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    New to me Jet9 alloy

    I bought a used Jet9 over the winter from ebay. Needless to say I wasn't happy with what I received. It was listed as a 9 out of 10. Well it wasn't. 4 of the suspension bearings were completely locked up. The other 4 were really close. Luckily all the bolts and spacers measured correctly. I was pretty fired up and the wife says to me. "She needs you." That is something we always do. Make everything have a personality. Even if it can't. Instantly I calmed down and thought to myself she was right. So here "she" is almost finished,





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    Cool custom build

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    I dig it!

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    Get it the way you want it. You'll be pleased for sure. I bought a used jet 9 from a local. He didn't hide anything but I still got in pretty deep trying to make this thing love me back. The guys here at mtbr said not to sink much into the purchase of a used bike and they were right. It had a 2x10 x9 and xo set up with some pretty sweet wheels. Here's what I ended up doing:
    Had the wheels trued and found a rim issue on the front.
    Purchased a new Crest hoop and laced it to my fancy 6 dollar per blade aero-something spokes mated to Hope evo 2's.
    Then, found out I needed some front hub bearings.
    Then, found a cracked cassette driver body.
    Had the elixir R's serviced a couple of times. Never quite happy with them but they stopped the bike okay I suppose.
    New tires: Icon2.20 and Ardent 2.25.
    Then, RP23 seal kit for precautionary.
    Then, Reba XX basic seal kit for precautionary.
    I finally got the x9 xo 2x10 shifting properly but it just wasn't impressive. It's okay but I really wanted a 1x.
    I put a couple hundred miles on the bike. It's a blast of a ride!
    Finally, this week, we got a full xx1 group set installed.
    Yes, another cassette driver for the evo/xx1.
    And a new bottom bracket too.
    I decided that in preparing for all of the new speed why not go ahead and fork over for some Hope M4 race binders to help out.
    And 9mm & 10mm thru bolts along with the special Hope caps.
    Haven't been on the trail with the xx1 yet but I got a lot of driveway time!

    Good luck with the jet 9. Looks like you are off to a fine start.

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