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    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.


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    That's pretty sweet!!
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    So here is my ninja:



    Blinkie light on for the night time missions.

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    Sweet. Just received my from...same color.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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


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    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.
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    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.

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    No. I havn`t got anything to weigh it with.
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    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

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    I see I'm not the only one with an obsessive spreadsheet for a build. There should be a support group for this

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

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    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!
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    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!

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    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!!
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    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?
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    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.

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    Sweet ride!

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    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!

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    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.

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    anyone running 2x10 on there rip 9?
    I'm in the process of building one but cant decide on 2x10 or 2x9?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    2010 R.I.P 9 Tang Medium.Fox Fit RL 120 .Gravity Dropper multi-position seatpost.
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    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....

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    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.

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    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
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    That bike needs a white saddle, for balance.

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

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    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.
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    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...

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    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.
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    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
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    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.

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    Any updates on the red spoked wheelset? Thinking of this with a raw colored frame...

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele
    I can't stand up right now. Wow...

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    Niner RIP Build 2010

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

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    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.

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    my '10 Niner RIP 9

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    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 ?
    Raising money, my friend broke his neck Mtbing, Please Share link. http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/elliottkeys/donations

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