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  1. #76
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to pull the trigger on the 2011.

    I got the 2011 for $299 as well..
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    btw. i just checked and jenson has it at $329. Where did they have it for $299? Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Like your build.
    Thanks,
    Did a few changes since then, switched from twisters to XT triggers, and switched the tires to from Maxxis to Geax, and the Race Face bash guard to a Home Brewed components ring gaurd.

    Rest of the build has.

    Full XT
    Gold King headset
    Gold King Bottom Bracket
    Thomson stem, seat post, and seat clamp
    Easton EA70 flat bar
    Avid elixir brakes
    Reba Race Fork
    SDG Bel air Ti saddle
    Hand built wheel set with 340/240 hybrid hubs.
    Gold alloy water bottle bolts
    Gold Jagwire ripcord cable housing

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    Nice ride and pics. I bought a 2011 version with matching carbon fork. Seeing your pics I can't wait to get mine finished. Sometime early next year I should have it done I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianfahey View Post
    Cheers. I'm stoked. I think either red or black are good options.
    Niner make awesome bikes.
    new bike looks sweet, im getting closer to having everything to build up your old 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.

    Looks like we're on the same boat, Jenson also offers a Manitou Tower Expert fork for about 319 and a free FSA headset

    Manitou Tower Expert 29Er Fork '11 at JensonUSA.com

    I'm about to pull the trigger but haven't decide yet if i wanna hold do Black Friday sales

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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.
    In my opinion I would go with the 2011 model. The money you save you can invest in a good wheelset or components.
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    My contribution.

    26 lb 8 oz in Lrg


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    Nice ride, I lost 40lbs in a year and I still say YES when asked "Would you like Fry's with that"
    Keep up the hard work, it's worth it.

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    Looks great, I think the red frame looks better in person. Photo don't do it justice.

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    Thanks for the comments/

    Post #70 is my buddy and he was upgraded to the 2012 model and I got the 2011, not mad but I can definitely see the differences and the changes they made, all for the better.

    Color is amazing but in order to keep it looking fresh I put clear frame protector on 98% of the frame (doesn't help that the older models suffer from paint chipping).

    Niner's and distributor/retailer's sweet deal on the frame saved me enough money to upgrade the hubs and fork that I wanted. Just happened to be the cheapest/good 29 frame at the time. This is actually a 'budget' build for me since I was able to take time and haggle prices on craigslist, pinkb!ke and local forum.

    Excited to increase my endurance on this new lightweight-ish hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxedrn View Post
    hehehehe, My goal is to be -200lbs by next year. I started biking again Jan with 267 lbs, I'm at 230 now. Slowly but surely.
    I congrat you on your success... I started at 318 in Jan and now I am at 238~40... depending on if I had turkey dinner or not.

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    '12 emd

    Just got done building my girlfriend's 2012 EMD9 Black (Sm)
    Total build weight is right at 23lb with pedals and cage.
    RS Reba RLT
    SRAM X9 9 speed drivetrain
    American Classic Wheels Tubeless w/ Maxxis Ignitor EXO (F) Ikon eXC (R)
    Easton EC-70 Post
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    Hayes Stroker Trail Brakes

    She is coming from a 33lb Intense Spider XVP. Dropping 10 pounds and the bigger much much faster American Classic wheels improved her 7.2mi. lap time by 4:42 on the first ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubdryver View Post
    Just got done building my girlfriend's 2012 EMD9 Black (Sm)
    Total build weight is right at 23lb with pedals and cage.
    RS Reba RLT
    SRAM X9 9 speed drivetrain
    American Classic Wheels Tubeless w/ Maxxis Ignitor EXO (F) Ikon eXC (R)
    Easton EC-70 Post
    Truvativ Noir WCS Bars
    Hayes Stroker Trail Brakes

    She is coming from a 33lb Intense Spider XVP. Dropping 10 pounds and the bigger much much faster American Classic wheels improved her 7.2mi. lap time by 4:42 on the first ride!
    She's cute,and the bike looks killer....good man

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    Hey Dubdryver,
    That's awesome and light to boot! Great build, glad you went with the black ;-)

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    Thanks Guys...more importantly she loves the bike, and it rides amazing. She feels fresher post ride which means we will be able to do more riding longer!

    I was really surprised I could a 9 speed X9 kit, heavy saddle, brakes down to that kind of weight!
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    Nice build dubdryver very nice.. Just a suggestion thou. Might want to trim your cable lenths. Seing all these EMD's I need to finish mine soon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MI-29er View Post
    Nice build dubdryver very nice.. Just a suggestion thou. Might want to trim your cable lenths. Seing all these EMD's I need to finish mine soon!!
    Yah its going to happen. I finished the build on Wednesday. It would have taken the shop 1 day to do them. So we wouldn't have the bike for Thanksgiving Day morning, and wouldn't be able to have it to ride on Friday in the morning. So that is on the "to do" list for this week coming! I didn't want to chop the cables until I knew how short they needed to be cut to on this frame.
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    Very nice! Here is Aaron's new bike here at Niner...a little something different. Almost ready to shred after our snow melts!
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    2melow, great looking build! That shot angle, low seat and big tires really make it look like a bigger beefier bike!

    My girlfriend loves hers and she put over 100mi on it over the weekend!

    Looking forward to Your Niner Demo tomorrow and Saturday at Amelia in Miami. I have been wanting to swing a leg over your S.I.R.9 and A9C. My Salsa is great but I would like to explore other material options.
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    Thanks to Jenson and they're $299.00 Frame.

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    Nice bike !!!!

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    I've been waiting on a salsa mamasita for months and cancelled the order today and should have a Large version of this in a week. I really like the build. What's your take on your wheel choice now that you've had it a bit?

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    Very nice looking builds on the new Niner frames. Currently have an MCR that I am tired of and have been thinking about switching to an EMD since they have been discounting them lately... However, after seeing this thread, you couldn't give me a 2011. Decided that if I am going to switch, I am just going to go full price on a new 2012 Air or EMD. I really like the tapered head tube and the design of the tubes. Nice job on the build and best of luck with your weight loss goals.... Get that diet in check and you will see 195 in the blink of an eye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamicz View Post
    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?
    Got pretty much the same deal.
    +1 on the small bottle of touch up paint!

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    I've only got a couple of more pieces to the puzzle and I'll be building my 2011 EMD. The only thing I like better on the 2012 frame is the tapered head tube. I decided to save the extra couple of hundred bucks and pump that into upgraded parts.

    There's just something about the old school tube look that gives me the warm fuzzies.

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