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    New RIP9 colors - updated with detailed linkage shots

    Hi Guys,

    I've gotten a lot of email requests to see the next generation RIP9 colors. Here is the licorice ano (black ano), Moondust Grey, and Milk Dud Ano (brown ano).

    Cheers,

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    your killing me!!!

    Thanks for the photos. Colorways look really nice but seriously. No more photos until it is available!!!!! I dont want to see it unless it is under me!!!!

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    No pink? Hot ano pink, baby.

    Man that brown looks nice.

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    I am digging the black one..............the new changes may just be the data i needed to go ahead and commit to a rip........the video from interbike was very helpful, the ability to buy frame and fork also is a good idea to me, but one question is does the frame/fork combo come with the headset already pressed into headtube and fork crown ???

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    Ah stop teasing Brett I'm very glad to see the Ano Black, always thought it'd look super nice Would have been nice if you guys could have found a Ano Blue similar to the original Atomic Blue - really do love the colour. Looking forward to seeing one of these in another year not looking forward to the years wait
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    You're killing me!

    The Milk Dud is perfec't to hide the dus't. Yummy. Unfortunately, I have no excuse to replace my "classic" RIP9.

    My what?
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    WOW what a great looking buch of bikes.
    I need to make more money to buy all the bikes I want,need, and want.

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    Here are some complete bike shots. Thanks to Brian for taking these pics!

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    What sizes are these, were I to guess...black=XL, moondust/milkdud are L.

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    how about black with black linkages?
    also, any wild colors like the atomic blue, kermit, or tang?
    what about the Jet colors for 09.

    I have been sitting around the bike shop, and thinking "a Niner in '09". I just wish our shop carried your bikes. The only way I have seen it as a possibility is through QBP and the dreamcycle builder - though our shop doesn't seem to participate in that.

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    How about some proper close ups of the tubing so we can really see the hydro form properly? Also some general close ups of the new linkages and design to really see what has been changed in the rockers and how they bolt onto the triangles?
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    How about pictures of an EMD in new moondust grey ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    How about some proper close ups of the tubing so we can really see the hydro form properly? Also some general close ups of the new linkages and design to really see what has been changed in the rockers and how they bolt onto the triangles?

    Lyncoln,

    Let me upload some for you. There are so many changes with this new RIP9 it deserves some detailed pics.

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    Ohh, that black RIP is yummy... Stealth...yeah..



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    welds look tacky

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    I'm really sorry to say this and hope it looks better in person but that metal brace at the head tube looks like a kid in 9 th grade metal shop cut it and put it in there. Does it cost more this year than last?

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    Sorry to say,

    Quote Originally Posted by cottonball
    I'm really sorry to say this and hope it looks better in person but that metal brace at the head tube looks like a kid in 9 th grade metal shop cut it and put it in there. Does it cost more this year than last?
    But I agree...That thing looks crazy cheap...I would however kill for a black Fox 120..I love Niner bikes alot but you couldn't give me one of these rip 9's...

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    definitely not Cannondale welds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikwashere
    definitely not Cannondale welds...
    they don't look that much different............aren't big beefy welds stronger ??

    I'll take strength/stiffness over aesthetics any day !!!

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    The Beef

    Hey Guys,

    Here are some pics of the super beefy linkages, hydroformed tubes, 1.5 to 1.25 tapered headtube, and a good shot of the lower hydroformed tube which joins the lower linkage. Some of these shots also show an example of all the forgings we used on this next generation RIP9 (10 total).

    The 1.5 headtube/hydroformed top tube/down tube allows us to create a HUGE surface area to weld big burly tubes. This combination produces unmatched stiffness compared to frames in its class utilizing traditional straight/butted tubes. The hydroformed lower portion of our down tube forms into a "box section" or square shape which puts up huge stiffness numbers compared to a standard butted round tube as well.

    Also, the forged linkages top and bottom are now 1 piece each. The first generation RIP9 used 7 pieces top and bottom for each linkage. Lots of development went into this next generation, and we hope you can throw your leg over this machine to see for yourself! A lot of new technology went into this new frame nobody else is utilizing in 29er frame development, and I'd encourage you to compare it to any other trail bike in it's class which costs $500+ more.

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    those are some nice linkages. the welds look better in these pics, and usually I would pick strength over aesthetics, it's just they are such cool frames, and as an artist I value the "roll of nickels" welds that seasoned pros achieve precisely. In the pics with the grey and milk dud, the welds gave the otherwise smooth line of the frame a frankenstein-like appearance.

    But enough with the RIP, when do we get the spread of the new Jet Vanna White?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikwashere
    any wild colors like the atomic blue, kermit, or tang?
    Are any of these colors available on the RIP?
    I should be out riding....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagledadi
    Are any of these colors available on the RIP?
    No. The colors you see are the colors the RIP will be available in. Hence the title of the tread "New RIP9 colors ......"

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    Hi,

    will the linkages be compatible with older models?

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