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    Air 9 pics






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    Very nice. I like the white fork with the frame's white graphics. Nice wheels, too!

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    great pics, i have the same frame/fork combo

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    great pics & beautiful ride.

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    hey thinking about a similar build just curiouse to know about how much that thing weighs in at?

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    Hey. saw the great pics of your air 9 and thought I'd reply with some pics of my recently completed air 9.

    here they are...enjoy
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    8Shadow8, what size fork are you running? Can't tell form the picture; but it looks large!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_eleven
    8Shadow8, what size fork are you running? Can't tell form the picture; but it looks large!
    It's 110mm but the axle to crown is 510mm so it's the same as running a reba at 100mm only you get 10mm more travel. It's a very nice fork and that extra 10mm really helps in the rough stuff.
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    Thanks.

    I can't see in the photos if it is an "F" or "IMV"???

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    It's the fluid model. I don't much care for the complicated platform systems. They add weight and increase the chance of failure.
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    My Air9 in it's current build.

    <img src="http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9167/img0433ss4.jpg">


    <img src="http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/1986/img0435ul3.jpg">


    <img src="http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5803/img0438ez1.jpg">


    <img src="http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8508/img0440xt2.jpg">


    <img src="http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/2682/img0437ou4.jpg">


    <img src="http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9066/img0441ik7.jpg">


    Niner Air 9 - medium frame
    Manitou Minute 29 - 100mm
    American Classic disc 29 wheels
    Truvativ Stylo Team single-speed crankset
    Magura Marta SL brakes
    Shimano XTR derailleur
    Shimano XT shifters
    Thompson seatpost
    Thompson stem
    Raceface Next carbon riser bar
    WTB Rocket Team saddle
    Crank Bros Eggbeater SL pedals
    WTB ExiWolf 2.3 tires
    Shimano XT cassette
    Sram PC 991 hollow pin chain
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    Hi guys

    What weights are we talking for these builds, sub 23???

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    My Air + One

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    And here is mine, set up rigid 1x9


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    Love the chainstay protector... what and how? thanks

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    And mine...
    <a href="http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q140/fleanutz/?action=view&current=TangAir9_0129.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q140/fleanutz/TangAir9_0129.jpg" border="0" alt="Tang Air9"></a>

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    My Air9

    Wish a full season of dirt, mud and muck from a combination of XC, 24 Hour and 100 mile races I finally had a chance to add a photo or two.
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    I ride this more than my 5" squishy here in so cal lol

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    ^^^ damn, nice ride. I'll have to take some pictures of mine tomorrow. We share alot of the same components/color ways.

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    Well, here's mine:



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    Nice! I dig the red accents and parts.

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    hey bud, thats a sweet looking bike you got there. what crank setup are you using I noticed you removed the other two sprockets and only kept one up front. what do these air 9 go for ?

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    Well, here's mine:




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    Quote Originally Posted by MIArider
    hey bud, thats a sweet looking bike you got there. what crank setup are you using I noticed you removed the other two sprockets and only kept one up front. what do these air 9 go for ?
    Thanks, I'm running a White Industries ENO Crank. I'm contemplating swapping the chainring for a Ti Boone but it has been running great so far.

    As for the price...depends on the build I suppose. Mine was $2,000+ but it could be built up cheaper I'm sure.

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    cockpit

    I like the all silver look. What bar are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    I like the all silver look. What bar are you running?
    Thanks. The bar is a Salsa Pro Moto 11*. I cut the bars down to 620mm or so (stock their 660. The only silver flat bars I could find were cheapie Kalloys or Nitto/Surly Torsion Bar. I ended up using the Pro Motos because they were light and I had them lying around. I sprayed them with Oven Cleaner and then sanded/polished them to the silver finish. They were supposed to be a temporary solution until I got some Titanium Luv Bars but so far I'm really liking them with the Cane Creek Ergo Barends I added later.

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    thesergeant, that bike is stunning, nice work!

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    2009 Air9 Large

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JABNR2AaU7lsMspJPhjC2w?authkey=FZNhvncxNVM"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_nYTQ-KzkoIE/SThtude4VgI/AAAAAAAABW0/Yi90pr4v0WY/s400/CIMG1158.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/flying4him/Air9?authkey=FZNhvncxNVM">Air9</a></td></tr></table>

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    And another...



    These AIR9's really are great riding bikes.

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    I hate this thread, it's making me want an Air9 badly.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by schingleschpeed
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hjDm06ScCRDsk0mJcNxmcQ?authkey=FZNhvncxNVM"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_nYTQ-KzkoIE/SThtuvK1QJI/AAAAAAAABW8/GfwYmeq-w3E/s400/CIMG1159.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/flying4him/Air9?authkey=FZNhvncxNVM">Air9</a></td></tr></table>
    Where did you get those nifty red niner end caps on the bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCorky
    Where did you get those nifty red niner end caps on the bars?
    I purchased them from http://purelycustom.com and they were kind to mimic the "9" in a typeset like the Niner 9. Talk to Katie there and she'll know what to do especially if you show her my picture. She'll be proud. I think they came out just perfect and really make the bike special. Thanks for noticing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schingleschpeed
    I purchased them from http://purelycustom.com and they were kind to mimic the "9" in a typeset like the Niner 9. Talk to Katie there and she'll know what to do especially if you show her my picture. She'll be proud. I think they came out just perfect and really make the bike special. Thanks for noticing.

    Sweet! Thanks man!

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    Whew! Just let the pictures do the talking huh Mitch? Beautiful!
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    2009 Air 9 Large Atomic Blue

    My 2009 Air 9 - to answer the first question - Yes it glows in the dark.



    And in daylight too.






    Some details:

    I hate to have a day spoiled by a "sensitive" derailleur.




    or a weak quick release.



    Some blue trim.







    FYI: weight is 26.1 pounds.

    The drive train is a compromise. It's 1 1/2 by 9. There is a granny ring but to use it requires shifting by hand. My thought is that I can ride anything 1 by 9 except in extreme cases in which case time to shift is insignificant.

    I hope this avoids cable rub.


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    very nice, i regret selling mine because the 09 blue frame is freakin sweet, but i do really like my superfly.......maybe later on down the road i can build up a rigid air9 and get my sweet blue frame color back.
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    Has anyone built an Air9 Raw with a silver Reba fork? I'd like to see a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    My 2009 Air 9 - to answer the first question - Yes it glows in the dark.



    And in daylight too.






    Some details:

    I hate to have a day spoiled by a "sensitive" derailleur.




    or a weak quick release.



    Some blue trim.







    FYI: weight is 26.1 pounds.

    The drive train is a compromise. It's 1 1/2 by 9. There is a granny ring but to use it requires shifting by hand. My thought is that I can ride anything 1 by 9 except in extreme cases in which case time to shift is insignificant.

    I hope this avoids cable rub.

    Lets hear about that King BB your runnin'!
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    new 2009 Air 9 build

    This was just built up in December, mostly silver with some red accents.
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    A buddy of my just built up a atomic blue Air9 with white fork and white rims. Perfect frame for the type of racing he does.

    http://ghisallodailynews.blogspot.co...omic-blue.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolm4
    Lets hear about that King BB your runnin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
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    Doug,

    Are you going to race the AIR 9 in Vision Quest / Counting Coup this year? Also are those Manitous's 100 or 120mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    Doug,

    Are you going to race the AIR 9 in Vision Quest / Counting Coup this year? Also are those Manitous's 100 or 120mm?
    Yes on the VQ (It's a timed event, not a race )

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    Yes on the VQ (It's a timed event, not a race )

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    Ok, it's a timed event, or, a race against the clock or a race against your personal best. It's not a social ride and you train for it, right? And there's awards and podium finishes and schwag?

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    Just built-up

    Just built this beauty up and took it for it's maiden voyage this AM


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    Quote Originally Posted by banksd1983


    I ride this more than my 5" squishy here in so cal lol
    Absolutely LOVE the subtle touches of red you have going on! Some people can overdo a color, but I think what you did is perfect!

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    You blew it with the wheels. I gotta pair that would look great
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    Here is the fleet. The Tang one is my AIR9. There is my Godzilla Green ONE9 in the back and a Limited Edition MCR9 (white) from Big Kahuna Bicycles as well. I'm sure I will have to buils another rigid Niner, so I have a good excuse to use the new Niner carbon fork.
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    that limited MCR is a pretty sweet build. I'd like to see it with the new white ESI Chunky's grips and some red Hope Plugs but other than that, looks hot and well thought out. Congrats.

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