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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 !
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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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    15 Enduro Expert 29, SW build - 27.6 lb
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Why lev over reverb?
    The LEV just seems cleaner with the immobile cable. Never tried the reverb so I can't attest to its functionality, but the LEV is excellent. No slop, fast action, nice lever.

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

    Headset - Chris King Inset 3 - Red
    I Think it's the inset 2 which goes on the RIP 9 RDO head tube in 44mm up and 56 mm down.

    The Inset 3 is for an 44mm top and 49 mm down tapered haed tube.
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    Every time I see 1 it looks better & better.
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    RIP 9 RDO Build Plans

    Ugh. I built up an alloy RIP a few months ago after spending months wanting one, thinking it would be awhile before I'd want another bike. The folks at Niner are going to have some explaining to do...to my wife.

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    Niner has announced (via Facebook) that they have started shipping rip 9 rdo frames and complete bikes. I hope my name is on one of them!!

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    Quick, someone big and heavy build one of these things! I'm so tempted to get one. My '12 XL rip flexes way too much in the rear triangle, I need to know how the RDO feels. I contacted Niner and they wouldn't say much about relative stiffness between the carbon and aluminum versions and the WFO, other than flex is going to be normal in an XL frame with a heavy guy.

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    Hyde,
    A week ago when Niner said they started shipping frames, they told my LBS they hadn't started shipping xl's yet. They said it they should be shipping in 2 weeks, so hopefully I will have one soon!

    I have most of the parts ready to go, just waiting on wheels, but I have a spare set to use if they don't get here in time.
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    Got my RIP RDO today. Building it tonight xx1 will have photo's and weight's soon.

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    Pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by global View Post
    Got my RIP RDO today. Building it tonight xx1 will have photo's and weight's soon.
    You are lucky,

    I have no idea when there will be some in New Zealand.
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    I guess I now know when mine will turn up.
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    Is that your frame?!?

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    ugh! I think it is discriminatory that niner isn't shipping xl's yet!

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    Yes it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
    Is that your frame?!?
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    RIP 9 RDO Build Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I guess I now know when mine will turn up.
    So, should be built up in an hour or two? Looking forward to it!

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    Hi Muzzanic,

    I am very interested how it compares to your jet. A RIP or JET is high on my wishlist.
    My concern with the RIP RDO is that the seatangle is to slack (seeing some pictures) so you get to far behind the pedals if your have a height of about 6.2"and longer legs. Anyway i might be wrong so your pictures and input are welcome.
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    Check the geo charts and I think you will find the seat angle is quite normal. Any bike with a bent seat tube has a "virtual" seat angle that ignores the bend. The bend starts out much steeper than, say, 73.5º and the upper part is slacker than 73.5º but if you check the angle from the seatpost head to the BB, there you go... 73.5º. Problems can arise if you ride your saddle MUCH higher than the point where the Virtual Seat Angle is measured (usually top of Head Tube) because the angle will slacken as you raise the saddle, unlike what it does on a bike with a straight seat tube. 2-3 inches probably not a big deal, but a lot more than that and your seat angle ends up a degree slacker than listed so you need to move your saddle forward to account for this.

    JMH

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy66 View Post
    Hi Muzzanic,

    I am very interested how it compares to your yet. A RIP or JET is high on my wishlist.
    My concern with the RIP RDO is that the seatangle is to slack (seeing some pictures) so you get to far behind the pedals if your have a height of about 6.2"and longer legs. Anyway i might be wrong so your pictures and input are welcome.

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    Yes i know what you mean,i run my seat at 800 mm from thecentre of thr cranks.

    This also can change things alot with dropper posts so I will let you know.

    I'm running a 4 in drop reverb on this bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy66 View Post
    Hi Muzzanic,

    I am very interested how it compares to your yet. A RIP or JET is high on my wishlist.
    My concern with the RIP RDO is that the seatangle is to slack (seeing some pictures) so you get to far behind the pedals if your have a height of about 6.2"and longer legs. Anyway i might be wrong so your pictures and input are welcome.
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    Muzzanic,
    Stop posting and get building!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DZANINOVICH1 View Post
    Muzzanic,
    Stop posting and get building!
    +1

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    Ok but your not going to get muck out of me for a week untill I have wraped my head around were or if this bike can foot it with the jet9 RDO on the none chunk stuff & How it goes in the ruff.

    The track we do on monday nights will be a good starting point because there is no flat at all just steep up & down with lots of big roots on granny gear climbs were you are fighting to keep the front wheel down.



    Quote Originally Posted by DZANINOVICH1 View Post
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    Stop posting and get building!
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    Awesome! I expect a full report Tuesday morning jk

    While you're building and wrapping your head around the capabilities make sure to post lots of pics. I'll have to live vicariously through you. Some of us can't justify multiple RDO's to the to the wife...

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    Has anyone purchased this?
    Niner RIP 9 RDO Carbon Shimano XT/Easton Bike
    Niner RIP 9 RDO Carbon Shimano XT/Easton Bike - $5600 Retail Value | Bikes | Niner | www.PricePoint.com

    If so, what do you think?
    If not, based on the spec, what do you think? GREAT value for $4300..

    I have no experience with the Manitou fork? What's it ride like? Is it versatile or better for big hits and not small chatter, etc...

    I have XT brakes and would likely swap the Hayes brakes off.

    Doe having Aluminum bars and stem on a Carbon bike defeat much of the vibration muting carbon frames provide? Same question for the EA70 wheelset.

    Looks like a compelling price, but don't know if it is cheap for a reason.

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    It seems like a good deal. I have a Tower Pro 120mm fork I use on my hard tail and ran it on my Rip9 until I got a Pike. Before that I had a 100mm SID. I was very happy with the Tower Pro on the hard tail, much better small bump compliance and more travel is better. I was happy with it on the Rip until I put the Pike on it. Not even in the same ballpark. As I am typing this I am beginning to think the price on this bike is a great deal. The Manitou will work fine, the bike is awesome to ride. Buy it!

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    I have been looking at my 2014 RIP 9 RDO for 3 months...finally get to start building it up!! It should look something like this:
    RIP RDO medium
    Fork: Rock Shox Pike 140
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    stem: Syntace 70mm
    Bars: Race Face next lp riser
    Cranks: Race Face Turbine cinch with race face 34t ring
    Rear der: SRAM X0-1
    Cassette: SRAM X1 or XX-1
    Shifter: SRAM X0-1
    Wheels: DT350 rear and TRSrace front laced to WTB i-23 KOM rims
    Post: Gravity dropper turbo
    Saddle: WTB hightail
    Tires: WTB Trail Boss 2.25

    Can't wait to ride this thing...will be several weeks to finish, though.

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