SIR SS in AZ Desert
Haven't seen any new pics lately. Here's a recent pic of my SIR in AZ.
Dumb question here:
I'm looking to pick up a 2011 Niner One9 frame, Are there any giagantic differences between the 2011 and 2012/2013 models?
Likely the biocentric II is a big one and tapered vs straight headtube. Anything else?
The 2011 is Scandium.
The 2012 is Alum. Hydroformed.
Not sure how the 2011 scandium performs, but the 2012 Alum is amazing...
Light-weight, spot-on geometry, durable paint job and looks beautiful.
the 2012 also has tapered head tube and some other goodies.
Visually speaking, I like much better the 2012 squared hydro tubed with smooth welding over the 2011 round scandium tubes with rough welding.
Ah, thanks dude. I definitely agree on the look. The price tag is a $500+ difference though. Competitive cyclist has the 2011 with the EBB for $500 shipped. Niner is $900 + $ for EBB + shipping + tax I bet.
I understand the financial considerations, but better to spend more than to be sorry later....
Originally Posted by johnybutts
(Not saying that the 2011 is inferior... I am not familiar with it at all)
Hopefully you can get an opinion form someone that owns.rode both frames.
Yep I fully agree. I've spent the last week rolling the numbers around in my head. Still not sure what I'm going to do.
Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010
Geo between the two are identical. 2012 is slightly lighter (70g). I've not ridden a 2012, but own a 2010. I really can't see it being twice as good as the scandium version. I can find much better uses for the $400+. But that's just my .02 cents.
Hi, can anyone assist, please: I have a Niner Rigid White fork QR and want to sand it down to make it Matt black to fit in with my frame - it will be done professionally !
Someone told me that they mix the paint with carbon or something - don't want to mess the fork up!!??
Can this be done?
Can't believe I missed this thread up until now.
Here's my SIR9 rigid in Rootbeer and gold - Large frame - 22lbs
Parts are starting to roll in. Ditched the Niner rigid fork and white rims.
Niner Air 9 frame
SS with BEER EBB for PF30
Need cockpit yet
Got a good deal on a used One9 frame and finished up this build yesterday. Of course it was raining. Love the godzilla green!
planning on buying the new Sir9 with the 142x12 TA. Hadley said my SS hub can be be converted. Any tips. Hear is my parts set up
Rigid Niner carbon RDO fork
Hadley Hubs laced to DT Swiss 470
Niner RDO stem and handle bars
Thompson set back seat post. "I'm a little tall for the small but medium is too big"
Hayes Mag brakes- old bike take-off
WTB Rocket V
Niner Ti cog
Past Air9 Carbon:
I've got an Air9 RDO as my main geared bike now, but thinking of selling it and getting another Air9C to run SS.
Why, if I my ask ?
Originally Posted by briscoelab
What's wrong with the geared RDO ?
I have the Niner one SS and looking at getting also a RDO for a geared bike.
Nothing's wrong with the RDO at all. In fact it's the best geared 29er I've ridden.... and I've owned a lot of high end bikes.
But, I am considering racing SS pretty much exclusively next season. So, I'd like to have a nice stiff carbon frame to race on instead of the Sir 9. I'd love to just pick up a Air9C as an additional bike. But I don't think that is going to be in the cards.
So, if you ride a size large and want to do a trade for a pristine black RDO (had it for maybe 2.5 months.... started the year on an S-works Epic) for an new air9 C, let me know :) I'll throw in some cash too.
Should have never sold the Air9C... but I have a habit of getting rid of the bikes I really shouldn't. Just ask my wife ;)
New Niner One 9 to replace pink Niner Air 9 SS. No more tensioner!! I also added a Raceface stem and carbon bar to help me stretch out a bit. Huge difference!
NIce Rig! Always liked the Atomic Blue. :thumbsup:
Originally Posted by boomvader
Here's my 2012 One 9 with Velocity blunt SL wheels. Current weight as shown is 19.75lbs.
here are both my Single Speeds...
2012 Air 9 (aluminum) pic taken in Virginia Key Trails in South Florida
2013 Brand New Moondust color for the A9C!! just built it Jan 1st.
The noir crank looks nice on there. Sweet bike.
Which one is your favorite ?
Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
Probably the new toy... it always is.:thumbsup:
Stumpy, I'd have to say the new carbon one. Not because its new, but I feel like it simply handles better. Not only in comfort but in sharpness. I feel more in tune with it for some reason.
7daysaweek, thanks man, the crank matched just perfect. Lucky match since I've been having that crank laying around for months now. Lol
I finished up my One 9 SS build with some 3T parts and will post pics soon. I have a quick question though.....I have the RDO carbon fork and installed with a giant 1 1/2 Crown Race as it looks identical to the Niner FSA Integrated one. However it appears that the fork is rubbing on the frame right where it meets it. Is there something special about the FSA one that I need to use it instead?