Ibis Ripmo AF & Ripley AF Receive UDH Hangers, New Colors, & New Price

Jan 23, 2024 at 12:15
by Ibis Cycles  
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PRESS RELEASE: Ibis Cycles

We're excited to announce both the Ripmo AF and Ripley AF models now feature SRAM’s Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH). This upgrade ensures increased drivetrain compatibility and ease of maintenance.

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The Ripmo AF is being ridden by Matt. When he's not busy modeling, Matt ships out webstore orders.

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In addition to the UDH upgrade, we’re introducing sweet new colors. ⁠

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The Ripley AF is being ridden by Sophie, who is also part of our shipping team. She is accompanied by her dog Scout, who does not help in shipping.

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And the best part? Complete builds start at just $2,999. ⁠

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The new Ripmo AF and Ripley AF are in stores now. Head to our website to learn more and find your local dealer.

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  • 309 2
 "The Ripley AF is being ridden by Sophie, who is also part of our shipping team. She is accompanied by her dog Scout, who does not help in shipping."

Well, did you give Scout a chance?
  • 58 2
 He does look like he'd be very helpful.
  • 73 2
 Furgive the pun, but everything's pawsible with a dog.
  • 21 2
 They did and he spent too much time barking up the wrong tree and chasing the mailman so they had to let him go.
  • 28 0
 Maybe not shipping but probably helps in sending.
  • 24 1
 @zeedre: Dogs tend to take the path of leashed resistance. They're are great on the retriever end of a shipping route.
  • 1 0
 #freshdogship
  • 22 1
 The Ripley AF is being ridden by Sophie, who is also part of our shipping team. She is accompanied by her dog Scout, who used to work in shipping but was recently laid-off due to the industry downturn".
  • 3 1
 I don't think dogs are allowed where they took these photos, lol. Cue the Judas Priest!
  • 6 0
 Discrimination.
  • 1 0
 It's early, but this one's on the list
  • 9 0
 Well, he is obviously not a shipherd.
  • 4 1
 Might not do well in shipping, but I bet he'd be great in receiving!
  • 2 1
 They both look like they've had a ruff day.
  • 22 2
 Can someone explain to me this thing where now people are bringing their dogs EVERYWHERE? Not service animals, pets.
Whole Foods, Home Depot...a guy was rolling around HD with 4 (4!) dogs in his shopping cart.

I love dogs, have had them most of my life, and no disrespect to Scout...but it's out of hand.
  • 9 1
 @ReformedRoadie: Dogs in the grocery store drive me nuts.
  • 12 3
 @ReformedRoadie: kids in grocery stores annoy me, but I have to put up with that
  • 4 0
 @lkubica: Scout looks like a Labrador Receiver.
  • 2 0
 Scout was too ruff on the packages.
  • 4 0
 @ReformedRoadie: I love dogs but I don't like trail dogs
  • 2 1
 @ljheyden: right?!? Whole family outings to pick up 10 items, feral kids running around getting in the way
  • 1 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: They tried, but he kept fetching the parcels back again.
  • 1 0
 @Justfucnsmash: Right? Last thing I want to do is plow into someone's dog because his crazy line choice or...squirrel!!!
  • 1 3
 @ReformedRoadie: What's wrong with bringing a dog to Home Depot?
  • 1 0
 @ljheyden: babies on a plane *dead*
  • 82 6
 That Ripmo isn't a sexy bike, but boy it sure is fun
  • 77 32
 Ripmo's are like mopeds, Fun to ride until your friends see you on one.
  • 55 95
flag Mtbdialed (Jan 23, 2024 at 13:55) (Below Threshold)
 @Caddz: got it....so the Ripmo is the fat girl of MTB.
  • 28 12
 @Mtbdialed: "Hey yo fat girl, come here -are ya ticklish,
Yeah, I called ya fat,
Look at me, I'm skinny,
It never stopped me from gettin' busy" ~Shock G, Digital Underground~ RIP
  • 21 10
 Ugly AF
  • 4 2
 @Mtbdialed: you are the biggest troll on this website
  • 2 0
 @AppleJack76: Hail to the man who appeared in a Luniz remix music video twice... as two different people. RIP.
  • 2 6
flag mudmurph FL (Jan 24, 2024 at 13:05) (Below Threshold)
 Ripmo AF, aka your mates ugly sister. She's fugly and you know you probably shouldn't but she's a great time
  • 1 4
 @Jshemuel: tell your thicc girl hi for me!
  • 74 9
 I get that people don't love the look of the top tube. But to the point where they disqualify bikes that perform well and don't require a dentists salary is silly to me. You can't see that top tube when you ride it, and from most angles the bike still looks great.
  • 42 25
 There are comparable options out there that don't have the kink. Given the option, I think people want a good looking bike.
  • 13 0
 I was turned off by the look of the bike initially, but in person, it looks alright. Kinda reminds me of that Seinfeld episode "Two Face". But I get wanting a good looking bike...
  • 48 2
 @gtill9000: Show me another dw link aluminum complete bike for $3k.
  • 13 2
 @woofer2609: in person the Ripmo looks good, especially in that green color
  • 5 0
 @woofer2609: I feel the same way about the Commencal T.E.M.P.O.; looks way better in person. But, still has that head tube routing.
  • 22 0
 @gtill9000: Some people like a little kink. Some like a lotta kink. It’s pretty dull to like no kink.
  • 3 1
 @xciscool: Yup, I looked long and hard at the Avacado Green. Ended up with an Altitude, but really appreciate these Ripmos.
  • 3 1
 @burt-reynolds: Yeah you got me there. If DW link is a must-have then you're limiting yourself to what, 4-5 different options?
  • 12 1
 @gtill9000: FWIW Trek's ABP, and Giant's Maestro system infringe on DW patents, according to Dave Weagle. So maybe there's a bunch of DW bikes under $3k?

Mike Levy Mike Levy Mike Levy
  • 17 9
 @burt-reynolds: And who cares about a DW link? It’s fine, but other suspension has caught up these days. The hype is left over from 15 years ago.
  • 8 14
flag somebody-else FL (Jan 23, 2024 at 22:50) (Below Threshold)
 Ugly top tube. Terrible cable routing near bottom of front triangle. Terrible cable routing into the rear triangle. Flex in the bb tube. Really only compatible with air shock.

The old Ripmo AF had some pretty serious warts. I don’t see this fixing much of any of that.
  • 1 0
 That's why I don't ride Mercedes, cause from interior I simply don't see how it looks outside Big Grin
  • 6 3
 Bottom line - there are so many good options these days that there's no need to ride a bike you think is ugly.
  • 5 5
 The thing is for us europeans a Ibis Bike is a dentist bike. The price difference to a Yeti is not worh mentioning.
  • 8 1
 @gtill9000: I have ridden a lot of bikes and demoed a lot more. I don’t believe there is a 3000 bike that rides as good as the rip I does across all terrain. If you only can have one bike and your terrain is varied the ripmo AF is about as good as it gets
  • 7 0
 I actually like the ibis top tube design. I have relatively short legs, and kinked top tubes help me avoid visiting the capitol of Thailand. With all the crazy stuff bike manufacturers come out with - proprietary parts, cable tourism, etc - a slight bend in a top tube is the least of my worries.
  • 2 0
 I really don't mind that shape. I think bikes with top tubes that bend near the head tube are ugly. But a bit of kink between the legs is OK with me.
  • 1 0
 @Glory831Guy: ABP is more or less the same as Split Pivot, which is a DW patent but very very different from DW link. If for some reason you want a 4 bar short link bike, ABP is not going to cut it.
  • 1 0
 @ak-77: I was gonna mention Maestro and VPP at first, but Santa Cruz doesn't have any decent builds under $3k. I wasn't sure how similar ABP and Split Pivot are to DW Link, but I had heard about the lawsuit.
  • 1 0
 @Glory831Guy: Mondraker's zero is different but rides very similar - perhaps better. They;re not cheap though.
  • 51 0
 So have we stopped saying colourway now? God I hope so.
  • 10 1
 Bikes should just say color since there is likely just frame color and minor decal color. Colorway makes sense if there is more intricate design with multiple colors.
  • 7 0
 Perhaps the industry is finally winding down the use case for colorway.
  • 20 2
 Spelt colours wrong
  • 49 3
 @jimmythehat: Spelt spelled wrong
  • 10 0
 Is it time to recycle "livery" yet?
  • 9 0
 @BagelMan: ...unless the intent was to spell 'spelt.'
  • 13 0
 @thomasjkenney1024: Spelt is in fact correct as the past tense of to spell. And, for the true grammar junkies, the sentence would take on a totally different meaning (out of context here, obviously) if you take Spelt as the noun and colours as the verb. "Spelt colours wrong. I hate those colours of spelt!"
  • 3 2
 @mi-bike: overseas, but not in the US. So, both you'ins right.
  • 1 0
 @thomasjkenney1024: Correct I was referring to the well know flour, (not flower)
  • 1 0
 @BagelMan: I don’t proof read my own work
  • 2 1
 @mi-bike: also works for Smelt!
  • 2 0
 @thomasjkenney1024: Oh I’m sure he was. It was just too fun a reply to resist
  • 1 0
 Now we just need to work on the misuse (or use in general) of “price point”
  • 1 1
 @pmhobson: Yes, that's a pointless word.
  • 1 0
 @BagelMan: Naw, he's talking about grain
  • 39 1
 Is this top tube really looks worse for you people than all the high-pivot sh*t?
By sh*t I don't mean witchcraft, those guys seem to do to their own and even force big brands adopt a "new concept" to sell.

Nice no-nonsense bikes these AF builds are.
  • 29 0
 Looks like we've made it back down to pre-pandemic prices on the Ibis AF bikes.
  • 4 0
 I think Ibis never really got the hang of “pandemic pricing” in the first place.
  • 24 8
 Beware of Ibis. My Ripmo AF has some kind of alignment error that's been causing constant problems with the shock. The shock has been serviced twice under warranty at an authorized suspension shop, but it seems like the shock will have problems again relatively quickly.

Ibis has been dragging their feet, pointing fingers (blaming the shock manufacturer, despite the suspension shop being absolutely sure the shock is fine), and generally not being very helpful in resolving the issue. I've been without a bike for multiple months, now.
  • 9 2
 Have you posted on the MTBR Ibis forum? Lots of good info on there
  • 13 1
 @Mfro: I'm not sure what help they can provide. Ibis needs to do something about my frame (it appears to be a manufacturing issue causing alignment problems), and the mechanic at the local bike shop is doing everything he can to communicate with them, but they're being difficult. They're being reticent to take responsibility for the issue, despite it being confirmed by the suspension shop. And further, they simply won't get back to emails from the mechanic for long periods of time, which is drawing it out further.
  • 9 1
 @jayacheess: I get it. Sounds painful. That forum however may have shared experiences plus options and info you may not have considered.
  • 9 0
 I'm sorry to hear about it. A friend had the same issue with his back in 2021-2022 and he eventually got fed up and dumped it. I really hope their manufacturer has stepped up the tolerances for this batch and that Ibis is QC-ing these better so misaligned frames don't make it to the customer anymore. My 2020 RAF frame was fine though.

I'm on a Canfield now and the frame quality difference vs Ibis aluminum is very noticeable. Canfield's are a pure fkn joy to behold and Tilt/Lithium frame weights are in line with the RAF. CBF gives up nothing to DW-link, they're both great designs. Good luck.
  • 3 0
 @jayacheess: A suspension shop can suspect alignment issues but the only way to really confirm that is by measuring the frame. A good bike shop should have some tools for and experience with measuring alignment. When you have those measurements in hand you will have a lot more weight to push back on Ibis with
  • 7 0
 That’s what happens when you buy bikes with that stupid clevis Mount
Sadly it happens
  • 1 1
 @jayacheess: I only say this because you're in Canada, but is it actually Ibis themselves who are dragging their feet or is it a distributor who is handling it?
  • 3 0
 @Canadmos: Ibis is giving direct responses to the distributer who is then passing it on to the bike shop.

I can see in the email chain that they're actually suggesting that it might be a problem with how the shock is interacting with the clevis mount, and that I don't have a warranty claim, for some reason? They suggest "the customer should try a different shock". The bike ship is pushing back on that for obvious reasons. Why would I be on the hook for Ibis spec'ing a shock with the frame that doesn't work?
  • 2 0
 Do you have a coil or air shock?
  • 2 0
 @nicoenduro: yup, saw that and lost interest.
  • 1 0
 @jacks-cycle: DVO Topaz 3 air
  • 4 1
 @jayacheess: Gotcha. We had the exact same issue with coil shocks that got sent out for a full service. The shocks all needed their stanchions replaced due to excessive scaring. It's why most coil shocks aren't compatible for any yoke driven design (not just Ibis). They tend to put more side loads on the stanchion/shaft. I think it's the main reason why Ibis stopped stocking the Ripmo's with coils and also why Specialized stopped stocking some of their models with coil shocks. I also think aluminum frames my be more prone to this issue as tolerances may not be as tight compared to carbon. However, if it's happening to your Topaz T3 Air, the side loads must be excessive which in my mind points to misalignment issues. Take it with a grain of salt though, as I'm no engineer. Hopefully, you can get it sorted. We have found Ibis's customer service to be great and they have always helped solve the few warranty issues we had over the years.
  • 1 0
 @jacks-cycle: I appreciate the insight. cheers
  • 4 0
 @showmethemountains: never seen a bike shop with a tool capable of accurately measuring frame alignment. Those crooked 'gauges' that you run along the side of the head tube and seat tube to the dropout are not sufficient.
  • 8 0
 @nicoenduro: it shouldn't be on the consumer to not buy clevis. The clevis should be properly engineered or eliminated. Random guy buying a bike won't know, and shouldnt have to care, about frame/suspension design.

The bike should work well and be reliable out of the box
  • 2 0
 @jacks-cycle: @jacks-cycle: I destroyed a Topaz Air on my '21 Meta TR. Same issue of scaring on the stantion/damper body. The meta also has the yoke driven platform. I ran the Topaz for two seasons and it worked just fine up until it suddenly didn't. I sold the meta shortly after (not because of the shock) and I never looked into the alignment. I suspected it was more of a sideloading/flex/design issue than a mfg issue.
  • 2 0
 @wburnes: it is as much on the consumer not to buy clevis as much is it on the consumer not to buy bikes with cabletourism. sadly. as some of them are sick bikes.
I agree with you, but as for everything, knowledge is power.
The more you know the easier it is to make smart choices
  • 1 0
 @Tambo: Fair point, I haven't used one of those gauges myself.

You can surprisingly good info with a string though! Pull a length of non-stretchy string from a point on one side, around the headtube, and to the matching point on the other side, and then cut the string at this point. Take the string off, fold it in half, and mark it at this midpoint. Put the string back in the same places on the frame, going over the same point on the headtube. If the center mark on your string isn't lined up in the middle of the headtube, then you have misalignment. The further the mark is to the side, the worse the alignment. It just doesn't put a number of the size of the misalignment
  • 2 0
 @showmethemountains: What about just simply dropping the shock in? If the shock doesn't just slide in smoothly or you have to encourage it to one side, something isn't right.
  • 11 0
 New update:

Ibis has come through with a solution that I'm happy with, and that I suspect will solve my issues.
  • 1 0
 @jayacheess: Nice! Happy to hear that
  • 1 0
 @Canadmos: Yes, that can tell you a lot. Sometimes it can important to isolate things to show someone that it is clearly one parts fault because an issue can be demonstrated when the shock isn't even installed
  • 3 0
 @showmethemountains: string is better than the gauge, to be fair. But they're both nigh on useless unless you're working with a steel hardtail frame, essentially (cylindrical tubes, no suspension to worry about).

Honestly though, anyone who vouches for either method as an acceptable way to check frame alignment clearly doesn't have a full understanding of how many ways a frame can be not straight!

Dropping the shock into the mounts is likely to show the misalignment, but it's possible that the mounts line up with each other, but not perpendicular/parallel to the suspension pivots.

Source: I used to build frames professionally, and converted a surface table into a frame alignment table when I realised there was no other dependable way they could be checked.
  • 2 0
 @Tambo: Cool. Thanks for expanding my knowledge
  • 1 0
 What frame specifically and what shock specifically?
  • 14 4
 The Ripley AF is a really fun bike to ride, and a way more capable descender than it's travel would suggest. That said, I would love to see a frame redesign to make the bike more attractive rather than just a fresh coat of paint and the UDH. Just my two cents.
  • 2 0
 The UDH change is just an update to the rear triangle ("swingarm"). They could be preparing a similar update to the front triangle that works with this updated swingarm and includes the cosmetic changes you want (not to mention geo tweaks). That's my hope, anyway (for the carbon version).
  • 2 0
 @MtbSince84: yeah, if history is any indication the carbon version has to be updated first, then a waiting period before they’ll release the alu
  • 8 5
 Literally any modern mountain bike is a capable descender. My cheapish 100mm 68 degree HTA non-boost hardtail is a capable descender. The rider is everything
  • 3 0
 @scotteh: but the Ripmo AF demoed the new geometry before the carbon. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an update, but it seems like they are running the old design in carbon as a discount offering next to their new enduro bike the HD6. I wouldn’t be upset if companies more often offered older designs for cheaper since the molds have been paid off. Intense kind of did that with the 951. Bent top tube or not, the Ripmo just does a lot of things well for a lot of riders, why not offer it at good prices? UDH is a nice update so people can get the newest drivetrains if they want to upgrade.
  • 2 1
 UDH, new colours and steerer angle sets will be all rage in 2024. New frames will prob need to wait till 2025. No one is buying new bike in 2024, all who wanted, loaded up on 50% discounts during Christmas Big Grin
  • 13 3
 Haha - I love the “follow the trend “attitude of the bike industry. Ibis is ugly because it has a swoop in the top tube! Haha. Every bike should have straight lines and look exactly the same throughout there model range…. Whatever. Ibis are not dentist bikes, ibis won’t “do the work for you”, ibis bikes ride extremely well, are great value in the industry right now. Are cheap and easy to maintain. Customer service is very good . ( yes - chuck will respond to customer emails) and they are in-tune with the industry. These AF model’s are absolutely baller! No wonder there is so many around. Hard to beat Franklin at this price. Raw, quality and boutique. (Stillish). Keep being you Ibis. Survive please.
  • 13 0
 $3k, solid spec and it says Santa Cruz on the frame. What a steal.
  • 8 0
 People should stop being a*sholes about this. It’s basically what pinkbikes always asked for, instead it’s just a bunch of weird nitpicking. Don’t like the TT just wait for a dif bike or w/e, don’t like the colors… ok, they are a bit boring I guess? who cares.
  • 10 0
 Despite this being an ad about their new bikes, it's entertaining to read when they write it with a sense of humour.
  • 12 2
 They didn’t clean up the cable routing at the BB
  • 8 1
 I love my Ripmo AF, but the cable routing at the BB is so annoying. It gets in the way of the bottle cage and prevents me from using a larger bottle.
  • 2 1
 Hard to gripe about a company speccing a solid build on a dw-link platform for a good price but let's do it!

One hangup for me when I owned one (in addition to that cable routing) was that the frame was on the flexy side. Bring back the earliest version with the additional brace welded into the front triangle down by the bottom bracket. Hell, they're speccing a heavy coil fork and assegai, both of which scream dh but hurt the climbing performance, so it's meant to be ridden downhill hard. There are better improvements Ibis could have made than adding Transmission compatibility on a 3k bike.

Also, they should have gone Z1 air. The large 10-pound jump in available springs for the coil means literally half of riders will be in-between rates. Ohlins and Cane Creek are doing it right with 5-pound spring increments. For me the Z1 x-firm spring (65#ish) was too firm and the firm spring (55#ish) was super mushy and asked too much from the basic damper.

Nit picking - I'd still recommend this bike or a used v2 for a similar price in this market.
  • 1 0
 I have a specialized right sided zee cage with a couple zip ties on the base holding the brake and shifter cables in close. it works great, but i am on a XL
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: I’m suspecting this is a sign that a cheaper mechanical version of transmission is nearing release. This update allows them to be prepared ahead of time while they started a new production run, my speculation.
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: Have you by chance looked into whether other manufactures coils - Ohlins, CC, MRP, Push or Vorsprung for their conversions - have a spring that would work? Not sure how much variation there can be for forks that as either 35 or 36 stanchions and 150-170mm of travel.
I started to, but never followed thru. I have the heavy spring (N+1 Bikes swapped it at no charge on my RAF, their CS is awesome) and maybe could use something slightly heavier.
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie:

Dunno but there's gotta be someone out there running an aftermarket coil in their Z1. Maybe mtbr knows. That jump from firm to x-firm is pretty huge. A grip 2 damper upgrade would add HSC and really help anyone on a softer spring, but it's expensive.
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: It would help but is expensive and most things I've read is that the actual performance - aside from some improved adjustability - is not worth the cost at all.
  • 7 0
 The Ripmo AF made me re-examine year of marketing bs about weight and its climbing advantage - Great bike. I would love to see them do an aluminum Exie to get the cost down also Smile
  • 2 0
 I bi sexie AF?
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: hehe, exactly!
  • 7 0
 I suspect many other brands will have 2024 announcements like this. “New” but not to the level of riding any differently.
  • 1 0
 Exactly. This is a jig update at the factory to modernize a frame that's a little long in the teeth now.
  • 4 0
 It's funny, people complain about the curvy top tube. No one comments on the shock destroying yoke! I've had 3 ibis bikes. Now a HD6, and it rips. One reason I stuck w ibis is they got rid of the POS yoke. I've been really happy their bikes, thank god the lost the yoke.
  • 10 0
 You’d have to actually ride the bike to give the yoke a chance to destroy the shock.
  • 1 0
 Been riding a Ripmo v2 with a CC Kitsuma coil for 2 years without any issue. 2 years before that I didn't have any issue that wasn't just the X2 not being a great performer anyway.
  • 1 0
 My friend put a coil shock on his Revel, that big ass yoke tore it up in no time.
  • 4 0
 Will the updated rear triangle be available to owners of the previous non-UDH version as a retrofit upgrade or will people have to buy an entire new frame?

Speaking of; Will the Ripmo AF UDH frame even be available as a frame kit at all? Looking at the website, seems like there's no frame-only option anymore.
  • 1 0
 prob not, it will prevent you from buying new bike
  • 4 0
 Looks are poloarizing, some like it, some hate it. However, everyone I know with one of these bikes (alloy or carbon) loves them and a few of my friends absolutely shred with them as well. The DW link trails biks are super fun. I had a Pivot Mach 5.5 (similar suspension) and regret selling it.
  • 1 0
 I want an ally framed 140/150mm bike designed to take 160mm forks. Being available as a frame only option is ideal for me. I’m not sure what that’s out there that can really beat the ripmo af?
A friend has had a ripmo af for a few years now and the bearings seem to last very well in comparison mine and other bikes in our riding group. Combine that with the reasonable price tag and I think they are a great bike.
Any suggestions for alternative options would be welcomed.
  • 1 0
 I think these look really great bikes and I've been close to buying one as an all-rounder, but in case you're reading this Ibis - may I just suggest taking a degree off the head angle and adding 10mm to the rear on the next Ripmo AF?
  • 2 0
 Yet still looks like a walmart bike...The DV9 and HD6 look so good in comparison, more of that! Not sure it's even the top tube, but more the rear suspension mess that makes it look so odd.
  • 5 0
 Stop slacking, Scout
  • 4 2
 Good move Ibis!!! The Ripmo might be one of the most polarizing bikes… one of the ugliest bikes… but hands down one of the best riding bikes of all time
  • 4 0
 they should have made a joke about releasing new not colors.
  • 2 0
 Please bring the headtube badge back and give the frames that script font from the handlebars. That design matches the bent top tube, which is nice when you lean into it.
  • 3 0
 ..Or Do what I did and buy a 2nd hand ibis with new running gear! Job Done!
  • 1 0
 The update needed to include resisting shoving every tube into the bender and making the bike a swirl. Straight tubes are so much nicer. Great bike though, most riders definitely should be on this kind of platform.
  • 4 4
 this is serious question, I am not trying to upset anyone. But besides price why is PB so in love with ibis? I rode one for 10 min on a climb, nothing special, it climbed like any other middle of the road bike ( Stumpy, Fuel EX). Sales are everywhere, why buy ibis?
  • 2 4
 so I went on their website, the price is not even a strong point anymore. It costs almost the same as any other bike. So I am even more confused
  • 4 2
 Is it the same silver as the 2022 Ripley AF? And the only thing different is the derailleur hanger?
  • 8 1
 But the NAME of the color has changed.

For $100 more you can change the name of the color to any custom name of your choosing.
  • 2 0
 2024 Innovation: "We completely redesigned the colors of our bikes (/dropper levers/ brakes/ pedals/ grips)"
  • 3 4
 Waiting for the BOGO deal.

And for those complaining about lack of a straight tube; you either ride a gravel bike, are a retro grouch, or if of a certain vintage age most likely at some point waxed nostalgic about some abomination of welds, forgings, and shit geo that makes these frames look pretty straight forward.

These bikes ride well. Ripmo AF was my top choice when shopping for a new bike during early Covid shortages. Couldn't find one so got a Devinci Troy. You'd hate the swoopy curves on that one.

2/10 Would not bang.
  • 1 0
 I love that they are advertising the $2999 build as “GX” when it’s really half NX half GX and used to call it “NGX”
  • 5 2
 Need brighter colors.
  • 5 3
 Same price as when it was introduced 4 years ago with a cheaper spec…
  • 10 1
 The spec looks fairly comparable to its introduction spec, and if you take account 18.52% inflation since 2020. This bike is a very good price.
  • 2 0
 Ripmo AF only available with a coil fork and air shock combo?
  • 2 0
 Sophie and Scout are a shredding team!
  • 2 0
 plum smash is nice but i still dig my pond scum. and the gold head badge
  • 1 0
 Not a really fan of that bikes looks or any Ibis bikes until the HD6. That this is gorgeous in person.
  • 1 0
 It still manages to look better than any Santa Cruz. They look like broken skateboards.
  • 3 2
 They must have too much stock. This bike must be over due an update now the hd6 has gone so big
  • 3 1
 Added the UDH, kept ugly as hell frame design. Sounds like an ibis move.
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 I’ve heard they’re amazing and fun to ride. But, wow are they still ugly.
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 Or demonic sparkle party, like the surly krampus from a few yrs ago.
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 Was hoping they'd get the lines of the HD6.
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 Well nice, my green avocado just got a bit more rare and unique!
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 after seeing the new HD6 we know ibis can design beautiful frames! Same treatment must be done to these ugly bikes. ALU does not have to be ugly
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 UDH hangers are great Now I can finally enjoy riding again
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 We're ready for the Ripmo V3....
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 Such exciting colours.
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 It's not about the bike
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 I bought a transition.
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 lord have mercy- straighten out the damn toptube
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 Aesthetics aside, straight TT wouldn't be doing any favors to the performance of the bike, you'd either lose stand over or you'd lose bracing on the seat tube, if the latter, you'd need to do something like Banshee does with the curved support.
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 @RadBartTaylor: banshee has worked some magic to separate the top tube like that.
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 @Roost66: How do they even do it? My theory is that they sand the shit out of the welds but nothing is visible!
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 Once all the top tubes are straight, we’ll get sick of it… someone will release a bike with a kinky or swoopy top tube and we’ll all be swooning over it.
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 @islandforlife: Dr. Suess said it best with the book "The Sneetches"...
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 @zanda23: Keith was asked once and he responded "wizardry"
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 Totally! I was hoping to see a headline something like "Ibis Ripmo AF & Ripley AF Receive straight top tube". That's all the update that thing needs. Straighten it out, call it a V3 and call it a day.
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 Everyone needs to buy a few thousand of these leftover, repainted models so they can start selling the new, redesigned AF models that are clearly sitting in a warehouse somewhere, waiting to be dubbed 2025 or 2026
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 @VtVolk: Or not so they'll drop the price some more.
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 @zanda23: They take a very young aluminum top tube tree and split the trunk of it, then let it grow into a smooth seat tube gusset!
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 @islandforlife: all bikes should be bendy like jones or black sheep.
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 @Roost66: it's actually pretty common in hydroformed tubing. I don't know exactly how they do it, but split top tubes or seat stays which merge are common in tubing catalogues.
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 @Tambo: kinda makes sense, but why does no one else do it?
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 @Roost66: probably because it's really limiting in how the bike looks, unless you pay tooling for a custom tube ($$$$$)
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 maybe they did experiment with a straight toptube, and it inspired that new colour they named "plum smash"
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