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    Quote Originally Posted by Fogerson View Post
    I'm probably going with Bruce Gordon rock n roll tires for my build. Tubeless, of course.
    That's what I'm considering now too. Saw those last night and the tread pattern looks good. I'm waiting to see how the tire clearance is on the fork to see if it'll fit a beefier tire.

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    Also just noticed that the 4-star has changed to a much nicer build in the past few days - 11 spd SRAM Force groupset with BB7 brakes. Wish I had ordered that one now :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    That's what I'm considering now too. Saw those last night and the tread pattern looks good. I'm waiting to see how the tire clearance is on the fork to see if it'll fit a beefier tire.
    Guitar Ted, et al, had a pretty good write up on the rock and roll over at gravelgrindernews.com.

    I figure I'll run those on a set of c29ssmaxs I have for on and off road duty and run some ubiquitous 32c tire on another wheelset for commuting. Well, unless the r and r road buzz doesn't drive me to nuts on the road.

    We are getting close guys!!! The rlt9s should start showing up in a couple weeks

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    Yeah, it looks like they'll start shipping to US on 2/13, and international on 3/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    Yeah, it looks like they'll start shipping to US on 2/13, and international on 3/10.
    Do you know if that is the same for complete bikes and frames? Hoping frames may come a little sooner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fogerson View Post
    Do you know if that is the same for complete bikes and frames? Hoping frames may come a little sooner
    No idea. I just saw the dates in the newsletter that Niner posted over on Facebook.

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    From what I hear, frames & completes on Feb. 13. They better, my patience is waning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacons View Post
    From what I hear, frames & completes on Feb. 13. They better, my patience is waning.
    I hear ya...

    Oh well, 'gives me a little more time to decide on what I'm gonna do for brakes. 'Leaning towards TRP Hy/rd, but a little wary of frame clearance in the rear (already have a note off to Niner to see if they know if that is a problem). Good deals on the TRP paradox system out there, but not so sure about that. Maybe the mechanical route w/spyres, bb7, Hayes?

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    I got the call from my shop that my frameset is set to ship sometime between 2/13-18. I am only missing a bottom bracket, chain, and cables/housing. So I hope to have this thing built before the end of the month will post some pics as the build goes together.

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    Nice....look forward to seeing it. They say spring is right around the corner.
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    i am ordering mine tomorrow. I am 6' and plan to go with the 56. I always feel like it is a bit easier to stretch out using a longer stem and set back post vs. trying to make a big bike smaller. Mine will come in with a bunch of bikes the shop is ordering so I am sure they would let me swap if when they show up the 59 seems better. Going with the cheaper build by the way. Seems plenty solid for all around use.

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    Word is my frame set shipped yesterday. So in a little over a week I'll start posting some build pics.
    Last edited by Fogerson; 02-13-2014 at 06:43 PM.

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    Let the fun begin!!!

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    Looks nice. How's the build quality (i.e. welds, paint, et. al.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacons View Post
    Looks nice. How's the build quality (i.e. welds, paint, et. al.)?
    The paint is pretty nice. The hydroformed tubing looks pretty nice.

    The welds are "eh"; not as nice as my rip or jet and certainly no Turner . The welds are pretty thick and not a lot of that neat and tight circular pattern. Finish seems pretty thick so ya really don't notice the welds.

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    Let us know your final build and build weight Still hoping mine will come in before my gravel ride on Saturday.

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    The parts pile looks like this:

    Frame: 56cm, Industry Grey
    Wheels: Hope Pro II Evo's, DT Swiss Champ spokes, 32H, Velocity Dyads (yeah, I know, a bit porky...but my first wheel build so I didn't want to get too crazy and I'm a clyde so...)
    Skewers: DT Swiss 9mm.
    Tires: Bruce Gordon Rock & Roads (700 x 43c)
    BB: CK PF30 (red!)
    Cranks: SRAM Red (50/34)
    Brakes: TRP HY/RD 160mm F & R
    Pedals: Time XC8 Carbons
    Shifters: SRAM Force (zero loss)
    FD: SRAM Red Yaw
    RD: SRAM X9 (laying in a box in the shop, so why not? It's red).
    Cas: SRAM PC-1070, 11-32
    Chain: SRAM 1091R
    Seat: Serfas Tegu Comp
    Seat Post: Niner RDO Carbon
    Bars: FSA Omega Compact
    Stem: Thomson 100mm X4 (black, also laying around in a box in the shop).
    Cables: Jagwire Road Pro compression-less.

    According to my spreadsheet it should land around 21 lbs 'n change.

    'Hope that I can finish the build this weekend. Will post up pics when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fogerson View Post
    The paint is pretty nice. The hydroformed tubing looks pretty nice.

    The welds are "eh"; not as nice as my rip or jet and certainly no Turner . The welds are pretty thick and not a lot of that neat and tight circular pattern. Finish seems pretty thick so ya really don't notice the welds.

    The welds at the head tube, seat tube and bottom bracket are not your standard welds. They are what is known as single pass flat welds and they do have a slightly different appearance.

    When welding tube to tube (ie: the front triangle), this single pass flat weld disperses loads more effectively than does a standard tig weld. This effect is most prominent on tube to tube welds and thus is only used on the front triangle. Flat welds allowed us to use thinner wall sections on larger tube areas and still give us an increase in strength and stiffness.

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    Thanks for the explanation Carla. 'Still not the cleanest looking weld in the world, but hey, as long as it doesn't it's job I'm good

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    Niner RLT9

    Just needs the rdo seatpost to arrive and a few finishing touches/setup.



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    Looks very nice.

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    Niner hit it out of the park with this frame. 53 cm Niner RTL built up with parts myself and my buddy Tom had laying around. Currently set up for winter road bike duty. Waiting on TRP Sprye to come in early next week, so rigged up with some Tektro MTB calipers for now

    Build highlights

    Wheel set Velocity A23's 24H laced to silver WTB race lite hubs, Hutchinson sector tires 28mm setup tubeless.
    Drive train Rival sifters, Force 50/34 compact cranks, X0 type2 rear derailleur, 105 front derailleur,
    11-32 Sram xx cassette,Treko MTB to be replaced with Trpe Spyre brakes.
    3t bars, WTB silverado saddle, FSA post, jagwire cables.

    19.1 lbs in ridding trim, should be around 18.5 with the Sprye brakes and a lighter seat post




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    Down to the rdo seatpost and the real saddle and she's done. Close enough for an updated family portrait...


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    My frame is in. Should be getting it tomorrow.

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    Want! Anyone have advice on sizing? This wi be my first road-ish bike.

    I'm 5'10, 31" inseam.

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