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Just finished the build on this beauty today..

Rode it to the top of Mt. Tamalpais to de-virginize and take in the epic sunset. I think I have a perpetual smile :D

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tightening & truing the wheels

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La Rosa Negra

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quite possibly my favorite part of the bike. YAWYD top cap, I am what I drink!

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after getting back in the dark, with the lab in the background.

Man, all I can say is this thing flies. Thank you WTB!

Niner RIP 9 Frame M, Ano Black
Fox RP23 Rear Shock
RS Reba Race Fork 80-115mm travel
Easton MonkeyLite Handlebar CNT SL
Thompson Elite X4 Stem 70mm
OEM FSA Headset
Thompson Elite Seatpost 30.9mm
SRAM XX GXP Crank 26x39, 170mm
SRAM XX F Derailleur 34.9mm, HiClamp,Bpull
SRAM XX R Derailleur Blackbox Med. Cage
SRAM XX 10 Speed Cassette 11-36t
SRAM Bottom Bracket Black Box GXP Ceramic
SRAM XX Chain PC-1090R
SRAM XX Shiffters
Avid XX Hydraulic Disc Brake Front 185mm w/Lever
Avid XX Hydraulic Disc Brake Rear 185mm w/Lever
Crank Bros Egg Beater Pedals 2Ti or Xpedo Face-Off Pedals
WTB Front Tire Exiwolf 2.3"
WTB Rear Tire Wolverine 2.2"
WTB Grips 4-Front Clamp On
WTB Wheelset Laser Disc Trail Front
WTB Wheelset Laser Disc Trail Rear
WTB Rocket V SLT Ti
Salsa Seat Post Clamp Flip Lock 35mm
Stans No Tubes
Niner Beer Top Cap YAWYD
Salsa Flip Off Skewers Rasta*
FSA Carbon Spacers*
IRD Dragon Hide*

*The last 3 will be installed tomorrow before another ride. Cheers Niner fans.
 

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Nice bike.

Good to see you used lots of truing fluid when doing the wheels.

That is 1 of the best Rip9 builds I have seen,You will love it.
 

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Got to be in the sub 26 lb class. Very nice.
 

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Weight

According to my math (adding up the weights of each component based on the online information I could find) it comes out to 27.3871 lbs with the Crank Bro's pedals and 27.6781 lbs with the Xpedo pedals.

This does not include the weight of the chain stay guard (couldn't find it online but it should not be much) or the Stan's No Tubes. I have to figure that is not much either, it's basically just the rubber sealant, but who knows...

I have yet to hang it on a bike scale. I will let you know when I do though.

Back to the trails...
 

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Mine is 28.00 on the dot, but is a bit lower depending on if I'm racing or not (tire change). Grams first, LBs second. Don't know the weight of my Shimano brakes. Can't complain with how they work, so it is hard to replace them.

Frame NINER RIP 2009 Medium 6.5

Fork 2010 Fox Tapered 120mm 1796 3.959502226

Headset Chris King 125 0.275577828

Crank Truvativ Stylo OCT 2.2 24/36 915 2.017229697

Front Derailleur XT M770 152 0.335102638

Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9 Long Cage 230 0.507063203

Shifters SRAM X.0 Twisters 195 0.429901411

Cassette Shimano XTR 11-34t 245 0.540132542

Handlebar TruVativ Noir World Champion Carbon 145 0.31967028

Stem Kore Race 100mm + 6 degree rise 130 0.286600941

Saddle WTB Rocket V SLT 210 0.46297075

Seatpost Thomson Elite 30.9 x 367 226 0.498244712

Wheels American Classic 29 Tubeless 1600 3.527396192

Tires Front Geax Saguaro 2.2 700 1.543235834
Rear Maxxis Aspen 525 1.157426876
Homemade Brew 125 0.275577828
Brakeset Shimano M485 1000 2.20462262
Pedals Shimano PD M540s 352 0.776027162
Lizardskin chainstay guard Jumbo 15 0.033069339
Grips Race Face Cut Way Back 60 0.132277357
 

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Looks like the primary weight diff between yours and mine is in the tires and wheels (wheels: stans flows with I9 = 4.34lbs, tires: bontrager fr3 and jones = 3.8 lbs). Interestingly, my med frame weighs almost a pound more than yours...go figure! :)

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Mine is 28.00 on the dot, but is a bit lower depending on if I'm racing or not (tire change). Grams first, LBs second. Don't know the weight of my Shimano brakes. Can't complain with how they work, so it is hard to replace them.

Frame NINER RIP 2009 Medium 6.5

Fork 2010 Fox Tapered 120mm 1796 3.959502226

Headset Chris King 125 0.275577828

Crank Truvativ Stylo OCT 2.2 24/36 915 2.017229697

Front Derailleur XT M770 152 0.335102638

Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9 Long Cage 230 0.507063203

Shifters SRAM X.0 Twisters 195 0.429901411

Cassette Shimano XTR 11-34t 245 0.540132542

Handlebar TruVativ Noir World Champion Carbon 145 0.31967028

Stem Kore Race 100mm + 6 degree rise 130 0.286600941

Saddle WTB Rocket V SLT 210 0.46297075

Seatpost Thomson Elite 30.9 x 367 226 0.498244712

Wheels American Classic 29 Tubeless 1600 3.527396192

Tires Front Geax Saguaro 2.2 700 1.543235834
Rear Maxxis Aspen 525 1.157426876
Homemade Brew 125 0.275577828
Brakeset Shimano M485 1000 2.20462262
Pedals Shimano PD M540s 352 0.776027162
Lizardskin chainstay guard Jumbo 15 0.033069339
Grips Race Face Cut Way Back 60 0.132277357
 

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Don't know where I got the 6.5 pounds from. But yours has to be the same. Both anodized. Weighed mine on two different scales and they both came up almost exactly the same. Who knows for sure. but I started at 30.4 on my scale.
 

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put mine on a scale yesterday and it came out to 28.25...not quite sure where the extra weight comes from. maybe all the dust that is starting to accumulate? ;)

Anyone have any tips on cleaning?
 
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