Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 300 of 1266
  1. #201
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    15

    RIP 9 Setup as a 1x9

    Finally finished off building up this baby after several months of researching and purchasing components. I must say the wait was worth it as she rides beautifully.

    Very detailed pics of the components and more pics of the bike can be found by checking out this gallery.

    Setting it up as a 1x9 required more research than I had anticipated, and there are a lot of cool people out there in cyberspace who helped me out. In fact, I had her all finished and ready to go a couple of months ago, but due to a faulty chainring had to set her aside until my brand new shiny red e*thirteen ring shipped (they just became available in colors).

    Speaking of colors, as you can gather from the pics, I happen to like the color red. My goal was to get as much red and white components to compliment the very cool looking raw frame, and I think it turned out well. In the case of the seatpost (Thomson elite), I bought it off of Ebay already anodized red. Que Suerte!

    And in an open attempt to help others out there build his / her dream bike, I've candidly posted the parts list which includes how much I paid for each part, as well as its weight (accurate for the most part) and place of purchase. Totals are at the top of the list. Hopefully this will come in handy for someone just starting out the process like I was back in December.

    I'll also do my best to answer any questions.


    Last edited by cinemachine; 03-26-2010 at 08:47 AM.

  2. #202
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 2DMaxLST's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    151
    That's pretty sweet!!
    2013 Niner RIP 9
    2012 Niner RIP 9
    2010 Niner JET 9

  3. #203
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384
    So here is my ninja:



    Blinkie light on for the night time missions.

  4. #204
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    75
    Sweet. Just received my from...same color.

    what hub are you using with the FLOWS and how do you like it

    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    So here is my ninja:

  5. #205
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384
    Quote Originally Posted by scolli
    Sweet. Just received my from...same color.

    what hub are you using with the FLOWS and how do you like it

    Industry 9 Enduro wheelset with their proprietary spoke and hub set-up. I've been really happy with the I9 stuff so far, I have another set of their Classic/Flanged hubs and they are very sweet and super easy to swap of to any of the current axle formats.

  6. #206
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    75
    I am just about ready to pull the trigger on the I9 Enduro. Did you get a good deal on 'em. If so, where?

    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    Industry 9 Enduro wheelset with their proprietary spoke and hub set-up. I've been really happy with the I9 stuff so far, I have another set of their Classic/Flanged hubs and they are very sweet and super easy to swap of to any of the current axle formats.

  7. #207
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384
    Quote Originally Posted by scolli
    I am just about ready to pull the trigger on the I9 Enduro. Did you get a good deal on 'em. If so, where?

    thanks
    My local shop gave me a good deal, but ebikeshop.com have them for $900.

  8. #208
    SoCal mtbr
    Reputation: arashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    285
    Weight 30.40lbs using a Feedback Sports hanging scale. She's a fatty but I love her. I was shooting for 28lbs but I can't think of what I could swap out that wouldn't hurt durability and strength.

    This is my first 29er and all I can say is W O W! I can go anywhere with this beast!

    Rip 9 Small Balck Ano
    Niner OEM Fox F29 120 RL w/ taper
    Sun EQ27 rims
    DT Comp spokes with alum nipples
    Hope Pro2 front hub and Chris King ISO Rear hub with stainless steal drive shell
    Maxxis Ardent 2.40 front and 2.25 rear with tubes
    Thomson 100mm stem
    Niner Flat Bar
    Headset- stock FSA
    XO twist shifters
    ODI Lock on grips
    Thomson 410mm seatpost
    WTB Rocket SLT
    SLX 36/22 double with bash
    SLX BB
    Hope Tech M4's
    XTR pedals
    XO rear Der. Long length
    SLX front Der.
    Hope seat clamp
    Salsa rear skewer
    Shimano Der cables
    Sram PG 991 11-34 cassette
    Sram 990 cross step chain
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip9.jpg  


  9. #209
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    776
    Looks really nice. If you wanted to lighten it up a bit......Cranks, cassette, tires, and rims and you could easily drop 2 LBs. Depends on how much you want to spend to drop those 2 Lbs.

  10. #210
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by cinemachine
    Finally finished off building up this baby after several months of researching and purchasing components. I must say the wait was worth it as she rides beautifully.

    Very detailed pics of the components and more pics of the bike can be found by checking out this gallery.



    Looks really good


    Not sure if you are aware of this but this comes from the thomson web site:
    "December, 2009 Safety Alert
    From time to time people strip and reanodize our products to get colors other than the black and silver we offer. There are products like this for sale on eBay right now. This is unsafe and not authorized by Thomson. The process of stripping and reanodizing will make the part physically smaller, and much too brittle. There is no warranty of any kind on a part so modified and it can result in a catastrophic failure. Please let us know if you have questions about this. "

  11. #211
    fux
    fux is offline
    Scooterist
    Reputation: fux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,211

    Box Fresh!

    Just built this today, have to sort out my brake hose.

    I think poo brown looks pretty good with kashima!













    I`m waiting for my new wheel set which is Crest,supercomp, Acros hubs. I also have a new Middleburn crank on its way too.

    Otherwise its xtr/XO mix with Acros seatpost, stem and ceramic BB. Its pretty light but hasnt been on the scales yet.
    Last edited by fux; 07-13-2010 at 03:03 PM.
    Disclaimer. I now sell bicycles and bicycle tyres.

    instacrap ----> http://instagram.com/manx71/

  12. #212
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    776
    Have you weighed it yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    Just built this today, have to sort out my brake hose.

    I think poo brown looks pretty good with kashima!













    I`m waiting for my new wheel set which is Crest,supercomp, Acros hubs. I also have a new Middleburn crank on its way too.

    Otherwise its xtr/XO mix with Acros seatpost, stem and ceramic BB. Its pretty light but hasnt been on the scales yet.

  13. #213
    fux
    fux is offline
    Scooterist
    Reputation: fux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,211
    No. I havn`t got anything to weigh it with.
    Last edited by fux; 07-31-2010 at 11:41 PM.
    Disclaimer. I now sell bicycles and bicycle tyres.

    instacrap ----> http://instagram.com/manx71/

  14. #214
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    36


    Just a few rides in and lovin' it!

    Frame Niner R.I.P 9 Milk dud large
    Fork FOX R29
    Headset FSA
    Rear Shock Fox RP23
    Rims/Wheels Stans flow
    Hubs Yes - ZTR
    Spokes 32 of 'em - each!
    Tires WTB MutanoRaptor 29x2.3
    Crankset Truvativ Stylo 3.3 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP
    Front Derailleur Shimano XT 771
    Rear Derailleur Sram X7
    Rear Cogs Sram 950
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Handlebars Truvativ Stylo
    Tape/Grips WTB Weirwolf
    Stem Truvativ Stylo
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5
    Brakes Avid Elixir 5 160
    Pedals Shiman SPD
    Saddle WTB Silverado
    Seat Post Truvativ Stylo
    Seat Binder Salsa Lip-Lock

  15. #215
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    32
    I see I'm not the only one with an obsessive spreadsheet for a build. There should be a support group for this

  16. #216
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fire_strom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    231
    -Main purpose (XC, AM, etc): Trail

    -Trail location/terrain: Southwest Colorado/Moab

    -Frame Year/Size/Color: 09/M/Raw

    -Rider Weight: 185

    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'11"/32"

    -Stem (length/rise): Titec Pluto, 90mm, 6 deg . 15mm spacer underneath (will lower soon).

    -Seatpost: Thomson Elite Straight

    -Handlebar: Easton XC hi rise carbon

    -Rear Shock: Stock RP23

    -Rear settings (psi, etc.): 150psi (I think. It is set for 25% sag) , 2 clicks before fastest rebound

    -Fork: 2011 Fox FIT TALAS 120 1.5t QR15

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

    -Brake Setup: XTR 180/160

    -Drivetrain Setup: All XT, Shadow Rear D.

    -Tires: Specialized The Captain S-Works 2 bliss

    -Wheels: Front: Hope Pro 2, DT Comp, Stans Arch. Rear: DT 240s w/ 36t ratchet, DT comp, Stans Arch

    -Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon Titan

    -Needless bling: Niner Y.A.W.Y.D. headset top cap, currently sporting Stone's Arrogant Bastard cap

    -Build Weight: 29.?lbs.

    -Other 29er bikes owned: Kona Unit 2-9, Redline Monocog Flight
    -Mileage on RIP9: 3 rides/7 hours. I just finished putting it together late last week.
    -Future Changes: More rides

    -Comments, etc: Hope it would have been lighter, WrenchScience.com custom builder page put it at 27.40lbs but that isn't what I'm seeing. Rides like a dream anyway. Felt like I was between sizes (M/L) glad I went M, seems plenty long in the TT and is that much more playful being a bit small.

    I used a few parts I had from a 26er I parted out to get this bike, and about 6 other, mostly web, sources to put this together, including ebay, chainreaction, treefortbikes, craigslist and LBS. In total I have about $3200 into it minus the $1200ish I got for the bike I parted means I only had to lay out about 2k.

    I freak'n love it.

    Pedal damn it!

    Pictures soon
    -Scott

    Issues: BAD BAD brake squeal. XTR w/ stock Ti backed resin pads.
    Creaks and clicks in the left crank/BB linkage area.

  17. #217
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    Just put the finishing touches on my RIP9 build, I'll take it out for its maiden ride next week. I'm really stoked! This thread was very helpful it sorting out some setup details for this bike to thanks to everyone for that!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_2210-shrunk.jpg  


  18. #218
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    46
    Hi,

    im still working on my new RIP9.
    I want to use most parts of my old 26" bike (SC BlurLT).
    Sadly, the rear brake line is to short if i go on the normal way like on all the pictures.

    If i use the fittings on the top tube its long enough.

    Does anyone did it like this?

    thanks!

  19. #219
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 2DMaxLST's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by Aweather
    Just put the finishing touches on my RIP9 build, I'll take it out for its maiden ride next week. I'm really stoked! This thread was very helpful it sorting out some setup details for this bike to thanks to everyone for that!
    I've been through several tires on my Rip and the Ardent 2.4 is my favorite, you will love the RIP!!
    2013 Niner RIP 9
    2012 Niner RIP 9
    2010 Niner JET 9

  20. #220
    numbskull
    Reputation: Joe dunnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    167

    my rip 9 build

    its an 07 but just built it up yesterday,
    only thing left to do is replace factory decals that look worn, niner sent me a new set but they are water transferable so im not sure how thats gonna play out, i would have to clear over them the frame is ano so not sure how to go about this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip9.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip2.jpg  


  21. #221
    mtbr member
    Reputation: schnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,798
    Just did the RIP shake-down ride today. Here 'tis.



    Specs:
    - 09 RIP w/ Fox F29 120mm, Maxle rear axle - bought from a MTBR member
    - XT drivetrain, SRAM shifting, Hayes brakes
    - Hope hubs, MTX33 rims, 36 spokes, tubeless - built by Mike C.
    - KindShock post, Specialized saddle, ATAC pedals, Easton bars, Ergon grips

    During this ride, I realized it's the first time I've ever been on a mountain bike that just went where I pointed it. I could FINALLY rail the off-camber stuff without wincing and planning my dismount strategy just in case. The big wheels are ever so slightly less flickable, but since I'm not constantly over-correcting for the deflection of the front fork, I'm just aiming where I want to go and trusting it.

    I'm not going to gush about how grippy the rear wheels are when climbing, or how much more endo-resistant it feels. I'm pretty much spoiled now.

    It does feel a bit heavier and significantly 'taller', but that's a good trade-off for a bike that doesn't feel like it's twisting like a pretzel underneath my clydesdale ass.

    Also, I like Milk Dud.

    A few more rides to make sure my position is dialed in, and I can trim down the steerer.

  22. #222
    numbskull
    Reputation: Joe dunnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    167
    Sweet ride!

  23. #223
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    776
    Regarding the Milk Dud color..........looks like Niner has discontinued the color. A bonus for those of us that have that color, there won't be too many of them out there!

  24. #224
    mtbr member
    Reputation: schnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,798
    It's a uniquely subtle and restrained color for a mountain bike.

    I dunno, I like it better than the stuff that shouts. Or same old boring black.

  25. #225
    The Hutch
    Reputation: rob1208lv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,276
    anyone running 2x10 on there rip 9?
    I'm in the process of building one but cant decide on 2x10 or 2x9?

  26. #226
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    anyone running 2x10 on there rip 9?
    I'm in the process of building one but cant decide on 2x10 or 2x9?
    Hi I'm running 2x10 on both my Rip9 & Jet9 & love it.

    26-39 is awesome on the Rip9.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  27. #227
    NMBP
    Reputation: gfs69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,158
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic
    Hi I'm running 2x10 on both my Rip9 & Jet9 & love it.

    26-39 is awesome on the Rip9.
    Which cassette are you running on the RIP? Do you find the gearing good for climbing? Thanks.

  28. #228
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    Quote Originally Posted by gfs69
    Which cassette are you running on the RIP? Do you find the gearing good for climbing? Thanks.
    Hi
    I really was not sure how I would find the steep hills & went with the 11-36 cassette,

    I have been very happy & I think the mind set has changed because I used to use the 22 front & 34 rear often & now with 26 front & 36 rear I'm having no problems pushing it.

    In fact I now find it easyer than I did with the old setup,just spinning to fast can wear you out more.

    The Jet9 has Rotor cranks & run 30/39 with 11-36 cassette & were I find problems with that setup is whe I catch someone on a 26er spinning the granny gears on very narrow single track were you can't get past & have to drop to there speed & that then makes it very hard.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  29. #229
    mtbr member
    Reputation: schnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,798
    I have the same old 11-34 on the back, and I find I can climb just as well. I think I'm burning less energy on fighting the bumps, so I have more tiger in the tank even with the taller gear.

  30. #230
    mtbr member
    Reputation: deanmachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    108
    2010 R.I.P 9 Tang Medium.Fox Fit RL 120 .Gravity Dropper multi-position seatpost.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-25000653521_orig.jpeg  


  31. #231
    Always Learning
    Reputation: BruceBrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,613
    Quote Originally Posted by deanmachine
    2010 R.I.P 9 Tang Medium.Fox Fit RL 120 .Gravity Dropper multi-position seatpost.
    Way nice looking ride.

    Is that the first ever RIP we've seen leaning against an old out house? Which is propos when talking about gravity and dropping....

  32. #232
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384

    Round 2

    Someone RIPped off my first bike, so here's its replacement. I'm still waiting on a set of Industry Nine Enduro Wheels with black hubs, rims, and red spokes.

    " width="549">

  33. #233
    mtbr member
    Reputation: single-trac-mind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    152
    love this bike comes in at 28lbs which is not bad ....handles awesome some times for giggles I purposely ride the worst line and this bike soaks it all up
    Attached Images Attached Images      
    biking makes it better

  34. #234
    mtbr member
    Reputation: schnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,798
    That bike needs a white saddle, for balance.

    Otherwise, fantastic. Nice use of the white rims to tie it in together with the fork.

  35. #235
    The Hutch
    Reputation: rob1208lv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,276
    My RIP9
    Medium frame:
    Reba team 120mm maxle
    stans flows ztr hubs w/ kenda small block 8's set up tubeless
    XTR 970 crank set up with 2 rings 36t 24t
    XT 9spd front D
    X9 9spd front shifter
    XT 11-36 rear cassette
    SLX 10spd rear D
    SLX 10spd rear shifter
    wtb rocket v slt saddle
    Thomson stem and seat post (silver)
    avid BB7 brakes w/8" g2 rotors
    Liking it so far.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-new-bike.jpg  

    Last edited by rob1208lv; 12-13-2010 at 08:11 AM.

  36. #236
    Loser
    Reputation: Jisch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,535
    Here's mine. I got it from the bike shop fully built - it was a demo and had a summer of rides on it.
    Probably the only thing really bugs me is the hubs, but I guess I'll see if Shimano got their collective stuff together or not (they didn't for the last set of XT hubs I had!).

    I'm just a tad under 6 feet tall with 35" inseam.

    Medium RIP9 in black
    Mavic rims on XT hubs
    Avid BB7 Brakes
    SLX drivetrain 2x9 w/bashguard
    Fox FIT RLC fork
    No name flat bars
    Thompson layback seatpost

    On my crappy bathroom scale its right under 30 lbs. I freaking love this bike. Waiting for the trails to freeze so I can get back out there.

    Oh and it has the magical ability to stand up on its own...

  37. #237
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MTBmoose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    195

    2+ years old and still chugging along

    Here's my 2008 version overlooking the Palouse on Tower Mt. in Spokane, WA. Currently weighs in just under 30lbs. with the following setup:

    XL frame (I'm 6'2" and it feels right)
    Titec Ithys Gove saddle
    Hope Pro II hubs laced to Stans Flows, running tubeless (great wheels)
    9-speed XT shifters/cranks/cassette (ActionTec 20 tooth Ti granny - love it)
    Avid Juicy 7's (7" front/6" rear)
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    Manitou Minute 120 (internals updated to latest by Hayes, but it still dives in the corners)
    Easton lo-rise bars (tried the Niner flat bar but it just wasn't working for me)

    Still love the ride but am starting to dream of carbon. Would be nice to drop a couple of pounds off the bike without going to silly-light, flat-prone tires.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip9.jpg  


  38. #238
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    50
    My first build ever. All I need to do is air up the tires and add pedals. I was a manufacturing major in college and wanted to build a bicycle frame for my senior project, but settled on the design and manufacture of a collapsible set of bicycle rollers, which I used for about 5 years. So, this was a fun project.

    Frame: 2010, bought on discount
    Shock: Reba RLT Ti, 140mm, 20mm Maxle
    Drive train, Cranks: SRAM X9, 2X10
    Cables: Jagwire
    Brakes: Magura Louise Bat, setup motorcycle style (ride/rode street and dirt bikes)
    Rotors: 180 Venti front, 160 SL rear
    Stem: Thompson 90mm
    Bar: Niner flat bar
    Seatpost: Thompson
    Seatpost clamp: Hope
    Hubs: Hadley, 20mm front, 10mm TA rear
    Rims: Flow
    Tires: Ardent front, Igniter rear
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-on
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-spr.jpg  

    Last edited by taj13; 01-14-2011 at 04:45 PM.

  39. #239
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dirt Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    208
    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    Someone RIPped off my first bike, so here's its replacement. I'm still waiting on a set of Industry Nine Enduro Wheels with black hubs, rims, and red spokes.

    " width="549">
    Any updates on the red spoked wheelset? Thinking of this with a raw colored frame...

  40. #240
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dude
    Any updates on the red spoked wheelset? Thinking of this with a raw colored frame...
    I'll grab some pics tonight and will put 'em up tonight.

    But they look pretty sweet.

  41. #241
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    384

  42. #242
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dirt Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    208
    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    I can't stand up right now. Wow...

  43. #243
    Mr. James
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    3

    Niner RIP Build 2010

    Purpose: Technical XC singletrack
    Location: Northeast USA
    Frame: Medium Tang 2010
    Rider Weight: 173

  44. #244
    Mr. James
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    3

    RIP 2010 Setup

    Purpose: Technical XC singletrack Northeast USA
    Frame: Medium Tang 2010 w 12mm Maxle
    Rider Height 6', Weight 173 lbs.
    Rear Shock: Stock RP23 set at 120 lbs., 4 clicks clockwise from fatest rebound
    Fork: Reba 140mm set at 110 lbs
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR, 180 rotors
    Drivetrain: Shimano XT, with XT casette 34-12, 28T Widget
    Wheels: Hadley Hubs w Stan's XTR
    Tires: WTB Stout 2.3 F, Specialized The Captain 2.2. Both set up tubeless
    Stem: 90mm
    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-jan-14-20010-001.jpg

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-jan-14-20010-002.jpg

  45. #245
    29 TO LIFE
    Reputation: bzo75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    153

    What About Marzocchi

    I have searched everywhere on the internet and I cannot find one rip9 with a Marzocchi 44 fork on it. I am looking at a 2011 Marzocchi 44 micro ti tst tapered 120mm to put on a rip9. Is there a reason that I am unaware of that people are not using this fork except on the wfo9?
    According to Marzocchi's site it is adjustable from 100mm to 120mm to 140mm with spacers. It is about a half pound heavier than other forks but it seems to be the most versatile fork out there for a all mountain fork at this time. Talk to me people. Enlighten me.

    Cheers
    Robert

  46. #246
    Mr. James
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    3
    The Reba fork is a better fork from all the reviews I've read and from others I've talked to. The Marzocchi fork has sticking issues and a 15mm thru axle. I understand that the Reba fork is stiffer with a 20mm axle and has smoother travel.

  47. #247
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socal_jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,226
    Quote Originally Posted by bzo75
    I have searched everywhere on the internet and I cannot find one rip9 with a Marzocchi 44 fork on it. I am looking at a 2011 Marzocchi 44 micro ti tst tapered 120mm to put on a rip9. Is there a reason that I am unaware of that people are not using this fork except on the wfo9?
    According to Marzocchi's site it is adjustable from 100mm to 120mm to 140mm with spacers. It is about a half pound heavier than other forks but it seems to be the most versatile fork out there for a all mountain fork at this time. Talk to me people. Enlighten me.

    Cheers
    Robert
    Here ya go, Marz tst2 setup at 140mm(non-tapered steerer). No sticking issues, but did swap oil with a Redline mix @~15wt when I removed the spacer. The 15mm feels plenty stiff, up there with the 20mm TA on my IH 7point3.


  48. #248
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    150
    I'm using the 44 too! I got a good deal on the fork but didn't have a bike to put it on...so I went ahead and got the RIP9 frame.

  49. #249
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    32


    my '10 Niner RIP 9

  50. #250
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    Quote Originally Posted by edwin_eyemd


    my '10 Niner RIP 9
    Hi nice bike.

    Is that a side loading bottle cage ? If so what brand ?
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  51. #251
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    32
    thanks muzzanic. yes it is. the brand is ZEFAL.

  52. #252
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    This looks sweeeettttttt!

  53. #253
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nickbm3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    317
    Does anyone have the weight of a '10 med frame & shock only? In my excitement to get my bike built i didnt weigh the frame! I dont remember ever seeing a weight listed anywhere and im just curious. Thanks!
    "That's a niiiiiiiice biiike boy! That a Huffy!?"

  54. #254
    29 TO LIFE
    Reputation: bzo75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    153

    Medium black ano frame and shock weight

    I just weighed mine two weeks ago before building it. 6.5 lbs on the nose. It could weigh 9 lbs and I wouldn't care if I could only run a coil shock on it. I have tried my best for two years now to like air shocks and forks but they just aren't for me.

  55. #255
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nickbm3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    317
    Hey thanks! My bike came out at about 33 lbs when i was hoping for what seems to be the average of about 28-29, but it still rides great and im not that worried about it... I was just curious and wanted a comparison # to other frames. Ill have to ride a bike with coil fork/shock to see the difference sometime, ive only ever ridden air.
    "That's a niiiiiiiice biiike boy! That a Huffy!?"

  56. #256
    29 TO LIFE
    Reputation: bzo75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    153

    I might be a special case but.....

    I have had only coil shock/fork bikes in the past and I also weigh 225 lbs. I like how coil shocks and forks load up when trying to hop over stuff on the trail. I also like how they are more naturally progressive through their travel where I find air shocks ramp up to much and I wind up having to compensate to much with rebound to keep the shock from springing me off the bike. I have tried many brands and types of air shocks/forks and all I can think of is my old coil bikes. I should have gotten the WFO with coil shock and a Marzocchi fork. I was headed in that direction but I was steered away by Niner and other RIP riders. I should have done more research into the frame to see if I could have put a coil shock on it also. In the end it is my fault and now I need to see how I can sell my three ride old frame and fork and get a WFO and fork. I know there are a lot of RIP owners out there that are as happy as can be with their bikes and I have to agree with them in saying it is a awesome bike. I am just looking for something different and I hope the WFO is it or I am going back to hardtails.

  57. #257
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JanBoothius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    129

  58. #258
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    776
    Quote Originally Posted by bzo75
    I just weighed mine two weeks ago before building it. 6.5 lbs on the nose. It could weigh 9 lbs and I wouldn't care if I could only run a coil shock on it. I have tried my best for two years now to like air shocks and forks but they just aren't for me.
    6.5 LBs????? This must be an older Rip. I have a 2010 Rip and it weighs closer to 8 Lbs I think. My 2010 Jet 9 weighed 6.5 Lbs on the nose. I have them both built up very simiarly and the Jet weighs 27 LBs and the Rip weighs 29 Lbs.........both Mediums.

  59. #259
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Nickbm3
    Does anyone have the weight of a '10 med frame & shock only? In my excitement to get my bike built i didnt weigh the frame! I dont remember ever seeing a weight listed anywhere and im just curious. Thanks!

    I just found a 2010 RIP M this week. Got a great deal on her. Started buildup Saturady. Here are the weights I got.

    Frame as shipped no BB or headset installed 3384g/7.46 lbs
    Fox F29 Fit RL 15qr uncut w Axle 1834g/4.04lbs
    FSA Headset complete 138g
    BB 90g
    Last edited by nailgunn; 04-11-2011 at 11:21 AM.

  60. #260
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sunburst576's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    184

    Rip9

    Delete

  61. #261
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    14

    Butter.

    First let me say that I'm 6'6" 205lbs and the 2011 XL RIP 9 fits very nicely. Coming from a XL Gary Fisher Paragon it's a major improvement in terms of fit.

    This is my first FS so I have nothing to compare it to. I can say that it's so buttery smooth it blows my mind. Set up with the sram 2x10 (26/39) it begs to be pushed. Niner carbon bar, tapered headtube, 20mm thru with Hope/Flows makes for one hell of a stiff front end. Not the lightest bike coming in just shy of 29lbs, but never once has that crossed my mind on the trail.

    She likes to go fast and makes me a better rider.

    Thank you Niner.
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  62. #262
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    72

    Almost there

    I'm about a week away from having my RIP9 finished. I've gotten just about everything in except the frame...I hear that this is a fairly important part to have... I'm 6'1-6'2 and surprisingly enough, I'm ordering a medium frame (raw silver). Always riddern a large 19"-20'' in the past and expected a large on the RIP also. Anyways, here's what I've got so far:
    2011 Med RIP9 raw silver
    Fox Talas terralogic 120mm
    Cane Creek headset
    Thomson X4 stem (silver)
    Handlebar...???
    SRAM XX 2x10 crank
    SRAM XX f/d
    SRAM X9 mid cage r/d (red)
    SRAM X9 shifters (red)
    Stan's ZTR Flow wheels
    Kindshock i950 remote dropper seat
    Avid BB7 brakes (185 front, 160 rear)...taken from my last bike and hey, they work great

    That's what I'm working with so far. Don't know what handlebar to get yet...I'd like a red one to match the rest of the components but I'm having trouble finding a good lightweight (prefer carbon) red one that is wide enough (680-700mm). Plan on upgrading hubs to Hope Pro 2's (red) down the road. Any suggestions please feel free.

    Roll in peace...

  63. #263
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socal_jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,226
    The last bit of bling went on by way of a RockShox Reverb dropper in 380mm,
    2010 RIP9 Small
    WTB Dissent 2.5 tires,
    Halo Freedom rims laced 36H to CK hubs F/R,
    ISO HD rear with steel FH body and 10mm funbolts,
    15mm front ISO with Marz TST2 Air Fork at 140mm.
    Hussefelt bars, stem (680 wide15mm rise, 60mm reach),
    Hussefelt 175mm triple crankset run 22/32/bash with Howitzer BB,
    SLX 667 FD, XT Cassette, X.7 Med cage RD, X.7 shifters
    Avid BB7 160s F/R,
    Wellgo B67 flats,
    "Cytoe" bash plate
    Ergon GP-1 grips
    WTB Pure V saddle
    Hope seatpost clamp


    Last edited by socal_jack; 05-11-2011 at 04:27 PM.

  64. #264
    mtbr member
    Reputation: deanmachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    108

    2010 Niner RIP9 Med.Tang Fox,XT Dynasys,Stans' Arch

    I posted this same frame with a Truvativ Stylo crank in Sept.2010. I was riding in Nov.and was getting a creaking when ever I would hammer real hard. I bought a XT dynasys crank and then front and rear derailer,then shifter pods, thinking it must be the Stylo. Well it dawned on me after the creaking was still there that the rear dropouts were not completely tight.That was were the creaking was coming from all along.The bike is silent now and I really like the Shimano dynasys even in the soft sometimes sloppy Ohio Spring.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-042_01.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-045_01.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-046_01.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-040_01.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-048_01.jpg  


  65. #265
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    178

    finally I got it

    So after few months looking for parts, deals and getting the money together I finally built my RIP 9, Large raw frame,
    X9 drive train 2x10
    Marzocchi 44 Ti 29 er
    DT wheels
    KS 900 seat post
    Thomson steam 70mm
    Kore handle bar
    Mallets pedals

    This bike is 32 lb
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip-9.jpg  


  66. #266
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    64
    Here's my new RIP 9!

    Frame Rip-9 2010 Small Orange
    Headset FSA
    Rear Shock Fox RP23
    Rock Shox Reba RLT Ti 29er 20mm
    DT Swiss Hugi 350 135mm
    DT Swiss Hugi 350 20mm
    Crankset Shimano SLX m660 10spd
    Truvative Stylo Race 75mm
    Truvative Stylo Team Handlebar
    Shimano SLX HG81 11-36 10spd
    Shiamno HG94 10spd
    Shimano Shifters XT M770 10 SPd
    Shimano FD XT M771
    Shimano RD XT M773
    Shimano SLX Brakes
    Shimano RT75 Rotors
    Seatpost Truvativ Stylo Race
    WTB Pure V Cromo
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 29er
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 29er

    GF Paragon
    Marin Alpine Trail 29er
    RIP 9!

  67. #267
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406

    Nice Bike

    Nice bike,I hope you like it as much as I Liked mine.


    Quote Originally Posted by Drahthaar_dude View Post
    Here's my new RIP 9!

    Frame Rip-9 2010 Small Orange
    Headset FSA
    Rear Shock Fox RP23
    Rock Shox Reba RLT Ti 29er 20mm
    DT Swiss Hugi 350 135mm
    DT Swiss Hugi 350 20mm
    Crankset Shimano SLX m660 10spd
    Truvative Stylo Race 75mm
    Truvative Stylo Team Handlebar
    Shimano SLX HG81 11-36 10spd
    Shiamno HG94 10spd
    Shimano Shifters XT M770 10 SPd
    Shimano FD XT M771
    Shimano RD XT M773
    Shimano SLX Brakes
    Shimano RT75 Rotors
    Seatpost Truvativ Stylo Race
    WTB Pure V Cromo
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 29er
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 29er

    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  68. #268
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13
    Very nice!

  69. #269
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dango Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    72
    My Rip. I bought it used on the MTBR classifieds in February and absolutely love it.

    2010 Rip 9 - Small
    Fox F29 120mm Tapered
    Bontrager Rythm Pro Wheels (gonna upgrade to Flow's when I get a chance).
    X0 Rear D
    XT Front D
    X9 Shifters
    SLX crank (double with bashguard).
    Avid Elixir CR Brakes.
    Thomson stem and seat post.
    Bontrager saddle.
    Truvativ Carbon Bar.
    Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 in the back and Ardent 2.4 up front.

    I run about 90psi in the fork and 140psi in the RP23 (I weigh about 195 ready to ride).

    Hands down the most fun bike I have ever ridden.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip-r.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-rip-l.jpg  


  70. #270
    The Knights Who Say "Ni"
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    111

    Yeah Me! RIP9

    Mild Dud brown 2011
    Fox Fork 29RL 120
    Ritchey Cockpit
    Sram X-9
    Chris King on Flows
    Captain 2bliss
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-001.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-002.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-003.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-006.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-niner-004.jpg  


  71. #271
    openwound
    Reputation: voodoochild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    580

    my rip

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-myrip9.jpg

    Large 2010 rootbeer with rp3 (?, I don't know, whatever came on it stock...)
    - fox f29 120mm, 15mm axle, fit/talas/terralogic
    - stock fsa headset
    - gold king hubs/dt swiss revolutions, alloy nips/syncros ds-28 rims
    - rampage front/wtb wolverine rear
    - xt cranks, enduro ceramic bb, rotor 34t ring, mrp guide
    - xt discs/levers
    - xt shadow mid-cage rear der., xtr shifter
    - thomson x4 stem, easton carbon dh bars, odi/oury lock-on
    - gravity dropper turbo, fizik gobi saddle

    one crap picture...
    -- let's ride

  72. #272
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	myrip9.jpg 
Views:	2064 
Size:	88.2 KB 
ID:	627425

    Large 2010 rootbeer with rp3 (?, I don't know, whatever came on it stock...)
    - fox f29 120mm, 15mm axle, fit/talas/terralogic
    - stock fsa headset
    - gold king hubs/dt swiss revolutions, alloy nips/syncros ds-28 rims
    - rampage front/wtb wolverine rear
    - xt cranks, enduro ceramic bb, rotor 34t ring, mrp guide
    - xt discs/levers
    - xt shadow mid-cage rear der., xtr shifter
    - thomson x4 stem, easton carbon dh bars, odi/oury lock-on
    - gravity dropper turbo, fizik gobi saddle

    one crap picture...
    Nice bike, I have had so mush fun on my Rip9 that I had & it realy lifed my riding.

    Have fun & use it lots.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  73. #273
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    56
    I guess I could post mine too. This is a large 2010 model.

    1x9 XTR Shadow. Super Short cage (modded by using the Saint Shadow cage).
    XTR 180 mm cranks
    Fifteen G bash ring
    Magura Martas
    Sunline V1 handlebar, 711 mm, 19 mm rise
    Racefce Respond 60 mm stem
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    some FSA seatpost
    Answer Rove FR pedals
    12 mm Maxle kit in the rear
    Saint rear hub, XT front hub with Velocity Blunt rims (36 spokes)
    Geax Saguaro TNT 2.2 rear tire, front is 2.4 Maxxis Ardent
    Ask if you want to know more.

    I like the bike a lot except the front feels a bit too heavy for my liking.



    Last edited by In Hiding; 07-26-2011 at 12:18 PM.

  74. #274
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    306
    2011 RIP 9 XL in Black

    Rider Weight: 190
    Rider Height: 6'2 and change
    Intended Use: XC/AM, bought this bike to enjoy the best that the Appalachian has to offer.

    XT 2x10 with RaceFace Bash Guard
    Skid plate ordered from homeboy on MTBR
    XT Shifters, F/D & R/D (10 Speed)
    Flow Rims laced to King Hubs (15 thru front & 12X135 Maxel Rear)
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front 2.25 Rear
    2012 Fox Talas 29 FIT RLC (120/95)
    Time Control Z Pedals
    Thompson Seatpost and clamp
    Chris King Inset Headset
    Easton Haven Stem 85mm **in transit
    Easton Haven Carbon Bars **in transit
    Oury Lock On Grips
    Avid Elixr 5 Brakes 160/185

    Hasn't touched a trail yet, will be blasting this thing down some rocks tonight.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-2011-07-26-22.35.24.jpg  

    Last edited by JonathanM; 07-27-2011 at 06:18 AM.

  75. #275
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    544
    How "all mountain" is the rip? Niner claims that 4.5 inches of travel feels like 6inches of the 26er. Making it a legitimate all mountain machine. question is how true is this?In my opinion, it is much safer to say that a RIP could be a 29er counterpart of a 26inch Turner 5 spot?Am I right guys?Thank you!

  76. #276
    I live to bike
    Reputation: Jwiffle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,262
    Quote Originally Posted by LGavin View Post
    How "all mountain" is the rip? Niner claims that 4.5 inches of travel feels like 6inches of the 26er. Making it a legitimate all mountain machine. question is how true is this?In my opinion, it is much safer to say that a RIP could be a 29er counterpart of a 26inch Turner 5 spot?Am I right guys?Thank you!
    I have no trouble riding mine just as hard as I rode my Giant Reign.
    Stop in at Element Sports. www.elementsport.com
    Get Out! Have Fun!

  77. #277
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    776
    The RIP is a terrific do it all bike. Personally I don't think there is any comparison to any 26" bike regardless of the amount of suspension but I guess if you just had to compare it to something then maybe a 6" travel bike, but again it is like trying to compare a big apple to an orange.

  78. #278
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    544
    So you you are saying that it really feels like riding on a 6" travel bike.ok thank you.Just wanted to feed my curiosity.

  79. #279
    I live to bike
    Reputation: Jwiffle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,262
    Quote Originally Posted by LGavin View Post
    So you you are saying that it really feels like riding on a 6" travel bike.ok thank you.Just wanted to feed my curiosity.
    Pretty much. The only thing I haven't done on the RIP that I did on my Reign is an 8 foot drop to flat. Bike may be able to take it, I don't know; I mostly got out of the freeriding side of things. And 4.5" is still 4.5 " instead of 6 when you go off a drop, but if you're smooth, you never use the full on a 26er, anyway. (I actually didn't bottom the shock on the 8 foot drop to flat on the Reign - hit it with speed and landed it pretty smoothly) In other words, the 4.5" is enough for moderate drops (4 ft or more, depending on your skill; I've done up to 3 ft on my rigid ss).

    But for riding through rocks and roots, 4.5" on a 29er provides the equivalent comfort and control as a 6" 26er.
    Stop in at Element Sports. www.elementsport.com
    Get Out! Have Fun!

  80. #280
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nickbm3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    317
    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    The last bit of bling went on by way of a RockShox Reverb dropper in 380mm,
    2010 RIP9 Small
    WTB Dissent 2.5 tires,
    Halo Freedom rims laced 36H to CK hubs F/R,
    ISO HD rear with steel FH body and 10mm funbolts,
    15mm front ISO with Marz TST2 Air Fork at 140mm.
    Hussefelt bars, stem (680 wide15mm rise, 60mm reach),
    Hussefelt 175mm triple crankset run 22/32/bash with Howitzer BB,
    SLX 667 FD, XT Cassette, X.7 Med cage RD, X.7 shifters
    Avid BB7 160s F/R,
    Wellgo B67 flats,
    "Cytoe" bash plate
    Ergon GP-1 grips
    WTB Pure V saddle
    Hope seatpost clamp
    How do you like the 2.5 dissents on there? I am thinking about getting a set for Northstar runs. Any tire rub issues in the rear triangle, or on the fork?
    "That's a niiiiiiiice biiike boy! That a Huffy!?"

  81. #281
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JSumner13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,569
    Hey guys.....Here's my medium RIP built for New England singletrack. I freakin' love this bike!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_4881.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_4886.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_4883.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_4884.jpg  

    The RIP9 Setup Thread (all years, forever and ever)-img_4887.jpg  


  82. #282
    mtbr member
    Reputation: five5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    462
    I really like that crank/chainring set up... I have a 3x version of that crank.

    What do you have going on there, and can I convert my 3x to that?

  83. #283
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    That is a very nice bike, I just loved riding mine & it lifted my riding so mush.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  84. #284
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JSumner13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,569
    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    I really like that crank/chainring set up... I have a 3x version of that crank.

    What do you have going on there, and can I convert my 3x to that?
    Sure you can......It's a 1x9 setup with a BBG bashguard, 32T, 104 BCD Products (mine is the drilled option)

    E Thirteen 32T (104 BCD) single speed chainring and a N-Gear Jump stop chain guide (34.9)
    Last edited by JSumner13; 09-24-2011 at 08:55 PM.

  85. #285
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JanBoothius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post

    and a N-Gear Jump stop chain guide (34.9)
    Could you please provide a few details about the CVA /under BB bashguard in the quoted picture?

    How does the Jump Stop guide work in your experience thus far?

    Beautiful bike!

  86. #286
    mtbr member
    Reputation: five5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post
    Sure you can......It's a 1x9 setup with a BBG bashguard, 32T, 104 BCD Products (mine is the drilled option)

    E Thirteen 32T (104 BCD) single speed chainring and a N-Gear Jump stop chain guide (34.9)
    Thanks! From my phone I thought it was 2x10.. I suppose if I can do 1x10 I should be able to 2x10. RIP9 looks fantastic!!!

  87. #287
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JSumner13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,569
    Quote Originally Posted by JanBoothius View Post
    Could you please provide a few details about the CVA /under BB bashguard in the quoted picture?

    How does the Jump Stop guide work in your experience thus far?

    Beautiful bike!
    Hi Jan,

    Thanks! Regarding the skid plate......A MTBR member named Cytoe makes them. He sells them here on the classifieds. If you look up his profile there's a link to ad. They come in regular and heavy duty. Mine is the regular thickness which seems plenty strong enough to take some good hits.

    I've been running a N-Gear jump stop/bashguard chain retention system on my MCR with a short cage Sram X9 for 3 years without any issues. I maybe dropped the chain 3 or 4 times (during crashes) in roughly 10,000 miles. I've been running this combo on my RIP for about 3 weeks now with a medium cage X9 with no dropped chains. I've always used single speed chainrings.

  88. #288
    mtbr member
    Reputation: five5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    462
    Bad pIc, but excited! Will post better pics later..

    <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g192/morr5/?action=view&current=69e86308.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g192/morr5/69e86308.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

  89. #289
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Addy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    117
    Here's my new medium R.I.P.9 fresh out of the box with Niner's XT build kit. I'm a happy camper


  90. #290
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    94
    Sweet bike. Which fork is that? What did the build cost you? if you dont mind.

  91. #291
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Addy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    117
    Yeah hah good question on the fork I'm trying to find a direct product link for it on Fox but can't find the exact one. It's a F29 FIT RL 32

    Before tax and shipping it came in right about 4K, I didn't intend on spending that much when I started but it's a slippery slope I tell ya! For me it's a lot of bike and it's got a Thompson post and stem and a Fizik seat, so those are some nice touches

  92. #292
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    94
    Funny, I'm looking at building up one now and I'm already slipping on that slope. Is that a 120 or 140?

  93. #293
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Addy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    117
    120

  94. #294
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    Quote Originally Posted by Addy View Post
    Here's my new medium R.I.P.9 fresh out of the box with Niner's XT build kit. I'm a happy camper

    Get rid of the large ring before the chain eats the stay & put some better tyres on it & you will be much happer with it.

    Pedals also help
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  95. #295
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Addy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    117
    Yeah I was hoping it would ship with a 2x front drive train, but should be pretty easy to convert yeah?

    I'll put some miles on these XC tires then the rains should be setting in and something chunkier will be in order for sure. On the Niner demo day I attended my bike had Conti mountain kings, I liked em but some of the other riders didn't care for them. I'll scour the review section, feel free to chime in with your favorites. I'm in the San Francisco bay area for a trail/climate reference.

    I installed my Shimano 540's after I snapped the pic, I was just providing the proverbial nekkid bike pic for the forum!

  96. #296
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,406
    On the Rip9 I have always liked the 2.4 Ardent on the front & the 2.1 Ignitor on the rear for very good grip.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  97. #297
    Always Learning
    Reputation: BruceBrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,613
    Quote Originally Posted by Addy View Post
    Yeah I was hoping it would ship with a 2x front drive train, but should be pretty easy to convert yeah?

    I'll put some miles on these XC tires then the rains should be setting in and something chunkier will be in order for sure. On the Niner demo day I attended my bike had Conti mountain kings, I liked em but some of the other riders didn't care for them. I'll scour the review section, feel free to chime in with your favorites. I'm in the San Francisco bay area for a trail/climate reference.

    I installed my Shimano 540's after I snapped the pic, I was just providing the proverbial nekkid bike pic for the forum!
    Addy - those Conti Race Kings are perfect for the Bay Area (I've done a lot of riding in Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Oakland Hills, China Camp, Napa, etc...). I run the Ikon 2.2's on my RIP - very similar to the Race Kings (which I use on the JET).

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/5535202913/" title="RIP with Ikons by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5291/5535202913_9ff6a6c636_z.jpg" width="640" height="438" alt="RIP with Ikons"></a>


    The suspension really works to keep the tires glued to the trail and you can get away with a nice fast XC tire. I even use the Raven 2.2's on my RIP.

    If you head up into the mountains at Tahoe, you might want some bigger knobs for the rocks. The Ardent 2.4's are nice to have to monster truck the RIP for those trips. But Bay Area is primo for XC lower tread tires. Race Kings are a California favorite.
    Last edited by BruceBrown; 10-02-2011 at 07:05 AM.

  98. #298
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Addy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    117
    BruceBrown-
    Good to know the race kings are good for the region. Went out for my first ride yesterday (Saturday) and the trails were really dry and dusty but the grip seemed good and the rolling resistance seems very low on these, so that's cool too. The bike is a blast to ride for sure

  99. #299
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    631
    okay, who has built the lightest RIP...???

    I am hoping to see one below 25lbs.....thx

  100. #300
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    306
    Quote Originally Posted by twenty6black View Post
    okay, who has built the lightest RIP...???

    I am hoping to see one below 25lbs.....thx
    This would simultaneously answer another question. Who is having the least fun on their RIP?

Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast