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    Ska!,

    Thanks for the heads-up on your Paul chain keeper. I was bummed that I kept having trouble with it. I think it looks so much more clean than the styles from mrp and e13. I even emailed Paul Comp to see if the band type could be converted to a BB type. The main part looks the same...just one with the band and one with the BB bracket. We'll see.

    I suppose I may also try what Jabrabu did...some tape of some kind first. Maybe I'm too big to make it work, if it is related to flex. I'm a physically strong 180+ lbs. But then that Ti bike I was using the other keeper on, that I had zero trouble with (a 2010 Lynskey Pro29)...I converted it back to single speed because I could get enough flex out of the BB area that the tire/chainstay rubbing was driving me nuts! So maybe flex isn't the main factor.

    BTW, great looking SIR, jabrabu. The white does look good. I would post a pic of my moondust MCR, but don't seem to have one of the complete bike. I'll work on that. Or maybe I should wait and do it after I get my P321/Enve wheelset!!

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    I use a NGear Jumpstop for a 1x9 setup. I've never had a problem with it. Its inexpensive and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    Ska!,

    Thanks for the heads-up on your Paul chain keeper. I was bummed that I kept having trouble with it. I think it looks so much more clean than the styles from mrp and e13. I even emailed Paul Comp to see if the band type could be converted to a BB type. The main part looks the same...just one with the band and one with the BB bracket. We'll see.

    I suppose I may also try what Jabrabu did...some tape of some kind first. Maybe I'm too big to make it work, if it is related to flex. I'm a physically strong 180+ lbs. But then that Ti bike I was using the other keeper on, that I had zero trouble with (a 2010 Lynskey Pro29)...I converted it back to single speed because I could get enough flex out of the BB area that the tire/chainstay rubbing was driving me nuts! So maybe flex isn't the main factor.

    BTW, great looking SIR, jabrabu. The white does look good. I would post a pic of my moondust MCR, but don't seem to have one of the complete bike. I'll work on that. Or maybe I should wait and do it after I get my P321/Enve wheelset!!
    Are you sure you have the correct size chain keeper? I moved my keeper from my Ti to steel frame without noticing that the seattube diameter on the 2 frames were different. A couple of dereailer shims solved the problem.

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    My MCR

    Hope pro II hubs
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    I love this bike
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    Mine in the mother of all rock gardens.




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    All of these look awesome! Anyone have any thoughts on an accent color for a Kermit Green MCR other than red? My husband thinks it's ridiculous, but I'm thinking pink. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenut316 View Post
    Are you sure you have the correct size chain keeper? I moved my keeper from my Ti to steel frame without noticing that the seattube diameter on the 2 frames were different. A couple of dereailer shims solved the problem.
    Yeah, I have 3 of the things, one in each size. The Lynskey uses the biggest 35.0mm size, the MCR the smallest 28.6mm. That's all part of my theory that the tube diameters play a part in how much grip and resistance to moving they have.

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    I too had the correct size.........slip, slip BANG!

    I don't want anyone misunderstanding me here. I'm not knocking Paul or any of their gadgets (I have used many and actually still use their Love Levers on the Niner) they're quality bits and worth the $$. I love them! I just don't believe that this particular keeper is appropriate for this type of service. I know they mention not using it for downhill rigs and such but I'm not convinced one should even use it for XC purposes.

    Just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circusbike View Post
    All of these look awesome! Anyone have any thoughts on an accent color for a Kermit Green MCR other than red? My husband thinks it's ridiculous, but I'm thinking pink. . .
    Dark green. Lots of salsa parts would work, otherwise, polished alloy.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Sick Rigid Commuter. How well does it compare to a Roadie?

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    I'm thinking of doing a SS build with an MCR frame. What tensioner are (were) you using with this bike? Have you tried running the Niner steel fork with this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circusbike View Post
    All of these look awesome! Anyone have any thoughts on an accent color for a Kermit Green MCR other than red? My husband thinks it's ridiculous, but I'm thinking pink. . .
    purple accent would be nice

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    So 14 months in how has it been? I just bought an MCR frame and am anxious to build her up, wanted to get some user feedback.

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    She is done.

    Finally complete and ready for the 24hr Scott in Australia.

    Final weight = 10.04kg



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    Some updated pictures. About a year old now.

    New tires. Cut my bars to 23"... Demo saddle (don't ask). 26.00lbs






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    Ride true --> Absolutely sick build!!!!

    You might have just converted me to the green over the gray with my soon to be build.

    Cheers

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    Niner MCR Moondust Grey Small

    Here is mine:Weight 10,4kg with my old fork Exotic carbon.

    Update:With new Niner Carbon Fork:10,2kg.
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    Mine. I LOVE LOTS!!!!!
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    Outerbike. Moab. Wish it was mine
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    i'm in the middle of a MCR build right now and I have a pretty novice question (new to MTB sorry), on the Niner site it says that the FD should be a low mount, bottom pull... does bottom pull not indicate the cable coming from the bottom? thanks in advance!

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    Yes, the cable pull if from the bottom and all the Niners I have route the cable under the bottom bracket and pull from the bottom. (SIR, JET)
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    i'm pretty sure that the FD cable pull on this bike is top pull though and that's certainly what it looks like in the pics above.

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    Yup, that's definitely a top pull front. I've got an MCR too.

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    so weird that the niner site would be wrong. it says "28.6mm front derailleur, low mount - top swing, bottom pull" the rest sounds right and looks right based on all your awesome pictures on this thread.

    thanks for the help! now i just need to find the FD I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconBikeJoe View Post
    so weird that the niner site would be wrong. it says "28.6mm front derailleur, low mount - top swing, bottom pull" the rest sounds right and looks right based on all your awesome pictures on this thread.

    thanks for the help! now i just need to find the FD I need.
    The Sir9/Jet would be bottom as the cables are downtube routed, MCR is def top pull.

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    Still need a front der for an MCR? There's a good deal on a lightly used XT over on the Serotta forums right now. (forums.serotta.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdirrty View Post
    I'm thinking of doing a SS build with an MCR frame. What tensioner are (were) you using with this bike? Have you tried running the Niner steel fork with this setup?
    Not sure if anyone answered this, but I've been using the Yess ETR/V tensioner. I had to tweak it a few times (I kept dropping my chain), but it's been working great since. I like how there are multiple tensioning options on this tensioner.

    ETR/V / bike chain tensioners and other goodies / your friends at yess labs

    I've run SS with both a Fox fork and the Niner steel fork and they both work great.

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    My current MCR build...
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    My MCR is almost done.... painfully close. I ended up getting a new XT 2x10 group, but the rear brake didn't come with the adapter to connect it to the frame. I'm having trouble finding a part number for this. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

    THANKS!

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    Am

    So here is the latest version w/FOX TALAS 120mm./95mm. & the Gravity Dropper (Both of which are incredible and contribute to an even more buttery ride!):






    Steel AM Goodness!

    *These were pre-ride pics and I have since adjusted the saddle..

    Here is the before pic:



    Thanks For Looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconBikeJoe View Post
    My MCR is almost done.... painfully close. I ended up getting a new XT 2x10 group, but the rear brake didn't come with the adapter to connect it to the frame. I'm having trouble finding a part number for this. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

    THANKS!
    You're going to need a 74mm Post to 51mm IS adapter. The size of the rotor will determine which adapter that you need. Universal Cycles sells the adapters for $10. The part numbers for this type of rear caliper adapter are ISMMAR160PSA, ISMMAR180PSA and ISMMAR203PSA.

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    I just pulled the trigger on a 2011 EMD 9 frame from JensonUSA - Niner EMD 9 Frame '11 at JensonUSA.com. Pretty good deal I think- 330 +8 bucks shipping. Went with a LG moondust frame + Salsa seatpost clamp and a Cane Creek S-3 headset.

    Got a 100mm Reba RL fork, LX 3x9 drivetrain, Control Tech 2-bolt seatpost and Pure V saddle in the parts bin ready to go. Stem and bars TBD.

    Wheels I am on the fence about. Jenson has these Arch / SRAM x9 wheels for a pretty good price - Stan's Arch 29'Er / Sram X.9 Wheel at JensonUSA.com. QR set would be about 345 + shipping. No experience with those SRAM hubs though. Thoughts?

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    huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on a 2011 EMD 9 frame from JensonUSA - Niner EMD 9 Frame '11 at JensonUSA.com. Pretty good deal I think- 330 +8 bucks shipping. Went with a LG moondust frame + Salsa seatpost clamp and a Cane Creek S-3 headset.

    Got a 100mm Reba RL fork, LX 3x9 drivetrain, Control Tech 2-bolt seatpost and Pure V saddle in the parts bin ready to go. Stem and bars TBD.

    Wheels I am on the fence about. Jenson has these Arch / SRAM x9 wheels for a pretty good price - Stan's Arch 29'Er / Sram X.9 Wheel at JensonUSA.com. QR set would be about 345 + shipping. No experience with those SRAM hubs though. Thoughts?
    not trying to be a jerk, but what does this post have to do with MCR builds/pics? That is a totally decent price on the wheelset btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanFry View Post
    not trying to be a jerk, but what does this post have to do with MCR builds/pics? That is a totally decent price on the wheelset btw.
    LOL - because I am a dumb-ass and can't read apparently ;-)

    Actually noticed that Universal Cycles has a Flows / SRAM x.9 wheelset for the same price, that's the ticket for me I think.

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    My Niner MCRs

    My Niners... I have 2... (always 1 avail, and often I have a spare to lend) This bike is so awesome, after riding my orange MCR for the past few years, I decided to build another with similar, but slightly nicer components. NinerOne has a Salsa Cromoto Grande fork; NinerTwo has the Niner fork. NinerOne has Hadley hubs; NinerTwo, Chris King. Both have Stan's Arch Rims, XO gripshifters and XO rear derailers. NinerOne has XT disc brakes; NinerTwo has Hope Mono Mini. NinerOne is orange; NinerTwo is gold. Both has SLX cranks, but NinerTwo are deannodized, polished silver. Both have Thomson stems and seatposts; NinerOne in black; NinerTwo in silver. Brooks B17s on both... THESE BIKES ARE AMAZING.


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    Quote Originally Posted by montclairbobbyb View Post
    My Niners... I have 2... (always 1 avail, and often I have a spare to lend) This bike is so awesome, after riding my orange MCR for the past few years, I decided to build another with similar, but slightly nicer components. NinerOne has a Salsa Cromoto Grande fork; NinerTwo has the Niner fork. NinerOne has Hadley hubs; NinerTwo, Chris King. Both have Stan's Arch Rims, XO gripshifters and XO rear derailers. NinerOne has XT disc brakes; NinerTwo has Hope Mono Mini. NinerOne is orange; NinerTwo is gold. Both has SLX cranks, but NinerTwo are deannodized, polished silver. Both have Thomson stems and seatposts; NinerOne in black; NinerTwo in silver. Brooks B17s on both... THESE BIKES ARE AMAZING.

    Why build two bikes that are basically the exact same?

    Really enjoy my MCR. However, I have no desire to build another. Next bike will be custom with shorter chain stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Troll View Post
    Why build two bikes that are basically the exact same?

    Why? Because I can... and I want essentially the same bike, but with slight differences.

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    Because everyone should have a "friend" bike. Although my friend bike idea is to have 4 different bikes and let the friend choose and I ride something else. I have: Sir9 full rigid SS, One9 hardtail (obviously SS), Sir9 geared hardtail, Jet9 Obviously geared and full suspension)
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    It was originally a root beer frame, but I had it stripped and powdercoated to match the fork.
    Did you clear coat over the new decals? If you did, what exactly did you have done? Looking for some info for my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Because everyone should have a "friend" bike. Although my friend bike idea is to have 4 different bikes and let the friend choose and I ride something else. I have: Sir9 full rigid SS, One9 hardtail (obviously SS), Sir9 geared hardtail, Jet9 Obviously geared and full suspension)
    Best of all worlds... NICE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpugsley View Post
    Did you clear coat over the new decals? If you did, what exactly did you have done? Looking for some info for my frame.
    Yes, I just sprayed some clear enamel over the decals.

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    the mcr is the best looking 29er frame available
    looking for a large in root beer red or moondust grey with matching rigid fork

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    23.5 lbs of trail bike goodness. 1x10 XO 100mm F29 RLC.

    Yes.


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    Did your front x9 derailleur come with a 28.6 adapter?

    Does anyone know what size Hope seat post clamp will fit the MCR?


    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmonk View Post
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    X9 group 2x10, 26-39 Crank, 12-36 Cassette
    Stan Crest with 2.2 Ikon tires tubeless
    Reba 100mm
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    24.5 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    Does anyone know what size Hope seat post clamp will fit the MCR?
    I don't have a Hope clamp, but I know the Salsa 30.0 works.

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    [QUOTE=warwagon;9027440]Did your front x9 derailleur come with a 28.6 adapter?

    No adapter, I had one in my toolbox...

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    Does anyone know what size Hope seat post clamp will fit the MCR?
    Hope 30.0 fits, I have one.
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    [QUOTE=mtbmonk;9029317]
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    Did your front x9 derailleur come with a 28.6 adapter?

    No adapter, I had one in my toolbox...
    Good thing I grabbed a 1 1/4"-1 1/8"

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    my first 29er: Rohloff MCR

    ...this is the fresh build; in the meanwhile I did around 400km on this bike, absolutely enjoy it. I was about to get a Fox-fork for summer, but so far I really like it this way, maybe Ill keep it full rigid for some time...
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    Uh oh... a 119 lb box is being delivered to me tomorrow! Hope it doesn't weigh that much when I assemble it

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