Ibis Cycles just launched a more affordable, alloy version of the Ripley, their beloved short-travel 29er. Introducing the Ripley AF. Find specs, photos, and the launch video here…

I’m a big fan of the versatile Ibis Ripley. So much so that after riding and reviewing over a half dozen short-travel 29ers, I bought one. With that, I was happy to see that Ibis just released a more affordable aluminum version—the Ripley AF. Watch their launch video below featuring trials champion Pat Smage, and then scroll down for specs and details.

  • Ibis Ripley AF, aluminum Ripley
  • Ibis Ripley AF, aluminum Ripley
  • Ibis Ripley AF, aluminum Ripley
  • Ibis Ripley AF, aluminum Ripley


  • 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 170mm+ droppers, 125-150mm 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
  • Comes with Fox Performance DPS shock


  • 130mm front travel
  • 120mm DW-link rear travel
  • 2.6” tire clearance
  • Aluminum front and rear triangle
  • Available in four sizes S-XL, fits riders between 5’ and 6’6
  • Available with Fox Performance DPS shock
  • Frame weight of 7.45 lbs. with shock
  • Complete builds starting at 30.5 lbs / 13.04 KG


  • Complete builds start at $2,999
  • Frame only w/inline shock start at $1,799
  • 7-year frame warranty/Lifetime replacement on bushings

Find all the details over at IbisCycles.com.


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