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    Official Niner Single Speed Thread

    I've seen several single speed Niners in various posts but have not found a thread dedicated to Single Speed Niner set ups.

    Post up your single speed Niner set up pics and specs.

    Here are mine to get the thread started:
    2010 SIR 9 Rigid SS
    2011 One 9 Rigid SS
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    Alright, I'll play... 2011 EMD running magic gear SS setup. I've ridden my 26" geared bike a total of ONCE since I built this up last August! A little scratched up nowadays, but I'm still smitten...
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    Air 9 Carbon. Back in January:



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    Sorry for the same pic as I posted elsewhere but it's all I've got at the moment.

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    My first SS (A9C) ..


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    Had to share another one - just taken a couple of hours ago. Great night for a ride!
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    Some awesome pictures!

    DCS25, that night picture is really cool. Collideous digging that Tang in the snow too. The Stealth AC9 is also sweet.

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    2012 One9 size L


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    Awesome bike Collideous... Did you ride up there SS?

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    Collideous, where was your January photo taken? It looks amazing!

    --Sorry, just found it on your Flickr. Great photos!

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    Just bought a 2012 One 9 frame with Niner fork in black---I can't wait to post the beast! It will be my first Niner frame and I'm really looking forward to shredding on it.

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    Country Gentleman - 110mm fork, Reverb post, 60mm stem, 750mm bars and (not pictured) 2.4 Ardents. Delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    Country Gentleman - 110mm fork, Reverb post, 60mm stem, 750mm bars and (not pictured) 2.4 Ardents. Delicious!
    Delicious indeed.

    Love the Tang fork, pedals and chainring bolts.... nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
    2012 One9 size L

    Loving your set up! I've been trying to decide what Niner I want to make a SS and I really like the One9. What fork are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csledd281 View Post
    Loving your set up! I've been trying to decide what Niner I want to make a SS and I really like the One9. What fork are you running?
    Reba with 20mm maxle, shortened to 100mm...

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    2012 One 9 in the black colorway. With some white colorway thrown in for contrast.
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    Here's my tang A9C (bad photo sorry). Shod with XX brakes, XO crank and HBC 32t spider, C29ssmax setup tubeless with Rocket Rons. She's 16.5lbs w pedals...

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    Dig that stealth black A9 with red accents. Love the I9 SS hubs too -- have them on my SS rig and it's bomb proof and buttery smooth.

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    One9 Full rigid...



    w/XTR960 modded crankset and HBC 34T Ti ring...



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    My new One 9. Only 1 ride on it so far. I like it!


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    KirkC I dig that all black it is HOT...

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    has Anyone tried to put an EBB on the Air9 RDO? I here that "BEER" is making an EBB that will work for any PF30 shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS25 View Post
    Alright, I'll play... 2011 EMD running magic gear SS setup. I've ridden my 26" geared bike a total of ONCE since I built this up last August! A little scratched up nowadays, but I'm still smitten...
    Too funny - my photo below of my One 9 was taken in the exact same spot. Must be the prime Niner photo op spot in the foothills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig View Post
    Too funny - my photo below of my One 9 was taken in the exact same spot. Must be the prime Niner photo op spot in the foothills!
    Hey, it's a great single speed trail (Fat Tire Traverse anyway) - climbing up Trail 5 in the other direction's not too much fun on a SS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
    2012 One9 size L

    A real beauty...
    Mine is in transit, probably be here tomorrow.
    Large Tang w/ RS Sid fork.
    Do you mind sharing what did you do to have the orange stickers on the fork ?
    (And a close-up photo please....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS25 View Post
    Hey, it's a great single speed trail (Fat Tire Traverse anyway) - climbing up Trail 5 in the other direction's not too much fun on a SS!
    Agreed on both. One of my favorite shorter SS rides is starting at the Reserve, heading up Mountain Cove, connecting the Reserve connector to the Freeway to Sidewinder to FTT, down 5 and then over to Shanes and Bucktail. All very doable with a 32/20 gearing and rigid friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    KirkC I dig that all black it is HOT...

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    Thanks SPP. I've been riding a Vassago Jabberwocky for about two years and decided to switch to a One 9. Two guys I ride with both have One 9s and like you they have the Niner carbon fork. I love the way those forks look but I could not warm up to the way they felt although I may try it again in the future at some point. The One 9 handling is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010 View Post
    Do you mind sharing what did you do to have the orange stickers on the fork ?
    (And a close-up photo please....)
    The orange stickers are from Niner sticker pack, just ask your dealer...

    Actually I already got bored and replaced them with custom-made orange Reba decals from bikesdecals.com. ...And also those will be replaced soon as I already have ordered a tang Niner carbon fork...

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    I'll post. I wasn't in love with the raw color, but I got a great deal on this bike complete. (used...)



    I love the Niner, speed-wise I feel its close to my Stumpjumper HT 29er 1x9. When I bought my One 9 (an 09' frame), it had the set screw style ebb..and needed some lovin'. A fresh brake bleed, new Maxxis Ikons, a new carbon handlebar, a new seat, ebb makeover and it found its way into my permanent stable!

    I can't say enough good things about Hadley hubs and Salsa Gordo rims as well. They are absolutely bulletproof. Gordos are heavy, especially since you use w/ tubes, but makes for a wide high volume tire on a rigid ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
    The orange stickers are from Niner sticker pack, just ask your dealer...

    Actually I already got bored and replaced them with custom-made orange Reba decals from bikesdecals.com. ...And also those will be replaced soon as I already have ordered a tang Niner carbon fork...

    Thanks
    How's the quality of the Bikesdecals.com orange stickers ?

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    Hi all, i have just picked up a EMD 9 frame to build up into a SS, so far have got Sram x7 cranks, blackspire 31T ring, surly 20T cog, hayes brakes, race face bar and stem, WTB silverado saddle, most likely put a Reba RL fork on. Have been experimenting on an old Giant hardtail to see how i like the whole SS thing. At this stage i race on an Anthem 29er still but i'll try the niner on some tracks as well in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010 View Post
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    How's the quality of the Bikesdecals.com orange stickers ?
    They are cmyk inkjet printed so the orange is not as bright as in the Niner stickers, but otherwise they are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010 View Post
    Do you mind sharing what did you do to have the orange stickers on the fork ?
    (And a close-up photo please....)
    i liked it so much i copied it
    just a link cuz mine isn't SS

    http://dangsr.com/images/bicycle/niner/niner1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu-2 View Post
    Hi all, i have just picked up a EMD 9 frame to build up into a SS, so far have got Sram x7 cranks, blackspire 31T ring, surly 20T cog, hayes brakes, race face bar and stem, WTB silverado saddle, most likely put a Reba RL fork on. Have been experimenting on an old Giant hardtail to see how i like the whole SS thing. At this stage i race on an Anthem 29er still but i'll try the niner on some tracks as well in the future.

    Stu.
    Sweet, I'm in the middle of experimenting with an EMD SS after I sold my Vassago Jabberwocky. I was trying to get a feel for a Niner SS before dishing out for a One or SIR. I'm also on the fence about the EBB. After the first ride with my magic gear set up, I'm actually pretty impressed. I installed a Surly Singleator tensioner the other day as I sometimes go all the way up to a 22T cog. The tensioner does take away some of the simplicity of an SS, including aesthetics, but there's possible huge savings versus going with a One or SIR. I'll post some pics later.

    What tensioner were you planning on going with? Anyone else here who has a Niner SS without going with the EBB route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    i liked it so much i copied it
    just a link cuz mine isn't SS

    The Decals on the RS SID are pretty large and cannot be removed


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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    Sweet, I'm in the middle of experimenting with an EMD SS after I sold my Vassago Jabberwocky. I was trying to get a feel for a Niner SS before dishing out for a One or SIR. I'm also on the fence about the EBB. After the first ride with my magic gear set up, I'm actually pretty impressed. I installed a Surly Singleator tensioner the other day as I sometimes go all the way up to a 22T cog. The tensioner does take away some of the simplicity of an SS, including aesthetics, but there's possible huge savings versus going with a One or SIR. I'll post some pics later.

    What tensioner were you planning on going with? Anyone else here who has a Niner SS without going with the EBB route?
    i have a singlelator as well to use to have that option of moving a couple of cogs if i have too

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    I call her Vanna.

    Here is mine. I've made a few changes since I took these pics. Changed the Stylo cranks to an XO and HBC spiderless ring once I got the parts. Changed the seat to a Tioga Spyder. Other than that I haven't changed a thing. Just a shade under 18lbs. The bike rocks....



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    The picture is as good as the bike!
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    My first SS was a one nine, followed soon after by an A9C...
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    Niner SS

    Here is my Niner Air9 carbon SS. Super fast and fun bike. Love the stealth bling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FewDaysOnTrail View Post
    Here is mine. I've made a few changes since I took these pics. Changed the Stylo cranks to an XO and HBC spiderless ring once I got the parts. Changed the seat to a Tioga Spyder. Other than that I haven't changed a thing. Just a shade under 18lbs. The bike rocks....



    See all the images HERE:
    I love these pictures. You need to take more with the recent changes and post them up. I have been trying to decide between a white or black air 9 carbon and i think you just made my decision much easier.

    Is the bike under 18lbs with those pedals?

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    fleanutz....nice bike, looks a lot like mine!!

    2012 large one9, rdo fork, edge wheels, bontrager rubber, xtr 975 cranks (soon to bet 985/hbc combo), ec90 post and soon a ec90 stem....amazing ss bike!!!!

    maybe a 2013 lefty soon.....

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    Building...

    Starting my build ASAP. Just ordered a large one9 frame in licorice with a nude carbon fork. Build kit is as follows:


    Large Niner One9 Frame
    Niner Nude Carbon Tapered fork
    Stan's Crest/ZTR wheelset
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    RaceFace Next XC bars
    Thomson Stem
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
    Ritchey pro saddle
    Truvativ Stylo 1.1 cranks 32T
    Sram 870 chain
    Endless Cogs 20T
    Elixir 5 brakeset

    As soon as everything comes together I'll take some photos and get them up here. After a couple of short neighborhood rides to get everything dialed, it's gonna be a big day in the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
    The orange stickers are from Niner sticker pack, just ask your dealer...

    Actually I already got bored and replaced them with custom-made orange Reba decals from bikesdecals.com. ...And also those will be replaced soon as I already have ordered a tang Niner carbon fork...
    I am on the same boat, I really cover the Tang RDO fork.
    But since I never road a rigid carbon fork, I don't know if it will be the right move.
    My main concern are going fast downhill and losing control at gnarly rocks or ruts.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I have a very similar build! Have the carbon Rovals instead of the Enve's and Noir SS cranks but almost the same spec otherwise. 18.5lbs.
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    Check your emails....Niner just announced the new SIR 9. Site hasn't been updated yet. Tamale Red and Arctic White. Also includes the latest Biocentric II.

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    Also includes the latest Biocentric II.[/QUOTE]I want a niner SS bad, but will not buy a creaking BB and will not maintain it every month and a half. Is the Biocentric II supossed fix the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncstad View Post
    Also includes the latest Biocentric II.
    I want a niner SS bad, but will not buy a creaking BB and will not maintain it every month and a half. Is the Biocentric II supossed fix the issue?[/QUOTE]

    I'm also hesitant on any bike with an slipping/creaking EBB, which is why I'm just using a Surly tensioner on an EMD for the time being. Supposedly this new iteration of their EBB disperses the stress points since there's two set bolts now. I guess only time will tell once people start trying it for themselves. Since I'm a fan of the new white SIR, I think its about time I just try it out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    I want a niner SS bad, but will not buy a creaking BB and will not maintain it every month and a half. Is the Biocentric II supossed fix the issue?
    I'm also hesitant on any bike with an slipping/creaking EBB, which is why I'm just using a Surly tensioner on an EMD for the time being. Supposedly this new iteration of their EBB disperses the stress points since there's two set bolts now. I guess only time will tell once people start trying it for themselves. Since I'm a fan of the new white SIR, I think its about time I just try it out myself.[/QUOTE]

    Me too!

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    Anyone have a link to info on the Biocentric II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newportl View Post
    Anyone have a link to info on the Biocentric II?
    Copy and paste from the Niner email:

    BIO-CENTRIC II BOTTOM BRACKET SYSTEM



    The Niner Bio-Centric II makes adjustments easy across a wide range of gears and eliminates the need for adjustable dropouts, giving the cleanest possible solution for singlespeed use. No bolt on hubs, no chain tensioners cluttering your ride, no brake adjustments with gear changes.



    Greater Range - The Bio-Centric II offsets the bottom bracket spindle 8.5mm from center, offering greater range of adjustment compared to a traditional EBB setup. More offset is a boon when changing gears without having to change chain length and it allows riders to make more noticeable changes to frame geometry via BB position.



    Reliable Function - Traditional EBB units are held in place with set screws that can become difficult to finely adjust over time, or expansion wedges that can deform the bottom bracket shell of the frame. Split bottom bracket shells that clamp an EBB can stretch or ovalize. The Bio-Centric II avoids these troubles by using two bolts to apply a clamping force on the outside edges of the BB shell, eliminating the possibility of ovalizing or indexing the shell itself. Field tested for over 18 months, secure, quiet, easy to install and adjust, the Bio-Centric II will change your ideas about singlespeed drivetrain setup and maintenance.

    Additionally, the S.I.R. 9 is now CYA compatible, enabling you to run almost any contemporary crank style in geared set up.



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    Greetings! Not to further hijack the photo thread, but we wanted to give you a bit more information about the Bio-Centric 2.

    We are showing a prototype of the Bio-Centric II at Press Camp. It will be standard equipment on the new S.I.R. 9 frames when they reach dealers in September. At the same time we will be producing aftermarket Bio-Centric IIs and will officially launch them later this summer when they are in stock and ready to ship.

    We have designed and tested the Bio-Centric II with the intent of improving the original design. We are confident that when installed according to the instructions, riders using the Bio-Centric II will not experience creaking or slipping.

    Regarding not wanting to perform regular maintenance, EBBs are subject to incredible stresses and your local riding conditions may require regular maintenance to keep your Bio-Centric II free of contamination. For some folks that's two or three times a year, others might need to clean their EBB more frequently.

    As always, if you have any questions just give us a call at 877-NINERXC!

    Now back to more sexy singlepeed photos!
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    Great stuff Niner! Excited about the SIR news and my brother in law is excited about the new EBB for his older SIR.

    BTW, I think most if not all of us in thread would agree this thread isn't specific to Niner SS photos. At least for me, I'd like to come back to this thread for anything Niner SS related, including pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    Great stuff Niner! Excited about the SIR news and my brother in law is excited about the new EBB for his older SIR.

    BTW, I think most if not all of us in thread would agree this thread isn't specific to Niner SS photos. At least for me, I'd like to come back to this thread for anything Niner SS related, including pictures.
    +1 AGREE. All things Niner SS related posts.

    And yes, keep the sexy SS pictures coming.

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    Will the bio centric 2 bb be a warranty? Obviously the creaking is a manufacturing defect, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic View Post
    Will the bio centric 2 bb be a warranty? Obviously the creaking is a manufacturing defect, correct?
    I would think so... or at the very minimum I would hope they would consider a trade in program for credit. The creaking has been an incredible nuisance from day one.
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    Any info on the EBB 2 ?
    How is it different than the one on my 2012 One9 Alum ? , which BTW, works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic View Post
    Will the bio centric 2 bb be a warranty? Obviously the creaking is a manufacturing defect, correct?
    Of the Bio-Cetrics that slip or make noise, the majority are installed incorrectly. We have seen frames with grease, Ti prep, pine tar, baby oil, polishing compound, chainlube, wax paper and other mystery materials built up inside the EBB and have fixed these frames in 5 minutes by vigorously cleaning everything and installing the EBB properly with Oatey's or Carbo Grip. We can't over-emphasize the importance of following the installation instructions (in the Niner Tech Encyclopedia) carefully.

    We do occasionally encounter a frame or EBB that just isn't correct and we are happy to replace those items under warranty after it's certain the installation is not to blame. This will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please refer these questions to Brad and/or Mark in warranty support: 877-646-3792

    How is it different? The Bio-Centric II is updated with a second bolt that distributes clamping forces across more of the shell and EBB lip. The B-CII will also be a bit easier to adjust with a hex insert for tension adjustment. The overall function and installation instructions are the same as the Bio-Centric. The original Bio-Centric is lighter by 13g (130g vs.143g) so many folks won't feel the need to switch.

    We should have stock of them available for purchase in September!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    At least for me, I'd like to come back to this thread for anything Niner SS related, including pictures.
    Agreed!

    I've spent quite a bit of time on this bike, it's a totally different ride that my original 2005 orange S.I.R.9.

    The new S.I.R.9 does have a "new parts" investment, but the technology the new Reynolds 853 top tube/down tube offers mated to the 44mm HT combined with the 142x12 rear and 15mm t/a RDO fork is a came changer in the steel single speed bike category. I'd suggest riding both back to back before inserting baseless and inexperience types of comments.

    The best analogy I can come up with is like comparing an old school Porsche 911 to a new school 911. The original is retro and cool in an old-school kind of way. It floats a bit looser through the corners and has more of a "whippy" feeling through the rough stuff and g-outs (which I actually like a lot, many do not). The new S.I.R.9 is tighter, stiffer, has more precise steering and threads the needle with its technology upgrades while maintaining its awesome vertical compliance.

    No problem with owning both of them in your fleet!

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    Thanks for the info and the comparison between the two versions of the SIR 9, 2mellow. Nice thread as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tiki View Post
    Thanks for the info and the comparison between the two versions of the SIR 9, 2mellow. Nice thread as well.
    +1. Thanks for showing us your dirty and well-ridden 2012 SIR, while some of us have to wait 12 weeks or so just to get a frame in our hands. Hehe.

    @2mellow, what's the details on the Niner branded headset? I have the same Stylo crankset and pulled off that bashguard like on your Tang SIR. Looks much cleaner in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post

    @2mellow, what's the details on the Niner branded headset? I have the same Stylo crankset and pulled off that bashguard like on your Tang SIR. Looks much cleaner in my opinion.
    It's a custom headset we are having made for us, including a little laser etching of our logo which we include with the frame purchase. Spec wise, it is very similar to the Cane Creek (note Cane Creek does not make the headset we are including with the frame) which is called a ZS44/28.8|EC44/40
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    One9 rigid

    Here is my new (to me) One 9 with all new parts:



    Niner carbon fork
    Arch EX hoops/DT Supercomp spokes/Hope Pro II Evo hubs
    Hope Skewers
    E*thirteen crank
    TRP Dash brakes
    loaded x-lite bars and grips
    thomson stem and seatpost (not pictured)
    CC 110 headset

    Just over 19lbs

    Love how this bike handles, I have a feeling there will be a Turner Sultan on the classifieds here shortly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Agreed!

    I've spent quite a bit of time on this bike, it's a totally different ride that my original 2005 orange S.I.R.9.

    The new S.I.R.9 does have a "new parts" investment, but the technology the new Reynolds 853 top tube/down tube offers mated to the 44mm HT combined with the 142x12 rear and 15mm t/a RDO fork is a came changer in the steel single speed bike category. I'd suggest riding both back to back before inserting baseless and inexperience types of comments.

    The best analogy I can come up with is like comparing an old school Porsche 911 to a new school 911. The original is retro and cool in an old-school kind of way. It floats a bit looser through the corners and has more of a "whippy" feeling through the rough stuff and g-outs (which I actually like a lot, many do not). The new S.I.R.9 is tighter, stiffer, has more precise steering and threads the needle with its technology upgrades while maintaining its awesome vertical compliance.

    No problem with owning both of them in your fleet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner Bikes View Post
    Of the Bio-Cetrics that slip or make noise, the majority are installed incorrectly. We have seen frames with grease, Ti prep, pine tar, baby oil, polishing compound, chainlube, wax paper and other mystery materials built up inside the EBB and have fixed these frames in 5 minutes by vigorously cleaning everything and installing the EBB properly with Oatey's or Carbo Grip. We can't over-emphasize the importance of following the installation instructions (in the Niner Tech Encyclopedia) carefully.

    We do occasionally encounter a frame or EBB that just isn't correct and we are happy to replace those items under warranty after it's certain the installation is not to blame. This will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please refer these questions to Brad and/or Mark in warranty support: 877-646-3792

    How is it different? The Bio-Centric II is updated with a second bolt that distributes clamping forces across more of the shell and EBB lip. The B-CII will also be a bit easier to adjust with a hex insert for tension adjustment. The overall function and installation instructions are the same as the Bio-Centric. The original Bio-Centric is lighter by 13g (130g vs.143g) so many folks won't feel the need to switch.

    We should have stock of them available for purchase in September!

    Cheers, Carla, Brad and the Niner Team
    yeah, looks like I'll have to call Niner. Cleaned my thoroughly with rubbing alcohol (not beer), applied plumbers joint compound, and torqued to spec...still creaking like an old rocking chair. I'll definitely consider the BC2 once it becomes available.
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    I've spent quite a bit of time on this bike, it's a totally different ride that my original 2005 orange S.I.R.9.

    The new S.I.R.9 does have a "new parts" investment, but the technology the new Reynolds 853 top tube/down tube offers mated to the 44mm HT combined with the 142x12 rear and 15mm t/a RDO fork is a came changer in the steel single speed bike category. I'd suggest riding both back to back before inserting baseless and inexperience types of comments.

    The best analogy I can come up with is like comparing an old school Porsche 911 to a new school 911. The original is retro and cool in an old-school kind of way. It floats a bit looser through the corners and has more of a "whippy" feeling through the rough stuff and g-outs (which I actually like a lot, many do not). The new S.I.R.9 is tighter, stiffer, has more precise steering and threads the needle with its technology upgrades while maintaining its awesome vertical compliance.

    No problem with owning both of them in your fleet!

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    That is a gorgeous bike, Brett.

    That White SIR 9 may very well be my next bike. Now I just got to figure out what to do with one of my other 3 Niners as the missus will surely have an issue with a 4th Niner in our already crowded garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Agreed!

    I've spent quite a bit of time on this bike, it's a totally different ride that my original 2005 orange S.I.R.9.

    The new S.I.R.9 does have a "new parts" investment, but the technology the new Reynolds 853 top tube/down tube offers mated to the 44mm HT combined with the 142x12 rear and 15mm t/a RDO fork is a came changer in the steel single speed bike category. I'd suggest riding both back to back before inserting baseless and inexperience types of comments.

    The best analogy I can come up with is like comparing an old school Porsche 911 to a new school 911. The original is retro and cool in an old-school kind of way. It floats a bit looser through the corners and has more of a "whippy" feeling through the rough stuff and g-outs (which I actually like a lot, many do not). The new S.I.R.9 is tighter, stiffer, has more precise steering and threads the needle with its technology upgrades while maintaining its awesome vertical compliance.

    No problem with owning both of them in your fleet!

    Brett
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    Awesome bike!! I cannot wait for them to be available. I love that you have your daughter washing your bike for you.

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    Here is my Air 9 Carbon SS. All 13.91lbs. of it.
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    Here's a shot of my S.I.R. at Ridgeline Open Space just outside of Castle Rock, CO.
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    Awesome view & build!

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    I gotta get out west again... The views here in the NC mountains are great, but not quite as cool as seeing snow capped peaks in June and July.

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    Just joined this club :-) Picked up my new One 9 yesterday. I love it. It's absolutely everything I could want in a bike.

    Medium One 9 frame
    Reba XX 29er
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    Aerozine cranks
    Elixir CR Carbons
    Chris King 18T
    WTB wheels (my buddy's, replacing with ZTR Crest's tomorrow AM)
    Truvativ carbon bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Wow, I'm REALLY digging the green & gold! One of a kind build!
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    New pics, now with carbon fork and RDO seatpost:







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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
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    My dream bike. Nice rig!!

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    With BEER components PF30 eccentric she came in at 21 lbs.





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    Quote Originally Posted by jbigelow View Post
    With BEER components PF30 eccentric she came in at 21 lbs.


    Love the color of that EBB! Some matching hubs would be sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelocotony View Post
    Love the color of that EBB! Some matching hubs would be sick.
    no doubt - we need more purple!
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    Here is mine from Oz, been racing on this for just over a year now and lovin' it!

    Considering getting the new frame but still deciding....

    Just cleaned.



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    SS is pure and simple and absolutely rocks!

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    Whoa. What a build! Great photos as well.

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    I'm envious about the Enve wheeleset...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa View Post
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    ...

    19,5 lb
    What seat are you using?
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    It's a Charge Knife Ti, 200 grams.

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    finally got my EMD ss finished
    Hot Tamale in large
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    hayes stroker brakes
    sram x7 cranks
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    parts sourced from all over the world, end cost about $1500.00
    rides like a dream and at this stage dont need a chain tensioner, although i do have surly singulator at home just in case. Photos taken at a local track here in Devenport, Tasmania.
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    Looks sweet! Hope you are riding the final 2hr at Stubbs on it, we might be able to start a SS class

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    my moondust sir9

    L frame, niner carbon fork
    XTR 970 Crank
    I9/Flows- all silver, black rims
    Photos courtesy of Bear Creek Bikes, Dalton, GA
    just an awesome ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by timjr21 View Post
    L frame, niner carbon fork
    XTR 970 Crank
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    Photos courtesy of Bear Creek Bikes, Dalton, GA
    just an awesome ride...
    That is a great looking bike!

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    Finally got my bike together, still working out some kinks with the brakes, but all is well.






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    Finally got mine built. I still have some fine tuning to do but I figure I would throw a couple of pictures up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npc2396 View Post
    Finally got mine built. I still have some fine tuning to do but I figure I would throw a couple of pictures up.
    WOW!

    That is a beautiful ride! Love the matching skewers and wheelset.

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    Hi all.

    I just bought a 2012 Niner One 9. I have an XTR crankset with a 34 ring. Do I need to do anything special to run it? The Niner site says they dont recommend XTR on that perticular frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72 View Post
    Hi all.

    I just bought a 2012 Niner One 9. I have an XTR crankset with a 34 ring. Do I need to do anything special to run it? The Niner site says they dont recommend XTR on that perticular frame.

    Congratulations on the new bike, the hydroformed One 9 frames are great bikes! Your XTR cranks will work well on that frame, we just don't recommend them with our geared bike or the One 9 with gears. The combination of the chain line that the XTR cranks use and the chain ring configurations pose some clearance issues on the frames. As a single speed they will work great. If you check out the photos of the Moondust Air 9 Carbon on our website, we used XTR cranks there. This bike uses the same BioCentric without any issues. I would recommend taking a looking at our BioCentric setup instructions in our Niner Encyclopedia and if you follow those you should have a trouble installation! Enjoy the ride and get us some pictures on our Facebook Fan page when it is finished!

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