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    Niner MCR photos/builds

    Hello all-

    Just bought my first Niner. Found a new MCR in gold on eBay from bikesrusandmore. Will post pics as I build it up. Share your MCR builds and photos here. I am jazzed to get her started.



    http://www.ninerbikes.com/fly.aspx?l...bikes&taxid=95
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    Here's mine, came in just under 25lbs.

    XT drive train with 11-34 cassette
    Fox F80 (tried it at 100, didn't like it and switched it back)
    Stan's ZTR wheelset with Arch rims
    Tubeless with Maxxis Ardent/fr and Ignitor/rr
    Monkeylite carbon xc handle bar
    thompson stem and seat post
    Avid Elixir brakes 160 rotors
    MCR size medium

    I'm 5'10 and weigh 205 and this bike has been amazing. I ride it hard and the wheelset has exceeded expectations for a $400 set. I just raced it this past weekend and really abused it and it did great. You're going to LOVE it.
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    Here's my drop bar rigid MCR. Way fun! The Maxxis CrossMark tires are super versatile for this type of bike. Standard steel Niner fork, XT drive train, Avid BB-7 mountain bike model brakes with Cane Creek levers, Shimano bar-con shifters for the cave man touch. Rides better on the road than it has any right to based on specs and it steamrolls anything on the dirt that isn't TOO gnarly.

    This was an early build, it's now sporting a medium cage derailleur with an 11-32 at the rear... but it's itching to go 2x10 with something like a 24/36 and 11-28 for a nice tight range and with a short cage road derailleur... or maybe just 1x9 with a 11-34 at the back... these frames really lend themselves to experimentation.

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    I am looking a the 2010 Fox F29 fork and can't decide on 80 or 100. Starting off with the Niner fork is a nice alternative. The guy from MTBR mentioned the Niner fork was great on the MCR.



    This will also be a XC race bike for me. I am thinking 1x9...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTECnical
    I am looking a the 2010 Fox F29 fork and can't decide on 80 or 100. Starting off with the Niner fork is a nice alternative. The guy from MTBR mentioned the Niner fork was great on the MCR.



    This will also be a XC race bike for me. I am thinking 1x9...
    I recommend an 80, but either one can be converted easily back and forth by adding or removing included spacer. Keep in mind all angles on niners are based on 80mm fork, but they also work with 100mm.

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    Here's my Tang MCR. I am running the Niner steel fork, since I wanted a rigid I won't be going to the carbon fork, as I like my 185/7" rotor, and I think the steel fork handles bigger hits better...


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    If you have one of these frames- it's an obvious decision to buy a perfectly matched steel fork for the modest extra cost. If for no other reason than for the guaranteed eventuality that your sus fork will be out of action for an overhaul.

    But it's also super practical; it really adds personality to this frame when you want a completely different feel.

    Just leave a matching race mounted and it takes 5 minutes to swap forks. Great for sloppy conditions and just generally to have a Whole New Ride to play with.

    When set up with a long stem and rigid fork, the ride reminds me of the "Spirit of NORBA circa 1988" but with all the benefits of big hoops. Retro and completely up to date at the same time. Try it!

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    click on my avitar...Love my Small MCR! So much I am contemplating not building up my Jet9 when it comes in! I have hammered this bike, and it has all the great things a hardtail has to offer, as well as enough compliance to still keep ahead of most of my full susp. buddies, I think mine weighs in at around 25-26lbs with the xt build, 1x9 setup, and crossmax wheels. Oh, running an older style reba up front that has the u turn capability to go from 80 to 100.. I usually run it somewhere in between for most riding.

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    Rootbeer 1x9

    Here's my MCR that I just recently finished with blue bits. Set-up 1x9.

    Medium Rootbeer MCR 9
    Fox F29 100mm Fit Remote 15QR
    Industry Nine / Arch Wheelset - Tubeless
    X.0 Short Cage Derrailleur and X.0 Shifters
    Paul Chainkeeper
    Thomson Post and Stem
    Chris King Headset
    Truvativ Noir SS Crankset
    Rocket V Saddle

    Weight is just under 25 pounds.

    Love this ride. So fast, so smooth...



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    Just checked UPS. Looks like my frame will be here Thursday.
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    Medium MCR

    After 7 years riding only fullsuss, I decided to go for a steel hardtail and go 29" has been the big revolution. So here you are my first 29", weighing 10234 g (22,5p) as shown

    Few details:
    Hope stem, seatpost and hubs.
    Crest rims. Sapim Di-Light spokes.
    Formula R1(lever)+RX (caliper) mixed brakes.
    XT cranks, shifters...
    Racing Ralphs 2.25
    Niner Falt Top bar.

    Very nice on the trail
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    Just opened the box! 2010 medium Niner MCR.

    So far I have some XT/Velocity rims and that is about it. Looking at a 80mm Lefty. Spoke to Jake over at Project321. They have a sick deal for an adapter, wheelset and Lefty. Turns out Project321 is an authorized vendor for Cannondale Headshocks.

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    Also a couple of guest apperences by my "Merckx" singlespeed and my girlfriend's newly rehabbed Schwinn. She went for her first bike ride in years last Saturday...
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    Niner MCR Frame

    here is mine....
    first Niner MCR in town....(Monterrey Mexico)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enrique...48524/sizes/l/
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdad
    I never would have thought blue would go that well with the Root Beer frame, Hot Bike
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    I never would have thought blue would go that well with the Root Beer frame, Hot Bike
    I'm with ya - at first I was a little dubious, but the rootbeer with blue sort-of works. Haven't seen anyone else whose tried it, at least. Thanks for the thumb!

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    My Beastie

    My MCR. I ride it ss. Hope hubs, flow rims, thompson stem and post, xtr pedals, one xt crank, 1 lx crank, xt brakes, wipperman chain,
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    After I sent back the cracked Air9, I finally got my gold MCR9 and built it up.
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    Here's mine. Just got her done.


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    My new MCR

    Just got it home today, also my first 29er. I cant wait until morning. The guys at the LBS (Harper's) stayed almost an hour and a half after close to get it done


    Large MCR
    Reba Team w/Maxel
    Hope hubs with Arch rims
    SLX drive train
    Juicy 5"s
    about 28 lbs.

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    2011 XT group on the way. Got the 36t cassette and will set her up as a 1x10.
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    mcr on SS duties. Had this bike for almost a year now. I usually get tired of a bike around now, start dreaming of other bikes. Not this time
    Lovin it.

    Stans flow on hope
    Thompson seatpost, kona bar, truvativ stem
    xt cranks xt brakes
    33:18 gearing, thats about it
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    MCR Build

    I've had mine for a few months, but just rec'd a Niner Reynolds fork in the post yesterday.

    I now have 5 bikes in one:
    Rigid commuter 22.4lbs
    Rigid off-road 22.4 lbs
    Hard tail commuter 24 lbs
    Hard tail off-road 24lbs

    Here's some pics:
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    Oops, make that 4 in one!
    BTW - I have a Chris King baseplate on each fork steerer to make it easy to switch forks.

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    johno, what are those wheels?

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    Just finished yesterday. Won't be able to have it fitted and pick it up until tomorrow. First ride set for Thursday.
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