• 10-23-2012
    quelocotony
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    SIR SS in AZ Desert
    Haven't seen any new pics lately. Here's a recent pic of my SIR in AZ.
  • 11-13-2012
    johnybutts
    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?
  • 11-13-2012
    StumpyElite2010
    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.

    http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4...12122825pm.jpg

    http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/239...12122733pm.jpg
  • 11-13-2012
    johnybutts
    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.
  • 11-13-2012
    StumpyElite2010
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    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....
    (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.
  • 11-13-2012
    johnybutts
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010 View Post
    I understand the financial considerations, but better to spend more than to be sorry later....
    (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.
  • 11-13-2012
    phsycle
    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.
  • 11-28-2012
    bigstevo
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    Nothing like a SS
  • 12-02-2012
    The Dutchman
    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?
  • 12-04-2012
    BigwheelsRbest
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    Can't believe I missed this thread up until now.

    Here's my SIR9 rigid in Rootbeer and gold - Large frame - 22lbs
  • 12-05-2012
    htfu_aaron
    Parts are starting to roll in. Ditched the Niner rigid fork and white rims.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8...b82408fe_z.jpg

    Niner Air 9 frame
    SID XX
    DT 240s/Arch
    SS with BEER EBB for PF30
    SLX crank
    Avid XX
    Need cockpit yet
  • 12-05-2012
    kgraham11
    Got a good deal on a used One9 frame and finished up this build yesterday. Of course it was raining. Love the godzilla green!

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...D4D9D1BEAE.jpg
  • 12-06-2012
    hardmtnbiker
    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
    E13 cranks
    whipperman chain
    Niner Ti cog
  • 12-18-2012
    briscoelab
    Current Sir9:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img29/1756/52...9135211169.jpg

    Past Air9 Carbon:
    http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2...7054426689.jpg

    I've got an Air9 RDO as my main geared bike now, but thinking of selling it and getting another Air9C to run SS.
  • 12-18-2012
    StumpyElite2010
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post

    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 ?
    What's wrong with the geared RDO ?
    I have the Niner one SS and looking at getting also a RDO for a geared bike.
  • 12-18-2012
    briscoelab
    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 ;)
  • 12-23-2012
    boomvader
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    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!
  • 12-26-2012
    quelocotony
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    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:
  • 01-03-2013
    Kampfire
    Here's my 2012 One 9 with Velocity blunt SL wheels. Current weight as shown is 19.75lbs.


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...919_202536.png
  • 01-03-2013
    quelocotony
    Beauty!
  • 01-04-2013
    ReD_tomato
    i'll play!
    here are both my Single Speeds...

    2012 Air 9 (aluminum) pic taken in Virginia Key Trails in South Florida

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...psb17aea5f.jpg

    2013 Brand New Moondust color for the A9C!! just built it Jan 1st.

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...lude/niner.jpg
  • 01-04-2013
    7daysaweek
    The noir crank looks nice on there. Sweet bike.
  • 01-04-2013
    StumpyElite2010
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ReD_tomato View Post
    here are both my Single Speeds...

    Which one is your favorite ?
    Probably the new toy... it always is.:thumbsup:
  • 01-05-2013
    ReD_tomato
    Thanks guys.

    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
  • 01-19-2013
    irishal
    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?