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    Lets see your Air 9 Carbon RDO!

    Large A9C RDO Kermit Green w/ matching Sid WC XX Fork
    Shimano XTR Shadow Plus rear der.
    Shimano XTR Shifter
    Shimano XTR 11-36t cass
    Shimano XTR trail disc brakes
    Syntace Hi-Flex Carbon s.post
    Syntace F109 90mm stem
    Syntace Vector Carbon Handlebar 710mm/12 degree
    Spec. S-works Ground Control 2.1's
    Spec. Roval SL29 Carbon Wheels
    ESI Chunky Grips
    Fizik Tundra 2 braided carbon rails
    Spec. S-works Carbon Crankset w/ 32T E.Thirteen ring
    E.Thirteen XCX St chainguide
    Shimano XTR M980 pedals

    Weight is 20lbs 3 oz with pedals and bottle cage..


    Here is a pic of mine:

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    She's a Beauty.
    My next bike will be a the Kermit Air9C or RDO 1x11
    Not sure about the Red in the wheels, it a bit too bold for my taste.

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    Thanks! I need to get some proper pics of her. The wheels are sweet but I don't like the color either. I cant argue with the price and weight/ride of them. Still not sure about the Syntace bar and Sid fork. I might sell it and go with the newest Fox fork.

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    Selling the bike or just the fork ?

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    I was talking about the fork (possibly).

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    wow, that bike looks sick. very nice.

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    Here are some better pics of my ride:








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    Can you tell me a little about your cable routing? I can't stand the internal method...right now I have some housing electric tapped on the outside all ghetto rigged. What did you use? It looks clean and proper...
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    Very nice ride man! Mine is still in work, and won't be done for quite a while...

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    I know those wheels are lighter/faster but if that bike had either silver or green I9's it would be the hotest HT on this forum.
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    The internal cable routing is very easy on this bike. Check out Niners website and download the Niner Encyclopedia : http://ninerbikes.com/downloadfly.as...RS_UNIVERS.pdf

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    Muzz: I agree the bike would look better with other wheels, but damn these wheels are fast and very light!

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    Here are some pics of my old A9C that I should have never gotten rid of:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Here are some pics of my old A9C that I should have never gotten rid of:
    You have a brilliant sense of bike style!!! 2 of the nicer bikes I have ever seen!! Well done!

    -boom

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    Q-rings and SS? I didn't think that was possible...

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    Yeah, Rotor makes a 34T SS ring and it worked great on that bike.

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    More here (kind of a random blog post where I happened to include some good photos): brickhouseracing » Mohican 100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post


    More here (kind of a random blog post where I happened to include some good photos): brickhouseracing » Mohican 100
    Goo!

    Sweet ride man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    I was talking about the fork (possibly).
    dont worry everyone. if you like this green rdo then im sure it will be for sale in about a month. hahaha

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    these air 9 carbon and rdo bikes ride and handle great. I have ridden both the tang air 9 carbon and the kermit rdo ad I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn8kbit0308 View Post
    these air 9 carbon and rdo bikes ride and handle great. I have ridden both the tang air 9 carbon and the kermit rdo ad I love them.
    Any Jet 9 RDO owners now have a Air 9 RDO? Would love to hear some feedback. Awesome looking bike sn8kbit0308. I have the Jet 9 RDO now and can't get used to FS. Rear feels flexy in the corners.

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    Your making me jealous, please tell me how it rides compared to others you've ridden.

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    Nice

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    Three weeks I avoided looking at this thread. I should have held out, I now feel the yearning, when I don't even have time to ride the bikes I have nearly as much as I'd like.

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    here she is:


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    The RDO rides great. Nothing to complain about at all!

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    Frame: Niner Air 9 RDO size S
    Fork : Rock Shox Sid XX WC
    Hubs: Tune King/Kong
    Spokes: DT Swiss Revo
    Rims: Chinese carbon AM
    Shifters: SRAM XX
    Derailleur front: SRAM XX bottom pull
    Derailleur rear: SRAM XX
    Crank: Tune Smartfoot
    Voorbladen: Tune 39 en Carbon Ti 25
    Brakes : Formula R1 carbon
    Cassette : SRAM XX 12-36
    Chain : SRAM 1091R
    Bar : Niner Carbon flatbar 65 cm
    Stem : Niner RDO
    Seatclamp : Niner RDO
    Seatpost : Tune
    Seat : Tune Kom Vor
    Tires : Swalbe Racing Ralph en Rocket Ron
    Bottlecage: Tune Wassertrager uni
    Pedals: Xpedo M-Force XMF 08TT Titan


    And his brother:


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    Nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by sand0kan View Post








    Frame: Niner Air 9 RDO size S
    Fork : Rock Shox Sid XX WC
    Hubs: Tune King/Kong
    Spokes: DT Swiss Revo
    Rims: Chinese carbon AM
    Shifters: SRAM XX
    Derailleur front: SRAM XX bottom pull
    Derailleur rear: SRAM XX
    Crank: Tune Smartfoot
    Voorbladen: Tune 39 en Carbon Ti 25
    Brakes : Formula R1 carbon
    Cassette : SRAM XX 12-36
    Chain : SRAM 1091R
    Bar : Niner Carbon flatbar 65 cm
    Stem : Niner RDO
    Seatclamp : Niner RDO
    Seatpost : Tune
    Seat : Tune Kom Vor
    Tires : Swalbe Racing Ralph en Rocket Ron
    Bottlecage: Tune Wassertrager uni
    Pedals: Xpedo M-Force XMF 08TT Titan


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    Raising money, my friend broke his neck Mtbing, Please Share link. http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/elliottkeys/donations

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    What chainguide did you use in specific for your 1x10 conversion? I cant seem to find one that works for my 104bcd xo crankset. Thanks for the help!

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    This:

    e*thirteen components

    MRP has one that will work as well, but I much prefer the E13.

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    22lbs

    full xo drivetrain
    fox float with kashima coating
    stans arch with chris kings
    formula r1 brakes
    schwalbe racing ralphs 2.25"
    xtr pedals

    Any ideas which chainguide I can use for a 1x10 conversion? I have tried the e thirteen XCX-ST and no luck. It doesnt come out far enough.
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    I use the E13 XCX-ST with no issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Here are some better pics of my ride:







    Damn! Almost did a double take! Almost identical to my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    Large A9C RDO Kermit Green w/ matching Sid WC XX Fork
    Shimano XTR Shadow Plus rear der.
    Shimano XTR Shifter
    Shimano XTR 11-36t cass
    Shimano XTR trail disc brakes
    Syntace Hi-Flex Carbon s.post
    Syntace F109 90mm stem
    Syntace Vector Carbon Handlebar 710mm/12 degree
    Spec. S-works Ground Control 2.1's
    Spec. Roval SL29 Carbon Wheels
    ESI Chunky Grips
    Fizik Tundra 2 braided carbon rails
    Spec. S-works Carbon Crankset w/ 32T E.Thirteen ring
    E.Thirteen XCX St chainguide
    Shimano XTR M980 pedals

    Weight is 20lbs 3 oz with pedals and bottle cage..
    How has that 32 x 11-36 gearing worked out? Do you race? Do you spin out often?

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    The 32x11-36T gearing was fine for me. I now have the 32T set-up with the XX1 and its great!

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    Now Craig...do you think I would steer you wrong on the 1x thing?!

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    Quit stalking me and post a picture of your RDO build

    BTW, I bailed out on the XX1 crank for now due to the 32 tooth max. Since I was only going to run with a 11-36 cassette, I would have slightly less range than the 10-42 XX1 cassette.So, I'm starting the season with XX 2x10. I want to see if any of my competitors are going to run that low of gearing first before I make the jump. I don't want to lose a race because I spin out and can't keep up. Many of my races last year were decided by 5-60 seconds. Spinning out on the flats or downhills would certainly cost me positions if as expected, the races are that close again this year. BTW, if you kick my butt, that will be a great case study to convince me!

    Just let me demo your RDO in a few races and I'll feel better ;-)

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    The build plan with my Air9 RDO Licorice med frame.

    Fork rigid RDO 15mm
    Cranks S2200 (same as XO/XX1)
    Sram XX group and 1 x 10
    Avid WC XX brakes/rotors
    Wheels - custom branded carbon rims with Novatec D711/D712 (hubs same weight as DT 240's) about 1450gr for wheel set
    Various parts all carbon - post, seat, bars, stem from other builds.
    Specialized SW Renegade and Control tires, tubeless.
    Candy 1 pedals with Ti spindles


    Figure 17.5 to 18 lbs

    How did Scott get Nino's Scale 27 HT with DT Swiss XRC 100? 27" version down to 17.9 lbs!!! DT fork is around 1200gr+ and frame is 950gr, but still! I'd need to build the RDO rigid at 16.7 lbs to equal his build weight - difference in fork weight 550gr. He has the XX1 group as well.

    Waiting for a couple parts and wheels. Will post when built.
    15 Enduro Expert 29, SW build - 27.6 lb
    14 SW Epic WC - 21.8
    12 Niner Air9RDO -16.4

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    Sorry for the crappy cellphone, trailhead pic. First ride today. Built it up yesterday. Not a bank breaking build, but I think it came out pretty well at 23 lbs 6 ozs with pedals. I can tell already that I'm going to like this bike.

    Frame: Niner Air 9 RDO size M
    Fork : Fox Float 32 100mm CTD
    Hubs: Chris King
    Spokes: DT Swiss Super Comp
    Rims: Stan's Arch EX
    Shifter : XT
    Derailleur rear: XT Shadow Plus Mid Cage
    Crank: XT m785/32t Niner Ring/BBG bash
    Brakes : Shimano XT m785
    Cassette : XTR
    Chain : XTR
    Bar : Niner Carbon
    Stem : Thomson x4 70mm
    Seatclamp : Niner
    Seatpost : Niner RDO (on order)
    Seat : WTB Silverado Team
    Tires : Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25
    Pedals: Shimano XT m770
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