Monday, August 20, 2012

First Ride on the Niner

This evening I finally got a chance to take the new r.i.p. 9 out for a test ride and what a fun bike it is! I'm temporarily using a layback seatpost while I'm waiting for my permanent one so my seat is not exactly where I want it yet (although it will be soon!), but I can already tell this bike is a blast to ride.
The Niner's suspension is plush without feeling sluggish, easily handling rocks and logs, and the bike climbs surprisingly well too.
I had no problems even in tight turns, and riding whoop-de-doos on the r.i.p. was more fun than an amusement park.
Fry says the Niner gets four paws up, and I have to agree!