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    No plans for a Devinci as of now, but never say never

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    Just rode mine.

    It's pretty damn good.
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    If you're thinking about getting one of the new RS Pikes...

    Colin, any chance you've had time on a 2014 Float 34 yet? Wondering if its worth it to sell my fork for the Pike. Also wondering if you've talked to Niner at all about the 150 Pike and their frame warranty policy.
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    How's the clearance out back though Colin? From what I've read none (carbon nor alloy) SB95s have much clearance in the rear, probably enough to run a decent 2.25" at the most. WHat are you running and any issues yet with ST rub?

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    I did have a Ripley coming but decided to go with a SB95c instead. The XL Ripley still wasn't available, but the SB95c was at Competitive Cyclist. I have already had a Ripley in size large however and I wouldn't really place it in the same category as the RDO. The RDO feels like a steamroller that will go thru or over anything you so desire. The Ripley however is like a thoroughbred race horse in terms of overall acceleration, but requires you to be a tad more cautious on the descent. Neither is a bad bike, in fact they are both excellent bikes. The SB95c is a nice blend of the 2 and I'm very pleased thus far. I really think the Yeti is the one to beat in this category of "one bike to rule them all". I have mine setup with the same 150mm Pike and a CC DBair.
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    Much more than than the alloy version. I am currently running a Ground Control 2.3 on Enve AM's with loads of clearance all the way around. I would say the clearance is on par with the Intense Spider Comp and almost as much as the Tallboy LTc. More than the Ripley and Rip9 RDO(although close).

    It's not Banshee Prime clearance, but I haven't found a carbon bike that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Colin, any chance you've had time on a 2014 Float 34 yet? Wondering if its worth it to sell my fork for the Pike. Also wondering if you've talked to Niner at all about the 150 Pike and their frame warranty policy.
    Have not ridden the supposed "fixed" 2014 version, but I can tell you that it's worth the upgrade from the 2013. I wouldn't replace the 2014 Fox just yet unless you are unhappy with it's performance.

    In terms of running the Pike @150mm on the Niner, I didn't call them on it. Might be worthwhile if planning on doing it long term though. The overall A-C length of my Fox 34 140mm was longer than the Pike 150mm so I figured why not. Maybe I had a weird Fox 34, but it was a good 7mm taller than the Pike.

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    That T29 looks ready for business. Nice bike!

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    If you're thinking about getting one of the new RS Pikes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Have not ridden the supposed "fixed" 2014 version, but I can tell you that it's worth the upgrade from the 2013. I wouldn't replace the 2014 Fox just yet unless you are unhappy with it's performance.

    In terms of running the Pike @150mm on the Niner, I didn't call them on it. Might be worthwhile if planning on doing it long term though. The overall A-C length of my Fox 34 140mm was longer than the Pike 150mm so I figured why not. Maybe I had a weird Fox 34, but it was a good 7mm taller than the Pike.
    That's odd regarding the AC measurement. I see the Fox 140 at 553 and the 150 Pike at 561.
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    I thought it was odd as well, but if you sit them side by side the Fox definitely is taller. Maybe my Fox fork is an oddball. Of course this could explain why I felt my Ripley handled subpar, I was running 160mm fork on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Just rode mine.

    It's pretty damn good.
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    Go ahead Enel, order one for the Prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Go ahead Enel, order one for the Prime.
    It seems I am due a little something for me
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    You deserve it It really is a great fork and matches up well with the DBair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    It seems I am due a little something for me
    Mine shows up tomorrow, I'll have it on the Prime for thursdays ride. Went 51mm.
    The one I felt up in whistler @ chromag was pretty compelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Mine shows up tomorrow, I'll have it on the Prime for thursdays ride. Went 51mm.
    The one I felt up in whistler @ chromag was pretty compelling.
    Should I get 140 or 150?
    Solo or Dual Air?

    I have never much used Talas type gimmicks on climbs, I just sucked it up and leaned forward. 30mm isn't bad though and we have some steep climbs. Currently running a chopped 36 TALAS with a lot of stiction (I neve use the Talas), ~125-130mm travel, and tons of stiffness. No complaints other than the fork is pretty old and a stanchion creaks.

    I hope the Pike is as stiff, but fail to see how it can be as it is over a pound lighter.
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    You're in for a treat. It's nice to finally have a fork that is supple, smooth, rides high in the travel for pedaling, uses all available travel, point and shoot stiffness and isn't a Manitou Dorado Pro that weighs 7 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Should I get 140 or 150?
    Solo or Dual Air?

    I have never much used Talas type gimmicks on climbs, I just sucked it up and leaned forward. 30mm isn't bad though and we have some steep climbs. Currently running a chopped 36 TALAS with a lot of stiction (I neve use the Talas), ~125-130mm travel, and tons of stiffness. No complaints other than the fork is pretty old and a stanchion creaks.

    I hope the Pike is as stiff, but fail to see how it can be as it is over a pound lighter.
    I would go 150mm solo air personally, and I did. The additional 10mm of A-C of the 140 vs 150 is nearly negligible sagged, plus the Prime begs for 150mm IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    I would go 150mm solo air personally, and I did. The additional 10mm of A-C of the 140 vs 150 is nearly negligible sagged, plus the Prime begs for 150mm IMO.
    Do you still have a Prime in the fleet?
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    Not anymore. I still regret getting rid of it, but I didn't have the extra room in the garage. I'm currently on a Yeti SB95c and it handles itself very similarly to the Prime so that helps ease the pain. If I rode the terrain you do however, I'd have a hard time riding a carbon bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Should I get 140 or 150?
    Solo or Dual Air?
    Everyone who's had both in hand confirms the 150mm Pike is ~7mm shorter than the 140mm Fox 34. There's a 160mm Pike on the way, which should be about the same a2c length as the 140mm fox. That would be a perfect fit for the prime, but reportedly it's months away. Sounds like an air cartridge swap is required to change travel.

    Far as Talas goes, I have only found travel adjust helpful on bikes that squat under power. That has not been an issue for any of the Banshees I've owned, which is one of the reasons I like Banshee.

    So 150mm solo air, or 160mm once it's available!
    The fork offset options are interesting. I opted for 51mm.

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    My 150mm has sag gradient markings on the Stanchion for both 160 and 150mm, so I'm hoping it is convertible to 160mm down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    My 150mm has sag gradient markings on the Stanchion for both 160 and 150mm, so I'm hoping it is convertible to 160mm down the road.
    Thats good news!

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    Tonight's ride at Lunch Loops was the first time my Zocchi has left me wanting...seems I now NEED a Pike!
    ...possibly a beefier rim/wheelset as well. I feared I might fold my Flows on multiple occasions


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    If you're thinking about getting one of the new RS Pikes...

    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    There's a 160mm Pike on the way, which should be about the same a2c length as the 140mm fox. That would be a perfect fit for the prime, but reportedly it's months away.
    Perfect; I've heard the same. That fits my schedule better, too. I know what I want for Christmas.
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