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    '14 rip 9 monarch set up discussion.

    Hey guys and gals, just scored alloy rip 9 and rs pike 140. Pretty pumped. Had rip 9's and jet 9 rdo's in the past. I'm new to the monarch. I've read most of you run it open all the time. I know terrain varies etc, but what sag is a good sweet spot for pike and monarch? I'm still assembling, but wanna get close before trail tuned. I'm curious as to how responsive the rebound is on the monarch? Any tips = Thx!

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    Cool.

    Will answer with my setup soon.

    What is your whole bike setup ?

    What weight are you ?

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    Sram XX1 , Pike 140, Roval Carbons, KS Lev, Renthal cockpit.
    200 geared up.
    Going back to Rips, coming from Epic S-works.
    Cool!!

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    I just used the sag meter (30%) on the shock, I cannot remember how many clicks out on rebound but I think it was about 8. As for the fork I cheated and used trek suspension calculator. I think I looked up a 14' Trek slash w/ pike fork for LS and rebound settings along with the suggested 75 or 80psi on the fork leg. I weigh about 170 w/gear. As for % sag on fork I have no idea but it seems to balance with the rear nicely. My pike does not have the sag marking on the stansions do yours?
    2014 Niner RIP 9
    Full XT
    Rock Shox Pike 140
    Roval Control Carbon

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    Gutch, Did you get the renthal carbon bars? What color Rip?

    Very similar bike to mine.
    2014 Niner RIP 9
    Full XT
    Rock Shox Pike 140
    Roval Control Carbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Gutch, Did you get the renthal carbon bars? What color Rip?

    Very similar bike to mine.
    Green Rip, Yes carbon bars. I'm Ex moto guy, so I had to pay homage to Renthal!

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