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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.


    All-New Niner RIP9 Alloy Mountain Bike Unveiled ? Lighter, Longer Travel & Stronger! - Bike Rumor
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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?
    Yes

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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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