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    Lets see some of bikes that the staff members at Niner Bikes ride...

    Just wondering what sweet rides the Employees of Niner Bikes are riding?
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    This sounds like fun! First up is Carla on her Rip9:







    This is my Air9 Carbon in black:
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    Cool idea, OP.
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    OK here are some of mine - Chris Sugai
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    OK here are some of mine - Chris Sugai
    SOME of yours?? I guess it would take a 55" monitor to show ALL of them! And I thought my buddy was doing good at three Niners plus others....Is it just me or does it look like there are 14+ bikes in the pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Just wondering what sweet rides the Employees of Niner Bikes are riding?
    Cool idea...Here are mine.

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    The cruiser and the bruiser
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    Sherman getting ready his bike ready for the SS USA race...
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    George Parry (our engineer) on his Air9 carbon proto and JET9 RDO proto.
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    Sold my bike to get an RDO.. put the order in two days after release.... I will post my bike when I have one, currently riding whatever bike someone will let me borrow. haha

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    Here are a few more, Partners in crime.

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    Chris cont - Rudy dog trailer & Alexis school bus tandem
    Yes I am a bike junkie - I still have 5+ not pictured
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    Another shot of my RIP 9, and a shot of my SIR 9. I run the SIR as a 1x9 in the spring and as a single most of the summer and fall.

    Cheers,
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    no WFO9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Sherman getting ready his bike ready for the SS USA race...
    Thats a good looking SS there Sherminator
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    Great post! Lots of Niner eye candy.
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    Here is Aaron, our National Sales Manager.
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    Late to the party!

    Here are the two I ride most often. I love the Sir9 ride but single speeding and me don't always make for great friends. Its a killer way to change it up though. Two very different bikes but make for a great pair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    OK here are some of mine - Chris Sugai
    Only "some" of yours Chris?

    And I thought I was bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpierro View Post
    Late to the party!

    Here are the two I ride most often. I love the Sir9 ride but single speeding and me don't always make for great friends. Its a killer way to change it up though. Two very different bikes but make for a great pair!
    Pretty much the perfect pair!
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    A couple more - Fuzzy's ride, the white Air 9 Carbon - pure racey goodness. The black one is Mike's - he's put some effort into this one, check the bar and stem.
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    great thread, keep em comin !

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    Quote Originally Posted by othu View Post
    no WFO9?
    +1

    Where are the WFO?
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    My AIR 9 Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Sherman getting ready his bike ready for the SS USA race...
    I could swear I saw that guy with the beard at the Wisconsin/Minnesota Border Battle race yesterday. Is Sherman his last name or first name - I'll check the results? Appears to have been a Scott Sherman racing for the "team" 29nSNGL. Could that be him?

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    Bike is the new black ...errr wait...is that the other way around?
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    Basso Road Bike

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    Now Carla, I thought you had a SIR9. Sweet color too. My EMD is rootbeer and my SIR is godzilla green. I would post them, but I don't work for Niner....YET

    [QUOTE=Niner Bikes;8313060]Another shot of my RIP 9, and a shot of my SIR 9. I run the SIR as a 1x9 in the spring and as a single most of the summer and fall.

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    Interesting there are no W.F.O. 9' posted yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikin View Post
    Interesting there are no W.F.O. 9' posted yet.
    Steve had a Very nice WFO,

    The thing is the Rip9 with a 140mm fork on it will cover more than what most people do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Steve had a Very nice WFO,

    The thing is the Rip9 with a 140mm fork on it will cover more than what most people do.
    And with a 2.25 inch stroke rear shock you can make a RIP roughly 135mm travel to match a 140mm fork.
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    Would the 2.25 stroke of the suspension hit the link / seat tube when it cycles through? Would it change the characteristics of the suspension any?

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    It would be funny if an employee posted a picture of a Sultan

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocular View Post
    Would the 2.25 stroke of the suspension hit the link / seat tube when it cycles through? Would it change the characteristics of the suspension any?
    According to some dude with a Monarch, nope. When I get back from being overseas Im going to buy a RIP frame and replace the stock shock with a new Float in a 2.25 stroke if they haven't started shipping with the 2012 Float shocks. Im hoping a 2.4 tire wont hit anything at full compression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FalloutMan View Post
    And with a 2.25 inch stroke rear shock you can make a RIP roughly 135mm travel to match a 140mm fork.
    Huh?
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    Just noticed this thread and love all the bikes but Bretts carbon air looks like a 29er version of a
    F117 stealth fighter to me. That is the coolest bike i've seen yet.

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    I am working on getting some pictures of our WFO9 frames for you guys. We always forget to take pictures because we are having so much fun riding them! Also, we do not recommend using a longer stroke shock than what they are designed for. If you are looking for a bigger travel bike than the Rip9 then the WFO9 is the perfect bike for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikin View Post
    Interesting there are no W.F.O. 9' posted yet.
    This was my WFO9 I rode for almost 2 years here in Colorado. 29 pound 135mm trail bike setup. 150mm rear end, 1x9, Flow wheels and 2.55 Weirwolf tires. The bike was amazing! The frame is now somewhere in Texas rocking that state now.

    I am wanting to build up another with a FOX 34. I'll post pics once it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatsleepbikes View Post
    Bretts carbon air looks like a 29er version of a
    F117 stealth fighter to me. That is the coolest bike i've seen yet.
    Thanks, I've had a lot of fun on this bike. It'm my go-to ride 75% of the time...lots of miles...and lots of different setups with this bike. It's been 100% singlespeed too. I have had four different forks on it (rigid carbon tapered, FOX F120, Rock Shox XX with lockout) and now the 15mm tapered rigid carbon.

    Here are some various pics in different setups, lots of different tires have been on this bike as well. The bike railed in the snow with the Nokian studded tires! Can't wait until I get the new Schwalbe studded 2.25's which are on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Cool idea...Here are mine.

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    Brett - so, tell us about the Rotor cranks. Is that a Q Ring on there? Forgive my ignorance, but how does that work out on the SS? Are the Rotors worth the cash?
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    This is the bike I use for a local coaster brake challenge race with a some old school MTB parts. One of three 26" wheel bikes I only ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by FalloutMan View Post
    According to some dude with a Monarch, nope. When I get back from being overseas Im going to buy a RIP frame and replace the stock shock with a new Float in a 2.25 stroke if they haven't started shipping with the 2012 Float shocks. Im hoping a 2.4 tire wont hit anything at full compression.
    Fixed up a 2012 RP23 with 2.25 stroke on the RIP....

    All seems good now, still fiddling with the feel but it looks good now. Will need to report in at a later date but with a 2.1 Maxxis rear tyre, doesnt seem to hit the seat tube when full compressed.

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    lots of black, silver & white. not very colorful team ...

    where are the greens, blues and reds?

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    There are a few colorful bikes that aren't represented, but you are right, we do have a ton of neutrals. Some these bikes are older prototypes, so they aren't painted. The other reason, perhaps, is that we do a lot of equipment testing - forks, cranks, rear shocks and wheels change frequently on our bikes - the neutrals tend to look better with this random spec than the bright bikes.

    Personally, I would love to have one of the IMBA bikes we did this year - that is probably my favorite paint job, ever. Unfortunately for me there were only 9, and they all went to IMBA. Better for IMBA, though :-)

    FWIW, here is Jordan's singlespeed - built for rallying. I believe the internal name for this build style is the "country gentleman". heh. There is a great looking fridge green W.F.O. 9 that I need pics of, too.

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    Hey Carla, sort of a highjack here, but, how do Niners fit women? My wife is 5'7", but has long legs (32 inseam), and usually rides my bikes (I'm 5'10ish w same inseam). Tough to find a place to demo 9ers around here... Educated guess for me?

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikin View Post
    Huh?
    I just checked this with a WFO Monarch on my Large RIP and the swingarm contacts the seat tube at bottom out. YRMV but that's an easy Warranty Denial when you break your frame. Just sayin, be careful. It's not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by architectx View Post
    Brett - so, tell us about the Rotor cranks. Is that a Q Ring on there? Forgive my ignorance, but how does that work out on the SS? Are the Rotors worth the cash?
    LOVE the Rotor cranks/ring. It is a 34T ss ring. The ring seems to help turning over the cranks just a tad bit easier in those super steep leg burners to maintain momentum. The steel BB spins so smooth it's almost like getting ceramic but at 1/3 the price. I have been very happy with this setup on my A9C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Hey Carla, sort of a highjack here, but, how do Niners fit women? My wife is 5'7", but has long legs (32 inseam), and usually rides my bikes (I'm 5'10ish w same inseam). Tough to find a place to demo 9ers around here... Educated guess for me?

    Thanks!!
    Kind of tough to pick a size without more details - call our customer service line and they can have a good conversation with you or your wife about her set-up specifics and ride style. 1877NINERXC.

    I am 5'6" with a short inseam and I ride a small. You can see how my bikes look in the posts above. She may be in-between. If it were my bike, I would go with a small, but people have different riding styles, so I can't be 100%.

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    Hello
    I am interested how much stroke one would get when putting a next size up rear shock on a wfo9. 155-160mm? Maybe a Dorado on the front?

    Second question- why don't you prototype a longer travel frame like 180mm with the Dorado 180mm 29er fork? Cost of the fork?

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    There have been a few questions of this type on the forums lately, and
    I would like to kill any potential bad ideas before they come to
    fruition. The R.I.P. 9 frame was designed and tested around a 7.875 x
    2" shock. The W.F.O. 9 was designed and tested around a 7.875 x 2.25"
    shock. We do not recommend using anything other than the shock size
    the frames were designed for. We have tested alternate lengths -
    several cause clearance issues and potentially severe damage to the
    frames. Running anything besides the specified shock size will void
    your warranty.

    As to your other question - we are always working on new projects, but
    we have a strict Fight Club policy around those. We listen to Niner
    riders intently, but we don't talk about anything new till it is
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    were are the fresh wfo9 pictures c'mon niner!

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    My new upgrade bike from a AIR 9 Scandium. And yes, those are Midnight Ridazz spoke cards on the front wheel. My A9C works hard and plays hard too....
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    Man no love for the WFO at Niner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by subspd View Post
    Man no love for the WFO at Niner!
    Heh. Actually, tons of love for the WFO, but we have a lot fewer pics - I think that this is because we spend more time rallying on those bikes. Stopping to take pics when you have miles of shredding ahead is less than appealing :-)

    That said, I have pics of 3 WFO 9s - belonging to Jordan, Fuzzy and Aaron. The trendy build of the moment at Niner is XTR trail and Fox 34. We are stoked on the 34 - it the the fork the WFO 9 has been waiting for.
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    Lefty

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    Post #16 shows a lefty on a RDO. What Lefty do you recommend for the Jet 9 RDO? Looking for the best option for xc set-up.

    Thanks

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    1998 SE OM FLYER 26" BMX cruiser

    This is my other 26" bike I only ride. This one has been on lots of fun rides......Signed by Scot Breithaupt himself at the 4130 Subway series ride.....
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    "Heh. Actually, tons of love for the WFO, but we have a lot fewer pics - I think that this is because we spend more time rallying on those bikes. Stopping to take pics when you have miles of shredding ahead is less than appealing :-) "

    Tell me about it. Since getting the WFO dialed in, I don't think I have taken a single photo, am having too much fun riding it!
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Nice bikes guys !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBLUNG View Post
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    Post #16 shows a lefty on a RDO. What Lefty do you recommend for the Jet 9 RDO? Looking for the best option for xc set-up.

    Thanks
    I have the Lefty Carbon PBR Ultra 140 with 30mm of spacers to make it a 110mm fork. I use it with the Project321 tapered steerer adapter and it works great. I also use the Project321 Lefty Hub. The only issue I have with the Lefty is that now I need one for all my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    I have the Lefty Carbon PBR Ultra 140 with 30mm of spacers to make it a 110mm fork. I use it with the Project321 tapered steerer adapter and it works great. I also use the Project321 Lefty Hub. The only issue I have with the Lefty is that now I need one for all my bikes.

    Eric
    ^ This.

    I have two carbon lefties now, and set my bike buying criteria on frames that will be compatible (head tube stack height).

    I intend to run my Carbon SL on an RDO, so I'll have only 80mm travel and an aggressive head-angle offset a little with a CC AngleSet headset. A bit mad scientist but if I feel it is too low I'll go through the effort of selling and moving to a PBR.
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    thanks for letting me get paid to look at bike pics with such envy! great looking bikes and glad to see them being put through their paces
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    Sweet bikes guys,
    What does the head angle come out at on the WFO with the new 150mm for fork? 67-68?
    I am riding a spec enduro which has a HA of 66.5 and I love how I can plow through anything. Do the 29 inch wheels make up for not having a slack head angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Just wondering what sweet rides the Employees of Niner Bikes are riding?
    Barrett James (Niner Bikes Product Manager) went big on his SS. Hans Dampf up front and 15mm tapered RDO fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Just wondering what sweet rides the Employees of Niner Bikes are riding?
    Fuzzy catching some sweet air (going uphill too) on his WFO9.
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    Lefty on the RDO = awesome. The jealousy is abounding.

    However, it seems the background of a lot of the pictures are either CO, UT, or WY (I did spy the laramie enduro race tag in one too). Do most of your riders work out of the fort collins office these days, or what's the deal? Also, you ever thought of putting together a monthly group ride - every month on the 9th or something?

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    Brett,

    in that picture of you air nine at Larame. What are you using for the seatpost mounted bottle cage? Do you think it would be ok with a rdo carbon post?

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    Dang! Wished I was working at Niner too!

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    I have been enjoying steel lately!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    I have been enjoying steel lately!


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    Where is your left hand?

    Yep, steel is real and has a life to it no plastic bike can match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcslt01 View Post
    Brett,

    in that picture of you air nine at Larame. What are you using for the seatpost mounted bottle cage? Do you think it would be ok with a rdo carbon post?
    That was a couple pieces of machined aluminum (which would for certain scuff the clear coat finishon the nice RDO post) but I would have no problem running the twofish version. http://www.twofish.biz/pdf/StainlessCages.pdf

    Worth noting bottles do catapult in super rough terrain back there, I ended up using a bungee Velcro strap to make sure my fluids didn't disappear in that race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    I have been enjoying steel lately!


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    Hi Chris in your words apart from the material, please explain the differences (Example: Ride quality) between the MCR/SIR and the Air 9 Carbon.
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    I see lots of of Jet9 RDOs. Since the shift upgrade kit went on mine, life is good on the RDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireSpitter View Post
    Hi Chris in your words apart from the material, please explain the differences (Example: Ride quality) between the MCR/SIR and the Air 9 Carbon.

    FireSpitter,

    I have always struggled to put into words about what makes a steel ride so special. The best I can come up with is the zing you get out of corners and the "different" type of over-all compliance that comes with steel vs other materials.

    I also like the aesthetics of a steel bike. It has a minimal look and a simple form that speaks to me.

    A steel bike is a great addition to any hard-core quiver!

    Would love to hear from others on their takes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    FireSpitter,

    I have always struggled to put into words about what makes a steel ride so special. The best I can come up with is the zing you get out of corners and the "different" type of over-all compliance that comes with steel vs other materials.

    I also like the aesthetics of a steel bike. It has a minimal look and a simple form that speaks to me.

    A steel bike is a great addition to any hard-core quiver!

    Would love to hear from others on their takes!

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    By a stroke of pure luck, I had a call from some old friends who called to check if I still had a bike and wanted to go for a ride with them. This happened about 30 mins after I made my post.

    I already have a SIR9 and am very happy with how it rides. I believe it'll take a very strong contender to knock it off my personal favourite bike of all time. However that said, prior to the SIR9 I have neither owned a steel bike or a 29er and I don't know if my feelings and judgement on the quality of the ride is due to the R853, 29er format, Niner's geometry or all of them. To make matters worse, the Air9 Carbon had been a permanent fixture in my head for the longest time. So much so that I guess the image of me owning one is more vivid than my most memory scene from an adult movie. During my work, I think of it. After work, I think of it. During me sleep, yes, I dream of it.

    Some love the simplicity of the looks of a steel frame. Personally I prefer the beefier or angular looks of a carbon or aluminium frame. However that excludes my lust for steel lugged frames. Back to my story about my 2 old friends...

    We went on a 60km ride and during our rest point, I had the opportunity to swing a leg over my buddy's Scott Scale carbon (26er). It wasn't really a fair comparison as it was a short ride, his frame was one size too large but based on feel, carbon feels like a sponge. It dampens a load of vibrations. In fact, so well till the ride feels "dead". The SIR felt a lot livelier in comparison. I'm sure Scott or carbon fans might beg to differ but this is just my personal opinion.

    My earlier question posed to you was to ascertain if an Air9C was gonna give me more smiles than my SIR or should I stick to something that I am totally happy with. Paying for a $2300+ frame/carbon fork and find out that you love the previous bike better is not a luxury I can afford. Looks like for now, the SIR is the lovely wife. Trusted & dependable. The A9C, the porn star that will linger in your mind for the longest time....

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    Lets see some of bikes that the staff members at Niner Bikes ride...

    This hasn't been updated in a while!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    This hasn't been updated in a while!!
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    Revive this thread. Especially like the RDO's that were set up SS and 1X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSAD View Post
    Revive this thread.
    ROS9+ singlespeed.

    Steel. Rigid. Singslespeed. 3.0" tires. Magnificent.
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    Lets see some of bikes that the staff members at Niner Bikes ride...

    Here's my proto BSB! Dipped the fork, stem, seat post clamp, and FD mount in a multicam pattern. Usually have some WTB Nano 40's on it - my hardtail!






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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    ROS9+ singlespeed.

    Steel. Rigid. Singslespeed. 3.0" tires. Magnificent.
    I'm in the process of buying the ROS 9 in Purple, How did you guys fit 3" tires in the back? Was it a custom modification? I would love to make that back into my purple steam roller with 3" tires?

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    That is a prototype ROS PLUS, it is a different frameset then what you are looking to buy and is specifically built to be 29+.

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    Understood, thanks for the reply back!

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    Hello guys from Niner,

    do you have any real world pics of the ROS 9 in the new purple color? I'm about to buy one in the purple but the only pics I can find are the stock pics on your site, which have been re-shared on a number of bike sites.

    Thanks

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    I'm starting to think the new purple colour doesn't exist. Can't get an answer from anyone about an actual release date. I could understand if it was a new frame they were bringing to the market but this is just a new paint job. Maybe they have had some issues with quality control in regards to the new paint.

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    Well, when my LBS contacted his Niner Rep at the beginning of July, he said they would ship in 2 weeks.
    My LBS put in the order for my new XL Purple ROS 9 on Monday and they told him it would ship in 2 weeks? I'll make sure to post pics when I get it which will probably be 3 weeks from now.

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