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PUSH'ed Niner RIP 9 RDO
Niner bikes is based in Colorado and convenient geography likely played a role in this recent collaboration. The company partnered with the neighbours down the road at PUSH Industries to package a special edition of the RIP 9 RDO with an ELEVENSIX rear shock. The shock is unique in that it has two independent compression damping circuits, one each for climbing and descending. On its own, the shock will set you back US$1200.
As you can expect this wasn't simply an off the shelf solution. The engineers at PUSH did data analysis of the RIP RDO's "CVA linkage throughout its entire stroke, millimeter by millimeter." Once the data was collected a custom damper was designed and built specifically for the bike. The finished result, after trail testing is said to have improved rider control and traction when compared to the stock RIP 9, which you woul hope for considering the US$900 premium. A Fox equipped frame will set you back US$3100 while the PUSH model is $4100.
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