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    Niner frame blowout at Bike Bling....

    Just got an email about a Niner frame sale at BB....

    Air 9 carbon for $1289...

    Jet 9 RDO Carbon for $1649...

    Air 9 (2012) for $510

    Air 9 (2011) for $415

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    Competitive Cycle will price match if you ask them!!

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    I'm resisting so HARD.
    "I absolutely do not need an Air 9 RDO." <repeat as necessary>
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    Niner frames at these prices? You know you want to go for it.

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    That a9rdo price is insane~~!!

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    Couldn't resist. MCR moondust gray $515 shipped!

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    they are getting read of old inventory to introduce a new xc frame. same geo as the air 9 rdo but in full suspension

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    somebody stop me

    Somebody stop me.........I just put a 2012 Jet 9 RDO frame in my shopping cart for $1649. That's like $950 off MSRP.

    What am I missing here?

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    I have a brand new EMD 9 frame and a brand new Niner carbon fork sitting in my bedroom waiting to be built for Spring...now this deal comes up...I am thinking really hard about pulling the trigger on an Air 9 RDO...I'm not sure what I would do with the EMD...but that is such a sweet deal it's hard to resist!!!

    My biggest issue is that I prefer to support my local shop...it's a small shop and it's the shop that will be building my bike since I don't know how to build a bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tneker View Post
    Somebody stop me.........I just put a 2012 Jet 9 RDO frame in my shopping cart for $1649. That's like $950 off MSRP.

    What am I missing here?
    Nothing, other than Niner makes some changes to this model and released the new version so they must have a bunch left over they need to move. To my mind the changes are not significant enough to justify paying $900-1000 more, so I pulled the trigger on one myself.

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    Thanks Santa

    Trigger pulled, can't wait to build it up. It's going to be a long winter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri View Post
    they are getting read of old inventory to introduce a new xc frame. same geo as the air 9 rdo but in full suspension
    Selling the dated stockage of frame is more profitable than holding on to it. Those RDO V1.0 frames have been around for more than a year, and didn't sell. Time to let them go at a fair market value instead of the inflated cost they used to be. Plus more Niner frames on the trails = more word of mouth advertising.

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    Screw it...couldn't resist...pulled the trigger...Air 9 RDO is on the way!!!!

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    Competitive Cycle price matched for me. Their Customer Service is just top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danvar View Post
    Competitive Cycle price matched for me. Their Customer Service is just top notch.
    And are V1.1 frames too, BTW..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tneker View Post
    Somebody stop me.........I just put a 2012 Jet 9 RDO frame in my shopping cart for $1649. That's like $950 off MSRP.

    What am I missing here?

    It not what you're missing, you just got one of the best deals on one of the best frames available, its what others are missing out on. They will be kicking themselves like I will for not further loading up the credit card for such an incredible deal. My wife got hers a month ago for 300 more and I thought that was the best we would see. Damn. I need to sell something.

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    I just bought a RIP for a little less than this two months ago. Should I sell the RIP? Am I gonna miss the extra inch of travel in the back, and the ability to run 140 up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    I just bought a RIP for a little less than this two months ago. Should I sell the RIP? Am I gonna miss the extra inch of travel in the back, and the ability to run 140 up front?
    I just sold mine to get the RDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danvar View Post
    I just sold mine to get the RDO.
    Just the frame? How much we you able to sell it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    I just bought a RIP for a little less than this two months ago. Should I sell the RIP? Am I gonna miss the extra inch of travel in the back, and the ability to run 140 up front?
    The leverage ratio/valving on the RDO actually felt plusher than the Rip and as other have stated, the RDO is a very capable bike. If you are an all mtn rider always looking for rough technical trails, maybe not.

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    I ordered a 2012 RDO, however I got a call back stating they oversold the size I wanted. They offered me a 2013 at cost and I bit the bullet. Needless to say sizes are running out, jump on these while you can.

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    Dang, the Bike Bling prices are very close to what I was quoted for a crash replacement.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    The leverage ratio/valving on the RDO actually felt plusher than the Rip and as other have stated, the RDO is a very capable bike. If you are an all mtn rider always looking for rough technical trails, maybe not.
    I think your last sentence describes me in philosophy, but I find myself more on XCish trails. I don't know how I'd feel knowing I'd given up a bike that's a bit better for what I like best, even if I'm not on those trails all the time.

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    Boo!! Bike bling just canceled my order and sent my money back to PayPal. No email or phone call just a refund notice from PayPal. When I called to see what's up they weren't very helpful. "It's unavailable" is what I was told and "I don't think they make that frame anymore" (MCR). Should have known. Last order took a month to arrive (egg beater pedals). Bike Bling.. All flash. No class.

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    I haven't ordered from Bike Bling before...but I have ordered from JensonUSA...so I requested a price match...and bought it from them instead. Also...saved a few $ on the shipping through JensonUSA.

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    I have ordered from Bikebling a few times. No problems, but it can take a while (a couple weeks) to get the ordered items. I was able to use coupon code "REALDEAL" even when the item said they were not eligible.

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    Why isn't the new one9 part of this? I am having a hard time finding a used medium one9 frame. I wish they had a new one discounted like the other niner models

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    Checkout OO for their RDO sale and all their color matched RDO components! Call and ask what they can do if it isn't discounted...yet! Trust me, I did!
    Can't wait till it get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM View Post
    I ordered a 2012 RDO, however I got a call back stating they oversold the size I wanted. They offered me a 2013 at cost and I bit the bullet. Needless to say sizes are running out, jump on these while you can.
    Are you replacing the HT or FS? Im trying to resist picking up a HT RDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    Are you replacing the or FS? Im trying to resist picking up a HT RDO.
    Picked up a Jet 9 RDO to replace the FS. Get the RDO HT!

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    took you long enough!

    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM View Post
    I ordered a 2012 RDO, however I got a call back stating they oversold the size I wanted. They offered me a 2013 at cost and I bit the bullet. Needless to say sizes are running out, jump on these while you can.
    A 2013 at the cost of the 2012? Nice! Took you long enough to catch on to Niner, I've had my Jet 9 RDO since about September. So much fun on Santa Cruz trails.

    Btw, drop me a PM/email, we should ride soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    A 2013 at the cost of the 2012? Nice! Took you long enough to catch on to Niner, I've had my Jet 9 RDO since about September. So much fun on Santa Cruz trails.

    Btw, drop me a PM/email, we should ride soon.

    -jim
    Jim! Sounds like a plan. I'll PM once I get it built up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashtastic View Post
    Boo!! Bike bling just canceled my order and sent my money back to PayPal. No email or phone call just a refund notice from PayPal. When I called to see what's up they weren't very helpful. "It's unavailable" is what I was told and "I don't think they make that frame anymore" (MCR). Should have known. Last order took a month to arrive (egg beater pedals). Bike Bling.. All flash. No class.


    i second that.. bikebling sucks.. never again.. i'll take my business elsewhere..

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    Only on mtbr do people ***** about someone discounting a frame by like 40% after waiting 'til they're gone to place an order. "While supplies last" was in the email I received, and prominently on their website. That means if you hesitate, you might not get in on the screamin' deal.

    Sucks about the egg beaters, for sure. I guarantee you there's someone riding a Jet 9 RDO right now (who may never have had the means to do so if it wasn't for that sale) who is quite happy with BikeBling. There are stores with better customer service out there, but I don't think any retailer is perfect.

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    FYI: for better Niner price than BikeBling.. check outsideoutfitters.com

    JET 9 RDO carbon:

    Bikebling: $1,649.00
    Outsideoutfitters: $1,548.94

    that's $100.06 savings right there on the JET9 RDO..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MentalSpine View Post
    FYI: for better Niner price than BikeBling.. check outsideoutfitters.com

    JET 9 RDO carbon:

    Bikebling: $1,649.00
    Outsideoutfitters: $1,548.94

    that's $100.06 savings right there on the JET9 RDO..
    SO tempting. If nothing else, all of this blowout stuff has made me really think about what I want my bike to be. Perhaps in a move to take my RIP further away from a JET RDO (to justify not purchasing one, in part) I've put the Maxle kit on, a bigger rear tire, and am contemplating a 140mm Fox 34. Trying to make my bike a bit burlier than the JET RDO.

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    The VERY nice folks at Competitive Cyclist price matched the OO price for me yesterday. But they had the nerve to charge $15 for shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele View Post
    The VERY nice folks at Competitive Cyclist price matched the OO price for me yesterday. But they had the nerve to charge $15 for shipping.

    what.. got free shipping from OO..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentalSpine View Post
    what.. got free shipping from OO..
    I ordered my Jet 9 RDO a couple of months ago, they have an unlimited return policy. I plan on calling to see what they might be willing to do for the $700 price drop (on featured bike). I'm not expecting the difference, but curious what they have to say. I have more parts I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Only on mtbr do people ***** about someone discounting a frame by like 40% after waiting 'til they're gone to place an order. "While supplies last" was in the email I received, and prominently on their website. That means if you hesitate, you might not get in on the screamin' deal.

    Sucks about the egg beaters, for sure. I guarantee you there's someone riding a Jet 9 RDO right now (who may never have had the means to do so if it wasn't for that sale) who is quite happy with BikeBling. There are stores with better customer service out there, but I don't think any retailer is perfect.
    To cancel an order and not notify the customer is beyond bad customer service. (Only found out because pp notified me). BTW ordered within 24hrs of 1st posting of sale. The fact that when I called to see what happened I got the distinct vibe that they could care less. Use bike bling if you like. But the are many other shops with outstanding customer service who price match. Just thought I'd share my experience. One way we can call folks out for bad customer service and get our hard earned dollars flowing to more reputable shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele View Post
    The VERY nice folks at Competitive Cyclist price matched the OO price for me yesterday. But they had the nerve to charge $15 for shipping.
    Yeah I jumped in for a Jet 9 RDO too. Called Comp Cyclist and they priced matched O.O. too and charged me the $15. They said they have to match exactly as the competitor is advertising. They told me that shipping on OO is $15, but still a smokin deal nonetheless!

    Edit: Found out that O.O. does have free shipping on orders over $111, but a $20 shipping charge for "oversize" orders, this is what customer service told me. So Comp. Cyclist is correct on the on the $15.

    Soon I'll have my vanna white Jet 9 RDO. I've been told I won't miss my Tallboy Carbon with it's 12x142 axle. Now I'm trying to decide on a front fork white fork or a black fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashtastic View Post
    To cancel an order and not notify the customer is beyond bad customer service. (Only found out because pp notified me). BTW ordered within 24hrs of 1st posting of sale. The fact that when I called to see what happened I got the distinct vibe that they could care less. Use bike bling if you like. But the are many other shops with outstanding customer service who price match. Just thought I'd share my experience. One way we can call folks out for bad customer service and get our hard earned dollars flowing to more reputable shops.
    I agree with you on most of your points, but without BB or OO, in this case, yours and my favorite place with the best customer service (CC) wouldn't have a price that low to match.

    I guess another way to call out shops is here on mtbr. Worked for a guy who dealt with Hammerhead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    I guess another way to call out shops is here on mtbr. Worked for a guy who dealt with Hammerhead...
    Speaking of H.H., they too are running the Jet 9 RDO frame for $1699! Not sure what their shipping costs are.

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    You guys are really fortunate with these prices. We in Europe still pay top $$$ for those frames.

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    I picked up an RDO for $1505 shipped from bigkahunabicycles.com

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    Criticalmass, how did you find that deal? Wow...

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    I haven't heard or seen word of updates to these frames for next year, so what's driving these big discounts? Did these Niner frames have bad sales numbers for 2012?

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    They're releasing a newer version. Something about a carbon rocker and a couple of other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Criticalmass, how did you find that deal? Wow...
    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.

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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
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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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.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Niner frame blowout at Bike Bling....

    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Any deals still out there? A friend wants one..
    Saw a mention of JET9s on sale on the front page of Jenson's site. Might want to check that out. No idea if it is a good deal, I didn't click the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Any deals still out there? A friend wants one..
    We have one medium black Jet 9 RDO and 1 large black Jet 9 RDO left at the promotional price of $1625. Email me at mark@probikesupply.com if you are interested.

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    anybody knows where i can buy a Jet 9 RDO Size XL for a good price? (sale price...)

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