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    2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    Frame: Nimble 9 Large Chrome
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 120mm, tapered, 15mm thur axle
    Headset: CaneCreek 40 Series
    Crank: Shimano SLX
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS
    Bottom Bracket: Enduro Chromo
    Chainring: Surly 33T
    Cog: Chris King 17T
    Chain: Connex 8 spd
    Brakes: Shimano XT Silver
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Velo (from a bikedirect bike, so comfy)
    Seatpost Clamp: Woodman
    Stem: Raceface Turbine 90mm +/- 6 (-6 position)
    Handlebar: Raceface Turbine 720mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 EVO Singlespeed laced to Stans ArchEX with DT Comp spokes
    Tires: 2.4" Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO

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    Dropouts arent an issue with Shimano brakes and Hope Bolt-on SS hub. I can undo the driveside bolt completely and install wheel without loosening caliper.

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    looks sweet. ps. your descriptions says slx brakes but you clearly have xt on there. don't sell yourself short!

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    Here's mine...waiting on parts so it hasn't really started but this is the lineup:

    Frame: Nimble 9 X-Large PNW Green
    Fork:Whiskey No. 9 carbon, 15mm Maxle
    Headset: CaneCreek 110 Series
    Crank: Truvativ AKA
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GPX for now, looking at a replacement soon
    Chainring: HBC Spiderless 32T
    Cog: SingleWorks, Surly, Chris King from 17T to 21T
    Chain: KMC Z610HX
    Brakes: Avid BB7 185mm/185mm Hope EVO M4 front, EVO X2 rear
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Specialized Gel Avatar
    Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Quick Release
    Stem: Thomson X4 80mm for now, change as needed
    Handlebar: Crank Bros. Cobalt 1 XC Bar 700mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 front, Chris King SS laced to MTx33 rims
    Tires: Maxxis Icon 2.2 rear, need new front (undecided)





    I'll update as the rest of the parts arrive and the bike gets built.



    Well, as it seems, BB7 brakes won't fit the frame. Not only can you not remove wheels with brakes installed without some headache, seems some brakes don't work at all

    So, one more part (two more really, might as well upgrade the front too) I need to order now, extending the time before I can ride unless I want to wait 5-6 weeks for the new improved dropouts to come out.

    On a good note, my fork came in today. Thing is so freakin' light, I'm almost afraid to ride it even though it has a 350 rider limit. Crazy light.


    ***Ordered new brakes. Hope EVO M4 183mm front, EVO X2 160mm rear. Hope I have them for this weekend. I'd really love to get a ride in on Sunday maybe if the weather cooperates.
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    I just threw mine together for NEMBA-Fest this weekend:



    Nothing special. New handlebar/stem set-up arriving next week, and wheels waiting to be built.

    BTW - If you're in the Northeast, and are going to be at Kingdom Trails this weekend, you can check out the frame at my booth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron1017 View Post
    Frame: Nimble 9 Large Chrome
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 120mm, tapered, 15mm thur axle
    Headset: CaneCreek 40 Series
    Crank: Shimano SLX
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS
    Bottom Bracket: Enduro Chromo
    Chainring: Surly 33T
    Cog: Chris King 17T
    Chain: Connex 8 spd
    Brakes: Shimano XT Silver
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Velo (from a bikedirect bike, so comfy)
    Seatpost Clamp: Woodman
    Stem: Raceface Turbine 90mm +/- 6 (-6 position)
    Handlebar: Raceface Turbine 720mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 EVO Singlespeed laced to Stans ArchEX with DT Comp spokes
    Tires: 2.4" Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO

    Full Size Pics:
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    Dropouts arent an issue with Shimano brakes and Hope Bolt-on SS hub. I can undo the driveside bolt completely and install wheel without loosening caliper.
    what size rotors are you using? I have Shimano Deore brakes with Hayes v cut 160mm rotors and a Woodman bolt on ss hub and cannot remove the wheel without loosening up the brakes? Are you using any caliper spacers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    what size rotors are you using? I have Shimano Deore brakes with Hayes v cut 160mm rotors and a Woodman bolt on ss hub and cannot remove the wheel without loosening up the brakes? Are you using any caliper spacers?
    Avid G2 160mm in back. No spacers at all on caliper. The side of the Hope SS hub has no notches when the drive side bolt is completely removed. If I did not undo the bolt completely I would not be able to install wheel.

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    I love how the first 3 builds in this thread are all SS!!!

    What kind of total weights are you guys seeing?

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    I don't own a scale (don't see a real mechanical advantage to having one in my home shop ) Comparing with my previous bike, and other bikes laying about that I know the weight of, I'd say my non-weight weenie, parts laying about, build is about 25 or 26.

    If I get sub-25, I'll be happy. New wheelset should get it close. Going carbon-fork will easily get it to 22-23 imo.
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    All 3 are nice builds.
    Aaron that thing is begging for a dropper post. I have one on my gen 1 N9, and it's a game changer.

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    Frame: Nimble 9 Med Matte Black
    Fork:Whiskey No. 9 carbon, 15mm Maxle
    Headset: Chris King Inset 7 Red
    Crank: RaceFace Atlas
    Pedals: Canfield Crampons Ultimate
    Bottom Bracket: RaceFace Turbine, going to a King or Hope BB next month
    Chainring: RaceFace Single 34
    Cog: Surly 22
    Chain: Sram 970
    Brakes: Hope M4 183 Front, Hope X2 160 Rear
    Seatpost: X-fusion Hilo, will be going to a Thompson Dropper next couple months
    Seat: WTB Rocket V Team
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope Red Quick Release
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm for now
    Handlebar: RaceFace Atlas 785mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 front, Hope SS laced to ZTR Arch EX rims
    Tires: Saguaro rear, Ardent front

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    What's the weight on a large (frame only), anyone know?
    Can you run a front derailleur with the wheel all the way forward in the dropouts?
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    I think around 6.5 pounds. Not sure about the FD with the wheel all the way up.

    ***I just weighed my XL frame on my bathroom scale and it showed 6.4 pounds.***

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    Thanks!
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Holy Chrome!!!

    here is my build:
    Frame: Nimble 9 Large Chrome
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 120mm, straight steerer, 15mm thur axle
    Headset: Works Components 1.5 degree
    Crank: SRAM XX1 32T
    Pedals: Crank Bros Egg Beaters
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King Blue
    Shifter: XO 10 speed
    Cassette: 11-36 SRAM XX
    Chain: KMC Gold
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Race
    Rotors: Ice Tech 160mm
    Seatpost: X-Fusion Hi-Lo SL
    Seat: Fizik Antares Versus
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa Flip Lock Blue
    Stem: Syntace 70mm +/- 6 (-6 position)
    Grips: ODI "Vans" lock ons with blue lock rings
    Handlebar: Black Market BadaBing Lo 31"
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 EVO Blue laced to Stans ArchEX White with DT Comp spokes and Blue Alloy nipples
    Tires: 2.35 Nobby Nic and 2.25 Rocket Ron tubeless

    26 lbs, 12 ounces and a mean machine!

    I had a 2012 N9 and loved it but if memory serves me right the seat angle on this one is a bit more forward which really lets it shine on the uphills in conjunction with the 66.8 degree HA
    Rode a local XC race course in the am then drove up to Snow Summit and let it run, had a blast!
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    Hi Guys
    great looking bikes here
    How tall are all you guys with the large frames
    I'm trying to work out if I want a large or medium I'm currently leaning toward large with 24" TT it seems to be what fits me best on other bikes ( inbred & scandal) I'm 5'10"
    Cheers

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    6 foot even on my Large.

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    almost done

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    90% done. Need to cut the steerer and resize the chain. Adjust the brakes and run the front brake line and do a couple shake down rides around town. Went together without issues. I was happy that the rear brake went on pretty easily but I don't think I can move the wheel any further back even though I probably won't want to.

    Frame: Nimble 9 X-Large PNW Green
    Fork:Whiskey No. 9 carbon, 15mm Maxle
    Headset: CaneCreek 110 Series
    Crank: Truvativ AKA
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GPX for now, looking at a replacement soon
    Chainring: HBC Spiderless 32T
    Cog: SingleWorks, Surly, Chris King from 17T to 21T
    Chain: KMC Z610HX
    Brakes: Hope EVO M4 front, EVO X2 rear
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Specialized Gel Avatar
    Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Quick Release
    Stem: Thomson X4 80mm for now, change as needed
    Handlebar: Crank Bros. Cobalt 1 XC Bar 700mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 front, Chris King SS laced to MTx33 rims
    Tires: Maxxis Icon 2.2 rear, need new front (undecided)








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    Stoked to see all the build pics coming in. I've added these to our photo gallery and I will periodically update as more images are available.
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    Finished the built up last night and just took it out for a quick shake down...too much fun!!!

    My first 29er and first singlespeed so it's going to take minute for the legs and the lungs to catch up with the brain but so far so good, really diggin' the ride so far.

    Frame: Nimble 9 Med - Sparkle Blue
    Fork: White Bros Loop 120mm
    Headset: CaneCreek 40 Series
    Crank: Sram XX1
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GPX
    Chainring: MRP Bling Ring 32T
    Pedals: Shimano XT M780
    Cog: Kick-Ass-Cog 20T
    Chain: KMC K710SL
    Brakes: Elixr R - 185F/160R (Soon to be replaced with a Hope Evo M4/X2 combo)
    Seatpost: Cheapo Giant
    Seat: WTB Silverado
    Stem: Sunline V-one 50mm
    Handlebar: Race Face SixC Carbon 785mm
    Grips: ODI Rogue lock-ons
    Wheels: WTB Frequency i23, Hope Pro 2 evos, DT Comp spokes
    Tires: Specialized Ground Control 2.3 F&R (May swap the rear out for something a little smaller and faster)
    Weight: A little over 26 lbs on my finely calibrated bathroom scale. I was hoping for 25, but opted for a burlier wheelset/tire combo to better suit the Front Range trails that I like to ride.




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    Here's mine, a flat black 18"

    Fork is a 140mm revelation
    wheels flow front, arch ex rear
    R1 brakes
    Reverb seat post
    Gravity light flat bars
    Thomson 50mm stem
    tires- Ikon 2.35 EXO

    This is probably the most fun bike I've had yet... 26, 27.5 or 29er! Ive been putting a lot of miles on it and it does everything I want out of it, I'm at well over 100 miles on it this week alone! It was built up as a budget bike with leftover parts, but I'm thinking some carbon wheels and XX1 drivetrain are in the very near future... then it will be perfect!

    Great job on the frame, it is dialed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wankel View Post
    That is gorgeous!!!

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    Frame: Nimble 9 XL
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 120mm, straight, 20mm thru axle
    Headset: CaneCreek 40 Series
    Crank: Shimano SLX
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano SLX
    Chainring: E13 Guide Ring 32T
    Pedals: Hope F-20
    Cassette: Shimano SLX 11/36 10spd
    Chain: KMC X10L
    Rear Derailieur: Shimano Zee with Zee shifter
    Chain Guide: Hope 1x
    Chain Tensioner: MRP LRP modified w/ angle grinder and Blackspire roller
    Bashguard: BBG
    Brakes: Elixir XO 160mm f/r w/ braided Goodridge hoses
    Seatpost: Race Face Ride
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
    Seat: Charge Spoon
    Stem: Nukeproof Warhead 50mm
    Handlebar: Nukeproof Warhead 740mm
    Grips: Yeti Hardcore lock ons
    Wheels: Velocity P-35, Hope Pro 2 Evo rear and currently American Classic front (pro 2 waiting on a lacing)
    Tires: Panaracer Rampage 2.35
    Weight: 32 lbs (want to hit 26ish)

    edit: i now am a SS rider with this bike and friggin love it. also added new 30" bars w/ 2" rise

    weird i posted 4 pics but this is the only one that will load
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    The replacement Nimble 9 dropouts are in! We will start shipping these today to all of our new Nimble 9 owners and should have them all out by Friday.

    All new orders will ship with these installed on the frames, with the original chainstay dropouts included for customers running current model Elixers. Thank you for your patience on this!

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