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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by DaveW, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    My new whip showed up today.
    2017 Niner RIP9 RDO set up as a 27+
    Can't wait to build this sucker up! :D
    I demoed one 2 weeks ago and fuck me that was a fun ride!
    The trails I ride around here are not super high speed with G outs so the plus sizing should be fine for me.
    I tend to ride the Grade 5 techy stuff, lots or rocks, roots,off camber and usually in the wet.

    Going to maek a few changes from the stock set up like go to some shorter Csixx Dh cranks as I found the Demo bike had a shitload of pedal to ground contact...... and my stumpy legs are not suited to 175mm sticks anyway.
    I'll probably chuck a minion on the front and more the Rekon to the back as well..... and a bigger chainring.
    30t?!?!?!?! what the fuck!!!! the current zesty I'm running a 32 with the XTR at the back only going to 40t that's sweet as around here so as the Niner has a 42t at the rear I'll start with a 32t and think about going to a 34t after seeing how it climbs (I know it won't climb as well as the Zesty 527).

    Apologies for shaky photo...... I was excitable!

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  2. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Crabon niner with plus tires and boost at RM?

    :popcorn:

    Any chance it takes metric shocks? :brows:

    (looks good, btw!)
     
  3. DaveW

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    Metric.... Oh if only!!!
    Imperial..... what a silly neanderthal way of doing things.
    When it's built up I should post photo's of it in some of the DH threads to make some monkeys cry. :D
     
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    I prefer JIS.
     
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    *quiver* :cupidarrow: IMG1753.jpg
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    She's a beaut for sure. I wonder who makes those tires? ;)
     
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    A little asian guy like all the other tyres,
     
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  9. DaveW

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    After 2 rides I moved the Rekon to the back and put a 2.8 Minion on the front.
    Definitely notice the increased rolling resistance by the time I'm climbing the 2nd hill but worth it for the grip on the fun stuff.