Bikerumor reader Sergio sent in pics of his hacked Niner Jet 9 RDO made to work with Rockshox’s Stealth Reverb.
Note the remote hydraulic hose running along the downtube and looping just behind the rocker arm. This wasn’t just a drill a hole and hope for the best type hack, though. He says he measured frame wall thicknesses to find a structurally sound spot, drilled the hole, then inserted a small section of alloy pipe for the hose to go through. That was reinforced with epoxy inside the frame, then a secondary carbon fiber plate was bonded over top of that.
Close up pics after the break…
Sergio told us he picked this spot because it was also easy to reach and reinforce.