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    RIP 9 RDO Build Plans

    To those of you that have ordered, or plan on ordering a new rip 9 rdo frame what is your build plan?
    Here is mine:
    Xl frame
    Wheels- Enve am on dt240
    Fork- Fox 34 talas 140
    Headset- Canecreek
    Brakes- xtr trail 203 front 180 rear
    Handlebar- thomson carbon am
    Stem- Thomson x4 90mm
    Grips-odi ruffian
    Crank- xtr trail 2x10
    Front derailleur- xt
    Rear- xtr shadow plus
    Cassette- xt
    Chain- xt
    Saddle-wtb Silverado
    Tires- Hans dampf front and nobby nic rear
    Seatpost- kind shock lev dropper

    Since this bike is so versatile it should be interesting to see different riders build.
    So, what do you have planned?

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    That build is the bees-nees. Or will be...

    Love the HD/NN or RaRa combo.
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    Mine will be a Lge frame,

    I will run a Tower pro 140 fork some times, Fox 34 other times ( Float , Not Talas ), I might try a Reverlation in it aswell.

    XX world cup brakes with 180mm rotors front & rear.

    XX1 Group set.

    Niner carbon bar with Easton Mag stem.

    All bolts will be Ti

    Industry Nine Torch Carbon wheels with 2.35 Nobby Nic rear & Hans Dumpf 2.35 front.

    Reynolds Carbon's with 2.4 Racing ralph's

    Industry Nine with flow rims with Nobby Nic 2.35 front & rear.

    I have a Reverb for it but may go to Fox Doss.

    Ti pedals

    Ergon grips

    I like to swap parts around so It will change spec often.

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    Is there any word on niner builds or is it going to be frame or frame and fork only?
    I am looking at a XO or XT build with a fox 34 140 talas. The rest is still up in the air.

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    Yeah, there was plans for a complete option. I'm sure they will do their "star" options on it eventually. Not sure when, though. I'm also waiting to see if there are options there.

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    Curious...why go with 2-3 different forks of the same travel?

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Mine will be a Lge frame,

    I will run a Tower pro 140 fork some times, Fox 34 other times ( Float , Not Talas ), I might try a Reverlation in it aswell.

    XX world cup brakes with 180mm rotors front & rear.

    XX1 Group set.

    Niner carbon bar with Easton Mag stem.

    All bolts will be Ti

    Industry Nine Torch Carbon wheels with 2.35 Nobby Nic rear & Hans Dumpf 2.35 front.

    Reynolds Carbon's with 2.4 Racing ralph's

    Industry Nine with flow rims with Nobby Nic 2.35 front & rear.

    I have a Reverb for it but may go to Fox Doss.

    Ti pedals

    Ergon grips

    I like to swap parts around so It will change spec often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Curious...why go with 2-3 different forks of the same travel?
    Because I wouldn't want to go for RDO.

    Forks can have the same travel & still work very different, I'm just keen to know what 1 I like best for my riding.

    I'm sure I will have some friend that will be keen to buy these bikes for there next bike so it would be nice to give them imput that is not guess work.

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    mine would be
    Niner rip RDO in M size
    Wheels : american classic tubeless All mountain rim (black white and grey) with blue Chris King Iso disc and Sapim Cx ray (black with blue nuts)
    Tires : Spe Ground control UST GRID 2.1 front, and Fastrack GRID UST 2.00 rear
    Fork : Fox float 140mm RLC Fit with preparation
    Race face next SL Flat Wide Bar (blue) 720mm
    Race Face Turbine Stem in 70mm -6
    Sram XO (red) complete drive train with type 2 rear derailleur medium cage, 36/22 crankset with bash.
    Shimano XTR cassette in 11-36
    Formula R1 brakes (black and red)
    Chris king bottom bracket (red), headset (red), spacers (red)
    Waiting for April 2013 for the new Thomson command post
    Saddle : WTB Devo
    XTR trail pedals

    March will be loooooong to comes !
    Last edited by mychikine; 01-15-2013 at 08:17 AM.

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    Uh... only three responses??

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    Well, if I get one, it'll probably be just the frame, and I'll be swapping parts over from my RIP9. Not that exciting to list out, but very exciting for me!

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    I was on the fence between the Jet9 RDO and Rip9 RDO I decided to go with the Jet9 due to availability. Need my bike by the first of March and Niner couldn't commit to a delivery on the Rip9.

    My Rip9 RDO would have been:

    M frame
    Thomson stem, post and carbon XC bars
    Fox 34 Float 140mm
    XT Brakes
    Full XT drivetrain 2x10
    Bontrager RL saddle
    White Industries MI6 Hubs laced to Stans Arch EX rims
    Maxxis Ardents
    Oury Lock-ons
    XT pedals
    Chris King headset

    The Jet9 RDO build is the same but the fork is a 32 Float 120mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Well, if I get one, it'll probably be just the frame, and I'll be swapping parts over from my RIP9. Not that exciting to list out, but very exciting for me!
    Here's what I would do though:

    RIP 9 RDO Med
    Fox 34 140
    XT Brakes
    XT Drivetrain
    Thompson X4 Stem
    Niner RDO Bars
    Thompson Elite Post
    Salsa Clamp
    Odi Rogue Grips
    Eclat Slim Pedals
    Spesh Roval Control SL Wheels
    Schwalbe HD Front, NN Back

    I think that covers it...

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    $2900 just for the frame!! If I could afford the frame (big if) it would hang above my work bench for the next year until I could afford to buy a build kit.

    In about a year though, I will graduate and hopefully get an engineering job. Then I shall buy one!

    Until then, I look forward to drooling over all these builds when posted!
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    Frame size

    I'm 5'11" tall. What size RIP frame would you guy's recommend?

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadmaster View Post
    I'm 5'11" tall. What size RIP frame would you guy's recommend?

    Thx
    You're in between. Probably L if you want stability, M if you want to throw it around a little.

    Im 5'10" and ride a M with a 60mm stem and a 15mm riser bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wadmaster View Post
    I'm 5'11" tall. What size RIP frame would you guy's recommend?

    Thx
    I'm thinking Med unless you ride with a very high seat height.

    I'm 6 ft & ride a large but I have my seat at 800mm so find the Lge better going up or down.

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    Oooops. Wrong thread. Removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mychikine View Post
    mine would be
    Niner rip RDO in M size
    Wheels : american classic tubeless All mountain rim (black white and grey) with blue Chris King Iso disc and Sapim Cx ray (black with blue nuts)
    Tires : Spe Ground control UST GRID 2.1 front, and Fastrack GRID UST 2.00 rear
    Fork : Fox float 140mm RLC Fit with preparation
    Race face next SL Flat Wide Bar (blue) 720mm
    Race Face Turbine Stem in 70mm -6
    Sram XO (red) complete drive train with type 2 rear derailleur medium cage, 36/22 crankset with bash.
    Shimano XTR cassette in 11-36
    Formula R1 brakes (black and red)
    Chris king bottom bracket (red), headset (red), spacers (red)
    Waiting for April 2013 for the new Thomson command post
    Saddle : WTB Devo
    XTR trail pedals

    March will be loooooong to comes !
    Why the XTR cassette? XO is cheaper and lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post
    Why the XTR cassette? XO is cheaper and lighter.
    I've paid it "only" 100 (134 US $) at Chain Reaction Cycle, and at that time I expected to have a full XTR but because XTR crankset are not available in 2 x 10 36/22 chainrings, I give up the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mychikine View Post
    I've paid it "only" 100 (134 US $) at Chain Reaction Cycle, and at that time I expected to have a full XTR but because XTR crankset are not available in 2 x 10 36/22 chainrings, I give up the idea.
    Makes sense. That's a smoking deal on the cassette.

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    Already have all the parts, just sitting there longing for a frame.

    Frame - Niner RIP9 RDO - XL
    Fork - Fox 34 29 - 140mm
    Wheelset - Roval Control Trail SL 29
    Seatpost - Kindshock LEV
    Brakeset - Shimano XTR Trail
    Rear Der - Shimano XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Der - Shimano XTR
    Shifters - Shimano XTR
    Crankset - Shimano XTR 26-38T
    Cassette - Shimano XTR
    Chain - Shimano XTR
    Headset - Chris King Inset 3 - Red
    BB - Chris King - Red
    Handlebars - Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem - Easton EA70
    Guard - MRP XCG Chain Guard
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Candy 3 - Blue
    Tire R - Continental X-King
    Tire F - Panaracer Rampage
    Grips - Oury Grips - Steel Blue
    Saddle - WTB Pure

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    I wonder what Niners thoughts are on putting the 150mm Fox 34 on this bike. Run the fork at 120mm for most riding and 150mm when you point it down hill.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Nice!
    Quote Originally Posted by hamster styles View Post
    Already have all the parts, just sitting there longing for a frame.

    Frame - Niner RIP9 RDO - XL
    Fork - Fox 34 29 - 140mm
    Wheelset - Roval Control Trail SL 29
    Seatpost - Kindshock LEV
    Brakeset - Shimano XTR Trail
    Rear Der - Shimano XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Der - Shimano XTR
    Shifters - Shimano XTR
    Crankset - Shimano XTR 26-38T
    Cassette - Shimano XTR
    Chain - Shimano XTR
    Headset - Chris King Inset 3 - Red
    BB - Chris King - Red
    Handlebars - Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem - Easton EA70
    Guard - MRP XCG Chain Guard
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Candy 3 - Blue
    Tire R - Continental X-King
    Tire F - Panaracer Rampage
    Grips - Oury Grips - Steel Blue
    Saddle - WTB Pure

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamster styles View Post
    Already have all the parts, just sitting there longing for a frame.

    Frame - Niner RIP9 RDO - XL
    Fork - Fox 34 29 - 140mm
    Wheelset - Roval Control Trail SL 29
    Seatpost - Kindshock LEV
    Brakeset - Shimano XTR Trail
    Rear Der - Shimano XTR Shadow Plus
    Front Der - Shimano XTR
    Shifters - Shimano XTR
    Crankset - Shimano XTR 26-38T
    Cassette - Shimano XTR
    Chain - Shimano XTR
    Headset - Chris King Inset 3 - Red
    BB - Chris King - Red
    Handlebars - Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem - Easton EA70
    Guard - MRP XCG Chain Guard
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Candy 3 - Blue
    Tire R - Continental X-King
    Tire F - Panaracer Rampage
    Grips - Oury Grips - Steel Blue
    Saddle - WTB Pure
    Why lev over reverb?
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