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Any hope we'll see something like a carbon Rip9 with ~130mm rear travel sometime soon? It's the only thing that will stop me from buying a Tallboy LTc.
 

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I've seen a few threads on this... of course, Niner will never let us know until it's unveiled.

RIP9 RDO in Kermit Green... I like the sound of that! :)
 

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It will be interesting to see if Niner does actually come out with a competing product for the "sweet spot of travel" in carbon format.

Obviously, the JET RDO can be pushed with a 120mm fork up front and the 4" in the rear, but a bit more travel in the rear and the ability to run 130/140 up front in carbon would allow one to keep the weight down on an AM/Trail bike to compete with the likes the Specialized high ticket $9900 item S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon 29 - or the new Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc. With the carbon wheels and component group, I think the Specialized bike is down around the 25 and change weight point.

My XL Rip with AM/Trail tires (Nobby Nic 2.35's), carbon AM rims (from light-bicycle)/wheels that are 1530-50g tubeless sits right at a hair over 28 pounds. It would be nice to have the same amount of travel (or a bit more) for some weight shedding - but it's not a deal breaker for me to be pushing 2 or 3 pounds more of bike for all around fun. But if such a bike were to come to market.....:thumbsup:

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I ride a Tallboy now, but I like CVA as well, and I think it's good for everyone with there are multiple options in carbon for a given segment. Tallboyc or Jet9 RDO is an awesome choice to have to make, and I'd like to see something similar like Tallboy LTc or WFO9 carbon or Rip9 carbon.
 

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Bruce,

INterested in the rims.. what hubs did you use? Theirs, or did you customize? I'm always a little concerned about hubs I'm not familiar with. How do you like those rims?
 

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Nice.. yeah, great price for the rims for sure! I could probably just relace them to my Hope hubs..

Anyway, back to the Niner RIP9 RDO... haha!

Let's do it! I'll order today! :)
 

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Bruce,

INterested in the rims.. what hubs did you use? Theirs, or did you customize? I'm always a little concerned about hubs I'm not familiar with. How do you like those rims?
FWIW, I'm running the same rims laced to CK hubs, and I'm incredibly happy with them, especially for the price (~$1200 total).
 

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Bruce,

INterested in the rims.. what hubs did you use? Theirs, or did you customize? I'm always a little concerned about hubs I'm not familiar with. How do you like those rims?
I had an older set of American Classic MTB 350 wheels. I just used those hubs and the AC 15mm TA conversion kit. Spokes are standard double butted Wheelsmith spokes which made the wheel build using the All Mountain wider carbon rims from light-bicycle come in at 1540g.
 
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