned 4 DW link bikes. Loved every one. Sunday, 6 point, Azure and Dhr.
  • 2 0
 Refreshing to see a product video where the guy rides just like us regular guys and gals.
  • 2 0
 Love watching this guy ride!
  • 2 0
 Pat Smage ! My inspiration every time I board my sherco .
  • 2 0
 Legend!
  • 5 2
 A fiat???!!!!
  • 3 0
 Had'nt been in a 90s toyota pickup with 500000 miles, it should sell more.
  • 1 0
 Atop Fiat.
  • 1 0
 I wonder how that Fiat handled that dirt access road to the Gooseberry trailhead? Probably scraped the undercarriage a few times. It's been about a decade since I last drove that dirt road but I remember it being pretty damn rough in places. Granted, it was the winter time when I drove it.
  • 1 0
 @lead-sled:

If you go from the hurricane side it's easy peasy. I've made it in a 2wd BMW
If you go from the rockville side you need a 4wd or something with adequate ground clearance.
  • 2 0
 What a refreshing change up this video is!
  • 2 0
 Smage is nasty, check him out on a fatback bikes...
  • 2 0
 That sure tugs at the old wallet strings.
  • 2 0
 A+ riding, music, filming, vibe, everything. Loved it.
  • 1 0
 I'd never heard of this guy. I clicked to see his crossover skills, but... damn. That was amazing.
  • 1 0
 "dw-link may cause faster speeds than normal" interesting legal disclaimer at the beginning there.
  • 3 0
 Real people, not actors.
  • 2 1
 So this guy is Lee. He really can rip.
  • 2 0
 Pat's on flats? Sick
  • 1 0
 Cheesy AF Wink I kid, I kid.
  • 1 0
 Yes Pat!!! Awesome riding as always!
  • 1 0
 batman does voiceovers now?
  • 1 0
 "dw link may cause faster than normal speeds"
  • 1 0
 Ok, skills are more important than fancy bikes. Ive got it wrong, again.
  • 2 0
 I love this guy!
  • 1 0
 I came here to watch the rider could care less about the bike....
  • 1 0
 I can hear the hairdryer rattling in the boot.
  • 1 0
 Ibis releasing awesome bikes!
  • 1 0
 Smage is a wizard.
  • 8 0
 smagical even.
  • 1 0
 I really enjoyed that
  • 1 0
 That guy rips
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