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    I think I showed you my JET before but here is a pic I really like:

    JET at work, trailscouting (with me) in Slovenia, on the way up to Matajur. Here it's taking a rest at a beautiful spot, looking down to the adriatc sea



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    Very cool!

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    my new Jet9

    Just built and ready to rumble... weighed on digital scale at the shop it was 24.5 pounds!

    Large Jet9
    Reba SL (white Fox F29 in the mail)
    Stans 355, Am Classic hubs and Spec Fastrack w/ sealant
    Xtr Crank, Front Der
    Sram X0 twist shifters and rear der
    Avid Ultimate 160mm brakes, Marta SL rotors
    Easton Monkeylite riser bare
    EA90 stem
    EC90 Post
    SLR XC Saddle
    Kcnc quick release skewers
    Chris King nothreadset and Bottom bracket
    Crank Bros Candy 2ti pedals
    ESI Chunky foam grips
    Alligator I-links housing up front and in back, jagwire black in the middle



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    A return to rear sus..

    I have spent the last 2 seasons on a SS c-dale 29er very happily. I happen to be riding from Telluride to Moab in Sept so I thought having one of these would make sense.

    I do really like the bike. I miss the lefty in some ways but the pup lock and the u-turn on the reba make me happy.

    The frame is good but I would love to see it a bit more torsional stiffness. The travel feels more like 110 than 80.

    LOVE the Mrp 1x9. It works well with the 33t Rotor q-ring too!

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    San Juan Huts?

    Are you doing the hut to hut trip in september? I am doing the Durango to Moab route starting september 21st. I actually sold my Jet because I wanted something a little more durable for this trip. Let me know what dates you are going, we are planning on spending a few days riding in Moab once we get there and then heading to Fruita for a few days.

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    J- Why the white swingarm? Is that a warrantee replacement? Which reminds me...I need to call you.

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    Large Licorice Jet9

    FSA headset
    Shimano XTR 180mm cranks
    Gravity Dropper Turbo 3 Inch Multi seat post
    FSA OS99 stem
    FSA K force XC carbon Raiser bar
    Sram XO triggers
    Avid Juicy Ultimate 203 F& 185R
    Sram matchmaker
    Sram 990 cassette 11-34
    Sram XO rear mech
    Shimano SLX front mech
    Shimano XTR chain
    Wheels (Gold Hope 2 hubs, Siliver spokes) laced to Stan's Arch hoops with Maxxis cross+mark 2.1 tyres setup tubeless with yellow tape and valve
    2nd set of wheels (Gold Hope 2 hubs, Siliver spokes) laced to Stan's Flow hoops with
    Maxxis Igniter tires setup tubeless with yellow tape and valve
    Saddle -SLR XC Kevlar
    Xpedo Ti/Ti pedals
    Fork 2010 Fox F29 RLC 100mm with 15mm T/A ( for those that want to know this fork works much better than the QR fork I had on it ) It just holds line much better through the rough alot of money but well worth it. ( Don't listen to the people that say it is not much better than the STD QR ) Too many people have to much to say about some thing they have not tryed.

    27.8 lb

    This bike has stuned we just how fast it is at almost every thing I throw at it.

    ( Also looking forward to my 09 RIP9 ) that should arive in 1 week from now.
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    Components List

    I've been looking at a niner jet 9 complete bike. It has the following components. I ditched my road bike a year ago and am not familar with Mountain bike equipment. If someone could tell me if the components are suitable for racing let me know.


    -Rock Shox Reba Race 80mm
    -FSA Orbit 1 1/8" Sealed Cartridge Bearing headset
    -Race Face Evolve Seatpost, 30.9 x 350mm
    -Stans ZTR Arch Rims, 32H -WTB LaserDisk -WTB LaserDisk Superlight,
    -Sram PC-971 Chain
    -Truvativ Stylo 3.3 TM cranks, 22, 32, 44
    170mm for small, 175 for m/l/xl
    -Sram PG-970 11-34 cassette
    -Shimano XT FD-M771 front derailleur
    -Sram X-O medium cage rear derailleur
    -Sram X-9 shifters
    -Jagwire shifter cables
    -WTB PureV Race SL saddle
    -Race Face Evolve stem, 31.8 Clamp diameter 70mm S, 90mm M, 100mm L, 110mm XL
    -Niner Flat Top9 bar, 710mm width, 31.8 clamp, 9 degree bend
    -WTB Weirwolf grips
    -WTB Prowler tires
    -Avid Elixir brakes 160mm rotor

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    Other than the fork that is the stock spec for the X0/X9 bike that they sold in 2008. It is a pretty good spec overall, but you will probably want to change the tires for racing and go tubeless.

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    Hey swim bike run,

    The components are pretty good and unless your a pro racing to win I think that they will suit you well. You could go lighter but I wouldn't at first, when the parts wear out or break then you can replace them with something better. Just go have fun!

    Happy Trails

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    HI everyone,

    This is probably one of the the very few Jet9 riding in belgium. The 29er craze hasnt really hit europe yet but with my brother in law size ( around 6'"6) it made sense.
    His previous bike was Decathlon 26" XL frame.
    We only rode a little this morning while it stopped raining so its too soon to talk about good or bad decisions but the first impression seems to be awesome.
    Thank you for you comments...








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    Love the matching parts box.

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    2010 Fox F29 80mmm
    Hope X2
    X9 + GripShift
    King Hubs DT 7.1 Tubeless
    XT Cranks

    I have been MTBing for over 22 years and have resisted the 29ers. After one demo ride, I am sold on the 29er Format ! Enjoy
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    Well just been looking through here again & can't wait to see some more nice builds.
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    just waiting on a frame to hang these bits on

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    My brother in law ready to take off with his now defunct Jet9. This happened in France in a region called Bourgogne. Lots of wine and tons of singletracks through the grapevine fields (not sur about these wordss but im sure you'll understand )
    We are now waiting for the 2010 frame (same color) so we can rebuild the bike and ride in this area again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the locust
    just waiting on a frame to hang these bits on

    Nice

    So what wheels & things are you going to run ?

    My Jet will end up with Sram XX, but for now it will be fork & brakes.

    I have the XX shifters already but yet to get the cassette & rear derailier but holding off to see if the X0 will work with the XX shifters & also waiting to see what price the XT 10sp cassette will be.
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    I am going full XX. Wife said life is too short. With some I9/Crest wheels.

    I tried the XX stuff yesterday, and I was impressed with the front shifting, the gearing range and the brake feel.

    That is what it took to get me excited about re-building the Jet.

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    yeah going W 355's laced to some special proto sun ringle hubs i have. but those are left over from my last jet build. fork is going to be either a tapered XX fork or a special yet to be released tapered fork that i just got a pic of in my inbox 10 minutes ago. although i probably wont get that one till may at the earliest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flafonta
    I am going full XX. Wife said life is too short. With some I9/Crest wheels.

    I tried the XX stuff yesterday, and I was impressed with the front shifting, the gearing range and the brake feel.

    That is what it took to get me excited about re-building the Jet.
    Good on your wife My wife said if you buy that XX your life will be short.
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    Anyone going to add there builds here or start a new 1 for the 2010 Jet9.
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    If someone starts a new one, put a link here so we can follow it. I vote for keeping it here.

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    Here ya go: Post your 2010 Jet9!
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    Fox 29 80mm G2

    Just got a Jet 9 frame in vanna white and waiting on some parts to arrive to complete the build I have a fox f29 G2 80mm fork that originally came of a fisher and was hoping to run it on the Jet rather than spend the money on another fork...has anyone used this fork on a Jet and or will the geometry of it work on the Jet
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    I don't think it would be the best however some of the great discoverys in life have happened when someone trys what every body else says won't work,

    If I had 1 sitting around I would try it for sure.

    The only way to find out for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic
    I don't think it would be the best however some of the great discoverys in life have happened when someone trys what every body else says won't work,

    If I had 1 sitting around I would try it for sure.

    The only way to find out for sure.
    Well some how I talked myself into the xx tapered fork....wasn't that hard
    I like that it is made to fit , the remote lockout which I will use a lot, the geometry suits the bike better I feel the angles are steep enough already, the ability to set the shock for different amount of travel, I can sell the fox and re-coop a good portion of the cash back and lets not forget the look cool factor ....also to quote muzzanic everyone dies,but not everybody lives ...thanks for that
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    I like the XX fork on my Jet9
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    JET has landed

    this build started out to be economical build... was going to be another niner hardtail this one with gears and a fox front fork I already had and some other bits ....well as you can see things changed, ....up came the question h/t or a full squish then jet or rip..... found a jet frame that was available then thought the fox g2 fork was not the best choice for the angles on this frame so reba xx we went and the wheels I ordered that where on sale went on back order so I ended up buying the wheels I really wanted in the first place....went out for almost 3 hours today bike is really awesome still getting used to it but I can tell it's gonna be great ....thanks mike and jamie at evolution-cycles.ca if you are in ontario they can help you every step of the way
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    2010 Jet 9 pics & build

    New to MTBR thought I would post my 2010 Jet 9, (the Grinch). My wife named my mistress. My previous bike is a 2008 Cannondale F4. I made a huge upgrade. First from a 26er to a 29er then a HT to a FS and the biggest change was the price. (I am a tightwad but figured I may as well get something I wasn't going to want to upgrade anytime soon).
    I can say that I do not regret this upgrade one bit. What a nice and fun ride. I also started XC racing this year. I love it!!!

    Sram XO grip shifters
    Shimano X9 front derailler
    Sram XO rear derailler
    Truvative Noir crankset
    Sram 990 cassett
    FSA SL-K flatbar
    FSA OS 90 stem
    Avid elixir CR brakes (160mm rotors)
    Rockshox Reba Team forks 20mm axle
    Fox RP23 shock
    WTB silverado saddle
    Thompson Masterpiece seatpost
    Stans ZTR Crest rims
    Hope II hob
    Maxxis Aspen tires (tubeless)
    DT Swiss supercomp spokes
    Xpedo SL/CR pedals

    Did I say I love this bike!!!!
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    Is that a Fox fork? It looks like a Rock Shox.

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    I was thinking about that on my way home yesterday and realized I put it as a Fox fork. It is a Rockshox fork. I hasd looked at the Fox RP23 shock as I was typing. I also get distracted easily it seems.

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    lefty on XL Jet 9

    Just got a XL frame Jet 9. Looking at putting a lefty on it. I have currently a Cannondale F1 XL. with carbon lefty: just love it.
    Wander if anybody used the same set-up with XL frame and how did you manage to do it ?
    Looks like I have to have a specific XL fork to fit the headtube (145mm on my jet). Got good input from Jake (Project321) as I will need an adaptator.
    I was originally going to reuse most of my F1 components to keep the cost down. now very tempted to go with XX 2x10 group (so expensive ...) and a new fork ..... so much for the cost down !

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    Sweet bikes! I could look through this thread all day.

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    Built up about 3 weeks ago, done probably 250km on it so far. Still doing a few little tweaks here and there, in current weight as you see it here is 11.2kg or 24.7lb.






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    New Jet 9 Build

    Here is my Jet 9...finished it up over the weekend.


    2010 Medium Frame
    Reba 100 Tapered
    Avid Elixr CR
    X0 2x10 cranks, shifters, front and rear D
    Chris King Hubs
    Arch Rims with Saguaro TNTs

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    Hello, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Jet 9, size XL. I've got this set up just how I'd like it with long cranks and an Angleset to keep the steering quick with the Lefty MAX.

    I built it up and test rode it Sunday, lots of fun! Please pardon the uncut cables on my Formula R1s, I couldn't wait to take it out for a ride.

    Much thanks to Jake at Project 321 for all of his help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post


    Hello, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Jet 9, size XL. I've got this set up just how I'd like it with long cranks and an Angleset to keep the steering quick with the Lefty MAX.

    I built it up and test rode it Sunday, lots of fun! Please pardon the uncut cables on my Formula R1s, I couldn't wait to take it out for a ride.

    Much thanks to Jake at Project 321 for all of his help.
    Got mine done 2 months ago same XL / Lefty and Jake 's great help. Amazing bike !!
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    Nice. I see you like a long stem and layback. I'm still working through pressure settings on the suspension to get more efficiency uphill. Downhill sure is fast though.

    The 700mm bars feel really great. The Profile 185mm cranks are heavy but absolutely rock-solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post


    Hello, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Jet 9, size XL. I've got this set up just how I'd like it with long cranks and an Angleset to keep the steering quick with the Lefty MAX.

    I built it up and test rode it Sunday, lots of fun! Please pardon the uncut cables on my Formula R1s, I couldn't wait to take it out for a ride.

    Much thanks to Jake at Project 321 for all of his help.
    Nice looking new Dos Niner replacement. Dang! Single ring up front as well.

    Well thought out and here's to your continued enjoyment.

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    How about some complete weights on the two previous black beauties? Great looking bikes, how much travel are you guys running on those Lefty's?
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    Thanks guys. I was optimistic that I'd hit 23 pounds, but it's at 24.25 lbs right now. This bike is built up really solidly in the frame and drivetrain though, as I tend to break stuff.

    The Lefty MAX has 110mm of travel with a 30mm spacer for 29ers. However the axle-to-crown is only about 3mm taller than a two-legged 100mm fork. I also have it angled back 1 degree to quicken the steering. The raised bottom bracket works great with the long cranks. This subsequently gives me a little setback on the saddle also.

    I'm running 1x10 with a 36t ring in front a-la JHK's Superfly 100. That gearing feels a little tougher than the hardtail did, but we have steep hills where I live and I can still scamper up them.

    In my third year of racing, I really worked on bike fit a lot and so far it's feeling good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach417 View Post
    How about some complete weights on the two previous black beauties? Great looking bikes, how much travel are you guys running on those Lefty's?
    25.6 lbs on mine. Already have a 1x9 hardtail, so went with 2x10 on this one. Same 110mm travel on the lefty. Took me some time to find an affordable lefy with specific XL crown for these frames.
    Tunica trails: Did you specify the black suspension linkage when you got the frame, or it just came that way ? (usually is silver like mine)

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    Good that you mentioned the XL-specific Lefty. It looks great now that it's put together, but it definitely wouldn't fit without the upper clamp being flipped.

    Mine and a friend's frame both came that way, with black linkages. I should reiterate that this is a 2011 model although I can't say for certain that's the reason. Another difference in the 2011 is the lack of the included, integrated headset. I bought my own, which was good for what I wanted to do with the geometry.

    I should mention to anyone wanting to save money on an expensive Lefty, the Cannondale trade-in program. Jake at Project 321 supports it, and it includes any Headshok, not just Leftys. $300 off the price of mine for an old elastomer P-Bone.

    Quote Originally Posted by 294life View Post
    25.6 lbs on mine. Already have a 1x9 hardtail, so went with 2x10 on this one. Same 110mm travel on the lefty. Took me some time to find an affordable lefy with specific XL crown for these frames.
    Tunica trails: Did you specify the black suspension linkage when you got the frame, or it just came that way ? (usually is silver like mine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post
    Thanks guys. I was optimistic that I'd hit 23 pounds, but it's at 24.25 lbs right now. This bike is built up really solidly in the frame and drivetrain though, as I tend to break stuff.

    I'm running 1x10 with a 36t ring in front a-la JHK's Superfly 100. That gearing feels a little tougher than the hardtail did, but we have steep hills where I live and I can still scamper up them.

    In my third year of racing, I really worked on bike fit a lot and so far it's feeling good.
    Now get out there and race it!!!

    I've got s front derailleur, shifter and no nifty Lefty, so I'm a pound more than you.
    And I'm carrying an extra water bottle in my jersey pocket due to the heat this past Sunday.
    So that's gotta be good for some more weight, right?

    But it races just fine....

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/5810179519/" title="Bluff Riders Charge banking the turn by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5810179519_9bd4462232_b.jpg" width="793" height="526" alt="Bluff Riders Charge banking the turn"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/5595288383/" title="Raven rear/Ikon front by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5595288383_7afeb41ec9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="665" alt="Raven rear/Ikon front"></a>

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    For the creaking issue, try tightening your rear qr a bit. I had the same thing, turns out my rear qr was on the loose side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas 119 View Post
    For the creaking issue, try tightening your rear qr a bit. I had the same thing, turns out my rear qr was on the loose side.
    Second that. I was running a KCNC rear skewer and it did not have enough gripping power to keep the creaking away. I switched to a Salsa and the creaking has gone almost completely away. It only creaks on very torquey climbs now. I may got to one of the DT rear skewers.
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    Waiting on a frame and just getting everything ready to roll....

    Question on the Front Der.....

    Looking to run 1x9 and see here that some are running with out a keeper... Any chain tossing happening here? If it helps Iím running a shadow rear der.

    Second, I know Niner recommends a high mount bottom swing Front der but is anyone running a top swing? if so, any issues?

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    Well if you are going to be 1x9 then it doesn't really matter what kind of Front der you use. Don't need to hook a cable to it, just install it and use the limit screws to trim it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Well if you are going to be 1x9 then it doesn't really matter what kind of Front der you use. Don't need to hook a cable to it, just install it and use the limit screws to trim it out.
    Good point...

    If I'm going to put something there I would hook it up and use it..
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    Totally unrelated but how does that dos niner perform as a ss. Do you use a tensioner ?

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    It's cleaner and lighter to use a chain guide with a 1X setup. The MRP and E.Thirteen guides are both good. You won't get away without a guide or derailleur long-term.

    I've seen riders with Dos Niners as SS and they were using tensioners. That or a magic gear would be the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas 119 View Post
    Totally unrelated but how does that dos niner perform as a ss. Do you use a tensioner ?
    Leonidas- Personally I think that the Dos is its best as a SS but that is all i really ride till i get the Jet in hand. Mine was a large and weighed in as 24.5 ish lbs. Unless you get lucky with your gearing you will need a tensioner of some sort. I ran 32 x19 and did not get luckyÖ.

    TunicaTrails- Good to see you over here from Dos Niner land too... you happy with the change?
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    I'm very happy with the Jet 9. I really enjoyed racing the Dos Niner also but it's gone now. I didn't appreciate how different it was from a hardtail until I had to put up with one for a few months.

    With 110mm/80mm front/rear for me, My Jet 9 is like a more comfortable Dos Niner. It has a little less feel for the trail but the speed to be gained downhill and through rough terrain is worth it.

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    Just built up this lil bastard (I really mean big bastard cuz it has 29Ē wheels) and could not be more happy to have it as a backup bike to my Misfit DiSSent.

    I have to say that I am normally not a full suspension rider but riding the RP23 in PP2 with the Fox FIT shock with blow off at 50% was pretty nice.. sure, it made a lot more noise than my SS but it was more like siting on a lazyboy compared to a wood benchÖ

    All in all Iím glad to add it to the stable and it looks damn nice if you ask me.

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    Like the saddle color

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas 119 View Post
    Like the saddle color
    Thanks. Its a Charge Spoon (brown).

    I have three of these. Have not found a better saddle yet that isn't $100+
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    Here is my 2011 JET-9 in Tang.








    Went with a 2012 Fox F29 RLC 15QR Tapered steer tube. Running the DT Swiss RWS 10mm rear axle. Having the TA's front and rear really tighten's up the frame. I'm running the fork at 100mm but really thinking about knocking it down to 90mm or 80mm. It is great on the down hills but on the flats and ups it feels unbalance like I don't have enough weight over the front end. Otherwise the bike is fine.

    What fork travel are folks running on the JET's? Would like feedback and info.

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    I have never run 80mm front on a Jet9 so cant say how that goes, But I have run with 100 & 120 & never had a problem with either.

    With the 100mm I think the bike works well & unless you are doing heaps of climbing I wouldn't go to 80mm, Also with lots of climbing come good down hills to so 100mm would suit ther to.

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    Went with a 2012 Fox F29 RLC 15QR Tapered steer tube. Running the DT Swiss RWS 10mm rear axle. Having the TA's front and rear really tighten's up the frame. I'm running the fork at 100mm but really thinking about knocking it down to 90mm or 80mm. It is great on the down hills but on the flats and ups it feels unbalance like I don't have enough weight over the front end. Otherwise the bike is fine.

    What fork travel are folks running on the JET's? Would like feedback and info.
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    2 rides at 90mm. Rides nice if I was going to race and keep the wheels on the ground all the time. I'm gonna go back to 100mm on the front and put a Spec Purgatory 2.2 or a Rampage 2.3 on the front. That should take care of my issues. Well, at least my bike issues...

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    Let's see some more of these! I'm deciding between a JET, and a RIP... anyone ridden both, and have any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by five5 View Post
    Let's see some more of these! I'm deciding between a JET, and a RIP... anyone ridden both, and have any comments?
    I have owned both, What sort of riding do you do & what is your size ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I have owned both, What sort of riding do you do & what is your size ?
    I do a little of everything... Some nice flowy Singletrack, to some pretty technical singletrack. Very little DH specific riding. I have a ski resort near me, that offers some, but it isn't anything crazy. Take a couple trips out west a year, so little bigger drops, etc. Nothing crazy... I ride probably about 20-30 miles a week.

    I'm 5'10ish.. so I typically ride a Medium, or 17ish.

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    Wow, the Jet 9 is a fast bike. I know a lot of guys use it for a trail bike but this frame, the aluminum version at least, is quite a whippet at XC races. It's on the heavy side for a race bike but the geometry is perfect and the suspension makes you faster than a hardtail or a softtail. It's burly so I don't have to worry about hammering it.

    I just slithered through a very tough 27.5 mile Cat 1 course (for me) 8 minutes faster than I did last year. Training had something to do with that, but the customized geometry I put together with the Jet had a little something to do with that too, no doubt.

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    finally got enough posts to put up a pic of my bike. 2011 complete bike jet9 x7. still stock, will mostly stay that way. i will make a couple of cosmetic tweaks but nothing major. i dont prefer the raw finish but it's what i got a deal on so i'll ride it. i dont race and we dont have any downhill in KY so this is good enough for me to throw a leg over.


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    here is my Jet 9
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    Is anyone running running a fox talas 120 on their jet?
    How did it change the ride? Notice any difference in climbing? Geomerty difference noticed?
    And what about warranty on the frame?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy17 View Post
    Is anyone running running a fox talas 120 on their jet?
    How did it change the ride? Notice any difference in climbing? Geomerty difference noticed?
    And what about warranty on the frame?

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    It will affect your warranty,

    The Jet9 works well with the 120mm up front, I had 1 on mine for a while & liked it.

    The bike still climbed well & I liked the handling.
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    I don't think it would affect your warranty in any way. Niner is probably the best company in the industry for honoring warranties and even if it was an issue, Niner would never know unless you told them since when you send a frame in, you don't send it with the fork. Others have reported good results with 120 forks on Jets. However, unless you already owned the fork and were only using it to save buying another, my Jet seems to be optimal with about 90 on it.
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    Mods - this JET 9 thread needs to be a sticky right up there with the RIP 9 thread.

    I'm waiting to see some pictures of anyone that has put the new SID XX World Cup fork on their JET 9. Depending on what version of the fork (15mmTA or 9mm QR), looks like 218 - 300g could be saved from say my REBA XX.

    I've got new rings coming for my JET since I've got a lot of wear on my current set. I decided to swap from Rotor Q Rings 27/40 down to Rotor Q Rings 25/38. It might help with clearance up front for any possible chainstuck issues and if I don't like the gearing, I can drop down to a 11-32 cassette and have the same granny gear as my current 27/34 combo gives me.

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    Here is my Jet 9. Finally finished for now. Rock Shox Reba SL29 with Specialized Brain, 2012 XT Drivetrain, shifters, and brakes. Easton Monkey bars, Thomson stem/post. Crank Bros Colbalt wheels. Really enjoying this bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    Here is my Jet 9. Finally finished for now. Rock Shox Reba SL29 with Specialized Brain, 2012 XT Drivetrain, shifters, and brakes. Easton Monkey bars, Thomson stem/post. Crank Bros Colbalt wheels. Really enjoying this bike!
    Nice bike , I was going to show your bike to my wife but just looked at your garage & thought she would say, See that is how clean a garage should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    Here is my Jet 9. Finally finished for now. Rock Shox Reba SL29 with Specialized Brain, 2012 XT Drivetrain, shifters, and brakes. Easton Monkey bars, Thomson stem/post. Crank Bros Colbalt wheels. Really enjoying this bike!
    How's that Brain work/couple with the CVA rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Nice bike , I was going to show your bike to my wife but just looked at your garage & thought she would say, See that is how clean a garage should be.
    Thanks! LOL!!

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    How's that Brain work/couple with the CVA rear?
    So far so good! I think I have it dialed in finally. It wasn't my first choice of fork, but my LBS made me a deal I couldn't refuse on the frame/fork. I ride with the ProPedal off and no longer mess with the fork settings and it seems to perform well on the trails regardless of climbing or descending.
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    I know there has been alot of issues with the CB wheels but wow they look really good on that frame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    I know there has been alot of issues with the CB wheels but wow they look really good on that frame!
    There were issues with the first generation of hubs. These are 2012 wheels and so far they have been solid.
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    I've been riding it for a year, the only thing I have changed is the tires (Ardent 2.25 front and back) and XTR trail pedals, great ride!!
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    Got my Jet9 x7 complete yesterday, love it! Just need to get use to the 2x10








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    csledd281 - i am looking at picking up jet9 x7. How do you like it so far? What weight does it come in at without pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jph437 View Post
    csledd281 - i am looking at picking up jet9 x7. How do you like it so far? What weight does it come in at without pedals?

    Absolutely amazing. I had a trek 4300 disc the past 3 years so its a really nice upgrade. I didn't bother getting it weighed but I think I've seen people say its in the high 29s. I am taking it to the shop on Saturday for a small adjustment, I might see if they weigh it but it will be with pedals on and mine is a small frame.

    If you are on a 26" bike the switch to 29 is just freaking amazing.
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    Very nice. I put a refundable down payment at a local shop on their last large 2011 x7 build. I currently have one of their jet demos out, but still need to hit the trails with it. If i go forward with it i will be moving from a 2011 specialized rock hopper comp 29.

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    his and hers

    Orange Jet 9 (medium frame)
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    Black Jet 9 (small frame)
    -xt groupset
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    The GF couldn't catch up on her 26er, so she insisted to have the same bike. She is about 5'2" and highly recommends the small frame for "shorter" riders.
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    Rebuild

    Going on 7 months with my Jet and enjoying it. I've gone back and forth between a trail-leaning build and an XC build. It's been in "trail build mode" for the last few months - KS dropper post, 2.35 front tire, Arch rims, DH-width Monkeylite 2" riser bar, short stem, SLX cranks, and 20mm thru and tapered steerer Reba RLT Ti. Pretty bomber in that configuration. Not light, but still fast. It was pointed out this past weekend the irony of having a dropper post with more travel than either the front or rear suspension.

    Just for the heck of it, I decided to swap all the components from my Scott Scale 29 over to the Jet, just to see how the performance/weight would differ. I figure why do I need two XC bikes? The Jet rides in many ways like a hardtail (the 3" of travel feels like 1" of travel and it pedals/climbs as well or better than any hardtail I've ever owned.) It will now have a Stylo OCT triple crank (keeping my fingers crossed for no "chain stuck"), Shimano XT wheels, 110mm stem, 160g XC-width flat bar, non-dropper post, 9mm QR non-tapered fork, and 2.0 Specialized Fasttrak LT tires set up tubeless. I'm guessing at least a pound and a half difference, but potentially with a bit snappier acceleration due to lower wheel and tire weight. I should get it back from the shop today!
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    Rebuild complete

    Frankly, the Jet looks way better sporting a true XC build. Turned out a little heavier than I thought it would - just about 28 lbs. However, given the way this bike climbs and rides, the weight is pretty irrelevant. Love it!

    And a gratuitous photo of Idaho's mountain bike license plate. Wish I'd been riding a niner during the photo shoot for the plate image....
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    The rain let up and the trails dried out by yesterday afternoon, so I was able to get the Jet back out on the trails. All I can say is WOW! I wish I'd gone this light and fast to start with. The whole bike just came alive like it hasn't before. I don't see the heavy parts going back on the frame!

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    Hi Jet owners, I'll be joining you in just a week as my small black is on order! I have the build already, except a fork. Any suggestions? I have a budget of between 300-400 and am looking for tapered for sure. QR 15mm is preferable but not a deal breaker. Thus far, I can get a used White Brothers Loop tapered QR15 or a new Manitou Tower Pro tapered QR for a $100 cheaper. Other suggestions? Reba's seem to be a bit more expensive...Anyone riding either of these forks with their Jet?

    Thanks!
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually just bought a 2012 Fox F29 RL on the classifieds that was in my budget. I'll post pics when its complete.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Tried researching it, but I'm having trouble figuring it out.
    The white jet 9, what year was that made? Is that after the 2010 upgrades?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbcville View Post
    Tried researching it, but I'm having trouble figuring it out.
    The white jet 9, what year was that made? Is that after the 2010 upgrades?
    Thanks!
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    It's done!

    2012 Jet 9 - size small
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    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    My New J9

    Hello all. Here's mine. 25lbs 12oz with pedals. Only one good ride on it so far, but it was an awesome 15 miles! It pedals a lot lighter than the weight tells you and it smooths over rocks and logs like a dream.
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    Going to switch out the wheel set to stand crests w/240 hubs next.
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    This started life as an x7 bike then I just swapped the parts from my mcr and sold it.

    XL Raw Jet
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    My first 29er. A little heavy at 27lbs, but honestly never notice it while riding.
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    Jet9 XL

    Have been riding it for a little over three months...lots of miles. Overall pretty happy with it. It is a beast at around 32lbs. Doing ORAMM with 11K+ of climbing was a bear, but it bombs everything. Still dialing in the stem. This is the shortest one I have had yet and I will be going back to a longer one very soon.

    Accepting all suggestions on cutting weight.

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    Cane Creek ZS44 and ZS56
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    1.6lbs of mechanical fixings which pains me when I think too much about it


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    Kermit Is Here

    Size XL - current setup is lightly different than the photos - I added an XTR front derailleur with 2 x 9 (22-36 + 11-34) configuration and swapped out the tires for Bontrager Jones.

    Its heavier than expected at 29lbs / 13.1 kg but I love the ride. Even with the Lefty with 125mm travel it rides really well, descends like a bomb and the slightly slacker angle is great for high speed stability. My back loves it too.

    Strangely, with the Lefty my Jet has more front travel than my RIP which has a FOX FIT RLC29 120mm!

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JppYQfbVCpKg5OLJdCfos9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NEGWGMuK27k/UD4oFz-83pI/AAAAAAAAJ1w/ncFg06KF3lI/s800/0.jpg" height="598" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/100602762817215911896/KermitJet9?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Kermit Jet 9</a></td></tr></table>

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CYYkdsgbu9xvSIof8-0JANMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-roW6aQJexWc/UD4oU9pKDBI/AAAAAAAAJ20/zZ2YjGnpFK0/s800/8.jpg" height="598" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/100602762817215911896/KermitJet9?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Kermit Jet 9</a></td></tr></table>

    2007 Lefty SPV Evolve with 125mm travel (Soon to be PBR upgraded)
    Project 321 clamps and steerer (looking for a lighter option)
    Stans Arch Wheels on Stans Hub + Project 321 hub
    Bontrager Jones Tires
    Hope BB
    2012 XT Brakes 200mm & 180mm Ice tech Rotors (will move to lighter 180/180 or 180 /160)
    Monkeylite XC riser bar & Oury grips
    EC90 seat post, Specialized Saddle, Salsa QR
    Stans Rear QR
    Everything else shimano XT

    I didnt weight the handlebar basket, but its such a feature I just have to keep it regardless of the weight.

    Tonight I strip it and weigh it individually - I think my bathroom scales are lying to me on the weight.
    R.I.P 26ers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedood View Post
    Accepting all suggestions on cutting weight.

    Avid BB7 mechanical 200mm front/180mm rear
    BB7s are ridiculously heavy. A mid-spec set of hydraulics would probably take 200g or more off your total weight and give you way better braking modulation.

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