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    Has anyone seen, or better yet, ridden one of the new RIP 9 RDO frames with the new CF manufacturing process? Or, is it too soon?

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    No, but you probably could not tell the difference if you rode the two back to back.
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    The way I understand it, the main benefit is a small amount of weight.

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

    Hmmm, that's what I'm wondering. Tho, I read some reviews about a Pivot (they use same new technology) and there did seem to be an improvement in ride quality. Anyone know when the new frames hit the market?
    Also iirc, the weight difference on Rip is negligible.

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    I am 5'11, 32" inseam. Looking at a medium 2011 Rip 9. I came off a Salsa Spearfish medium and like like a slightly compact fit. I just read in Mountain Bike Fiction that the current Rip corners like a lumber wagon? I like most of what I read about this bike but I do like riding technical stuff and small wheelie drops to negotiate tight sections. Is the 2011 frame weight 7lbs for a medium? I am reading as much as I can before I buy. Thanks,Flash

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    Check out the new pinkbike review: Niner R.I.P. 9 - Review - Pinkbike

    Don't think lumber wagon is the best description assuming you get the correct size/fit.

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    -MAIN PURPOSE: XC and AM
    -TRAIL LOCATION/TERRAIN: Colorado: Front Range, Winter Park, etc.
    -RIDER WEIGHT: 210 w/ gear
    -RIDER HEIGHT: 6' height, 33" inseam

    -FRAME: 2014 Niner Rip Nine RDO (Large, Licorice Black)
    -REAR SHOCK: Niner tuned Fox Float CTD
    -FORK: RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air 140mm, 46mm offset
    -HEADSET: Chris King Inset, Model 2
    -STEM: Niner RDO alloy, 80mm length, 6° rise w/ 30mm of headset spacers
    -HANDLEBARS: Race Face SIXC 3/4” Carbon Riser, 760mm width, 8° rear sweep, 4° up sweep
    -GRIPS: SRAM Grip Shift
    -BRAKES: Front & rear Magura MT-6
    -BRAKE ROTORS: 203f/180r Magura Storm SL
    -SHIFTERS: SRAM X0 2x10 Grip Shift
    -FRONT DERAILLEUR: SRAM X0 2x10 (S3 low) direct-mount, bottom pull
    -REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X0 Type 2 10-speed medium-cage
    -CRANKSET: Race Face Next SL Carbon, 175mm, 24/38
    -BOTTOM BRACKET: Race Face Cinch
    -CHAIN: SRAM PC1071, 10 speed
    -CASSETTE: SRAM PG 1070, 11-36
    -PEDALS: Crank Bros. Candy 3
    -RIMS: NOX Composites AM-29 Hookless Carbon
    -HUBS: Industry Nine Torch
    -SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray
    -NIPPLES: Sapim hexagonal alloy
    -FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 EXO
    -REAR TIRE: Maxxis Ikon 2.35 3C/EXO/TR
    -SEAT POST: Kind Shock LEV, 125mm
    -SADDLE: WTB Pure V Pro, Ni-Cro rails

    -BUILD WEIGHT: 27 point something w/o pedals

    -OTHER 26'er BIKES OWNED: Specialized FSR Pro Carbon, Specialized M2 Pro
    -FUTURE CHANGES: After pictures were taken, bars were cut down from 285mm to 260mm, 60mm stem swapped w/ 80mm, bar ends and ODI grips & clamps were removed. Weight was 28.1 w/ that setup.
    -COMMENTS, ETC: Ground-up custom build as a "dream-bike" retirement present (from the AF) for me. This beast is easily capable of writing checks my body has utterly no hope of cashing. Initially had short stem, stupidly wide bars on it, but changed to a (somewhat) shorter bar and a bit longer stem-- the bike seems to really like the longer stem better; changing it out solved my pogo-ing issues on the climbs. It's as close of a "single-quiver" bike as I've ever seen. If it has any limitations, I don't want to find them, as I'll be in an ER someplace.
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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

    Hotness, fly! Thank you for your service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Hotness, fly! Thank you for your service!
    Thank you!

    One thing I forgot to mention-- those Nox Composites wheels are TERRIFYING (in a Very Good Way). They are stupidly stiff, and you point, and you are gone. It's a whole other experience coming from alloy hoops. I'm having to relearn a bit on how to use them. They are FAST!

    The I9 hubs are great, but they're loud, loud, loud! Those extra pawl's make a constant zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz noise--- it's not bad, but it's sure an attention getter!

    Bottom line? I'm VERY glad I got talked out of the Flow EX's in favor of the Nox's.

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    One more RIP 9, from France...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyg42 View Post
    One more RIP 9, from France...

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    Thank you Muzzanic! Just to complete :

    -Main purpose : AM, Enduro
    -Trail location/terrain: France.
    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/black, size L
    -Rider Weight: 75 kg
    -Rider Height/Inseam: 1m86
    -Stem (length/rise): SB3 Flowy 50 mm, 0°
    -Seatpost: KS i900R
    -Handlebar: Raceface Atlas 750mm, 10mm rise
    -Rear Shock: Stock RP23
    -Fork: RS Pike RC 150
    -Brake Setup: Shimano XT
    -Drivetrain Setup: 1x10, SRAM X9 Type 2. 24T, 11-36
    -Tires: OnOne smorgasbord 2.25 rear/Chunky Monkey2.4 front
    -Wheels: ArchEx, Hope Pro 2 Evo
    -Build Weight: 14 kg
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    RDO frame
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    XX1
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    ROVAL CARBON WHEELS
    CRANK BROS PEDALS
    LEV POST
    RENTHAL COCKPIT
    PURG/GROUND CONTROL
    BONTI SEAT

    190# TRAIL RIDER

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyg42 View Post
    Thank you Muzzanic! Just to complete :

    -Main purpose : AM, Enduro
    -Trail location/terrain: France.
    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 12/black, size L
    -Rider Weight: 75 kg
    -Rider Height/Inseam: 1m86
    -Stem (length/rise): SB3 Flowy 50 mm, 0°
    -Seatpost: KS i900R
    -Handlebar: Raceface Atlas 750mm, 10mm rise
    -Rear Shock: Stock RP23
    -Fork: RS Pike RC 150
    -Brake Setup: Shimano XT
    -Drivetrain Setup: 1x10, SRAM X9 Type 2. 24T, 11-36
    -Tires: OnOne smorgasbord 2.25 front/Chunky Monkey2.4 rear
    -Wheels: ArchEx, Hope Pro 2 Evo
    -Build Weight: 14 kg
    Any reason you're running a skinnier tire up front? I'm a big fan of the ChMonk, but mainly for its front end capabilities. Not used to seeing people running a smaller tire up front than in the back.

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    RDO frame
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    Pics, dude! Sounds nice, though.

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    Sorry it's a mistake... Corrected!

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    This is my 2 Rip9's together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    This is my 2 Rip9's together.
    Why do you have two, and what years are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Why do you have two, and what years are they?
    Ummm, Because I like carbon & I really like the green as well & they don't do them together on the Rip9.

    They are both 2014 models.

    They are setup a little different & most of the time have different wheel & tire combo's.

    We are lucky & have bike parks that we go away to in our camper van so get a lot of ridding in on different trails & it is nice to have different setups.

    I also have a WFO9. 2014 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Ummm, Because I like carbon & I really like the green as well & they don't do them together on the Rip9.

    They are both 2014 models.

    They are setup a little different & most of the time have different wheel & tire combo's.

    We are lucky & have bike parks that we go away to in our camper van so get a lot of ridding in on different trails & it is nice to have different setups.

    I also have a WFO9. 2014 as well.
    I guess that makes you the number one Niner fan! I would think most people would get more joy out of spending the money on a second type of bike than 2 of the same model and same year! But whetever floats your boat, as they say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I guess that makes you the number one Niner fan! I would think most people would get more joy out of spending the money on a second type of bike than 2 of the same model and same year! But whetever floats your boat, as they say...
    2 of the same model type doesn't matter so much when you have more than 10 bikes in the shed to choose from, Besides they do ride quite different & it's fun to have a bike that you can loan to friends that is close to what you ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    2 of the same model type doesn't matter so much when you have more than 10 bikes in the shed to choose from, Besides they do ride quite different & it's fun to have a bike that you can loan to friends that is close to what you ride.
    I'm not quite sure which to envy more, the huge shed or the 10 bikes. Of course, you could have 5 kids like my wife and I, but our 10 bikes include a few extra small wheel sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander944 View Post
    I'm not quite sure which to envy more, the huge shed or the 10 bikes. Of course, you could have 5 kids like my wife and I, but our 10 bikes include a few extra small wheel sizes.
    Lol
    The sheds not that big, the cars & the camper have to stay out side.

    I only have a son & he is about to turn 8, If I add his 4 bikes ( looking for a new 1 for him at the moment ) So will then sell off 2.

    Also if I add my wife's 5 bikes if is no wonder I can't use my shed.

    My last place I ran my race car shop form down stairs & I could fit in about 40 cars. I shouldn't have sold that place.

    Boys & there toys.
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    Muzzanic what do you notice different between the rip 9's? I just got a 2015 rip 9 in the green as well and was wondering how different the RDO would ride

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    Rip9 vs Rip9 RDO

    Quote Originally Posted by meoff View Post
    Muzzanic what do you notice different between the rip 9's? I just got a 2015 rip 9 in the green as well and was wondering how different the RDO would ride
    There isn't a huge difference between the 2.

    It depends on how you look at it.

    If you are on a limited budget & have to pay an extra 1k for the RDO frame, You could end up building a better bike putting that extra 1k into the wheels & running gear IMO.

    In short, If you have brought the 2015 Alloy, Don't worry you are not way off the mark from what the RDO can do.

    I'm about to head out so don't have a lot of time so will sit down tonight & wright my thoughts.
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    Imo, after selling alloy and buying rdo the biggest difference is the rear shock. The RDO handles chatter better and feels a bit more lively. I prefer ed my alloy for descents because it felt more stable with the longer stays. As pointed out, nothing major though between them.

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    Thanks guys I didn't think it would be that big of a difference. I have the 1 star and I think I'm gonna upgrade the brakes first rear one at least and then try and find a deal on some carbon rims. Gotta save up some dough first though, after buying the bike and planning a wedding I am pretty strapped for cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutch View Post
    Imo, after selling alloy and buying rdo the biggest difference is the rear shock. The RDO handles chatter better and feels a bit more lively. I prefer ed my alloy for descents because it felt more stable with the longer stays. As pointed out, nothing major though between them.
    I think the alloy is a little bit better jumper
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    Quote Originally Posted by meoff View Post
    Thanks guys I didn't think it would be that big of a difference. I have the 1 star and I think I'm gonna upgrade the brakes first rear one at least and then try and find a deal on some carbon rims. Gotta save up some dough first though, after buying the bike and planning a wedding I am pretty strapped for cash
    It's hard to beat the alloy with carbon bits. If you run carbon wheels, handle bars, and seat post there is some thing gained in comfort and control. I demoed an rdo but bought the alloy. Hard to resist the niner green.
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    I did notice a little flex in the alloy handle bars that I don't really like. If I get some carbon ones will that go away? I was thinking about getting the 5 inch fox dropper post which I think will be an awesome upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meoff View Post
    I did notice a little flex in the alloy handle bars that I don't really like. If I get some carbon ones will that go away? I was thinking about getting the 5 inch fox dropper post which I think will be an awesome upgrade.
    Carbon bars and a good short stem is a good upgrade. A dropper post is a must imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Carbon bars and a good short stem is a good upgrade. A dropper post is a must imo
    +1 on this post. Dropper posts make a huge difference and until you have one you don't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    +1 on this post. Dropper posts make a huge difference and until you have one you don't know that.
    I have thought about a dropper. I have been reluctant as a riding buddy has had his reverb warrantied twice. On the other hand his specialized dropper has been good to him.
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    I have thought about a dropper. I have been reluctant as a riding buddy has had his reverb warrantied twice. On the other hand his specialized dropper has been good to him.
    Droppers are so good, they're worth the issues they sometimes present. My Reverb has been good since its warranty replacement in May 2013.

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    ^Exactly, and that's what warranties are for. Only very minor issue I have had with my KS Lev is it was sticking a little bit, but after a little stanchion lube it was back to normal. I weight 200lbs too so that poor seat post works hard!

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    KS lev ' s rock! Good carbon bar = Renthal.

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    Also less flex in the bb area with the RDO. I personally don't like the blue, but can adapt! I got a funny feeling they'll punch out a Kermit green. My favorite color was the rootbeer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Carbon bars and a good short stem is a good upgrade. A dropper post is a must imo
    What dropper are you using?
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    6 of our bikes have reverbs and work well
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    I've had good success with the Reverb on a RIP 9 RDO as well.

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    How has the reverb been for cable management? As in cable rub. My alloy rip does not have stealth cable routing. I figure I would want the 355mm length as the spec post that comes with the bike is 370mm and I don't extend the post much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    How has the reverb been for cable management? As in cable rub. My alloy rip does not have stealth cable routing. I figure I would want the 355mm length as the spec post that comes with the bike is 370mm and I don't extend the post much.
    I cover my bikes with 3M stone guard ( Tuff clear tape ) so no cable run.

    Note the 355mm reverb has 100mm drop where as the 380mm can have 125mm drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I cover my bikes with 3M stone guard ( Tuff clear tape ) so no cable run.

    Note the 355mm reverb has 100mm drop where as the 380mm can have 125mm drop.
    I use the helicopter tape also. I did see I would be stuck with a 100mm drop. Probably not a big deal considering my size/inseam
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    I use the helicopter tape also. I did see I would be stuck with a 100mm drop. Probably not a big deal considering my size/inseam
    Yes, My wife uses the 355 Reverb's in her bikes.

    I joke with 1 of my friends that when my seat is dropped it is still as high as his seat when it is all the way up.
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    To put this thread back on track

    -MAIN PURPOSE: XC and AM
    -TRAIL LOCATION/TERRAIN: South Korea, rugged sea level to 550m mountains.
    -RIDER WEIGHT: 230++ w/ gear
    -RIDER HEIGHT: 6'2” height, 34" inseam

    -FRAME: 2014 Niner Rip9 (Large, Licorice Black)
    -REAR SHOCK: Niner tuned Monarch RT HV 175psi
    -FORK: RockShox Rock Shox Revelation RCT3 Solo Air 130mm 130psi to 135psi
    -HEADSET: Stock
    -STEM: Nuke Proof warhead, 70mm 10D rise-HANDLEBARS: Niner Flat Top Carbon 710mm
    -GRIPS: Lizard skins North shore lock ons
    -BRAKES: Shimano XT M785 180/160mm Rotors
    -BRAKE ROTORS: 180/160mm Icetech Rotors
    -SHIFTERS: Shimano XT M780 I-Spec 2/3 x 10sp
    -FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT M785
    -REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT M786 GS Shadow+ 10sp
    -CRANKSET: Shimano XT M785 38/24t
    -BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano XT BB-70
    -CHAIN: Shimano XT HG-94 10SP
    -CASSETTE: Shimano XT M771 11-36t 10SP
    -PEDALS: Canfield Crampon Ultimates
    -RIMS: Stans Flow EX
    -HUBS: Stans 3.30
    -FRONT TIRE: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin TL 2.35
    -REAR TIRE: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin TL 2.35
    -SEAT POST: Reverb 380mm 125mm drop Right hand lever under bar on the left
    -SADDLE: SDG bellAir Ti Rail or WTB Silverado Pro
    -Armour - Cytoe made skid plate

    -BUILD WEIGHT: 30 point something

    -OTHER BIKES OWNED: Niner Air 9 Carbon Full XTR, Crossmaxx, SID RCT3 22lbs
    - On order- Salsa El-Mariachi Single Speed

    -FUTURE CHANGES: Several stems of various lengths on order to determine best fit/ performance (70/80/90).. Canfield Crampons to reduce pedal strikes.. 203/180 icetech rotors.. Don’t need it but really liking the idea of a 140mm pike and carbon wheels

    -COMMENTS, ETC: I have had a few squishies in the past but nothing that rides like this bike. Every time I throw a leg over it a smile is born. My poor race hard-tail hasn't been ridden in a few months now. I just hope one day to be able to ride the Rip9 to at least half of what it is capable of. This is also my jump back into the Aluminum bike world as carbon has been my material of choice for years, and I am not disappointed.
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    Hi guys, just wanted to ask a quick question, what year did niner start the air formed tubing? 2014 or 2015?
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    Hi.2012 was the last of the hydo form rip9 frames and were also sold in 2013. The 1st of the new air formed rip9's came out late 2013 if I remember right.

    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Hi guys, just wanted to ask a quick question, what year did niner start the air formed tubing? 2014 or 2015?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Hi.2012 was the last of the hydo form rip9 frames and were also sold in 2013. The 1st of the new air formed rip9's came out late 2013 if I remember right.
    Yes this is correct. I guess you would say the 2014 models. It should be all RIP's w/ 125mm of rear travel. Older models that were hydro formed had 115mm(?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Yes this is correct. I guess you would say the 2014 models. It should be all RIP's w/ 125mm of rear travel. Older models that were hydro formed had 115mm(?).
    Ok thanks, now all I have to do is decide if I should go with the Medium or Large, im stuck between sizes at 5'11''
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Ok thanks, now all I have to do is decide if I should go with the Medium or Large, im stuck between sizes at 5'11''
    You can fit either as you know.
    I'm 6ft and like to ride a large rip9, i run my seat at 800mm high.

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