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    Jet 9 RDO pics

    Here she is, finally got her out last weekend. I can only describe the ride as fast, efficient yet comfortable, coming off a 29er hardtail/s for many years I am really appreciating some rear suspension again. I can't see any penalty over the hardtail, this bike seems to match the performance with the added benefits or rear suspension.

    Weight is a nice 21.5 lbs so it has ended up lighter than my hardtails, probably has a fair bit to do with the Keronite SID which is superb.
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    Wow! Beautiful RDO!

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    OMG!! nice BIke!!!!

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    Spectacular!

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    Thanks dudes.
    Just some additional notes. It's setup with a 100mm fork, for those that like a bike that carves single track this one does that. Handling is tight and direct which I really enjoy but in no way is it scary, it's great for racing. With a -6deg 90mm stem I have found that on granny gear climbs even with grades at up to 27% the front end barely wants to wander. New XTR shifting is very direct and very positive, best I have ever experienced, super snappy. The XX Keronite fork is smooth and precise too, I really like the hydraulic lockout but I am still playing around with the perfect -ve +ve settings. You can run the Kashima rear shock in the wide open '0' sit and spin with no visible bob. If you like to mash out of the saddle, run it in propedal position '1' to still enjoy a nice plush rear end but no visible bob when out of the saddle, works for me. The J9RDO frame is stiffer than my hardtails so this I am sure is helping the handling a fair bit as is the 15mm front axle. The maiden ride was over 100km too so it did get a very thourough testing. eXC Beavers didn't like being run tubless, they both front & back had their sidewalls tear on rougher sections of track, unlike my Karma's which seem to be bullet proof. I really liked the way the Beavers rolled though but tubes only. I am really pleased that the bike can take 2 bottle holders & 2 full sized bottles, this is rare on a dually let alone a 29er dually. I suggest the King Cages for best results also, frame size is a small.
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    Stunning bike, The game keeps getting lifted.
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    Great looking bike dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post

    Weight is a nice 21.5 lbs so it has ended up lighter than my hardtails, probably has a fair bit to do with the Keronite SID which is superb.
    Wow, is it really only 21.5 pounds with pedals? What's your full build spec if you don't mind me asking and is that a World Cup SID?

    Oh yeah, nice beavers. (sorry, someone had to say it eventually)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    Wow, is it really only 21.5 pounds with pedals? What's your full build spec if you don't mind me asking and is that a World Cup SID?

    Oh yeah, nice beavers. (sorry, someone had to say it eventually)
    Yes, I like Beavers too - Just not tubless

    It's the World Cup SID XX, it weighed 1490 grams with a cut steerer. The seat tube is MSC's carbon titanium, not the lightest but it's cut down as well. Weight is as you see it in the photos but with stans 29er 'race' wheelset, Kenda Karma's and 90 mls of stans in each tyre.
    I confirmed the weight on two different digital scales and there was only a 20 gram difference between the two. I don't consider the parts to be overly weight weenie either for my weight of 73kg, there could be weight shaved elsewhere on the bike and myself , it's a triple ring crank too. Brakes are Formula R1's with carbon levers, nice brakes to use. The wheels in the photo are my training wheels which are stans crest's which make the bike a little heavier of course by roughly 200-300 grams I'm guessing, still pretty light considering it includes chain stay protector, der hanger, all shock hardware, bottle cage bolts and frame protection which comes standard with the Niner and it's very nice to have frame protection included with the frame from the factory.
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    Beautiful bike!

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    It's great to see that I'm not the only person left riding a triple crankset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerDude001 View Post
    It's great to see that I'm not the only person left riding a triple crankset.
    I'm pretty sure there are a few of us still on triples. On a 29er with grades which can average 18% & kick to 27% and longer miles a triple is absolutely needed. Without going into ratio comparisons between doubles & triples, a triple makes the bike more versatile. Shimano 10 speed crank with 24t granny is closer to 32t middle now so shifting from granny to middle is really efficient. I also prefer to spend more time in a 32 that 26 or 28, 32 is more efficient I find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerDude001 View Post
    It's great to see that I'm not the only person left riding a triple crankset.
    I'm pretty sure there are a few of us still on triples. On a 29er with grades which can average 18% & kick to 27% and longer miles a triple is absolutely needed. Without going into ratio comparisons between doubles & triples, a triple makes the bike more versatile. Shimano 10 speed crank with 24t granny is closer to 32t middle now so shifting from granny to middle is really efficient. I also prefer to spend more time in a 32 that 26 or 28, 32 is more efficient I find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post
    Here she is, finally got her out last weekend. I can only describe the ride as fast, efficient yet comfortable, coming off a 29er hardtail/s for many years I am really appreciating some rear suspension again. I can't see any penalty over the hardtail, this bike seems to match the performance with the added benefits or rear suspension.

    Weight is a nice 21.5 lbs so it has ended up lighter than my hardtails, probably has a fair bit to do with the Keronite SID which is superb.
    That pic is the reason I haven't bought another XC bike yet... I really need to find someone in Miami that has one of these beauties that I can ride, even if it's in a parking lot, lol...
    I can't buy a bike without at least a test ride...

    I have everything ready.. XTR group components, Roval Carbon Rims w/ Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tires, FSA Carbon Bar etc., ready to install but no bike to sample... AMAIZING !!...

    That has to be one of the nicest builds I've seen... Congrats to you !!!

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    I would bet many RDO owners bought without a test ride or even seeing the frame in person. I don't think I have heard of one RDO owner who has been disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    I would bet many RDO owners bought without a test ride or even seeing the frame in person. I don't think I have heard of one RDO owner who has been disappointed.
    How did you equip your bike?... What did the weight come in at?

    Because the less the bike weighs , the more I can eat...lol

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    Forum search would be useful for you. As many threads about RDO. For example:

    Curious as to weights on Jet 9 RDO complete builds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Forum search would be useful for you. As many threads about RDO. For example:

    Curious as to weights on Jet 9 RDO complete builds?
    BTW, how do you like the front forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post
    Here she is, finally got her out last weekend. I can only describe the ride as fast, efficient yet comfortable, coming off a 29er hardtail/s for many years I am really appreciating some rear suspension again. I can't see any penalty over the hardtail, this bike seems to match the performance with the added benefits or rear suspension.

    Weight is a nice 21.5 lbs so it has ended up lighter than my hardtails, probably has a fair bit to do with the Keronite SID which is superb.
    Finally, an excellent XC race build for a Race Day Optimized Niner frame!!

    Well done. You build some sweet bikes for sure.

    Whatever happened to that 19.5 lb Soma Juice of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    That pic is the reason I haven't bought another XC bike yet... I really need to find someone in Miami that has one of these beauties that I can ride, even if it's in a parking lot, lol...
    I can't buy a bike without at least a test ride...

    I have everything ready.. XTR group components, Roval Carbon Rims w/ Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tires, FSA Carbon Bar etc., ready to install but no bike to sample... AMAIZING !!...

    That has to be one of the nicest builds I've seen... Congrats to you !!!
    I replied to your other thread; I am racing the bike this weekend, lots of climbing and it's mostly lots of tight single track so I will report next week but so far I can't fault the bike other than it's made of carbon Those parts you have would make a very sweet build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    BTW, how do you like the front forks?
    The fork hasn't dissapointed, for me it works and I really like the adjustability on the Rock Shox. It's unbelievable how they have managed to make a sub 1500 gram 29er fork which included the weight of the lockout. The fork is plenty stiff too compared to my Fox with less travel and 400 gram weight penalty over the SID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Finally, an excellent XC race build for a Race Day Optimized Niner frame!!

    Well done. You build some sweet bikes for sure.

    Whatever happened to that 19.5 lb Soma Juice of yours?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/760743059/" title="JuiceSSCrowsAngle by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1329/760743059_3dd9aa3558.jpg" width="500" height="394" alt="JuiceSSCrowsAngle"></a>
    Hey BB,
    Wow, that was a while ago!
    That original Juice cracked, it was replaced under warranty OK so I sold the replacement frame as new and bought a Niner One 9 to take it's place. The Juice was a great bike even though it's a simple steel frame, very special sort of ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post
    The fork hasn't dissapointed, for me it works and I really like the adjustability on the Rock Shox. It's unbelievable how they have managed to make a sub 1500 gram 29er fork which included the weight of the lockout. The fork is plenty stiff too compared to my Fox with less travel and 400 gram weight penalty over the SID.
    Thanks for replies... I going to take a giant risk and order the frame... first time I buy a bike without ever riding it...CRAZY !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Thanks for replies... I going to take a giant risk and order the frame... first time I buy a bike without ever riding it...CRAZY !!!
    I don't think I have ever pre-ridden a bike before buying it - 100% success rate so far, just do your research and it will be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Thanks for replies... I going to take a giant risk and order the frame... first time I buy a bike without ever riding it...CRAZY !!!
    I'm sure that you will just love the bike, If my bike got stolen there is no way I would look twice at before I ordered another RDO.
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    Excellent bike but I just don't see how that is 21.5 lbs.
    I guess you said with your other wheels but even so.

    Well done, I'm glad you find the ride so rewarding.
    I'm still waiting for my carbon lefty steerer I ordered 4 months ago to complete my build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I'm sure that you will just love the bike, If my bike got stolen there is no way I would look twice at before I ordered another RDO.
    My Build will consists of the following:
    XTR Group (mine)
    Roval Wheels (mine)
    Racing Ralphs (mine)
    Fsa Seat Post, Bar and Stem (mine)
    Chris Kings Head Set (ordering)
    Rock Shox SID XX 100mm (ordering)
    ESI Chunky Grip (ordering)
    XT Pedals (mine)
    Gore RideOn Cables (ordering)

    If you have any other suggestions to the parts i'm ordering, please let me know...

    Thanks
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    Sick Bikes, im building one up an RDO soon, does anyone know the correct Q factor for XX crankset and XX front deraileur part number for the RDO? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    My Build will consists of the following:
    XTR Group (mine)
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    Racing Ralphs (mine)
    Fsa Bar and Stem (mine)
    Chris Kings Head Set (ordering)
    Rock Shox SID XX 100mm (ordering)
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    XT Pedals (mine)
    Gore RideOn Cables (ordering)

    If you have any other suggestions to the parts i'm ordering, please let me know...

    Thanks
    It looks good to me

    I like more travel up front than the 100mm but thats me, I'm so pleased that you have ordered this frame.

    I'm sure you will be stunned at how good they are.
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    I wavered back and forth between the Rockshox SID 100mm and the Fox 120mm shock. In the end I took the 1# weight penalty and went with the Fox because I can easily choose between 120mm and 95mm. Fox is very easy to setup and I like that it matches the RP-23 rear shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAFIRE View Post
    Sick Bikes, im building one up an RDO soon, does anyone know the correct Q factor for XX crankset and XX front deraileur part number for the RDO? Thanks
    I'm running XX 175mm cranks on my Lge RDO with 156 Q factor & use US size 10.5 MTB shoes with no problem.

    If you use much bigger shoes & your feet don't stay stright on the pedals you may want to go wider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post
    Here she is, finally got her out last weekend. I can only describe the ride as fast, efficient yet comfortable, coming off a 29er hardtail/s for many years I am really appreciating some rear suspension again. I can't see any penalty over the hardtail, this bike seems to match the performance with the added benefits or rear suspension.

    Weight is a nice 21.5 lbs so it has ended up lighter than my hardtails, probably has a fair bit to do with the Keronite SID which is superb.
    What cables did you use for your shifters and brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    It looks good to me

    I like more travel up front than the 100mm but thats me, I'm so pleased that you have ordered this frame.

    I'm sure you will be stunned at how good they are.
    I wanted to let you know I appreciate the time out you spent writing you observations of your bike in an earlier thread. That weighed very heavily in the discision of purchasing the RDO frame...

    Thanks Again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    I wavered back and forth between the Rockshox SID 100mm and the Fox 120mm shock. In the end I took the 1# weight penalty and went with the Fox because I can easily choose between 120mm and 95mm. Fox is very easy to setup and I like that it matches the RP-23 rear shock.
    +1 on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    +1 on this.
    I actually have that same shock on my Stumpy Sworks... Do you have the Talas Terralogic or the Talas RLC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    I actually have that same shock on my Stumpy Sworks... Do you have the Talas Terralogic or the Talas RLC?
    Talas RLC
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    Talas RLC
    Why did yo get the RLC over the Terralogic... Just curious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Thanks for replies... I going to take a giant risk and order the frame... first time I buy a bike without ever riding it...CRAZY !!!
    My girlfriend and I ordered one each. She has never rode one either. She did ride a Jet 9 and was blown away how fast and easy it was to climb. She didn't need to hear the RDO was better. She didn't want to hear I had a better bike so she said "I want one too!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    My girlfriend and I ordered one each. She has never rode one either. She did ride a Jet 9 and was blown away how fast and easy it was to climb. She didn't need to hear the RDO was better. She didn't want to hear I had a better bike so she said "I want one too!"
    That's AWESOME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Why did yo get the RLC over the Terralogic... Just curious?
    Cost. Weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    That's AWESOME!!!
    Wait until we post her pic riding it to Niner's facebook page. It will rock the Niner nation.
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    I have the Fox 32 TALAS 29 120 FIT RLC (Black/15mm TA/1.5" Tapered). Slight weight savings with the FIT over Terralogic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    I have the Fox 32 TALAS 29 120 FIT RLC (Black/15mm TA/1.5" Tapered). Slight weight savings with the FIT over Terralogic.
    You didn't like the Terralogic system at all or did you prefer the adjustability of the RLC more? or

    Was it just the weight savings?

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    Neither, cost and weight were deciding factors. I wanted the lightest TALAS I could get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Neither, cost and weight were deciding factors. I wanted the lightest TALAS I could get.
    Thanks for the reply...

    ENJOY THE RIDE !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    I wanted to let you know I appreciate the time out you spent writing you observations of your bike in an earlier thread. That weighed very heavily in the discision of purchasing the RDO frame...

    Thanks Again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB View Post
    The fork hasn't dissapointed, for me it works and I really like the adjustability on the Rock Shox. It's unbelievable how they have managed to make a sub 1500 gram 29er fork which included the weight of the lockout. The fork is plenty stiff too compared to my Fox with less travel and 400 gram weight penalty over the SID.
    That's great to hear about that fork. I ordered the same fork a couple of weeks ago, and its sitting in my living room. All I need is the frame to arrive (I'm hoping it's under 3-weeks away) and I can build the bike up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X View Post
    Excellent bike but I just don't see how that is 21.5 lbs.
    I guess you said with your other wheels but even so.

    Well done, I'm glad you find the ride so rewarding.
    I'm still waiting for my carbon lefty steerer I ordered 4 months ago to complete my build.
    Yeah, it's definitely 21.5 lbs - confirmed that on two different digital scales and the difference was only a few grams. It could go lighter too, go a double crank, new XX grip shift, lighter seat post etc. There is one chap that built a large J9RDO and it is only 9.4kg, seen it on Niners Facebook Page, it has some funky Euro parts on it but that is damn light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Why did yo get the RLC over the Terralogic... Just curious?
    I was considering the Terralogic but I read that some folks weren't really sure about the macth up between the super smooth kashima rear shock & a Terralogic fork. I like Terralogic though just wasn't 100% sure, the SID is damn efficient but it's the wide adjustability that appeals, you tune it to suit you.
    Don't use Mr Sheen on your brakes, listen to your Mother.

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