Meh.... a separated shoulder has caused my gonads to shrink, and they haven't grown back since then. Not worried about how fast it goes, if I spring for one, nothing hauls you back down to track stand speeds like a set of Formula Megas with sintered pads.2melow said:Tang with red I9 enduro hubs. Watch out though...the new RIP9's are all business. It enables you to go faster downhill than ever before. Tearing sidewalls will be the norm (unless you go Kodiak of course) so don't say I didn't warn you!
RandyBoy said:..........................................Awful, awful tempting, I think I may have to put my Large Atomic Blue RIP up for sale. pronto.
heyLyNx said:and people are really still buying any of the old versions of the RIP9, seriously? I'd feel bad selling mine to someone :skep: How do you straight face sell somoene a bike that has that much of a waggy rear? :???:
Maybe you should put yours up on Ebay and see what you get for it? I see there's one in Medium listed now for a $799 start bidding price, so there's probably a market for them.LyNx said:and people are really still buying any of the old versions of the RIP9, seriously? I'd feel bad selling mine to someone :skep: How do you straight face sell somoene a bike that has that much of a waggy rear? :???:
I ride my current RIP a lot. It's been to Sedona, BCT, the McDowells in AZ, Downieville shuttle, Mammoth Mountain, CA, and Durango, CO on The Colorado Trail. Next week, it will probably do a Palm Desert Epic. I think I've added a chip or two on the downtube in 3600 miles, but nothing I find as excessive wear for paint chipping or peeling. The bike is designed to be used. I'll get a bottle of touch up paint, and call it good. :thumbsup:Flyer said:2melow, it looks like you're missing a under-downtube waterbottle-holder bolt. The orange looks nice but I fear it chips as easily as the Atomic blue.
LyNx- I sold my 2008 to fund my Sultan and it was in really good shape. I did say I had touched up a dozen or two paint chips but there was not mention of any flex. Flex is relative and subjective. Just because I hate it doesn't mean others do.