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    Its difficult to see in the picture but I think I may have bought a road saddle for the bike. Its a Selle San Marco blaze saddle. I got a good deal on it so I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Maybe a future upgrade or when I find a good deal.
    Chainreation has Reverb's super cheap at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Here is my build. I will post an updated picture of the bike after the headtube was cut soon.



    After you get the dropper post remount your tires so the Maxxis is centered around the valve stem.

    Then you'll be done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    After you get the dropper post remount your tires so the Maxxis is centered around the valve stem.

    Then you'll be done!
    Why should it be centered? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Why should it be centered? lol
    If the logo isn't centered around the valve stem then the tire may blow up prematurely.

    It's your life you are risking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    If the logo isn't centered around the valve stem then the tire may blow up prematurely.

    It's your life you are risking!
    He's joking. It's so you can pump the tire easier. Better when centered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Why not just get a CC 40 series from Jenson to save on shipping?
    King's are good but for the $$ so are CC 40 series headsets.
    Also just have a lbs install the headset for you if you don't feel comfortable doing it youself.
    As far as the Rip needing any chasing or facing, it does not. Should be good to go out of the box!
    Got the LBS to install the CC 40 which luckily they had in stock. Thanks for the info on the lack of facing needed. I am now going to air up and seal tires on my Stan's 3:30HD/3:30 Flow Ex wheelset then install them on the bike along with the seatpost, saddle and old riser bar and stem to get an idea how long of a stem I should order for it. I am 5' 11'', 33'' inseam and its a size medium so I am guessing around 100mm but need to see how it feels first as this is my first 29er. Any tips on fitment? Planning on getting an Answer Protaper Carbon 660 XC flat bar for it since its light, somewhat wide, reasonably priced (90 at pricepoint) and does not have a large backsweep like most wide flat bars which would result in a longer stem for the same handlebar position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazynate View Post
    Got the LBS to install the CC 40 which luckily they had in stock. Thanks for the info on the lack of facing needed. I am now going to air up and seal tires on my Stan's 3:30HD/3:30 Flow Ex wheelset then install them on the bike along with the seatpost, saddle and old riser bar and stem to get an idea how long of a stem I should order for it. I am 5' 11'', 33'' inseam and its a size medium so I am guessing around 100mm but need to see how it feels first as this is my first 29er. Any tips on fitment? Planning on getting an Answer Protaper Carbon 660 XC flat bar for it since its light, somewhat wide, reasonably priced (90 at pricepoint) and does not have a large backsweep like most wide flat bars which would result in a longer stem for the same handlebar position.
    Nooooo! on the 100mm stem! lol
    I'm exactly your size and I switch between a 70mm to a 50mm stem with a low rise 720mm bars on my medium.
    100mm stem will stretch you to far out AND slow up the steering to much. Stems are a realtively cheap and you should have a couple on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Nooooo! on the 100mm stem! lol
    I'm exactly your size and I switch between a 70mm to a 50mm stem with a low rise 720mm bars on my medium.
    100mm stem will stretch you to far out AND slow up the steering to much. Stems are a realtively cheap and you have a couple on hand.
    I almost bought a Large frame! That would have really stretched me out with even a short stem. 720mm bars are too wide for east coast singletrack even the 660mm bar I am thinking about is 2 inches wider than the Easton Monkey Lite SL Riser on my Maverick. Do you know if the 720 is measured before the bar is bent for the backsweep or after? Thanks for the help thinking about getting a 70mm stem to start now. I have an ancient 25.4mm clamp riser bar that is just under 26'' on a 70mm 25.4 stem now to try it out before ordering.

    All the parts are on the way now except brakes, which I am leaning towards XTR Race M985 which are 170 a set w/o rotors from jensonusa.

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    Rip 2010 raw color

    Here is RIP 2010. I love this bike.
    -Frame 2010, Med, 2010
    -Rider Weight: 175lbs
    -Rider Height/Inseam: 5'10/32"
    -Stem (length/rise): RaceFace 70mm
    -Headset: Cane Creek 40
    -Seatpost: KS adjustable seat post
    -Handlebar: Race face (AL, Length 725mm )
    -Rear Shock: Fox RP23.
    -Fork: 2011 Fox 32 Fox talas 95-120mm
    -Brake Setup: 2012 Formula The One w/ rotors (203F, 160R)
    -Drivetrain Setup: X.9 SRAM and XT crankset 2x10
    -Wheels: Stan's Arch EX Rim w/ Chris King Hubs
    -Saddle: Specialized
    -Pedals: Shimano XTR
    -Grips: ODI (black)

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    So with a shorter stem, to maintain a longer enough cockpit, I would need a bar with as little backsweep as possible? I am thinking about the Answer ProTaper 660 XC which has only 3 degrees of backsweep over the more common 9 degrees of backsweep to allow for a shorter stem for the same handlerbar position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Here is my build. I will post an updated picture of the bike after the headtube was cut soon.

    Very nice looking build. Looks like you probably could easily ride it with 0 spacers just looking at where the bar height is currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Very nice looking build. Looks like you probably could easily ride it with 0 spacers just looking at where the bar height is currently.
    Right now I have three spacers. I figured I'd give it a try before I go cutting down the tube some more . Btw, thanks!

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    Silly question but, what size flip lock are you guys using for the seat post? Salsa sells them in many sizes. I'm assuming a 32mm? Niner says 30.9mm seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    Silly question but, what size flip lock are you guys using for the seat post? Salsa sells them in many sizes. I'm assuming a 32mm? Niner says 30.9mm seat post.
    Off the top of my head I believe the seat collar to be 34.9-35mm?
    That's pretty standard for any frame with a 30.9mm seattube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Off the top of my head I believe the seat collar to be 34.9-35mm?
    That's pretty standard for any frame with a 30.9mm seattube.
    Yep that's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Yep that's right.
    So what size flip lock do I buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiebs915 View Post
    So what size flip lock do I buy?
    34.9mm
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    Thanks everyone

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    …slowly but surely…

    This Rip is slated to be rolling for Spring DuPont/Pisgah Ride…

    Can anyone name that crankset?
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    nope, but it sure is nice and clean....


    Picked up a complete 2010 RIP last month, have yet to ride it because of the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushog View Post
    This Rip is slated to be rolling for Spring DuPont/Pisgah Ride…

    Can anyone name that crankset?
    Can't name it, but how many teeth on that outer ring? And what is the current clearance between the outer ring and the chainstay yoke?

    When that CVA gets active in the rear, if things are not hunky dory back there in terms of outer ring size and clearance, the old chain can hop up between the ring and the yoke and get stuck.

    I've been golden with a 40T, but had troubles with anything larger than that.

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    Rip 9 Chainring clearance

    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?
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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?
    In that Rip thread I linked, a MTBR poster named BRUZED machined up some custom rings to solve the problem in the 64/104mm BCD pattern. For a triple set up, he did a 30T middle ring and a 40T outer ring which is very nice gearing for a 29"er. He sells them here.

    When the chain bounces up in there, it's a pretty violent episode and it is usually caused when pedaling hard through some bumpy chunk.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/4764568249/" title="WideYokeChainStuck by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4074/4764568249_cbddfb0e8c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="WideYokeChainStuck"></a>

    I've fought issues on both the RIP 9 and the JET 9 until I lowered my chainring sizes enough to remove most of the problems. It's not a Niner specific issue as other FS frames have had similar occurrences.

    If you push the rings out far enough with the BB spacers or a wider spindle BB, you can get enough clearance to prevent it. But in my case, I didn't want a Q factor of running a DH width spindle on my Octalink/Hollowtech set up so went with Russ Anderson's 30T and 40T (which go well with my 23T granny ring from Rotor). I was running a 29T/42T combo in 2 x 9 set ups (I like the 42T for sprints) on previous 29"ers including my 1st generation JET 9. However, the new Niner frames were redesigned to allow for larger rear tires and the tradeoff has been some possible chain stuck results with all the tight fit at the yoke - all depending on your chainline, Q factor, ring size and whether you are 2 x __ or 3 x ___.

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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.
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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.
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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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    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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    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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    -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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    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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    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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    Nice bike ramada. Very similar to mine. One question though - what the hell truck do you have? That thing looks huge.
    2012 F-150 I was kneeling down when I took the picture, it's an angle thing.

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    Well Done Ramon! Down the road you might want to go with a stiffer wheelset but at your weight, the Arches might be OK. Let me know if you want to hit the trail sometime.
    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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    '12 rip

    Recently scored a great deal on a 2012 RIP frame off Jenson (lower than advertised) and built it up mostly with parts from the Transition Bandit 29 I rode last summer.

    '12 RIP 9, size L, 142x12 rear axle installed
    '11 Reba RLT Ti, 20mm thru, set at 140mm travel
    SRAM X-9 3x9 drivetrain with Truvativ Stylo crankset
    Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro wheelset
    KS Lev seatpost
    Ritchey Pro Streem saddle
    XTR brakes, 180/160
    Niner Flat top bar
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    Panaracer Rampage 2.35 front tire
    Specialized The Captain Control 2.0 rear tire
    Time ATAC pedals

    Having ridden a Jet 9 for the last couple of years and demoed a Jet 9 RDO, I have to say that the RIP is by far and away my favorite of the three (followed by the alloy Jet and then the Jet RDO - that's a bike that can't figure out what it wants to be.) The CVA suspension is the real-effing-deal. The RIP climbs great and is plenty plush for me on the DH. I like the slack seat tube angle and the short wheelbase for good tight handling. All in all, so far, I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. I could be bummed that I didn't wait for the '13 RIP, but at $1200 new for the frame, I can't see how the '13 could be $700 better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig View Post
    Recently scored a great deal on a 2012 RIP frame off Jenson (lower than advertised) and built it up mostly with parts from the Transition Bandit 29 I rode last summer.
    Hey Pig
    Just curious but how does the RIP compare to the Bandit? I ride a RIP but have always wondered...

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    Asked him the same question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03
    Hi!
    Saw your post in the RIP thread which mentioned that you're coming off a bandit. Anything you can tell me about how the two bikes compare? Anything in particular spur the switch?

    Thanks!
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    I'd say the key difference between the two is the RIP is better uphill and the Bandit is better downhill. No pedal feedback at all from the RIP and it climbs like a much lighter bike. The Bandit has a bit more pedal bob, but is far more plush downhill. The RIP has a higher BB and shorter wheelbase. I went with the RIP because I could never get comfortable on the Bandit. I was between sizes (L and XL) on the Bandit and sized up. However, the 74 degree seat tube angle was too steep for my long legs and my back would hurt after longer rides. The STA of the RIP is 72.5 degrees, which works better for me. Both are great bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Asked him the same question:
    What he said!

    After a few rides, my conclusion is that the RIP is better uphill and the Bandit plusher downhill (not necessarily better, but plusher feeling.) Weight is about the same. The RIP just feels "sturdier" (although that's purely subjective.) I like the fit of the RIP better. I think the RIP is a more attractive bike (again subjective.) The 140mm front fork on the RIP feels just right, but always felt a little short/low/steep on the Bandit. The low BB height on the Bandit results in great cornering feel, but it results in a lot of pedal strikes if you're pedaling through corners - the RIP does not have that problem. Both great bikes.

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    Bye-bye to any chain "stuck" issues or clearance areas in and around that nasty chainstay yoke area of my prior version RIP 9 frame. I morphed it to a 1 x 9 (for now) using my old Shimano XT M752 Octalink BB cranks, the Rotor Q Ring 34T singlespeed ring and the Rohloff Chain Guide.

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    My XL now weighs in at 27.27 pounds running the large volume 2.3 Renegade Control tires.

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    [QUOTE=Earthpig;10384812]What he said!

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    Thanks for the info guys. Think I'll be sticking with the RIP.

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    Nice, morsecode. Spec list?

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    Thanks scvkurt03!

    Specs:
    RIP 9 Medium PUSH RP23 Rear Shock
    FOX 34 Talas 15mm Thru Axle
    Renthal FatBar Lite 740MM
    Thomson 100mm Stem
    King HS
    Hope V Tech Brakes 180mm Front 160mm rear
    Stans FLOW laced in CK LD hubs
    Full XO group 2x10 clutch RD
    KS I Lev Post 125mm (i replaced the old Thomson)
    WTB silverado Ti rails
    Salsa Seat Collar
    Maxle 142mm rear axle
    CrankBrothers Candy 3 pedals
    ODI Troy Lee design Grips
    KMC gold 10spd Chain
    Maxxis ARDENT 2.4 F 2.25 R

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    Teaser...

    Nobody has replied to this thread in a little while so I thought that I'd post my build specs. My bike is at the LBS getting the final assembly done and I'll post photos up when I get it back.

    Frame: 12 RIP 9 med in raw (5' 10", 31" inseam)
    Headset: CK InSet i4
    Fork: RockShox Revelation 140mm, 20mm TA
    Shock: Standard Fox
    Bar: Answer ProTaper Carbon AM 720mm
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm
    Brakes: XT 785
    Shifters: XTR 980
    Ders (Front/Rear): XTR 986
    Cransket: XT 785 2x10
    Wheelset (Front/Rear): Hope Hoops, Flow EX rims 12x142
    Tires (Front/Rear): Maxxis Ardent 2.4
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb 355mm/100mm drop
    Pedals: Speedplay Drillium platform

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    Here my build. The bike will be available on Wednesday 26th June. I will post the photos soon ;-)

    Frame: Niner RIP 9 Green 2014
    Fork: Fox 34 Talas 29 Black 140/110 CTD FIT 15QR Kashima Fork 2013
    Handlebar: Niner RDO Green Carbon 780mm (cut to 740mm)
    Stem: Niner RDO Green Alloy 80mm
    Grips: ODI Rogue Green
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Chain: KMC X10SL DLC Black/Red
    Crankset: Shimano XT M780 10 Speed Triple Chainset
    Cassette: Shimano XT M771 11-36 10SP
    BrakeSet F: Shimano XT M785
    Brake Set R: Shimano XT M785
    Rotor F: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotor 180mm
    Rotor R: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotor 160mm
    Shifter F: Shimano XT M780 3spd
    Shifter R: Shimano XT M780 10spd
    Deraileur R: Shimano XT M786 Shadow Plus
    Deraileur F: Shimano XT M780 E-Type 3x10 Front Mech
    Headset: FSA
    Saddle: Specialized Romin Expert Black
    Seat Post: RockShox Reverb 380mm 125mm Drop
    Seat Post Clamp: Niner Seat Collar
    Wheel Set: Easton Haven Mag 15mm Thru Axle Front/142mmx12mm Rear
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 Front/Rear
    Pedals: HT AE02

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    Nice build.

    Quote Originally Posted by allylaurente View Post
    Here my build. The bike will be available on Wednesday 26th June. I will post the photos soon ;-)

    Frame: Niner RIP 9 Green 2014
    Fork: Fox 34 Talas 29 Black 140/110 CTD FIT 15QR Kashima Fork 2013
    Handlebar: Niner RDO Green Carbon 780mm (cut to 740mm)
    Stem: Niner RDO Green Alloy 80mm
    Grips: ODI Rogue Green
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Chain: KMC X10SL DLC Black/Red
    Crankset: Shimano XT M780 10 Speed Triple Chainset
    Cassette: Shimano XT M771 11-36 10SP
    BrakeSet F: Shimano XT M785
    Brake Set R: Shimano XT M785
    Rotor F: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotor 180mm
    Rotor R: Shimano XT RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotor 160mm
    Shifter F: Shimano XT M780 3spd
    Shifter R: Shimano XT M780 10spd
    Deraileur R: Shimano XT M786 Shadow Plus
    Deraileur F: Shimano XT M780 E-Type 3x10 Front Mech
    Headset: FSA
    Saddle: Specialized Romin Expert Black
    Seat Post: RockShox Reverb 380mm 125mm Drop
    Seat Post Clamp: Niner Seat Collar
    Wheel Set: Easton Haven Mag 15mm Thru Axle Front/142mmx12mm Rear
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 Front/Rear
    Pedals: HT AE02
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    Still getting her dialed in, but here's my new alloy RIP, size medium.

    Specs: Fox 34 140mm, Monarch, Reverb, Fizik Gobi XM, Raceface Next 735mm bar, 60mm Turbine stem, X0 Trail brakes, X0 1x10 with Wolf Tooth 32t ring, Industry Nine Torch Trail, HD front, NN rear, Spank Spikes, Oury lock-ons




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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Still getting her dialed in, but here's my new alloy RIP, size medium.

    Specs: Fox 34 140mm, Monarch, Reverb, Fizik Gobi XM, Raceface Next 735mm bar, 60mm Turbine stem, X0 Trail brakes, X0 1x10 with Wolf Tooth 32t ring, Industry Nine Torch Trail, HD front, NN rear, Spank Spikes, Oury lock-ons


    Nice build! She looks Gorgeous!!! I can't wait for my Green version of this RIP9 2014!

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    Here's The Grinch!
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    very nice! What's that bolted onto your handlebar just off center from the stem?
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    That is a Knog Blinder Light (iPod like design).

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    We should get our bikes together for a photo shoot or something. Two sexy bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allylaurente View Post
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    Man that's nice.
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    A very nice bike Ally..

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    Here is my newly acquired Niner RIP 9. With the 2014 model out, 2013 frames are on ridiculously lowered prices, so I never hesitated and grabbed one.



    2013 RIP9 Frame in Raw (Medium) (Rider at 1.82m tall), RockShox Revelation RCT3, Full Shimano XT set, Sun Ringle - Charger Pro wheelset, Nobby Nic Snakeskin 2.35, Niner carbon flat bar and seat post, 100mm stem alloy, WTB saddle volt sport, Wellgo B185 pedals.
    Total weight around 13.2kg (29lbs)

    One happy owner

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    Nice Bike Ricky. See you in the trail ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by LostDog99 View Post
    Here is my newly acquired Niner RIP 9. With the 2014 model out, 2013 frames are on ridiculously lowered prices, so I never hesitated and grabbed one.



    2013 RIP9 Frame in Raw (Medium) (Rider at 1.82m tall), RockShox Revelation RCT3, Full Shimano XT set, Sun Ringle - Charger Pro wheelset, Nobby Nic Snakeskin 2.35, Niner carbon flat bar and seat post, 100mm stem alloy, WTB saddle volt sport, Wellgo B185 pedals.
    Total weight around 13.2kg (29lbs)

    One happy owner

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    Got my rip in a few days ago. Love it so far. It is huge upgrade over my previous bike even though I was worried about the extra travel it does not seem to have many disadvantages. It's a small with x7 groupset. Bought the 1 star build at my lbs. It weighed in at 28.5 pounds without pedals. I was expecting it to weigh more with those components and no carbon it would weigh more but I won't complain.

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    Nice looking bike .

    I would really like to own 1 of them as well, I have the a Rip9 RDO with XX1 & carbon wheels.
    In the past I have let anyone that has asked if they could take it for a ride go for a play.

    But now there is just a bit to much money tied up & the bike is in a way less relevant to what they would build for them self.

    I would love to ride 1 & see just how close they are to my bike, I'm thinking that with a similar build they would be closer than some would think.

    Enjoy your bike, I also am surprised just how light it has come out at, That green is awesome.

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    Got my rip in a few days ago. Love it so far. It is huge upgrade over my previous bike even though I was worried about the extra travel it does not seem to have many disadvantages. It's a small with x7 groupset. Bought the 1 star build at my lbs. It weighed in at 28.5 pounds without pedals. I was expecting it to weigh more with those components and no carbon it would weigh more but I won't complain.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Whelp, that seals the deal.. I know what will be replacing the JetRDO this winter! So frickin nice!!

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    I just finished building up my new/used Niner RIP 9, size medium. I haven't put her on a scale yet, but using my other bike (Blur LT) as a comparison I'm guessing it weighs 28-29 lbs. I haven't taken it out on any real trails yet, but I will soon!

    Frame: Niner RIP 9, medium, raw
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro, 120mm
    Shock: Rockshox Monarch 4.2
    Wheelset: SRAM Rise 40
    Tires: Nobby Nic front, Racing Ralph rear
    Brakes: Avid Elixir 5
    Drivetrain: X9
    Crankset: Truvativ Stylo GXP




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    Nice bike. first time I saw a RIP with handle bar ends. Loved the RAW color..

    RAW Rules.

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    Yep, I put small bar ends on all of my XC/AM bikes... it helps with the climbs here in Colorado.

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    2013 Niner RIP 9
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    2013 Niner RIP 9
    2012 Niner RIP 9
    2010 Niner JET 9

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Yep, I put small bar ends on all of my XC/AM bikes... it helps with the climbs here in Colorado.
    Curious to know what those are. Would they work with ODI grips?

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    They're Serfas Stabilizer bar ends, I think I got them from Jenson USA for $15-20. They work great with ODI lock-on grips; the grips you see in the picture are ODI Rogues.

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    I just got a new RIP9 alloy. I moved all the parts over from my 2010 RIP - I know this bike deserves much better parts than I have to put on it, but its what I have, with two kids in college I really can't afford upgrades right now.

    Hope Hub w/Stans Flow in back, XT in front
    XT rear derailleur
    White Brothers Loop fork (140mm)
    STX cranks
    Nevegal tires
    Reverb Dropper
    Avid hydros

    I don't have much time on it yet, but I will fix that in the coming weeks


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

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    Well, they said that the RIP9 is a one bike that does it all. Well, I am taking that literally. Got an extra wheelset and plugged in a 700X32 slicks. This will do until I get myself a hardtail frame. LOL.


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

    And that, gentlemen, is the end of the thread. Congratulations, LostDog99, you win!

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    lol

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    Re-shoot my lovely Grinch and here it is.
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    Once again, sweet ride, Ally. I traded in my Fox for a Pike. Re-shoot of mine on the way, too. Are those Ardents doing what you want them to? What kind of trails are you riding? I'm thinking of going with some lighter tires, myself...

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    I have an opportunity to snag this 2010/11 RIP9 for what *seems* a great price. I'm a bit of a noob though, so would appreciate input.

    I'm 5'10-11,178 lbs. which seems to put me right in between sizes. This bike is a Large. I currently ride a 19" Scott Spark which feels a bit cramped and too light/race oriented (crazy, I know). I ride 2-3 times a week; single track and fairly technical stuff. I want to ride a bit more upright, so I'm willing to make the Large work if the price is right.

    So what's this bike worth?

    2010/2011 RIP9 Raw
    X9 grip shift and derailleur
    XT brakes
    Raceface Forged crank
    Easton Monkeylite XC bar
    Reba Fork
    RP23 Rear suspension

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    I'd say $2400 is a solid price for that. What's he offering it for?

    I just sold my 2012 with Fox 34, full XT, KS Lev, and Arch/Hadley's for $3000.

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    $1500.

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    Yeah, buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Once again, sweet ride, Ally. I traded in my Fox for a Pike. Re-shoot of mine on the way, too. Are those Ardents doing what you want them to? What kind of trails are you riding? I'm thinking of going with some lighter tires, myself...

    I would love to try the Pike but my Fox 34 Talas 140 CTD Kashima 2013 works well for me.

    For the Ardent, Yes, best tire I've tried. Rolls well and grippy. I have the Racing Ralph and Crossmark on rear before but not good on wet conditions speacially on roots.

    Trails here are mostly technical except Track 15 Nature Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasBluBoi View Post
    $1500.
    If you don't buy it, send me his contact info, I will buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olasher View Post
    If you don't buy it, send me his contact info, I will buy it.
    Yeah. Too good to pass up. Into it for $1450. I'm stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olasher View Post
    If you don't buy it, send me his contact info, I will buy it.
    Yeah. Too good to pass up. Into it for $1450. I'm stoked.

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    Final build:
    Frame: 12 RIP 9 med in raw (5' 10", 31" inseam)
    Headset: CK InSet i4
    Fork: RockShox Revelation 140mm, 20mm TA
    Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Bar: Easton Havoc 35 780mm
    Stem: Easton Havoc 35 50mm
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Brakes: XT 785
    Shifters: XTR 980
    Ders (Front/Rear): XTR 986
    Crankset: XT 785 2x10
    Wheelset (Front/Rear): Hope Hoops, Flow EX rims 12x142 rear
    Tires (Front/Rear): Maxxis Ardent 2.4
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb 355mm/100mm drop
    Pedals: Spank Spike platform

    Rides like a dream! If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend a wide bar/short stem set up. Also recommend a dropper post!

    Last edited by Rolling In Peace; 08-13-2014 at 10:15 AM.

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