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    My white Rip9 RDO. Is this the last time...

    Is this the last time I'll see her clean? . So long rally blue, hello egg shell white!

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    The green matches the Pledge knock-off wipes I just picked up (hoping to keep her white-ish)
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    What happened to the blue one? Btw- love the rock guard.
    Niner RIP 9 RDO - Rally Blue
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    Blue cracked

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    It may have been just the paint cracking, but Niner was awesome (of course) and warrantied it. I hope the new carbon compaction process means that doesn't happen again. Happy you like the protection plate

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    I'd be bummed and psyched at the same time if my new blue cracked. Like the color more and more...will always welcome new carbon tech, but not big on that color.

    Not a surprising place for it to crack given the pretty severe angle of the seatpost

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    when I requested the white, I somehow overlooked that it said matte...I'd rather it have been glossy. I didn't want another black bike and wanted to make sure I got the new carbon, so I went white. It looks nice in person...right now. We'll see when it's 3 tone later (white, green, and brown). I do miss the blue, but they where showing up on the trail a lot around here

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    Nice !
    Did you have the MRP on the previous frame as well ? Do you prefer it over the 'more common' Pike ?

    Thanks

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    Yes. First I had a Fox 34, then Pike 150, and now the MRP Stage 150. The fox was ok, but brake dove. It is my backup fork now. The Pike developed a creak in the upper crown/stanchions. I got it warrantied; SRAM replaced the uppers (steerer, crown, stanchions). They took so long I bought the MRP... The MRP makes more noise (no creaks), but is plusher than the Pike and seems more composed bombing through the rock gardens. I also like that MRP is here in Colorado and you can actually talk to them (unlike SRAM). I need to sell the Pike (will be posting an ad soon).

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    I would give it 6 months on my trails before a white RIP turned into a Georgia Red Clay RIP.

    I had a silver gen1 RIP9 years ago and even the silver was turning reddish after 6-9 months.

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    Lol. I know red dirt too...I grew up on Maui. This frame would be red in one ride...but with these furniture polish wipes, maybe 6 months

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    Cover the complete frame with 3M tape.

    Nice looking bike BTW.

    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe View Post
    Lol. I know red dirt too...I grew up on Maui. This frame would be red in one ride...but with these furniture polish wipes, maybe 6 months

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    I bought some racers tape but didn't realize the white was matte. Doesn't look good w/ the glossy tape. Going nude.

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    My white Rip9 RDO. Is this the last time...

    Is the pledge to clean it, or are you thinking that it will help coat the frame and not allow dirt to stick as well?

    The green/white sure looks good clean.

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    Both. When on a ride yesterday there where some soft spots (we're drying from some snow). The mud didn't stick, so this seems to be working.

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