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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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