The Ripley AF is an aluminium version of the short travel carbon Ripley, coming with more aggressive geometry at a wallet friendly price. If you’re in the market for a fun trail bike to blast around the trail centre or venture further into the hills, the 120mm rear travel and DW-Link suspension platform provides you with unparalleled climbing efficiency, whilst the 130mm fork takes the sting out of the bumpier descents.
Fork: Fox Performance Series, Float 34, 130mm, 44mm offset, 29”
Shock: Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL
Wheels: Blackbird Send Alloy (Send I front, Send II rear) / 29" / Ibis Hubs
Tires: Maxxis DHR2 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (rear)
Brakes: Shimano Deore M6100, 2 Piston
Brake Rotors: Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm
Cranks: Shimano Deore M6100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring, 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM BB52
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus
Shift Levers: Shimano Deore M6100
Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100 10-51
Chain: Shimano Deore M6100
Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56
Grips: Lizard Skin Charger Evo
Handlebar: Ibis Aluminum, 780mm
Stem: Ibis 31.8mm - S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm
Seatpost: KS Rage-i Dropper - S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm
Saddle: WTB Volt 142
We're a small shop with a big history. All of our Guides, Coaches and Shop Staff are here to help you get exactly what you want and what you need. And if you're not sure about which new bike you want, pick up the phone, drop us a message or come and ride with us. Most of our bikes are available to hire and demo on the famous Tweed Valley trails.
The best gear, in one of the best riding locations on earth
All of our stock is hand picked by our Guides, Coaches and Shop staff to provide you the best performance, the best value and the best experience out on the trail with the lowest environmental impact available.
Based on Innerleithen High Street in the Tweed Valley our shop lies in the shadows of the infamous Golfie. An Enduro World Series venue and legendary in the UK mountain bike scene as one of the most prolific and exciting mountains to ride in the UK. The Tweed Valley and the 100+ km of trails that stretch out from our front door have proven to become a meca for gravel, MTB and road cycling and our staff are out, rain or shine experiencing it all. We're set up to provide you the best advice and select the products to stock that are the best value, best to ride, most eco friendly and will last you the longest out on the trail. Because that's exactly what we look for in our own gear too.
Our business began as Dirt School in 2006, a mountain bike coaching company set up to deliver the best learning and support a mountain biker could ever want. From World championship wins to the award winning BASE college course, we've experienced and forged it all. Our evolution led to the formation of Tweed Valley Guides and now Tweed Valley Bikes too, allowing us to help you buy the right equipment, and be able to ride with you on the best trails and help you learn how to get the most out of it. Our shop has genuinely grown from the trail.