Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 412
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    8

    Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack

    I purchased a Jet 9 RDO at the end of 2012 and put it together. Rode it approximately 6 weeks and noticed a crack on the very bottom of the down tube just above where the rear shock bolts into the bottom bracket shell and just to the side of where the front derraileur attaches. Niner and Competitive Cyclist was great and replaced the frame immediately. I rebuild the bike and have been riding it for about 2 months and noticed the identical crack starting. It almost looks like a clear coat crack but it extends all the way across the down tube and starts up the other side.

    Any one else had this issue?Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack-original-frame-crack.jpg

  2. #2
    USED2COULD
    Reputation: NS2000X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,274
    No but I'm going to take a close look at mine when I get home... Glad to hear niner treated you as I expected they would from their reputation and prior customer support practices.
    <Insert Quiver>

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    8
    I've got two friends who purchased the identical bike and both have the same crack starting.....

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    31
    Looks like just paint cracking. My bottom shock tab has a large paint chip that I used nail polish, clear on. You could have it NDT'ed but finding someone to do it is hard. I work in the Aerospace Industry, so I could get it ultra sounded fairly easily.

    Tell your LBS where you bought it about it and monitor it for width and length

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278

    Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack

    I had the same just happen to my v2.0 frame. I took it to the LBS while Niner was out on their retreat and I'm still waiting to hear back if they will cover it under warranty...

  6. #6
    Daniel the Dog
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,736
    Wow, poor Niner!

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2
    yup, all too familiar. I just received my 3rd frame since Dec 29th. Niner was great about the replacement but I had to wait a few weeks because they didn't have any frames available. I understand they switched mfg companies overseas.

  8. #8
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,397
    I wish I could have my frame crack now & again so I could have a new bike.
    Raising money, my friend broke his neck Mtbing, Please Share link. http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/elliottkeys/donations

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278
    I just got an update on my frame. Niner is covering it under warranty, but they are currently out of stock on the v2 Jet9 RDO's in my size and they won't have them in until the end of the month... Ugh... At least It's in process...

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bailey44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    751
    Do you have to turn in your frame now or can you keep it until they have one in stock? I would ride the crap out of it as it just looks like a clear coat/paint crack.
    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
    I just got an update on my frame. Niner is covering it under warranty, but they are currently out of stock on the v2 Jet9 RDO's in my size and they won't have them in until the end of the month... Ugh... At least It's in process...

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278

    Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack

    The LBS has it. They have been really good though and are lending me an aluminum Jet9 from their demo fleet. It's not my bike, but it'll keep me riding while I wait for the replacement.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Niner Bikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,174

    Official Info

    Niner Riders -

    We have identified an isolated manufacturing error in the seat tube of some carbon Jet frames. The issue (a fold in the carbon fabric that should not be there) is specific to a small percentage of stock from the last year's production.

    • The issue is not dangerous, nor will it fail catastrophically. It is, however, pretty embarrassing. We apologize for the inconvenience it has caused our riders.

    • We made a change in production as soon as the problem was identified. It is confined to less than 1% of production from last season.

    • Whether or not a frame had this issue was obvious when the engineering team inspected our stock. We have removed any frames displaying this problem from our warehouse.

    If you ever have an issue with a Niner product, contact your dealer. We will stand behind our warranty.

    Regards,
    Carla
    Last edited by Niner Bikes; 05-07-2013 at 12:09 PM.
    .........

    Peace,
    Niner Bikes

    Follow all things Niner Bikes on Facebook!www.ninerbikes.com

  13. #13
    Moosehead
    Reputation: moosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,900
    ^Dear Niner CS and Carla;


  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slim2none's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    126
    Carla-
    Isn't there a way you can determine the frames that would be affected by this through the manufacturing date and/or serial number? Since your engineering team inspected your stock for this issue in your frames, wouldn't there be a way we can look for this ourselves?

    Might give a lot of us some peace of mind.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Niner Bikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,174
    Unfortunately, due to the location inside the frame, inspection by riders would be very difficult to do accurately. You can give yourself peace of mind, however, if you have been riding your bike with no issues so far. In the majority of identified cases, this problem becomes evident the first time a full body-weight load is placed on the frame.

    This is a small number of errors in a very large batch of frames. Less than 1% were affected. The issue is random, and is not easily identifiable by serial number.

    Regards,
    Carla
    .........

    Peace,
    Niner Bikes

    Follow all things Niner Bikes on Facebook!www.ninerbikes.com

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slim2none's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    The issue is random, and is not easily identifiable by serial number.

    Regards,
    Carla
    This gives me very little confidence now in Niner's outsourced manufacturing (this isn't the first time folks). How this could be random considering the process of laying up the carbon should be standardized (like anything mass produced) for production is just bizzare to me. How this happens during a certain stretch of production could be understandable, but randomly through production? Bad shift for a line worker? Oh well - here we go again.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bailey44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    751
    I would classify this as HTFU in your case. They had an issue and they are taking care of it if it affects you. I would always be happy with a new frame.
    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none View Post
    This gives me very little confidence now in Niner's outsourced manufacturing (this isn't the first time folks). How this could be random considering the process of laying up the carbon should be standardized (like anything mass produced) for production is just bizzare to me. How this happens during a certain stretch of production could be understandable, but randomly through production? Bad shift for a line worker? Oh well - here we go again.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slim2none's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    I would classify this as HTFU in your case. They had an issue and they are taking care of it if it affects you. I would always be happy with a new frame.
    HTFU? Easy tough guy-it's just the internet.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bailey44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    751
    LOL....I should get a temp ban for using road bike acronyms...

    Sorry man, I understand your frustration but it looks like Niner takes care of the buyers. I'm new to this brand but loving it so far. And bikes just break sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none View Post
    HTFU? Easy tough guy-it's just the internet.

  20. #20
    Moosehead
    Reputation: moosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,900
    Both slim2none's and bailey44's positions are understandable. While I might be in the same position as baily as a new Niner owner quite pleased with CS thus far including seeing repeated examples of them standing behind their warranty, Niner's frame breakage history is a bit lumpy and has obviously frustrated customers.

    Solid companies have both dialed QC best practices and great CS. I'm taking confidence from the Niner response above and hoping that (1) issues are nominal, and when needed (2) Niner stands behind any problems via a solid warranty policy.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: silent713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    117
    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
    The LBS has it. They have been really good though and are lending me an aluminum Jet9 from their demo fleet. It's not my bike, but it'll keep me riding while I wait for the replacement.
    Are you in NoVa by chance, and riding BikeLane's Jet9? If so, take it back so I can try it!
    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

  22. #22
    Rider down under
    Reputation: Hugor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    251
    I am very reassured by the official reply above. Sure Niner has had a few issues with cracked frames in the past but their response has been nothing short of first class as it is in this instance.
    Without naming names I can think of at least 3 boutique US based frame manufacturers, who are regularly involved in frame failure warranty disputes and the best customers can hope for is crash replacement frames after considerable delays.
    If you think you're put out by having to inspect your frame regularly which you should be doing anyway, then consider being 6 months or more off a bike with the uncertainty of a warranty dispute.
    Full credit Niner!

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278
    I'll say this about my circumstances.

    1. I unfortunately caught my issue while Niner was on their annual retreat.
    2. My LBS has been excellent with helping me through the process and taking care of me with a loaner ride.
    3. I have full confidence in Niner and know that they stand behind the quality of products, they have proven this to me.
    4. When I get my bike back I'll be enjoying the crap out of it and not worrying if I'll experience another problem.
    5. If I do experience another issue, see #2 and #3.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278
    Also, thanks Niner for responding. The commitment to customer satisfaction is one of many reasons I chose a Niner.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jboyd122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    278
    Quote Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    Are you in NoVa by chance, and riding BikeLane's Jet9? If so, take it back so I can try it!
    yes and yes, I'll be more than happy to meet you on the trail one day to give it a spin. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of training for the Lumberjack 100 and the SM 100 so I need the bike to keep my legs going.

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,033
    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none View Post
    This gives me very little confidence now in Niner's outsourced manufacturing (this isn't the first time folks). How this could be random considering the process of laying up the carbon should be standardized (like anything mass produced) for production is just bizzare to me. How this happens during a certain stretch of production could be understandable, but randomly through production? Bad shift for a line worker? Oh well - here we go again.
    Shit happens to everyone that builds bikes. Ibis SLR Review on Vital (cracked frame)

    Ever been to the back room of a busy TREK dealer?

  27. #27
    Carbon & Ti rule
    Reputation: muzzanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,397
    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none View Post
    This gives me very little confidence now in Niner's outsourced manufacturing (this isn't the first time folks). How this could be random considering the process of laying up the carbon should be standardized (like anything mass produced) for production is just bizzare to me. How this happens during a certain stretch of production could be understandable, but randomly through production? Bad shift for a line worker? Oh well - here we go again.
    This is why I will never buy a rocket off NASA.....
    Raising money, my friend broke his neck Mtbing, Please Share link. http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/elliottkeys/donations

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    Niner Riders -

    We have identified an isolated manufacturing error in the seat tube of some carbon Jet frames. The issue (a fold in the carbon fabric that should not be there) is specific to a small percentage of stock from the last year's production.

    • The issue is not dangerous, nor will it fail catastrophically. It is, however, pretty embarrassing. We apologize for the inconvenience it has caused our riders.

    • We made a change in production as soon as the problem was identified. It is confined to less than 1% of production from last season.

    • Whether or not a frame had this issue was obvious when the engineering team inspected our stock. We have removed any frames displaying this problem from our warehouse.

    If you ever have an issue with a Niner product, contact your dealer. We will stand behind our warranty.

    Regards,
    Carla
    Hello Carla,

    Are we talking about the RDO frame or the jet carbon. I just ordered a jet carbon. Should I be worried?

    Grts

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pharmaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    505
    Sw the photo at the top of this thread, and died a little. Same thing on my RDO, obvious after the first weekend - ie after I washed it!

    I'm not keen at all on getting a new one, not least of all, because I fear the white might Not be available . And there are no circumstances whereby I would have bought white forks for a bike accept for the Van RDO . It's also greatly complicated by me buying the bike while in continental US.......

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation: silent713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    117
    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
    yes and yes, I'll be more than happy to meet you on the trail one day to give it a spin. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of training for the Lumberjack 100 and the SM 100 so I need the bike to keep my legs going.
    Cool, I'd love to take you up on that offer. I was talking to BikeLane yesterday, and they said they had no idea when they'd have the bike back, and explained your circumstances. I was pretty amused to see your post right when I got off the phone with them. Thanks!
    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bailey44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    751
    Oh man, for real? That sucks buddy.
    Quote Originally Posted by pharmaboy View Post
    Sw the photo at the top of this thread, and died a little. Same thing on my RDO, obvious after the first weekend - ie after I washed it!

    I'm not keen at all on getting a new one, not least of all, because I fear the white might Not be available . And there are no circumstances whereby I would have bought white forks for a bike accept for the Van RDO . It's also greatly complicated by me buying the bike while in continental US.......

  32. #32
    Moosehead
    Reputation: moosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,900
    My lower shock bolt and another 2012 v1.1 J9RDO that I looked at have play in them despite proper torque. Other threads on this board address a similar issue, including perhaps on the R9RDO. A RWC needle bearing kit plus shims are forthcoming to seat everything down.

    I'm wondering now if these cracks surrounding the lower shock bolt and loose hardware are related?

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slim2none's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    Shit happens to everyone that builds bikes. Ibis SLR Review on Vital (cracked frame)

    Ever been to the back room of a busy TREK dealer?
    Back in the late 80's, I wrenched in a shop for a few years. I've been around bikes for a little while now..

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    51
    The fact that Niner is willing to take responsibility and provide replacement frames makes me very happy.

    I wasn't so lucky with my road bike recently. After 5 months or so of riding I noticed a little crack on the seat tube. The manufacturer didn't want anything to do with it and the dealer wasn't of much help either. I ended up getting a replacement frame (at a discount at least) and am now waiting for the bike to get built. All in all it's been over 4 months now.

  35. #35
    trail "cleaner"
    Reputation: AZmtncycler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,360
    I think you might be on to something. When installing my RWC needle bearing kit on the upper shock bushing I noticed the lower felt a little sloppy. I made a concious effort to NOT overtighten that shock bolt which could crack the CF due to tiny space . So far, my Vanna White Version 1.1 hasn't cracked in this spot. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
    My lower shock bolt and another 2012 v1.1 J9RDO that I looked at have play in them despite proper torque. Other threads on this board address a similar issue, including perhaps on the R9RDO. A RWC needle bearing kit plus shims are forthcoming to seat everything down.

    I'm wondering now if these cracks surrounding the lower shock bolt and loose hardware are related?
    No dabs allowed!

  36. #36
    Daniel the Dog
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,736
    I still wonder out loud if carbon is a good frame material for trail riding. It is a great race bike material. It just cracks.

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brightsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    183
    I would not worry about this at all. If it cracks, get a replacement from niner, but you should be able to keep riding worry free in the meantime. It may be a real flaw in the layup, but looks very cosmetic.

  38. #38
    On wuss patrol
    Reputation: Glide the Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    4,891
    Jaybo, aren't you riding a Jet RDO?
    Sometimes, you need to go fast enough that the trail is a blur to find clarity. -- Wild Bill

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    495
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I wish I could have my frame crack now & again so I could have a new bike.
    cue violins and tissues.... sob, sob

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    495
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I still wonder out loud if carbon is a good frame material for trail riding. It is a great race bike material. It just cracks.
    Just what I was thinking as I read this thread. I have a carbon road bike and have owned a couple of carbon mtb's, but right now my mtb's are steel or aluminium framed.

    For us weekend warriors who will never worry a podium I am questioning the value of paying extra for a carbon mtb frame. Its not the weight of my bike that is slowing me down I can assure you.

    I think what this thread has confirmed for me though is if I ever buy a Niner carbon frame I will make sure it is from a dealer and with warranty. Note, my Jet 9 was bought second hand with no warranty but my other Niner frames have all been bought new and warranted, never had a claim on any of them luckily.

  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,180
    Glad Niner is taking care of it. Although I can't buy the "less than 1%" proclaim. Unless the original poster and the other guy on his 3rd frame are VERY VERY VERY unlucky individuals. What are the chances of receiving a <1% defective frame more than once?

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pharmaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Glad Niner is taking care of it. Although I can't buy the "less than 1%" proclaim. Unless the original poster and the other guy on his 3rd frame are VERY VERY VERY unlucky individuals. What are the chances of receiving a <1% defective frame more than once?
    More than once is 1 in a 100, given that the first one cracked.

    More likely however is its batch specific, but they can't identify the batch. Option 2 is that lots of owners haven't noticed within that batch, eg licorice frames might be very hard to see, the vans more easily. Also a number of people might assume its a scratch, not a crack ( mine sure looks like only a scratch, it's just that I saw it early and know there has been no incident that could have scratched it).

  43. #43
    Moosehead
    Reputation: moosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,900
    ^I also installed the RWC needle bearings both top and bottom this morning. To get the lower to seat properly with no side to side play, I had to use one very thin shim washer (also available from RWC or Niner) between the bearing cap and frame mount. A second shim was just too tight a fit to force it.

    All now quiet and like butta.

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3
    Good Day MTBR Community.
    I am new to this forum but would like to take the opportunity to comment that my frame has also suffered similiar circumstances.
    I purchased the new frame early 2013. First ride at local park was on April 11th see photo.

    Bike was ridden close to 100 miles before cracking above the bottom bracket area started developing. With every ride the cracks get worse....

    I contacted the dealer who sold the frame to me and they requested I send them photos so they could in turn send to Niner.
    This was about two weeks ago. I just contacted the dealer to see if there has been any response and they told me that Niner has not commented so far.

    Here are some photos of my bike before and after...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack-niner-first-ride.jpg  

    Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack-niner-frame.jpg  


  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation: danvar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    138
    I dont know you.... but I can tell this pic was taken at Amelia right? Anyway, I know another rider that rides Amelia very often, and coincidentialy, he showed me this past Saturday, that his had cracked right were yours did. He had however already gotten in touch with his dealer and was arranging the last little details for the frame swap. He wasnt very happy that he was going to have to pay again for getting the bike build though.
    Since this thread popped up, and then saw his bike, I have been ultra inspecting my frame after every ride. Mine is black so it would be a little harder to detect. Thankfully it looks like mine is OK though. Im glad that Niner detected the problem and is addressing it how they should. Maybe you should try contacting Niner directly. Good Luck



    Quote Originally Posted by alsfreight View Post
    Good Day MTBR Community.
    I am new to this forum but would like to take the opportunity to comment that my frame has also suffered similiar circumstances.
    I purchased the new frame early 2013. First ride at local park was on April 11th see photo.

    Bike was ridden close to 100 miles before cracking above the bottom bracket area started developing. With every ride the cracks get worse....

    I contacted the dealer who sold the frame to me and they requested I send them photos so they could in turn send to Niner.
    This was about two weeks ago. I just contacted the dealer to see if there has been any response and they told me that Niner has not commented so far.

    Here are some photos of my bike before and after...

  46. #46
    trail "cleaner"
    Reputation: AZmtncycler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,360
    dang.... although these cracks appear to be different than the original poster's photo, I'm beginning to think this may be a bigger problem than just the 1%er......
    No dabs allowed!

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by danvar View Post
    I dont know you.... but I can tell this pic was taken at Amelia right? Anyway, I know another rider that rides Amelia very often, and coincidentialy, he showed me this past Saturday, that his had cracked right were yours did. He had however already gotten in touch with his dealer and was arranging the last little details for the frame swap. He wasnt very happy that he was going to have to pay again for getting the bike build though.
    Since this thread popped up, and then saw his bike, I have been ultra inspecting my frame after every ride. Mine is black so it would be a little harder to detect. Thankfully it looks like mine is OK though. Im glad that Niner detected the problem and is addressing it how they should. Maybe you should try contacting Niner directly. Good Luck
    MR Danvar
    Yes you have a keen eye.
    This picture was most definitly taken at Amelia.
    I rode the Niner there for several days before taking her on what we call tour d parks. In one day we rode Markham / Oleta /Va Key and Amelia. It was only at the bike wash @ Amelia that I noticed the first crack appearing. With every subsequent ride they have been getting larger and now the frame creaks with every crank and it gets annoying. Suprisingly the frame hasnt failed completely but then again Amelia is not known to be rough on bikes. I typically put in about 80 miles per week at Amelia

    I have a close friend who had last years model (Black and White) and he has had the frame replaced once also in the early stages of owning the bike. His dealer got the frame warranteed but also had to pay for the tear down and assembly. Eventually I too will have to face that situation but for now I just want an answer.

    At least in Miami within the four parks in this area you will find a balance of Niner Jet 9 RDO owners that have had their frames crack. The more people I speak to the more the problem is evident.

    As for your frame.... I believe you are safe. This is something that is either going to happen right away or not at all.

    I will be contacting Niner directly and ask why they havent responded to the dealer and hopefully I too wont get pushed to the side.

    I ride Amelia often so if you see me out there feel free to say hello.
    I just got some flourescent yellow Sidi shoes so I am not hard to miss.
    I also ride a Cannondale Ultimate Flash (Black and White)

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation: quote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    110

    Jet 9 RDO Frame Crack

    I'm a S.FL guy too. I've ridden mine (black&amp;white) only 55ish miles since last week and I have been keeping an eye on it and haven't noticed anything. I do notice it starts to creak after a few miles, but I'm not sure if its dirt/dust getting somewhere or what. I've been mostly riding Quiet Waters, but I did ride Markham too. I'm a heavy guy at the moment, 245lbs.

    I do want to say that even if a handful of people on MTBR are seeing it, it's still anecdotal. There's hundreds if not hopefully thousands of these things out there.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3
    Just wanted to give you all an update. Shortly after posting on MTBR and contacting Niner directly I received a very supportive and thorough explanation to my personal delay in receiving information. As of yesterday I have a warranty specialist from Niner working on my case and I am next in line to receive a new frame when the next batch of Large Greens comes in June. Unfortunatly there are no large in stock from Niner.

  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    760
    So are you getting a V1 or V2 with the carbon rocker and 142 rear through axle?

Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SIR 9 Paint Crack or Frame Crack??
    By AaronJobe in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 01-04-2013, 10:19 AM
  2. Replies: 45
    Last Post: 01-26-2012, 09:17 AM
  3. paint crack or frame crack?
    By fujibikeben in forum Frame Building
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-16-2011, 08:53 PM
  4. Frame crack?
    By thickfog in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-03-2011, 07:29 PM
  5. Frame crack or paint crack?
    By Rad Rider 415 in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-06-2011, 08:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •