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    I'm liking the new Rip9 Alloy.

    It is good to see the new Rip9 Alloy has 125mm rear travel like the Rip9 RDO.


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    Where are you reading about an updated alloy Rip 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06DODGECTD View Post
    Where are you reading about an updated alloy Rip 9?
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    Thanks for posting the link!

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    I'm liking the new Rip9 Alloy.

    Green!!!

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    I think I'm in for the Green with the new RS Pike

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    Now, I know why there are big sales on Niner RIP 9 frames, a new model

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Now, I know why there are big sales on Niner RIP 9 frames, a new model
    Yes I'm stunned that people were not asking if that was the case.
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    I'd like to see similar updates to the aluminum Jet9.

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    I think the updated RIP looks great! The previous model rode really well, I would love to test one out to compare the two. So Muzz, when does yours arrive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfs69 View Post
    I think the updated RIP looks great! The previous model rode really well, I would love to test one out to compare the two. So Muzz, when does yours arrive?
    All jokes aside I may order 1 tomorrow for a friend.

    The Rip9 RDO is a big step up from the old Rip9 & I'm thinking that this bike will be to.
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    I'm curious if anyone's seen an XL size in this new model? From the looks of it that's a SM, so curious how they dealt with the TT on the bigger frames, especially XL, since the gusset is now part of the TT and not a separate piece.
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    Expanded coverage on PB. Clicky.
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    This is awesome news!! It all makes sense now. The cheap older RIP 9s for sale, the RDO with different specs, now matching an alloy version. Everything is right in the Niner world again. And a solid spec'd Niner bike for under $3000!!! I am so in. I am starting my savings program NOW!!

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    Why do you suppose they opted for the Monarch in the back versus the Fox? Is it a cost thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNeener View Post
    Why do you suppose they opted for the Monarch in the back versus the Fox? Is it a cost thing?
    I was wondering the same thing. I have read good things about the Monarch but thought Fox was the Daddy when it comes to shocks.

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    We spec'd a Monarch RT3 for a few reasons:

    Simple answer: we were impressed with the engineering / ride quality on this one. It is a very good shock. Also, bonus, it's pretty light.

    Longer answer:
    Every time we design a new bike, or change the spec on an existing model, we evaluate all of our options. Sometimes one company has the perfect fit, sometimes it is another company. In this case, Rock Shox worked really closely with our product development guys to custom tune something that offers really good rider-adjustable tuning at the beginning of the stroke (especially on a trailbike, where riding styles vary so much, this is important) and that also features Niner spec'd big hit rebound to keep things in control after the significant hits and drops. The crew spent days testing different tunes at SRAM to come up with just the right combo, and in the subsequent months of protoype testing, we agreed it does exactly what it is supposed to do.

    Additionally, this shock is also pretty light. When you combine the weight savings you get with airforming the tubing, and the new lighter forgings, this adds up to over a half a pound.

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    I really like the colors too. I'm in the camp that if I'm going to pay for quality I don't mind, but I also want the bike to look like something! Niner seems to go to ever detail down to the bolts. These color schemes are absolutely stunning. I like carbon, but man these frames are very tempting over a carbon Rip 9.

    I have to admit, Niner is taking it up another notch no doubt. Coming off a Santa Cruz I thought the Tallboy colors were nice but these Niners make the Tallboys and new Bronsons, look like 80's bikes. Also, with that I know several Tallboy guys that took off their Fox rear shock for the Monarch and said it was lighter and works so much better than the fox. Seems to be the case, I wonder if I should switch my RP23 on my Jet 9RDO for a monarch, any one done this also?

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    I would like to see an anodized option, my anodized 2010 RIP was super tough, and lighter to boot.

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    Wow. Fantastic work Niner. I am very happy to see Niner continuing the alloy frame developments. Not everybody wants carbon. This frame is hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    I'm curious if anyone's seen an XL size in this new model? From the looks of it that's a SM, so curious how they dealt with the TT on the bigger frames, especially XL, since the gusset is now part of the TT and not a separate piece.
    Thinking of coming back to Niner LyNx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfs69 View Post
    Thinking of coming back to Niner LyNx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm_mtb View Post
    I'd like to see similar updates to the aluminum Jet9.
    hear hear

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    Ive been ogling over Niners lately. I think this might just do it for me. Pretty much perfect already, though I d have to swap out the Flows for a set of Arch's to handle my fat self a little easier. Thats no problem though. That licorice style would go quite nicely with my monochrome theme too. I give myself two months at the most before I oull the trigger and get one. Just need to find a Niner dealer nearby.
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    Why would I downgrade from the Prime to this
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Why would I downgrade from the Prime to this
    Na you keep up the Truck racing ;-)

    It is cool that you like your prime & that is your choice to pedal a 34 lb bike around with Ikon's on it.

    But to come on here & make out that it would be a downgrade from the prime for you is a bit of a joke , Given that you yourself on other forum posts have said that the largest drop on your trails is about 12 inch's.

    So each to there own but what you have said about your trails even the Jet9 RDO or even the Jet9 Alloy would kick the primes butt on them :-)

    So book a flight over here & bring your battle ship, come for a ride over here, I have said before there is always a bed free over here.

    Better still leave the battle ship at home & you can ride either my Rip9 RDO or Jet9 RDO, You will like having a lighter bike on some of the longer trails.

    The trail we rode on Saturday was 100km long for the 1 Trail, That's like 3 x longer than your Island.
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    I am totally stoked with the development of this frame. I think that the combination of travel, price point, weight, suspension design, and geometry is going to hit the sweet spot for quite a few folks. I love my 2010 RIP9 but I can definitely see this frame in my future. Nicely done Niner!

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    So Niner, when will we see the new Jet 9 alloy frame? Jet 9 frames are on sale everywhere, so the pattern been set, before new model comes out there's a big sell off.

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    The paint schemes are some of the best niner has ever produced

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    When I weighed my Prime it was shod with a proto HR2 on the front, 850g> and a LUST Crossmark rear, also 800g> ;-) and the weight was 33.5lbs, uncut steerer, cables etc. Production Prime lost 1.5lbs in total weight from the pre-production I have, so that'd give me a <32lb XL with a basic XT build, not bad IMHO, especially since I know I can launch it off anything and it'll take it, yet still pedals damn fine. You can be the Niner fanboi all you want, but I don't deal with companies who use people as paying testers and don't tell them I got a chance to test the Prime, and jumped at it. It's a beast for most of our trails, but absolutely justified on some, pedals like a champ and fun as hell AND I knew I was a tester when I "bought in" too, very nice to deal with an honest company that's not full of $hit

    If by chance I was to upgrade, why would I get this when there's what's in the attached photo, why go with Niner's geo and their greater than though attitude despite cries from their customers to make the changes to the geo for years Invite is always there for you to come here and ride our little "short" trails, most seem to enjoy them and their attitude changes after they've climbed and descended a few of them
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Na you keep up the Truck racing ;-)

    It is cool that you like your prime & that is your choice to pedal a 34 lb bike around with Ikon's on it.

    But to come on here & make out that it would be a downgrade from the prime for you is a bit of a joke , Given that you yourself on other forum posts have said that the largest drop on your trails is about 12 inch's.
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    The trail we rode on Saturday was 100km long for the 1 Trail, That's like 3 x longer than your Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    So Niner, when will we see the new Jet 9 alloy frame? Jet 9 frames are on sale everywhere, so the pattern been set, before new model comes out there's a big sell off.
    My guess is that we will see it soon. Most likely it would be announced any time from Sea Otter to June/July in terms of the updated JET 9 alloy. 100mm rear travel and the option for 100-120mm up front would seem to be the obvious upgrade with the same type of sculpted airforming of the frame. Most likely resulting in a bit of a weight loss.

    Nice updates coming out of Niner with the fully frames. I like the looks of this new RIP - especially the black one. All bodes well as my aging JET and RIP certainly won't last forever, right? Please send all comments and emails directly to my wife......(I could use the support).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Nice updates coming out of Niner with the fully frames.
    Agreed. They look really nice. And as far as a new JET, Niner has evidently stopped showing prototypes and holds off on announcements until the frames have gone for production, so we won't see any hints here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Agreed. They look really nice. And as far as a new JET, Niner has evidently stopped showing prototypes and holds off on announcements until the frames have gone for production, so we won't see any hints here.
    Yup. I do like their policy of waiting until the thing is ready to ship before announcing. At least in terms of the RIP 9, I still like my older one with the 71.5 degree HA with the 120mm fork. It's nice and XC fast because of that and the Midwest isn't really an area where slacker HA are a must have like other areas (with mountains) would be.

    But that new RIP 9 alloy with the additional travel, airformed frames, lighter weight and cool colors are all nice indeed....

    Until then.....I can't wear this sucker out! I'm trying to, believe me.

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    Just sold a 2012 Jet 9 for the new rip....xt gear... not sure about the stans 3.30 hubs... time will tell for sure. All hands on deck... I thought I was done buying niners but the fleet increases to 3 a new emd/ carbon fork, bars and set post for chilling....now for the wifee'.... ahh, just another toy to pay with, ride...ummm.....

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    I'm liking the new Rip9 Alloy.

    Can't wait for mine. Got a Torch wheel set coming with it in about two weeks...

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    I'm considering an alloy RIP 9. I like alloy for a trail bike; besides, I won't have to deal with the horrible internal cable routing on the carbon models.

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    I'm interested to see when these will start showing up in the dealers...
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    I prefer the alloy Niner frames to the carbon ones. A half pound, silly cable routing, and other issues. Only benefit: carbon is lighter. Otherwise, alloy is better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugor View Post
    Wow. Fantastic work Niner. I am very happy to see Niner continuing the alloy frame developments. Not everybody wants carbon. This frame is hot!

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    Carbon is stiffer. With Niner, it also comes with a better warranty than the alloy models. That said, I can't friggin' wait 'til my alloy RIP comes in.

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    RIP Alloy..... in next week as in here in St. Louis, MO - soon, very soon to play in the dirt again....

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    Would you order me one to while you are at it?

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    All jokes aside I may order 1 tomorrow for a friend.

    The Rip9 RDO is a big step up from the old Rip9 & I'm thinking that this bike will be to.

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    I have a Jet 9 RDO and had both an alloy Jet 9 and Rip 9. I could not detect any difference in stiffness.

    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Carbon is stiffer. With Niner, it also comes with a better warranty than the alloy models. That said, I can't friggin' wait 'til my alloy RIP comes in.

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    I'm liking the new Rip9 Alloy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I have a Jet 9 RDO and had both an alloy Jet 9 and Rip 9. I could not detect any difference in stiffness.
    Let me rephrase - carbon is stiffer by weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Let me rephrase - carbon is stiffer by weight.
    Yep.... It's plastic - keep it out of the sun....

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    I hear you about the stiffness but I have my Jet 9 RDO in a trainer with the rear wheel removed. Most of the movement in the bike was at the pivots. I just think alloy is a fantastic material for a weekend warrior who doesn't race. They balance weight and cost so well.

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    I'm liking the new Rip9 Alloy.

    Can't freakin wait til mine gets here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Can't freakin wait til mine gets here.
    When you get yours I want pics and a review of those torch wheels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I hear you about the stiffness but I have my Jet 9 RDO in a trainer with the rear wheel removed. Most of the movement in the bike was at the pivots. I just think alloy is a fantastic material for a weekend warrior who doesn't race. They balance weight and cost so well.
    A new carbon bike sitting in a trainer with no wheel on June 1st?

    No wonder you don't like any bike in your quiver. Must be time to buy another one.

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    Nope January to get fitted. It has been raining sideways for two weeks forcing me to road bike in the rain. I like the bikes in my quiver but I certainly am neutral enough to share my thoughts.

    I was riding with a guy years ago and his Banshee actually sheered in half at the bottom bracket. He also had huge pivot problems. Great riding bike though...

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