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Hi guys! How is the paint on those nimble 9 is holding on? I'm thinking of ordering some frame protection for my new frame. Just not sure if I should just protect main area or go with a more complete wrap.
 

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Mine is a mantis green pinstripe, a few months old now. I had some minor chipping around where the dropout hardware clamps down as I've played with the CS length a few times and I found the dropper cable rubbing slightly on the downtube where it was unprotected. When I put it together I didn't have and still don't have anything other than some clear plastic tape in the potential high cable wear areas. Looks OK so far, but it's such a pretty bike it should have a little protection at least.
 

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Can someone explain what's up with that bent tube between the top tube and seat tube? The one Steve from hardtail party had is small (which looks awesome), and the photos on the site it's way bigger (which is kinda ugly).
 

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Can someone explain what's up with that bent tube between the top tube and seat tube? The one Steve from hardtail party had is small (which looks awesome), and the photos on the site it's way bigger (which is kinda ugly).
The size of the bent tube varies depending on frame size.


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Hi guys! How is the paint on those nimble 9 is holding on? I'm thinking of ordering some frame protection for my new frame. Just not sure if I should just protect main area or go with a more complete wrap.
I taped up mine pretty well. Steel tubes are small and consistent in shape so it's easy/cheap compared to a carbon or aluminum bike. Some chipping at the dropouts, which is unavoidable but otherwise even the un-taped sections are holding up about as well as any other frame.
 

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Does someone have experience riding the Nimble 9 with 140 and 160mm fork?The fork I found for my build is a 160mm Lyric Ultimate but I'm wondering if I should get it down to 140mm before I'm waiting for my frame... Since I have my Ripmo for burlier trail and want my hardtail to be more on the poppy/zippy side, 140mm was my initial plan...
 

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Does someone have experience riding the Nimble 9 with 140 and 160mm fork?The fork I found for my build is a 160mm Lyric Ultimate but I'm wondering if I should get it down to 140mm before I'm waiting for my frame... Since I have my Ripmo for burlier trail and want my hardtail to be more on the poppy/zippy side, 140mm was my initial plan...
I got the DVO Diamond for my build, it's at 150mm. I considered riding it and then changing as needed, thinking maybe I wouldn't like the 150. Then I rode it and I decided not to change a thing! I do not know offhand what the axle to crown measurement is for comparison, but I think it will be awesome for what you describe with a typical 140 fork.
 

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I got the DVO Diamond for my build, it's at 150mm. I considered riding it and then changing as needed, thinking maybe I wouldn't like the 150. Then I rode it and I decided not to change a thing! I do not know offhand what the axle to crown measurement is for comparison, but I think it will be awesome for what you describe with a typical 140 fork.
I wanted to get a Helm V2 fork to test easily between different travel but the price I got on that Lyric was too good to pass. It really makes sens to me that a shorter travel fork would give more stability (less dive in travel) on a hardtail. But if the 160 ride fine, I could wait first service to experiment
 

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Does someone have experience riding the Nimble 9 with 140 and 160mm fork?The fork I found for my build is a 160mm Lyric Ultimate but I'm wondering if I should get it down to 140mm before I'm waiting for my frame... Since I have my Ripmo for burlier trail and want my hardtail to be more on the poppy/zippy side, 140mm was my initial plan...
We’re on the same setup. I have a Ripmo V2 and a N9 w 140mm fork. I love the 140mm but it took some time to get use to the quicker steering. At 140mm the N9 is the perfect compliment for mellower terrain. 150mm would be my choice if I didn’t have a Ripmo but at 140mm it separates the 2 bikes nicely. Hope that helps.


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