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    Jet 9 AL Frame 100mm vs 120mm, old vs new

    Looking to build up a Jet 9 as my next bike. This will be my 2nd FS bike and 1st 29er FS. So I have a few questions:

    On the newer AL frames anybody try 100mm and 120mm up front? I'm leaning towards 120 since my Misfit is set up w 100mm and I'm looking for a 2nd bike to handle beefier terrain.

    The cheaper option is going with a NOS '12 frame (save some cash) and build it with probably 100mm up front since only 80mm rear travel.

    Really leaning towards new AL and 120mm up front....any thoughts?
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    You could go with Fox TALAS so you could run it at either 95mm or 120mm. I have TALAS on my J9RDO and prefer 95mm when climbing. The downside is the fork weighs about a pound more than a 100mm RockShox.

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    Jet 9 AL Frame 100mm vs 120mm, old vs new

    There's a shop about an hour away that has a demo. So I'm gonna head down and give one a spin.
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    So did you ever demo the new alloy Jet9, and if so, any comparisons to the old Jet9?

    Looking at the geometry of both, looks like the new Jet9 has slightly longer chainstays, slightly longer wheelbase, with a slightly shorter top tube. Also looks like a 1/2" taller standover height on the new Jet9 ... not sure I'd like ANY of those changes?

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    Jet 9 AL Frame 100mm vs 120mm, old vs new

    Never did. I decided I can get a stock Superfly FS 8 when it comes out nicely spec'd for 1000 less than a similarly equipped Jet 9.
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    Jet 9 AL Frame 100mm vs 120mm, old vs new

    Back on the Jet 9 wagon, Trek changed the frame on the Superfly FS , a small frame now is almost 31" SO height, 2.5 inches higher than last years frame. Ridiculous. Gonna have to get creative to scape enough coin together for the Jet 9
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    Keep us posted if you do a build, I may have interest in the new alloy Jet 9 as well. I have a 2010 model, and it still works great, but when I eventually do a full suspension upgrade I'd probably be looking at an alloy or carbon Jet ... I'd have to say my current Jet is my favorite mountain bike I've ever had!

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    so I have my "parts bike" in the garage (Superfly 8) and just ordered a Jet 9 AL in red yesterday. Beyond giddy. Still on th efence a bout fork travel. The Superfly 8 comes with a 100mm Fox 32 Float CTD, so I can always sell it and buy a 120mm version of the same fork. Hoping to have the bike built by November.
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    I had a 2009 jet, I loved it. The best riding FS bike I've ever riddden. It got recalled but I got a 2010 model. I sold it while I was on a hardtail trip.... Now I'd like to add another FS to the quiver. So looking at the alloy jet, it's pretty sweet looking in red.
    Question to the experts out there; what is the weight difference between the alloy model and the carbon one? Is it worth the extra cash?

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    Jet 9 AL Frame 100mm vs 120mm, old vs new

    300+ miles in and loving the bike. Nimble, playful, climbs really well for a FS bike. I feel the 120mm fork turns it into a "XC plus" bike. Very pleased with the build I chose. Hit the link to read my full review:

    Niner Bikes Jet 9 29er Full Suspension Reviews - Mtbr.com


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