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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    I am 6' 3" and am just starting to ride again after many years; capable, but not competitive yet.

    I ride only on the weekends (no mid-week training) on fast rolling XC trails in Marin County (China Camp and Rush Creek). Love tracking with Strava.

    Six months ago I bought a 2011 Specialized Epic Carbon Comp 29er on impulse because I trusted the brand and heard great things about 29er wheels and Fox brain shock.

    But since then, I've befriended some local pros and shop owners who have been educating me on what is what and I started feeling the deficiencies in the stock Epic. Biggest thing I am frustrated with are 1) the wheelset and 2) stock drive train on hills. Before I go Arch's w DT 240s and XTR group, I heard about the RDO.

    As luck would have it, my new pro friend works at a shop that demos the RDO. I took one out this weekend with fox talas, Arches on I9, and XO group.

    In comparison to my Epic, the RDO floats over roots and potholes, climbs hills like nothing and so nimble on downhills. On a 11 mile loop I frequent using Strava, shaved 2 minutes off each leg and made KOM on the back leg. Wow is this bike fast!

    I have to have one!!

    Now I need to figure out if I can upgrade wheelset to Arch's and DR
    240's on Epic with a rear 135mm hub plus an adaptor to fit my 142mm Epic frame - I want to upgrade Epic knowing I will switch to the RDO when cash is good.

    I envy you RDO owners!
    IMO just hold off on any wheel upgrade untill you learn a bit more about what wheels will work best for you.

    The Current Arch is a bit of a nothing wheel, It's not super light, It's not super strong, It's not super stiff & its not super wide.

    It's kind of a wheel you choose when you cant make up your mind what you should have.

    The Arch is due a make over & the new Arch is going to be much better so if you must go arch wait for that one.

    There are heaps of people on here that will say that They have got the Arch & it's been fine & had no problems with it.

    Wow thats something to strive for ( It's been fine & had no Problems )

    What weight are you ?
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    My weight is 230.

    Not sure what to look at other than Stan's since I don't have an unlimited budget.

    I can wait for the new model, but when is it due out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    My weight is 230.

    Not sure what to look at other than Stan's since I don't have an unlimited budget.

    I can wait for the new model, but when is it due out?
    Ok at 230 lb go to the flow, It's only 50 grams more & it's wider, stiffer & stronger.

    It's also the same price.
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    Epics are fantastic bikes, excellent race bikes for sure. The model you bought, despite the carbon front triangle, has complete crap parts on it though (to meet the price point). The wheels are really atrocious, heavy with bad hubs. You can always open the brain up a bit more on your epic to get better small bump compliance. I've also found that having a brain rear shock and a non-brain front (like your epic comp has) results in difficulties balancing the front and rear suspension. You can do it, but it takes some work.

    I'd also say go with the stans's flows at your weight. Although the new Arch EX wouldn't be a terrible choice if you don't do anything too extreme and use some Comp spokes.

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I am trying to figure out how to build a wheel set in anticipation of buying the RDO but use it on the Epic in short term.

    Frames take different hub widths.

    See this thread.
    135mm rear hub possible to adapt to Epic 142mm space?
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    Lots of hubs can be converted. If you stick with Stan's, DT, Chris King, etc you will be fine for going back and forth.

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    I9 wheels also offer some of (or the greatest) axle configuration flexible in the industry. Front and rear can be configured for almost any currently available axle. I am running I9 Enduro hubs and Flow rims. Very nice.

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    Got some new pics. Bike is complete only missing parts are rear derailler, pedals and crank.

    It weighs 8,86 kg. The missing parts weigh 624 gram and 613 gram for the crank so the grand total will be 10,115 kg with pedals. Want to replace the stock RS maxle with a Tune one wich saves 30 grams. Can u cut the RDO seatpost btw? This one is very long for me so can save some weigth there too.












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    Beautiful build. Nice touch on the red nips. That bike just looks fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand0kan View Post
    Got some new pics. Bike is complete only missing parts are rear derailler, pedals and crank.

    It weighs 8,86 kg. The missing parts weigh 624 gram and 613 gram for the crank so the grand total will be 10,115 kg with pedals. Want to replace the stock RS maxle with a Tune
    very nice looking bike. I could not figure out the seat post. Who makes it. It is perfect looking for this frame and I would like to switch to it.

    Personally I will cut mine but only have half the amount showing that you do. If my post was up that high, I would fear cutting it and would rather have the neck of the frame protected

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    Quote Originally Posted by newto29r View Post
    very nice looking bike. I could not figure out the seat post. Who makes it. It is perfect looking for this frame and I would like to switch to it.

    Personally I will cut mine but only have half the amount showing that you do. If my post was up that high, I would fear cutting it and would rather have the neck of the frame protected
    The seatpost is also from Niner.

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    My frame was planned for februari but my LBS gave me a call this morning that my frame arrived!!!!

    It will be build up in Januari with a XTR 2 x 10 group
    A XLR lefty carbon with XX lock out.
    DT 240s rear and front hub (lefty)/Crest rims/Sapim D-light spokes

    Framesize is small:








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    very nice dave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Live View Post
    Muzzanic, Is your wife still running the double tap flat bar shifters? Any updates or close ups of that set up? Thanks
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    Sorry for the late reply, She really likes the setup but for me I find it better with the std setup.
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    My LBS ordered mine Thursday. They were told one month before it comes in. Large in Vana White. Great compliment to my MCR. Will go X.O. 2x10. Unsure on wheels. Currently use Hadley on Arches with the MCR.

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    Does the RDO take a center frame direct mount front XTR dérailleur?
    Last edited by duffin; 01-07-2012 at 05:22 PM.
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    Front derailleur xtr 985 E2 type

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    Shimano XTR FD - 985 E2 type or XT FD-785 E2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post
    My frame was planned for februari but my LBS gave me a call this morning that my frame arrived!!!!

    It will be build up in Januari with a XTR 2 x 10 group
    A XLR lefty carbon with XX lock out.
    DT 240s rear and front hub (lefty)/Crest rims/Sapim D-light spokes

    Framesize is small:







    That's the exact build I want. Please send over to me when you're finished building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post
    My frame was planned for februari but my LBS gave me a call this morning that my frame arrived!!!!

    It will be build up in Januari with a XTR 2 x 10 group
    A XLR lefty carbon with XX lock out.
    DT 240s rear and front hub (lefty)/Crest rims/Sapim D-light spokes

    Framesize is small:
    When will it be done? I cant wait to see some pictures and weights.

    I am also builing a Black licorice with a lefty and I really want to see one done so I can see what it will look like and weigh. My frame is due in the next shipment (I hope).
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
    When will it be done? I cant wait to see some pictures and weights.

    I am also builing a Black licorice with a lefty and I really want to see one done so I can see what it will look like and weigh. My frame is due in the next shipment (I hope).
    I hope it will be finished within about 14 days. I'm waiting for the front derailleur, ENVE handlebar and Gore shifting cables. I hope I have the correct adapter for the lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post
    I hope it will be finished within about 14 days. I'm waiting for the front derailleur, ENVE handlebar and Gore shifting cables. I hope I have the correct adapter for the lefty.
    Which lefty adapter do you have?
    The project 321 tapered adapter is the most common example.
    I have one of those and also an experimental prototype tapered adapter on order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X View Post
    Which lefty adapter do you have?
    The project 321 tapered adapter is the most common example.
    I have one of those and also an experimental prototype tapered adapter on order.
    This is the one I have:



    It's not new. The seller told me it came off an Air9 carbon.

    Can you tell me if I need another adapter part to install the lefty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post
    This is the one I have:



    It's not new. The seller told me it came off an Air9 carbon.

    Can you tell me if I need another adapter part to install the lefty?
    Yep. The washer is the part that spaces the standard adapter to the tapered width.
    All the pieces are present in that photo. Although I note that it has been cut so hopefully will provide the stack height you want for your stem on top of the lefty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X View Post
    Yep. The washer is the part that spaces the standard adapter to the tapered width.
    All the pieces are present in that photo. Although I note that it has been cut so hopefully will provide the stack height you want for your stem on top of the lefty.
    OK, thank you for your answer.

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    Hi,

    I have ordered a Large Tang, but stressing over the finishing kit!!!!!
    Nothing goes with the Tang so my thoughts are going for red Hope evo II hubs black rims and then using the red for all of the small things seat clamp etc, any ideas????

    Also any feedback on the Fox with the new coating please

    Thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBkid SA View Post
    Hi,

    I have ordered a Large Tang, but stressing over the finishing kit!!!!!
    Nothing goes with the Tang so my thoughts are going for red Hope evo II hubs black rims and then using the red for all of the small things seat clamp etc, any ideas????

    Also any feedback on the Fox with the new coating please

    Thks
    I have had 2 Tang bikes & have tried many colour themes & IMO Tang with Red looks cheap.

    So Gold Hubs, Gold KMC chain, Gold FSA stem spacers & Orange Jag wire cables etc.

    I will take more pictures of my RDO with different wheels & post tonight.

    The RDO needs colour coding IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I have had 2 Tang bikes & have tried many colour themes & IMO Tang with Red looks cheap.

    So Gold Hubs, Gold KMC chain, Gold FSA stem spacers & Orange Jag wire cables etc.

    I will take more pictures of my RDO with different wheels & post tonight.

    The RDO needs colour coding IMO.
    Whats wrong with going all black? The frame & fork should provide enough colour for tang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X View Post
    Whats wrong with going all black? The frame & fork should provide enough colour for tang.
    Just don't look good IMO
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    Small Frame, XTR

    Small Frame, XTR Drive train, Formula R1 brakes, Stans Crest wheels with Hope 2 hubs (20mm axle) Conti Mountain King front, Stans Raven back. Niner RDO seatpost, Edge handle bars and stem. I could have made it lighter in some places for sure but 24lbs for full suspension is pretty good.




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    I wanted a black and white RDO but next shipment is a long way off!!!!

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    Here is my 23.68# RDO.
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    Back in the saddle after more than 20 years. This is my 12.6kg (27.7lbs) trail build. Still waiting for the final grips and saddle. Crappy photos - great bike!




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    Well i got my RDO at last, rides better than expected. Now it is back to the begining as i need new talent to ride this bike as it is fast!!!!!!!, already fell my A**e off going to fast hit the deck and slid 10 mtrs, bikes ok ego is hurt!!!

    Only one problem? my wheel set is Hope Evo II on Arch rims with XT 6 bolt rotors, but i am having problems aligning the caliper and rotor to sit in the middle, it looks like i may have to shil the rotor out anyone else had this problem?
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    RDO 1x 10 XO

    Built up @ Bear Creek Bikes in Dalton GA. Weight is 25lbs 4 ozs

    Niner RDO Frame, Rock Shox Sid 15mm Tapered Fork, XO 1x 10 11/34 1070 Sram 1050 Chain, Noir Carbon SS Crank, E13 guide, Industry Nine Wheels, Stan's Flow Rims, Slant Six Tires, Ergon Grips, Niner RDO post and Carbon bar, Thomson Stem, Fizik Saddle, Hope Tech M4 Brakes 183/160, Time Carbon Attack Pedals

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    Carbon Lefty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post












    Carbon Lefty
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    DT Swiss 240s/Crest Lefty wheels
    ENVE saddlepost and handlebar
    New Ultimate stem
    so what's the weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
    so what's the weight?
    10.7 kg

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    OMG!! Nice bike!!!

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    Great looking bike .... im dreaming of a black and white in Large......

    How heavy is the large frame? ive searched everywhere but no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfuzzy View Post
    Great looking bike .... im dreaming of a black and white in Large......

    How heavy is the large frame? ive searched everywhere but no luck.
    5 Ib 3 oz for my Lge Tang
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    ... and if we just ... My NEW Custom jet9 RDO - "Ladies Version"

    Just got my Niner Jet9 RDO a few days ago. It's my first "29er" and I LOVE IT!!!

    Initially, I was skeptical as I thought it would feel too big being 5' 4", NOT SO! it's truly "O"mazing

    My build came to feather light 22 lbs



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    Here is another 1 I just built up for a riding buddy.
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    ... and if we just ... My RDO, in Los Andes Mountain! :D



    RDO pics!

    Size: S
    Color: Tang
    Stans Arch
    HuB CKs
    Handlebar Syntace Vector 680mm
    Stem : Ritchey 90mm
    Saddle: FiziK Tundra Carbon
    Fork: 2012 Terralogic 100mm 15QR
    Shifters: 2012 Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: 2012 Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur: 2012 Shino XT Type E-2
    Brake disK: Hayes Carbon Gramm
    Rotors: Ashima 160mm
    CrankSet: KCNC + BlackSpire 38-24
    Cassette : 2012 Shimano XT 11-36
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    chain: 2011 Shimano XTR 10spd
    Tires: Maxxis CrossMark LUST (very heavy)
    Seatpost: Ritchey 31.6 350mm (next-- Thompson Masterpiese 350,)






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    Just a reminder. Send me a message if any of you would like to trade. I have a near new Large Tang frame and would like to trade for a Medium Tang or Black.

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    Shock balance w lefty and fox rp23

    Quote Originally Posted by Edlisjas View Post
    10.7 kg

    Edlisjas,

    How is the balance of the lefty combined with the rp23 fox?

    BTW Nice build. I am considering pretty much the same thing just with enve wheels.

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    Me too...

    Have the Lefty and the wheels (picture below...P321/Enve w/cutom red decals.) Hopefully my medium black frame will be arriving in the next month or so...was told March back when it was ordered last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    Have the Lefty and the wheels (picture below...P321/Enve w/cutom red decals.) Hopefully my medium black frame will be arriving in the next month or so...was told March back when it was ordered last year.
    There will be a few of us with Lefty RDO's. My Vana RDO should ship this week. My Experimental Prototype carbon lefty steerer will hopefully ship in the next week ish. Then I'll build it up.

    My wheels are I9's on Crests I built up from a set of 26" I9 Ultralite's I had.
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    ... and if we just ...

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