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    Jet 9 weigh in

    Just had my new Niner build delivered today...a bit disappointed in the weight

    Niner Jet 9 size XL
    Stan's ZTR Arch Ex front and rear w/ Stan's 3.30 hubs
    Maxxis Aspen and crossmark tubeless
    XO 2x10 build
    Manitou tower pro 100mm w/15mm thru
    Easton carbon monkeylite XC lo rise
    WTB SSx saddle
    Thompson 30.9x410 seat post
    Cane Creek ZS44 and ZS56
    Candy 3 pedals
    Avid BB7 mechanical 200mm front/180mm rear

    Just shy of 30lbs

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    1st up check it on a second set of scales.

    Looks a little heavy but I wouldn't worry to much about that.

    I think people worry a bit to much about there bike weight, IMO it's more about how the bike rides.

    Go out & enjoy your new bike.



    Quote Originally Posted by thedood View Post
    Just had my new Niner build delivered today...a bit disappointed in the weight

    Niner Jet 9 size XL
    Stan's ZTR Arch Ex front and rear w/ Stan's 3.30 hubs
    Maxxis Aspen and crossmark tubeless
    XO 2x10 build
    Manitou tower pro 100mm w/15mm thru
    Easton carbon monkeylite XC lo rise
    WTB SSx saddle
    Thompson 30.9x410 seat post
    Cane Creek ZS44 and ZS56
    Candy 3 pedals
    Avid BB7 mechanical 200mm front/180mm rear

    Just shy of 30lbs

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    Oh, I'm not that disappointed. Glad to finally have a bike that fits me after riding a size large 2000 Fisher Sugar 3 for so long. Figured it would come in under the Fisher though and it's a solid 2lbs heavier.

    Curious to see what others are at.

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    Looks like a nice build. Post up some pics once you get it all together.

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    My RIP 9 with SLX drive train and brakes, Flow rims, stans hubs, a 120mm Reba fork, Racing Ralph snakeskin tires (the heaviest RR) and aluminum seat post, bars and stem comes in just over 30 lbs. Your JET should be more like 28lbs Something doesn't add up.

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    My former medium Jet 9 with all SRAM X7 weighed 28 lbs. Conti Race Kings 2.2". Stan's Arch wheels with heavy X7 hubs.

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    I own a Jet 9 alloy and the frame is over 6 lbs. I wonder how heavy that fork is? Sounds like a great bike....

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    My medium frame weighed exactly 6.5 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedood View Post
    Curious to see what others are at.
    Niner Jet9 XL (White)
    Rockshox Reba XX (20QR)
    ZTR Crests with American Classic Hubs
    Maxxis Aspen (F) & Gearx Saguaro (R) [Tubless]
    XT Mech (R), XTR Mech (F), XTR Cassette & Truvativ FireX GXP (22/36) [9 speed]
    Avid Exlir R (185/160)
    Rockshox Reverb (350mm)
    Gobi XM saddle
    Richey Comp Rixer bars + 90mm Stem

    Comes a liitle over 29lbs. Like you I was a little disappointed since I just come from a 24.5lb 26er HT (Large), but the bike fits me perfectly & rides a whole lot better in my opinion.

    My frame comes in at around 3.2kg (~7lbs) add to that the forks 2kg (~4.4lbs) thats sort of explained to me why so heavey. Should be able to get it down to around 27.5 lbs with final upgrade run next month with following changes:

    Hope Race EVO X2 brakes (183/160)
    Dura Ace front Mech
    XTR M980 Chainset (using 22/36 chainrings)
    Syntace Vector 7075 bars
    Maxxis Ikon Tyres (F&R)

    Then I'll be even more happy since thats the bike finished & should last me 5+ years before I start to eye up something else. Now just need to focus more on my training so I can really open her up & enjoy longer rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedood View Post
    Oh, I'm not that disappointed. Glad to finally have a bike that fits me after riding a size large 2000 Fisher Sugar 3 for so long. Figured it would come in under the Fisher though and it's a solid 2lbs heavier.

    Curious to see what others are at.
    My XL is 25 - 26 depending on the tires (that's with BB7's).

    JET profile 2012

    Sylvan Island

    Light pedals, stem, rotors, saddle, cranks/BB, fork, wheels, all contribute to keeping things down weight wise.

    BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    My XL is 25 - 26 depending on the tires (that's with BB7's).

    JET profile 2012

    Sylvan Island

    Light pedals, stem, rotors, saddle, cranks/BB, fork, wheels, all contribute to keeping things down weight wise.

    BB
    such a damn showoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    such a damn showoff
    Fo - you're back!!!

    Not to worry, I'm grounded at the moment.

    I hit a bump/jump no higher than the one pictured above a week later and went over the bars at full speed on the JET. Separated shoulder, broken helmet (need one of your lids I think), whiplash, two teeth destroyed, bruised thigh, and my ribs were for dinner).

    Do you have any medicinal recommendations for pain management?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Fo - you're back!!!

    Not to worry, I'm grounded at the moment.

    I hit a bump/jump no higher than the one pictured above a week later and went over the bars at full speed on the JET. Separated shoulder, broken helmet (need one of your lids I think), whiplash, two teeth destroyed, bruised thigh, and my ribs were for dinner).

    Do you have any medicinal recommendations for pain management?
    wow! i am sorry to hear that and hope you are ok now. i am no doctor or even a chiropractor with a degree from eBay, but at venice beach they have plenty of "medicinal" approaches to healing that i would recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Fo - you're back!!!

    Not to worry, I'm grounded at the moment.

    I hit a bump/jump no higher than the one pictured above a week later and went over the bars at full speed on the JET. Separated shoulder, broken helmet (need one of your lids I think), whiplash, two teeth destroyed, bruised thigh, and my ribs were for dinner).

    Do you have any medicinal recommendations for pain management?
    That's no good.

    Get back on the bike & nail that sucker as soon as you can.

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    I have a medium at 25lbs and 12oz with xt spd pedals using a fishing scale.
    X0 cranks, brakes, fd,rd
    XX 185 and 160mm discs
    XX cassette
    Mavic c29ssmaxes w/specialized renegade tires tubed
    Reba rlt ti 20mm
    ec90 seatpost and riser bar
    ea90 90mm stem
    Sram lock on sponge grips

    First fs bike. Very satisfied/surprised with the weight.
    Very smooth. Climbs better than my hardtail which is about 23lbs flat.
    Just thought I'd share. Would post pics, but don't have enough posts yet.

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    I have a 2010 Jet 9 in size large that weighs 27 pounds 8 ounces ready to ride(on a brand new Park digital bike scale). I scratch my head as to the weight but it rides like a dream.

    Here is the build:

    Fox F29 FIT/RLC 100mm qr15
    Full 2011 XTR drivetrain(Crank,mechs,shifter,pedals,cassette, and chain)
    Chris King bottom bracket
    Hope Tech X2 brakes 180/160mm Hope floating rotors
    I9 wheels (XC hubs with Stans Flow rims, DT Swiss RWS 10mm rear skewer)
    RaRa 2.2 snakeskin tires with 4 oz of CaffeLatex sealant
    Crank Bros Cobalt 11 Carbon post
    Enve carbon stem
    Truvativ Noir carbon lo rise bar
    ESI Chunky grips
    Salsa seatpost collar
    Koobi PRS Alpha saddle
    King Ti cage
    Garmin 500 mount
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    Sounds nice.


    Quote Originally Posted by hogprint View Post
    I have a 2010 Jet 9 in size large that weighs 27 pounds 8 ounces ready to ride(on a brand new Park digital bike scale). I scratch my head as to the weight but it rides like a dream.

    Here is the build:

    Fox F29 FIT/RLC 100mm qr15
    Full 2011 XTR drivetrain(Crank,mechs,shifter,pedals,cassette, and chain)
    Chris King bottom bracket
    Hope Tech X2 brakes 180/160mm Hope floating rotors
    I9 wheels (XC hubs with Stans Flow rims
    RR 2.2 snakeskin tires with 4 oz of CaffeLatex sealant
    Crank Bros Carbon post
    Enve carbon stem
    Truvativ carbon bar
    ESI Chunky grips
    Salsa seatpost collar
    Koobi PRS Alpha saddle
    King Ti cage
    Garmin 500 mount

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    About 28.5 lbs, give or take a few ounces -

    L frame
    Reba RL fork
    XT wheelset
    X-9 3x9 drivetrain (11-34 cassette, PC99 chain)
    Avid Elixir 5 brakes
    old set of Time ATAC pedals
    Stylo 3.3 OCT crankset/BB
    The Captain Control 2.0 front
    Fast Trak LK 2.0 rear
    Race Face Deus post
    Sette Race Ti saddle
    FSA Stem
    Salsa Motoace bar

    Seems to "ride lighter" than the actual weight would indicate it should.
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    Jet 9

    Mine is almost exactly 27 lbs. Agree about not noticing the weight much while riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IXC View Post
    Looks like a nice build. Post up some pics once you get it all together.
    Still playing with the stem length/angle. It is a beast at around 32lbs at this point, but I still do OK on it. I would love to drop 5 lbs from it, but would imagine by the time I got done I could have just bought another HT.


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    Kermit Weighs In....

    Size XL - approx 29lbs or 13.1 kilos in real money... I too am scratching my head on why...

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    2007 Lefty SPV Evolve with 125mm travel (Soon to be PBR upgraded)
    Project 321 clamps and steerer
    Stans Arch Wheels on Stans Hub + Project 321 hub
    Bontrager Jones Tires
    Hope BB
    2012 XT Brakes 200mm & 180mm Ice tech Rotors
    Monkeylite XC riser bar
    Oury grips
    EC90 seat post, Specialized Saddle, Salsa QR
    Stans Rear QR
    Everything else shimano XT

    I didnt weight the handlebar basket, but its such a feature I just have to keep it regardless of the weight

    Tonight I strip it and weigh it individually - I think my bathroom scales are lying to me..
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    R.I.P 26ers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Missile View Post
    Size XL - approx 29lbs or 13.1 kilos in real money... I too am scratching my head on why...

    Tonight I strip it and weigh it individually - I think my bathroom scales are lying to me..
    Forget the bathroom scale, get an Alpine Scale and a table top digital scale.

    Weight



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    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    1st up check it on a second set of scales.

    Looks a little heavy but I wouldn't worry to much about that.

    I think people worry a bit to much about there bike weight, IMO it's more about how the bike rides.

    Go out & enjoy your new bike.
    The fit and ride are more important than a pound or two. You start talking four pounds of more and the lighter bike is faster uphill assuming everything is equal--which is tough to do on different bike weights.

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    Sorry, no pictures right now, but I bought my Jet 9 (large) as an X7 build... It came in at 29.01 lbs on delivery without bottle cage, air can, or computer.

    After a "few" upgrades, it's at 25.86 lbs (with bottle cage, Big Air can/nozzle/mount/ and Edge 800 computer/sensor), and I still have the following to do to it:

    Replace Reba RL to a SID World Cup.
    Replace wheelset (Arches on X7 hubs) with ENVE 29 XC on Projet 321s
    A handful of other odds and ends, like titanium seat-post hardware, carbon levers on the R1s, etc.

    It'll be near about 24.25 lbs when I am "finished".

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