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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.
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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)
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    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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    Fsa Bar and Stem (mine)
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    Rock Shox SID XX 100mm (ordering)
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    XT Pedals (mine)
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    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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    Sorry, double post..lol

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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.
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    I'm extremely impressed with my Terralogic fork so far. It's slightly heavier, but the performance is quite remarkable, doing exactly what it's supposed to - staying nice and stiff on climbs and under hard cranking, and then immediately soaking up any actual bumps. Nice not to have to lock it out manually. I was a bit skeptical about it, but so far quite pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhip View Post
    I'm extremely impressed with my Terralogic fork so far. It's slightly heavier, but the performance is quite remarkable, doing exactly what it's supposed to - staying nice and stiff on climbs and under hard cranking, and then immediately soaking up any actual bumps. Nice not to have to lock it out manually. I was a bit skeptical about it, but so far quite pleased.
    What bike do you have the forks on?

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    What bike do you have the forks on?
    Jet 9 RDO, XL frame size


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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhip View Post
    Jet 9 RDO, XL frame size

    VERY NICE !!!!!

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    An Update

    I just want to write a little bit more about the J9RDO - Now having done another solid ride on it since the rains have paused I am even more impressed with the bike now if that was possible. The trail I did was mostly rocky, quite rough up and down so plenty of variety. I have also done this trail so many times I have lost count so I know it very well. The J9RDO was fast, in fact 10 mins faster than my fastest ever time on a hardtail 29er but that would makes sense since this track is rough. What I really loved though was how easily the J9RDO handled the rough climbs and rough single track, it's a dream come true. After 70km of riding that stuff I was still feeling fresh! It may be totally fitness or coincidence but the longer the ride went on the further away I got from my riding buddies, these are fit guys, I have to work and struggle to stay with them on road bikes but I feel that with the help of the J9RDO I had that little bit extra that made a huge difference on the trail. To put simply, the bike climbs like a hardtail but when it gets rough it knows how to look after you - what more can I say other than if you are on the fence don't wait, just get it if you like to go quick! I truly love mine and would even buy another if I could!
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    My bike. 9,9 Kg including the reverb seatpost. Built to go everywhere. XC races and bigger trails...

    Im not allowed to post pics so you have to follow the link...

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    Jet 9 RDO pics-p1010622.jpg

    new to posting, based in Rotorua, New Zealand, where muzzanic does most of his riding. Have been riding a SS SIR9 for over 3 years, just bit the bullet and purchased nice Jet9 RDO in stealth colours. Running 1x9 with E13 cranks and chain guide, white brothers loop 120, racing ralphs (FR 2.4 rear 2.25), niner carbon bars and post, niner stem. Eating up lots of miles quickly and loving it.
    Coming off HT SS, I had been worried it wouldn't climb so well but after over 12 hours of riding in last 8 days have put that worry to bed. Mine isn't super light like a lot are posting (I am guessing 24 lb's) but is a practical build for this area and just performs amazingly well.

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    new to posting, based in Rotorua, New Zealand, where muzzanic does most of his riding. Have been riding a SS SIR9 for over 3 years, just bit the bullet and purchased nice Jet9 RDO in stealth colours. Running 1x9 with E13 cranks and chain guide, white brothers loop 120, racing ralphs (FR 2.4 rear 2.25), niner carbon bars and post, niner stem. Eating up lots of miles quickly and loving it.
    Coming off HT SS, I had been worried it wouldn't climb so well but after over 12 hours of riding in last 8 days have put that worry to bed. Mine isn't super light like a lot are posting (I am guessing 24 lb's) but is a practical build for this area and just performs amazingly well.
    Nice bike, We may well se each other on the trails soon.

    I'm hoping to get over there on sunday, But maybe taking over some newbe's
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    This RDO is my 4th NINER and already my Favorite FS 29er by far!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAFIRE View Post
    This RDO is my 4th NINER and already my Favorite FS 29er by far!!
    How bout some description on your ride... Some of us haven't had the privilege to ride such a beast in the way it should be ridden...

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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!"
    But I talked to her and I am going to get her a XX model and a decked out Air 9 RDO. Expect a Dear John letter tomorrow

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    hey muzzanic, I was going to send you my mobile no in a private message, but don't have enough posts. Perhaps you could send me yours and i'll text details. Would be keen to catch up but may be out of town this weekend, not quite sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VilleSWE View Post
    My bike. 9,9 Kg including the reverb seatpost. Built to go everywhere. XC races and bigger trails...

    Im not allowed to post pics so you have to follow the link...

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    what parts did you use ?!

    is it ax lightness wheels and a lightning crank ?!

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    Finally Complete!

    After a couple months of slowly putting it together, ready to ride! Medium Licorice, Lefty Max w/110mm of travel, P321/Enve wheels, RF Next SL crank, set-up 1x w/MRP chain guide, XTR shifting, RDO bar and post, etc. Comes in at about 23.2 lbs. Can't wait to get it on the trail. It would have been another week probably to get that new shift kit from Niner, and already had cables/housings ran, so I hope no probs with the shifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhip View Post
    I'm extremely impressed with my Terralogic fork so far. It's slightly heavier, but the performance is quite remarkable, doing exactly what it's supposed to - staying nice and stiff on climbs and under hard cranking, and then immediately soaking up any actual bumps. Nice not to have to lock it out manually. I was a bit skeptical about it, but so far quite pleased.
    I could not have said this any better. Since I got my Jet9 RDO last month, I have ridden about 400 miles and my Terralogic fork has performed flawlessly!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    After a couple months of slowly putting it together, ready to ride! Medium Licorice, Lefty Max w/110mm of travel, P321/Enve wheels, RF Next SL crank, set-up 1x w/MRP chain guide, XTR shifting, RDO bar and post, etc. Comes in at about 23.2 lbs. Can't wait to get it on the trail. It would have been another week probably to get that new shift kit from Niner, and already had cables/housings ran, so I hope no probs with the shifting.
    Beautiful, beautiful build !! How do you like the front shock on the bike ? Does it work well together with the rear suspension? Canrgats to you on the bike!!

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    Thanks! Well, haven't actually hit dirt with it yet. Lots of rain Saturday, all the trails were too wet. Which, ironically, is the only reason I was able to get the build finished, as I wasn't riding! Maiden voyage tomorrow. However, I've been riding mostly Lefty's for the last couple seasons, and I have found them to be better in about every way than "standard" forks. So I'm pretty confident it will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    Thanks! Well, haven't actually hit dirt with it yet. Lots of rain Saturday, all the trails were too wet. Which, ironically, is the only reason I was able to get the build finished, as I wasn't riding! Maiden voyage tomorrow. However, I've been riding mostly Lefty's for the last couple seasons, and I have found them to be better in about every way than "standard" forks. So I'm pretty confident it will be great.

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    I'm sure it will ride as good as it Looks...
    ENJOY THE RIDE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    After a couple months of slowly putting it together, ready to ride! Medium Licorice, Lefty Max w/110mm of travel, P321/Enve wheels, RF Next SL crank, set-up 1x w/MRP chain guide, XTR shifting, RDO bar and post, etc. Comes in at about 23.2 lbs. Can't wait to get it on the trail. It would have been another week probably to get that new shift kit from Niner, and already had cables/housings ran, so I hope no probs with the shifting.
    Really Awesome Build...
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    The ride is perfection! After riding numerous other bikes built in the last couple of years, the RDO is smooth as my RIP 9, which was my favorite for the last 3 years.The RDO is way easier to toss around being lighter and provides the dialed in perfect rideability for any terrain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAFIRE View Post
    The ride is perfection! After riding numerous other bikes built in the last couple of years, the RDO is smooth as my RIP 9, which was my favorite for the last 3 years.The RDO is way easier to toss around being lighter and provides the dialed in perfect rideability for any terrain!
    yes that's how I feel.
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    I finally have some good (well good for my photography skills) pictures worth posting.













    The bike is amazing in all situations. I picked it up Saturday and now have over 50 miles on it. I expected a lot out of this build but never thought I would get a bike that was so fast and fun to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
    I finally have some good (well good for my photography skills) pictures worth posting.













    The bike is amazing in all situations. I picked it up Saturday and now have over 50 miles on it. I expected a lot out of this build but never thought I would get a bike that was so fast and fun to ride.
    Bike looks awesome!!! Luv the look of the RDO with the Lefty

    Give us your impression of "the ride".

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    Finally built mine up after waiting 3 months for the frame. It is so fast compared to my enduro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeyboy View Post
    Finally built mine up after waiting 3 months for the frame. It is so fast compared to my enduro.
    Congrats on the build, Luv the looks of the RDO !!!

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    First ride last night...

    And all I can say is WOW!

    - 110mm Lefty seems ideal.
    - The handling...amazing. Niner just really has this down!
    - It's like the combo of the frame, laterally stiff Lefty, and the Enve wheels (WOW on those too!) make for this one piece structure that helps allow the suspension to do it's thing perfectly.
    - Speaking of...pedals amazingly well. I'm really probably a single-speeder at heart, so this was particularly noticeable to me.
    - Was worried about the feel and power of the MT-8 brakes at first, but they came around.
    - This thing prefers SPEED. Doing a 45 min shakedown at a slower pace before the main group ride started I was like "nice, but..." Then the real ride started, and the faster we went the more this bike shined. 2 hours later...WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    And all I can say is WOW!

    - 110mm Lefty seems ideal.
    - The handling...amazing. Niner just really has this down!
    - It's like the combo of the frame, laterally stiff Lefty, and the Enve wheels (WOW on those too!) make for this one piece structure that helps allow the suspension to do it's thing perfectly.
    - Speaking of...pedals amazingly well. I'm really probably a single-speeder at heart, so this was particularly noticeable to me.
    - Was worried about the feel and power of the MT-8 brakes at first, but they came around.
    - This thing prefers SPEED. Doing a 45 min shakedown at a slower pace before the main group ride started I was like "nice, but..." Then the real ride started, and the faster we went the more this bike shined. 2 hours later...WOW!

    Randy
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    ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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    Finally got mine in after a 2 month wait but was well worth it! Have had much of a chance to play with the suspension other then set the sag as I have had too much fun riding it to stop and make any changes. Overall it is a welcome replacement to my much loved Salsa Big Mama, geo numbers are very similar and lighter and better pedaling.

    Build is Competitive Cyclists signature bike but I put my old Stan's Arches on for the time being as the Easton wheels that came with it didn't come with the valves for tubeless.




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    I don't get white forks on all-black bikes. It's like a white hood on an all-black car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeyboy View Post
    Finally built mine up after waiting 3 months for the frame. It is so fast compared to my enduro.
    Sex on wheels. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    I don't get white forks on all-black bikes. It's like a white hood on an all-black car.

    There isn't exactly a plethora of colors in Fox's lineup. Add to that the black Fox's are flat black not gloss. I may be wrong, but I think only the Talas' are black as well and typically cost more. So if you like Fox the choice is limited. That aside I don't think there is anything wrong a white fork on a black bike...there are much worse color combo's out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    I don't get white forks on all-black bikes. It's like a white hood on an all-black car.
    Jk is correct. I had a black one on my Tallboy, it was not a Talas, and it was not exactly flat black but close (definitely not gloss black). From what I have understood, Fox only sells the Float 32 CTD (non-talas) 120mm to certain bike manufacturers, such as Santa Cruz, and Niner (100mm).

    If you buy from Comp Cyclist or Speedgoat or these online retailers, they are unable to get black Fox 32 CTD Float 120m or 100mm forks in black, only white. So if you get the black licorice bike and you want the Fox 120mm fork you get the white. Unless you want the heavy Talas fork, then you can get black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    I don't get white forks on all-black bikes. It's like a white hood on an all-black car.
    I think it looks good... I know this is a pic thread but personally I'd never let paint decide which fork I spec.

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    TDO not RDO

    Specs:
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    Sram 1080 cassette
    XTR 980 Ispec shifters
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    Sram XO front derailleur.
    XTR 988 Trail brakes with Ice Tech rotors
    XTR pedals
    Race Face Turbine stem
    Niner Carbon bars
    2.35 Nobby Nic ss front tire
    2.25 Racing Ralph ss rear tire.
    Spec Phenom saddle.
    25# 5 oz.
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    Sorry to hijack, I'll post pics of my rdo in the morning, but had a question for you rdo guys. Has anyone tried running a seatpost shim on this frame? I know its not ideal but have an almost new rdo post in 30.9 and driving me crazy that it's just sitting in the parts bin.

    I've had the problem solvers 30.9 to 31.6 shim sitting here for the last month but too scared to try it. Common sense is telling me it may be a bad idea to put this extremely thin shim between two expensive pieces of carbon. Of course, I'd run the min amount of inserted post with plenty of grease. Anyone used this 30.9-31.6 shim on a carbon frame? Think it's worth a try or will I be wasting my time dealing with a creeking/loud seatpost? Thanks in advance for any advice. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drz400sm View Post
    Sorry to hijack, I'll post pics of my rdo in the morning, but had a question for you rdo guys. Has anyone tried running a seatpost shim on this frame? I know its not ideal but have an almost new rdo post in 30.9 and driving me crazy that it's just sitting in the parts bin.

    I've had the problem solvers 30.9 to 31.6 shim sitting here for the last month but too scared to try it. Common sense is telling me it may be a bad idea to put this extremely thin shim between two expensive pieces of carbon. Of course, I'd run the min amount of inserted post with plenty of grease. Anyone used this 30.9-31.6 shim on a carbon frame? Think it's worth a try or will I be wasting my time dealing with a creeking/loud seatpost? Thanks in advance for any advice. Cheers.
    I wouldn't consider it. Not a chance in carbon. Too risky i say for damage. I have a regular Carbon Niner post, 31.6 Red i would trade you though!

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    Yea, same thing I was thinking. I was hoping someone would say they've done it and works perfect..but seems like there is absolutely no feedback on the 30.9 to 31.6 shim regardless of the bike used on.

    I would totally trade but I actually just bought the regular carbon niner post to use for the time being. Is their a trading section on this forum? Or just the "classified" section.

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    XX1 Jet 9 RDO for me!

    XL White Jet 9 RDO
    Fox Float 120mm, Maxle
    SRAM XX1 Drivetrain
    Shimano XTR 988 Trail Brakeset
    American Classic MTB Wheelset
    Schwalbe Ron & Ralph
    Niner Flat Top Bar, ESI Chunky Grips
    Niner RDO Stem 110mm
    Kind Shock Supernatural Seatpost 435mm
    Forte Pro SL Saddle
    Shimano XT Pedals
    26lbs (includes pedals, tubes, pump & cage)
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    V1.1 Large RDO w/ XX1



    Large V1.1 Vanna White
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    Sram XX1
    XT brakes
    Hope/Stan's Crest wheels
    Bonty 29-3 tires

    24.95 lbs.

    Yes those are pink esi grips... haters gonna hate. Feel free. Not taken em' off.

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    Another RDO

    Picked up my Medium a couple days ago. Trails were too icy to ride over the weekend. I'll need to play with my position and eventually chop the steerer and maybe bars. Upgrading from an X.0 2x9 Jet9, so I'm excited about all this new trick gear!

    Medium
    XX1
    SID XX WC
    DT240/Crests
    CR Elixer Mags, upgraded to XX rotors
    RDO post and bar
    SLR saddle
    4ti pedals
    22.3 lbs

    I'm scratching my head how Billly's is .8lbs lighter, with a 3x.

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    You know that you can get the Notubes stickes for your wheels with Pink writing.


    Quote Originally Posted by Flashtastic View Post


    Large V1.1 Vanna White
    Fox Float 120mm CTD
    Sram XX1
    XT brakes
    Hope/Stan's Crest wheels
    Bonty 29-3 tires

    24.95 lbs.

    Yes those are pink esi grips... haters gonna hate. Feel free. Not taken em' off.
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    Definitely found my new favorite thread. Hopefully this bike is in my life by summer.

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    I've posted much of this in another thread, but I want to add my own pics to this list of amazing bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Unless you want the heavy Talas fork, then you can get black.
    This is where I am glad I chose personal preference and a bit of perfomance over weight reduction to my satisfaction. I went with the heavy Talas, and it is hands down the best fork I've ever run on a bike. I am glad I did not go with an SID XX World Cup, which was the only substantial weight savings I would have noticed because I am convinced that the added flex of the XX would not have complimented my riding style. I am especially glad I opted for the extra 122g of the Talas over the Float as I still believe it is a better fork and the white color doesn't work for me on a black Jet.
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