With a steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratospheric reach, the Ripmo AF places riders centrally and upright over the bottom bracket. It makes for an efficient position that can go the long haul without placing too much weight on its slack, 64.9-degree headtube angle. A 44mm reduced-offset fork is more surefooted on steep descents and steadies high speeds. Better up, better down.
The Ripmo AF is compatible with both coil and air shocks due to a more progressive leverage rate. It allows for coil’s linearity to thrive and we spec air shocks with tunes that provide pop without feeling too harsh. On the trail, it gives the suspension a supple feel throughout the entirety of the stroke, enhancing traction no matter how deep you dig.
Now that we made the frames leverage rate progressive enough for a coil we had to find a coil shock that could handle the increased stress of being driven off of a clevis. The DVO JadeX is up to the challenge so the Ripmo AF comes with custom tuned DVO suspension.
- material: aluminum
- progressive geometry (head tube angle 64.9 / seat tube angle 76)
- DVO Jade X Coil
- DVO Topaz T3 Air
- massive profiles
- bottom bracket shell: 73mm, threaded
- suspension travel 147mm
- chainstays 435mm
- 12x148mm BOOST axle
- semi-integrated headset: ZS44 / ZS56
- 31.6mm seatpost
- wheel size: 29 "
- maximum tire width: 2.6 "
- brake mount: Post mount / max. 203mm