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This has been a long wait, end of Sept '10 I bought the frame and had a nice long wait till Feb '11 for the forks!

Some pics, Hope you like.





















Frame: 2010 RIP 9 Licorice Anno
Forks: Fox TALAS 29
Bars: Salsa Pro Moto Low rise carbon
Stem: Hope with Gold plate 90mm 0 deg
Headset: Stock with frame
Grips: ODI Gripshift with white superstar lock ons

Front Brake Lever assy: HOPE mono mini
Front Caliper: HOPE MINI M4
Front disc: HOPE floating 183mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: HOPE mono mini
Rear Caliper: HOPE mono mini
Rear Disc: HOPE floating 183mm
Hoses: HOPE braided

Shifters: SRAM XO Gripshift
Cables: Flying Snakes
Front Mech: XT
Rear Mech: SRAM XO

Seat: Charge Spoon
Seat Post: Joplin 4
Seat Post Clamp: Hope

Cranks: XT
Chainring(s): XT 22,36 Middleburn 42 outer
Chain: KMC Gold
Cassette: Shimano 12-36
Pedals: CB Candy
Bottom Bracket: Hope SS

Front Wheel:
Rim: ZTR Arch 29er
Spokes:
Hub: Hope pro 2 15mm
Tube: Conti (ready to go tubeless)
Tire:

Back Wheel:
Rim: ZTR Arch 29er
Spokes:
Hub: Hope pro 2 stainless freehub
Tube: Conti (ready to go tubeless)
Tire: Shwalbe Racing Ralph 29

Weight: Dont Care!
 

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Bigwave101 said:
Great build, a couple of questions: How do you like the Talas, do you find yourself
changing the travel often? Why the Middleburn chainring? is this for clearance?

thanks,
I went for the Talas forks because where I live some of the hills and singletrack climbs are beasts so having the option of dropping the front is great.

I went for the 42T middleburn chainring after reading the advice on here ref the chainsuck that the RIP suffers from with the bigger chainring.

I have not had the chance to give it a thrashing yet, just finished the setting up stages and bedding in the brakes. I have a week off this week so plan on getting it dirty :thumbsup:
 
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