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    xl RIP9
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    full XT 2x10
    Thompson SP, Easton bar & stem
    black flag pro wheelset 12x142 & 20mm maxle axles
    Geax Saguaro tires
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    I took a few more pictures yesterday. The Ardents are really good tires for this bike. Feels like there's more travel in the bike with them.




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    Nice looking bike.

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    Thanks. I like building so I did plan the look also, but not at the expense of handling characteristics.

    I think the short stem was a really good upgrade. I used to have a longer one. Steering is much better. That stem (Syncros FRIC) is only 45 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Hiding View Post
    Thanks. I like building so I did plan the look also, but not at the expense of handling characteristics.

    I think the short stem was a really good upgrade. I used to have a longer one. Steering is much better. That stem (Syncros FRIC) is only 45 mm.
    I'd be putting a dropper seat post on it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raketmaskin View Post
    Here's mine, a large, black RIP. Fox Talas forks, SRAM X0 throughout, Hope Pro II/ ZTR Arch wheels, Thomson/ Niner cockpit and a weight of 12,3kg or 27,1lbs on a not too steady scale.

    I've had one season on it, and can't wait for the next to start!

    That bike looks amazing. Love the front end. Where did you take the second picture?

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    @muzzanic: Yes, I've been thinking about a dropper post, but I'm not sure yet. This has been sufficient for my needs. My seat is a bit lower than the "regular" fitting rules instruct. I haven't had pedaling problems, I can move behind the seat easily and I don't race so...

    It could be more fun though!

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    What's the right XT front derailleur for the RIP?

    Will the top-swing version of this:

    Shimano Deore XT 10-speed Front Derailleur - Normal Shipping Ground

    work OK?

    edit: hurf durf no of course not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike2468 View Post
    What's the right XT front derailleur for the RIP?

    Will the top-swing version of this:

    Shimano Deore XT 10-speed Front Derailleur - Normal Shipping Ground

    work OK?

    edit: hurf durf no of course not.
    No. On your link the correct FD would be the FD-M781
    with the high clamp and bottom pull and bottom swing one.

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    What brake system are you using on with your RLT Ti?

    I have Avid XO's that have been a pain in the butt. Thinking of going with Shimano XT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap23 View Post
    What brake system are you using on with your RLT Ti?

    I have Avid XO's that have been a pain in the butt. Thinking of going with Shimano XT's.
    XT's with a 6 bolt ice-tech rotor. They're awesome brakes. Super strong, great modulation, one finger control, no fade, no squeal.
    I had trouble getting them installed straight until I faced the mounting posts and got everything square.

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    I had a set of Avids for about 3 days... didn't like them.
    I have had Hayes and was happy with their performance and now I am running XT solid brakes for abour 2 years now all I have done is chnage pads in the back maintenance free as far as I can tell and the newer XT Ice-Tech suppouse to be even better.
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    Thanks

    Sounds good. Looks like XT brakes have a pretty good reputation. Now I just need to get rid of teh Avid XO's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap23 View Post
    Sounds good. Looks like XT brakes have a pretty good reputation. Now I just need to get rid of teh Avid XO's.
    I have XX on my bikes & XT Trail on my wifes bike, My wife does like the XT alot although didn't have any problems with here XO

    I think most people find the XT easyer to set up & look after but the right person can Avids to work very well.

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    I wouldn't be suprised if it was user error, however I just had the bike in for a full tune including new pads and have brake rub front and rear immediatley after my ride.
    Sorry for the thread hijack.

    On another topic, I will be relocating to Santa Cruz here shortly and will be looking for a new front tire for the RIP. I have a Nevegal which has not impressed. I was thinking the 2.4 Ardent or the Nobby Nic.

    I have a Nobby Nic rear which has worked great. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    What do you dislike about the nevegal?

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    The Nevegal feels pretty loose in the corners. I would prefer something that had more traction and less rolling resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap23 View Post
    The Nevegal feels pretty loose in the corners. I would prefer something that had more traction and less rolling resistance.
    Try the Han Damp for a front. Working well for me on my Rip.
    Not sure you can get good traction WITH low rolling resistance tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap23 View Post
    I wouldn't be suprised if it was user error, however I just had the bike in for a full tune including new pads and have brake rub front and rear immediatley after my ride.
    Sorry for the thread hijack.

    On another topic, I will be relocating to Santa Cruz here shortly and will be looking for a new front tire for the RIP. I have a Nevegal which has not impressed. I was thinking the 2.4 Ardent or the Nobby Nic.

    I have a Nobby Nic rear which has worked great. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Toss another 2.35 Nic up front. Love mine. I'll be in Santa Cruz next Friday and Saturday as a matter of fact.

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    I'm not even sure what rolling resistance is, but I'm pretty sure my nevegals don't have any of it. I happy with mine, but would be interested in trying something that had more grip is it is out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDM View Post
    I'm not even sure what rolling resistance is, but I'm pretty sure my nevegals don't have any of it. I happy with mine, but would be interested in trying something that had more grip is it is out there.
    Riding something as knobby as the Nevegal I'm pretty sure you have some rolling resistance. It's a good tire, but certainly not a fast rolling one. Maybe you just haven't tried something like the Maxxis Crossmark or Ikon which have less resistance and haven't been able to appreciate the difference.

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    I'm just teasing about the rolling resistance. It was a silly way of saying that I don't really care too much about that. I was just wondering what 29er tires are out there that have better grip than the nevegals.
    Last edited by JDM; 06-29-2012 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danvar View Post
    Riding something as knobby as the Nevegal I'm pretty sure you have some rolling resistance. It's a good tire, but certainly not a fast rolling one. Maybe you just haven't tried something like the Maxxis Crossmark or Ikon which have less resistance and haven't been able to appreciate the difference.
    Yes but both of those tyre sadly lack grip.

    I think Racing Ralph have ok grip for there rolling resistance.

    The 2.4 Ardent has alot of grip & rolls quite well but is heavy.

    There are always trade off's

    I'm liking the Hans Dampf & Nobby Nic's

    But sadly the best way to cover all base's is to have many sets of wheels set up with different tyres.

    Also it's even better if your wheel rack is another bike.

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    Try the TIOGA Psycho Genius is not a bad tire last longer than the NN it has a stronger carcass and it's cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon View Post
    Try the TIOGA Psycho Genius is not a bad tire last longer than the NN it has a stronger carcass and it's cheaper.
    Nice looking tyre, Looks alot like the Ignitor that I really like.

    Shame it doesn't come in a 2.35 or 2.4

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    I'll admit that I've been intrigued with these Lightbicycle carbon AM rims that BB has been calling "game changers" to add to my RIP. I currently am riding Stans Arch's with i9 hubs and have had to have the rear wheel trued twice. I moved everything over from my XC bike, but the RIP came in at almost 31#'s. How can I justify buying the carbon rims over the new Arch Ex rims when it would only save me about 100g?

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