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    Whisky No. 9 15mm TA opinions

    Was looking for a tapered 15mmTA for my rigid. Niner RDO seems to be the bet. Was curious if anyone has ride time on the whisky.

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    Just picked mine up yesterday as they just became available. Haven't ridden it yet but its super beefy and light. "looks" way nicer than the RDO and is corrected to 100mm while the RDO is corrected for an 80mm travel fork. I'll keep you posted.

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    I went ahead and ordered one. Matte carbon fork with a Canfield Nimble 9 matte frame. When I have it built up I'll post some pictures

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    Whisky No. 9 15mm TA opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHelix View Post
    I went ahead and ordered one. Matte carbon fork with a Canfield Nimble 9 matte frame. When I have it built up I'll post some pictures
    Wow. That's exactly what I'm planning. Chrome frame with carbon everything. I like your style sir. Waiting on pics for sure

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    It will be awesome with a Nimble given that it will ride slacker than the RDO. I Got a ride in on it last night on my SS Ridgeline and It felt right at home on that frame. Super stiff yet buttery smooth. And the Matte carbon with my Matte sattin finish looks pretty sweet too. I'll post a pic soon.

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    When I ordered it there was a note that it didn't come with a maxle so I purchased one. When I opened the fork box there was a maxle in it so now I have a spare I guess. If anyone needs a maxle shoot me a pm.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Wow. That's exactly what I'm planning. Chrome frame with carbon everything. I like your style sir. Waiting on pics for sure
    I kept going back and forth between the chrome and matte. Received the fork today, light and sexy looking. Didnt have my phone at the time so no pictures of it yet. I have all the parts but the frame now.

    Quote Originally Posted by fleetfox View Post
    It will be awesome with a Nimble given that it will ride slacker than the RDO. I Got a ride in on it last night on my SS Ridgeline and It felt right at home on that frame. Super stiff yet buttery smooth. And the Matte carbon with my Matte sattin finish looks pretty sweet too. I'll post a pic soon.
    The added AC over the Niner forks is what really sold me on the Whisky.

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    Whisky No. 9 15mm TA opinions

    I hear the frames are clearing customs as we speak so they should hopefully ship next week. I cannot wait to see it!!

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    Finally built up the bike. The 2.4 Ardent looks quite small in the whisky. I had a little issue getting the maxle through the fork and hub. There was a little epoxy on the driveside dropout which wouldnt let the hub sit correctly. had to take an exacto and clean the dropout.

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    Where are you guys getting the Whiskey #9? I was going to get a Niner RDO but now maybe not.

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    I just ordered one. Both Tree Fort and Universal have them. As of yesterday, the warehouse had 9 available -- well, there are 8 now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Where are you guys getting the Whiskey #9? I was going to get a Niner RDO but now maybe not.

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    Yeah, ended up grabbing one from Tree Fort Bikes.

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    I've been eyeing that for awhile... Great to see it on a bike, and on a Nimble no less...

    Please tell us about the brake line routing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Wow. That's exactly what I'm planning. Chrome frame with carbon everything. I like your style sir.
    Also the seatpost? Does it work nicely with a steel frame?

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    Think I'm sold! Here in Europe I can get it for about 390 Euro shipped, which seems great!

    I just need to decide between matte and gloss.. Probably matte, with my light blue matte steel frame.

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    We ordered both the gloss and the matte. Both look really nice. I picked the matte since it's going on a Ti frame. Any painted frame I'd go gloss.

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    any real world weights?
    for the same price as the Niner the extra weight is just the trade-off for not having a Niner, or what's the draw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn View Post
    I've been eyeing that for awhile... Great to see it on a bike, and on a Nimble no less...

    Please tell us about the brake line routing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    any real world weights?
    for the same price as the Niner the extra weight is just the trade-off for not having a Niner, or what's the draw?
    The whisky has a 480 a-c while the niner is 470.

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    To my knowledge, No. 9 is the only rigid with all the following characteristics:

    - Tapered steerer
    - 15 mm thru-axle
    - Long (10 mm longer than Miner's for instance)

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    Is it possible to route the brake cable out? Are there some spots where I can attach a zip tie?

    I'll interchange the Whisky with a suspended fork, and it won't be practical to route the cable in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitone View Post
    Is it possible to route the brake cable out? Are there some spots where I can attach a zip tie?

    I'll interchange the Whisky with a suspended fork, and it won't be practical to route the cable in.
    Not any physical tie points but it should work just fine running zip ties if they are tight enough

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    But to route it in, do you have to unmount lever or caliper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker View Post
    We ordered both the gloss and the matte. Both look really nice. I picked the matte since it's going on a Ti frame. Any painted frame I'd go gloss.
    Yeah, today I made up my mind and ordered it gloss.

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    Whisky No. 9 15mm TA opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHelix View Post
    The whisky has a 480 a-c while the niner is 470.
    That's a good thing, and may account for the extra weight, or at least some of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solitone View Post
    But to route it in, do you have to unmount lever or caliper?
    You will have to take the line off the lever then cut off the fitting so that you can route the line through. You will need new fittings and a bleed.

    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    That's a good thing, and may account for the extra weight, or at least some of it.
    The longer a-c is the entire reason I went with the whisky instead of the niner.

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