Niner R.I.P. 9 VS Tranisitons banit two 9
My buddy asked me to find the perfect bike for him to replace his daily 10 mile run, knock around the Florida trails, and tear up the Smoky Mountains 8-12 times a year. He is 6'1' 220 lbs militarily type of guy. We both believe in buying the best quality you can and have a $4500 budget. Settled on the 34 float 29 140 FIT RLC
Full suspension 29er is a must as is high level kit. Being big boys we don't really buy into the weight weenie stuff too much. We want something that can take a beating.
Looked at the usual suspects Al Tallboy, Bandit 29er, Stumpjumper FSR expert Evo, Rumblefish pro, HEi Hei to name a few.
Pretty much settled on a R.I.P.9 and got my LBS to match the best internet deal on a built frame. The issues I see with the rip9 is dated design with overly complex rear suspension an rep for chain suck with triple crank.
Then I was pointed to the two9 by a member in this thread
For the type of riding he will do R.I.P. 9 or B two 9 ?
Originally Posted by 29erchico
BTW $3549 for a complete bike from LBS seems compelling.