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  1. #1
    Daniel the Dog
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    i am considering replacing my Jet 9 carbon with a Jet 9 alloy

    The new Jet 9 alloy has sweet externally routed cables, 100 mm of travel, and looks sweet. I am disappointed that Niner went with the bogus direct mount front derailleur that lacks adjustability; however, you cannot have it all. I would spec with a clamp on top pull old school front derailleur instead of the tangled mess they use now.

    Anyone else considering the frame?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    No. Why would you downgrade? You can run your carbon housing externally or use full housing internally which works fine too. What you have is lighter and probably rides better. You want to sell a nicer used bike at a loss and replace with a lesser bike which costs more? Does not make sense to me.

  3. #3
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    Single Track Rules!

  4. #4
    I Tried Them ALL... SuperModerator
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    Dec 2007
    I kinda agree, with the OP. The direct mount FD sucks. I had to use 2mm shims at both mount holes, to get my FD to go into the big ring.

    NOTE TO OP - Keep your Jet 9 RDO. The alloy one is nearly 1.5 pounds heavier.....
    "This is a male-dominated forum... there will be lots of Testosterone sword-shaming here" ~ Kenfucius

  5. #5
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    Dec 2007
    Do you have the correct bottom bracket spacers and BB shims in place properly? You adjusted the high limit screw properly? I have built two of them up and did not have the necessary spacers and shims in place on one of them and had a similar problem. Once solved the both shift perfectly.

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