Pics of Air 9 RDO

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  • 12-15-2012
    riding29
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    Pics of Air 9 RDO
    I know the A9 RDO has been out for a while and you've all seen pics, but here are some more. Love riding this thing. This frame with the RDO seatpost is noticeably different than the A9C with the uber stiff Thomson post.
  • 12-15-2012
    muzzanic
    Nice build.
  • 12-15-2012
    swan lee
    NIce build, nice bike.
    I'm tearing myself apart trying to decide between one of these and a jet rdo for 12hr racing.....but seeing the lines of these black air9rdo hardtails is making me think "man up and put up with the hardtail pain!".
  • 12-15-2012
    muzzanic
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by swan lee View Post
    NIce build, nice bike.
    I'm tearing myself apart trying to decide between one of these and a jet rdo for 12hr racing.....but seeing the lines of these black air9rdo hardtails is making me think "man up and put up with the hardtail pain!".

    I'm building up an Ai9 RDO for my wife & she already has a Jet9 RDO, But for a 12h Jet9 RDO all the way IMO

    You will be in better shape at the end of the race to push hard.
  • 12-23-2012
    onegymrat
    What are the main differences between the two frames (pictured RDO and A9C)? I just ordered the Air 9 RDO frame in Licorice from outsideoutfitters as well and am excited about the new build!
  • 12-24-2012
    muzzanic
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by onegymrat View Post
    What are the main differences between the two frames (pictured RDO and A9C)? I just ordered the Air 9 RDO frame in Licorice from outsideoutfitters as well and am excited about the new build!

    The RDO is lighter & has smaller tubes, Softer ride,

    RDO has the rear brake inside the rear triangle & A9C has it on top.

    The A9C will go Single speed were as the RDO is a geard bike.

    I'm told the gear cables are easyer to fit on the RDO
  • 12-24-2012
    riding29
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    The RDO is lighter & has smaller tubes, Softer ride,

    RDO has the rear brake inside the rear triangle & A9C has it on top.

    The A9C will go Single speed were as the RDO is a geard bike.

    I'm told the gear cables are easyer to fit on the RDO

    Yeap - RDO is geared only with a PF30 BB and has full length housing that isn't to difficult to install. A9C has the SS option plus the option to run a few different cranks. BB30, PF30, GXP and maybe a few more. See the Niner encyclopedia for full listing.
  • 12-25-2012
    chrisgardner73
    Great looking bike! Thanks for the info about the seat post. I'm going to be running it on my Air 9 RDO as well.

    Just curious, what does it weigh?
  • 12-28-2012
    riding29
    Chris,

    31.6 Seatpost was 215g on my Park scale. Like Bruce Brown I weighed all the parts and put into a spreadsheet as I built the bike. Spreadsheet said 21.6lbs for the whole bike with xtr pedals but without cages. Didn't account for Stans, housing or headset spacers. In the end I think the bike weight about 22 lbs.
  • 01-04-2013
    onegymrat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by riding29 View Post
    Chris,

    31.6 Seatpost was 215g on my Park scale. Like Bruce Brown I weighed all the parts and put into a spreadsheet as I built the bike. Spreadsheet said 21.6lbs for the whole bike with xtr pedals but without cages. Didn't account for Stans, housing or headset spacers. In the end I think the bike weight about 22 lbs.

    Which fork are you running? I'm new to the 29er scene. I've always used Fox for my other bikes but considering the SIDs...although I think they are as much, if not more $, than the Fox.

    Still missing fork, wheels and tires, and shifters as of today. Hopefully build done by March!
  • 01-04-2013
    riding29
    I'm have the SID XX without the carbon steerer. Not partial to RockShox or Fox, just had a RockShox fork last time so got the same thing again.