My New Niner EMD 9

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  • 11-04-2011
    dubdryver
    lol more pictures Adrian....I don't want to be creepy and hunt you down and take some myself with my iPhone.. I am trying to get my girl pumped up about her new bike for Fat Tire Fest!

    Jk, take your time bro, just excited...probably more so than her :/

    I am estimating sub 25 with a reba, American Classics, Ikons tubeles, X9 2x10 and carbon everywhere else.
  • 11-04-2011
    Boyonadyke
    Anyone build one of these up in an XL yet?
  • 11-04-2011
    Boyonadyke
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by S:Drive View Post
    I bought this 3 weeks before the new frame came out. Still real happy with it, but would have loved the new frame.

    Like your build.
  • 11-04-2011
    adrianfahey
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    More pics
    Hey Dubdriver,

    I have attached a few more photos below. Tomorrow I expect to get the bike out and actually ride it.
    The rear wheel is actually not the one I would normally use, I have a wheel that is DT Swiss with Stan's Crest also and it is more in line with the color scheme on the bike.
    The gold accent on the stem is going to be red, I'm waiting for Crank Bros to bring out their color matching kit for the stems which I am told will be next month.
    Oh and I weighed the bike, 23.2 pounds! Better than I expected.
    Enjoy, and it sounds like you are very good to your wife!!

    Adrian.
  • 11-04-2011
    dubdryver
    Looks great man! I wish I had a lefty to throw on it for her. I am sure you already realize what kind of conversation pieces it is!

    I hope it rides great, I am sure it will. I think Niner is going to be in Tampa next weekend for Fat Tire Fest (we'll be there). They are in Ocala, FL this weekend.

    BTW...she's not my wife yet, but she is the love of my life. There is talk about marriage though. Its hard to let go of a fit girl that like beer and wings, going camping, and is faster in the trails than more than half of the guys down here!
  • 11-04-2011
    adrianfahey
    Thanks for the compliment.
    I had the 2011 EMD in moon dust gray and just sold it to pay for this frame.
    I rode this new frame with a rigid fork last weekend so it was hard to gauge how it rode. My instincts tell me that it should flex less than the 2011 model because of the hydroforming etc.
    Personally I just really liked the color, the hydroformed tubing and the fact that I could transfer all my existing parts over.

    It's awesome that you have a girlfriend that likes to ride. Definitely keep her!

    I have yet to get to a Niner demo day, I had a chance to ride a RDO - those things are just amazingly smooth but have no pedal bob at all.

    I'd be interested to see pics when you build your gf's bike up.

    Adrian.
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    Hey Dubdriver,

    I have attached a few more photos below. Tomorrow I expect to get the bike out and actually ride it.
    The rear wheel is actually not the one I would normally use, I have a wheel that is DT Swiss with Stan's Crest also and it is more in line with the color scheme on the bike.
    The gold accent on the stem is going to be red, I'm waiting for Crank Bros to bring out their color matching kit for the stems which I am told will be next month.
    Oh and I weighed the bike, 23.2 pounds! Better than I expected.
    Enjoy, and it sounds like you are very good to your wife!!

    Adrian.

    Nice! I had a lefty on my 2011 air9 and loved it, wish I wouldn't have sold it:(
  • 11-04-2011
    adrianfahey
    What are you riding these days?
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    What are you riding these days?

    Im on the red version of the new emd 9, the pics are on here but I've changed the wheels and seatpost since then. I'll post more pics when I get on the computer.
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
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    big red
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    What are you riding these days?

    big red,
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    The Black is actually awesome in person.

    I just completed my build and I think it looks great.

    Adrian.

    It looks good in your pics for sure;)

    The day I looked at it at the shop I had a new air 9 black side by side and the emd just looked kinda cheap in comparison, I also took my badge off and sanded it down to give it the brushed look like the old badges.
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Joe dunnz View Post
    big red,

    Bike weight is 24.3 not bad considering my wheelset is kinda burly.

    Running xt dyna sys 1x10 setup, mrp chain guide
    Reba sl 29 no decals
    Sun ringle wheelset x9 rear hub, sun ringle front hub, bontrager tubeless tires
    Thomson seatpost stock collar, specialized phenom saddle
    Race x lite big sweep bars with race x lite stem, bolt on grips
    Elixir slc carbon brakes
  • 11-04-2011
    adrianfahey
    Cheers. I'm stoked. I think either red or black are good options.
    Niner make awesome bikes.
  • 11-04-2011
    adrianfahey
    That's a nice setup, I was running Sun Ringle wheels while I had the rigid fork on there, theyre the black flag pros. I basically got those early for next years project; I'm going to build up a Jet 9 RDO in licorice. At least that's the goal.
    I'm running much the same front crank as you with a black MRP chain keeper. They work well.
    It looks like you may want to shorten your chain though.
  • 11-04-2011
    Joe dunnz
    Yep it's a full length chain, I haven't ridden it yet.

    Good luck on the rdo, and enjoy the emd it looks sweet!
  • 11-05-2011
    boxedrn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    The Black is actually awesome in person.

    I just completed my build and I think it looks great.

    Adrian.

    Wow!!! Black is beautiful!! Nice build!!!
  • 11-05-2011
    adrianfahey
    Thanks boxed, so far I'm very happy.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boxedrn View Post
    Wow!!! Black is beautiful!! Nice build!!!

  • 11-09-2011
    coacheye
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    My Niner EMD
    Niner EMD (M) Moondust Grey
    Rockshox Reba SL 100mm
    Alex TN Wheelset with Velocity Hubs
    Sagauro 2.2 tubeless with Bontrager rim strips
    Woodman Headset
    Shimano LX 2x9 w/ Blackspire C4 Bashguard 32/22 chainrings
    Sram X9 front and rear derailleur
    Sram XO 3x9 Gripshifters
    SLX Hydraulic brakeset 160 front and reat
    Stylo Team Flat Bars
    Stylo Team Seatpost
    Ritchey Axis Pro 90mm Stem
  • 11-11-2011
    Canyon93108
    Great looking bike.
  • 11-12-2011
    egr551
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    Just completing build EMD 2012. Could like to share
  • 11-14-2011
    awchoi
    I saw that there are posts with both the 2011 and 2012 versions of the EMD. I was wondering if it is worth the extra $250 for the 2012 model since jenson is selling them for $300(I am planning on buying the frame first and adding parts as I get the money). The differences I saw were the tapered head tube and frame tubing. I will be commuting 1-2 miles everyday and riding trails 1-2 times a week. I super excited to build this bike and would appreciate some insight from someone who has owned the older version and recently upgraded to the newer version or just owners of the EMD.
  • 11-14-2011
    Holmes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by awchoi View Post
    I saw that there are posts with both the 2011 and 2012 versions of the EMD. I was wondering if it is worth the extra $250 for the 2012 model since jenson is selling them for $300(I am planning on buying the frame first and adding parts as I get the money). The differences I saw were the tapered head tube and frame tubing. I will be commuting 1-2 miles everyday and riding trails 1-2 times a week. I super excited to build this bike and would appreciate some insight from someone who has owned the older version and recently upgraded to the newer version or just owners of the EMD.

    If you are on a budget I'd say go for the 2011 frame - 300 bucks is a screaming deal.
  • 11-14-2011
    The_Aaron
    I freakin' love that red! awchoi: Here's a link with some of the differences - Exclusive First Look! New Niner Air9 and EMD9 Frames – Revised Tubes, Tapered HT, More! - Bike Rumor

    I think you gotta make the call toward what you want in a bike....
  • 11-14-2011
    Chris_T
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Holmes View Post
    If you are on a budget I'd say go for the 2011 frame - 300 bucks is a screaming deal.

    +1 - put that $200 into better parts sooner. 2011 frame is also a bit lighter than the 2012 (half a pound, I think)

    Happy riding,

    Chris
  • 11-14-2011
    dynamicz
    Poster #70 actually got his 2012 for the 2011 closeout deal since an online retailer ran out. I got the 2011 for $299 as well.. I just got it built up and would say it is definitely worth it... they even threw in a small bottle of touch up paint, how can you go wrong? ;)