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.
Thanks for your massive effort in retrieving the internal cabling on the Ridley. It's a job I would never have been able to do myself, and I cringe with embarrassment to think of the three of you working on the one bike for an hour to get it done. [BMCR: That's what we're here for…Karim Soetratma