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    Default New RIP9

    I demoed one of the new RIP9 alloy bikes at NEMBAFest - I loved it, but knew that a new bike was not in my immediate future (two kids in college). Nothing wrong with a little bike lust.

    The first ride at home after NEMBAFest I find a crack in the rear triangle of my 2010 RIP9, I'm crushed knowing I'm 7 months outside my warranty. I figure worst case I'll be buying a new rear triangle from Niner, which sucks, but whatever. After going around the the none-too-helpful bike shop I ended up with a 2014 RIP alloy as a warranty replacement - NICE!

    Awesome machine - more travel, slacker head angle, lighter and it looks beefier in all the right places - 142 rear end helps I'm sure. Oh and its GREEN.

    Last edited by Jisch; August 5th, 2013 at 09:13 AM.
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    Nice! New frame or completely new bike?
    In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
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    Very nice!

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    Its a warranty replacement frame for my beloved 2010 RIP9. BTW - Niner was great with a replacement on an out of warranty frame, even if the bike shop was a bit underwhelming - partially my fault for going to the closest shop rather than the better one a few minutes further away. I did have to buy a new headset, front derailleur, stem and hub conversion kit, so it wasn't exactly free.

    Its better than the 2010 in every way I can think of. The only downside is I haven't gotten to ride it enough! I hope to resolve that problem.

    there's more thoughts and a build entry on my blog if you're interested.
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