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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
    PEDALS: XTR
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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.
    2012 SC Tallboy LTc X9 Talas Build in '13
    Prior bikes: 2012 Camber Comp 29er, 2010 RIP9, 2005 D'ale Prophet/Jekyll

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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

    Have you been out for a HARD RIDE yet ?

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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?
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by tmault View Post
    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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