Thats easy, Her on Crests & you on Flows.tmccrohon said:Hi, I just ordered two niner rip 9's. All the parts selection is done. The only thing I need to do is decide on the rims so my builder can get them done.
The hubs will be stans ZT1 either way.
bike 1. girlfriends, 120 pound female. cross country/trail rider. She does not do drops or hardcore moves. She likes a meaty tire in the 2.2 to 2.4 range though. (maxxis ardent continental mountain king etc)
bike 2: My bike: 190 pounds. crosscountry/trail rider. Also prefer fatter tires. tire of choice. fire xc pro 29, weirwolf lt 2.3
Soooo, I need to decide on the rim before I finalize the build. Any help will be appreciated. Tim
She will like the weight of the crests & they will hold up to lots under her weight & they are 2mm wider inside the rim than the Arch & only 1.6mm narrower than the Flow.
I'm 177 Lb but was up around 190 & have used Arch & Flows & just find the flows give better control with lower tyre pressures.
The 2.4 Ardent is a great front tyre for the Rip9 but the 2.25 Ardent is crap IMHO