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    Niner Jet 9 (alloy)

    I've been seeing a lot about the Jet 9 RDO's but not much on the alloys.


    For many reasons I decided to go with a Jet 9 alloy. The main reason being $$$$. I am swapping everything over from my Sette HT and will have a SRAM X9/X.0 build. This is the first time in 15 years of riding mtn bikes that I'm riding a full squish bike and I'm looking forward to it. The hour or so on the demo bike l was happy to feel "fresh" and not shaken to bits.

    Anyways, my main purpose of the bike is to be my all around (only bike until I find parts to rebuild the HT) and XC racing ready "ish" bike. I think it is going to come in around 28 pounds.

    Anyways, any issues that are known with the alloy frame that I can't find on the interwebz? I haven't really found much, it seems like Niner took care of a lot of issues early on and the '12 frames are great.


    I got the Black frame btw. Pictures to come once built.

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    Niner Jet 9 (alloy)

    Nothing wrong with that, sweet ride, looking forward to seeing it!

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    Two racing seasons on mine and still love it.

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    I've had mine 1 year and it's tough. No issues at all with the frame.

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    Ok, here she is.

    Black frame size medium

    X0 Grip shift
    X9 Rear Derailleur
    X7 front derailleur
    Race Face Evolve XC 100mm stem
    Easton EA30 bars
    BB7 Brakes
    SID fork (not sure of model, says dual air)
    2x10 X9 cranks
    Sun Ringle Black Flag tubeless wheels with Racing Ralphs
    Carbon Niner Seatpost


    Came in at 27 pounds 4 oz. I'm thinking of going with some carbon bars and shorter stem and hydraulic brakes are on the short list as well. Should be able to get really close to 25 pounds soon.

    Rode her for 4 miles on a short trail we have close to the shop we built it up at. Set a PR not sure if it's because of the bike or if I was just super excited about riding it.


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    Nice Ride! mine is an xo build with sid xx, carbon bars and I9 wheels. Its a little over 25 lbs. Feels way lighter on the trail.

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    Replaced the Easton bar and Raceface stem with Niner alloy parts. Now everything matches and it lost a 1/4 pound. got it down to 27 pounds and that includes a bottle cage and bell! Lots of blind corner two way trails by me so I have a bell LOL

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    Another Jet 9 alloy to the table, 25.3 lb

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    Love my Jet 9 AL, very nimble for a 29 FS. I built mine up with 120mm SID up front and am very pleased with the overall performance....it gives the bike a "XC+" feel to it.
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    Great Build. After 17 years on rigid singlespeeds I to am on a Jet 9 (alloy) and am Loving it. I did the same as pascale27 with a 120mm fork up front and it doesn't seem unbalanced at all. I bought the full bike with Sram X7 and Sette parts and swapped out everything except the frame and headset. 21lbs. 11oz. without the Bell. I put all the new stuff on my wifes Niner EMD and sold it. She's on an On-One Lurcher carbon SS now.

    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Niner Jet 9 (alloy)

    Looks great. Love the all white. I gotta weigh mine, curious to see where it stacks up.


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    Niner Jet 9 (alloy)-0627141546.jpgHeres mine at 22.63

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    Here's mine 2011 upgraded spec

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    How much sag you guys running on yours . I'm at 120psi but feels harsh 110 psi feels better but I get lots lots of pedal Bob when I stand in open mode . Could my shock need a retune ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013megaAM View Post
    How much sag you guys running on yours . I'm at 120psi but feels harsh 110 psi feels better but I get lots lots of pedal Bob when I stand in open mode . Could my shock need a retune ?
    I've got the 80mm rear travel JET and like mine at 30% sag.

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    The 2011 shock tune was not as nice as the 2008-2009 ( I didn't get to ride the 2010 shock )

    I did back to back rides with the rear shock ( 2011 ) off my wife's bike & the one off my 2008 Jet9 on the 2010 Jet9 frame I got from the recall replacement & the 2011 shock was not good in it's standard trim IMO.

    I'm sure that Bruce has the better rear shock on his bike to.

    I ran mine most of the time at .66 of my body weight in lb's ( geared up ) & it was very good.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2013megaAM View Post
    How much sag you guys running on yours . I'm at 120psi but feels harsh 110 psi feels better but I get lots lots of pedal Bob when I stand in open mode . Could my shock need a retune ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    The 2011 shock tune was not as nice as the 2008-2009 ( I didn't get to ride the 2010 shock )

    I did back to back rides with the rear shock ( 2011 ) off my wife's bike & the one off my 2008 Jet9 on the 2010 Jet9 frame I got from the recall replacement & the 2011 shock was not good in it's standard trim IMO.

    I'm sure that Bruce has the better rear shock on his bike to.

    I ran mine most of the time at .66 of my body weight in lb's ( geared up ) & it was very good.
    thanks I did read in a review somwhere the 2011 shock tune was bad. I think for the cost of a service and tune via TF I should just go ahead and buy a new shock .thinking the new rock shox debonair rt3 or what ever it's called . It will be tuned free if I buy from TF . IF I can get the shock sorted this will be one hell of a bike ive had many bikes all custom and so far with a badly tuned rear shock the jet 9 flys . My jet came with 140mm forks so over the limit but feels really good

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    Wow the Jet9 rides so much better with SPDs bloody love this thing

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    Wifes. She loves it. I'm looking for an XL, as it's time for me to ditch the old hard tail.
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    Going to upgrade the rear shock on my 2011 jet 9 any ideas ? I'm thinking the rock shocks monarch debonair with the 3 settings ? This would give me the setting I often find im missing . Or have the rp23 retuned for me

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    Any more information on the shock tune of the 2011? Just bought an XL alloy for myself as well. Three Niners in the house with that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    Any more information on the shock tune of the 2011? Just bought an XL alloy for myself as well. Three Niners in the house with that....
    I'm waiting for a reply from TF tuned regarding the tune .hopefully I'll have it retuned. 2011 tune is poor as you probly know

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013megaAM View Post
    I'm waiting for a reply from TF tuned regarding the tune .hopefully I'll have it retuned. 2011 tune is poor as you probly know
    Actually, I don't know. Just heard about it on this thread. Could you elaborate on the symptoms of the poor tune please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    Actually, I don't know. Just heard about it on this thread. Could you elaborate on the symptoms of the poor tune please?
    Bikeradar Niner JET 9 review.... I find the shock moves a lot when I stand and does not track over fast bumbs very well at all . I'm running 110 psi nice and plush but then I bottom out to easy at that psi . If I up the psi it becomes a harsher ride .

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    Saw this just got resurrected. Unfortunately/fortunately? for me I had a warranty issue with my frame and Niner is replacing it with a newer generation. I kind of wanted a Air 9 Carbon anyways so I don't have to deal with selling just the frame now. Nice bikes guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by droanx View Post
    Saw this just got resurrected. Unfortunately/fortunately? for me I had a warranty issue with my frame and Niner is replacing it with a newer generation. I kind of wanted a Air 9 Carbon anyways so I don't have to deal with selling just the frame now. Nice bikes guys!
    A lot of these frames are probably making into their second owners hands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    A lot of these frames are probably making into their second owners hands...
    Yea, I was first owner, my frame is going back to Niner for them to figure out what happened but they are working with me and getting me a nice new carbon frame so I can't complain.

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    I still like my Jet 9 and have not had any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee View Post
    I still like my Jet 9 and have not had any issues.
    Cool, I just received my alloy 2011 never ridden used frame yesterday. Building it up currently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    Cool, I just received my alloy 2011 never ridden used frame yesterday. Building it up currently...
    My 2011 shock is being tuned/push via TF as I speak hopefully it will sort it out

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    Niner Jet 9 (alloy)

    Would love to hear about the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    Actually, I don't know. Just heard about it on this thread. Could you elaborate on the symptoms of the poor tune please?
    The 2011 RP23 has a high compression tune which results in a very harsh ride.... I had mine "Pushed" and it's a whole lot better now. Feels more like a 100mm travel bike than the 80mm it sports... One other nugget... get the Enduro Needle bearing kit for the shock eyelet. This really reduces the friction in that pivot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    The 2011 RP23 has a high compression tune which results in a very harsh ride.... I had mine "Pushed" and it's a whole lot better now. Feels more like a 100mm travel bike than the 80mm it sports... One other nugget... get the Enduro Needle bearing kit for the shock eyelet. This really reduces the friction in that pivot.
    thanks for that TF will be ringing me when they start work and I can pass that info on as it's just how my rp23 feels harsh . Do I ask TF to put those needle bearings in ? Do they cost more ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    The 2011 RP23 has a high compression tune which results in a very harsh ride.... I had mine "Pushed" and it's a whole lot better now. Feels more like a 100mm travel bike than the 80mm it sports... One other nugget... get the Enduro Needle bearing kit for the shock eyelet. This really reduces the friction in that pivot.
    These, right? Universal Cycles -- Enduro Rear Shock Needle Bearing Kits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    I didn't know about these but just seen a vid about them I see why these are a good idea . What size or could you post a link for the ones I'll need for the 2011 jet . Thanks

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    I get them directly from Real World Cycling...
    RWC SHOCK EYE NEEDLE BEARING KITS

    you need the size.. 21.85
    One of the best upgrades available. It'll make you adjust the air pressure in your shock because of the lack of friction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    I get them directly from Real World Cycling...
    RWC SHOCK EYE NEEDLE BEARING KITS

    you need the size.. 21.85
    One of the best upgrades available. It'll make you adjust the air pressure in your shock because of the lack of friction.
    brill thanks a lot )

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013megaAM View Post
    brill thanks a lot )
    One last thing can I fit them myself or do I need pro tools . ?

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    A vice and the proper sized socket to push out the old DU bushing is required.. Or, you can buy the tool.. (which I did several years ago)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycler View Post
    I get them directly from Real World Cycling...
    RWC SHOCK EYE NEEDLE BEARING KITS

    you need the size.. 21.85
    One of the best upgrades available. It'll make you adjust the air pressure in your shock because of the lack of friction.
    Awesome, thanks for the info. And one must order two of the kits right, one for each "eye"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    Awesome, thanks for the info. And one must order two of the kits right, one for each "eye"?
    You only need the top one. The bottom eyelet doesn't move.
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    Since my Jet9 was purchased 2010/2011 how can I tell what tune I've got? not having anything to compare it against..

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    Since my Jet9 was purchased 2010/2011 how can I tell what tune I've got? not having anything to compare it against..

    Thanks
    I'm not totally sure, but so far I have gleaned that the first two numbers after the two letters on your serial number is the model year. One the fox shock there is a sticker that shows the rebound and compression tune, and on this year the compression tune is the maximum, which is too much. So if you look on the shock you will see three bars, with the maximum one highlighted as the tune of the shock...
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    I'm considering Buying a Jet9 alloy with the x1 groupo but have heard some bad reviews on the Fox 32 float and was thinking of changing the fork. Any advice??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cale99 View Post
    I'm considering Buying a Jet9 alloy with the x1 groupo but have heard some bad reviews on the Fox 32 float and was thinking of changing the fork. Any advice??
    I like my Float 32 better than my Reba, is way more solid and at 100mm travel works well
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevocastro View Post
    I like my Float 32 better than my Reba, is way more solid and at 100mm travel works well
    Does your fork have the kashima coated stanchions?

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