Ibis Ripley AF NGX Fox Mountain Bike 2022 - Silver
The Ripley AF is our beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching Ripley - rendered in aluminum, with more aggressive geometry.
All the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley, now available as a complete bike at a wallet friendly price.
MODERN GEOMETRY, PRECISE HANDLING
A trail-friendly 65.5-degree head angle and short (44mm) offset 130mm fork combined with 29” wheels makes for a super planted but still playful front end feel. A 76-degree seat angle puts your power directly to the pedals, while the short chainstays and pedal friendly dw link kinematics deliver that power without squandering a single watt.
DW LINK SUSPENSION
Our 15-year collaboration with Dave Weagle has yielded yet another bike with unparalleled climbing efficiency and tractability. Incredible snap and responsiveness are its trademarks, and a whole mess of plush, chunder eating, downhill crushing goodness gets thrown in for good measure. Wrap that together and you get the best suspension you’ll find anywhere. It’s that good.
LONG DROPPER POST
The Ripley AF frame is designed with clearance for long droppers in mind. Check out the ‘Dropper Insert’ tab in the Specs & FAQs section below to find out which length of seatpost will fit your frame.
PICK YOUR SIZE
We use words like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference.
2.6” TIRE CLEARANCE
We pioneered the wide rim revolution a few years ago and inspired a new crop of wider 2.4” — 2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra-low pressures that produce elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing speed.
REMOVABLE ISCG-05 MOUNT.
There if you want it, removable if you don’t.
SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY
We stand behind our products. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer service as our carbon products.
- Ripley Aluminium Frame
- Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 29”, 110x15
- Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL
- Sram NGX 1x Drivetrain & Hydraulic Brakes
- KS Rage-i Dropper
|Frame||Ripley AF Aluminium Frame|
|Fork||Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 29”, 110x15|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL, 190mm x 45mm S/M: Light Tune, L/XL: Standard Tune|
|Shifters||Sram NX Eagle|
|Derailleur (Rear)||Sram GX Eagle|
|Brakes||Sram G2 R4p, Centerline 180mm rotors|
|Crankset||Sram NX Eagle 30t Alloy Ring|
|Cassette||Sram XG 1275 10-52|
|Chain||Sram NX Eagle|
|Hub Front||Ibis Hubs|
|Hub Rear||Ibis Hubs|
|Rims||Ibis S35 Aluminum 29"|
|Handlebar||Ibis 780mm Alloy w/ Lizard Skin Charger|
|Stem||Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm S/M frame comes with 40mm, L/XL comes with 50mm length stem.|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56|
|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.|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Wheel Size||29 inch|
|Number of Gears||12|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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