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Sarah Savala

Sarah Savala

Sarah Savala

Sarah Savalawrote a review of on September 11, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Niner might not be the most popular and sought after bike on the market BUT this bike impressed me!

From green flowing trails to double black chunk gnar, this bike handles it all.
The Geometry is not as slack as I am used so it took me a few laps before I felt comfortable, especially when it came to steeper descents. The Rip 9 handled jump trails really well and I felt extremely comfortable in the air and on small drops. Again, I believe the geometry was a factor for me on technical trails as I felt like I might fly OTB when it got steep.

All in all, this bike pedaled really well, cornered easily and made me smile on Jumps. This would be a great choice for someone looking for a versatile bike that handles almost anything with ease.

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Sarah Savala

Sarah Savalaposted an image about on September 11, 2019

Dream Machine

Wow wow wow! I am in love with this bike. With 160 travel, front and back, you can literally cruise at ease through almost anything. The rock garden you see in my picture is something I would normally struggle to ride all the way through without putting a foot down but the Megatower gave me the confidence to push all the way through.
I rode this bike at three bike parks: Trestle, Keystone and Snowmass. Not only does this bike crush steep and technical descents, it jumps, corners fast and pedals well when needed. (I will be pedaling more with it in a few weeks and will update my review with that info. )

Summary (so far):
If I could afford two bikes, I would own the Megatower and keep my Evil Following for the ultimate duo. Mega for the downhill days and Following for the trail days. Since I cannot afford two bikes, I might be settling on the Santa Cruz hightower or Evil Offering for their happy medium in all areas.

UPDATE: I took the Megatower along on my adventure in the PNW. I pedaled at Tiger Mountain, Galbreath and some undisclosed locations. Although I was not setting PR's on the climbs, I was close to those records. I am not the fastest pedaler so if I were to buy this bike I would save weight and splurge on the CC model with Reserve wheels.

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