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    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.
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    Anyone build one of these up in an XL yet?

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    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.

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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.
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    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!
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    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.

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    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

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    What are you riding these days?

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    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.

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    big red

    Quote Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    What are you riding these days?
    big red,
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    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.

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    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
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    Cheers. I'm stoked. I think either red or black are good options.
    Niner make awesome bikes.

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    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.

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    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!
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    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!!!

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    Thanks boxed, so far I'm very happy.


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

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    My Niner EMD

    Niner EMD (M) Moondust Grey
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    Great looking bike.

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    Just completing build EMD 2012. Could like to share
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    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.

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    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.

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    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....

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    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

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    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?

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