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    How are the trails in BC right now? Judging by the cleanliness of your bike they look like they are in pretty good condition.

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    They were great today with the exception of the top of Hesitation Point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeoman11 View Post
    My latest build. About 21 lbs. Few things to be completed. Stem will be made silver of course. Home made chain guide (jump stop) to be mounted. Seat post clamp to be changed to a more sexy model.
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    Looks soooooo good !!!

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    Im not a fan of the lefty but that look very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piccionipier View Post
    HELLO ALL - MY Air9 from ITALY !

    With NEW Prototype - 73 cm FLAT CARBON Handlebar ! 140 gr

    How you liking that Tower fork? Just got one myself, and also purchased the remote kit but have not installed it yet.

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    I have a tower 80mm on mine and would like a little slacker HA and it would be nice if the BB was a little higher. So the 80 is going to be switch it out for a 100mm tower, but I have a feeling that the 100 will slacken it up too much. So there might be an angle set in the future of my bike to.

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    This thread hurts. Just heard mines 5 weeks out.

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    it's a good fork ! ( for the price )

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    Finally got it like I want it.

    23lbs 8 oz.


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    Sweet bikes everyone! I love the raw, but own a white one.... so I really enjoy seeing other people's builds. Vanna white is such a simple, subtle paint scheme... with the white lettering... I like it. Working at a Trek dealer and seeing all of the graphics and crap plastered all over their frames... I REALLY like the Vanna white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrocky View Post
    Sorry for the quality. My camera isnt working for the moment.
    Nice bike. Is that a size small or medium?

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    Lover those Air 9's!!!

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    Hows the play bike? How does the new frame ride?

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    My 18 lb 2012 air niner carbon w Lefty


    all the goodies
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    Very nice only child. How is it riding with that lefty? I can see you picked a cheap build (ya right). Nice looking build, it looks fast just sitting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Just built and test ridden, 23.0 lbs with pedals. Yes, I know the brake cables need to be cut...The bleed kit is on the way.

    2012 Small Air 9
    XO crank 2 x 10, brakes
    X9 shifters, derailleurs, cass
    PP30 BB, 1091 chain
    Bontrager carbon bar 620mm
    Ritchey Pro stem and saddle
    Syncros carbon post, salsa liplock clamp
    Stan Arch wheels W/ racing Ralphs tubeless
    Shimano 540 pedals.
    How tall are you and how does the small fit you? I am in the market for one and I am 5'7. Kind of smack dab in the middle of a Small and Medium frame. I went t one size lower on my last frame and it was a huge mistake.

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    I ditched an old kermit green air9 for an mcr a couple of years ago.... However, I just did the reverse a couple of weeks ago. Ditched the MCR to get back into another Air9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighec View Post
    I like your chain guide. Very sleek. Who makes it?
    Pauls...
    Paul Component Engineering - Chain Keeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by 41ants View Post
    I ditched an old kermit green air9 for an mcr a couple of years ago.... However, I just did the reverse a couple of weeks ago. Ditched the MCR to get back into another Air9
    I like your chain guide. Very sleek. Who makes it?

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    looks like pauls component. I just got rs7 with a 32 uno chain ring... for the price it is soo freaking light.

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    Finally finished with my build! Been working on this thing since January during Jensons 2011 niner sale. Got an official weigh in today at 23.03 pounds! I dont know how some of you guys got it under 22 with a front fork and gears in the back....

    Medium size 2011
    American Classic mtb
    RockShox Reba rl
    CK headset
    Thompson Seat Post
    Charge Knife
    Crank Bro Cobalt 3 stem
    RaceFace Turbine Handlebar
    MIddleburn UNO Crank/Chain ring
    e. thirteen XCX Chain Guide (had to file some of the guide down)
    Philwood Steel spindle BB with Aluminum Cups
    Crank Bro Egg beater 3
    Shimano XTR rear shifter
    Shimano XTR trail hydro with Icetech pads + Rotors
    Shimano Saint Short cage Rear Derailleur (BEAST)
    Sram PG990 9 spd cassette
    Schawlbe Racing Ralph w/ evo+SS (tubeless)

    Been so much fun to ride. Still getting used to the low bottom bracket clearance and clipping lots of rocks/roots with my crank and pedals. The XTR trail brakes are some serious business and will also take some practice to get used to.


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    looks fast !! Very nice

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    • 2012 XL Air9
    • Fox float 29 terralogic
    • Chris King Hubs
    • Stan's Notubes ZTR Arch 29er rims
    • X0 Brakes
    • X0 Drive train
    • Time pedals


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    Medium frame - 22.9 lbs. I'm fixin on upgrading those heavy BB7's with something XT or XTR flavor which should drop some weight off (and not to mention give me mucho better braking performance )..







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    2012 air9






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    Quote Originally Posted by texsurf21 View Post
    Here is my new Air9 Carbon. This is the Sweetest bike ever!
    I agree that thing is sweet!

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    12' Air 9 RDO

    Just built my air 9 RDO up. Without pedals it weighed in at 17.3 pounds!!

    Here are the specs:

    RDO frame, Post, Stem, Bar and Rigid Fork.
    DT swiss 240S hubs on stans crest rims
    XX Brakes
    Specialized Fast trak control tires
    S-Works carbon Cranks
    1x9 with XO shifter and derailer
    Specialized Henge ti rail saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by fst aslp View Post
    I finally got to ride her. Location is Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN.


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    You know an approximate weight? My build will be very similar.

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    my scandium after a silver medal placing in the North Carolina State Games
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    Quote Originally Posted by spec4life View Post
    my scandium after a silver medal placing in the North Carolina State Games
    Congrats!!

    Do you ride around RDU/LCCP/Shhh trail/etc? I think I recognize the bike. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Congrats!!

    Do you ride around RDU/LCCP/Shhh trail/etc? I think I recognize the bike. lol
    Sure do. I was just out at LCCP with the TORC ride last Wednesday.

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    Air9 with a BEER PF30 eccentric adapter...


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    My Air 9

    Just picked up this pink wonder this week! Custom powder coated Susan G. Komen Pink for breast cancer awareness by the previous owner (great guy).

    I swapped some of the parts out from the original build. Here are some of the current specs:

    Fox 29 RC Front Fork,
    Shimano XT Brakes
    Shimano XT Rotors
    Shimano XT Wheelset
    Shimano SLX Cranks
    Shimano SPD Pedals
    Q-ring 34x20
    Richey Carbon Stem
    Easton EC 70 Carbon Bars
    Specialized Phenom saddle
    Bontrager FR3 front tire
    Specialized Fast Track rear tire


    Just over 23lbs.
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    Very nice.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Very nice.
    Thanks, Muzz! Hope it is cooler on your side than it is in Arizona today!

    Rode the new bike with a group of full suspension bikes early this morning and was able to keep up with them, which felt pretty good. I am really digging this bike so far!
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    All very nice bikes!!

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    Another setup with the BEER components eccentric

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    Clean for a few minutes!


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    Action shot of my orange Air9 on its way to the podium.


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    Heres my A9C;

    Sitting at 21.85lbs right now with the Garmin mount / speed sensor


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    What chain guide/keeper will work for the carbon version? I've got an X0 crank with bling ring that I'll be running 1x10 with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    What chain guide/keeper will work for the carbon version? I've got an X0 crank with bling ring that I'll be running 1x10 with.
    I'm running an MRP BB Mount - works great for me and is light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    I'm running an MRP BB Mount - works great for me and is light weight.
    I'm using cya90 with press fit Gxp bb. I looked at the mrp high mount, i think it may work just wanted verification. I don't think the low mount or bb mount will work with that?

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    Low/BB will not work without a 68/73mm standard external BB - High mount will work perfect, low mount wont fit around the large carbon seat tube at the base.

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    Slightly off-topic, One9 with gears...


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    First ride on my A9C, coming from an aluminum Jet I've found that its a lot more agile and I tend to go into corners a tad too hot!


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    Where does one find an air 9 carbon for best price for the frame set?

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    My tang 1x9:




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    My second 2012 Air9...this time in White/Raw. 22.75 lbs.
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    Not sure of the weight yet...full X9 kit but not super happy with the Elixir 9's just yet. Tough to get those little guys fully bled. Other than that, love the bike.
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    Nice build right there, got the weight?

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    New pic of my Air9...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirider1977 View Post
    Not sure of the weight yet...full X9 kit but not super happy with the Elixir 9's just yet. Tough to get those little guys fully bled. Other than that, love the bike.
    A lot of people hate on the Elixir's but once I got my 9's bled good they have been great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    What chain guide/keeper will work for the carbon version? I've got an X0 crank with bling ring that I'll be running 1x10 with.
    Same question....but for the aluminum version. Just got my warranty frame this week and thinking about ditching the bash guard/NGear Jump Stop and going for a different setup because that kept dropping chain on my last bike. I see Pauls and MRP are popular, but I see high clamp and low clamp options for the MRP. What's everyone's favorite so far?
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    A couple of Air9s from Manila. Love them!



    22.6lbs as is



    20.6lbs as is

    I want to chop the seatposts and cables to save a few grams.

    Sorry for the crappy phone pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spec4life View Post
    my scandium after a silver medal placing in the North Carolina State Games
    and in winter CX mode...


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    XL Frame, 18.8 lbs
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    If You Don't Ride You'll Rust!

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    Awesome Bikes Guys... Here Is My New Air Nine, lot of time planning this build




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    My A9C


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    ^^^

    Very nice build, any figures of the weight?

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    It's right under 23# with pedals and full saddle bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 333 View Post
    It's right under 23# with pedals and full saddle bag.

    How do you like Happy Medium tires?

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    Terrible tires. I prefer the Specialized Fast Trak Control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 333 View Post
    Terrible tires. I prefer the Specialized Fast Trak Control.
    I dodged a bullet then

    Thnx

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    My Air 9 RDO. Small Frame, 22 pounds.


    O2S 005 by deanmurphey, on Flickr


    Air 9 RDO on Iceman Trail by deanmurphey, on Flickr


    Niner Air9RDO by deanmurphey, on Flickr
    Niner Air 9 RDO
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    How does the white/raw look in-person? Not sure if I should go with that or the orange/black (aluminum).

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    Straight from the Israeli desert

    weight of 10.95 kg
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    Quote Originally Posted by herencia View Post
    New pic of my Air9...
    Great looking bike, specially the seatpost. Titanium ?

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    My rig:


    Air9 large, RDO fork
    KCNC-ti pro Lite seatpost
    Wheels: Arch/Alpine/Hope pro II, RaRa tires Notubes.
    Xt M760 polished cranks(used to be, Ta 36/22, KMC X9sl chain, Xt cassette 11-32, XTR rear dera, DA front dera, thumbies on Pauls adapters and I-linkshiftcabling, Eggbeater 3.
    BB7 brakes, Steinbach levers, I-links shiftcabling front, Jagwire shift rear, Alligator Aro-8 front and windcutter rear both 180mm.

    Future upgrades (planning to do some marathon-races and Trans Schwarzwald in 2013 with this bike, so setting up for maximum climbing ability, sacrificing some speed on descents opposed to my fully)
    Cranks with lower Q-factor and weight: BOR 666xc or something carbon, still not sure.
    Crest wheels/ XTR hubs/cx-ray spokes: are ready (rear tied and soldered for extra braking and drive-efficiency).
    XTR race brakes.
    New tires as these are worn out now: Racing Ralphs rear and Rocket Ron front.
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    My A9C at 21.8 lbs with eggbeaters




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    Just finished mine up yesterday. Build comes in at ~19.5 lbs with everything shown (pedals, computer/sensors, etc.).


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    XL Black A9

    I just changed from an XL white/raw to a L ano black frame. The XL was too big for me. The L feels just right. Can't wait to take this thing out and get it dirty.
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    New to the forum...

    2012 air 9. Was 2 x 10. Just recently switched to 1x9
    Currently 21.13 lbs. always looking to loose weight
    So many nice rides ... Had to get in on the action !
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    Now 1x9

    Not the best pics....
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    Lets try this...

    Sorry for the dizziness on the last pic
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    My new Air 9 build.




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    Air 9 frame moondust, licorice
    X9 rr derailleur
    Xt frt
    Xt 26/40 crank
    Slx 11-36 cass
    Xt chain
    X7 shifters
    Avid Elixir 9 brakes
    Hope hubs, DT competition spokes, Crest wheel
    Specialized phenom seat, stem, and bar
    Specialized roca grips,
    Reba Rl tapered steer tube
    Niner carbon seatpost,
    Rav x SS cage

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    Nice bike ! Is that a new paint scheme ? I've never seen one like that.

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    I don't know if its new, but it is really an attractive paint scheme. I'm glad the shop happened to have it in stock 😋 I went shiny as my last ride was flat black.

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    Air9 in green, before little changes on the next weeks ...


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    Hey guys,I just scrolled through all the thread and in retrospect, that wasn't a good idea now that I'm anticipating my air9C frame to show up in the next day or two. Super stoked!

    However, Is there a thread dedicated to the air9c? I saw this one, and the RDO, but not one for the a9c? I searched but couldn't find it and it struck me as odd knowing how awesome the bike is.

    PS, sweet sweet builds everyone!

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    Black Pete

    I posted this to the general Niner board not knowing about this thread, so here it goes again. What would you have done differently?

    Air 9 frame (med)
    Reba RLT fork
    XT brakes, rotors, shifters, fd, rd, cassette
    FSA K-Force Light Triple crankset
    XTR pedals
    XTR chain
    Stans ZTR Arch EX wheels (tape, valves, sealant)
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO/Snakeskin, 2.35, front and rear
    Thomson cockpit (seatpost, stem, handlebar, cap)
    WTB Silverado Team saddle
    Salsa QRs and seatpost clamp
    Oury Lock-on grips
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    Air 9 pics

    Quote Originally Posted by rmagda58 View Post
    I posted this to the general Niner board not knowing about this thread, so here it goes again. What would you have done differently?
    I'm not crazy about the green pattern wallpaper. Nice ride, though.

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    Nice pictures of niner bike guys.

    I'm about to build my new niner air 9 and im not sure which bottom bracket adapter to choose. I'm on a tight budget and i don't wanna spend some extra bucks for a new bb30 specific crankset. Any input would be much appreciated. Thank you and keep em coming.

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    I finished my Air 9 build about a month ago and faced the same issue. Before I stumbled upon a smoking deal on the BB30 version of the FSA K-Force crank, I was convinced that this was the best adapter option: Praxis Works | Conversion Kit. Read up on it and see what you think.

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    Air 9 pics

    Skey, what size is that frame?

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    Air 9 pics

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    What type of seatpost are you running? How is the niner fork?
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    Hello,

    Never seen this nice blue color before.
    Is it a custom painted frame ? And what year is the Bike ?

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    A9C, XX, Sid WC, Magura Marta SL, Rotor, Easton & Tune....

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    I love my build and consider it my dream bike, given my budget, but that right there is a thing of beauty. What saddle is that?

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    Thanks. I did my best... Looks that RDO and XX1 have took over A9C and XX for race builds, but so far after 2 months riding I couldn't ask for more. Lefty perhaps, some day. Sid WC definitely is not the stiffest fork.

    Saddle is Tune Komm-Vor. Not only being light, it's really comfortable too. surely it depends on what have you got used to... Give it a try, if you have already used flat and hard saddle.

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    I've been using the Silverado for 5 or so years and it's been great for me. The Komm-Vor is well beyond my means for a saddle, but it's good to know I could drop a quarter-pound that easily the next time I have $300 to burn.

    I'm on the aluminum frame with XT rd/fd/brakes, K-Force Light Triple crank, XTR pedals, Reba RLT, Thomson seatpost/stem/handlebar, Arch EX wheels, and I feel the same way -- couldn't ask for more. I've wanted a Niner ever since I got my Gary Fisher Paragon back in 2006.

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    Here's mine with a rigid fork & a new lefty...
    I think I'm going to keep the lefty. I really have enjoyed
    It so far... Plus it dropped over a pound off !
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    Hope this works...
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    Here's the rigid..
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    Hope Niner Air9

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    Greetings from land down under.

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    Here is the first bike I have purchased new for myself in the last 14 years (there have been a couple of new bikes for the kids and a couple of used bikes for me purchased in the meantime).

    2012 Niner Air9 Tamale/Raw
    Shimano XT drive train
    Shimano SLX brakes
    RockShox Reba RLT 15mm tapered fork
    Velocity Blunt SL Pro wheelset
    2.25 Racing Ralph tires






    I love it.

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