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    Jumping my 14lb A9C

    I get a lot of grief from people I don't know saying that I'm going to break my 14.02lb. Air 9 Carbon the first time I ride it but after almost a month and 15 or so 20 mile rides I'm happy to say that she is still alive and kicking. I don't ride angry but I ride pretty damn hard (but smooth) and I think that makes all the difference. I've got some ideas to get her into the high 12lb range so stay tuned.
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    Sweet,
    Looks like a dirt jumper with that sprocket.

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    12lb range

    [joke] and those "air shots"...obviously p-shop.. [/joke]

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    sweet wings.....nice(I have 3 sets).

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    damn what you got helium in those tires?1?!

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    Me Too! One on here, one on my Ti SS and one on my SlingShot SS. My wife inherited the Ti SS. Where have you been riding JB? We get out to Austin like every other weekend. How are the cars running? I got mine out for the first time since June today, NICE drop top weather.
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    Nice air shot!! Good to see your doing what it was designed for, riding the dern thing.

    Just out of curiousity, if you don't mind me asking what is your rider weight?
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    When I ordered the frame on January 2nd I weighed 205lbs but I knew that the Stans 29er Race wheels had a limit of 170lbs so I stopped drinking Cokes and now I weigh 174lbs with gear on. Not being able to ride my $8000 bike was motivation to lose weight.
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    wow..dropping 30lbs. I bet that has more impact on your riding than having a 14lb bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    When I ordered the frame on January 2nd I weighed 205lbs but I knew that the Stans 29er Race wheels had a limit of 170lbs so I stopped drinking Cokes and now I weigh 174lbs with gear on. Not being able to ride my $8000 bike was motivation to lose weight.

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    Absolutely!!!! I've been riding a 14.5lb Ti 26er SS for over a year and a half but it didn't have a weight limit so off came my extra 30lbs. I Love my A9C, it freaking Rocks and it's my favorite bike so far and I've had some pretty sick bikes in the last 18 years of mountain biking.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    Another one.
    Sweet
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Way to show the skeptics.

    Im so sold on the A9C......Amazing...
    I wanted to go rigid on my GF Rig w/ the niner fork.....but why not go all the way and get the tapered fork upgrade and the frame
    no reason to buy the same fork twice.

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    I made the NINER news letter!!!

    I'm sure all of you getb the NINER news letter but I was Stoked to get it and me and my bike were in it. Pretty Cool if I do say so myself. I am LOVING this bike. It's my favorite bike (so far) and the first of many, many Niners!!!!!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    GoPro!!!

    Well more than a few of my friends got GoPros for Christmas so I should get some riding and jumping vids on here in the near future. I'm still stoked on riding this bike, It Kicks ASS!!!!!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    I <3 your posts!

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    hmmmm, where could you shave those pesky .02oz on that bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagledadi
    hmmmm, where could you shave those pesky .02oz on that bike

    Matt
    Well there is a lot of unnecessary seatpost there for a SS jump bike.

    Also an unnecessary front brake.


    Awesome bike, great photos.

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    You have a sweet bike, but I bet those wheels are screaming in pain.

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    ozynigma, I've changed a few things and now it's 13.91lbs but I'm planning on putting her on a diet when I go in for knee surgery and getting her into the 12s. If I can't ride it (knee surgery) I may as well work on it.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    what trail were those first pics taken on? looks like cypresswood perhaps?

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    Are those trails paved? Looks pretty flat there.

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    erichwic, you're going to say that it looks flat from two or three fairly closeup still photographs in dense woods? I'm not disagreeing with you I just thought the assumption was strange. And bobdole, the first two were at Cypresswood but the third was at Walnut Creek in Austin. Broseph, I thought the wheels would have given up the good fight a while back but they are holding up great considering how much I jump on them. Once it dries up here I'll get some videos of me with 4 feet of air under these superlight wheels. Crazy! I'm totally impressed, these are my first Stans wheels but they won't be my last.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    erichwic, you're going to say that it looks flat from two or three fairly closeup still photographs in dense woods? I'm not disagreeing with you I just thought the assumption was strange. And bobdole, the first two were at Cypresswood but the third was at Walnut Creek in Austin. Broseph, I thought the wheels would have given up the good fight a while back but they are holding up great considering how much I jump on them. Once it dries up here I'll get some videos of me with 4 feet of air under these superlight wheels. Crazy! I'm totally impressed, these are my first Stans wheels but they won't be my last.
    Are you still running the Furious Freds? Tubeless? Curious, because I'm trying out some tires that are somewhat similar and running them tubeless and wondered about longevity of the Freds for comparisons sake to the tires I'm using.

    TIA.

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    BruceBrown, I switched tires to some Specialized Renegades, running them tubeless and they are awesome. Mine weighed 499g and 500g so still fairly light and the knobbies (small as they are) are great. I highly recommend these to anyone riding hardpack trails like we have here in southern Texas. People always ask me about tires and I always say that it depends in where you ride. I can get away with Freds here but I wouldn't ride them in real dirt.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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