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    New fork for 2009 RIP 9

    Hello, I am looking for a new fork for a 2009 Niner RIP 9 frame, frame is in great shape so instead of trying to sell and buy something else I am going to maybe change the fork. I am looking at Maybe a Pike 130 or 140mm or a Yari 130 140mm. Cost is also a factor here so leaning maybe toward the Yari. I am an older rider so no big drops but for central Pa. trails, not going boost as my wheels are for 100 mm thru axle, also I just like to get the air pressure close and not mess with the shocks after that. I am also not sure which offset to be looking at 51 or 46. I'd like any input I can get, thanks.
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    Personally, I'd go with the Pike as the Charger damper in that is much better than the Yari's Motion Control damper, and the Pike is lighter - if that kind of thing attracts you.

    I had a Pike on my 2012 Yeti and it never let me down, and it's currently on my backup hard-tail. Even lighter it'd be more than durable enough.

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    If you don't run tires over 2.3" a non boost dvo diamond can be found pretty cheap. Very nice forks.

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    I thought I should add that I have Marzocchi 44 Ti fork on the bike right now, set at 140 mm. At one time I used a 120 mm Fox Float but switched to the Marzocchi for more travel which worked well but from what I have read the newer forks are a step up in performance.

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