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    Quote Originally Posted by 29Time View Post

    And this is what the travel looks like:

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    It looks like the wheel against the wall has the same amount of travel as the one on the bike.

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    The Green Machine

    Here is my Completed Rip 9 which I’ve named “The Green Machine”

    Group Sram XO with Wolftooth 26T
    Brakes Sram Guide RSC
    RockShox Pike
    Project 321 Hubs with Stan’s Arch EX
    A bunch of Red Anodized from all over the place.

    I really like how the Lizzard Skins Chainstay Protector almost disappears.
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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)

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    Here is my Completed Rip 9 which I’ve named “The Green Machine”
    How Cavalier of you, DCIandrew...

    (What are the odds you'll understand me, here?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    How Cavalier of you, DCIandrew...

    (What are the odds you'll understand me, here?)
    If I used Google would I Drum something up.

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    I really like the anodized red parts on the green frame, very nice bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by dciandrew View Post
    If I used Google would I Drum something up.
    Did you march?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Did you march?
    Nope. Just used google to see if anything would stand out and sing to me, or perhaps see a
    Cymbol.

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    Idea!

    I'm so glad that I found this thread; there are so many great bikes being posted.

    Here is my build:
    2011 XL Rip 9
    Marzocchi Roco lite gold. (Excellent shock, I'm loving it so far)
    Rockshox Reba RLT Ti 140mm
    Full XT group set, except for the Saint rear hub.
    Mavic 719 rims
    Fire eye pedals
    Drive-train is set up as 1x10
    KMC Gold chain

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    My blue Rip9 RDO

    So far I have 5 rides on my Rip9 RDO. I'm getting quicker on it every ride. I got one Hell of a Deal from Pricepoint that I could not pass up.

    2014 Blue Rip9 RDO
    2016 Fox 34 140mm Fork
    Reynolds R29 AM wheel set
    Continental Mountain King II tires.
    Shimano SLX cranks, Front Derailleur
    Shimano XT Rear Derailleur
    Easton Haven Carbon Bars
    Hayes Gram Carbon Brakes
    Cytoe Guard
    WTB Valcon SLT carbon Saddle
    All Mountain Style Frame protection
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    Nice bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Ryan View Post
    So far I have 5 rides on my Rip9 RDO. I'm getting quicker on it every ride. I got one Hell of a Deal from Pricepoint that I could not pass up.

    2014 Blue Rip9 RDO
    2016 Fox 34 140mm Fork
    Reynolds R29 AM wheel set
    Continental Mountain King II tires.
    Shimano SLX cranks, Front Derailleur
    Shimano XT Rear Derailleur
    Easton Haven Carbon Bars
    Hayes Gram Carbon Brakes
    Cytoe Guard
    WTB Valcon SLT carbon Saddle
    All Mountain Style Frame protection
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    Thank you, I'm really enjoying it. I'm just having a hard time deciding what dropper post to go with and over all length.

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    Agree, very nice ride.
    I've now got a half a season on mine which I paid about $1300 for after AJ rebate and continue to love it. I not only feel completely at one with it on fast, technical descents but as if I got a complete steal on the frame. It seems like roughly another $1k on top of what I paid to get other comparable frames...

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    Just looking at your setup, I would say 355mm Reverb with 100mm Drop.

    More info on seat height would help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Ryan View Post
    Thank you, I'm really enjoying it. I'm just having a hard time deciding what dropper post to go with and over all length.
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    From the top of the seat collar to the top of the seat it is 260mm-265mm is how much extension I have out of the frame.

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    Hey all, I'm a happy new owner of a 2011 RIP9 alloy and thought I'd introduce myself. I've set it up as a B+, aka 27.5+ : 27.5+ Frame Compatibility Thread. Post your setup! - Page 4- Mtbr.com

    Having bought it used, and furthermore since I tore it down to fit into 2 regulation boxes to fly home to Colorado from Missouri on Southwest with no baggage charge, I got to know how it's put together quite well and am very impressed! The only thing it needed was a new bottom bracket; other than that I just inspected and lubed all the pivots.

    Though it's heavier than my carbon 26er, I find it climbs as well or better on most terrain, and on the descents it's no contest, great stability and confidence at higher speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3rb View Post
    Hey all, I'm a happy new owner of a 2011 RIP9 alloy and thought I'd introduce myself. I've set it up as a B+, aka 27.5+ : 27.5+ Frame Compatibility Thread. Post your setup! - Page 4- Mtbr.com

    Having bought it used, and furthermore since I tore it down to fit into 2 regulation boxes to fly home to Colorado from Missouri on Southwest with no baggage charge, I got to know how it's put together quite well and am very impressed! The only thing it needed was a new bottom bracket; other than that I just inspected and lubed all the pivots.

    Though it's heavier than my carbon 26er, I find it climbs as well or better on most terrain, and on the descents it's no contest, great stability and confidence at higher speeds.
    That looks like a pretty cool set up. How much more does your bike weigh as a 27.5 + bike compared to if you had a standard 29er wheel set up? Also, how does it feel? Specifically, how much do you notice the extra wheel weight and rolling resistance?

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    RIP 9 RDO setup for BCBR 2015

    Hi Guys,
    posting my setup for the race in two weeks. still considering an Angle-Set to reduce HA to 68.5. would appreciate your thoughts:?...? how does it change steering in the up?

    Rider Weight 200 w.th Gear, Height 6'
    RIP RDO Large with Monarch RT3 Debonair Shock at 230PSI
    Pike 140mm Fork with 46mm Offset at 85PSI
    Atlas 35mm/50mm Stem
    Sixc 35mm Bars cut to 760mm
    XT Brakes 180/180 (considering 200 up front)
    X01 Drivetrain (shifter, Derailer, Cassette)
    XX1 Cranks
    Reverb Post 125mm
    Fabric Saddle
    American Classic Wide Lightening Wheelset
    Conti MK 2.2 in the back and 2.4 up front (not sure i like these for the race... any recommendations?)
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    weighs in at 27.5 lbs

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    I think it might work well, However, I'm not so sure that changing something like an Angle head set is such a good idea just 2 weeks out from a Race that maybe important to you.

    I would be more incline to do the race as it is & change it when you get back, To make sure you don't have any problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-on View Post
    Hi Guys,
    posting my setup for the race in two weeks. still considering an Angle-Set to reduce HA to 68.5. would appreciate your thoughts:?...? how does it change steering in the up?

    Rider Weight 200 w.th Gear, Height 6'
    RIP RDO Large with Monarch RT3 Debonair Shock at 230PSI
    Pike 140mm Fork with 46mm Offset at 85PSI
    Atlas 35mm/50mm Stem
    Sixc 35mm Bars cut to 760mm
    XT Brakes 180/180 (considering 200 up front)
    X01 Drivetrain (shifter, Derailer, Cassette)
    XX1 Cranks
    Reverb Post 125mm
    Fabric Saddle
    American Classic Wide Lightening Wheelset
    Conti MK 2.2 in the back and 2.4 up front (not sure i like these for the race... any recommendations?)
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    Thanks Muzzanic!
    i have the bike only for a week now. i am afraid that with all the steeps in BC, i may be excerting too much effort with the HA as it is.... i don't have enough steeps around where i live to justify... i may try it for one long ride and see if it is too much.
    will a 68.5 HA play well with a 46mm offset for the fork?

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    Yes no problems there.

    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-on View Post
    Thanks Muzzanic!
    i have the bike only for a week now. i am afraid that with all the steeps in BC, i may be excerting too much effort with the HA as it is.... i don't have enough steeps around where i live to justify... i may try it for one long ride and see if it is too much.
    will a 68.5 HA play well with a 46mm offset for the fork?
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    You mention a RS monarch debonair shock, but I see a fox shox on there. Didn't think you could fit a debonair on an RDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    You mention a RS monarch debonair shock, but I see a fox shox on there. Didn't think you could fit a debonair on an RDO.
    It's the regular monarch. Not the plus.
    Swapped the shock after I took the pic.

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    Cool. What you do like about the Monarch compared the Fox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-on View Post
    Thanks Muzzanic!
    i have the bike only for a week now. i am afraid that with all the steeps in BC, i may be excerting too much effort with the HA as it is.... i don't have enough steeps around where i live to justify... i may try it for one long ride and see if it is too much.
    will a 68.5 HA play well with a 46mm offset for the fork?
    I took my Rip 9 2014 Alloy /w 140mm Pike to Blue Mountain Bike park. I rolled every trail there. I was there shortly after the East Coast Enduro, I rolled that trail several times. It's hard for me to imagine trails much steeper & rockier than what I saw at Blue Mountain. I was in Moab for a week last year, road Ahab, Mag 7, WE, and a couple of others, none of it was as gnarr as Blue (except for the snotch, I did not roll that, I walked it).

    I share all this to say... if you change your HA now or later, I'm thinking you'll have plenty of bike either way. I'd go with the option that gives you the most mental confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-on View Post
    It's the regular monarch. Not the plus.
    Swapped the shock after I took the pic.
    So you had the Monarch Debonair on it, but have since changed it for the Fox?

    What was the reason? What didn't you like about the Debonair? I'm thinking about doing the Debonair upgrade for my shock, but have seen no info or reviews of whether it will work on the RIP, and what effect it has on the ride.

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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-image.jpgPicked this 12 model up a few months back. Been dropping weight on it hear and there.
    Medium frame
    Fox 32 forks
    Xx1 crank
    Thomson masterpiece seatpost
    Ergo carbon pro saddle
    Fsa carbon bars and stem
    Formula r1 brakes
    Kcnc rotors
    Stans Arch ex wheelset
    Raceface direct mount chain ring 1x10 setup.
    Xtr pedals
    tubeless
    26.7lbs

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    I have a new Rip 9 carbon and was curious what rear shock pressures/rebound settings people are running, any info would be great.

    Bike details
    2015 rip 9, medium
    Saddle height from bb - 74cm (Important b/c as seat goes back a lot as seat goes up)

    I'm 5'10 & around 220lbs w gear

    Current shock set at 230psi and that's around 25% sag - does that sound high?

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    Ice Ice Baby!

    2015 Matte White/Green RIP9 RDO Medium (a.k.a. "Vanilla Ice")
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    Pike RCT3 150mm 46 offset / stock Fox CTD
    M9000 11-speed XTR w/1x NW Hope 30t on M970 XTR Crank / XTR Pedals
    Chris King / ZTR Arch / DT Supercomp
    Hans Dampf Trailstar 2.35 front / Nobby Nic 2.25 rear / Homebrew sealant
    Magura Marta w/183 front and 160 rear
    Cane Creek 40 / Syntace F109 60mm / ENVE Sweep 700mm / Ergon GA1 EVO
    WTB Silverado Team / Niner RDO Kermit Green 30.9
    3M Clear Tape / Cytoe Lower Guard / Dr. Beasleys Matte Paint Sealant

    Bike weight 26.5 lbs
    175 lbs on saddle, 150 psi shock, 60 psi fork
    Tubeless tire psi: 22 front, 28 rear
    28mm headset spacer stack
    Last edited by SKFLOW; 07-10-2015 at 09:45 PM.

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    Nice looking bike.

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    M9000 11-speed XTR w/1x NW Hope 30t on M970 XTR Crank / XTR Pedals
    Chris King / ZTR Arch / DT Supercomp
    Hans Dampf Trailstar 2.35 front / Nobby Nic 2.25 rear / Homebrew sealant
    Magura Marta w/183 front and 160 rear
    Cane Creek 40 / Syntace F109 60mm / ENVE Sweep 700mm / Ergon GA1 EVO
    WTB Silverado Team / Niner RDO Kermit Green 30.9
    3M Clear Tape / Cytoe Lower Guard / Dr. Beasleys Matte Paint Sealant

    Bike weight 26.5 lbs
    175 lbs on saddle, 150 psi shock, 60 psi fork
    Tubeless tire psi: 22 front, 28 rear
    28mm headset spacer stack
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    A couple poser shots

    Here are a couple of Poser shots of my RDO. I posted before just adding another view. The only thing that has changed from the pics is the addition of an Ardent to the rear.

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    littlemd,
    That sounds extremely high at 230 psi. What shock is on your bike? I weigh about 200 lbs with gear, have a Fox Float CTD on my Rip 9 RDO and have about 135psi with about 25% sag.
    "Studies have shown that riding your bicycle everyday makes you more awesome then the general population"

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    I think you have the shock pumped up to close to its maximum pressure.

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    Hi All

    I picked up a 2015 RIP 9 RDO frame that will be delivered this week. I currently have a 2011 RIP 9 Alloy. I plan to swap components over.

    If I do this all I need a buy is:
    1) S3 low direct mount bottom pull front derailleur
    2) New shift cable housing to run thru frame (will also do new cables)
    3) 12x142 rear axle conversion kit for my Stan's rear hub
    4) Make sure my seatpost is at least 370mm up from 350mm from the alloy

    It looks like according to the encyclopedia that the headset and the bottom bracket (73mm threaded) are compatible between the two.

    For those that bought a 2015 RIP9 RDO frame, did it come with a headset? Last year my Jet9 RDO said it didn't (Colorado Cyclist) but then it did have a headset in the box. Any idea if a frame from Pricepoint will have the headset included?

    Thanks for any input.

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    I ordered my complete Rip 9 RDO from price point.com. You might give them a call to see if the frame comes with the headset. If not order a Chris King. Best headset ever.


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    The RDO frame does not include the headset. Niner recommends using their headset (a rebranded FSA I believe), because supposedly the tolerances are better. Some people have had trouble getting a tight fit with other brand headsets. FWIW, my Cane Creek 40 fits fine in MY frame.

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    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_0013.jpgThe RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_0015.jpg

    Pictures taken during my maiden ride. She rides awesome. Can't wait to get her up on the trails near Tahoe.

    5'11" 32" inseam 195LBS Size Medium

    Model 2015 Niner RIP9 RDO 4-Star X01 Medium
    Fork RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air 140mm, 15mm
    Brakes Shimano XT M785 ICE Tech Pads with 180/160mm Rotors
    Wheels NOTUBES 3.30/ZTR Flow EX, 15MM Front, 142 X 12MM Rear
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin 2.35
    Handlebar Niner Flat Top RDO, Cut to 700mm
    Stem Niner Trail Stem 70mm
    Seat Post RockShox Reverb
    Grips Ergon GS2
    Saddle WTB Rocket Race
    Shifters SRAM XO1 11sp (Right Only)
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 11sp
    Chain SRAM PC 1170
    Cassette SRAM XG 1195 11sp 10-42t
    Crankset SRAM X1 GXP 32t
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
    "Studies have shown that riding your bicycle everyday makes you more awesome then the general population"

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    Delivered today and yup - no headset. This info is buried on the Niner site as I stumbled on it tonight. Since my J9 RDO came with one, I thought this would too. My mistake. Saw the issues with headset fit in another thread. Will get one from Niner from tomorrow. Hope they have expedited shipping....

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioPT View Post
    The RDO frame does not include the headset. Niner recommends using their headset (a rebranded FSA I believe), because supposedly the tolerances are better. Some people have had trouble getting a tight fit with other brand headsets. FWIW, my Cane Creek 40 fits fine in MY frame.

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    Great looking ride. Which size and drop reverb did you go with?


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    Pictures taken during my maiden ride. She rides awesome. Can't wait to get her up on the trails near Tahoe.

    5'11" 32" inseam 195LBS Size Medium

    Model 2015 Niner RIP9 RDO 4-Star X01 Medium
    Fork RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air 140mm, 15mm
    Brakes Shimano XT M785 ICE Tech Pads with 180/160mm Rotors
    Wheels NOTUBES 3.30/ZTR Flow EX, 15MM Front, 142 X 12MM Rear
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin 2.35
    Handlebar Niner Flat Top RDO, Cut to 700mm
    Stem Niner Trail Stem 70mm
    Seat Post RockShox Reverb
    Grips Ergon GS2
    Saddle WTB Rocket Race
    Shifters SRAM XO1 11sp (Right Only)
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 11sp
    Chain SRAM PC 1170
    Cassette SRAM XG 1195 11sp 10-42t
    Crankset SRAM X1 GXP 32t
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP

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    dba4life,
    It has a 380mm length 125mm drop Reverb.
    "Studies have shown that riding your bicycle everyday makes you more awesome then the general population"

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddydc View Post
    dba4life,
    It has a 380mm length 125mm drop Reverb.
    Thanks. Think I am going the exact same route RIP RDO....I am 5' 10'. 30in inseam.

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    What psi's are you running for the front and rear suspension??

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    Here's my small 2010 Rip9 that I've had since new. She has served me well over the years and I've done some upgrades over the years. Here's the current setup

    RockShox Pike 140mm
    w/ NSD Cartridge Seal Head
    Fox DPS EVOL rear shock
    RWC Needle Bearing Kit
    Sram XX1 drivetrain w/ gripshift
    Hope Evol M4 Brakes
    XTR RT99 IceTech Rotors
    180mm Front and 160mm Rear
    DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon wheels
    15mm Front 12x142 Rear
    Hans Dampf Front and Conti Mtn King Rear
    DT Swiss 54 tooth Star Ratchet
    KS LEV Ti 125mm dropper
    KS Southpaw Lever
    Specialized Phenom Saddle
    Easton EC70 flat bar
    50mm Azonic Stem
    Hope F20 Flats
    Spurcycle Bike Bell
    28.37lbs



    Last edited by arashi; 09-04-2015 at 12:15 AM. Reason: Adding another photo

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    Great looking bike. Are those white spokes? And if so, what brand?


    Quote Originally Posted by arashi View Post
    Here's my small 2010 Rip9 that I've had since new. She has served me well over the years and I've done some upgrades over the years. Here's the current setup

    RockShox Pike 140mm
    w/ NSD Cartridge Seal Head
    Fox DPS EVOL rear shock
    RWC Needle Bearing Kit
    Sram XX1 drivetrain w/ gripshift
    Hope Evol M4 Brakes
    XTR RT99 IceTech Rotors
    180mm Front and 160mm Rear
    DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon wheels
    15mm Front 12x142 Rear
    Hans Dampf Front and Conti Mtn King Rear
    DT Swiss 54 tooth Star Ratchet
    KS LEV Ti 125mm dropper
    KS Southpaw Lever
    Specialized Phenom Saddle
    Easton EC70 flat bar
    50mm Azonic Stem
    Hope F20 Flats
    Spurcycle Bike Bell
    28.37lbs



    Single Track Rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arashi View Post
    Here's my small 2010 Rip9 that I've had since new. She has served me well over the years and I've done some upgrades over the years. Here's the current setup

    RockShox Pike 140mm
    w/ NSD Cartridge Seal Head
    Fox DPS EVOL rear shock
    RWC Needle Bearing Kit
    Sram XX1 drivetrain w/ gripshift
    Hope Evol M4 Brakes
    XTR RT99 IceTech Rotors
    180mm Front and 160mm Rear
    DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon wheels
    15mm Front 12x142 Rear
    Hans Dampf Front and Conti Mtn King Rear
    DT Swiss 54 tooth Star Ratchet
    KS LEV Ti 125mm dropper
    KS Southpaw Lever
    Specialized Phenom Saddle
    Easton EC70 flat bar
    50mm Azonic Stem
    Hope F20 Flats
    Spurcycle Bike Bell
    28.37lbs



    So it looks like the DPS Evol fits on the Rip 9 but not the Rip 9 RDO (canister contacts frame on compression). I put one on my Jet 9 RDO and finding it a great upgrade over the original RP23. I was hoping to also replaced the CTD on my Rip 9 RDO with the DPS Evol but heard it was not compatible.

    How are you liking it on the Rip 9?

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    littlemd,
    I run about 80psi in my RS Pike 140mm RCT3 and about 155psi in the Fox CTD Shock. With gear I way about 205lbs and like to run the sag on both at around 25%.
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    I had to replace some rings as a result of what I think is pretty premature drive train wear. I only got about 8 months of riding from my 28t Wolftooth front ring and the stick 42t cog on my xx1 cassette.

    I replaced both this week, opting for a 24t stainless steel Wolftooth front ring and a blue replacement 42t cog for the cassette (also from Wolftooth). The 24t in front lets me get of the 42t and use gears 2 and 3 more on my climbs. Those gears are steel, so arent subject to wear as much as the 42t one is. The blue cog is a nice matchy-matchy touch with the blue niner paint.

    Not sure if anyone else has seen this, but it is definitely a chain line issue. I used a spacer on the non-drive side (that's apparently how GXP works) and moved the chain line over a bit. Hopefully that should reduce wear in gears 1/2/3 a bit. The 28t front ring was completely ground down on the outside due to sharp chain line in the granny gears (which I use a lot around here!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddydc View Post
    Can't wait to get her up on the trails near Tahoe.
    I hope you have gotten out in the Tahoe area on this bike. I had the pleasure of visiting a friend there in August and bringing my RIP9RDO along for three days of punishing rides. The bike performed pretty well, I did feel a few times like I could use more travel on the rear and that the CTD shock shows its limitations on things like Mr Toads wild ride, but overall I was impressed at how well the bike delivered on 75 miles and many thousands of feet of up/downs during my 3 days there. Some of the most memorable riding I have ever done, the views are insane!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by backinmysaddle View Post

    Not sure if anyone else has seen this, but it is definitely a chain line issue. I used a spacer on the non-drive side (that's apparently how GXP works) and moved the chain line over a bit. Hopefully that should reduce wear in gears 1/2/3 a bit. The 28t front ring was completely ground down on the outside due to sharp chain line in the granny gears (which I use a lot around here!)

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    Have same chainline issue with my xx1 drive. I found these chainrings with improved chainline and it really helps. I can now back pedal when in 42t without the chain jumping down the cassette. FWIW, I'm also liking the "melon" or oval.

    http://garbaruk.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseNotes View Post
    Great looking bike. Are those white spokes? And if so, what brand?
    The DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon wheelset comes with DT Swiss white bladed aero spokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuttermax View Post
    So it looks like the DPS Evol fits on the Rip 9 but not the Rip 9 RDO (canister contacts frame on compression). I put one on my Jet 9 RDO and finding it a great upgrade over the original RP23. I was hoping to also replaced the CTD on my Rip 9 RDO with the DPS Evol but heard it was not compatible.

    How are you liking it on the Rip 9?
    I guess I was just lucky the shock doesn't make contact because I wasn't aware of any fitment issues. Do you know for a fact it will make contact with the frame? I just ordered the Fox DPS EVOL with the correct shock stroke and eye to eye measurements. I think whoever is claiming the shock won't fit is referring to the Fox Float X with the extra reservoir. You can order the shock from Jenson USA since they offer a 100% guarantee so you can return it even if you've already mounted it and for some odd reason it doesn't fit. I'm 99% sure you won't have any clearance issues on your Rip9 RDO as long as you order the correct size. You should double check but I believe the correct size is:

    Shock size: 7.875”(200mm) x 2.0”(51mm) - 4.9”(125mm) travel

    I love the increased small bump compliance on the DPS and I had a custom tuned RP23 from Push Industries so my previous shock was better than the stock Boostvalve one. The DPS seems to ride higher in its travel with better small bump, better mid stroke support and I'm still able to use all my travel without bottoming out. I have no complaints!
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