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    Ros 9 reports

    Hey, has anyone ridden this bike? I'm contemplating a SS version.

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    Bump, anyone??? I know the Niner guys monitor this thread. A little background. I'm currently riding a solo, 2X10, came off a giant talon. Overall, I like the 650 wheel, and the bike works well. I think the 29er wheel works better/faster at Granite Bay, and the ss would be for training. Just want to hear how the long travel (29er)/slack headtube angle/short(er) chain stay would work.

    I get they don't anticipate selling a lot of these bikes as they are nitche.

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    I rode one and liked it. I don't think its the best bike for everyone but its certainly a fun bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeopleForScience View Post
    I rode one and liked it. I don't think its the best bike for everyone but its certainly a fun bike!
    Cool, what did you like, what did you dislike. I'm looking for more than the bike is rad, or it sucks. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzfrider View Post
    Hey, has anyone ridden this bike? I'm contemplating a SS version.
    yzfrider,

    This bike is getting great reviews, but the below translated quote is probably my favorite.

    Hello Brett,

    You will find joined,the test of a ROS9 made by the mag Mountainbike+

    "In the top ten of all the bikes that we ever had the opportunity to test"

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/NinerReview...inbikeplus.pdf

    More comprehensive reviews can be found under the reviews tab of the ROS9 page.
    Niner Bikes employee. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Niner-...3652275?ref=ts
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    I have had mine for about 300 miles now. I have had a fairly large collection of 29ers over the last 8 or so years. My first was a SS Voodoo Dambala. That was the virus that caused my current condition. I have had a number of SS HT's. I prefer steel and up until now preferred sliders. My last SS was a gen 1 CB Nimble9. Loved the geo and capability of the bike with a 120mm fork. As most bike whores do, I sold it. Mistake. Didn't like the new N9 as much, and didn't care for the Honzo. Wasn't keen on the Bio2, but gave it a shot. Bike has a 130mm Revelation, 60mm stem, 30" bars, and is set up SS. I love the bike. The fit, the ride, the looks, and yes, even the Bio2 (now that I set it up right). The handling is great. Doesn't wander on climbs and is very stable on the drops. I was a little concerned about the head tube length, but it is a non factor. I am 6' and ride a Lg. Is it all peaches and cream? No. It is a heavy frame. 7 lbs with Bio, Maxle and such. I don't care though because it is not a XC race bike. The ride is less compliant than the nimble9, but the bike is more laterally stiff. I prefer the more stiff frame. The bike evokes confidence and can inspire you to do stupid things. I ride all the same trails I ride on my RIP9. For me, it fits the bill for what I am looking for. I couldn't demo one, and I knew what I was getting into. If you know what it offers going in, you will not be disappointed.
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