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    Any Clydes on Niner RIP 9's?

    How ya liking it? I have the opportunity to pull the trigger on one and was wondering how you all like them? What's your set up?

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    If you're looking at used RIP9s just be aware that the original 2007-2008 design was notoriously flexy even for lighter riders. The 2009+ versions get much better reviews regarding how they track

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    My buddy's got a size L '09 or '10 I believe (the latest frame upgrade). He's about 6'3" but a light weight at 190lbs. I would have no hesitations on throwing a leg over a RIP 9 and I'm 6'6" 280. It's a stout frame and I believe it could easily take the beating of a solid Clyde.

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    I just got my RIP about 2 weeks ago and love it so far. It just flies going down the hills with my 250 lbs.
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    RIP 9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drahthaar_dude View Post
    I just got my RIP about 2 weeks ago and love it so far. It just flies going down the hills with my 250 lbs.
    What hubs? Rims? Spokes?

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    DT Swiss Hugi 350 135mm
    DT Swiss Hugi 350 20mm
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    Marin Alpine Trail 29er
    RIP 9!

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    Had mine since mid-november last year. Loving it. I'm tallish 6'2" and 220. Really a difference from 26er. It is stout, but not at all sluggish for me. It's better in tight turns (surprised me) and when going slow in technical rocky sections. CVA is great.
    If you're really honest about it, they're all "cheater lines".

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    #230 on a 2010 RIP9, awesome bike climbing and descending. Marz 140mm CK HD rear hub 10mm fun bolts and 15mm front hub, laced 36H straight gauge to Halo Freedom Disc rims, run WTB Dissent F/R.


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    Found a good deal on a used RIP9 frame. Its a 07 or 08 though. For $650, would it be worth the investment for a 300 lber to try out a niner full squish? I know someone said they were flexy, but is there a big risk that it will break? I won't be doing any major jumps or anything.

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    10' rip 9 xl raw. f29rl stans/king hubs x0. I like the bike and it was 5k to build. nice and comfy on the back. I'm thinking about selling cause I'm better on my ht for xc race stuff but to ride all day and bomb down hills its awesome.

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