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    Jet 9 RDO V1 Winter Build Project.

    Just when I thought the Niner Air Carbon SS was all I wanted Outside Outfitters had a blowout on frames and I picked up a Jet 9 RDO for a song and planned on swapping components over from my totally upgraded Rockhopper. For a day. Now I'm building a whole bike and here are the specs...

    1. Niner Jet 9 RDO in Black and ordered updated "Blue" hardware and stock headset.
    2. 2013 Fox Talas 95/120mm with CTD and remote.
    3. Stans Arch Rims laced to Blue Hope EVO hubs with Tubeless Nobby Nics.
    4. Saint 820 Brakes with Icetech Rotors (203F/180R)
    5. Saint 820 Shifter and Rear Derailer.
    6. XTR rear 10sp 36T cassette.
    7. SRAM XO cranks and BB30 with a single 39T ring.
    8. E.13 chainguide
    9. ENVE 800mm DH Carbon Bars with Easton Havoc 50mm Stem.
    10. Niner RDO carbon seatpost with Tioga Spyder Seat.
    11. Probably rocking Dark Cycle Arachnid Flats 90% of the time for fun, XTR clipless for racing.

    I'll have all the parts by next Wednesday for a Sunday voyage. Can't wait!
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    looks like a nice build.

    Sounds like you allready have the parts,

    If not, I would go XX1 cranks with 38 tooth front ring.

    I would make sure the wheels were Arch EX & not the Arch.

    I myself would go for a stright 120mm fork.

    I would also go 180mm rotor front & rear.

    Just my 2 c

    Have fun you will love the bike.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2FewDaysOnTrail View Post
    Just when I thought the Niner Air Carbon SS was all I wanted Outside Outfitters had a blowout on frames and I picked up a Jet 9 RDO for a song and planned on swapping components over from my totally upgraded Rockhopper. For a day. Now I'm building a whole bike and here are the specs...

    1. Niner Jet 9 RDO in Black and ordered updated "Blue" hardware and stock headset.
    2. 2013 Fox Talas 95/120mm with CTD and remote.
    3. Stans Arch Rims laced to Blue Hope EVO hubs with Tubeless Nobby Nics.
    4. Saint 820 Brakes with Icetech Rotors (203F/180R)
    5. Saint 820 Shifter and Rear Derailer.
    6. XTR rear 10sp 36T cassette.
    7. SRAM XO cranks and BB30 with a single 39T ring.
    8. E.13 chainguide
    9. ENVE 800mm DH Carbon Bars with Easton Havoc 50mm Stem.
    10. Niner RDO carbon seatpost with Tioga Spyder Seat.
    11. Probably rocking Dark Cycle Arachnid Flats 90% of the time for fun, XTR clipless for racing.

    I'll have all the parts by next Wednesday for a Sunday voyage. Can't wait!

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    If not, I would go XX1 cranks with 38 tooth front ring.
    I would make sure the wheels were Arch EX & not the Arch.
    I would also go 180mm rotor front & rear.
    Your correct, the wheels are Arch EX.

    I scored a great price for the XO cranks w/bb in blue off fleabay that I couldn't pass up.

    I have a talas on my other bike and like to switch to the shorter length on long climbs to change the geo a little but it's a hardtail. Do you think it's too short for a full suspension causing pedal strikes?

    The 203 and Saint brakes would probably stop a dump truck with a full load. I agree they ate overkill. Other than weight and overkill, any technical concerns?

    Always willing to get advice from others more experienced. This bike will be the polar opposite from my Niner SS as far as equipment.
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    Sounds like its going to be a sick ride. Post some pics when you can. I thought about buying a frame when I saw how much they have been going for, but decided it would not be a good idea at the moment.

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    Here she is. She rocks.

    OK,

    Build is done. I've ridden the crap out of her in the street in front of my house for two days and have everything dialed. Now for the weather to break (Freakin' Rain) so I can take her on the maiden dirt voyage. I managed to do a little photo shoot in my basement to commemorate her before she gets violated on the trail.















    You can see all the images I took here:

    Added a DOSS seat post instead of the Niner RDO Carbon. She isn't super light at a shade over 27lbs. I built her to be abused. If I want light I'll ride my Air 9 Carbon SS at just over 17lbs.

    Cant wait to spend some quality time with her!
    "Some Dudes are built for comfort, others for speed"
    Niner Jet9 RDO Carbon
    Niner Air9 Carbon SS
    Spesh Rockhopper 29er

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    Damn you bike lust!
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    Man that thing is sweet looking!!!

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    Really Nice!! Let us know how she rides, and also how you like the seat post. Trying to get a consensus on a decent dropper.

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    WOW!! Unbelievable looking ride!! Have fun on your first ride!

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    I was wondering if you could use that unused internal shifter cable routing for the seat post.

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    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohfugit View Post
    I was wondering if you could use that unused internal shifter cable routing for the seat post.
    I thought about it too but the way the "chuck" at the BB is designed, the seat for the cable housing end is inside and its designed for a bare cable to exit. That would mean you would have a bare cable from BB to the seat which is probably 24". With the seat tube being at an angle in the middle you would have almost a 1"+ gap between the cable and the frame. Once you get to the seat it is really designed for a cable housing end to seat into it and only about 1/2" of bare cable showing. I bagged the idea pretty quickly. What would be nice is if Niner sold a bottom bracket "chuck" that was like the RD exit and a housing could terminate there. Then it would work sweet. Right now I have this kinda cheesy cable routing with wire-tires on the frame attached to the brake cable which you probably noticed.
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    Niner Air9 Carbon SS
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    My favorite picture is the shot of the drivetrain.

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    I emailed Niner to see if they had a different bottom cable router piece (one that accepted 2 cable housing ends) and they said they did not. I run a dropper seat as well and thought it would be a sweet setup.

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