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    Niner road bike

    Curious if anyone knows why Niner doesn't do road bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssphoenix View Post
    Curious if anyone knows why Niner doesn't do road bikes.

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    Because they are a 29 inch wheel MTB company

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    I like the out of the box thinking.. Samsung didn't make fridges either.

    It would be interesting to see.. haha, weird looking..

    I've often thought of taking a Carbon Air9 (or RDO), and rigging it with some skinny tires to ride road. I just can't get into the road bike lifestyle, maybe this idea would be a nice compromise.

    Could be a fun project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssphoenix View Post
    Curious if anyone knows why Niner doesn't do road bikes.

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    Maybe because they've witnessed the failure of every mtb company before them that tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    I like the out of the box thinking.. Samsung didn't make fridges either.

    It would be interesting to see.. haha, weird looking..

    I've often thought of taking a Carbon Air9 (or RDO), and rigging it with some skinny tires to ride road. I just can't get into the road bike lifestyle, maybe this idea would be a nice compromise.

    Could be a fun project!
    Tried that with a carbon flash. Although fun, in no way you will be able to keep up with the same group riding a road bike.

    They have a killer design and looks like the niner family is doing well. I am sure they have some good designer and engineers on staff to whip up some good road bikes. I can't imagine these days limiting yourself in one area of cycling. I noticed niner owners tend to be loyal to their bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssphoenix View Post
    Tried that with a carbon flash. Although fun, in no way you will be able to keep up with the same group riding a road bike.

    They have a killer design and looks like the niner family is doing well. I am sure they have some good designer and engineers on staff to whip up some good road bikes. I can't imagine these days limiting yourself in one area of cycling. I noticed niner owners tend to be loyal to their bikes.
    I have no desire to ride with any groups... But it worked out, good time?

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    I would buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    I have no desire to ride with any groups... But it worked out, good time?
    My situation is different. I am competitive and like to race. I was hoping not to spend money on a bike that I can just switch the wheels until I find my true love (so does speak) at 18.5lb the flash is not far from any good carbon road bikes. I was wrong and so I now have multiple bikes.

    I am a strava addict and so good time for me consists of riding as hard as i can. Lately I've been criting, which is lots of fun.

    You should try group rides.

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    I would buy a carbon cross bike from Niner...hehe
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    Because they are mountain bikers who turner their hobby into a business.

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