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    Its difficult to see in the picture but I think I may have bought a road saddle for the bike. Its a Selle San Marco blaze saddle. I got a good deal on it so I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Maybe a future upgrade or when I find a good deal.
    Chainreation has Reverb's super cheap at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Here is my build. I will post an updated picture of the bike after the headtube was cut soon.



    After you get the dropper post remount your tires so the Maxxis is centered around the valve stem.

    Then you'll be done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    After you get the dropper post remount your tires so the Maxxis is centered around the valve stem.

    Then you'll be done!
    Why should it be centered? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Why should it be centered? lol
    If the logo isn't centered around the valve stem then the tire may blow up prematurely.

    It's your life you are risking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    If the logo isn't centered around the valve stem then the tire may blow up prematurely.

    It's your life you are risking!
    He's joking. It's so you can pump the tire easier. Better when centered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Why not just get a CC 40 series from Jenson to save on shipping?
    King's are good but for the $$ so are CC 40 series headsets.
    Also just have a lbs install the headset for you if you don't feel comfortable doing it youself.
    As far as the Rip needing any chasing or facing, it does not. Should be good to go out of the box!
    Got the LBS to install the CC 40 which luckily they had in stock. Thanks for the info on the lack of facing needed. I am now going to air up and seal tires on my Stan's 3:30HD/3:30 Flow Ex wheelset then install them on the bike along with the seatpost, saddle and old riser bar and stem to get an idea how long of a stem I should order for it. I am 5' 11'', 33'' inseam and its a size medium so I am guessing around 100mm but need to see how it feels first as this is my first 29er. Any tips on fitment? Planning on getting an Answer Protaper Carbon 660 XC flat bar for it since its light, somewhat wide, reasonably priced (90 at pricepoint) and does not have a large backsweep like most wide flat bars which would result in a longer stem for the same handlebar position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazynate View Post
    Got the LBS to install the CC 40 which luckily they had in stock. Thanks for the info on the lack of facing needed. I am now going to air up and seal tires on my Stan's 3:30HD/3:30 Flow Ex wheelset then install them on the bike along with the seatpost, saddle and old riser bar and stem to get an idea how long of a stem I should order for it. I am 5' 11'', 33'' inseam and its a size medium so I am guessing around 100mm but need to see how it feels first as this is my first 29er. Any tips on fitment? Planning on getting an Answer Protaper Carbon 660 XC flat bar for it since its light, somewhat wide, reasonably priced (90 at pricepoint) and does not have a large backsweep like most wide flat bars which would result in a longer stem for the same handlebar position.
    Nooooo! on the 100mm stem! lol
    I'm exactly your size and I switch between a 70mm to a 50mm stem with a low rise 720mm bars on my medium.
    100mm stem will stretch you to far out AND slow up the steering to much. Stems are a realtively cheap and you should have a couple on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Nooooo! on the 100mm stem! lol
    I'm exactly your size and I switch between a 70mm to a 50mm stem with a low rise 720mm bars on my medium.
    100mm stem will stretch you to far out AND slow up the steering to much. Stems are a realtively cheap and you have a couple on hand.
    I almost bought a Large frame! That would have really stretched me out with even a short stem. 720mm bars are too wide for east coast singletrack even the 660mm bar I am thinking about is 2 inches wider than the Easton Monkey Lite SL Riser on my Maverick. Do you know if the 720 is measured before the bar is bent for the backsweep or after? Thanks for the help thinking about getting a 70mm stem to start now. I have an ancient 25.4mm clamp riser bar that is just under 26'' on a 70mm 25.4 stem now to try it out before ordering.

    All the parts are on the way now except brakes, which I am leaning towards XTR Race M985 which are 170 a set w/o rotors from jensonusa.

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    Rip 2010 raw color

    Here is RIP 2010. I love this bike.
    -Frame 2010, Med, 2010
    -Rider Weight: 175lbs
    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'10/32"
    -Stem (length/rise): RaceFace 70mm
    -Headset: Cane Creek 40
    -Seatpost: KS adjustable seat post
    -Handlebar: Race face (AL, Length 725mm )
    -Rear Shock: Fox RP23.
    -Fork: 2011 Fox 32 Fox talas 95-120mm
    -Brake Setup: 2012 Formula The One w/ rotors (203F, 160R)
    -Drivetrain Setup: X.9 SRAM and XT crankset 2x10
    -Wheels: Stan's Arch EX Rim w/ Chris King Hubs
    -Saddle: Specialized
    -Pedals: Shimano XTR
    -Grips: ODI (black)

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    So with a shorter stem, to maintain a longer enough cockpit, I would need a bar with as little backsweep as possible? I am thinking about the Answer ProTaper 660 XC which has only 3 degrees of backsweep over the more common 9 degrees of backsweep to allow for a shorter stem for the same handlerbar position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Here is my build. I will post an updated picture of the bike after the headtube was cut soon.

    Very nice looking build. Looks like you probably could easily ride it with 0 spacers just looking at where the bar height is currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Very nice looking build. Looks like you probably could easily ride it with 0 spacers just looking at where the bar height is currently.
    Right now I have three spacers. I figured I'd give it a try before I go cutting down the tube some more . Btw, thanks!

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    Silly question but, what size flip lock are you guys using for the seat post? Salsa sells them in many sizes. I'm assuming a 32mm? Niner says 30.9mm seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Silly question but, what size flip lock are you guys using for the seat post? Salsa sells them in many sizes. I'm assuming a 32mm? Niner says 30.9mm seat post.
    Off the top of my head I believe the seat collar to be 34.9-35mm?
    That's pretty standard for any frame with a 30.9mm seattube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Off the top of my head I believe the seat collar to be 34.9-35mm?
    That's pretty standard for any frame with a 30.9mm seattube.
    Yep that's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Yep that's right.
    So what size flip lock do I buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    So what size flip lock do I buy?
    34.9mm
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    Thanks everyone

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    …slowly but surely…

    This Rip is slated to be rolling for Spring DuPont/Pisgah Ride…

    Can anyone name that crankset?
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    nope, but it sure is nice and clean....


    Picked up a complete 2010 RIP last month, have yet to ride it because of the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushog View Post
    This Rip is slated to be rolling for Spring DuPont/Pisgah Ride…

    Can anyone name that crankset?
    Can't name it, but how many teeth on that outer ring? And what is the current clearance between the outer ring and the chainstay yoke?

    When that CVA gets active in the rear, if things are not hunky dory back there in terms of outer ring size and clearance, the old chain can hop up between the ring and the yoke and get stuck.

    I've been golden with a 40T, but had troubles with anything larger than that.

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    Rip 9 Chainring clearance

    Thanks Bruce!

    That 44 tooth ring is pretty close to the yoke at roughly 1/8" - -
    would love to avoid suck issues--where did you find a 40 with ramps?

    Crank is an Octalink LX I had laying around---buffed the black anodized material with jewelers rouge on the face---came out looking pretty trick -- glossy black onyx

    (same procedure with the old Ritchey post -- one can put a chrome mirrorlike finish on aluminum)

    I really like running the 42 on my Superfly -- for me the big ring is much smoother, sprints better and carries more momentum, its close to a full Niner now.

    What is the best chainstay silencer/protector for the Rip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushog View Post
    Thanks Bruce!

    That 44 tooth ring is pretty close to the yoke at roughly 1/8" - -
    would love to avoid suck issues--where did you find a 40 with ramps?

    Crank is an Octalink LX I had laying around---buffed the black anodized material with jewelers rouge on the face---came out looking pretty trick -- glossy black onyx

    (same procedure with the old Ritchey post -- one can put a chrome mirrorlike finish on aluminum)

    I really like running the 42 on my Superfly -- for me the big ring is much smoother, sprints better and carries more momentum, its close to a full Niner now.

    What is the best chainstay silencer/protector for the Rip?
    In that Rip thread I linked, a MTBR poster named BRUZED machined up some custom rings to solve the problem in the 64/104mm BCD pattern. For a triple set up, he did a 30T middle ring and a 40T outer ring which is very nice gearing for a 29"er. He sells them here.

    When the chain bounces up in there, it's a pretty violent episode and it is usually caused when pedaling hard through some bumpy chunk.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/4764568249/" title="WideYokeChainStuck by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4074/4764568249_cbddfb0e8c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="WideYokeChainStuck"></a>

    I've fought issues on both the RIP 9 and the JET 9 until I lowered my chainring sizes enough to remove most of the problems. It's not a Niner specific issue as other FS frames have had similar occurrences.

    If you push the rings out far enough with the BB spacers or a wider spindle BB, you can get enough clearance to prevent it. But in my case, I didn't want a Q factor of running a DH width spindle on my Octalink/Hollowtech set up so went with Russ Anderson's 30T and 40T (which go well with my 23T granny ring from Rotor). I was running a 29T/42T combo in 2 x 9 set ups (I like the 42T for sprints) on previous 29"ers including my 1st generation JET 9. However, the new Niner frames were redesigned to allow for larger rear tires and the tradeoff has been some possible chain stuck results with all the tight fit at the yoke - all depending on your chainline, Q factor, ring size and whether you are 2 x __ or 3 x ___.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushog View Post
    Thanks Bruce!

    That 44 tooth ring is pretty close to the yoke at roughly 1/8" - -
    would love to avoid suck issues--where did you find a 40 with ramps?

    Crank is an Octalink LX I had laying around---buffed the black anodized material with jewelers rouge on the face---came out looking pretty trick -- glossy black onyx

    (same procedure with the old Ritchey post -- one can put a chrome mirrorlike finish on aluminum)

    I really like running the 42 on my Superfly -- for me the big ring is much smoother, sprints better and carries more momentum, its close to a full Niner now.

    What is the best chainstay silencer/protector for the Rip?
    The best silencer is the new clutch type rear derailieurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    The best silencer is the new clutch type rear derailieurs.
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/search...earch_key=M786

    $85 - tough to say no.

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    Finally got this built up without stealing parts from the Air 9... XL, 2012, built frame up - all kinds of terrain in northern CO - kinda heavy at the moment at north of 33 pounds, but so am i - 6'6", 230....



    WHEELSET: Stans Flow - X9 hubs (handspun deal of the century)
    TIRES: 2.4 hans dampf front, 2.2 geax saguaro rear
    FORK: Fox Talas 34 - set to 140
    DRIVETRAIN: XT - front, rear der, cranks, shifters, 11-36 cassette, chain
    BRAKES: XT front - 203mm ice-tech - XTR rear - 180mm ice-tech
    CONTROLS: Core 800mm bar - cheap ritchey stem 100mm (working on stem length)
    POST/SEAT: Niner post / WTB pure
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    fatpig- Nice ride. what do think of the talas? I have tested a FSR Stumpy with 105/130 talas, and it works pretty good. I like the on the fly adj for cliimbing.
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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    Put this together a while ago, but made some changes which changed the character of the bike. Gonna leave her be for a while - I think I have her dialed in for everything I'll be doing.

    Main purpose (XC, AM, etc): XC, Trail
    -Trail location/terrain: Southern California - Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mtns. - everything from buff singletrack to rocky descents
    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/M/Licorice Ano.
    -Rider Weight: 165lbs
    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'10/32"
    -Stem (length/rise): Thomson X4 50mm (tried 90, 60, and 30)
    -Headset: Cane Creek 110
    -Seatpost: KindShock LEV
    -Handlebar: Truvativ Noir T20 (carbon)
    -Rear Shock: Fox RP23.
    -Rear settings (psi, etc.):
    -Fork: 2013 Fox 34 140mm Float FIT CTD w/ Trail Adjust
    -Fork settings (psi, etc.):
    -Brake Setup: 2012 XT w/ Ice Tech pads and rotors (180F, 160R)
    -Drivetrain Setup: 2x10 XT
    -Tires: Hans Dampf 2.35 front, Nobby Nic 2.25 rear - running tubeless
    -Wheels: Stan's Arch EX
    -Saddle: WTB SST Team
    -Pedals: Canfield Crampon Ultimate
    -Grips: Oury Lock-On
    -Build Weight: 31 lb


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    Looks awesome how do you like the new fork compaired to the 32?

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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    I cant say I notice a huge difference in stiffness, but the extra travel changes the bike a lot. I do like the CTD but if I could change one thing it would be a lack of firmness in the mid stroke, though I get it in trail mode, I lose some small bump cush. I'm attacking my downhills much more aggressively these days. Love it!

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    I am loving the specs of the RIP9. I haven't yet pulled the trigger as the Jet9 is whispering in my ear. Those of you that have been riding the RIP9, are you glad you went the AM route? It's better to have too much bike than not enough right? I am getting into more aggressive and techinical trails. Going from a HT, a RIP9 is a big jump but I can really afford just one bike, my HT is hardly elite, I was thinking the RIP9 is the one.

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    Some times it is alot of fun to be under biked.

    However if you are wanting to start pushing your limits the Rip9 is an awesome bike to make you feel safe & let you really push your self.
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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    What muzz said.

    It earned the "quiver killer" moniker for good reason. Climbs well, super fun pointed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    I cant say I notice a huge difference in stiffness, but the extra travel changes the bike a lot. I do like the CTD but if I could change one thing it would be a lack of firmness in the mid stroke, though I get it in trail mode, I lose some small bump cush. I'm attacking my downhills much more aggressively these days. Love it!
    I'm putting a new fork on my rip this year. I'm just not happy with the marz. I'm either going to go with the 34mm fox or the x-fusion trace. I haven't decided which yet.

    Can you reshim the fox if you don't like the compression damping? I have an older, open bath fox on another bike and it is very easy to swap shims. You don't even need to drain the oil or take the fork off the bike. I don't know anything about the FIT cartridges.

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    USS9-United States Steel 9 OSS9-Old Skool Steel 9 AMP9-American Made Pride 9 These are my three entries. Thank You!

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    Rip9 RDO

    I'm riding my Rip9 RDO but still have a couple of things to finish.

    The Reverb hose hasn't been shortend yet because I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the 100mm drop one in it or go back to 125mm

    I also have Blue brake lines for it but will work out just how long i want them 1st so i only have to bleed them once.

    I'm still to work out what brand stem & handle bars I want to run.

    So here is the build

    Rip9 RDO frame Lge

    Rock Shox Reverlation RCT3 fork 140mm with 20mm T/A

    Full XX1 Group with 30 tooth front ring.

    XX brakes with 180mm rotors front & rear.

    100mm Reverb Seat post with LH remote.

    685mm wide carbon riser bars because I had them, Will fit some wider ones as soon as I work out what I want.

    WTB seat with Ti rails.

    Ergon grips

    In the photo it has I9 Flow wheels with Racing Ralph 2.25 front & rear.

    The bike will spend most of the time with I9 Torch Wheels with Silver Spokes & hubs with Reynolds Carbon Rims & 2.35 Hans Dumpf tyres
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    I present to you..... Big Blue

    Just finished up the build of my new RIP RDO..
    Size: medium frame
    Drivetrain: XT 2x10 with BBG bashguard
    Cockpit: RF SixC CF bars with Syntace Superforce stem 70mm. Oury grips
    Brakes: Hayes Prime Pro with alligator 180mm rotors fr/rear
    Seatpost: Thomson masterpiece WTB Silverado saddle
    Wheels: Chris King/Hope hubs/ Stans Flow rims/supercomp spokes Maxxis Ardent tires 2.4 front 2.2 rear (CF wheelset on its way)
    Pedals: Ritchey
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    Just finished up the build of my new RIP RDO..
    Size: medium frame
    Drivetrain: XT 2x10 with BBG bashguard
    Cockpit: RF SixC CF bars with Syntace Superforce stem 70mm. Oury grips
    Brakes: Hayes Prime Pro with alligator 180mm rotors fr/rear
    Seatpost: Thomson masterpiece WTB Silverado saddle
    Wheels: Chris King/Hope hubs/ Stans Flow rims/supercomp spokes Maxxis Ardent tires 2.4 front 2.2 rear (CF wheelset on its way)
    Pedals: Ritchey
    Nice

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    this weekend. Spinning around the block I can tell a quite a difference in the CTD Fox Shock with the low compression tune compared to the old RP23 from my '09 RIP. This one feels bottomless.. Are you finding that feel while out on the trail?
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    Nice

    Have you been out for a HARD RIDE yet ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    this weekend. Spinning around the block I can tell a quite a difference in the CTD Fox Shock with the low compression tune compared to the old RP23 from my '09 RIP. This one feels bottomless.. Are you finding that feel while out on the trail?
    Yes it is feeling good, Not to soft but it isn't ramping up as hard as the 09 Rip9 I had.

    FWIW on the alloy Rip9 I thought the 09 had the nicest shock & pedaled better than the 10.11 & 12 .

    The Rip9 RDO pedals much better than all of them.
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    Great looking build, very balanced. What is the travel on your RockShox fork? I am debating 120mm or 140mm.

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    whoops.... looks like I left that little detail out... It's a Reba RLT at 140mm. I'm sold on the 140mm forks for the RIP's. It doesn't affect the climbing and really enables the bike on the steep descents.
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    Great looking build, very balanced. What is the travel on your RockShox fork? I am debating 120mm or 140mm.
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    After 5 months of ownership and tweaking, I'm finally getting my set-up dialed in, which is currently:

    Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/L/Licorice Anodized
    Stem (length/rise): Kore 50mm
    Headset: Niner ZS
    Handlebar: Race Face Atlas 1/2 “ riser bars
    Grips: Ergon GA1 EVO
    Shifters: Shimano XT 780 series
    Brake Levers: Shimano XT 780 series
    Brake Setup: 2012 XT w/ Ice Tech rotors (180F, 160R)
    Seatpost: Thompson Masterpiece
    Saddle: Ergon SM3 Pro
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    Fork: 2013 Fox 34 Talas 140-110mm
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Crankset: 2012 Shimano XT 2x 175mm 24/38t rings
    Drivetrain: 2x10 XT (rear cassette 1136)
    Front Derailleur: 2012 Shimano XT 780 series
    Rear Derailleur: 2012 Shimano XT Shadow+ 785 series
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Wheels: Roval Control 29 Carbon (w/142mm thru axle in rear)
    Tires: Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2.3 front, Specialized S-Works The Captain 2.0 rear (tubeless)

    Riding Styles: XC, Trail
    Trail location/terrain: CO Front Range and Winter Park Trails
    Rider Weight: 225lbs
    Rider Height/Inseam: 6'2”/32"
    Build Weight: 29.04 lb




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    Sweet ride, roger.

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    Thanks man. The new tires saved me almost a pound over my old Nobby Nics. Haven't ridden on them yet and have snow coming in today.

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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    -Main purpose (XC, AM, etc): XC/Trail

    -Trail location/terrain: Southern AZ

    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/Small/Ano Licorice

    -Rider Weight: 145

    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'5" / 30"

    -Stem (length/rise): Thomson 90mm/0 degree (70mm on order)

    -Seatpost: Niner Alloy

    -Handlebar: Niner flat Alloy

    -Rear Shock: Stock Float CTD Boost Valve Factory Series w/Trail adj (non Kashima)

    -Rear settings (psi, etc.): 110psi

    -Fork: 2013 SID RCT3 120mm

    -Fork settings (psi, etc.): 100psi

    -Brake Setup: XT w/180mm ice tech rotors

    -Drivetrain Setup: XT 2x10 Front and Dérailleur

    -Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 Front/Rear

    -Wheels: Arch EX w/Stan's 3.30 hubs

    -Build Weight: <30lbs I think

    -Comments, etc: New bike and have only ridden twice thus far. So far this bike is amazing and does everything my Fuel EX does and better. A little getting used to 2x10 coming from 3x9.

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    Cool bike, Go & have some fun on it.


    Quote Originally Posted by ramada75 View Post
    -Main purpose (XC, AM, etc): XC/Trail

    -Trail location/terrain: Southern AZ

    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/Small/Ano Licorice

    -Rider Weight: 145

    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'5" / 30"

    -Stem (length/rise): Thomson 90mm/0 degree (70mm on order)

    -Seatpost: Niner Alloy

    -Handlebar: Niner flat Alloy

    -Rear Shock: Stock Float CTD Boost Valve Factory Series w/Trail adj (non Kashima)

    -Rear settings (psi, etc.): 110psi

    -Fork: 2013 SID RCT3 120mm

    -Fork settings (psi, etc.): 100psi

    -Brake Setup: XT w/180mm ice tech rotors

    -Drivetrain Setup: XT 2x10 Front and Dérailleur

    -Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 Front/Rear

    -Wheels: Arch EX w/Stan's 3.30 hubs

    -Build Weight: <30lbs I think

    -Comments, etc: New bike and have only ridden twice thus far. So far this bike is amazing and does everything my Fuel EX does and better. A little getting used to 2x10 coming from 3x9.

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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    Nice bike ramada. Very similar to mine. One question though - what the hell truck do you have? That thing looks huge.

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