New fork for 2009 RIP 9-
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    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.
    Last edited by cottonball; 03-09-2018 at 08:53 AM. Reason: More info

  2. #2
    Chilling out
    Reputation: bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    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.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: terrible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    If you don't run tires over 2.3" a non boost dvo diamond can be found pretty cheap. Very nice forks.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. New Rip 9 Alloy vs Rip 9 RDO
    By Highlander944 in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 09-16-2014, 10:10 PM
  2. Rip 9 vs Rip 9 RDO
    By Menachem in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-12-2014, 07:46 AM
  3. Upgraded alloy RIP 9 alloy to RIP 9 RDO - awesome!
    By albertdc in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 07-19-2013, 10:45 PM
  4. RIP + Talas 34/140 w/CTD = a much better RIP
    By LeftyMax in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-04-2012, 06:21 AM
  5. Difference between '11 RIP & '12 RIP?
    By megalops in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-08-2011, 06:28 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.