A fast and nimble trail bike, the Ripley AF has all the awesome hill-climbing descent-crushing aspects of the Ripley 4, but in an aluminium frame instead of a carbon one.
Does it still have the world-famous DW train link? Yes! Is it still a smooth, stable and efficient ride? Absolutely. It's just a more budget-friendly option if you're wanting to jump into the Ibis pool.
The Ripley AF: high-end performance at a wallet-soothing price.
It's incredible! From the moment I took it off the bike rack, and put it on the ground, it made zero vibration sounds. Just the sound of raw tyre to brick knock, and a gentle chain clank to the derailleur cage. Gone were the standing-vibrations that rattled throughout the entire bike. I'm…Tom Bammann