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    which Pike fork for RIP ?

    Pike owners... which model did you purchase and why? Trying to decide whether or not to get the 51mm offset or regular. Also, 150mm vs. 140mm travel..? Everything I've read about this fork has been nothing but positive and is an absolute game changer.
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    which Pike fork for RIP ?

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    I went for a 140mm & 46 set & really like it.

    I choose that offset because it is closer to the offsets of forks I have liked on my Niner's.

    I choose the 140mm because I believed it would be the right fork for the bike most of the time.

    With the 150mm fork after sag it is only 7mm more travel & that 7mm isn't enough to save you from anything IMO.

    I also thought when I brought the fork that if it did ride higher in it's travel that it would be like having a longer travel version of something else anyway.

    Also with the shorter Chain stays & the Seat tube angle & at my seat height (800mm ) Dropping a string line from the back of the seat down & the effect is that the seat is 15mm further back on the Rip9 RDO than my Jet9 RDO.

    I like the way the Jet9 RDO climbs & wanted the Rip9 RDO to climb as good as I could get it for the very steep climbs I do sometime.

    Given that my weight was already going to be 15mm further back on the bike, I decided that I would like the front end down a little bit more for climbing.

    I do often have the o ring on the fork right up at max travel, But haven't had any harsh bottom out feel.

    Unlike a lot of other forks I have had, You don't feel the need to use extra sag to make the fork feel plush & soak up the trail chatter.

    Although I don't think I would have lost much climbing with the 150mm, I'm very happy with the balance of the bike for were I ride.

    I hope this helps.

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    Thanks Muzz! Your details and reasoning are spot on. I do find the relaxed seat angle on the RIP RDO necessitated a significant seat adjustment forward to keep me centered on the bike. Since the RDO already has a slack headtube angle compared to my '09 RIP, I'm pretty sure I can get by with 140mm as well.
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    I have the 46mm offset at 140MM on my RIP and I took a full degree out of the HTA with a angleset. I spent the weekend riding it on a lot of technical rocky central Texas trails and I really like it. The 140 Pike feels great!!

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    which Pike fork for RIP ?

    'Dem cablez! Yikes!

    You essentially have my bike though...cool to see how it looks. Have any more pics?


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    I went for the 150 & 46 offset (51 was on a long backorder)... I had a 140 marzocchi on it with a ~1.5 degree slacker angle set. I ended up running the pike with the angle set taken out (handled too sluggishly with it in on the pike), now it handles like it did with the 140 + angle set which I liked.

    Muzz- are you running about 30% sag on yours? If so did you find yourself going well below the air chart recommendations to get there?
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    I knew someone would mention my cabling, I had just assembled it, wanted to put some more thought before I committed to my routing.

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    I like the clearance for my 2.35 Hans Dampf with the Pike
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    which Pike fork for RIP ?

    Good to see the HD clearance. Thanks!


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    Yes with my 2010 Rockshox Reba 29Er RLT Ti Dual Air it would rub if I had too much air. I had my Reba Pushed twice and on it's best day it never felt as good as the Pike. I'm more impressed than I expected to be with this Pike.

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    2DMax - your cables are fine, lol. I used to be worried about leaving just enough cable and making it look clean, but then any decent wreck Id have to deal with pulled out cables, hoses, etc... plus if you mess around with longer bars, bar height, etc, you really limit yourself. My reverb hose still has a loop out front, I meant to shorten it up a bit but its not getting in the way at all so Im leaving it.

    edit: do you have an angle set on your new rip? Im really diggin on that new frame... thats maybe next, gotta wait till I can test ride an enduro29 though. only other bike Im even thinking of.
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    Yep, I took a full degree out with the angle set. ZS44/28.6 | EC56/40 important to note that a tapered fork requires the EC bottom cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DMaxLST View Post
    I like the clearance for my 2.35 Hans Dampf with the Pike
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    Yeah they wear quick!! I like it up front but may stick with the Knobby Nic in the rear. My HD Trailstar did not last long in the rear.
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    Well, after much consideration, I opted for the 150mm travel with the 51mm offset. The additional offset should keep the steering from getting floppy. Plus, once I retire my '09 RIP, this fork will move on over to either my RIP RDO or new WFO. I'm liking what I see on the new prototypes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    Well, after much consideration, I opted for the 150mm travel with the 51mm offset. The additional offset should keep the steering from getting floppy. Plus, once I retire my '09 RIP, this fork will move on over to either my RIP RDO or new WFO. I'm liking what I see on the new prototypes!
    Amen brother. My Yeti SB95c might turn into an organ donor is the WFO RDO is what I'm hoping it will be.

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    which Pike fork for RIP ?-img_20130801_190428.jpg

    Just installed, and went out on a quick ride yesterday with the Pike (150 Dual Air 51 offset) and it was very plush and responsive. Need to ride some more to judge if dramatically different from the revelation i had before, but so fair i like it!

    On my RIP 9 RDO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumski667 View Post
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    Just installed, and went out on a quick ride yesterday with the Pike (150 Dual Air 51 offset) and it was very plush and responsive. Need to ride some more to judge if dramatically different from the revelation i had before, but so fair i like it!

    On my RIP 9 RDO
    Nice - would love to see the whole bike! Did you find the extra 10mm of travel to change anything significantly?

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    I'll get up some more pictures later today. That's the only one I took yesterday. Honestly, I couldn't tell if the extra 10mm made a difference or not. I've only ridden the revelation on it before a handful of times before swapping to the Pike, so difference is not so noticeable yet. Going to try to head out to a longer run this weekend and i'll report back.

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