Ripper DH Frame

Ripper DH Frame

From: £1200.00

With kids getting faster, their bikes need to be able to take the pace, which is why we made this 24-inch wheeled, scaled-down version of our famously tough Belter.

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December 1st, 2018: Clearcoat is no longer available on BTR frames; please select a colour instead. We still use the same materials and workmanship under the coloured powder coat, but product images are for illustration only! More information >

The Ripper DH is a direct result of our belief that young riders should be learning their trade on a hardtail – it’s where the fundamental skills of bike handling are best discovered and honed. The Ripper DH offers young riders the chance to begin their downhill riding or racing career on a bike which is genuinely suited to their stature; no more super-long chain stays, or pavement-only geometry! And it’s build to take serious use too, with Reynolds 631 tubing just like our other hardtails. Sure it doesn’t look as fancy as many other bikes around, but there really is no better way for a kid to learn to handle a bike.

The Ripper DH is designed around a 120mm travel 26″ fork, so you should have no problem finding a good quality fork, suitable for the bike. We recommend air forks, purely so that the spring rate (and therefore sag) can be adjusted correctly; coil sprung forks may not be sufficiently adjustable to the correct rate, but would be preferable if they are.

We also recommend short crank arms (165mm max.) for the Ripper DH – short legs need short cranks! Some mainstream cranks are available in 155mm, and specialty cranks are available even shorter, if necessary.

BTR can supply any components you need with your frame, or even a complete bike!

  • 24″ wheels
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Reynolds 631 and 525 front end, Dedacciai stays
  • 120mm fork travel
  • Approx. 2.25kg (Size M, all axles, fasteners etc)

Need to know anything else? Check our FAQ, or Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Ripper DH 2015 Geometry


Internal Cable Routing

The cables are routed through thin stainless steel guide tubes, which run the full length of each internal portion. Rear brake and derailleur cables run internally through the down tube, then externally below the chain stays for the remaining distance. Stealth dropper post cable routing runs internally through the down tube, and directly into the base of the seat tube. The front ends of the cables are sealed to the stainless guide tubes, so that water and dirt cannot enter the frame.

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Integrated Seat Clamp

An integrated seat clamp keeps the bike as simple and secure as possible, and complements a dropper seatpost nicely. The clamp requires a 5mm allen key to release and tighten.

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Custom Head Badge Text

Custom head badge text allows you to add a line of text to the head tube badge on your frame. Add your own name, your preferred beverage, a short message about Strava or carbon fibre, or even your favourite film, to personalise your bike. Maximum of 11 characters; A-Z, 0-9.

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Chain Device Mount

If you want to run a chain device, you need to have an ISCG05 mount. The mount can support a bash guard, or only an upper chain guide, or a full chain device with integrated bash.

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Bottle Cage Mounts

BTR bottle cage bosses are stainless steel, and ‘blind’ (no through-hole). This means that they not only work flawlessly as mounts, but also ensure that the frame isn’t compromised by their existence – even if you leave them open. Each pair (for one bottle cage) costs £20.

Bottle Cage Locations:

  • First cage – top side of down tube
  • Second cage – front side of seat tube
  • Third cage – underside of down tube

If you need to relocate a bottle cage, please contact us before placing your order.

Standard Frame Colours

Standard frame colours are included in the price of a frame. Please refer to the Frame Colour Chart. Please note that the clearcoat (raw) frame finish is no longer available, as of December 1st 2018.

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Special Frame Colours

Special frame colours may incur a surcharge above the £60 included, due to multi-coats and powder costs; this can be up to another £60 (£120 total). We’ll inform before commencing work on your order if there is any additional charge to be paid.

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Custom Decal Colours

Custom decal orders will receive a spare set of decals. Please refer to the Custom Decal Colour Chart.

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  • 44mm head tube (requires external lower headset cup) More Information
  • 31.6mm seat tube (34.9mm clamp)
  • 142 x 12mm dropouts
  • 160mm post rear brake mount (Max. 185mm)
  • 73mm threaded (BSA) BB
  • ISCG05 chain device mount
  • Max. 36t chainring

BTR can supply any components you need with your frame, or even a complete bike!

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