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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmoth
    Hi ellen_muenchen,

    Great looking bike and build, can't wait for mine to arrive.

    I'm wating for my XL JET to arrive and it was a difficult choice as I was sort of in between sizes at 6'3". Can I ask what the BB to the top of the saddle height is, as your looks quite high? I'll have mine set at about 83.5cm.
    Dude you must have legs that stop somewhere above your shoulders?!?!?!?!?
    I am 6'3" tall with a 35" inseam and only have my saddle at 80cm from the centre of my BB.

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    Yup All legs and arms! 37 inch cycling inseam measured as part of the fit process! Top tube length on the XL jet might be an issue, I'll go with a 100mm stem max, maybe 90mm. I'm coming off an XL Classic Santa Cruz Blur with a 24.1 TT 21.9 ST with a 120 stem.

    I'll post pics when it arrives...

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    Not really, it also depends on the pedals and shoes he uses. Just FYI measured mine (in CM for you people who do it that way) and I got 82cm from centre of BB to top of saddle, through the centre of the clamp on my steback Thomson. Last time I checked my cycling inseam was 35.25", I use SIDI Dom5 shoes with a padded insole ontop of the normal thin one and use Shimano M520 pedals.

    [EDITED to ADD] Also depends on chamois choice or laxck thereof.

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    Dude you must have legs that stop somewhere above your shoulders?!?!?!?!?
    I am 6'3" tall with a 35" inseam and only have my saddle at 80cm from the centre of my BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Not really, it also depends on the pedals and shoes he uses. Just FYI measured mine (in CM for you people who do it that way) and I got 82cm from centre of BB to top of saddle, through the centre of the clamp on my steback Thomson. Last time I checked my cycling inseam was 35.25", I use SIDI Dom5 shoes with a padded insole ontop of the normal thin one and use Shimano M520 pedals.
    Lynx, you make a good point. I ride with Orthotics which account for a few mm of that height. I have my road bike saddle height at 84cm. The bike fit (Serrota system) thought I should be at 84.7cm, but my style is to ride heels down, so a slightly lower saddle height is needed. (I use an inline post)

    Anyway too much detail!!- just looking forward to riding and racing (slowly) the JET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Not really, it also depends on the pedals and shoes he uses. Just FYI measured mine (in CM for you people who do it that way) and I got 82cm from centre of BB to top of saddle, through the centre of the clamp on my steback Thomson. Last time I checked my cycling inseam was 35.25", I use SIDI Dom5 shoes with a padded insole ontop of the normal thin one and use Shimano M520 pedals.

    [EDITED to ADD] Also depends on chamois choice or laxck thereof.
    So you are trying to tell me that I should change my saddle to BB distance every time I wear different shorts or socks????

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Yes..............

    ...................if it's enough of a difference, then yes, IF you have your saddle at optimum height for you. I rode today on the same bike I rode yesterday and I could easily fel I needed to lower the saddle about 5+mm, but I was only going to the store and didn't bother. The only difference between yesterday and today - I was wearing my old Shimano shoes today that I use to commute and normal pants and yesterday had on my SIDIs and Pearl Izumi shorts with 3D race chamois. The difference in sole height between the Sidis and Shimanos is quite a bit, plus I only run a thin insole in the Shimano's.


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    So you are trying to tell me that I should change my saddle to BB distance every time I wear different shorts or socks????
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    ...................if it's enough of a difference, then yes, IF you have your saddle at optimum height for you. I rode today on the same bike I rode yesterday and I could easily fel I needed to lower the saddle about 5+mm, but I was only going to the store and didn't bother. The only difference between yesterday and today - I was wearing my old Shimano shoes today that I use to commute and normal pants and yesterday had on my SIDIs and Pearl Izumi shorts with 3D race chamois. The difference in sole height between the Sidis and Shimanos is quite a bit, plus I only run a thin insole in the Shimano's.
    Just messing with you LyNx.
    I know I had to change my seat height when changing to different shoes on my roadie in the past. I seem to be able to put up with saddle height variations on my MTB more so than on my roadie.

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    Here's my new Jet 9

    Just picked up my new Jet 9 build from the LBS on Sat. Thanks to Jason and Ed at Veloce Velo in Issaquah, WA for putting it all together. I was going to go for a first ride; but my wife said "wait until Sunday", Sunday, the weather turned nasty (at least by Seattle standards), So, no 'first ride' until later this week, or the weekend.

    Cheers.

    Here's the specifications:
    Frame: 2009 Niner Jet 9, Licorice Ano
    Fork: Fox F100RLC 29, 100mm travel
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Saddle: WTB Laser V SLT
    Seatpost: Easton EC90-0 deg.
    Seatpost Clamp: Syntace Superlock QR
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite XC, low rise, 685mm
    Stem: Easton EA90, 90mm
    Grips: Ergon GE1
    Headset: Chris King, Sotto Voce
    Shift Levers: SRAM X.0, trigger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M971
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0, long cage
    Derailleur Cables: Gore Ride-On Sealed
    Brakes: Avid Elixer CR, 160mm rear/185mm front rotors
    Crankset: FSA K-Force Light MTB, 44/32/22t, 175mm
    Chain: SRAM PC-991
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 1
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11-34T
    Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro Flow (Stan’s Flow rims)
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4” EVO, converted to tubeless (Stan’s)
    Skewers: Crank Brothers Split QR
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    Very nice bike and the colour matching perfect.

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    Well, Well...guess I'll show some pics of mine...build list, guess the pictures shows it all...Unbeleivable how the weight of some of these are so low...I guess the Green paint must weigh a ton...mines 28 pounds (honestly), and though I had some pretty good weight saving items...but what the heck, we ride some pretty nasty trails so glad to have the "tuff" stuff...




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    [QUOTE=cableguy46]Well, Well...guess I'll show some pics of mine...build list, guess the pictures shows it all...Unbeleivable how the weight of some of these are so low...I guess the Green paint must weigh a ton...mines 28 pounds (honestly), and though I had some pretty good weight saving items...but what the heck, we ride some pretty nasty trails so glad to have the "tuff" stuff...
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    I haven't been able to figure out where to get another 3-4 pounds out of mine either. I just can't see where you can build it to 23 pounds without removing the fork. Maybe if you spend a few grand on extralite components, but then I wouldn't ride it. If I wanted something fragile and basically unrideable in real world conditions I would have bought a superfly.

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    Cruso thats funny as hell...I had a superfly...22.7 pounds, cracked the frame..GF wouldn't warranty it, so I paid them $500 to get a new frame...the day I decided to order the frame I posted it on ebay and sold it before it arrive from GF...sold it overseas for 1200...it couldn't stand up to the rock gardens and occassional step down and/or jumps...LOL

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    Mitch66: Thanks.

    Cableguy46: Nice ride.

    I think my bike weighs about 28 + lbs. Almost the same as my Gary Fisher Roscoe II. I'm getting a scale (weight weenie!) to weigh them both. I tried to lighten it up where it made sense.

    Cheers.

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    28 + lbs for that bike? Seems to much if you ask me. A wild guess: 26.2 lbs, included the platform pedals. Put it on the scale and tell us

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    my new ride


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    Her is my little beauty

    My '09 medium is finished and ready for the tracks.

    Fork: Fox F29 RLC @ 100mm
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Salsa, Pro-Moto Flat Bar, carbon, 11° with ESI Racers Edge
    Stem: Race Face Deus XC, 90/25,4
    Seat post: Race Face Deus XC, 30,9/400
    Saddle: Selle Italia, SLR XC Gel Flow
    DKG clamp
    Shifters: Shimano XTR SL-M970
    Front mech: Shimano XTR FD-M971
    Rear mech: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow GS
    Cable: Goodridge, Clear
    Crank: Shimano XTR 44-32-22
    Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 11-34
    Chain: Shimano CN-HG93
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    Brakes, front: Avid Ultimate '08 185mm
    Brakes, front: Avid Ultimate '08 160mm
    Brake hose: Goodridge, Clear
    Wheel set: Arch/SuperComp/ChrisCing (FunBolt)
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25



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    How much does this beauty weigh?
    Quote Originally Posted by mitch66
    My '09 medium is finished and ready for the tracks.

    Fork: Fox F29 RLC @ 100mm
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Salsa, Pro-Moto Flat Bar, carbon, 11° with ESI Racers Edge
    Stem: Race Face Deus XC, 90/25,4
    Seat post: Race Face Deus XC, 30,9/400
    Saddle: Selle Italia, SLR XC Gel Flow
    DKG clamp
    Shifters: Shimano XTR SL-M970
    Front mech: Shimano XTR FD-M971
    Rear mech: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow GS
    Cable: Goodridge, Clear
    Crank: Shimano XTR 44-32-22
    Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 11-34
    Chain: Shimano CN-HG93
    Pedals: Shimano XTR
    Brakes, front: Avid Ultimate '08 185mm
    Brakes, front: Avid Ultimate '08 160mm
    Brake hose: Goodridge, Clear
    Wheel set: Arch/SuperComp/ChrisCing (FunBolt)
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25

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    Sorry, but I haven't had it on the scale yet. My spreadsheet says 26 pound / 11,8 kg, not so far away from the truth I think.

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    Service Interruption

    Okay... after that minor incident with the frame size swap I am back in the saddle so to speak. Large JET 9 with pretty much the same spec as before except for the newer FSA K-Force components and the Lyrik, err... Reba U-Turn.

    Yeah, still the same tires that Lynx wants me to ditch , and I STILL need a 36T chainring. Racing Ralphs are looking good right now.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/91694861@N00/3254521166/" title="JetLarge_5.jpg by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3254521166_6b47558e37_b.jpg" width="1024" height="777" alt="JetLarge_5.jpg" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/91694861@N00/3254520888/" title="JetLarge_4.jpg by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3254520888_820956e9f8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="777" alt="JetLarge_4.jpg" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/91694861@N00/3254519838/" title="JetL_1.jpg by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/3254519838_74ff828baa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="777" alt="JetL_1.jpg" /></a>
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    Looking good JMH, like the BLACK Reba :thumbsupo: Like it even more that it's the U-Turn version. Not too fond of the graphics though on the Reba, is that for the U-Turn version only? Oh yeah, almost forgot - Ditch those tyres Actually if punture/sidewall tear protection is an issue, definitely take alook at the Ardents I skipped over them originally and regret I did.
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    "budget" Jet 9 build

    After cannibalizing all my parts from my 06 Fisher Xcal to build my Jet last year, I decided to build up my Jet properly. Albeit still on the frugal side. I haven't ridden it yet (the Fisher is now my winter bike) but I think the bar will prove too high. Might have to put a flat one on.

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    Weight is with Time ATAC alium pedals. I was hopin for a little lighter but my budget is tapped. Oh well there's always next year.
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    Well except for the Masterpiece seatpost that my pusher forgot to give to me when I was there today.
    I will put her through her paces properly tomorrow night at a local Dusk to Dawn race so should have some good feedback on the Jet after that.
    Updates since my preliminary build are:
    • Stans Arches laced to gold Hope hubs via DT Competition spokes (handbuilt by me)
    • XTR M970 crankset
    • White Jagwire housing and inner


    Full build (minus the Masterpiece)

    • Frame - Jet9 (L)
    • Crankset - XTR M970 inc BB cups
    • Rotors - Alligator windcutter inc bolts
    • Brake - front Formula Puro (ti bolts and a2z guide
    • Brake - rear Formula Puro (ti bolts and adaptor)
    • Cables and Housing Jagwire Ripcord
    • Cassette XT
    • Chain KMC X10SL
    • Front derailleur Shimano M771 with ti kit
    • Rear derailleur SRAM X9 with ti kit
    • Fork 2009 Reba with Push-loc
    • Grips Ritchey foam + plugs
    • Handlebar KCNC Bare Bones
    • Headset Token TK116TBT
    • Top cap and bolt Fast Freddy + ti bolt
    • Headset spacers Carbon
    • Pedals Eggbeater SL
    • Skewers KCNC ti
    • Rim tape Stans
    • Saddle Selle Italia - SLR
    • Seatpost collar Token ti
    • Shifters X9 with Matchmaker and ti bolts
    • Stem Ritchey 4-Axis with ti bolt bolts
    • Wheels Hope Pro2 hubs laced to Stans Arch rims via DT Competition spokes
    • Seatpost Thomson Masterpiece with ti bolt kit
    • Tyres Maxxxis Crossmark rear and Ignitor front
    • Current weight 26.6lb.


    I am a little disappointed with the weight but know that the Ignitors and Crossmarks are not the lightest options out there.


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    Nice bike! Who cares if it doesn't have a bunch of bling bling parts on it, the main thing is that you enjoy the ride! The jet9 is an awsome bike. I'm curious how you compare the two bikes( fisher & jet9).

    Happy trails!
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    fisher vs. jet

    Quote Originally Posted by phil_rad
    Nice bike! Who cares if it doesn't have a bunch of bling bling parts on it, the main thing is that you enjoy the ride! The jet9 is an awsome bike. I'm curious how you compare the two bikes( fisher & jet9).

    Happy trails!
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    The fisher and jet with the same fork(2007 80mm reba), wheels, etc: The fisher was very stable/confidence inspiring but lacked when it got really tight. The jet steers fast. Almost too fast . Going from HT to FS I do notice some flex in the rear end, esp when climbing standing up. Several technical snafus kept me off of the Jet last year so I haven't worked out all the kinks yet. This season I'm trying a 100mm reba, and I have a '09 rear end to compare to the '08 so I'll report on that when the snow melts!
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    Great looking bike

    I didn't opt for the black because I didn't want my build to look boring, but after seeing yours I stand corrected.

    Also I'm very curious about those tires. Any feedback on them?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherXCal
    After cannibalizing all my parts from my 06 Fisher Xcal to build my Jet last year, I decided to build up my Jet properly. Albeit still on the frugal side. I haven't ridden it yet (the Fisher is now my winter bike) but I think the bar will prove too high. Might have to put a flat one on.

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    BB7s 185 F 160 R w/FR-5 levers
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    Selle Italia Trans AM Saddle

    Weight is with Time ATAC alium pedals. I was hopin for a little lighter but my budget is tapped. Oh well there's always next year.
    Ride it and enjoy it. Nice beer choice (I used to drink Pale Ale when I lived on the west coast). You can mess around with the spacers, stem rise, bar to get the bars lower if you find them too high. First thing would be to put all the spacers on top of the stem to see if that drops the bar down low enough.

    Having gone from riser bars to flat bars - I will just heed the warning that once you cut the steerer tube, you are stuck with the shorter length. If you move to a flat bar in the future, you'll have to get a sharp rise stem to make up for what you cut off. Best be safe and leave enough steerer tube to run riser bars and a flat bar so all your possible options are covered for the future. Or you may find with your particular fit that the flat bar with minimal spacers is a perfect height and not have to worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherXCal
    I didn't opt for the black because I didn't want my build to look boring, but after seeing yours I stand corrected.

    Also I'm very curious about those tires. Any feedback on them?

    Thanks,

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    Not sure if this is directed at me.
    I ran this tyre combination at a Dusk to Dawn event on the weekend.
    Course was a combination of hardpack, rocks and dry dusty conditions with climbing, descending and tight hairpin switchbacks (both up and down). The tyres held on tight in all of these conditions and did not let go once. Fast rolling to boot.

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    Thanks for the advice. I tried an old school xc flat bar on a my hardtail 29er but didn't end up sticking with it b/c it was too narrow and not swept back enough. I am intrigued by the niner flat and several others that have more of a sweep.

    As far as the beer its one of my favs and it was either that or bud light lime for a green caps. Not that there's anything wrong with bud light lime... As long as it not in my mouth, or on my bike.
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    Finally picked up a scale. The bike weighs 27.34 lbs. Non-weightweenie items: Industry Nine Enduro wheels with Stan's Flow rims; Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4" tires (4 ozs. of Stan's Sealant); and Crank Brother's Mallet 2 pedals. Light enough!
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    Wink

    Not a bad weight, that for sure, but no weight weenie weight, but that's how it's been going for most with the JET9. A few have been very disapointed with this, but what can you expect when you start with a 6lb + frame.
    On the tyres unless you work for Schwalbe or have a friend there and they are doing some testing that's a stock Racing Ralph on there as they don't offer UST for 29ers yet Why I have no clue. So you're tyres are actual on the "weight weenie" side of things when you think about it

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll
    Finally picked up a scale. The bike weighs 27.34 lbs. Non-weightweenie items: Industry Nine Enduro wheels with Stan's Flow rims; Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4" UST tires (4 ozs. of Stan's Sealant); and Crank Brother's Mallet 2 pedals. Light enough!
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    1x9

    1x9, 25 pounds even as pictured even with Ergon grips ( half a pound ) and 630 gram Nanoraptor tires. 750 grams more could come off this bike easily if I geeked out on the brakes (Juicy's) handlebar, tires, stem, etc.

    It does have the 1360 gram Stans "355 Race"wheelset pictured, and set up 22psi this bike is a rocket up and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    1x9, 25 pounds even as pictured even with Ergon grips ( half a pound ) and 630 gram Nanoraptor tires. 750 grams more could come off this bike easily if I geeked out on the brakes (Juicy's) handlebar, tires, stem, etc.

    It does have the 1360 gram Stans "355 Race"wheelset pictured, and set up 22psi this bike is a rocket up and down.
    What size rear derailler are you using and do you have any chain drop issues without a front jump stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar
    What size rear derailler are you using and do you have any chain drop issues without a front jump stop?
    This question has been covered quite a few times. The majority say there is no issue with chain drop. Keep a short chain length and short short der

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    Nice bashguard, Brett. I may even have one made from that same kind of ring.

    Where are the KFLs?

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    Lynx: You're right they're not 'UST's'. My Fat Alberts on my Roscoe II are UST.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    1x9, 25 pounds even as pictured even with Ergon grips ( half a pound ) and 630 gram Nanoraptor tires. 750 grams more could come off this bike easily if I geeked out on the brakes (Juicy's) handlebar, tires, stem, etc.

    It does have the 1360 gram Stans "355 Race"wheelset pictured, and set up 22psi this bike is a rocket up and down.
    2Melow: 25.00 lbs. is light!

    If I changed my wheelset (- 600 gm), eliminated the front derailleur (-148 gm), eliminated the front shifter (-113 gm), changed the Crank Brothers Mallet 2 pedals to Eggbeater 2ti (-254 gm); I'd be down 1,115 grams (2.46 lbs.). 27.34 lbs. - 2.46 lbs = 24 lbs.! I'm thinking the 1x9 crankset is a wash. Amazing how it adds up.

    Cheers.

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    My Jet 9

    My build, 27.8 lbs

    Manitou Minute 29 Absolute 100mm fork w/ 20mm thru axle
    Thompson Elite stem and setback seatpost
    Specialized Carbon S-works HB
    Magura Marta SL brakes 8 inch rotor front, 7 back
    SRAM X.O shifters
    XT FD
    X-9 RD
    XTR BB and Cranks bash guard/32/22
    Specialized Phenom SL saddle (ouch, it hurts)
    Stans ZTR Arch rims, DT Swiss spokes, Hope Pro II hubs
    Specialized Captains (2.2 Front, 2.0 rear)
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    Nah, I think with not using a N-stop or other anti chain dropping device and having the big ring minus teeth you'd prob loose well over 150g going to the single ring setup.
    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll
    2Melow: 25.00 lbs. is light!

    If I changed my wheelset (- 600 gm), eliminated the front derailleur (-148 gm), eliminated the front shifter (-113 gm), changed the Crank Brothers Mallet 2 pedals to Eggbeater 2ti (-254 gm); I'd be down 1,115 grams (2.46 lbs.). 27.34 lbs. - 2.46 lbs = 24 lbs.! I'm thinking the 1x9 crankset is a wash. Amazing how it adds up.

    Cheers.

    Hum, those are some pretty big rotors for an XC machine, where do you live that you need that sort of power? Then to pair that up with that saddle kind of makes no sense Of all the things to have that no matter the weight that's comfortable, is your saddle - ride what feels good to your stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by scottg918514
    My build, 27.8 lbs

    Manitou Minute 29 Absolute 100mm fork w/ 20mm thru axle
    Thompson Elite stem and setback seatpost
    Specialized Carbon S-works HB
    Magura Marta SL brakes 8 inch rotor front, 7 back
    SRAM X.O shifters
    XT FD
    X-9 RD
    XTR BB and Cranks bash guard/32/22
    Specialized Phenom SL saddle (ouch, it hurts)
    Stans ZTR Arch rims, DT Swiss spokes, Hope Pro II hubs
    Specialized Captains (2.2 Front, 2.0 rear)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    1x9, 25 pounds even as pictured even with Ergon grips ( half a pound ) and 630 gram Nanoraptor tires. 750 grams more could come off this bike easily if I geeked out on the brakes (Juicy's) handlebar, tires, stem, etc.

    It does have the 1360 gram Stans "355 Race"wheelset pictured, and set up 22psi this bike is a rocket up and down.
    Very, very, nice - Brett. I've got to lose 12 pounds off my own frame to be able to run those wheels.

    Drop those Ergons to some Bonty Race foams so you can hang it on the scale at 24.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherXCal
    Thanks for the advice. I tried an old school xc flat bar on a my hardtail 29er but didn't end up sticking with it b/c it was too narrow and not swept back enough. I am intrigued by the niner flat and several others that have more of a sweep
    There are some nice flat bars with comfy sweep availalbe these days in 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 17 degree sweep. Niner, Syntace, Salsa, etc... all make some sweet flat bars with sweep in the 600mm - 660mm+ width range. I'm running the $28 Moto Ace Salsa 17 degree on my Dos and will run the Syntace 600mm wide with 12 degree sweep on my JET 9. I picked it up on eBay new for $43.

    I can't speak for other riders, but I feel the flat bars with the sweep on 29"ers is a better mousetrap than riser bars. I've tried both on all my bikes, but the flat bars just seem to fit the job quite well.

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    Xl Jet

    Well here it is; first ride and it's a very stable platform for pedaling, the size is just right, thanks to Chris at Niner for his advice.

    Cornering is sooo stable with huge traction the long top tube and short stem, 90mm on an XL is a revelation after only riding with 120mm stems in the past. As for climbing traction; wow, my first ever 200m of riding on it was a loose technical (ish) rocky climb and it just stayed planted. Sorry about the small out of focus pics- better ones later!

    Frame: 2009 Niner Jet 9, Licorice Ano XL
    Fork: Reba team, 100mm travel
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
    Handlebar: Niner flat
    Stem: Thompson Elite, 90mm
    Grips: Bontrager
    Headset: Chris King
    Shifter Levers: XT
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Cables: XT
    Brakes: XT
    Crankset: XTR 175mm
    Chain: ?
    Pedals: XTR
    Cassette: XT 11-34
    Wheels: Hope hubs Mavic TN719
    Tires: Bontrager ACX tubeless with Stan’s
    Skewers: XT
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    On an XL, it has the look of a 26er.
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    Very true, don't think I'll be going back to smaller wheels.

    I think the weight is about 28lbs with pedals.

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    JET 9 is finally finished...

    I finished up my size XL JET yesterday.

    Currently she weighs in at 25.28 pounds with Bonty XR 2.25's front and rear...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3336367704/" title="On the Alpine Scale by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3336367704_4791e810c1_b.jpg" width="1024" height="924" alt="On the Alpine Scale" /></a>

    I'm going to have to break out the Crows, Ravens, Karma 1.9's, Furious Freds, etc... to go down to 24.75 - but that will happen once XC race season begins.

    Here's the list...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3336416014/" title="JET 9 Final Build in Excel by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3564/3336416014_f3baff1ef0_o.jpg" width="542" height="522" alt="JET 9 Final Build in Excel" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3335536105/" title="JET is DONE! by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3335536105_03539f923f_b.jpg" width="745" height="1024" alt="JET is DONE!" /></a>

    Normal cable routing for me. In other words, no bringing the right hand shifter housing in tight on the right side of the head tube. I wrapped it around the head tube to the left side and came in with a nosed Jagwire Ferrule and it is perfect...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3335534155/" title="My Cable Routing by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3335534155_15b0a7b5b4_b.jpg" width="725" height="1024" alt="My Cable Routing" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3341678800/" title="CableRoute3 by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3341678800_390813cbd0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="CableRoute3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3341677742/" title="CableRoute1 by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3341677742_9378f2eeb3.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="CableRoute1" /></a>

    2 x 9 with the new Rotor Q-Rings (27T/40T) mounted up on some classic Race Face Turbines (180mm length) and a Race Face Taperlock Ti BB...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3336368936/" title="180mm Turbine Cranks with 2 x 9 Rotor Q-Rings by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3336368936_46934a5a73_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="180mm Turbine Cranks with 2 x 9 Rotor Q-Rings" /></a>

    BB7's (2002 Type N model) front and rear (160mm front/140mm rear) with Alligator Windcutter rotors (92g front/60g rear)...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3336369778/" title="160mm rotor in the front by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3336369778_a0d0cba1bc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="730" alt="160mm rotor in the front" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3336370082/" title="140mm rotor in the rear by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3336370082_d40c2b7968_b.jpg" width="1024" height="815" alt="140mm rotor in the rear" /></a>

    The new 2009 "all black" Paul Love Levers...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3335536503/" title="New Paul Love Levers by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3335536503_987644afbc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="888" alt="New Paul Love Levers" /></a>

    I'm heading out to the Black Hills this week for some testing, training and riding...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3335533785/" title="Ready to Ride by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3335533785_24e4e32e64_b.jpg" width="1024" height="665" alt="Ready to Ride" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3340848147/" title="JEToutsideProfile by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/3340848147_852eb0f1db_b.jpg" width="1024" height="642" alt="JEToutsideProfile" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/3340848627/" title="ZoeyLikesTheJET by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3649/3340848627_e9b222c4bc_o.jpg" width="1189" height="1224" alt="ZoeyLikesTheJET" /></a>

    Brett - I want those NoTubes ZTR Race 29 wheels!!!! I'm just stuck in the 180's with my height and weight and don't think it is in the cards for me to drop down to the rider weight limit of 170 for the wheels. Oh well.....

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    Just got mine built up, so here are some pics, the only changes for right now will be a KMC X9SL chain, and a set of ESI Chunky grips that i am waiting on to show up, but the future may hold a Carbon Bar and a Thomson Stem....and possibly in the distant future a 09 Reba Race, and a super sick SRAM XX double crank!

    For right now:

    09 Jet9 Large Frame Licorice Ano

    08 Reba SL fork with Poploc

    C29SSmax wheels

    Specialized Captain Tires 2.2 front 2.0 rear

    XT Cassette 11-34

    Truvativ Noir Crank

    Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost

    SRAM X.0 Shifter/Rear Derailleur

    Specialized Phenom Saddle

    Avid Ulitmate Carbon White Brakes 160/160mm

    Cane Creek 110 Headset

    Hope QR Seatpost Clamp

    Crank Bros Candy Ti Pedals

    Specialized Stem/Alloy Flat Handlebars

    I gotta say i love this bike, i am pulling the middle chainring in most sections that I needed the granny on my stumpy, it really made me confident that I will be able to push a 2x9 when that SRAM crank comes out. Not sure of the weight yet because my scale has been acting goofy (ultimate scale will zero out, but stays at "0.00" when you put stuff on it ) But i am hoping its in the 26lbs range.
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    Have you checked the batteries in the scale?

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    Its been a long time coming, but here it is.

    I gotta thank Ray at 918xc and the guys at New Revolution Cycles. Wouldn't have been possible without them!

    I wasn't sure about running this bike with the fork set at 100mm but it handles like a dream. Super fast handling, and super stable. I thought my air 9 with 80mm reba was the best handling bike I would ever own. I was totally wrong. I love my new bike!
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    So after ordering a rip and patiently waiting for over two months, my LBS gets in an XL jet. I had a feeling that although the rip is an amazing bike, that the jet would be a little better suited to where I typically ride. Well, I took one spin and that was all I needed. Switched the order on the spot. Here she is with the obligatory picture in front of the garage shot. I would like to try tubeless at some point, so I may spring for a nice wheelset some time later on this year. I wanted a tough, fun to ride bike. Definitely not a light weight at 29 pounds, but I am pretty sure I am going to have some fun this summer! Thanks to all those that helped with suggestions/comments/ideas (for all you eagle-eyes, yes I did remove the little sticker on the front der!)

    XL Licorice Jet9
    XT Drivetrain with XTR Rear Der
    XT Pedals
    Elixir CR Brakes, 185mm F&R
    Reba Race 100mm w/Pushloc
    King HS
    Thomson Stem (110) and Post (410)
    EA70 Mid rise bar
    Spesh Phenom Saddle
    Blunt rims, XT hubs
    Nano-Rear, Rampage-Front (will switch out with a Nano depending on riding conditions)
    29 pounds

    Me: 6'6'', 215.
    Setup (initial): Rear shock-145 psi, fork positive-130, fork negative-120, tires-30 psi
    First ride seemed pretty good, need to dial in front rebound.
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    congrats on the bike, she's a beauty. don't make the mistake of thinking you will ever be able to ride 26 inch tires again. When you decide to upgrade the wheels, pm me and I can give you the name of the guy who did my hope/arch set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    congrats on the bike, she's a beauty. don't make the mistake of thinking you will ever be able to ride 26 inch tires again. When you decide to upgrade the wheels, pm me and I can give you the name of the guy who did my hope/arch set.
    Thanks man! Yeah, I am pretty sure that the 29er was meant for me! Hope to get some dirt on her this weekend.

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