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We just built up a custom Niner RIP 9 with a White Brothers Fluid 29 Coil Fork. I think this could be my new favorite bike!

There's a pic of it on our website at the moment:

http://www.webcyclery.com/home.php

And here in the gallery on mtbr.com:

http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php/photo/110774/cat/500/ppuser/316188

The White Bros Fluid 29 135mm is a coil fork and comes stock at 135mm, but had WB shorten it a tad. This fork now measures out at 128mm. Initial parking lot tours have gotten me pretty excited.

(Complete bike with pedals weighed in at a pretty respectable 27.5 pounds.)

Ride report coming soon...
 

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What's the build on that then? Not a bad weight, considering it's a SM frame with Egg Beaters. Have to do an accurate weigh in on my XL, but as of now the digital bathroom scale says 30lbs running Ergon MAG R2 grips and M520 pedals, rest is basic XT.

Can't say I like how the DT slopes on those SM frames, but at least it eliminates the cable S bow that happens on the larger sizes.
 

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RIp 9 Build Details...

The build is XTR crankset, shifters, rear der, XT front (came with the frame), and an XT 34T cassette.

Brakes are Avid Ultimates with 160 rear and 185 front rotors.

Hope 32H hubs, Salsa Delgado Race rims - wheels built by MeanTodd with red nipples.

Thomson post, Fizik Aliante saddle.

Salsa Carbon riser bar, Ritchey WCS stem, Pedros Bob Roll Grips with Hope aluminum bar savers (plugs).

Michelin XC AT tires, Salsa Superlight tubes, and Ritchey rim strips.

Frame is a medium. Fork is the new White Brothers Fluid 29 Coil fork with 20mm thru axle. I had White shorten it to 128mm (the lowest they could easily do) because I didn't want it to feel choppered out and it feels about perfect to me.

Our scale says 27.5 with my old Eggbeater pedals.
 

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What's the fork weigh in at? Forgot it was a COIL, pretty good weight for a coil based build. I'd guess that build would run you somewhere in the 4,500+ range, since a normal X9 build kit from Niner runs around 3,300.
 

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Not sure on the weight should have checked this past weekend when I installed the booster springs. Fluid 29 135 is coil on one side air on the other. I also went with 10 weight oil in mine. I'm a big guy and these two changes made a huge difference for me.
 

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frame and fork weight...

I put a few things on the scale. If I remember correctly the medium frame weighed around 6.5 pounds. The WB coil fork weighed about 4.6 pounds.

Total cost was $4800 for this. Subbing out a few chi-chi items (like the $200 saddle) would trim the cost for sure!
 
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