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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    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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    I know

    [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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    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.

    XT all around
    08 Bonty Race X Lights
    BB7s 185 F 160 R w/FR-5 levers
    09 Reba Team
    ERGON GX1 Grips
    Cane Creek S-8 hs
    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.
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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!
    Phil
    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,

    Nate
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