Niner RIP RDO 8

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Vital MTB member jeff.brines
4240 jeff.brines https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/4240/avatar/c50_149187_936024901533_10205078_50991835_3734911_n.jpg?1321466271 https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/jeff-brines,4240/all 08/29/10 13 4 https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/jeff-brines,4240/setup 11 252 481 18 2
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Niner RIP 9 RDO
Rear Shock FOX Float X2 Factory 2-Position Lever
Fork RockShox Lyric 160
Headset Other Niner
Handlebar Renthal 780mm
Stem Renthal 50mm
Grips Ergon GA2
Brakes SRAM Guide
Brake Levers SRAM Guide
Shifters SRAM GX
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX
Chainguide MRP Not pictured
Cranks Race Face Next SL G4
Chainrings / Sprocket Race Face 32
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Chain KMC
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM GX
Pedals Crank Brothers Mallet DH
Front Rim Other RaceFace Turbine
Rear Rim Other RaceFace Turbine
Hubs Other RaceFace Turbine
Spokes Other RaceFace Turbine
Front Tire Other Vittoria Morsa
Rear Tire Other Vittoria Morsa
Saddle Other Fabric
Seatpost RockShox Reverb 150
Seatpost Clamp Other Niner
General Info
Model Year 2017
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 30 lb 0 oz (13608 g)
Additional Info Race steed for 2017! Here we go! Some interesting side points. First, I'm obviously skimping on drivetrain as I don't think it matters. Minimal weight gain at far more reasonable pricing. As far as brakes go, I may upgrade to Code calipers at some point, I'm 200lbs and often make mistakes while riding. Good stoppers help when I'm way off line going too fast. Other small things - I Went 31.6 this year with my bars - I found 35mm overly stiff (or maybe that is all in my head). Anything to help mitigate arm pump is something I'm into. Suspension wise I'm pumped. Though the bike isn't metric, I'm super psyched on the X2 RIP RDO combo - for once however I'm overwhelmed with tuning options. Wheels are awesome considering the price point, any tire will mount on them without being overly square yet I still see the increased "support" of wide-ish rims - all without breaking the bank. Vittoria has impressed me more and more as I keep testing their stuff, always good to have more legit tire options out there! Now if it could just dry up around here.... Special thanks to The Hub in Jackson, WY for the help!
8 comments
  • davidm816

    8/25/2017 2:34 PM

    Is there still room for a water bottle with that Float X2 installed?

  • jeff.brines

    8/25/2017 3:12 PM

    No problem.

  • davidm816

    8/25/2017 3:35 PM

    Sweet! Thanks

  • Jaylynx13

    4/10/2017 9:26 AM

    How do you like the Goma (f) Morsa (r) combo? Also, what model/profile Spoon saddle is that? Nice build!

  • jeff.brines

    4/10/2017 9:30 AM

    Good question, as with any tire question I'll preface it with "it depends where you ride". Overall, its a great tire combo, though usually I prefer the Morsa Morsa combo as it rolls a bit faster. That said, if I'm racing somewhere gnarly I'll move up to the Goma as I do feel it hooks up better...

    As for the saddle, no idea! Ha!

  • briceps

    3/31/2017 2:38 PM

    I'm glad someone else agrees that 35mm bars are too stiff. Or maybe I just have baby hands...

  • iceman2058

    3/29/2017 7:03 AM

    Bike of the Day March 29, 2017!

  • jeff.brines

    3/29/2017 7:31 AM

    Thanks!

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