I'm running a straight post on my Jet 9. It fits nicely but I do have 9" of seat post showing. I went to Cycle Path today and looked around at the Niners.and ran into a gorgeous Moots and you would have thought Ms. Universe was at the store because I was in a trance. What a bike!!!! I went in looking at Niner 9 RDOs and came out fixated on a freaking Moots HT. It is like I'm autistic and attracted to shiny thingsWhat size RDO? What length fork? I find stand over comparable to my previous Jet 9 alum med. The top tube swoops down more near the seat post. Of course when I have the TALAS at 95mm, stand over drops.
Got in a good 2.5 hour ride on single track today on the RDO today. Very pleased. The extra 20mm of travel does provide for a better ride. With the Enve carbon wheels it is a very precise ride. I am definitely faster on the downhills than before as very confidence inspiring. Even though I moved up one size, I can't say I notice any less manueverability on the twisty trails I rode today. I am running a Niner carbon bar at 650 mm which is 20 mm narrower than my previous medium J9 alum. The RDO so far is living up to expectations. Can't wait to do some long climbs this summer.
If you can go with a med and no setback seat post then go that route. In my case I couldn't.
Agreed, the Large RDO feels huge in a shop and standover is a lot less than my Stumpy FS 26er. But the RDO really comes together on the trail. For some reason the size goes away when riding and the bike is super nimble.I went and sat on a RDO Jet today and it felt huge. I barely had any standover. Hmm. Thanks for input.