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    Rip 9 RDO with 150mm Rockshox Pike

    Rip 9 RDO with 150mm Rockshox Pike-img_20130630_171439.jpg

    A-C measurement of the 150mm Pike is approximately 7 mm shorter than the Fox 34 Float 140mm I had on there, so more travel and lower bar height

    Performance wise, it's not even close. The Pike is so supple and stays up in the travel with out of the saddle efforts. It really does feel like a coil fork. Very impressive.

    If you could run a piggyback shock on this frame I would have my dream bike. Please Niner release a WFO RDO

    Almost forgot, weight as pictured is 26.7 lbs.

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    Veeeeery Nice

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    Yes I am so impressed with the Pike on my Rip9 RDO as well.

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    You're my inspiration sir! Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
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    Very impressive. Weight as pictured is 26.7 lbs.
    Lemme know when you're ready to sell that rig. I call dibs!

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    Which offset did you go with? I really want this on my 2010 Rip9 which im running a 140 marz micro ti on. The marz offset is supposed to be 44mm, so im not sure if id like the 46mm or 51mm offset of the pike better.
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    I'm running the 51mm offset since that is what I'm used to with the Fox 34. It makes the wheelbase a tad longer, but quickens the steering some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    You're my inspiration sir! Thanks for the advice.
    I'm pleased you are enjoying it.

    I'm away on holiday at the moment, cant wait to get home tonight & get out for a ride tomorrow on mine.

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    Looks like 51mm offset pikes are back ordered till end of August... I have a good deal waiting on the std offset pike, it's only 5mm difference and it'll still have more offset than my marz. Think the difference is that noticeable? I'm not unhappy with my steering as-is.
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    I'd say go for it, especially if the 51mm offset are delayed.

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    Did it... Man Im excited. Every review Ive read sounds like this is exactly what I want in a fork.
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    Rip 9 RDO with 150mm Rockshox Pike

    Curious to know how it compares to the 2014 34mm Float. Anyone ridden both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Curious to know how it compares to the 2014 34mm Float. Anyone ridden both?
    I haven't ridden the 2014 Float but the Pike is night & day better IMO than the fox 34's Talas's I have ridden.

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    Rip 9 RDO with 150mm Rockshox Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I haven't ridden the 2014 Float but the Pike is night & day better IMO than the fox 34's Talas's I have ridden.
    2014 Talas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    2014 Talas?
    No, 2012 & 2013 to be fair.

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    Hey Colin,

    Love this set-up. Super nice bike! I set up a RIP 9 RDO a few months ago and the PIKE was announced after my bike was built up. Thanks for the pic and description.
    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - hst

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    That's a beautiful bike!!!

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    Colin+M, looking at both the RIP RDO and Ripley as my next bike and first carbon one. Riding '10 RIP now. Reading from Ibis forum I believe you have both. Seem to be very similar bikes, depending on how they're built up. Also going with the Pike. Can you give us a little comparison? Which one do you like to ride more?

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    I don't currently have both bikes as I sold my Ripley a month or so ago due to it being a tad small.

    These two bikes are polar opposites however. I would label the Ripley as 80% XC/ 20% Aggressive Trail, whereas I would say the opposite is true for the Rip RDO.

    The Ripley accelerates like no other. The Rip RDO isn't a bad pedaling bike at all, but it isn't a Ripley. The Rip climbs tech better than the Ripley IMO.

    When the trail points downward, the Rip RDO really shines and jumps/pops/carves with the best of them. The Ripley feels outgunned in this regard.

    Either bike could be a "quiver killer, one bike does it all", it just depends on what your focus is on.

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    Did you have the Ripley set up with 140 or 120 fork? The spec list have the Riplley a little slacker with same fork. Do you think that the Ripley being small contributed to your impression? Just curious as I probably won't be able to test ride either one. Thanks.

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    Very nice looking bike.
    The black and white combination is sharp.

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    Sweet!
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    A little bit of pee just trickled out of my pipi when I saw that.

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