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  1. #1
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    May 2010

    Help with EMD build

    Hello Folks.
    Finally my medium EMD frame has arrived. I'm putting together a part list for my build using existing parts I have on hand and hopefully I don't have to purchase many parts.
    I'm missing a crankset, FD, seat post, handle bar.
    Any suggestion on the crankset?
    Sram, Shimano?
    After reading this forum, I'm still confuse about the FD, which one should I purchase?
    XTR, Sram X9? high mount, low mount? top pull, bottom pull? clamp size?
    I want to go with Thompson seatpost, which size should I get?
    Any help is much appreciated.

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    Is there room in your boat?

    I'm in the planning stages of a similar build. Planning to buy a large EMD at the end of the season and build it up w/ the wheels and fork I have now, but w/ everything else new.

    I can recommend that you go with a wide sweep flat bar on your build. I'm running an EA 70 flat bar on my current 29er that's very similar in spec to Niner's flat bar. I think Syncros makes a flat bar that fits the bill as well. It's a big improvement in position and leverage over the low riser bar I was using.

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    The following information was taken from Niner's website. Without knowing your riding habits, many recommendations are difficult. Also, many are personal preferences.

    All measurements based on a FOX 80mm travel fork with a 44mm offset
    31.6mm seat post, 400mm length recommended
    73mm bottom bracket shell
    34.9 front derailleur clamp, top pull, low mount (top swing)
    34.9mm seat clamp diameter

  4. #4
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    Jan 2009
    Hey guys...I have an EMD that I built up as a 1x9 back in the fall. I LOVE that bike...and by the way, its in RootBeer! Excellent Color.

    Anyway, where I ride, there are not any sustained climbs so I did not need all the gears up front. I just ran a Truvative Stylo 1.1 Crank and its perfect. I used a jump-stop guide to align the chain and its flawless. Running Shimano XT long cage in the rear just in case I ever needed to go with a triple up front. Useing Race Face Deus XC bar, stem, and seatpost, with a Selle Italia SLR seat. Reba SL 80mm up front. The only weak part are my wheels - cheap entry level 29ers - but planning on upgrading this fall sometime.

    I love the bike as a 1x9. Simple, light, innexpensive. Niner Rocks!
    "...quit hitting me with your hammer"
    Niner EMD 1x9 ~ Niner SIR9 SS

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