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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalmass View Post
    I picked up an RDO for $1505 shipped from bigkahunabicycles.com
    Wow what a deal, mine should be here Wed from CC who I got to price match Hammerhead for $1699 from $2150 then a day later CC dropped it to $1650. I thought about trying to get CC to do another price match for the $1500 but I hate to ask them. I love dealing with CC and Kerrie is a top notch sales person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalmass View Post
    Bought a Rip9 from them a couple of years ago and they posted the deal on Facebook.

    ON the changes and discounts:

    My understanding is the new RDOs have a 142mm rear axle and carbon rockers. As opposed to years past when everything seemed to be delayed, the new frames showed up earlier than expected so Niner is/was covered up in old and new versions so they're clearing inventory. I'm no insider, so this could all be completely wrong too.
    The new Jet RDO's have the carbon rocker with 142mm rear axle, but I haven't heard about any updates to the Air9 RDO's? Are the new Air9 RDO's getting the 142mm rear axle too ... obviously no rockers on the h/t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfb66 View Post
    The new Jet RDO's have the carbon rocker with 142mm rear axle,
    So would it be possible to buy one of these clearance frames and swap out to the newer rocker to get the 142mm axle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossluzz View Post
    So would it be possible to buy one of these clearance frames and swap out to the newer rocker to get the 142mm axle?
    If it's the new Jet RDO frame, it should already have the carbon rockers and 142mm. If not then it's the old Jet RDO, which is now sold as the Jet Carbon ... not sure which frame is listed as I only looked at the Air 9 h/t frames?

    I'm just trying to figure out why the h/t's are discounted too, as I don't think they made any upgrades to the Air9 RDO's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossluzz View Post
    So would it be possible to buy one of these clearance frames and swap out to the newer rocker to get the 142mm axle?
    Yes but not really.

    They will fit but the cost would be cheaper just to buy the frame with the 142 x 12 & the 142 x 12 rear triangle only comes in green at this stage.

    The close out price is for the 135 open drop out frame.

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    I just bought a One 9 frame for $395

    Bike Bling is killing everyone else on the price. Comp Cyclist didn't have large in stock. I bought the Niner tang fork at Jenson and the raw One 9. I couldn't afford it either, but . . .
    This will be my first Niner.
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    Ordered an Air 9 frame. Couldn't pass up the price. I have a bunch of parts and a nice Roval Wheel set sitting around so I only need to buy a rear derailleur, a chain, and some small stuff to build up a complete bike.

    I have had nothing but good luck with Bike Bling and I've probably made fifteen or so orders from them in the last two years. They usually ship in a reasonable amount of time and ordering is easy. The few times I've had to talk to someone about an order they were very courteous and handled the problem professionally (out of stock items).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    Ordered an Air 9 frame. Couldn't pass up the price. I have a bunch of parts and a nice Roval Wheel set sitting around so I only need to buy a rear derailleur, a chain, and some small stuff to build up a complete bike.

    I have had nothing but good luck with Bike Bling and I've probably made fifteen or so orders from them in the last two years. They usually ship in a reasonable amount of time and ordering is easy. The few times I've had to talk to someone about an order they were very courteous and handled the problem professionally (out of stock items).
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    Just spoke with one of the online sites selling the Air9 RDO frames at blowout prices. Evidently the special pricing is approved by Niner which must mean updates to the RDO frame are on the way ... any guesses as to what they'll be?



    • 142 spacing
    • rear thru-axle
    • updated cable routing
    • rear brake mount change
    • adjustments for new 1x11
    • geometry update

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    One other thing that seems a bit odd with the recent discounts. I notice the Air9 RDO frames are being sold cheaper than the Air9 Carbon frames at many online sites? I would have thought the RDO version would always be a bit higher priced as a newer frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfb66 View Post
    Just spoke with one of the online sites selling the Air9 RDO frames at blowout prices. Evidently the special pricing is approved by Niner which must mean updates to the RDO frame are on the way ... any guesses as to what they'll be?



    • 142 spacing
    • rear thru-axle
    • updated cable routing
    • rear brake mount change
    • adjustments for new 1x11
    • geometry update

    I called and spoke with Ralph at Niner Bikes about this yesterday because I want a green frame, and I can't find one on sale. He said AIR9 RDO is not changing, they are just closing out the black/licorice color to make way for their new arctic white color. The green frames continue for 2013 with no changes, and are not on sale. No design changes in the works he knew about. So if you want a killer deal and like black, get it now. I just can't do another black bike.

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    Less carbon, no ebb

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    Bikebling said they would sell me a green one for 1650

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    I called and spoke with Ralph at Niner Bikes about this yesterday because I want a green frame, and I can't find one on sale. He said AIR9 RDO is not changing, they are just closing out the black/licorice color to make way for their new arctic white color. The green frames continue for 2013 with no changes, and are not on sale. No design changes in the works he knew about. So if you want a killer deal and like black, get it now. I just can't do another black bike.
    Good to know ... thanks!!

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    Well, I finally pulled the plug and purchased a licorice Air9 RDO ... just couldn't pass up the deal. My first choice of frame color was black so this deal worked out especially well for me. Now it's time to pick out all the goodies and put it together

    Only other bike I thought about was the Jet RDO, but I really wanted something in the 20-22 lb range, and part of me missed riding a hardtail. I've been riding a Jet9 for the past 2+ seasons and will keep it for fun/recreation rides, and maybe even rougher/longer races. Hopefully I'm happy switching to a lighter h/t for racing ..... first carbon frame for me!

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    I ordered a Jet 9 frame from hammerhead for less than they are advertising... Give him a call, he will do what he can to hook you up, and order anything Niner has in stock for you at a great deal!

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    As ordered and as advertised, Bike Bling came through (like they always do) with the frame and all the parts.

    Being built as we speak but I decided to go with a 1x 10 configuration. My bike store is ordering the XX1 crankset with a 28-tooth chainring and a medium cage Shadow derailleur with the clutch so I don't need a chain guide/retainer. I'm using my Roval wheelset from my Carbon Stumpjumper as well as the Reba SL dual air fork that I replaced on the Stumpy with a Niner carbon fork.

    It was bit of an impulse thing. I had intended to buy a cheap frame and use my existing parts to build it up...but that Air 9 frame looks pretty nice and it seemed a shame not to build it up properly. I'm recycling the saddle, the seat post, and the handlebars as well but the rest is being ordered. Price went from under a thousand for the entire build to just under two thousand.

    I got the Anodized Licorice color. By the way, I saw the Tang and Black frame built up into a really nice bike at my LBS. It was the sharpest-looking color combination I have ever seen and was matched with a Tang fork. I know we're supposed to eschew esthetics in favor of functionality but that bike was a work of art.

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    Yep... just finished with the BB Niner EMD frame.......

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    Niner frame blowout at Bike Bling....

    Great deals are still active. Just ordered my Tamale EMD from Competitive Cyclist (price matched). Let the build begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfb66 View Post
    Just spoke with one of the online sites selling the Air9 RDO frames at blowout prices. Evidently the special pricing is approved by Niner which must mean updates to the RDO frame are on the way ... any guesses as to what they'll be?



    • 142 spacing
    • rear thru-axle
    • updated cable routing
    • rear brake mount change
    • adjustments for new 1x11
    • geometry update
    This isn't an official update to the new frame but Niner did make some changes to the bottom bracket on the new artic white and possibly the green as well (haven't checked a green frame yet). If you take a look at the photos on our facebook page (Niner Air 9 RDO Artic White | Facebook) you will see that there is now a molded channel in the BB that allows you to run the cable housing under new press fit 30 BB's that use an expanding shell that is the same diameter as the BB. An example of this would be the new Praxis PF30.
    With these new BB's the cups thread into the shell making it much easier to take the BB out to change the cables. This channel now provides enough clearance for the cables to fit under the BB shell which wasn't possible with the current design.

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    Niner frame blowout at Bike Bling....

    Any deals still out there? A friend wants one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Any deals still out there? A friend wants one..
    You will get better discount for 2

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    Niner frame blowout at Bike Bling....

    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    You will get better discount for 2
    Ha! I already bought mine a couple months ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Ha! I already bought mine a couple months ago!
    you will never buy a new bike if you measure it in months, You need to work it out in either min or seconds.

    Anything past 10 million seconds is Ok.

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