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    150mm Pike and the RIP9 RDO ?

    Anyone planning on trying this fork on their Rip RDO's?

    Anyone from Niner care to chime in on whether or not it is recommended?

    -Discuss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Anyone planning on trying this fork on their Rip RDO's?

    Anyone from Niner care to chime in on whether or not it is recommended?

    -Discuss
    I thought long & hard about the 150mm & decided on 140mm, Because for sure there would be places that I would like the 150 more.

    But there would be far more places that the 140mm would suit me better, So built my bike to better suit 95% of the time & not 5%

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    I would say sure if your riding a lot of chunk. Colin+M I believe you had a WFO with a Dorado, which I have run for a few seasons as well, the front fork writes checks that the rear can't cash which makes for an uneven ride when going all out. I think I can go faster on my WFO now with a 150mm fork on the DH than a Dorado because of this eveness in the suspension. So a 150mm fork on a bike with 125mm rear isn't as much of a difference as a 175mm fork on a 140mm but still close to being too uneven.

    I would say that a 140mm fork would be better on a RIP rdo than a 150mm for all around riding but if one rides a lot of rough terrain they may need the additional travel. One other thing to consider is if Niner will warranty the frame with forks over 140mm on the RIP?

    -Nolan

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    You have a great memory Nolan

    I guess there isn't much reason to go 150 or 140 besides to slacken it out a bit without having to resort to an angleset(which I have used before and thought was creaky).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    You have a great memory Nolan

    I guess there isn't much reason to go 150 or 140 besides to slacken it out a bit without having to resort to an angleset(which I have used before and thought was creaky).
    Colin, check out the Works Components headsets. I am running two of them on different bikes and they: 1. Don't make the horrible creaking common with Anglesets, 2. Don't raise your BB 3. Are compatible with tapered steerer tubes without resorting to an external lower cup (see #2). Note that they DO have an external top cup, so if your steerer tube is chopped short you might not be able to use one.

    1 5 Degree EC44 - ZS56 - To Suit Tapered Steerer Tube Forks

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    Thanks for the link man. Now if Niner would only release a WFO RDO

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