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  1. #426
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    This is mine
    single speed and rigid just built it up after about a year gathering parts

    running a Phil Wood BB with the White cranks 32 x 21 for now

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    Niner Air 9 Carbon SS
    Salsa Mukluk Ti

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    Here is my new to me A9C, 19lbs as you see it, but I could take 2 pounds off easy with lighter wheels and tires. I just recently became aware of the new Rock Shox RS-1 which would be the only fork I would consider for this machine! Perhaps when the prices get back into the realm of mere mortals!
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    Re: Air 9 pics

    Went full rigid

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    Just finished up my A9C build, very happy with how it came out!

    Went 32 X 20. Rear cog is by Chris King, would have gone with the Niner Cogalicious but was tired of waiting months and months while Niner kept changing their backorder dates.

    Front chain ring is a narrow/wide I designed and machined.
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    My 1x9 One9 updated with Sid XX:


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    I posted this else where but this is where it really belongs!

    Frame - Air 9 Large
    Wheels - Sun Ringle Black Flag XC
    Saddle - fizik gobi xm
    Stem - Thomson elite x4
    Tires - Racing Ralph
    Fork- Rock Shox Sid
    Bars and seat post - Niner carbon
    Head set - FSA
    And a full shimano XT group.

    just need to get some new pedals and a shorter stem!
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    Had this one about 4 years now, used as a commuter for a while then a XC bike. My favorite:

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    new '13 Air 9 alloy build

    Bought one of the closeout/discontinued Air 9 hydroformed aluminum frames from Jenson and built it up with existing parts. This is my 5th Niner frame.
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    1x10 SLX drivetrain (crankset, derailleur, shifter, cassette, chain)
    Race Face narrow/wide chainring 30t
    XT brakes
    Reba RLT 100mm fork
    Race Face Next carbon post
    Niner Flat Top alloy bar 740mm
    FSA 80mm stem
    Arch rims
    2.4 Racing Ralph front and rear
    Ritchey V2 WCS Streem saddle
    Time ATAC pedals
    Chris King rear hub (10+ years old and still going strong)
    Velocity front hub

    25 lbs even. Set 7 PR's on my first ride tonight. Alloy hardtails are underrated.

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