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    Ski29er...

    Throw this on and your done!
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    Tastes like carbon

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    nice touch with the alternating carbon/ano blue headset spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesergeant
    Well, here's mine:



    Great build...dig the Silver/White combo....a little off topic, but did you have any problems getting your SM8 to seal & hold air?? You are running it Tubeless, yeah?

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    A little help here all you Niner fans...

    I'd like to pull the trigger on a One 9 this Spring.

    I'm 185# and like to ride my HTs in an out-of-the-saddle, stand and mash style (not a sit and spin guy). The frame is superlight and I'm worried it could get a little wiggly.


    How does the BB area hold up against frame flex?


    I've narrowed my choice down to an Air 9 and a Salsa Mamasita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J
    I'd like to pull the trigger on a One 9 this Spring.

    I'm 185# and like to ride my HTs in an out-of-the-saddle, stand and mash style (not a sit and spin guy). The frame is superlight and I'm worried it could get a little wiggly.


    How does the BB area hold up against frame flex?


    I've narrowed my choice down to a One 9 and a Salsa Mamasita.
    I am 200lbs, like to stand and mash too and the Air9 & One9 reward that style w/ instant forward motion....zero frame flex....stiff, fast, & light.

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    Here is mine, just built it up last night. Unfortunately didn't get to ride it today. Will be taking it out tomorrow or Tuesday. For more info on the build look at the thread Tangerine Dream.

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    nice...

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    The kool-aid tastes good

    Nice bikes one and all.

    Here's my new baby. Only one ride on it (pavement and gravel trails only), but race season's a comin'. I'm a happy camper.
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    Beautiful build....like how subtle, but sexy it is....that thing is gonna be F A S T!

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    love this build....can you list your build specs?

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    This was just built up in December, mostly silver with some red accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800-lb-gorilla
    Nice bikes one and all.

    Here's my new baby. Only one ride on it (pavement and gravel trails only), but race season's a comin'. I'm a happy camper.
    I have yet to get a pair of bar wraps to look that good. Can you share your technique with us?

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    800-lb-gorilla,

    I'm having my Niner built up soon and I'll be using Stans Flows rims and the same tires you used - Crossmarks. The 29" Crossmarks's aren't available in a UST version. Did you run yours tubeless, and did you have any problems? So far, I told the LBS to just mount the tires with tubes, but maybe I'm making a mistake? Is there much weight to be saved in this case by going tubeless - would the extra rim tape and sealant weigh about the same as a tube?

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    Thanks for the kind comments

    @Chasing Tail: It seems to work best with bar tape that doesn't stretch much. This stuff is Stella Azzurra Eleganza (although it's available from other manufacturers as well). Fizik tape works well, too, although it's not as cushy. I put a little mark with a sharpie at the same distance from the end of the bar on each side to make sure the wrap length is equal on each side. I make a diagonal cut on the tape at the start of the wrap instead of tucking it in between the end of the bar and the bar plug, start at the end of the bar and do 3 layers ending in the middle. The stitching on the eleganza bar tape helps you keep things even. These are Hope bar end plugs. Less risk of getting them pulled out in a trail mishap than the plugs that come with the tape.

    @CoastieTX: I'm running them tubeless with stan's yellow tape and lightweight valve stem. Not sure if that combination also works on the Flows--the notubes website will tell you. Both the crossmax and ignitor aired up pretty easily with just a floor pump. The crossmark leaked a bit more air around the bead than the ignitor, but they both hold air just fine after the sealant got sloshed around well. The tape/rim strip/sealant will be slightly lighter than a tube, but the big advantage is being able to run lower pressures without the risk of pinch flatting. There's a lot more discussion in the 29er and Wheels and Tires forums on the the specific's of the Stan's rims. The Crossmark's a pretty popular and apparently reliable tire with tubeless conversions.

    Hope this helps.

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    gorilla,

    Thanks for the info. If there's not a significant weight difference, I'll probably just go with tubes first and see how that works for my riding here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoastieTX
    gorilla,

    Thanks for the info. If there's not a significant weight difference, I'll probably just go with tubes first and see how that works for my riding here.
    Stans tubeless isn't necessarily about the weight. It's about getting all of the benefits of tubeless without a weight penalty.

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    AIR9 23.5 pound for a large.team bike mike.JPG
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    Do you have a built list...Looks like you have all the good stuff there. I thought it would be closer to 22 pounds....Looks nice!!!
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    Here's mine. Built up more as a trail bike than a light race bike. Rides nice. I think it's a keeper!
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    a couple gratuitous trail shots while I was out:


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    In an attempt to live vicariously through others, does anyone have pics of a raw Air 9 with the white/raw carbon Niner fork on it? That's what I have in mind for myself. Maybe something like that was kicking around at Sea Otter and someone took some photos.

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    Got mine back yesterday after being recovered by the cops and a local scwinn dealer who i owe beer for life to....


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    banksd1983 - What's up with the nasty crosschain, am I missing something?

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    just the way i had the chain at the moment, never ride that way of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    In an attempt to live vicariously through others, does anyone have pics of a raw Air 9 with the white/raw carbon Niner fork on it? That's what I have in mind for myself. Maybe something like that was kicking around at Sea Otter and someone took some photos.
    I'll have some photos of one in about a month! Raw/carbon, most likely white rims and red ano stuff.

    Okay, it's not going to be RAW, but Atomic Blue. Sticking with the white rims and red ano accents though. Carbon fork in nude not until July though.
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    Couple from out on todays ride.
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    That looks like Santos. Yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach417
    That looks like Santos. Yes?
    You got it. I am dog tired today. We did the 49th St trail head to vortex area round trip. That put us right at 30 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banksd1983
    Got mine back yesterday after being recovered by the cops and a local scwinn dealer who i owe beer for life to....

    Just curious, how tall are you and what's your inseam? Currently my size L Air9 has a similar setup in terms of stem length and seat height. I'm contemplating trading the frame for a Medium due to the excess long top tube length that requires a short 70-75mm stem so I'm not doing the "superman" pose while riding.

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    dyn, what are your measurements as well? I sent banks a similar PM to your post awhile back but never heard from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    dyn, what are your measurements as well? I sent banks a similar PM to your post awhile back but never heard from him.
    I'm 5'11" (bare feet) and 33" inseam. I've contacted Niner with my measurements and they recommended a LG.

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    New Air from middle of Europe

    Hey all there, posting here fresh build from overseas :-) Total weight without pedals 8,7 kgs/19,18 lbs.Fork is to be swapped for new Niner carbon fork when available.
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    More pics required. ASAP.

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    Few more pics

    So, here they are:
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    WOW! Nice Build! Well co-ordinated and thought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad01
    So, here they are:
    Alu stem bolts? Brave man....

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    freshly cleaned.

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    Bun in the Oven!

    Here is my latest creation! Just have to put on the brakes, shifters and run the cables. Should I go with white brake hose and gear housing?

    Medium Atomic Blue Air 9
    2010 Fox F29 RLC QR
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost and X4 Stem Silver
    Salsa Promoto Carbon bar
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    Chris King Headset
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    Avid Elixer CR Brakes White,
    XO Rear Derailleur,
    XTR Front Derailleur
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    Wheelset: Chris King silver hubs, Silver DT Swiss Competition spokes, Blue nipples, Stans 355 29 rims White




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    My Kermit Air 9

    Here's my new toy. 22.4 pund / 10,17 kg.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotogal...7621992951301/
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    Anyone riding square taper and double on Air 9?

    Hi,
    Went with an Air9 in the Jet recall program, option 1.
    Currently I'm running a TA Axix Ti BB 113mm square taper with Middleburn RS8 cranks with a TA 36 t on middle position and 24 t on the granny.
    To use this set I could add 2 spacers (2.5mm) in the BB (Jet has 68mm, Air 9 73mm).
    I've read that a 36 on the middle position wouldn't work: not enough clearance with the chainstay.
    So if anyone is running a Sq taper set-up, what axis-length are you using?
    I could order a new Ti BB axle in 116mm or 119mm and reuse bearing cups.
    Would be very grateful to get some advice and details...

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    Light weight stuff in the new year to know 3 or 4 lbs off it

    Built up last week, but not ridden it until this heals up a bit.

    30mph sharp rock, calf interface while crashing

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    AIR9 in Brazil

    Here are some shots of our friend Wagner's AIR9 in Brazil.
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    What grips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad01
    So, here they are:
    What grips are those Vlad01?

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    Looks like ESI.

    http://www.esigrips.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichauxYeti
    Looks like ESI.

    http://www.esigrips.com/
    Exactly, that's ESI Racer's Edge silicone grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesergeant
    Well, here's mine:

    Sergeant, I know yours is an old post, but this build is sweet! I love the Hope M4's Approximately how much does this bike weigh?

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    Thanks Mark, it was definitely a fun build. I ended up selling the bike in a similar form to fellow forumite (Starter). As far as the weight go, I'm not really certain. I did this build before I turned into a WW (now a recovering WW) so it wasn't SUPER light. I'd say 22-23 pounds. It was a GREAT bike but I ultimately ended up with a 2x9 Pivot 429 and a Salsa El Mariachi SS.

    The Hope Mono M4s are great AND they're lighter than the, now super popular, Avid Elixir CRs. (I'm actually selling the brakes shown the on bike now. PM if interested)

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    FSR1 is that an 80mm or 100mm on your bike?
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    That silver Air 9? That bike is not mine, but it is a 80mm fork. If he were to do it again he'd go for a 100mm so I'm told.

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    My different Air 9 setups
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