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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig View Post
    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.
    I'm not sure about the claim of "ridiculously heavy". I run 'em and my JET is 25 and change. 200g is .44 pounds. One could run smaller and lighter rotors as well as levers. I use 160mm front/140mm rear Alligator Serrated Windcutters with Avid Ultimate Levers. Great stopping power, built in modulation with the larger front rotor and excellent lever feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    I'm not sure about the claim of "ridiculously heavy". I run 'em and my JET is 25 and change. 200g is .44 pounds. One could run smaller and lighter rotors as well as levers. I use 160mm front/140mm rear Alligator Serrated Windcutters with Avid Ultimate Levers. Great stopping power, built in modulation with the larger front rotor and excellent lever feel.

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    Went with mechanical because I am not savvy enough to deal with hydraulics....even though I knew it would most likely add a few grams. 200/180 because I am 6'4", 185 and needed some stopping power. These two things are definitely on the radar as I become a better wrench and rider.

    ETA: thanks for posting that breakdown. Another project on the to-do list!

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    I have an older Superfly, I'd like to migrate the parts to a FS 29 frame. I rebuilt the Fox 80mm fork and it's still doing well. I'd like to bring it across to a Jet. Anyone riding a Jet with an 80mm fork? I'm mainly using it for XC racing...
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    I have seen other threads where this was discussed and most of the guys that had 80 were happy. I have 100 on my Jet, but often think 80 might be better, I just never changed it. I have had the original "08 Jet, and the newest Jet and the tapered steering tube forks do make a difference. I originally had a non-tapered fork on my newest Jet and then switched to tapered and the steering was more precise after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    I'm not sure about the claim of "ridiculously heavy". I run 'em and my JET is 25 and change. 200g is .44 pounds. One could run smaller and lighter rotors as well as levers. I use 160mm front/140mm rear Alligator Serrated Windcutters with Avid Ultimate Levers. Great stopping power, built in modulation with the larger front rotor and excellent lever feel.
    I didn't weigh 'em side by side on a scale, but the hand weight feel of a set of Elixir 5's compared to a set of BB7's was noticeable. Plus, no way my fat behind could run 160/140 rotors - all 3 of my bikes (all 29'ers) are set up 185 or 180 front and 160 rear (two sets of Elixir 5's and one set of XTs.) Just a little "from my perspective" on a way to drop weight and improve performance in a relatively cheap manner.

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    If you're riding 80 now, you should be okay with an 80 on Jet, assuming you have enough length on the tube.

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    New Jet..

    Built this up a few weeks ago - fantastic ride!

    Frame - large Jet9, 6.4lbs
    Fork - Reba RL (will replace soon with solo air RLT)
    Wheels - I9 classic / Stans Arch
    Drivetrain - XT 2x10
    Brakes - XT
    Post/Stem/Bars - Thomson / Ragley
    Saddle - Fizik Gobi
    Pedals - XT
    Tires - Ikon/Ardent
    Weight - 28.1lbs


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    Some upgrades for the year, CTD FOX fork (upgraded from Reba w/9mm pinner), white silverado saddle, white mid cage x9 rear der.


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    Nice bikes!

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    I've had mine for more than a month now. I'm having a blast! The bike climbs better than I do.

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    Size: XL (6'3" with 37.5" inseam, 178 lbs)
    Drivetrain and brakes: SLX 2x10 , 38-24 front, 11-36 rear with Shadow Plus rear derailleur.
    Wheels: DT Swiss XR400 29 rims + Shimano XT hubs
    Fork: Fox Float CTD
    Shock: Fox RP23
    Post/Stem/Bar: Niner alloy
    Pedals: Shimano XT (PD-M785)
    Tyres: Schwalbe RaRas 2.25 (tubeless coming soon)
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    my new toy

    Here my newest... not too concerned about weight, but I built it with price and reliability in mind so here it is:


    big rims and tires, the hans dampfs ride like tanks. I ride alot of "rogue" trails on powerline/flooding easements where you never know what kind of crap your going to be riding over, or when a dog is going to dig out under his fence and chase you!


    complete ba$tard of a crank setup, raceface evole was 80 bucks off jenson, I used a bashguard of an older raceface thats on my wifes bike and went with the extralight 30 tooth chainring after the 34 that came with the raceface didn't give me quite the range i wanted. threw some red bolts on there for fun too!


    rest of the drivetrain is Shimano Zee 11-36 price is right, 10 speeds, no chain slap or drops as of yet


    I might mess with this cockpit but I had the stem in a box in the garage and got the 720mm bar from performance for 12 bucks and the saddle for about 14. The saddle has the same profile as the fizik antares which I love and so far this one is working out.


    I used an older Recon Gold TK for my fork, it didn't have the tapered steerer so I went with the cane creek conversion headset, I will eventually upgrade the fork when money comes along...


    All in all I put this thing together with a new frame, wheelset, tires, drivetrain, seatpost clamp, and a set of BB7's and found good deals on a used bar, saddle, and seatpost for right at 2 grand. I had the fork, grips, eggbeaters, and stem lying around.

    what do you think?
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    Best 2 grand you ever spent!
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    darn skippy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Best 2 grand you ever spent!
    Agree!

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    Jet9 Build

    Hey there MTBR,

    I just finished my winter project. A medium Jet9 with a SID RL fork (100mm). This was one of the 12 days of Christmas deals at JensonUSA and I could not pass up the sale.

    I built it up with Easton Carbon (EC70) bars and seatpost with a WTB Silverado seat. SLX rear deraillear, cassette (12-36), and shifter (1 x10). The brakes are XT with 180mm and 160mm rotors.

    Cranks and stem are Race Face Evolve, which are dirt cheap at jenson and look pretty cool in the sterling silver finish.

    I just got the SRAM Rise 40 wheels and they look and feel awesome. 2.2 Nevegals with tubes round out the package.

    Total weight = 28.58 lbs.

    Looking forward to riding it this spring or possibly summer with the amount of snow we still have here in C

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    Garage built Jet 9 RDO

    Finally finished her. Full XX 2x10, 39/28 groupo , full RDO cockpit, World Cup Sid Fork, Carbon Roval wheels with Maxxis Ikon front and Aspen rear, Ergon Carbon Pro SM3 Seat, and XTR pedals. Final build weight is 22.98 lbs. Can't wait to get her on the trails! Hope she rides as good than my Aluminum Jet 9 cuz I'll be riding her too!
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    Hey i was wondering what pressure everyone is running in their rear shock? I have read several posts about putting 75% of your bodywieght in it. I just built up a jet 9 from my emd9 parts so i am still getting used to having the rear shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkjohnson21 View Post
    Hey i was wondering what pressure everyone is running in their rear shock? I have read several posts about putting 75% of your bodywieght in it. I just built up a jet 9 from my emd9 parts so i am still getting used to having the rear shock.
    Would say that is a good estimate. I go with a bit under that because I like a little more squish when I don't have it locked out...which is more often than not.

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    Do you run yours on the 1,2,or 3 setting

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    I used about weight x .66
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkjohnson21 View Post
    Do you run yours on the 1,2,or 3 setting
    I go with 3. Again, same theory as having my rear locked out most of the time in that I feel like I get the most power transfer in those settings.

    Not sure if you already have this, but here is the technical doc for the Float RP23: FLOAT RP23

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    thanks yeah i have read that guide, just wanted to see how others were doing it. I have only ridden twice so i need to play around with all the settings more. I have been running it on 2 with the propedal on so far.

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    I am 175 and run 120 so about .69 times body weight. I never use the propedal but I keep the dial at 1.
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    sorry if its been posted, but does anyone have an RDO in a small frame? want to see what it looks like in a small. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegan_warrior View Post
    sorry if its been posted, but does anyone have an RDO in a small frame? want to see what it looks like in a small. thanks
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    Man that looks nice! Thanks a lot

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    Looking for input on a new Jet 9 purchase, I had originally decided on the Jet 9 Carbon with X01 (4 Star package), but now that a new version of the aluminum frame is out I am wondering if the Jet 9 Aluminum X0 (4 Star Package) would be a better component spec for an additional $200.00?

    The big differences between the two (besides frame material) are the Fox evolution vs. Sid XX fork, X9 vs. X0 brakes, and Stan's Arch vs. AM Classic Race wheels. The Aluminum version is 2x10, the Carbon is 1x11 (which I would prefer).

    Does anyone know the frame weight differences (would be a size medium)?

    The bike will mainly be ridden in Colorado and I plan to do a few 40-50 mile race events with it. I have demo'd a Jet 9 RDO, but neither the Carbon or Aluminum versions.

    Any thoughts on the two bikes would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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    Jet 9 & Brown County

    A couple of Jet9RDO's on the trail in fantastic Brown county. Green one was replaced after owning 1 month because of cracked frame. Black one is mine and has been going strong for a year! (Fingers crossed)

    OFFICIAL:  JET9 Picture and Setup Thread-image.jpg My black RDO finally cracked :-(. Replacing with a new Rip 9 RDO!
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    Here's my new RDO



    This is my first 29er. Previously been riding my 2007 Santa Cruz Blur XC

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    Just ordered mine, should be built in a couple of weeks

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    You sure started your 29er days with a winner! Now get that favorite beer cap on her
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    Done!


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    Good job! Now go out and enjoy her. Give us a ride report and remember-These are FAST bikes!
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    Just got this Jet9

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    Just building my new 2013 Jet9 RDO XL. Do most people direct mount the stem or are people using spacers between the stem and integrated headset?

    Going to run 100mm standard stem & 120mm SID XX forks. Was thinking of direct mounting the stem with a 10 or 20mm spacer on top of the stem, just in case.

    Running 20 mm riser bars and also have a set of flat bars.

    Any thoughts?

    I'm 6'4 100kg's

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    1st up I wouldn't be putting a Sid in a bike for a 100kg rider, I would put something stiffer on it.

    I would leave the steerer as long as you can until you work out what you like, even if you start with the stem all the way down.

    What seat height do you run ?

    What is the rest of the build ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    1st up I wouldn't be putting a Sid in a bike for a 100kg rider, I would put something stiffer on it.

    I would leave the steerer as long as you can until you work out what you like, even if you start with the stem all the way down.

    What seat height do you run ?

    What is the rest of the build ?
    Seat height 850mm centre Bb to top of seat

    -Stan's arch ex wheel set
    -XX1
    -reverb post
    - ritchey bar and stem

    I'm happy with the SID's used them before

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    Seat height 850mm centre Bb to top of seat

    -Stan's arch ex wheel set
    -XX1
    -reverb post
    - ritchey bar and stem

    I'm happy with the SID's used them before
    You may have had them before but you could well be a lot faster with stiffer gear.

    I'm 85 kg & get lots of flex out of Arch Ex wheel sets.

    I'm 6 ft, 85 kg & run my seat at 800mm on Lge Niner frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    You may have had them before but you could well be a lot faster with stiffer gear.

    I'm 85 kg & get lots of flex out of Arch Ex wheel sets.

    I'm 6 ft, 85 kg & run my seat at 800mm on Lge Niner frame.
    Point taken

    What forks would u run?

    I'm not racing at the moment,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    Point taken

    What forks would u run?

    I'm not racing at the moment,
    At your height & weight I would look at something like this.

    X Fusion Shox - RL2

    With the Uni Crown it will be nice & stiff at the top of the fork.

    With the 34mm fork legs they are stiff, & less likely to flex & stop the legs from sliding through the bushings & binding.

    Just think about when going down hill & turning on a tight bend & most of your weight goes on the front end.

    When a fork flex's it is harder for it to work smooth, Also on that switch back think of that side load going onto that front wheel that isn't the stiffest.

    Light gear seams nice but gear that is well up to the job is better in the long run.

    I would look at building up a wheel set with the Light bike carbon rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
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    Is that the RS Sid XX? It looks like a Pike sort of. Is that 120mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Is that the RS Sid XX? It looks like a Pike sort of. Is that 120mm?
    Yep SID XX 120mm

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    I can vouch for this. Totally correct on what he's saying. The line that you can hold with this set up is amazing. I've been riding this fork for about 3 weeks now and its only breaking in. I've found my sweet spot with air pressure and Wow what a difference it made coming form a Fox 32 RLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    At your height & weight I would look at something like this.

    X Fusion Shox - RL2

    With the Uni Crown it will be nice & stiff at the top of the fork.

    With the 34mm fork legs they are stiff, & less likely to flex & stop the legs from sliding through the bushings & binding.

    Just think about when going down hill & turning on a tight bend & most of your weight goes on the front end.

    When a fork flex's it is harder for it to work smooth, Also on that switch back think of that side load going onto that front wheel that isn't the stiffest.

    Light gear seams nice but gear that is well up to the job is better in the long run.

    I would look at building up a wheel set with the Light bike carbon rims.
    I can vouch for this. Totally correct on what he's saying. The line that you can hold with this set up is amazing. I've been riding this fork for about 3 weeks now and its only breaking in. I've found my sweet spot with air pressure and Wow what a difference it made coming form a Fox 32 RLC.

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    Here's mine, in its native habitat.
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    This was my race ride in 2011 now it's my wife ride. Love this bike.
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    Gotta swap out the outer chainring and swap out the tires. Going with a Mtn King 2.2 front/maxxis Ignitor rear.

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    Sweet bike there pascale, hows the build coming alone?

    I'm waiting on my new alloy jet; I have the complete XT group and fork, a WB Loop, seat. Just need the wheels, frame and some of the finishing kit. Hopefully by mid January I'll be riding it.

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    Sweet bike there pascale, hows the build coming alone?

    I'm waiting on my new alloy jet; I have the complete XT group and fork, a WB Loop, seat. Just need the wheels, frame and some of the finishing kit. Hopefully by mid January I'll be riding it.
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    So far so good, 2 rides in 1 day, 2 different spots. Since it's a small gotta find a "side opening" bottle cage and still waiting on XT pedals. My seat post to bar length is identical to my Misfit hardtail but feels a bit more crammed. Might trying dropping the bars down a spacer or 2 before cutting the steerer tube or going w a 20mm longer stem. Bike handles really well for not being familiar w it yet. Love the 120mm SID fork. Might take the Ignitor of the rear wheel (used tire) and go mtn king 2.2 front and rear.


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    Nice, good to see that your riding it. You might want to try a set back seat post, instead of the longer stem. Definitely lower the stem a spacer or two before cutting the steerer tube.
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    Yea if you just move the seat back in the rails a little bit, you will probably feel right at home and it will help you lift the front easier too. Remember that as you move the seat back, you generally need to move the post down some also in order to keep the leg length constant. This will probably make you also want to lower the stem a spacer or too which not only moves the bar down, but out a small amount. All of this together will actually put you lower on the bike and lower your center of gravity some, which is an added benefit. And since the seat and bars are now further apart you are better able to transfer weight front to back. I have always found fit an iterative process and even though I have solid starting positions on a new bike, it still generally takes several hundred miles of small tweeks before I feel dialed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Yea if you just move the seat back in the rails a little bit, you will probably feel right at home and it will help you lift the front easier too. Remember that as you move the seat back, you generally need to move the post down some also in order to keep the leg length constant. This will probably make you also want to lower the stem a spacer or too which not only moves the bar down, but out a small amount. All of this together will actually put you lower on the bike and lower your center of gravity some, which is an added benefit. And since the seat and bars are now further apart you are better able to transfer weight front to back. I have always found fit an iterative process and even though I have solid starting positions on a new bike, it still generally takes several hundred miles of small tweeks before I feel dialed.
    yeah I'm gonna try moving the seat back on the rails and dropping the stem a spacer or 2 before cutting the steerer tube. I guess I just got lucky when setting up the Misfit, all I really had to do was flip the stem to get a perfect fit.
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    Great looking and good components. Which carbon rims are those? Enjoy it and give us a ride report.
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    Great looking and good components. Which carbon rims are those? Enjoy it and give us a ride report.
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    Here she is... 23.75lbs
    Nice bike.

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    There are some damn nice bikes in this thread. I'm pretty Jealous of the Carbon and RDO models. Here is my Jet 9 Alloy that I built last week. There is a whole build thread on this bike with a spec sheet in the Niner forum. I was shooting for Sub 26lbs. so I was pretty suprised.





    In the first few pages of this Thread there was so much doubt that you could get a Jet much lighter than 25lbs. and still have it be rideable. Well I only have 3 rides on this bike but it's a similar build to my 13.9lb. Air 9 Carbon SingleSpeed that is now almost 4 years old and going strong. Niners Rule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock View Post
    There are some damn nice bikes in this thread. I'm pretty Jealous of the Carbon and RDO models. Here is my Jet 9 Alloy that I built last week. There is a whole build thread on this bike with a spec sheet in the Niner forum. I was shooting for Sub 26lbs. so I was pretty suprised.





    In the first few pages of this Thread there was so much doubt that you could get a Jet much lighter than 25lbs. and still have it be rideable. Well I only have 3 rides on this bike but it's a similar build to my 13.9lb. Air 9 Carbon SingleSpeed that is now almost 4 years old and going strong. Niners Rule!
    Wow, that is pretty light set-up. Very nice. would it be ok if you can share the specs.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy View Post
    Wow, that is pretty light set-up. Very nice. would it be ok if you can share the specs.

    Thanks.
    He's already got a thread on it right here in the Niner Forum that details all of the specs entitled "Weight Weeinish Jet 9 Alloy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD View Post
    Here she is... 23.75lbs
    I thought I saw this bike on EBay. ALready? So soon?

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    Caveat: I'm still getting the hang of both 29ers and MTB riding being road only for 10yrs prior to 2012. So, I do attribute pilot error/lack of skills to my issues here. Still....I'm pretty competent. I've been on this bike since early 2013

    I'm looking to improve my downhill confidence in my Jet 9 RDO (and myself for that matter.

    Set Up
    • 2012 medium Jet 9 RDO (110 psi rear)
    • 120M RS Revelation 110 Top, 110 bottom (120 recommended on both)
    • 90M Thomson 0˚ stem 15mm above headset top cap. I have about 20m left to play with. (I moved from a 70MM stem that i was never comfortable on. The 90 felt better from the first ride)
    • 710 Niner Flat Top Bar
    • Thomson Elite Post
    • Shimano XT 1x10 drivetrain & brakes (180mm rotor up front which helped to scrub speed going into turns.
    • Ringle Black Flag Pro 29
    • Specialized Purgatory S-works 20psi F/R


    Rider Specs
    5'7", 160

    Terrain: Mainly Vermont Singletrack: dirty, roots, rocky, tight...lots of steep ups and lots of steep downs

    The issues I have:
    1. Downhill turns at speed: My issue here is the handling going into a turn...I am going no faster than my riding buddies, but I feel like I have to scrub my speed every time or risk oversteering the front wheel and flipping. So, I brake hard and back off. I have repeated the same sections of trail multiple times in the same ride and just can't shake the sensation that the bike wants me to overturn the front wheel.
    2. Steep, Rocky, rooty downhills. I feel like I am too far over the bars and am at risk of flying over my handlebars. I also have the feeling that my wheels just deflect off rocks/roots and don't hold my lines well.

    I love this bike on the up and rolling, xc terrain, but I still am not as comfortable on the down as I was on the RIP. In fact...that nagging voice of fear is present and it pisses me off.

    Things I am considering:
    1. Wider Bar
    2. Dropper Post
    3. Stiffer, Wider wheels (Thinking I9 Trails or LB Carbon)

    What else? (beside ride more and get better....I place enough emphasis on this point, but I'm a gear whore and will try anything too.)

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    Post a pic of the bike as well please.

    I will post up my thoughts soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    Caveat: I'm still getting the hang of both 29ers and MTB riding being road only for 10yrs prior to 2012. So, I do attribute pilot error/lack of skills to my issues here. Still....I'm pretty competent. I've been on this bike since early 2013

    I'm looking to improve my downhill confidence in my Jet 9 RDO (and myself for that matter.

    Set Up
    • 2012 medium Jet 9 RDO (110 psi rear)
    • 120M RS Revelation 110 Top, 110 bottom (120 recommended on both)
    • 90M Thomson 0˚ stem 15mm above headset top cap. I have about 20m left to play with. (I moved from a 70MM stem that i was never comfortable on. The 90 felt better from the first ride)
    • 710 Niner Flat Top Bar
    • Thomson Elite Post
    • Shimano XT 1x10 drivetrain & brakes (180mm rotor up front which helped to scrub speed going into turns.
    • Ringle Black Flag Pro 29
    • Specialized Purgatory S-works 20psi F/R


    Rider Specs
    5'7", 160

    Terrain: Mainly Vermont Singletrack: dirty, roots, rocky, tight...lots of steep ups and lots of steep downs

    The issues I have:
    1. Downhill turns at speed: My issue here is the handling going into a turn...I am going no faster than my riding buddies, but I feel like I have to scrub my speed every time or risk oversteering the front wheel and flipping. So, I brake hard and back off. I have repeated the same sections of trail multiple times in the same ride and just can't shake the sensation that the bike wants me to overturn the front wheel.
    2. Steep, Rocky, rooty downhills. I feel like I am too far over the bars and am at risk of flying over my handlebars. I also have the feeling that my wheels just deflect off rocks/roots and don't hold my lines well.

    I love this bike on the up and rolling, xc terrain, but I still am not as comfortable on the down as I was on the RIP. In fact...that nagging voice of fear is present and it pisses me off.

    Things I am considering:
    1. Wider Bar
    2. Dropper Post
    3. Stiffer, Wider wheels (Thinking I9 Trails or LB Carbon)

    What else? (beside ride more and get better....I place enough emphasis on this point, but I'm a gear whore and will try anything too.)
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    I have done a lot of miles on a Jet9 RDO set up as a trail bike.

    1st up at 5'7 you could be on a small or med.

    Given that you are on a med I would not then go to a 90mm stem as well, I would have gone the other way & put you on a 50mm stem.

    At the moment all your weight is pulled forward trying to put you over the handle bars & making the back end light.

    I am a very big fan of dropper seat posts when trying to go fast down hill, However as I pointed out to my friend when he had his dropper in for a service 1 weekend & couldn't keep up, With my seat at 800mm high with my seat fully dropped it is about were his is on the climb.

    I have ridden a lot of bikes & a lot of forks & the only time I have ever felt the lack of trust you are talking about & gone over the bars when in my mind there is no way it shouldn't have happened, They had crap forks.

    Now I'm saying that your fork is crap, But I would get it serviced so you have it at least as good as it can be before you start playing around with it to get it set up.

    I hope this helps.


    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    Caveat: I'm still getting the hang of both 29ers and MTB riding being road only for 10yrs prior to 2012. So, I do attribute pilot error/lack of skills to my issues here. Still....I'm pretty competent. I've been on this bike since early 2013

    I'm looking to improve my downhill confidence in my Jet 9 RDO (and myself for that matter.

    Set Up
    • 2012 medium Jet 9 RDO (110 psi rear)
    • 120M RS Revelation 110 Top, 110 bottom (120 recommended on both)
    • 90M Thomson 0˚ stem 15mm above headset top cap. I have about 20m left to play with. (I moved from a 70MM stem that i was never comfortable on. The 90 felt better from the first ride)
    • 710 Niner Flat Top Bar
    • Thomson Elite Post
    • Shimano XT 1x10 drivetrain & brakes (180mm rotor up front which helped to scrub speed going into turns.
    • Ringle Black Flag Pro 29
    • Specialized Purgatory S-works 20psi F/R


    Rider Specs
    5'7", 160

    Terrain: Mainly Vermont Singletrack: dirty, roots, rocky, tight...lots of steep ups and lots of steep downs

    The issues I have:
    1. Downhill turns at speed: My issue here is the handling going into a turn...I am going no faster than my riding buddies, but I feel like I have to scrub my speed every time or risk oversteering the front wheel and flipping. So, I brake hard and back off. I have repeated the same sections of trail multiple times in the same ride and just can't shake the sensation that the bike wants me to overturn the front wheel.
    2. Steep, Rocky, rooty downhills. I feel like I am too far over the bars and am at risk of flying over my handlebars. I also have the feeling that my wheels just deflect off rocks/roots and don't hold my lines well.

    I love this bike on the up and rolling, xc terrain, but I still am not as comfortable on the down as I was on the RIP. In fact...that nagging voice of fear is present and it pisses me off.

    Things I am considering:
    1. Wider Bar
    2. Dropper Post
    3. Stiffer, Wider wheels (Thinking I9 Trails or LB Carbon)

    What else? (beside ride more and get better....I place enough emphasis on this point, but I'm a gear whore and will try anything too.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    Caveat: I'm still getting the hang of both 29ers and MTB riding being road only for 10yrs prior to 2012. So, I do attribute pilot error/lack of skills to my issues here. Still....I'm pretty competent. I've been on this bike since early 2013

    I'm looking to improve my downhill confidence in my Jet 9 RDO (and myself for that matter.

    Set Up
    • 2012 medium Jet 9 RDO (110 psi rear)
    • 120M RS Revelation 110 Top, 110 bottom (120 recommended on both)
    • 90M Thomson 0˚ stem 15mm above headset top cap. I have about 20m left to play with. (I moved from a 70MM stem that i was never comfortable on. The 90 felt better from the first ride)
    • 710 Niner Flat Top Bar
    • Thomson Elite Post
    • Shimano XT 1x10 drivetrain & brakes (180mm rotor up front which helped to scrub speed going into turns.
    • Ringle Black Flag Pro 29
    • Specialized Purgatory S-works 20psi F/R


    Rider Specs
    5'7", 160

    Terrain: Mainly Vermont Singletrack: dirty, roots, rocky, tight...lots of steep ups and lots of steep downs

    The issues I have:
    1. Downhill turns at speed: My issue here is the handling going into a turn...I am going no faster than my riding buddies, but I feel like I have to scrub my speed every time or risk oversteering the front wheel and flipping. So, I brake hard and back off. I have repeated the same sections of trail multiple times in the same ride and just can't shake the sensation that the bike wants me to overturn the front wheel.
    2. Steep, Rocky, rooty downhills. I feel like I am too far over the bars and am at risk of flying over my handlebars. I also have the feeling that my wheels just deflect off rocks/roots and don't hold my lines well.

    I love this bike on the up and rolling, xc terrain, but I still am not as comfortable on the down as I was on the RIP. In fact...that nagging voice of fear is present and it pisses me off.

    Things I am considering:
    1. Wider Bar
    2. Dropper Post
    3. Stiffer, Wider wheels (Thinking I9 Trails or LB Carbon)

    What else? (beside ride more and get better....I place enough emphasis on this point, but I'm a gear whore and will try anything too.)
    It all boils down to rider skill. Practice. Do technical skills development training. Work on those turns. And lay off the brakes. The bike will do a lot more than you think it can....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Post a pic of the bike as well please.

    I will post up my thoughts soon.
    Pic attached. Best I could do short notice. Thanks for the insight.

    @BruceBrown....I 100% agree there is a lot of rider skill in the way I feel. And I consciously (which could be my issue) go into ever turn trying to take a better angle of attack, lean correctly and lay off the brakes. I had some better success this morning in a few turns.

    @Muzzanic

    re: sizing. This was a really tough call for me. I demoed a Med RIP 9 and could not find fault in the bike or the size. I did feel tall on it, but that seemed to disappear as I road. It felt great climbing or descending so I translated that to the Jet. I think you'll find a lot of folks here around 5'7-5'8 who struggle between a Med/Small. Still, it would be interesting to demo a small and see if I find the bike quicker.

    re: Stem....When I was on the 70mm I felt the bike was squirrelly on both climbs and descents. I really did not like it all all. The bike felt more precise and stable moving to the 90mm. It would be interesting to try a 50mm just for a sanity check.

    re: Fork/Shock...I have had the Rev serviced by a certified RS tech and he feels it is OK. I think its doing it's job, but will also play around with the settings. I have not hand the Fox shock serviced yet not at the hours limit, but will do that after this summer

    Dropper....seems like its worth a try. A lot cheaper than switching bikes and dropping my center of gravity only makes sense.

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    I agree on the shorter stem. I am 5' 10"and have 80-90 mm stems on all and all are medium. All are Niner's.
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    I wouldn't panic about the frame size, I have some friends your size on med & they work well, But with a 50mm stem.

    My point was more that when you go with the larger of the 2 frames that you fit that it is normal to go to a shorter stem to bring the bike back down to size.

    With your setup you have your cockpit longer than I do on my Large Niners & I'm 6 foot.

    Put a 50mm stem on it & if that doesn't feel right after a few rides then go wider in the bars & leave the 50mm stem on it.

    Also IMO flatten out your seat, As it is pushing you further forward as well.

    The Jet9 RDO can work very well as a trail bike IMO but you have got to get your weight back if you want to kill the down hills.


    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    Pic attached. Best I could do short notice. Thanks for the insight.

    @BruceBrown....I 100% agree there is a lot of rider skill in the way I feel. And I consciously (which could be my issue) go into ever turn trying to take a better angle of attack, lean correctly and lay off the brakes. I had some better success this morning in a few turns.

    @Muzzanic

    re: sizing. This was a really tough call for me. I demoed a Med RIP 9 and could not find fault in the bike or the size. I did feel tall on it, but that seemed to disappear as I road. It felt great climbing or descending so I translated that to the Jet. I think you'll find a lot of folks here around 5'7-5'8 who struggle between a Med/Small. Still, it would be interesting to demo a small and see if I find the bike quicker.

    re: Stem....When I was on the 70mm I felt the bike was squirrelly on both climbs and descents. I really did not like it all all. The bike felt more precise and stable moving to the 90mm. It would be interesting to try a 50mm just for a sanity check.

    re: Fork/Shock...I have had the Rev serviced by a certified RS tech and he feels it is OK. I think its doing it's job, but will also play around with the settings. I have not hand the Fox shock serviced yet not at the hours limit, but will do that after this summer

    Dropper....seems like its worth a try. A lot cheaper than switching bikes and dropping my center of gravity only makes sense.

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    Got it. I'll give a shorter stem a try.

    I'll have to check out the seat angle. I don't recall it being so dramatically pointing downward. May be the angle of the picture as it feels fine riding but obviously, I'd be pushed forward if it is that dramatic.

    Thanks for all the input. I'll report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    I agree on the shorter stem. I am 5' 10"and have 80-90 mm stems on all and all are medium. All are Niner's.
    5'10" here as well... 75mm on med sir9 and 80mm on med jet9.👍

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    One thing to consider also is weight distribution. On all of my bikes I ended up with 40% of my weight on the front. After a long time of all my setups being where I felt they were perfect, I wanted to see if I could learn something. I weighed myself holding each bike and then weighed the front wheel with me sitting in my riding position. The rear was supported in a trainer. Within 2 lbs, every single bike had exactly 40%of the weight on the front. I was surprised how tight the spread was, and in the future I will use this as a guide to speed future setup.
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    Had to itch to replace some bits, lose weight and gain travel.... 24lbs with a lefty upgrade to 110mm.
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    Awesome!^^^^^ I want to do a lefty carbon to drop a few more grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    Got it. I'll give a shorter stem a try.

    I'll have to check out the seat angle. I don't recall it being so dramatically pointing downward. May be the angle of the picture as it feels fine riding but obviously, I'd be pushed forward if it is that dramatic.

    Thanks for all the input. I'll report back.

    -Dan
    Update on my downhill dilemma.

    Slapped a 50mm stem on my J9 RDO. Downhill is much, much improved over the prior 90mm & the 70mm I had when I built the bike up. In general the bike rides better in most conditions except climbing.

    As when I had the 70mm stem on the bike, I pop the front wheel way too readily when the climbing gets only a little steep. The front end is floaty on the up and that is frustrating compared to the 90MM stem which felt planted and climbed like a goat.

    I messed around with my seated position today and I think I can find a way to make it work, but its not my natural climbing position. I have to keep most weight off the bars when climbing and only steer enough to maintain my line. I'm sure if I had the ability to drop from 120mm to 100mm it might feel different, but I don't have the dual position Rev.

    Thanks for the help. The bike does ride bitter....just need to lean to climb again.


    Now for the new wheels!!

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    Hello All

    I am about to join this club. I ordered at M Jet 9 RDO in licorice from Colorado Cyclist:

    Niner JET 9 RDO Carbon Frame

    I would like some expert input on a few questions I have. I know Niner says they "don't do model years" but I want to makes sure I am getting what I think I am. And that is the Jet 9 RDO model run that was just replaced by the newest and just released red/carbon and blaze/graphite that is on their website.

    1) When I look at pictures of other licorice color J9 RDO's some have a white "Niner" logo on the rear triangle and some don't. What is the difference there?

    2) I am 5' 10'' and 225 lbs....not slim....I currently am riding a 2011 medium Rip9 Alloy with a 50mm stem and 685mm riser bars. From my Jet9 demo ride today, I know I want wider bars. I also like to sit more upright on the RIP. Any recommendations of stem length and bar combination that I should start with? I am setting the bike up much more as a "trail" machine vs race as I don't race. Hence, I am putting a 120mm Fox 32 fork on the front. Arch EX rims. XT 2x10 drivetrain

    3) How easy is the thru cable installation on the frame? I have friends that are quite good at building up bikes, but this will be the first time doing this. Will they be challenged and I should take it to a Niner shop? I know there is a good video online describing the process for Niner, but those videos always make things look so easy.

    Thanks for any input

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    It looks like it is the older frame & the price would suggest that as well.

    If you don't mind me asking, Why did you choose the Jet9 RDO over the Rip9 RDO given your weight & the fact you like a more upright position ??



    Quote Originally Posted by dba4life View Post
    Hello All

    I am about to join this club. I ordered at M Jet 9 RDO in licorice from Colorado Cyclist:

    Niner JET 9 RDO Carbon Frame

    I would like some expert input on a few questions I have. I know Niner says they "don't do model years" but I want to makes sure I am getting what I think I am. And that is the Jet 9 RDO model run that was just replaced by the newest and just released red/carbon and blaze/graphite that is on their website.

    1) When I look at pictures of other licorice color J9 RDO's some have a white "Niner" logo on the rear triangle and some don't. What is the difference there?

    2) I am 5' 10'' and 225 lbs....not slim....I currently am riding a 2011 medium Rip9 Alloy with a 50mm stem and 685mm riser bars. From my Jet9 demo ride today, I know I want wider bars. I also like to sit more upright on the RIP. Any recommendations of stem length and bar combination that I should start with? I am setting the bike up much more as a "trail" machine vs race as I don't race. Hence, I am putting a 120mm Fox 32 fork on the front. Arch EX rims. XT 2x10 drivetrain

    3) How easy is the thru cable installation on the frame? I have friends that are quite good at building up bikes, but this will be the first time doing this. Will they be challenged and I should take it to a Niner shop? I know there is a good video online describing the process for Niner, but those videos always make things look so easy.

    Thanks for any input
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    It looks like it is the older frame & the price would suggest that as well.

    If you don't mind me asking, Why did you choose the Jet9 RDO over the Rip9 RDO given your weight & the fact you like a more upright position ??
    The "older" frame was the v1 RDO that was then changed into the Jet 9 "Carbon" when Niner released the v2 RDO. They both have the 135mm rear axle. The item description on Colorado Cyclist specifically states the 12x142 rear axle and the "next generation cable routing" so I thought I was in good shape thinking this is v2 RDO??

    Good question on the decision and something that I mulled over a lot. I want a second bike but I didn't want to "replace" the RIP 9. So I plan to run the Jet 9 on trails that don't have as many "all mountain" type features - which we have many of around Raleigh, NC where I am located. I will still run the RIP 9 on trails that have larger jumps, drops and rough downhill sections.

    I feel the RIP 9 allows me to "get away with a lot on the trail" by just letting me take any line and making it work. I am interested in trying to improve my riding with the Jet. However, with my body and age (41) I was not interested in bouncing around on a hardtail. The Jet gets me somewhere near hardtail performance on XC terrain and climbing but with not near the abuse. I also wanted the ability to switch components between my current RIP and whatever new bike I got. So something like my 120 Fox 32 that is sitting on the shelf now that I took off the RIP (replaced with a 140 Pike) I could now put to use again.

    If I could only have one bike I would have no doubt it would be a RIP. I love it. I just didn't want to upgrade to a RIP 9 RDO because I never would have ridden the old alloy RIP again and now have 2 bikes to give me a better range to select from depending on where we are riding.

    Hope that all makes sense. Appreciate the questions.

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    By saying the older 1 I was saying not version 3 but V2

    Quote Originally Posted by dba4life View Post
    The "older" frame was the v1 RDO that was then changed into the Jet 9 "Carbon" when Niner released the v2 RDO. They both have the 135mm rear axle. The item description on Colorado Cyclist specifically states the 12x142 rear axle and the "next generation cable routing" so I thought I was in good shape thinking this is v2 RDO??

    Good question on the decision and something that I mulled over a lot. I want a second bike but I didn't want to "replace" the RIP 9. So I plan to run the Jet 9 on trails that don't have as many "all mountain" type features - which we have many of around Raleigh, NC where I am located. I will still run the RIP 9 on trails that have larger jumps, drops and rough downhill sections.

    I feel the RIP 9 allows me to "get away with a lot on the trail" by just letting me take any line and making it work. I am interested in trying to improve my riding with the Jet. However, with my body and age (41) I was not interested in bouncing around on a hardtail. The Jet gets me somewhere near hardtail performance on XC terrain and climbing but with not near the abuse. I also wanted the ability to switch components between my current RIP and whatever new bike I got. So something like my 120 Fox 32 that is sitting on the shelf now that I took off the RIP (replaced with a 140 Pike) I could now put to use again.

    If I could only have one bike I would have no doubt it would be a RIP. I love it. I just didn't want to upgrade to a RIP 9 RDO because I never would have ridden the old alloy RIP again and now have 2 bikes to give me a better range to select from depending on where we are riding.

    Hope that all makes sense. Appreciate the questions.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    By saying the older 1 I was saying not version 3 but V2
    Sorry I am still learning which is always dangerous post purchase

    v1 = The original Jet 9 RDO - most I see are white and black and had the 135 rear axle. Introduced in late 2011? Was there also a black version of this frame available? Also appears to be orange?

    v2 = The the introduction of the 142 rear axle, carbon links and updated cable routing. Also with this one the Jet 9 Carbon was introduced which was the original v1 RDO frame updated cable routing? Introduced in early 2013 from what I can tell. I think the colors were licorice and lime green?

    v3 = The ones just released this month with their new carbon compaction saving a bit of weight on the RDO? New colors of course.

    Is that basically correct? I think I have a v2 coming....which at $1999 I felt well worth it vs $2850 of the new version. I am just confused by some of the graphics I see on the licorice versions of the frame with some with white lettering. Thinking now that is v1? The v2 "licorice" has slightly contrasting niner letters making the frame look all black except for the top tube which has Jet 9 RDO and "Pedal Dammit" in red lettering.

    Thanks!

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    Yes it sounds like you have got a handle on it, Other than that the early V2 had the same cable setup as V1, So I guess the later V2 should really be V3 & the latest being V4.

    Quote Originally Posted by dba4life View Post
    Sorry I am still learning which is always dangerous post purchase

    v1 = The original Jet 9 RDO - most I see are white and black and had the 135 rear axle. Introduced in late 2011? Was there also a black version of this frame available? Also appears to be orange?

    v2 = The the introduction of the 142 rear axle, carbon links and updated cable routing. Also with this one the Jet 9 Carbon was introduced which was the original v1 RDO frame updated cable routing? Introduced in early 2013 from what I can tell. I think the colors were licorice and lime green?

    v3 = The ones just released this month with their new carbon compaction saving a bit of weight on the RDO? New colors of course.

    Is that basically correct? I think I have a v2 coming....which at $1999 I felt well worth it vs $2850 of the new version. I am just confused by some of the graphics I see on the licorice versions of the frame with some with white lettering. Thinking now that is v1? The v2 "licorice" has slightly contrasting niner letters making the frame look all black except for the top tube which has Jet 9 RDO and "Pedal Dammit" in red lettering.

    Thanks!
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Yes it sounds like you have got a handle on it, Other than that the early V2 had the same cable setup as V1, So I guess the later V2 should really be V3 & the latest being V4.
    Cool, thanks.

    Any thoughts on the setup and cable routing?

    2) I am 5' 10'' and 225 lbs....not slim....I currently am riding a 2011 medium Rip9 Alloy with a 50mm stem and 685mm riser bars. From my Jet9 demo ride today, I know I want wider bars. I also like to sit more upright on the RIP. Any recommendations of stem length and bar combination that I should start with? I am setting the bike up much more as a "trail" machine vs race as I don't race. Hence, I am putting a 120mm Fox 32 fork on the front. Arch EX rims. XT 2x10 drivetrain

    3) How easy is the thru cable installation on the frame? I have friends that are quite good at building up bikes, but this will be the first time doing this. Will they be challenged and I should take it to a Niner shop? I know there is a good video online describing the process for Niner, but those videos always make things look so easy.

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    Pretty sure there was a V 1.1 or something like that where they went from the ZS44/ZS56 press fit headset to the drop in Campy Style IS headset.

    Not a big deal but figured I'd throw it in there.

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    Wow. That's a lot of seat post height.
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    Re: OFFICIAL: JET9 Picture and Setup Thread

    Here's my jet 9 rdo. Just finished putting it back together after a frame crack on the seat tube, slightly above the crank. This picture is right before the initial shake down ride yesterday. Everything worked great! OFFICIAL:  JET9 Picture and Setup Thread-uploadfromtaptalk1409322333231.jpg

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    Here's my foray in the carbon wonderbike world. Definitely more 'trail' than XC, but that's how you'd explain the majority of the trails along the Front Range of CO.

    Large J9RDO
    Fork: 120mm Fox 32 CTD Adj Kashima
    Wheels: 1500g - LB Hookless carbon, 27mm, AM Classic/BHS (Bitex) hubs
    Bar: 740mm Renthal Carbon FatBar Lite
    Stem: 75mm Truvative Stylo T30
    Seat: Bontrager Evoke RXL carbon
    Post: RS Reverb 100mm dropper
    Brakes: XT's, 180mm IceTech rotors FR/RR
    Tires: 2.3 Ground Control, 2.2 Geax TNT AKA... Have 2.3 Purgatory Control for rougher trails
    Crank: SRAM S2200 (XO), 24/36T or 24/38T
    Cassette: XT
    Derailluers: X9 rr, X0/XT fr

    I'll probably get a 31.6 carbon post for weight weenie type riding
    I have a 160 IceTech rotor for the rear, but like big brakes
    Probably could stand to flip the stem as well, looks like I could use a little more saddle-to-bar drop.

    OFFICIAL:  JET9 Picture and Setup Thread-j9rdo.jpgOFFICIAL:  JET9 Picture and Setup Thread-image.jpgOFFICIAL:  JET9 Picture and Setup Thread-image.jpg
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trial11 View Post
    Here's my jet 9 rdo. Just finished putting it back together after a frame crack on the seat tube, slightly above the crank. This picture is right before the initial shake down ride yesterday. Everything worked great! Click image for larger version. 

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    Holy seatpost batman! Looks like you could be another 2-3 frame sizes larger? Optical illusion?
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Admittedly, my seat posts are usually long (road bike, mountain, doesn't matter), but this picture seems to make it look especially long. I'm within the spec for both the frame and the seatpost. The frame is a large and I'm about 6'2", but I'm mostly leg.

    I'll see if a different picture helps it look less ridiculous.

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