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    I would suspect that Niner will unveil a Carbon Rip 9 RDO at Eurobike this year along with other new goodies....

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    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    If you think that 140mm is to much for a 29er, I can tell you that the RDO will handle anything that you could through at it.
    I would not want to downhill race a Jet 9 RDO but otherwise only slight differences from a RIP 9 with a 120mm fork. The newer RIP 9 is slacker but I don't get the point of a plastic RIP. Plastic drops weight but who cares about a pound when you are trail riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    I would suspect that Niner will unveil a Carbon Rip 9 RDO at Eurobike this year along with other new goodies....
    Yes but I suspect it will not be an RDO just carbon. Also the rear triangle might remain alloy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtxt View Post
    Niner has been in front for some years, however with the release of
    several very nice long travel and light carbon bikes:

    SC LTc:
    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc: Quick Test

    Scott Genius 900:
    Scott Introduces New 900, 700 Series Genius Models

    Cube CUBE Stereo Super HPC 140 29:
    Cube Releases New 2013 29"ers

    RIP9 and WFO are indeed very good bikes, however compared to those above
    they might be a little behind.
    I've never see a Cube in the US, looks like an interesting bike.

    Aside from the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc and Specialized nothing else carbon 120mm+ is available to buy right now, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I would not want to downhill race a Jet 9 RDO but otherwise only slight differences from a RIP 9 with a 120mm fork. The newer RIP 9 is slacker but I don't get the point of a plastic RIP. Plastic drops weight but who cares about a pound when you are trail riding.
    For me it's not so much about the weight & more about how stiff they can make it for the weight.

    If I was to be racing down hill the RDO or the Rip9 for that matter wouldn't be the best bike.

    How ever the thing that I have loved about the RDO & a 5 inch Rip9 carbon may well be better at this, is the fact that you can go to a bike park with the one bike & have a really good crack at all the tracks without having to go back to the car park to change bikes to do the ruffer stuff.

    I will often start out with 1 group of people that are fitter than me & need to keep up & then end up going with another group & do shuttle runs & be one of the fastest of my freinds on the down hill tracks without the need to change bike.

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    Good points. I must not be very sensitive but I can't tell a difference between an alloy Niner Jet 9/Rip 9 in stiffness. The Jet 9 RDO is an excellent all around bike that can be raced while the Jet 9 alloy is an excellent race bike that makes an okay all around bike. To me! The RDO is twitchy with 100mm of travel up front. It was a scary descender at my last race...I jacked it to120mm and not it descends much better.

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    Not much of a teaser. I'm pretty sure it will be some sort of bicycle. I prefer teasers that use the close up shot of the frame . . . . well Eurobike is in two weeks so not long now.

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    Mmmm I hope it is a Rip9 carbon, I could do with a second bike.

    If it's FS & carbon I will take 1 Please ( Size large & in green please )

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Mmmm I hope it is a Rip9 carbon, I could do with a second bike.

    If it's FS & carbon I will take 1 Please ( Size large & in green please )
    Ill take green medium and I have cash in hand!! Please come with cane creek db

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Ill take green medium and I have cash in hand!! Please come with cane creek db
    Yep I have got to many sets of wheels & need a new frame to fit some to.

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    Muz, have you tried the Tallboy LTc? Ha, just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatass View Post
    Muz, have you tried the Tallboy LTc? Ha, just kidding
    Ha ha, No I have not.

    They have done a few things that i like on it more than the Old tallboy but the people that have both say it doesn't pedal as well as the old bike & I didn't think that pedaled very well.

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    I reckon its got to be something to compete with the longer travel 29er market....cant wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfuzzy View Post
    I reckon its got to be something to compete with the longer travel 29er market....cant wait!!
    Yep I need another bike, My wife has more bikes than me.

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    Would be curious to ride a carbon RIP. I have never found the need for 140mm up front on a 29er. Sounds floppy. However, that said, it might be a blast Would be fun to try....

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    Wasnt today the day? When Niner would present something new? Or was that just all about the Jet RDO et al...
    Rip the bring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias/Frost View Post
    Wasnt today the day? When Niner would present something new? Or was that just all about the Jet RDO et al...
    Apparently we have to wait until Interbike!

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    There is no RIP RDO or Carbon coming at this time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    There is no RIP RDO or Carbon coming at this time..
    Stop trying to make grown me Cry

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    There is no RIP RDO or Carbon coming at this time..
    Is that a FACT?

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    Much ado about nada then, hohum...
    Rip the bring!

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    I really hope Niner comes out with a carbon RIP and/or WFO for Interbike/Outerbike or at least this year. I feel they would be dropping the ball if this takes any longer than the end of the year. Santa Cruz is already killing them with the Talboy LT out now (although I hate VPP and would never own one again).

    I would really like to see a carbon WFO come out more than the RIP or even a new 6.5'' travel Niner in any frame material but thats a whole different thread.

    -Nolan

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    I to think they need a Rip9 carbon.

    If they haven't got a Rip9 coming any time soon, I hope that the Make a Jet9 RDO +,

    By that I mean the same front & rear triangle with a little more carbon in the right places so you can be ruffet on it.

    Warranty it with 140mm fork & that will give you slacker head angle & make it so you can run dropper seat post with good cable routing either inside or out.

    Maybe even just squeeze another 10mm out of the rear travel (after sag that would only be 7mm anyway ) Ya I know that wouldn't make it a Rip9 but it would still be much more bike than most would need.

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    Hello
    What damper lenght does Jet Rdo uses and what is the next step in damper lenght?
    Perhaps longer damper fits the jet rdo making it ~120mm in the rear. Warranty be damned. The front is approved for 120mm anyway, so why not the rear?

    I guess the carbon Trance X will be sooner on the market.

    ps. Give me some negative reputation please I want to beat record with the most red chickets. Write positive things but give me neg. rep.

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