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    EMD 9 vs. Air 9

    I'm thinking about building up a 29er and really like the Niner frames. What is the difference between the two? JensonUSA has the EMD 9 for $399 and the Air 9 for $629. Is cost difference worth it for the Air 9? I'm going to a Niner dealer tomorrow to check them out, and want the non sales person answer. Thanks!


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    The geometry is the same. The Air 9 comes with a headset and the EMD doesn't. THe differences are here https://s3.amazonaws.com/NinerDocs/NIN_Air9vsEMD9.pdf
    The $399 EMD at JensenUSA is L or XL only so your looking at $549 for the other sizes. The $549 EMD is listed as a 2013 but the it is not a new model. Both the $399 & $549 EMD's are version 2.0.

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    So the big differences are the weight, about a half a pound lighter for the Air 9, the integrated headset on the Air 9, and the hydroformed tubing on the Air 9. It looks like I'll probably be just fine with the EMD 9. Thanks for your input!

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