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    RDO pics!

    A little Memphis bling for you:



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    Man, if I ever get into XC riding it would be a tough call between the RDO and an A9 Carbon! They are both super sexy bikes in tang!
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    All three color schemes are sweet. I'd have to go black and tang being a San Francisco Giants fan but man the licorice is one mean lookin' machine, nice!

    I'm signed up to test the regular Jet 9 at a Niner demo event tomorrow, hope there's an RDO to give a Wayne and Garth not worthy salute to!

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    That is one super sexy bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    A little Memphis bling for you:



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    Nice bike & the gold sets it off nice, I hope you are going to put a Gols KMC chain on it.
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    I will add my wifes bike to this & will put mine up in the next hour or so.
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    This is my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic
    Nice bike & the gold sets it off nice, I hope you are going to put a Gols KMC chain on it.
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    Seatpost cable routing is external :-(

    I thought there is a provisioning for routing the seatpost cable internally
    Have a tang frame on order and was thinking on getting a susser seatpost. It looks like I'll be getting the one w/o remote lever. I am sorry but the tie wraps are intrusive to the naked eye.
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    That's just me using the seatpost clamp bolt as a holder for my loose front derailleur cable. It routes through the frame and out from under the BB shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    That's just me using the seatpost clamp bolt as a holder for my loose front derailleur cable. It routes through the frame and out from under the BB shell.
    I think he was referring to Muzz's RDO.

    All great looking bikes...especially digging yours Andrea. I don't think I would change a thing on that build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronunu View Post
    I thought there is a provisioning for routing the seatpost cable internally
    Have a tang frame on order and was thinking on getting a susser seatpost. It looks like I'll be getting the one w/o remote lever. I am sorry but the tie wraps are intrusive to the naked eye.
    Other than that, bike is totally gorgeous
    It is sad to have to put the cable ties on but I have always gone for function over looks & wouldn't go for the none remote, I seem to need to drop the seat alot on some tracks to ride under low tree branches.

    The hose hides againest the black of the frame & I could paint the cable ties if it gets to me, But all said & done its not as ugly as the 1 that rides it.
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    Hi muzzanic,
    Very Nice bike! Can you tell me your size please? And the saddle height on the pics?
    I'm 6'5" but i like short bike and the XL seem to be very long for me...

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    Best looking RDO I have seen so far. Good work, Andrea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb@stien View Post
    Hi muzzanic,
    Very Nice bike! Can you tell me your size please? And the saddle height on the pics?
    I'm 6'5" but i like short bike and the XL seem to be very long for me...

    Sorry for my bad english, i'm french
    The bike is a Large, I'm 6 foot, 180 lb & run my seat at 800mm from the centre of the cranks with the tape running inline with the seat post.

    I can ride a Med but because I run my seat higher than most people my height ( Knee problems ) the Lge works better for me
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    Here is my new race rig. I am waiting for the matching orange fork. The stem is pretty long and the steer tube isn't cut, so a few tweaks left to do. It comes in at 23.2 lbs.
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    Anyone who use a 120mm fork?

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    Hey Muzzanic,

    When will you be posting your review ?
    It would be awesome if you could include a video.

    I'm still waiting for a local shop to get their first rdo so I can finally see one in person.

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    Mine landed today,

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    Very poor picture! Speks are as follows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olasun View Post
    Anyone who use a 120mm fork?
    I will when mine comes in. Have a 2012 Revelation RLTi 120mm on order. Have been told "End of August" of my frame, but don't expect it to be here in the next two days. Hopefully not too much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olasun View Post
    Anyone who use a 120mm fork?
    Yes 120mm XX & it feels great.
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    Tis finished! Summary of my first ride report: HOLY SH1T, THIS BIKE IS FAST!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog93 View Post
    Hey Muzzanic,

    When will you be posting your review ?
    It would be awesome if you could include a video.

    I'm still waiting for a local shop to get their first rdo so I can finally see one in person.
    It will be sunday as I have a big ride planed Saturday night.
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    Getting there....

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    has anyone had a hard time getting the internal cables set up?

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    Other than Nokon being a PITA to install, it's easier than the A9C for sure.
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    All built up and ready to ride. Weighed in at 24.6 pounds. The cable routing was easier than I thought it would be. Good video on Niner's website that I would highly recommend. I will post pics within the next couple of days. It matches the A9C sitting right next to it!

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    You may have this already on your list but a thompson stem with the gold dressup kit

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    Yeah, I plan on getting a Thompson once I figure out the exact size I want.
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    The small & the large together,

    I'm yet to trim down the hose for the Reverb seat post so that is why there looks like alot of cable under the Handle bars on the Large Tang.

    I have a set of Gold I9 Flow wheels coming for the Tang bike to finish it off better.
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    Guys, Ive been reading through some of the Ibis post about the 120mm ripley (same as RIP) and its amazing to hear what people say about travel. To me, the RDO is a perfect cross between weight, and travel for an all mountain, anytime bike. I know its considered Race Day Optimized or whatever, but from those of you who have ridden yours already, do you consider it an anywhere/any day type bike?? Seems like four inches of travel plus the 29er wheels is more than enough for most places (obviously we are not talking downhill riding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseman View Post
    Guys, Ive been reading through some of the Ibis post about the 120mm ripley (same as RIP) and its amazing to hear what people say about travel. To me, the RDO is a perfect cross between weight, and travel for an all mountain, anytime bike. I know its considered Race Day Optimized or whatever, but from those of you who have ridden yours already, do you consider it an anywhere/any day type bike?? Seems like four inches of travel plus the 29er wheels is more than enough for most places (obviously we are not talking downhill riding)
    Yes I do & I really like the feel of the bike, It feels stiff & strong.

    I have a set of crest wheels but 90 % of the riding I do will be on my Flows
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    Can someone who as ridden a specialized Epic and now has the rdo let me know what you think of the two? I'm totally sold on the Epic and about 90% there on the rdo. My only hold up is the brain on the epic. I know the brain works SOOO well and makes the bike ride like a hardtail so I would just like to know what the RDO rides like.

    Also the building of the bike...I know from building an air 9 carbon that running the cables is not the easiest thing in the world. It seems like niner made this a lot simpler on the RDO. The one thing I don't like about the air 9 carbon is that you have to remove the press fit CYA BB adapter to get to the cables in the BB. I was wondering what this is like in the RDO? Any pics would be awesome too.

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    I haven't ridden an Epic, but I'd say that the advantage of the RDO is that the performance of the suspension is in its physical design rather than through a proprietary device.

    And yes, the RDO cable routing is a lot easier than the A9C. I've got both
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    I just sold my Epic after riding my RDO. The brain is a nice feature, but I like the feel of the RDO sooooo much better.. The suspension is unique and the performance is amazing! I did a short 26 mile race on it 2 days after I bought it and it handled like a dream. I took 1st so I am sold on it lol.. Also, by not having a brain it means less to break. My brain went out 2 times in 7 months and I am 130lbs and not a very aggressive rider. As far as the cable routing, it was very easy and I didn't have to remove the BB..I don't know if it is easier than the A9C, I made mine (A9C) a singlespeed.....
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    Nice ride Andrea.
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    ... and if we just ... Talas on the RDO

    Saw couple of folks here going for the Talas.
    Seriously considering 120 for getting the BB a bit higher, slacker handling with technical terrain, occasional mini air shows. Wondering if TALAS really fits the bill here. Had a 140mm TALAS on my Titus ML and I should confess, 99% of the time I was riding on its full extension 140mm even on long climbs. Was too lazy to fiddle with it, although it was a click click dial thingy.
    Some vicious friends of mine claim that Talas takes a toll on small bump compliance, so if this is true then I would opt for a plain 120 RLC.
    Other than that it looks like a winner, weight penalty is none and black looks smooth on a tang RDO. Just one click to choose from, even a a bum like myself should sort that out when no oxygen gets to my brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronunu View Post
    Saw couple of folks here going for the Talas.
    Seriously considering 120 for getting the BB a bit higher, slacker handling with technical terrain, occasional mini air shows. Wondering if TALAS really fits the bill here. Had a 140mm TALAS on my Titus ML and I should confess, 99% of the time I was riding on its full extension 140mm even on long climbs. Was too lazy to fiddle with it, although it was a click click dial thingy.
    Some vicious friends of mine claim that Talas takes a toll on small bump compliance, so if this is true then I would opt for a plain 120 RLC.
    Other than that it looks like a winner, weight penalty is none and black looks smooth on a tang RDO. Just one click to choose from, even a a bum like myself should sort that out when no oxygen gets to my brain.
    Going to a 120RLC would be fine on this bike for climbing,I went foe a good ride in the forest on mine in the weekend & gave it plenty of good tests on climbing & even had the Crests on it to make it even lighter in the front.

    I did a bit if technical riding on mine & the bike works great.

    I'm not sure if that is the type of riding you like that you would ever use anything other than the 120mm.

    Even when I cought up some 26er riders on climbs (in there lowest granny gear )were there was only 1 rut to ride in & no way around them & almost coming to a stall when they fell off & I had to put the power on to get past the bike would push forward & go were as my Tallboy with a 120mm XX fork in that same situation would dive into it's rear travel, move your weight back & pick the front wheel up & stall the bike & you had to stop.

    Keeping the front wheel on the ground on the RDO is not an effort on the steep climbs were as on the Tallboy I often just couldn't do it, I thought it may have just been because the tallboy was lighter than what my Rip9 & Jet9 were but thats not it at all my RDO is a touch lighter than the tallboy because of the XX group.

    I alway liked my Rip9 much more than my Jet9 ( Not saying I didn't like my Jet9 ) but the RDO well it is just such a jump forward I haven't written a ride review yet because I'm trying to work out how to tame it down enough to make people beleave it & yet not sell the bike short.
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    Thanks Muzz,
    I am into pretty much all the styles up to and not including free ride. Could say endurance and technical XC with occasional all mountain stuff. My preferred terrain is usually pointing up, as technical as it can be pushing the envelope of balance and power thrusts through switchbacks and rocks. I ride a lot of single speed over a Niner SIR mashing technical material, endurance stuff left to a 2x9 Lynskey. Both bikes sport a 100mm RLC, Stan Archs over CKs and Hopes (three bikes with these hoops, nothing will convince me to change them). 100mm is a tad short for getting down fast or rocky, I am riding on the endo edge game every two rides or so. I want a bit more travel to get more relaxed on descents.
    I would reduce the Talas to 95 over ultra steep climbs and maybe long fire roads to decrease drag. On the other hand 25mm may be too little to make a difference.
    Would love to hold on hardtails for ever, I am getting older and my lower back has no replacement suspension components to fix the pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronunu View Post
    Thanks Muzz,
    I am into pretty much all the styles up to and not including free ride. Could say endurance and technical XC with occasional all mountain stuff. My preferred terrain is usually pointing up, as technical as it can be pushing the envelope of balance and power thrusts through switchbacks and rocks. I ride a lot of single speed over a Niner SIR mashing technical material, endurance stuff left to a 2x9 Lynskey. Both bikes sport a 100mm RLC, Stan Archs over CKs and Hopes (three bikes with these hoops, nothing will convince me to change them). 100mm is a tad short for getting down fast or rocky, I am riding on the endo edge game every two rides or so. I want a bit more travel to get more relaxed on descents.
    I would reduce the Talas to 95 over ultra steep climbs and maybe long fire roads to decrease drag. On the other hand 25mm may be too little to make a difference.
    Would love to hold on hardtails for ever, I am getting older and my lower back has no replacement suspension components to fix the pain.
    The Rip9 climbs well with a 120 & a 140 infact it climbed as well with the 140 as it did with the 120mm fork.

    The idea of going down to 95mm on climbs is good but I think you won't bother much.

    I think you would be much better off with a 110-140 Rock Shox because you already have climbing bikes you what a fun bike.
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    stick with fox talus, its so much smoother than rockshox. Thats just a personal opinion

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    Huh, my latest RLC 2010 had issues with sticky grit and screwed up seals right off the box. Got ripped off smoothness and reliability wise.
    I am giving FOX another chance as 2012 models have improved seals and Kashima, nevertheless I am handing over the cheque with a trembling hand ...
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    How are you guys setting up your rear shock per weight? I saw the sag set up, but how does that translate into weight per pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub View Post
    Have been told "End of August" of my frame, but don't expect it to be here in the next two days. Hopefully not too much longer.
    Sigh, still no sign of my frame. Dealer called to ask but got a standard canned response. I was hoping since my dealer is about 10 miles from the Niner CO office he might get a little more information than that but this is what he got:

    "I don't really have any updates specifically. We are shipping them first
    order in, first order out"

    My order was in to the dealer within two hours of the announcement, and he tells me he put my order to Niner in very shortly after that too so I was hoping I'd have mine by now. I've kind of set an informal deadline in my head that if it isn't here by 10/1 then I'll cancel. Even if that happens, I may end up on a RDO at some point but will take the time over the winter moths to explore some other options since the weather will turn shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub View Post
    Sigh, still no sign of my frame. Dealer called to ask but got a standard canned response. I was hoping since my dealer is about 10 miles from the Niner CO office he might get a little more information than that but this is what he got:

    "I don't really have any updates specifically. We are shipping them first
    order in, first order out"

    My order was in to the dealer within two hours of the announcement, and he tells me he put my order to Niner in very shortly after that too so I was hoping I'd have mine by now. I've kind of set an informal deadline in my head that if it isn't here by 10/1 then I'll cancel. Even if that happens, I may end up on a RDO at some point but will take the time over the winter moths to explore some other options since the weather will turn shortly.
    I hope you get it soon, They are a stunning bike I would hate to see you settle for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I hope you get it soon, They are a stunning bike I would hate to see you settle for something else.
    Yeah I hear you. I'm not saying that I won't go ahead and get one eventually, but if I can't get it till December then I might as well wait and just pick something up in April when ski season is over. Its still on the top of my list, just thinking I'd take the winter months to reevaluate my options if I can't get it in time to get some good rides on it this year.

    I tend to ride my SIR9 SS all winter long, my suspension bikes sit a lot from Nov - March.

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    Upset Delays, delays

    My tang RDO on order will not arrive as promised either
    Could swap it for a white but nooooo, I have to have tang. My SS SIR is tang and so shall be the RDO, madly in love with this color. That is if I do not cancel the order mostly because I am really pissed off. Tang or nothing.
    Was really counting on that sweet suspension to carry me on long rides, especially with cooler weather kicking in.
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    Andrea help please

    Andrea tried to send you a pm but being a new member it wont let me. Anyway love the build, my rdo will be here in a few weeks, can you post a components breakdown on your bike, it looks and im sure rides absolutely awesome. Thx

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    Guys, anybody weighted their Large RDO frame? There is some nice looking builds on here!

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    And what about XLs? never seen one, do someone have it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavAndy View Post
    Guys, anybody weighted their Large RDO frame? There is some nice looking builds on here!
    Yes Lge Tang 5.03 lb
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    Actually 5 pounds 3 oz which is 5.1875 pounds to be exact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Actually 5 pounds 3 oz which is 5.1875 pounds to be exact.
    I couldn't make out which setting in the photo as it is blurry. But I've noticed that is a common mistake people make.

    My scale does both decimal pounds, and pounds and ounces.
    So I give the benefit of the doubt.
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    I built this baby up with trails in mind, but capable of racing now and then hence some heavy (durable) parts.

    Tips the scale at 11420g as pictured.

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    MTBR has shrunk the pictures. For a better look, go over to niners FB page.
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    Nice

    Nice build. If you dont mind what size frame is that?

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    Medium.
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    Fux,

    Nice bike. Just to get the sizing down, how tall are you and what's your inseam? I'm between the Med and large RDO's. I currently have a med 2010 RIP9 and med 2009 ONE9. The ONE9 "feels" small compared to my old med 2006 SIR9. We measured both the One9 and Sir9 and found the One9 1cm shorter in the ETT. I'm 6'1/2" with a 34" inseam (not pant).

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    I realy ride bikes that are too big for me.

    I`m 5`7 with a 31 inseam. I had a 2006 Sir9 in small but went up in sizing when I hopped on the RIP9 last year. I also owned a A9C (err, 2 actually ) both those in medium too.

    I can`t image what a 6 and a half footer, would look like on a medium apart from silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l84biking View Post
    Fux,

    Nice bike. Just to get the sizing down, how tall are you and what's your inseam? I'm between the Med and large RDO's. I currently have a med 2010 RIP9 and med 2009 ONE9. The ONE9 "feels" small compared to my old med 2006 SIR9. We measured both the One9 and Sir9 and found the One9 1cm shorter in the ETT. I'm 6'1/2" with a 34" inseam (not pant).

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    Just to demonstrate what I mean about size, here is a picture with little me @ 5`7 on a medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l84biking View Post
    Fux,

    Nice bike. Just to get the sizing down, how tall are you and what's your inseam? I'm between the Med and large RDO's. I currently have a med 2010 RIP9 and med 2009 ONE9. The ONE9 "feels" small compared to my old med 2006 SIR9. We measured both the One9 and Sir9 and found the One9 1cm shorter in the ETT. I'm 6'1/2" with a 34" inseam (not pant).

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    Hi I'm 6 ft & 34 inseam & ride a Large RDO & there is no way I would feel right on a Med.

    I do however ride with a very high seat height 800mm.

    The RDO feels small when riding so if you are in any doubt on med go lge.
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    Muzzanic, What size Jet 9 aluminum did you ride? I am 5'11" and find the medium a perfect fit. 33" inseam. Just had the wife measure me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    Muzzanic, What size Jet 9 aluminum did you ride? I am 5'11" and find the medium a perfect fit. 33" inseam. Just had the wife measure me.
    I rode a Large Jet9 & Rip9 Alloy

    Lots of people say what there inseam is but don't talk about there seat height.

    I do lots of very steep switch backs both up & down & because I use such a high seat height ( 800mm ) for the climbs having the weight of the Bars,Fork & wheel further forward helped keep the front wheel on the ground not that the RDO has any problem there even in places I just couldn't ride the Tallboy.

    Also on the down's the extra length stops my weight going infront of the bars.

    Take note though I'm now riding stuff that I said I would never ever try 2 years ago ( Thats what a Rip9 does to you )
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    My Jet 9 alum seat height is 740mm or 29.125". Any taller for me just feels like over extension on the legs. So I think I am on the edge between a medium and a large Jet 9 RDO. Because I ride many twisty trails I like the shortest wheel base possible. Put me in the camp of liking steep head tube angles. I just don't click with the relaxed angle some trail bikes offer. I welcome more suspension though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    My Jet 9 alum seat height is 740mm or 29.125". Any taller for me just feels like over extension on the legs. So I think I am on the edge between a medium and a large Jet 9 RDO. Because I ride many twisty trails I like the shortest wheel base possible. Put me in the camp of liking steep head tube angles. I just don't click with the relaxed angle some trail bikes offer. I welcome more suspension though.
    Yes if you run that seat height then I think you would like the med more, 1 of my friends who is 6 ft & rides a med Anthem x29 & also runs his seat at 740mm did a little ride on my bike & didn't say it felt to big ( he did say I run my bars higher than he likes ) & thats just adjustment.

    I will drop the bars on my bike & get him to take my bike for another ride & see what he thinks of the bike size & let you know.

    He is now at a point were he thinks the Anthem X29 just isn't enough bike for him but he is a Giant dealer & really needs to stay on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Hi I'm 6 ft & 34 inseam & ride a Large RDO & there is no way I would feel right on a Med.

    I do however ride with a very high seat height 800mm.

    The RDO feels small when riding so if you are in any doubt on med go lge.
    Muzzanic,

    Thanks for the info. I ride a 785mm seat height. I figured a large RDO would be a better fit with the new ETT's.

    Fux,

    That picture says a lot. Thanks for your input and photo.

    Now, I just need to sell my med RIP9 to pick up an RDO.

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    Help

    What stem are you guys using on your RDO, zero degrees, ten degrees? Using a carbon niner flat top bar and trying to figure which stem to get and why??? Thx
    Niner's site states it uses a Thompson x4 but does not specify degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carroll1137 View Post
    What stem are you guys using on your RDO, zero degrees, ten degrees? Using a carbon niner flat top bar and trying to figure which stem to get and why??? Thx
    Niner's site states it uses a Thompson x4 but does not specify degrees.
    Well how Tall are you ?

    I'm 6 ft, Ride a Large & run my seat very high ( 800mm ) & run 1x 10mm spacer, 0 deg 70mm long Easton stem with 20mm riser bar & a 120mm travel fork that also lifts the bars.
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    5"9" ordered a 120 Talas with the niner flattop bar, thinking I should get a 90 or 100mm zero degree. LBS said if it was wrong they would get me another but I'm thinking when the RDO gets here I will not want to sit around waiting on another stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carroll1137 View Post
    5"9" ordered a 120 Talas with the niner flattop bar, thinking I should get a 90 or 100mm zero degree. LBS said if it was wrong they would get me another but I'm thinking when the RDO gets here I will not want to sit around waiting on another stem.
    Without having a Frame size, seat height or intended use & saying a properbike fit is always good.

    I would guess that you would be better with a 6 or 10 deg stem fliped upside down & if your on a Med frame maybe somewere around a 80mm stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fux View Post


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    Carroll- I'm on a small and using a 90mm, -20d stem. I like my bars to be about even with my seat, so with my fork set at 120mm, I need the drop on the stem to get to that setup.

    Here's a pic- I'm gonna cut that extra bit of steertube off pretty soon:


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    Well it looks like it may be my turn finally...Preliminary word from my dealer is that my frame is in the batch of frames that are / were shipping out from Niner this week.

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    So the guys with the new Fox forks.....are you still stoked about the performance after you put some miles on them? Or stick with the Reba....Think I'm going to sell my Tallboy and try the RDO. Just want to try the fox fork if you have good feedback...Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz View Post
    So the guys with the new Fox forks.....are you still stoked about the performance after you put some miles on them? Or stick with the Reba....Think I'm going to sell my Tallboy and try the RDO. Just want to try the fox fork if you have good feedback...Thanks
    Throw that Reba as far as you can and strap on a '12 Fox w/Kashima coating......my 34 is absolutely the BOMB on my WFO! Out of the box it's nearly as good as my PUSH'd F29 120mm on my Sultan.



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    Anyone looking for a medium Tang RDO frame immediately? I know where one is. A Niner dealer has one in stock....pre-order got cancelled and they have it on the shelf ready for immediate purchase.

    PM me for more info.....this won't be available for long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro View Post
    Throw that Reba as far as you can and strap on a '12 Fox w/Kashima coating......my 34 is absolutely the BOMB on my WFO! Out of the box it's nearly as good as my PUSH'd F29 120mm on my Sultan.



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    Having ridden both the 2012 Rock shox & the Fox 34, The fox is a nice fork & yes I would own 1 but I think it has fallen short of what it could have been, It still has alot of for & aft flex in the crown form what is IIMO to light.

    I would for sure for the same money have the Rock shox fork with I9 wheels with stans rims over a Fox 34 with Stans wheel & hubs even if the Rims on both were the same.
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    Andrea, your bike just looks killer classy. But I am so damn happy with my Jet in XL... If they ever made a Jet PDO (Play Day Optimized) with a 68.5 degree head tube with a 120mm, I'd be scrambling. I've not demo'd a RDO yet... but the reports coming back make me think I should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Andrea, your bike just looks killer classy. But I am so damn happy with my Jet in XL... If they ever made a Jet PDO (Play Day Optimized) with a 68.5 degree head tube with a 120mm, I'd be scrambling. I've not demo'd a RDO yet... but the reports coming back make me think I should.
    They do you take the crests off & fit flows & a dropper seat post.

    As for the HA well is that a fox 34 in your pocket ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    Carroll- I'm on a small and using a 90mm, -20d stem. I like my bars to be about even with my seat, so with my fork set at 120mm, I need the drop on the stem to get to that setup.

    Here's a pic- I'm gonna cut that extra bit of steertube off pretty soon:


    hello Andrea!!

    i love this bike!!

    please more Pics!!

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    Newly built RDO from Manila.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Clean View Post
    Newly built RDO from Manila.



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    Now go & get it dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat@bike.orbea View Post
    hello Andrea!!

    i love this bike!!

    please more Pics!!
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    your seat is too high and not level!





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    Carroll- I'm on a small and using a 90mm, -20d stem. I like my bars to be about even with my seat, so with my fork set at 120mm, I need the drop on the stem to get to that setup.

    Here's a pic- I'm gonna cut that extra bit of steertube off pretty soon:


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    my RDO

    Its taken forever for me to get pics of this up cause I have been riding it so much, but here it is.

    RDO size Medium Tang
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    Fizik aliante XM saddle
    2.4 mountain king front, and 2.2 Maxxis ignitor rear

    Awesome bike, totally impressed.
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    Hello nurserman!! Please + photos!!

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    images should be attached.. Will add more, better pics when I get a chance.

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    I can't post my pics till I get to 5 posts.

    Has anyone had the experience of doing the internal cable routing? What a pisser that was.

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    very nice

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    Just finished last night. Have not ridden yet. Weather's been pretty crappy in Upstate NY.

    Damn,I need 10 posts to put in a link.

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    Small Vanna White. I'm 5' 6 1/2" Just finished putting together. Much different beast than my old (but still loved) GF Sugar 1






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    Quote Originally Posted by c2rower View Post
    Just finished last night. Have not ridden yet. Weather's been pretty crappy in Upstate NY.

    Damn,I need 10 posts to put in a link.
    Well your next post will be 10
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    Very nice one!

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    Anyone using an extra chain protector besides the off fabric one? Does the chain even have a possibility to hit the ' naked' carbon.

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    I have been tempted to put a lizard skin on top on the existing protector... which looks very good... But I guess the point of it is to not run an additional protector...

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    I just use the one it came with and the chain doesn`t bang on anything else.
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    The chain protector actually looks pretty rugged.

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    Btw hoe big of a brake disc can me mounted in the rear without adapter? I have a 140mm but thinking of going for a160mm.

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    My RDO



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    Very nice build!

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