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I know this is a dumb request but what bash rings are other 09 RIP9 riders using? I swapped out my XT 44t ring for an (I think) plastic Shimano bash ring from the parts box at my LBS but I have smashed it to pieces already. I didn't know I rode that hard but apparently I do (and I pity my old 44t ring). My LBS has an aluminum raceface ring but it felt heavy and I wasn't in love with it.

My regular rides have seemingly endless log rolls and rock rolls that really require you to hit them at speed, and the bash ring takes the brunt.

(My biggest observation on the 09 RIP9 is that it is HARD on components... since building up mine I have tacoed a rear wheel, broken a pedal, destroyed a bash ring and snapped a shifter... as well as wearing out a set of tyres... managed to ride the 07 for two years without breaking anything! Overall I feel that it need to be built up as an AM bike not an XC bike as that's how it makes you ride).
 

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Pick up any lexan guard and you should find it takes more of a beating... e13 Superchargers are strong and come in a ton of colors/configurations. I have a Gamut on my JET, it's light and sexy but I think you might break it pretty quickly on rocks. Alloy guards are preferred by some, I like the way the lexan guards suck up a bit of the impact and slide better, but your results may vary.

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Removed since people are so very thin skinned here and cannot take some maybe not "your a sweet boy, it's not your fault" responses. AND FYI I never break rule 7!!
 

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LyNx said:
Sounds a bit though like you're leaving your riding brain in the wrong gear though and just expecting the new RIP9 to take care of everything for you and not watching for pedal strikes, good line choice and the like - Cruise Control maybe :skep:
L - do you intend your responses to always sound backhanded? They start out helpful but then It's like you can't let the opportunity pass to get in a dig. I'm just sayin... ;)
 

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Not trying to be mean or unkind, I just know I sort of experienced this (without breaking stuff) when I first got my RIP9. I was just bombing through stuff without thinking.

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L - do you intend your responses to always sound backhanded? They start out helpful but then It's like you can't let the opportunity pass to get in a dig. I'm just sayin... ;)
 

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Lynx, just try not to assume anything about what/how other people ride, and their abilities, OK? It will stop you coming across as a douche. I know you don't want to, and I'm sure you're not, so I assume it is accidental. Your trails are not like my trails.

In other news, I just checked the underside of my RIP and discovered some pretty nasty gouges on both the frame and the linkage, even when using a 40t bashguard. If the RIP had ICSG tabs I would deffo be looking at some kind of taco chain retention system. Or maybe it is God's way of telling me to get a WFO...
 

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Just recently picked up a gamut. Looks oh so pretty....

It hasn't taken any sort of beating yet, so it's durability I can't speak for.

The reviews may help too.

BTW: XTR M970 crankset.
 

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Yeah, I know you live in AZ the land of rock strewn trails as big as a house that you have to ride over :skep: Well despite what you 'mericans think other people have knarly, if too damn short trails and also some of us do get on an airplane sometimes and travel about to other places so we have a bit of a clue on rough stuff.

As to the bottom and linkages being gouged, been there, done that on my "little girl" trails and added a underside skid plate for a reason, maybe you should try it :skep: It's a definite short coming of the CVA suspension design having all that stuff under the BB.

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Lynx, just try not to assume anything about what/how other people ride, and their abilities, OK? It will stop you coming across as a douche. I know you don't want to, and I'm sure you're not, so I assume it is accidental. Your trails are not like my trails.

In other news, I just checked the underside of my RIP and discovered some pretty nasty gouges on both the frame and the linkage, even when using a 40t bashguard. If the RIP had ICSG tabs I would deffo be looking at some kind of taco chain retention system. Or maybe it is God's way of telling me to get a WFO...
 

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Lynx, I'm not American and I don't live in AZ. Stop digging.
 

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I have to say that a 40t bash ring isn't the choice I'd make. Smaller ring = more clearance = less bashing. I think I run a 32t chainring+bashring and have lots of clearance, even on my non-09 RIP. In fact I think it's within 1/2" or so of the bottoms of the CVA rockers, which is really the clearance you need in the first place.

OTOH, sh|t happens when you ride a bike in the chunk. Like I do: A proud American in Arizona. Because as we all know, there is no other chunk anywhere else on the planet (particularly on little-girl trails on islands).

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My bad, sorry for the insult :D I know calling a Canadian and American is like caling a French Canadian, French. I'm not digging, just replying :p Go ride your bike and stop spending so much time on the forums :p and before you tell me to do the same, I CAN'T :madman: I am once again home bound after slipping on wet concrete steps and properly fugging my back and neck :madman: :madman: :madmax: :incazzato:
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Lynx, I'm not American and I don't live in AZ. Stop digging.
:D LMAO :D be careful or I'll come up there to AZ and smack you with my girlie little island grass skirt :p :D
Paul B said:
OTOH, sh|t happens when you ride a bike in the chunk. Like I do: A proud American in Arizona. Because as we all know, there is no other chunk anywhere else on the planet (particularly on little-girl trails on islands).

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It's raining or I'd be riding.
 

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Well it's sunny as hell donw here, trails are in perfect condition and now I can't ride after finally geting my back better after 6 weeks ofc rap :madman: :madmax: :madman: :incazzato:
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It's raining or I'd be riding.
 

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2nd on the BBG bashguard.
I have a 104 BCD 32T Red ano drilled BBG guard, never used, that I will mail for free to the first person to post a picture of themselves with their Niner holding a sign that says "Arguing on mtbr makes me faster".

I'm not kidding at all. PM me your address once the pic is up.
-RM
 

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Notice that I already have the exact bash guard. Will happily use the new one for my next bike.
 
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