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    2017 Jet9 RDO build

    I picked up a Jet 2 star build from Jenson from their winter blowout. Pretty good deal when adding in the activejunky refund. The only stuff I've changed is the bar/stem to Easton Haven and set the wheels up tubeless. It was 29.8 lbs stock, but down to 28.2 after the few improvements. Should be loads of fun in Pisgah without being a lumbering oaf up the gravel road climbs. I'd eventually like to put on a set of Industry Nine Enduro 305's, but the bike alone was a painful stretch on a NC teacher's salary. Someday...





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    Nice bike Froth! Let us all know how she rides after you get some miles on her.

    I just pulled the trigger on the 4 Star Xt build w/ Enve wheels, I should have it in two weeks. I'm coming off a 2012 Pivot 429 which was a FANTASTIC bike, and would have stayed Pivot but they shortened the top tube on the new 429 Trail and kind was getting the itch to try something else. Also I like that little bit extra travel in the rear as well as the color option. Hope it rides as well as all those who have reviewed them say!

    Question for the group: Bike comes spec'd with a Fox 130mm fork. Thoughts about running the 140 Pike upfront on the Jet?

    Not trying to hiJack your thread.... With your title, might be a good start for all of us who have 2017 Jet 9 RDO's... I'll post mine in here when I get it...

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    I'd like some more insight on the Pike at 140 as well. If you decide to go that route, make sure to post up a report. I'm going to get it out for a short shakedown ride this evening to tool around with suspension and cockpit settings.

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    OP love that color. I really am enjoying my RIP9 that I picked up last august, am sure you will enjoy the JET down there in WNC. I hope to visit your area this year sometime too.

    Joey/et all my previous fs (yeti sb95) came with 120mm Fox, changed spacer soon after I got it and ran it at 140 and it was great. Ended up with a Pike 150 for most of the bikes life tough, if you have the itch to go up some travel I would not worry about the options you are discussing, probably solid stuff.

    Personally I fimnd then rockshox a bit less fiddly and lower maintenance than the fox, but that surely could have changed since 2012.

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    I just picked up a Jet 4 star build for my son's senior year on the high school cycling team. I got it with the 27.5+ wheelset for trail riding and we'll throw our set of Enve 50/50 on it for training and racing. I already put a Race Face Next SL crank set on it. With that upgrade and the 27.5 wheels, it's 27.6lbs (medium). When I get the extra parts for the Enve's, I'll weigh it that way as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froth14 View Post
    I'd like some more insight on the Pike at 140 as well. If you decide to go that route, make sure to post up a report. I'm going to get it out for a short shakedown ride this evening to tool around with suspension and cockpit settings.
    The Current JET 27.5+ come with 140mm travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
    Question for the group: Bike comes spec'd with a Fox 130mm fork. Thoughts about running the 140 Pike upfront on the Jet?
    I bought my jet in the 27.5+ configuration, so it came with the 140mm Pike. Within a few weeks of receiving the bike I switched to 29er wheels, and have ridden it with the 140 air spring until last week when I installed the 130 airspring. Overall, I feel like the bike has benefited from the swap to a 130 airspring. Of course, the bb has dropped accordingly but that is something I had to get used to when I initially started riding the bike anyways, so it hasn't been an issue for me thus far.

    Side note: Since receiving the bike in August, I have steadily increased the amount of sag I am running. Initially, I set it up relatively stiff(~20% sag), but recently increased the sag to 30%. Aside from the low bb, the bike feels the best it ever has for me. In a word, it's dialed.

    Summary: If you are riding with 29er wheels, I think the 130mm airspring is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenjack View Post
    I bought my jet in the 27.5+ configuration, so it came with the 140mm Pike. Within a few weeks of receiving the bike I switched to 29er wheels, and have ridden it with the 140 air spring until last week when I installed the 130 airspring. Overall, I feel like the bike has benefited from the swap to a 130 airspring. Of course, the bb has dropped accordingly but that is something I had to get used to when I initially started riding the bike anyways, so it hasn't been an issue for me thus far.

    Side note: Since receiving the bike in August, I have steadily increased the amount of sag I am running. Initially, I set it up relatively stiff(~20% sag), but recently increased the sag to 30%. Aside from the low bb, the bike feels the best it ever has for me. In a word, it's dialed.

    Summary: If you are riding with 29er wheels, I think the 130mm airspring is the way to go.
    Thanks - just the sort of real world response I was looking for!

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    I'm also near WNC in Greenville and am just finishing a Jet9 build. I'll weigh it when done, size large, di2, Carbon cockpit and wheels. Also upgraded to the Next SL crank, 140mm Fox fork 27.5. I owned the new Rip and it was an awesome bike but feel this Jet will climb a little better and easily handle the local trails here. I'm confident it should weigh in around 27#. The Maxxis Recon / Icon combo is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutch View Post
    I'm also near WNC in Greenville and am just finishing a Jet9 build. I'll weigh it when done, size large, di2, Carbon cockpit and wheels. Also upgraded to the Next SL crank, 140mm Fox fork 27.5. I owned the new Rip and it was an awesome bike but feel this Jet will climb a little better and easily handle the local trails here. I'm confident it should weigh in around 27#. The Maxxis Recon / Icon combo is awesome!
    That's the ideal bike for these parts, IMHO, hope to see you out there.
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    I'm sure you will! I'm the old guy gagging for air!
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    Nice bike! Just for sizing reference what you go with and how tall are you? These bikes seem to really run large, I own a Hightower now and when comparing frame vs frame geometry, I should be on a Medium on a Jet. its crazy how close the numbers are compared to a Hightower, I would call it a Hightower light, 120 travel vs 135.

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    I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam. I'm riding a large, so far it seems to fit me very well. I did swap out the stem to a 60mm instead of the 70mm to give me just a bit less reach. I also ride a large one9. My brother, who is 6'4" rides an XL Air9 that is enormous. I rode a RIP9 in an XL and it didn't feel nearly as big as my brother's frame.

    I, too, considered the Hightower, but ended up on the Jet. I never got a chance to ride the Hightower, though I, admittedly had my heart set on getting another Niner.

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    I've been eyeing this bike for awhile now, but waiting till I can demo it in March. I'm 6'3" with a 37" inseam (so all legs) on paper the large seems to be perfect with the higher stack and steep SA. I've been riding a hardtail fat bike for the last two years and just moved out west so looking for something a little more capable. For those of you who built your Jet or bought complete, did you happen to demo others before pulling the trigger? I've never owned Niner so I have no loyalty to them. I plan on riding the new Yeti SB5+, Pony Rustler, Trek EX, and other plus offerings available. Main things I'm looking for is high BB, steep seat angle, and climbs well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Nice bike! Just for sizing reference what you go with and how tall are you? These bikes seem to really run large, I own a Hightower now and when comparing frame vs frame geometry, I should be on a Medium on a Jet. its crazy how close the numbers are compared to a Hightower, I would call it a Hightower light, 120 travel vs 135.

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    I'm also 6'2" and ride a large. I'm right on the bubble of an XL so naturally want to run the smaller frame. I wish it was a hair larger, but it works. I also put a 60mm Renthal Stem on. I also went with some wider Renthal bars, fit is perfect now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    I've been eyeing this bike for awhile now, but waiting till I can demo it in March. I'm 6'3" with a 37" inseam (so all legs) on paper the large seems to be perfect with the higher stack and steep SA. I've been riding a hardtail fat bike for the last two years and just moved out west so looking for something a little more capable. For those of you who built your Jet or bought complete, did you happen to demo others before pulling the trigger? I've never owned Niner so I have no loyalty to them. I plan on riding the new Yeti SB5+, Pony Rustler, Trek EX, and other plus offerings available. Main things I'm looking for is high BB, steep seat angle, and climbs well!
    Dude, you definitely want to go XL. A large will be too small for you. I've owned 5-6 Niners and they are great bikes. The new Rip and Jet are really nice. It was either another Niner with new geometry or a Pivot. I'm pleased.
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    Hey guys,

    I haven't test ridden a Niner since the fall of '15..How does this new '17 model compare the '15 or so Jet9 when it comes to building one up for XC racing (short & long distance)?

    I'm eyeing the 2015 CC/BC has on closeout to build up as a race bike for this year but I'm not certain if the newer models come with a slight advantage over the older ones.

    Thanks!

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    The new Jets are more Trail ride geometry. If I was going to race xc, I'd either look at the rkt or the older Jet like you're checking out. Although for marathons the extra squish might come in comfy!
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    I had the chance to get a little shakedown ride the other night,but will get a legit big mountain ride in Pisgah tomorrow and Saturday.

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    Nice! Are you running 29's? Where's the photo? DuPont?
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    I've got a 2.4 ardent front and 2.35 ikon rear. I hope to eventually swap to I9's with some more width and put on some meatier tires eventually. The photo is from Moore's Springs Trails, now a part of Hanging Rock State Park.

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    Looks like some fun singletrack. My build is the 27.5+. Yes, I9 hubs are definitely nice. I ordered some Nox Kitsumas w/ I9 torch thru Colorado Cyclist. Just impatiently waiting for them..
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    2017 Jet9 RDO build-img_2491.jpg2017 Jet9 RDO build-img_2492.jpg
    28.04# with pedals, shockwiz, cage, swat tools and di2. When my kitsuma w/ I9 roll in it should be 27 something. It's built solid also. Finally time to ride!
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    That's definitely a sweet build!

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    My son's bike, size medium, 4 star 29er build.

    With 27.5+ wheelset on it...

    27.5+ wheelset weight by themselves, with XT 11x46 cassette and rotors.


    29er Enve Wheelset. M50/50's with Wolftooth boost adapters, XT 11x46 cassette and rotors.


    Bike weight with 29er wheelset.


    So just over 1.5lbs with a wheelset swap. It's a direct swap, no shifting issues or rotor rubs. I'm pretty happy with it.

    It'll be a great trail bike that can excel on race day.
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    Sweet bike! How does he like it? Lucky son and good dad!
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    He was grounded for grades since we bought it. Finally got them up and he rode it on Gooseberry Mesa for the first time tonight. It's a nice bike and the he likes the plus wheels on the rocks.
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    Silentfoe, I think you need some more options where tires are concerned! 😀

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    Ya think?
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    So after a full weekend of demo's at Moab, I'm ready to pull the trigger on the new Jet 9! The new frame geo fit me better then everything else I tried and was felt great with everything I threw at it. My demo was a XL 3 star plus. The pike felt pretty good. I'm trying to decide if the Fox is worth the upgrade. I already have a carbon boost plus wheelset to throw on it. I plan on throwing on some carbon bars and different dropper as well. Anyone ridden both branded forks on this guy yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    So after a full weekend of demo's at Moab, I'm ready to pull the trigger on the new Jet 9! The new frame geo fit me better then everything else I tried and was felt great with everything I threw at it. My demo was a XL 3 star plus. The pike felt pretty good. I'm trying to decide if the Fox is worth the upgrade. I already have a carbon boost plus wheelset to throw on it. I plan on throwing on some carbon bars and different dropper as well. Anyone ridden both branded forks on this guy yet?
    I have ridden both forks (not on this bike) but you would need to be a guru to find any real differences between the two.
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    Thanks for the feedback! I'm gonna try to get the ball rolling today!

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    Still loving this bike.

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    When I demo'd the Jet I didn't notice any pedal strikes like the others Plus bikes I tested. However, I forgot to actually measure the BB height.... could any of you get a quick measurement with plus or 29" wheels, thanks!

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    I believe I measured 13.7" on the new rdo 29er. I dont get pedal strikes much, I once and awhile bash the bottom suspension link in rock gardens as it sits pretty low.

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    Thanks, I plan to run 3" tire's on the plus wheels to bring it up a touch from stock 2.8's. Hopefully it doesn't limit me to only 29" down the road!

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    I've hit that lower link on a few rocks in Pisgah. Any chance anyone here has made a skid plate and has some photos? If not, I'm going to fab something up...

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    I think "coyote" or "cytoe" not really sure what his name is. He posts on here and makes skid plates, been doing it awhile. Search around, I bet you'll find him.

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    I ended up ordering an ultra duty skid plate for that lower linkage and downtube from Cytoe. Thanks for the recommendation Gutch. It should arrive today. I'll post up some pictures when I get it mounted up this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Ya think?
    What spacers did you have to run to make the next crankset work. I've got the maximum amount of spacers on the drive side and the drive side crank arm still rubs the chain stay under power. For them to work I'm going to have to remove the crank protective boot or or chain stay protecter, which I'm not sure I'm comfortable doing either. Anyone else having this issue?

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    Race face BB with RF Next SL cranks. 1 spacer on the BB driveside. That's it.

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    Damn, I have 1 spacer behind the DS threaded BB which rubs with minimal power and currently added a thin washer on th spindal on the drive side. Looks like I'll be selling or cutting some rubber

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    Odd. I don't know what to tell you. Are you sure you have the correct spindle?

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    It's the stock 135 that came with the Turbines. The Turbines have 10mm wider Q factor which has plenty of room on mine. Either way, back to Turbines or new spindal for me!

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    I also used the stock spindle off of the race face cranks that came stock on the 4 star build. My next sl cranks were on my fat bike previously with the appropriate spindle. I'm guessing you may be doing something wrong with your install. I'd recommend you take it to a good lbs.

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    Hi guys. Anyone has any info between the new Jet and the Pivot 429T? Also my LBS was saying they are getting a loot of cable slap noise from their Niners. Any one experienced this?

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    I've ridden the 429T and the Jet 9 back to back. I'd say they feel similar. The 429T is getting a bit long in the tooth and seriously needs a new model update. No option for 27.5+ if that matters to you. So far no cable rattle on my son's Jet 9 and he's put over 200 rough miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Hi guys. Anyone has any info between the new Jet and the Pivot 429T? Also my LBS was saying they are getting a loot of cable slap noise from their Niners. Any one experienced this?
    I've had my Jet 9 RDO for 6 months now and no cable slap at all.

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    I've only had mine for a month or so and just got back from Moab and did notice quite a bit of noise in the chunk. To be fair it was definetly quieter then the bikes I around me on the same trail. When I got home I removed the bottom cover and played with the internal cables to verify they were the culprit. I ended up stuffing a piece of foam up the down tube.... lightweight free solution. I'll let you know how it works.

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    Does anyone else notice the monarch rl is "sticky" in the 1st 20% or so of travel? I notice this when pushing down on the seat with the bike stationary. Bushing are all fine. Seems like it might be a air can seal or something, but I can't remember what the bike felt like when brand new...

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    How is this bike preforming in Moab and similar type trails? I live and ride in Arizona. Phnx chunk, Sedona tech. Flagstaff etc. my local trails are more XC and not too tech I'm looking for something that can handle tech trails but double as race bike in races like the Wiskey 50 and endurances races. Not looking to podium just have fun riding races.

    I had kinda of settled in the 429T. But I keep coming back to the JET. I already own an older Air9 alu. Niner was founded where I grew up in CA.

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    How much you guys picking up the Jet 9 RDO for? Thinking of picking one up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    How is this bike preforming in Moab and similar type trails? I live and ride in Arizona. Phnx chunk, Sedona tech. Flagstaff etc. my local trails are more XC and not too tech I'm looking for something that can handle tech trails but double as race bike in races like the Wiskey 50 and endurances races. Not looking to podium just have fun riding races.

    I had kinda of settled in the 429T. But I keep coming back to the JET. I already own an older Air9 alu. Niner was founded where I grew up in CA.
    Maybe check out the RKT? More of a XC oriented bike...not saying the Jet can't be used as one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammieandkrisbey View Post
    How much you guys picking up the Jet 9 RDO for? Thinking of picking one up soon.
    I got mine at a fantastic price, I believe maybe a niner promo going on. Could put you in contact if interested. Mine was shipped flawlessly.
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    Can you please PM how much you picked it up for? Any idea why there is a promo? Another redesign coming soon?

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    Sure, the 2017 is a redesign, so I doubt another expected soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammieandkrisbey View Post
    Maybe check out the RKT? More of a XC oriented bike...not saying the Jet can't be used as one though.

    I was more curious if could handle the tech. I'm looking for a trail bike that can moonlight as a XC bike

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    It can handle tech..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutch View Post
    It can handle tech..
    And then some.

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    How wide of tire are you able to run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    How wide of tire are you able to run?
    I'm running a 27.5 2.8 Minion DHF up front and a 2.8 Rekon on the rear. I'd say there's at least a half inch clearance on either side.

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    Forgive my ignorance. But does it matter from 29 to 27.5? I'm want to go 29er

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    I know the purpose of running 27.5 wheels is having the ability to use plus tires but do any of you guys use 2.3" tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Forgive my ignorance. But does it matter from 29 to 27.5? I'm want to go 29er
    It does. I believe up to a 2.5 will fit as a 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matixsnow View Post
    Does anyone else notice the monarch rl is "sticky" in the 1st 20% or so of travel? I notice this when pushing down on the seat with the bike stationary. Bushing are all fine. Seems like it might be a air can seal or something, but I can't remember what the bike felt like when brand new...
    Update: Replaced oil and grease, checked air sleeve related seals and still felt "sticky". Bought an air sleeve seal kit and replaced all air sleeve related seals, MUCH BETTER! Don't forget to do this service after a small chunk of miles. I maybe rode 50-60 hours last fall when I got this bike...super simple maintenance if you follow the directions on SRAM.

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    I am familiar with the Jets racing and XC pedigree. How does the new version preform as a trail bike? Can this bike handle trails like porcupine rim and captain ahab? Is the 120mm rear enough for 3 to 4' drops?

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    It is a great trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    I am familiar with the Jets racing and XC pedigree. How does the new version preform as a trail bike? Can this bike handle trails like porcupine rim and captain ahab? Is the 120mm rear enough for 3 to 4' drops?
    Yes. Last October I rode Ahab, Mag 7 thru to Portal, and the Whole Enchilada on a 2 Star JET 27.5+. It held up great. If there was any limitation it was me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froth14 View Post
    I ended up ordering an ultra duty skid plate for that lower linkage and downtube from Cytoe. Thanks for the recommendation Gutch. It should arrive today. I'll post up some pictures when I get it mounted up this evening.
    Hi Froth14 - Can you please post some photos of the Cytoe plate mounted.... particularly sideways from the non-drive side. I want to see if it's thick enough or low enough to protect the chainring... would like to use a spiderless ring without a bashguard. Thanks!

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    Im in LOVE with this bike. Getting rid of a 3 month old scott spark because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDRIFT View Post
    Im in LOVE with this bike. Getting rid of a 3 month old scott spark because of it.
    The bike is truly incredible. My riding buds keep asking why I didn't get a longer travel bike. I tell them with the Jet 9 longer travel is not necessary. The bike truly does it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    The bike is truly incredible. My riding buds keep asking why I didn't get a longer travel bike. I tell them with the Jet 9 longer travel is not necessary. The bike truly does it all.
    I was 5 minutes into the demo ride when I turned back and begged them to take my money. I also can't seem to stop staring at the thing when I'm not riding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDRIFT View Post
    I was 5 minutes into the demo ride when I turned back and begged them to take my money. I also can't seem to stop staring at the thing when I'm not riding it.
    Pretty much the same here. My buddy owns the shop where I purchased mine. I had demoed several bikes over the past few years. When the Jet 9 came in he said I think your bike is here! I went down to the shop and pedaled it around and it felt perfect instantly. I put several miles on their demo over three rides though just to make sure. Funny thing though all of my rides had been on the black one and after my last demo I saw the yellow sitting outside in the shade and said I want that one!

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    Can the dropper be internally routed on this bike?

    Whats the BB height measurement?

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    Yes re dropper..it's a b.i.t.c.h..tho.

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    3 star vs 4 star. Is the only difference FOX suspension vs RS? I prefer the Pike and want to run the bike at 140mm. As 29er Is the FOX worth the extra cost? Is there a weight savings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    3 star vs 4 star. Is the only difference FOX suspension vs RS? I prefer the Pike and want to run the bike at 140mm. As 29er Is the FOX worth the extra cost? Is there a weight savings?
    Different fork, shock, bars, stem and dropper

    I would sat the 4-star would be a little lighter but not much

    The Pike is 4.04lbs and the fox 34 start at 3.92 lbs
    Getting the 27.5+ model you get the 140 pike in the 3-star build.

    I am looking at a 4-star build after I demo my buddies 3-star bike to make sure it's what I want and it does what I need. I do not like running Rockshox suspension unless I have to.

    I had a RKT 9 RDO 4-star but needed up selling it
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    I just recently purchased the Jet 9 RDO 29 3 star build. Just finished assembling it and couldn't be happier.

    For me it's a first to have a longer travel "trail" bike. I've been riding Mtn bikes since the 80's and I've always had CC style bikes. I've tried my buddies longer traveled bikes, and they were loads of fun...going downhill. I just never cared for pedaling them up longer climbs, guess I was spoiled from the last 10 years of riding a couple different hardtail carbon 29rs.

    Truthfully, I couldn't make up mind as to what I wanted. Did I want a 160mm bike, a full suspension CC, etc?? I was confused lol. I rode a buddies nice S-Works Enduro on a local loop, decided quickly that I wasn't interested in that. While a lot of fun it was just too much work on the climbs. It would be the choice for a bike park and shuttle runs...but those rides make up less than 10% of my time on the bike. I then demoed a buddies new Trek FS Top Fuel. Very nice bike. Due to the fact I've been riding these types of bikes for many years I felt right at home on it. But, I honestly wanted a bit of change. Something in between would be perfect...and I still had my Hardtail 29r incase I felt like riding a CC bike. One of my buddies suggested I look at the Jet 9 from Niner. He said it sounds like exactly what you're looking for. After reading some reviews here and elsewhere I just bought it! I was tired of looking lol. Anyway, couldn't be happier. Just what I was looking for. I built it up, took it for a ride, made some adjustments and I'm stoked. It climbs well. Not quite as well as a CC specific bike, but not far off. But downhill, and a bit more rowdy sections it's not even close. The Jet 9 really inspires confidence that I never had on my hardtail. All in all a great bike.



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    Gorgeous bike! Did the Pike come with the blacked out stickers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Gorgeous bike! Did the Pike come with the blacked out stickers?
    Mine came with two sets of stickers. Blacked out and yellow for the color I bought.

    It took me close to three years to make up my mind on what bike would replace my Stumpy FSR. One ride on the Jet 9 and I was sold! I purchased mine as a plus and have since thrown on some lightweight 29" wheels and tires. Makes it a totally different bike. 27.5+ for the AM rides and 29" for the all-day XC. Couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    Mine came with two sets of stickers. Blacked out and yellow for the color I bought.


    It took me close to three years to make up my mind on what bike would replace my Stumpy FSR. One ride on the Jet 9 and I was sold! I purchased mine as a plus and have since thrown on some lightweight 29" wheels and tires. Makes it a totally different bike. 27.5+ for the AM rides and 29" for the all-day XC. Couldn't be happier.
    I have been researching now for a year. But my intentions and thoughts are exactly to do what you've done

    Just kinda waiting to see now what 2018 will bring. I hear the new Pike is lighter.

    What 29 wheels did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Gorgeous bike! Did the Pike come with the blacked out stickers?
    Thanks! Yeah, came that way. It also came with a sticker kit...but I like how it looks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    IWhat 29 wheels did you go with?
    I actually won a set of Ibis 938s which gave me a reason to try it as a 29er. Now that I know I like it with either set I may build up a lighter set of 29s down the road.

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    SPAM! Bought a set of I9 Torch (blue) / Nox Carbon Kitsuma rims / Sapin blade black spokes / DT GOLD nipples. 27.5 boost wheelset for my new Jet 9 FOR SALE! Only 3 rides. BN , Paid $1600 from Colorado Cyclist on sale, sell for $1300. Strong and stiff. Also throw in Maxxis Recon 2.8 and Icon 2.8 set up tubeless. PM me if interested. Located in Travelers Rest SC.
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    Trying to decide to get a 27.7+ and pick up a set of 29 wheels or visa versa. Looks like maybe the 29 Stans from Niner are nicer then the 27.5 wheels

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    You'll be happy with either. It's an awesome 120mm travel bike that feels like a 150 in the gnar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Trying to decide to get a 27.7+ and pick up a set of 29 wheels or visa versa. Looks like maybe the 29 Stans from Niner are nicer then the 27.5 wheels
    The deciding factor for me was getting the 140 Pike as a 27.5+ build. 29er comes with a 130.

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    Agree, I went bigger fork also because the 29er swap to 10mm more up front is no biggie.
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    Spam! Selling my Jet 9 RDO Black, size large for first $1500. Excellent shape. Will post in classifieds soon. Just bought on XL 429Trail. If my niner was an XL, I probably wouldn't have been tempted! HS and BB included naturally.
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    Spam! Selling my Jet 9 RDO Black, size large for first $1500. Excellent shape. Will post in classifieds soon. Just bought on XL 429Trail. If my niner was an XL, I probably wouldn't have been tempted! HS and BB included naturally.
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    $1350! Check it out in the classifieds. Also my LN Nox I9 wheelset is reduced to $975. Also in the classifieds.
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    So my 2018 27.5+ now comes with a 130mm fork. Was looking for 140mm for trail riding. For those who have upgraded to 140mm air shaft. Noticible difference? Or not really?

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    I built up a '17 rdo this spring. Does anyone have internally routed rear brake hose? Seems like it could be done but all I've seen is external, which is the way I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdl View Post
    I built up a '17 rdo this spring. Does anyone have internally routed rear brake hose? Seems like it could be done but all I've seen is external, which is the way I did it.
    Through the downtube? No. There's no way to internally route the brake line.

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    You can't go in with the rear der. cable and out the back, bottom of the seat tube by the dropper cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdl View Post
    You can't go in with the rear der. cable and out the back, bottom of the seat tube by the dropper cable?
    Sure, but then it comes out on the wrong side of the bike.

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