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    Name the New Niner Contest! The Winner!




    Well, that took FOREVER. But we have a winner

    We received dozens of amazing potential names for the new Niner Hardtail, and hundreds of crazy ones. Our riders did a great job of helping us to separate the wheat from the chaff and a few people went the extra mile and gamed the internet to try for the win. We expected that - the internet is 98% mischief and this isn't our first rodeo. Getting the top five sorted was the next step. It took longer than we realized to sort through all the potential copyright issues and what-not. To that end, the overwhelming vote getter and a few others at the top of the list had to be removed for potential legal ramifications - we'd prefer to spend our time riding rather than arguing with lawyers. But, at the end, we had some fantastic options and some good ideas to argue over.


    So, who won the final vote? Well...

    Our long travel hardtail has features that we consider mandatory on any current bike - 142mm spacing, tapered steertube compatibility, single or geared compatible, beautiful custom forgings. It is also made from a material that exudes heritage and soul. We believe that it is this dual personality that makes it what it is - when you get out on the trail, this bike is just plain fun.

    So, in the end, we picked the name that best reflected the personality of the bike, a name that could have multiple meanings. The new Niner long travel hardtail has Roots of Steel, but when you are out on the trail, no matter what happened at work that day, all you're really thinking is: Ride. Over. Stuff.

    So that's it - Simple. Clear. ROS 9.

    The ROS 9 is going to come in 2 color options - we are going to introduce a new color - we are still working on the details, but I think that fans of the bike above will be happy. For now, we have some final work to do, and we look forward to sharing the completed version with you in 8-10 weeks.

    Congratulations to MTBr user "LuckyCharm 4x4". We will contact you to figure out what size frame you need, and what color you want. Watch your MTBr messages, and thanks for the great idea!


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    Congrats!

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    very cool, congrats to the winner

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    OK - this being a forum and all (aka internet gossip) - i want to know more about "a few people went the extra mile and gamed the internet to try for the win"

    And - oh yeah - get the bike out there, we are ready to try it!! any chance it will be in fruita for the fat tire?

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    So how should we pronounce this one? Rose 9? Ross 9? Roz 9? R.O.S. 9? Rows 9? Ro-ahs 9?

    Cool bike though.

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    ROS, sounds like Ross! Fruita is tempting, but I don't think we will be quite ready... We will have RIP 9 RDO, Jet 9 RDO, etc. Come try a Niner with XX1!

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    I like it and congrats to the winner.
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    LOVE the bike!
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    Man, I'd like to get some more info on the bike. I've been considering a SIR9 build but now you have me thinking...

    more details...?

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    Hi Carla

    Was there an announcement with the top 5 names made?

    I remember some mention of prizes for the final 5 names.

    Please let me know, or maybe I just missed the announcement.

    Great idea and great competition.
    LOVE the name.

    Well done!!!

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    The list changed a few times, so we didn't announce a final one - finding a name that worked around the world was tricky, in terms of ones that weren't already taken. We are stoked on the name, too - it fits really well.
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    Congrats to the winner.

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    The name Ross is a German baby name. In German the meaning of the name Ross is: Mighty horse.

    Hmmm kind of appropriate I think.

    In Italian rossi means red.

    So you simply have to release this bike in Hot Tamale plus your new colour.

    Of course I am going to say that because I have one of your older SIR9's in Hot Tamale and it is one of my favourite Niner colours.

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    From the original tread...
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    blabla... I'll offer some extra prizes, too. :-)
    Still going to do that?!

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    F z r 9 ?

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    I'd like to see one in the natural steel color, just clear coated with red graphics.
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    Name the New Niner Contest! The Winner!

    Yes! Raw for the win!!!!

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