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    Niner ROS9 All-Mountain hardtail

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    67 HA, 73 SA @140mm, 16.8" CS, 142x12 Maxle Rear, MSRP $899 USD (frame, and maxle)














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    "Zero mm of travel is efficient in every chainring." Made me chuckle.
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    Ride Over Sh*t ....great name and a very cool bike. I really want one
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    Very nice......had me sold.....til I saw the EBB.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Nice ..but:
    Actual chain-stay 16.8", they've shortened the top-tube and max 2.35 rear tyre (or tire!). Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    they've shortened the top-tube
    That makes sense for this style of frame.
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    I thought the name was Roots of Steel because Niner's first bike was steel?

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    WEIGHT?

    If its under 5lbs, I'll be pleasantly surprised because at $900 the Carver Ti 420 starts too look obtainable.
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    16.8" cs...would have been better if it were a tiny bit shorter

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    That makes sense for this style of frame.
    Does it? 24" ett on Honzo (18") with short stem works well IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    Nice ..but:
    Actual chain-stay 16.8", they've shortened the top-tube and max 2.35 rear tyre (or tire!). Hmm.
    Ooops. Looked at the wrong column.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    Does it? 24" ett on Honzo (18") with short stem works well IMO.
    What size are we talking about? What I'm getting at is that in general, I think these style frames benefit from a tighter cockpit due to more of an upright, centered riding position. Just shortening the stem on XC geometry doesn't accomplish that.
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    Well, I am going to assume this thing will not be discounted anytime soon. So does anyone know which Northern California LBS or online retailer will be most likely to have one for sale the soonest?

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    https://s3.amazonaws.com/MarketingDe...OSLOGO_600.jpg

    This image would make a great tshirt....this image was in todays Niner's newsletter
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    Niner ROS9 All-Mountain hardtail

    Not crazy about their choice to use an EBB.

    Also from the newsletter: "Tabs under the bottom bracket shell accept an proprietary MRP XCG bash guard for optional extra protection".
    Curious decision here rather than just using standard ICGS mounts. I can only guess that ICSG wasn't possible due to the EBB.

    Nice looking bike otherwise, although I will stick with my Yelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/MarketingDe...OSLOGO_600.jpg

    This image would make a great tshirt....this image was in todays Niner's newsletter
    Agreed. I had the same thought. I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen sooner or later.
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    Niner ROS9 All-Mountain hardtail

    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    I thought the name was Roots of Steel because Niner's first bike was steel?
    Pretty sure Niner's first bike was the ONE9 which is Aluminum. The SIR9 came later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    Nice ..but:
    Actual chain-stay 16.8", they've shortened the top-tube and max 2.35 rear tyre (or tire!). Hmm.
    It looks like they've got a Hans Dampf 2.35" on there, in which case the rear clearance should be pretty good. That's a big tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    Nice ..but:
    Actual chain-stay 16.8", they've shortened the top-tube and max 2.35 rear tyre (or tire!). Hmm.
    Does actual CS length matter? Is it like TT vs ETT? In my head, it makes sense that Eff. CS is what matters vs actual CS, but I'm not that knowledgeable.

    Regardless, it looks like a pretty nice frame. $900 for a 4130 frame is disappointing. I was hoping for at least the 853. I'm sure it will still ride nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Very nice......had me sold.....til I saw the EBB.
    I ride a Banshee Paradox and thought that this is the first Niner I would like to buy and then I too saw the EBB. Disappointing.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    I have never been a big fan of the Niners I have ridden but this one makes me salivate. Should be a fun bike. Too bad I don't need a new hardtail.

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    I'll 3rd that one! No interest in not using gears, why buy something that'll probably give trouble and add weight when I don't need it, sliders would have been a much better option. Also price, For that coin I'd take one of the Titus Ti Fireline EVOs anyday or a custom Curtlo steel.

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    Very nice......had me sold.....til I saw the EBB.
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    I ride a Banshee Paradox and thought that this is the first Niner I would like to buy and then I too saw the EBB. Disappointing.
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    Niner ROS9 All-Mountain hardtail

    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    This image would make a great tshirt....this image was in todays Niner's newsletter
    Looks like it already is a t-shirt. See what the guy holding the scale is wearing?
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    While the maxle rear end is nice. EBB = no thanks and for $900, huh? I'll leave it for the Niner lovers and stick to my Nimble 9.
    When I die I'm afraid my wife will sell all of my bikes, parts and gear for what I told her I paid for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicboy541 View Post
    While the maxle rear end is nice. EBB = no thanks and for $900, huh? I'll leave it for the Niner lovers and stick to my Nimble 9.
    While I love EBB's more than sliding drops, the new Nimble 9's are just too sexy. And much better priced. I'd imagine the weight would be just a tad over 5lbs, which means no real difference. Can't really see a reason to go with the Niner.

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    6.8lbs? Really?
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