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    My experiences demoing Trek & Niner Bikes Today

    I'm shopping for a FS 29er. This is going to be a big leap for me because I'm currently riding a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara HT with 24" rims. I was able to demo a '12 Trek Superfly 100, '12 Rumblefish (although I wanted to demo a Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL) at the Local Trek Demo Days and a Niner Jet 9 later today. I've posted my impressions of each bike below and would welcome additional comments.

    Trek Superfly 100:
    This bike was awesome! I really enjoyed how snappy and responsive the bike was. It felt as if I was barreling down the trail just looking for huge roots, rocks, etc to catch air off of and roll over. I had a lot of fun on this thing! But, I don't think I can justifiy the price!

    2012 Trek Rumblefish:
    This bike didn't feel as responsive as the Superfly. It felt sluggish and almost like a tank. I was able to roll over obstacle like large roots, rocks, logs with little effort, but I just don't think this bike was for me. Way too much travel in the suspension for me.

    2011 Niner Jet 9
    I really had my mind set on this bike because I had heard so many good things about this bike from other riders and the reviews. I don't know if its because I had already rode about 12 miles earlier in the morning on the Trek bikes and I was tired. However, I didn't like this bike and even road another 10 miles on it. I'm going to give it another chance tomorrow morning when I'm relatively fresh. The suspension felt stiff and not as springy as the Treks. I still felt as if I needed to choose my line in the path rather than just barreling down the trail. I didn't feel as confident and comfortable riding over roots, rocks, etc. It felt pretty good on the rolling single track, but when it got technical I was a little disappointed. I felt as if it bucking me out of the seat on a few rollers in the path.




    Any thoughts on any of these comments would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm having a hard time interpreting what I experience on each bike today. I would still like to try the Trek Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL and the Niner RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    I'm shopping for a FS 29er. This is going to be a big leap for me because I'm currently riding a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara HT with 24" rims. I was able to demo a '12 Trek Superfly 100, '12 Rumblefish (although I wanted to demo a Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL) at the Local Trek Demo Days and a Niner Jet 9 later today. I've posted my impressions of each bike below and would welcome additional comments.

    Trek Superfly 100:
    This bike was awesome! I really enjoyed how snappy and responsive the bike was. It felt as if I was barreling down the trail just looking for huge roots, rocks, etc to catch air off of and roll over. I had a lot of fun on this thing! But, I don't think I can justifiy the price!

    2012 Trek Rumblefish:
    This bike didn't feel as responsive as the Superfly. It felt sluggish and almost like a tank. I was able to roll over obstacle like large roots, rocks, logs with little effort, but I just don't think this bike was for me. Way too much travel in the suspension for me.

    2011 Niner Jet 9
    I really had my mind set on this bike because I had heard so many good things about this bike from other riders and the reviews. I don't know if its because I had already rode about 12 miles earlier in the morning on the Trek bikes and I was tired. However, I didn't like this bike and even road another 10 miles on it. I'm going to give it another chance tomorrow morning when I'm relatively fresh. The suspension felt stiff and not as springy as the Treks. I still felt as if I needed to choose my line in the path rather than just barreling down the trail. I didn't feel as confident and comfortable riding over roots, rocks, etc. It felt pretty good on the rolling single track, but when it got technical I was a little disappointed. I felt as if it bucking me out of the seat on a few rollers in the path.




    Any thoughts on any of these comments would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm having a hard time interpreting what I experience on each bike today. I would still like to try the Trek Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL and the Niner RIP.
    I rode the Trek Superfly 100 at a demo, bike was fun light and responsive like you stated but it just didn't feel a 100% right.

    I have ridden my friends Jet 9 quite a few times and I really liked that bike, I just wanted something that wasn't a 100% racer.

    So I went with the Jet 9 RDO instead, never rode it but from the reviews I think I will be ok with it.

    I would give the Jet 9 another ride with fresh legs. I do enjoy riding my friends bike.

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    It could be fit. Did the Superfly fit better? By the way, the Superfly is a great bike...it has been used by many pro's on the race circuit. I really like my lowly Jet 9 .

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    The RF felt sluggish because it has a slacker HT angle. Point it downhill and it'll make sense.These are all great bikes. You should also check out the Giant Anthem.
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    Didnt want 100% racer but went with the RDO, sounds like an oxymoron to me but it doesnt matter becasue Im guessing you will be happy ripping the trails on that thing. Post picsand review when you get it.

    Have you thought about Anthem 29er I went with that because it felt trail bike like but plemty capable as race bike as well.
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    2011 Niner Jet 9
    The suspension felt stiff and not as springy as the Treks. I still felt as if I needed to choose my line in the path rather than just barreling down the trail. I didn't feel as confident and comfortable riding over roots, rocks, etc. It felt pretty good on the rolling single track, but when it got technical I was a little disappointed. I felt as if it bucking me out of the seat on a few rollers in the path.

    Maybe you did this, but make sure the fork and shock are set up for your weight and how you want it to feel. My Trek X-cal felt completely different after I tuned the Reba some. Every bike I tested at the LBS felt overly stiff until I said something to the bike shop, then they adjusted the fork for my weight and it made a huge difference.

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    Ya, I'm going to make sure the FS wasn't locked out or something for today's ride. I'll keep you posted.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    Trek Superfly 100:
    This bike was awesome! I really enjoyed how snappy and responsive the bike was. It felt as if I was barreling down the trail just looking for huge roots, rocks, etc to catch air off of and roll over. I had a lot of fun on this thing! But, I don't think I can justifiy the price! :
    You rode the carbon version? I recommend giving the lower-priced, aluminum versions a chance.From the sounds of it, you prefer a racier geometry. The aluminum Superfly (used to be called the Hifi) is worth a look. The Rumblefish is designed to provide a different experience than what it seems you're after.

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    The Niner dealer said that the shocks were dialed in for a much larger person. They let about 20psi out and they're going to let me keep it through the weekend. I'm interested to see how it rides now.



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    In to see what you think of the Niner.

    I rode the Carbon SF 100 last fall after a long weekend of riding. It was f**king amazing! I was worn out but that bike made me just want to pedal my ass off. Unfortunately a $6000 bike is not in my budget. The Jet 9 and Rip 9 are on my short list.
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    If you liked the SF100, don't buy until you try a Yeti SB-95. I own a '10 SF100 and the SB-95 is the only bike that has truly made me want to buy to replace it.

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    Trek Superfly 100:
    This bike was awesome! I really enjoyed how snappy and responsive the bike was. It felt as if I was barreling down the trail just looking for huge roots, rocks, etc to catch air off of and roll over. I had a lot of fun on this thing! But, I don't think I can justifiy the price!


    My SF 100 Elite carbon is still awesome after 5 months of ownership and (sadly) my SS rarely gets ridden anymore. I have not ridden the aluminum version, but if it's anything like the carbon, it's worth a demo.

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    I'd take a look at Santa Cruz. I am in the market too. Both the Superlight 29 and the Tallboy felt great to me. Much more comfortable in the cockpit than the Trek bikes I tried out.

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    Unfortunately, there's no Yeti dealer within about four hours of me. Although, the bike did look pretty sweet.

    I had yesterday chance to stop by lbs that's a Specialized dealer. However, the only Specialized Epic they had was a carbon framed one that had already been sold. Understandably, they would let me even touch it.

    I'm going out tonight after work to ride some rolling trails on the niner.

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    From the descriptions of what you're looking for, I'd say ride them all again (or at least the SF and Jet9), then decide. I suspect you'll stick with the SF, and the aluminum version can save you some serious money, possibly better spent on some killer wheels.
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    Proper sag for the Jet 9 rear shock should be in the neighborhood of 25%, which would push the o-ring 9mm down the shock shaft. Let your personal preference dictate pressure after a few rides, add/subtract a few PSI but that will at least get you in the ballpark.

    You can't go wrong with any of your bike choices, but thanks for putting the Jet 9 on your list of potentials!

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    FYI all ... I have a SF100, 19.5inch frame...NEW frame, doesnt fit me well, so its for sale...PM me for details....thx

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    The SB-95 is great, but the SF100 has no complaints from me, other than the fact that I keep wanting to go bigger and I'm sure Mr. Fisher would look down on the riding that I subjected my SF100 to. The SB-95 made the same technical stuff I rode with the SF100 feel easier, and immediately gave me more confidence to go even bigger, but even the 5" of travel on SB-95 felt like a limit to what I wanted to do. The only reason I keep a 26" bike around is because it has so much travel, but it doesn't give the same confidence as the 29ers did, so I'm hesitant to go as big. The SB-95 would be the bike I'd bring to the lifts too (I took my SF100 to the lifts as well, over a Reign X0 and ASR7).

    The SB-95 just happens to be the bike that wiped everything else off my potential list to replace all my bikes. It's not a race bike, but it's just so f'ing fun. Hoping a rear shock tune would allow me to do some big hucks to flat. Feels plush like a Sultan, but feels more balanced with the front. In fact, the front end never felt so perfect as it did on the SB-95. The ASR5 impressed me as well.

    I think Huck n Roll, JensonUSA, and competitive cyclist offer no questions asked returns on complete bikes that you can sort of use to demo a SB-95 for a few weeks. Might sound shady, but if you can have them ship it to your home, they know you can at least put up the funds to buy it, since you basically paid for it. You're just getting your money back, since it didn't completely satisfy ya. Beware though, I bet the SB-95 will convince you to keep it.

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    See if you can find a Transition Bandit 29; its the sweetest ride I've ever had; I've had it 6 weeks now; have ridden everything I care to ride at SOMO;Gold Canyon; Millagrosa, and Sedona.
    I put the hammerschmidt and a Reverb on it as I like gnar (still have my 6/6 Covert but haven't found a trail that Bandit was timid on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitionSenior View Post
    See if you can find a Transition Bandit 29; its the sweetest ride I've ever had; I've had it 6 weeks now; have ridden everything I care to ride at SOMO;Gold Canyon; Millagrosa, and Sedona.
    I put the hammerschmidt and a Reverb on it as I like gnar (still have my 6/6 Covert but haven't found a trail that Bandit was timid on).
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    A couple of points when considering a Transition Bandit Two9:

    If you ever want to run big meats, the Btwo9 will handle a Dissent on a MTX33 in the rear, I have verified it on my own bike. The Dissent is for sure the tallest tire out there and is very possibly the widest also. To those who will counter that the Dissent is discontinued: there is at least one more batch coming down the pipe...

    Go ahead and buy a Trek or Niner if you want, neither firm is exactly known for delivering a defect free product or one that will hold up well. Transition has it's act together on both counts. This is from my own experience mainly, but also backed up by several other riders that I trust perspective.

    The Btwo9 is by far and away the most fun bike that I have ever ridden. My biggest problem with it is my face hurting from grinning so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    The Niner dealer said that the shocks were dialed in for a much larger person. They let about 20psi out and they're going to let me keep it through the weekend. I'm interested to see how it rides now.



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    Rode the Jet 9 on two different trails. One is fast and rolling and the other is moderately technical with some fast singletrack mixed in with it. I was more impressed with the ride of the Niner both times around. The bike rode much better and fell smoother. Although, I still felt as if I had to pick my line on the more technical sections. I believe the Jet 9 is an overall solid bike, but it just didn't fit into my riding style. One of my friends just finished with his Jet 9 build, and it looks great!

    I come from a BMXing background, and I think I'm looking for something with more of a racier feel. The Jet 9 frame was just two upright for me. I going to plan on demoing a Specialized Epic and a Trek Superfly AL before making a decision.

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    I owned a '10 Rip9 for about a year and it is an incredibly capable bike. It can do pretty much everything, but it's heavy and not very "flickable" I ended up buying a '12 Superfly 100 Pro (carbon) and it's an amazing bike. I ride it pretty hard and it takes the abuse. I never rode a Jet9, but I bet it's a great bike as Niner has the geometry dialed. If you can afford it, go with the carbon Superfly. One thing to to note is that it has 110mm in the shock, more than most bikes in this category that have 100mm. I'm actually going to run a Talas 95-120 fork as the rear shock seems to have tons of travel. The SF really feels like an all mountain race bike. It's super versatile and a blast to ride.

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    I own a Jet 9 and it rides like a HT when pedaling but does soften the ride. I am drooling over a carbon Jet 9 RDO but have some house projects to do. By the way, the Jet 9 is really best for racing and rolling trails. It is not a good technical riding bike! If you like technical riding look at a RIP 9 (which I have also owned) and loved that bike in the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    I'd take a look at Santa Cruz. I am in the market too. Both the Superlight 29 and the Tallboy felt great to me. Much more comfortable in the cockpit than the Trek bikes I tried out.
    What he said above...

    Your assessment of the Rumblefish is really spot on. The suspension is veeeeery plushy,squishy, and boby feel to it. I call it the monster truck of mountain bikes, like you said it's like a tank and nothing stands in its way, but it is a bit sluggish and not designed for what it is you seem to want, snappier, racier, crisper, and more responsive feel. I did like the superfly aluminum, didin't try the carbon but did demo the aluminum and I really loved it and the brakes were really impressive.

    You should try some of the offerings specialized has, camber and epic, see what you think.

    But lastly give the Santa Cruz tallboy a try. There is something about this bike that when you are on it, it just feels like it was made just for you. It's so comfortable in the cockpit. I would say it falls into the area of the superfly, very snappy, racier, crisper steering, and flickable. Suspension is just right in the rear. I think SC has nailed the FS 29er but that is my personal thought. Take into consideration I have not tried the Niner bikes, that may change when I get my shot at a Niner. I too have heard good things about it.

    ONe more thing, you haven't mentioned any prices. So let me throw this out at you. THe new Tallboy LT in aluminum. You want a truly sick 29er? This is the one. Right now as you can probably tell its all the talk and all the rage going around. See if you locate a dealer who has one incoming to let you demo.

    Keep looking, keep demo-ing, because its your investment and you want to be happy with the money you're spending. Spend sometime in this area of study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    Rode the Jet 9 on two different trails. One is fast and rolling and the other is moderately technical with some fast singletrack mixed in with it. I was more impressed with the ride of the Niner both times around. The bike rode much better and fell smoother. Although, I still felt as if I had to pick my line on the more technical sections. I believe the Jet 9 is an overall solid bike, but it just didn't fit into my riding style. One of my friends just finished with his Jet 9 build, and it looks great!

    I come from a BMXing background, and I think I'm looking for something with more of a racier feel. The Jet 9 frame was just two upright for me. I going to plan on demoing a Specialized Epic and a Trek Superfly AL before making a decision.
    The JET 9 is a short travel FS 29"er. And as many have mentioned, it's a great XC race bike with just enough cush to keep one fresh, but not so plush that it sucks energy out of your sprints and climbs. You're pretty much going to hit the same thing with the bikes you are looking to try. My suggestion? Get more travel unless XC racing and buffer singletrack is your usual fare.

    Having tried many FS bikes at demo tents and tests, the "new sweet spot" for 29" squish is centered around the 115-130mm travel range. More plush than the 3" and 4" travel bikes and fit the nomer of "all-arounders". You have to be careful with those "sweet spot travel bikes" to not load them down with heavy wheels and overkill tires - not to mention too much weight with component choices. If you keep them light and trim, you still have the plush point and shoot bike that has plenty of zip and get up and go. Now with the angleset headsets, you can dial in your front end as well as you can choose lower A/C forks (Fox) over the longer ones (RockShox) if you want a quicker front end.

    Sounds like carbon might be out for you due to the expense. See if you can demo a RIP 9, or the aluminum Stumpjumper FSR EVO 29"er, or the Salsa Horsethief, etc... .

    IMO, people tend to buy too little of travel (80 - 100mm) in the 29"er bikes for what they really want/need. XC racing - those are fine, but I'd advise going with more travel than you think you want/need on paper.

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    Great info guys, thanks a lot. The Santa Cruz Tallboy looks like it would fit into what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, there are not any dealers in the St. Louis area that have any in stock. I'd like to atleast ride one to get the feel and proper size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post

    Having tried many FS bikes at demo tents and tests, the "new sweet spot" for 29" squish is centered around the 115-130mm travel range. More plush than the 3" and 4" travel bikes and fit the nomer of "all-arounders". You have to be careful with those "sweet spot travel bikes" to not load them down with heavy wheels and overkill tires - not to mention too much weight with component choices. If you keep them light and trim, you still have the plush point and shoot bike that has plenty of zip and get up and go. Now with the angleset headsets, you can dial in your front end as well as you can choose lower A/C forks (Fox) over the longer ones (RockShox) if you want a quicker front end.

    IMO, people tend to buy too little of travel (80 - 100mm) in the 29"er bikes for what they really want/need. XC racing - those are fine, but I'd advise going with more travel than you think you want/need on paper.
    Totally agree with Bruce here on the extra travel. If you are not going to be racing much or at all, opt for the extra travel. I've been on a Tallboy for a year. I had the good fortune of demo'ing a Tallboy LTc for the 3 days it was available after the Sea Otter and before it departed on its Santa Cruz Bikes east coast demo tour. The bike is sick. At 135mm, it's 5mm more travel than the upper end of Bruce's "sweet spot", but it is such an amazing bike I am selling my Tallboy frame and ordering the Tallboy LT. If you are going to race, or even if you prefer shorter travel, the Tallboy would be a great choice. Go with carbon if you can swing it (agree with Bruce that you want to watch out for extra weight on the longer travel 29ers).

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    The Jet 9 is clearly the best

    The guy on the left loved his Jet 9 test ride and as far as I know he's always been right on the ball.


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    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a new 2011 Trek Superfly 100. The price point is much lower than msrp and had better components imo, than the intro 2012 superfly carbon.

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    I am in the market to replace my venerable 2007 GF Sugar 293. It has been a great bike for me. I now want a 120mm fork FS 29'er, with a head tube angle around 70. I was going to go to a Rumblefish, but in the whole Trek takeover, my dealer was terminated as a GF line dealer. I am unlikely to buy from the local Trek dealer. Just really a completely different shop, and the shop owner does not ride with me each week and know my riding. The comments about the rumblefish seeming overy cushy concern me a little. I would have to check it out before buying. Again, as my guy does not carry them anymore, I guess that will not happen.

    I, myself, am hoping that Giant comes out with a 29er version of the Trance. My guy is a Giant dealer, and I love the used Trance 26er I bought for my kid. If I could afford a Niner, I might like that, but too much $$$$ for me. An Anthem would be close, but I would like a bit more relaxed (closer to 70 head angle) bike and 120mm fork.

    I am a big believer of buying what you like. If the more upright Superfly is more fun for you, go with it. I am probably looking to go the other direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a new 2011 Trek Superfly 100. The price point is much lower than msrp and had better components imo, than the intro 2012 superfly carbon.

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    Been very happy with my new '11 Superfly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    It could be fit. Did the Superfly fit better? By the way, the Superfly is a great bike...it has been used by many pro's on the race circuit. I really like my lowly Jet 9 .
    good point J. if a pro uses a bike that proves its a good bike. and if they win on said bike that proves they would not have won on any other bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R900 View Post
    Been very happy with my new '11 Superfly.
    How's it holding up on the technical trails? Have you switched anything out or is it stock?

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    Pulled the trigger today on the 2011 superfly. $3400.



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    Take a serious look at the Rocky Mountain Element 950 or 970...

    I am going to buy the 950 after test riding the Element 950 (twice), SC Tallboy carbon, Giant Anthem X 29er, Pivot 429, and SC Superlight 29er.

    Check the Rocky Mountain forum for my uber-detailed Element 950 demo report.

    P.S. They have a carbon version coming out this summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by historeeteacher View Post
    Take a serious look at the Rocky Mountain Element 950 or 970...

    I am going to buy the 950 after test riding the Element 950 (twice), SC Tallboy carbon, Giant Anthem X 29er, Pivot 429, and SC Superlight 29er.

    Check the Rocky Mountain forum for my uber-detailed Element 950 demo report.

    P.S. They have a carbon version coming out this summer!
    AFter looking at a bunch of bikes, I am really leaning to a 950. Now I just have to find a demo to buy or someone who wants to unload their current 950 to get a carbon one or something so I can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    I'd take a look at Santa Cruz. I am in the market too. Both the Superlight 29 and the Tallboy felt great to me. Much more comfortable in the cockpit than the Trek bikes I tried out.
    This ^^^^

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    you also owe it to yourself to try a cannondale carbon scalpel. rode a 2013 scalpel carbon 2 last week; it was a blast. fast, very responsive, comfortable just plain fun. i just ordered the ultimate 2012 version( a few still around). the new lefty fork is amazing.

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    The dude said he bought a Super Fly in May!

    Do any of you read the posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    I'm shopping for a FS 29er. This is going to be a big leap for me because I'm currently riding a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara HT with 24" rims. I was able to demo a '12 Trek Superfly 100, '12 Rumblefish (although I wanted to demo a Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL) at the Local Trek Demo Days and a Niner Jet 9 later today. I've posted my impressions of each bike below and would welcome additional comments.

    Trek Superfly 100:
    This bike was awesome! I really enjoyed how snappy and responsive the bike was. It felt as if I was barreling down the trail just looking for huge roots, rocks, etc to catch air off of and roll over. I had a lot of fun on this thing! But, I don't think I can justifiy the price!

    2012 Trek Rumblefish:
    This bike didn't feel as responsive as the Superfly. It felt sluggish and almost like a tank. I was able to roll over obstacle like large roots, rocks, logs with little effort, but I just don't think this bike was for me. Way too much travel in the suspension for me.

    2011 Niner Jet 9
    I really had my mind set on this bike because I had heard so many good things about this bike from other riders and the reviews. I don't know if its because I had already rode about 12 miles earlier in the morning on the Trek bikes and I was tired. However, I didn't like this bike and even road another 10 miles on it. I'm going to give it another chance tomorrow morning when I'm relatively fresh. The suspension felt stiff and not as springy as the Treks. I still felt as if I needed to choose my line in the path rather than just barreling down the trail. I didn't feel as confident and comfortable riding over roots, rocks, etc. It felt pretty good on the rolling single track, but when it got technical I was a little disappointed. I felt as if it bucking me out of the seat on a few rollers in the path.




    Any thoughts on any of these comments would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm having a hard time interpreting what I experience on each bike today. I would still like to try the Trek Hifi aka Superfly 100 AL and the Niner RIP.
    I am currently looking for my first FS bike. I am glad I found this thread because I experienced the same thing as you. I also live in the st louis area.

    I went to a demo and rode the 2013 Giant Anthem X 29 1-
    This bike was unreal and was so plush,smooth and stable. I felt none of the rocks roots or anything. The bike just flew uphill I was in shock. I kept riding and riding.

    The thing was I had my heart set on a Niner jet 9 from my research that is what I was going to get. When I finally got a chance to ride the jet I had the same experience that you had and was a little disappointed. I was wondering if it was just me.

    The only thing I can think of is the guys at the Giant demo really took a bunch of time getting the shock setup just right.
    The Niner they just took my weight and adjusted air from there. I think I will take it in and see if the shock setup might need to be adjusted and then take it out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1 View Post
    The guy on the left loved his Jet 9 test ride and as far as I know he's always been right on the ball.

    Does this thing come with a gun rack ??

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    2012 Superfly100 AL, own it, won many races on this bike, really shines on the technical downhills, still a good, not great climber. Spot on geometry, xt brakes are wonderful shimano handles the shifting with their usual competance, fox fork & shock performed superbly. This bike carves turns and is at it's best when you lean on it and make that suspension work! I rode the air 9 RDO at a demo, only logged about 7 miles on it, super bike, couldn't believe how dialed in the handling was even with out the G-2 geometry, like the Fishers have. Next up 2013 Superfly 100 elite, carbon, the go to bike for next season's xc/endurance races. Other bikes; 2011 Rig 1 x 9 conversion, 2009 Rig SS, 2003 Kona Unit SS, & 2005 Madone 5.2. Possum out!

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    What bonedigger pulled this thread out of the grave?

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    I've had my '12 Superfly 100 AL for about three weeks, and I'm really loving it. I jumped from a 2000 Fisher Big Sur hardtail, so somewhat in the same boat as you. Definitely a transition, and I've gotten a few bumps and bruises adjusting, or failing to adjust, to the 29-inch wheels on the Superfly. Definitely need to work it a little more to hit the right marks on twisty single track, but completely worth it. I've been shocked at the comfort of the fs, I don't feel beaten up at all after a ride—uh, excluding the occasional body-to-dirt mishap.

    I didn't ride the Niner but did test as many similar bikes as I could. When my local LBS knocked a little more than $400 off the Superfly's price since it was a 2012, I jumped at it. If you can get a good deal on it, totally worth the investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    The dude said he bought a Super Fly in May!

    Do any of you read the posts?
    You know better than to ask that. It's the same on any forum, people read the title and the last post maybe and comment.
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    Bonedigger here, get out and ride, maybe a lttle Ragin bee-ochhh when your done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    Does this thing come with a gun rack ??

    Even better. The one in the picture comes with a whole pack of secret service agents with full auto under their fox jerseys.

    And I think the guy in the picture actually rides Treks.

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    Thats the way..... uh- uhn uh-uhn ...I like it....

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