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    2 Sirs and a Jet

    Here are my 2 (and my Jet sneaked in the one photo)

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    Nice bike! Those colors on your arm look like BWR colors; am I correct?

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    Greetings from BWR Europe!
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    2010 SIR 9 in Moondust....

    Niner SIR 9 frame small
    Salsa Pro Moto Carbon bar
    Shimano XTR M960 Crankset
    Thomson 70mm stem
    Thomson 330mm seat post
    THE Lux saddle (Italian leather)
    SRAM PC870 chain
    Continental Mountain King tires
    Niner 18t cog
    Hombrewed components 32t chainring
    Formula k24 brakes
    Stan’s Crest wheelset with SS freehub
    Niner Nude Carbon Fork
    Oury grips
    Chris King headset
    Crank Brothers eggbeater pedals
    Carbon 1 1/8” headset spacers
    Red anodized freehub spacers

    19 lbs 13 oz. by my LBS’s digital scale.

    I always wanted to write a bike review so here you go:

    My first ride last Saturday: 2.5 hours on a trail I ride frequently on my 26er SS. Pacific NW – Anacortes, Washington. Little Cranberry Trail system. Wet with some muddy sections.

    First impressions: (having never ridden a 29er on trails)

    The first thing that I noticed was the centrifugal force of the larger tire/wheel on the first turn. But after that one time I never noticed it again. I am glad I got the 70mm stem. The bike came right up to speed and really wanted to run. It had more traction climbing and turning than my 26er and I was able to climb hills with a little less effort (perhaps due to the lighter weight) even though I went from a 32x18 on the 26er to a 32x18 on the 29er thereby making my gear ratio a little harder due to the larger diameter of my wheelset. I’m running 22 lbs of pressure in my tubeless tires and did bottom out on a couple of roots – no pinch flats of course thanks to Stan’s tubless wheels and fluid. I will need to just be more careful about wheel placement in the future because I really felt like I had a modicum of suspension with the carbon fork, carbon bar, and larger volume tires. The bars are about an inch taller than my 26er bars and I had a little more trouble lifting the front over some obstacles. I may cut the steerer down or I may just learn to deal with it because I liked being able to stand up and pedal without craning my neck to look down the trail. A few more rides will tell the tale.
    Overall I really love the bike. It’s light and fast and nimble.
    Just like I was hoping.
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    WOW!! That is straight sexy! If I would have seen that a week ago I would have ordered moondust instead of kermit.

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    Treadhead,

    Beautiful man! Build list & cost.. if you don't mind?

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    SIR 9's are just sweet bikes to look at (and ride!)

    Here's mine:

    Niner SIR 9 (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner fork (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner handlebar (matte black powdercoat)
    Velocity Hubs/White Industries freewheel 17t/Stans Arch rims
    Avid BB7
    Thompson Elite Setback seatpost
    Truvativ Team stem
    Truvativ Stylo 34t crankset
    Time ATAC AL pedals
    Cobb SHC DRT saddle
    Oury grips
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    Sometimes you eat the bar... and well, sometimes the bar eats you

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    Mageetah,

    Your bike is set up a lot like my MCR9 - a lot of seatpost showing, and what appears to be a rather long stem raised up a bit. If you don't mind my asking, what's your height and inseam, and do you ever regret not getting an XL frame?

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    CoastieTX, 6'3", 34' inseam. No regrets. I rode a XL Monocog Flight for a few months until it got stolen. Great bike but it always felt a bit sluggish in the turns and difficult to bunny hop/ toss around. I just chalked it up to adjusting to my first 29" bike. Then I tested a L SIR 9 at my LBS and fell it felt awesome. I ended up buying the demo frame so I got a good deal on the LG frame. It's a 110mm stem, the saddle is pretty far back on the rails and the handlebar is 710mm wide. So I for sure have the cockpit maxed out, but as long as I don't hit a growth spurt in my 30's I should be ok.
    Sometimes you eat the bar... and well, sometimes the bar eats you

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    This just came in!!! And leaving for Negril, Jamaica on Tuesday for 9 days!! Life is great!!!!!
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    Best SIR9 I have ever seen, good work on that project. I have been wanting to murder my niner out for some time. Prolly do it next winter!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mageetah
    SIR 9's are just sweet bikes to look at (and ride!)

    Here's mine:

    Niner SIR 9 (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner fork (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner handlebar (matte black powdercoat)
    Velocity Hubs/White Industries freewheel 17t/Stans Arch rims
    Avid BB7
    Thompson Elite Setback seatpost
    Truvativ Team stem
    Truvativ Stylo 34t crankset
    Time ATAC AL pedals
    Cobb SHC DRT saddle
    Oury grips

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    Just picked this up:

    Moondust Grey
    SRAM Stylo cranks, bars, stem, seatpost
    WTB Laser Saddle
    Surly 20T Cog
    Chris King Headset
    YAWYD
    Rock Shox Reba 29 XX (Black)
    Stans Crest ZTR Wheelset
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    Another One Bites The Dust

    * Frame Size & Color: Large Moondust Grey
    * Fork: Niner Steel Fork.
    * Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail, 180/160
    * Cranks: Shimano Deore XT 175 Arm Lengths
    * Chainring: Surly 32 Tooth
    * Cog: Surly 20T cog.
    * Front Derailleur: Not Needed.
    * Rear Derailleur: Not Needed.
    * Pedals: Shimano 520
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 90mm, black
    * Handlebar: Niner Flat Top 9 Handlebar, 9 degrees & 710mm long
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite X4 27.2 x 410, black for now
    * Saddle: Charge Spoon, brown
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT External
    * Headset: Cane Creek 110, silver
    * Grips: ESI Chunky, black
    * Front Tire: Panaracer Rampage 2.35
    * Front Hub/Rim: Brown Industry Nine J-bend spokes, ZTR Flow 29er Rim 32H Black
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    * Rear Hub/Rim: Brown Industry Nine J-bend spokes, ZTR Flow 29er Rim 32H Black
    * Chain: KMC Z510HX BMX CHAIN 1/2 x 3/32

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    What length stem and setback seatpost or not for my medium sir 9 Im 5'10" 32 inseam 27"torso, 25" arm to palm

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    First of all: EVERY RIDER IS DIFFERENT! Fit is a personal thing. I am 5'10 32" inseam and probably close on the other measurements. That said, I generally use less set back than most people my size and I am very flexible generally riding with more or less level stem and no spacers on both road bikes with drop bars and MTB's with flat bars. I have 2 Sir9's one geared and one SS full rigid. One has 400 mm seatpost with no setback and the seat is just slightly behind the middle and the other has a 400+ mm seatpost with very little setback and the seat is mostly forward in that one. Basically for me the seat is about 1.25-1.35 inches behind the center of the BB using a plumb line. Both have 100 mm stem flipped to the flattest position.

    On the subject of seatposts I recommend the Cannondale Flash 29er Carbon post. It is a very light 420 or so mm long and has a unique flat spot that allows it to flex back and forth but not left and right. It really soaks up the bumps. It is not cheap, but it is so worth it. I have that on my full rigid and also my One9. The other Sir has a Syntace P6 and it is set up more as a town bike with less aggressive tires, etc. Also, if you don't want to spend the approx: $270 for the Flash 29er post, the P6 is generally around $130 and can be used with setback and without setback solving the original problem you asked about while giving some shock absorption.

    The Truvative Stylo Race Stems are very good stems with reasonable weight and are the best bang for the buck in stems I have found.

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    In the picture above I had P6's on both Sirs but they are old pictures before I discovered the Flash 29er posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fux View Post
    Just re-built mine, ready for the races!




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    Is this the way these are normally set up, with the shifter cables criss-crossed under the downtube?

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    That is the way I have my geared Sir. It works way better. I don't know if that is the "correct" way but it is the way that works best for me. It is an old Cannondale trick.

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    1x9(10) and 120mm forks

    Dear Fellow SIR owners/lovers

    I have been running my SIR as a SS with Niner Carbon fork for a few years now but time for a change of style.

    Plan is to make the Tang beast into a bit of an AM machine.
    I have run an 80mm fork before and found it decended beautifully but want just a bit more.

    Have any of you run 120mm forks in the frame?
    How did it steer?
    Niner dont seem to have issues with the fork length specifying same in some of their build kits.

    Also - I notice a lot of 1x9 conversions here aparently without chain retention devices.
    I have had problems with keeping the chain on my front chainring when i last used the set up. I used a bash plate externally but the chain invariably kept falling off inwards.

    Looking for a clean solution.

    Tips most welcome !

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    The 120 will probably be fine. I have run 80 and 100 and there is not that much difference.

    There are no guaranteed ways to keep a chain on with a 1x9 but moving the crank to the farthest forward position in the bottom bracket will lessen the angles and should give the best chance. I have seen the bash on both sides of the ring method work well and it is clean.
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    Thanks Yourdaguy.

    Might throw a Widget UK Ltd Redirect on the front. Looks like a very neat 2x bashguard type of setup.
    I should post when its been rebuilt shouldn't I? But my paintwork isn't so pretty anymore !

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    Professed. your link does not work so I can't see what you are proposing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mageetah View Post
    SIR 9's are just sweet bikes to look at (and ride!)

    Here's mine:

    Niner SIR 9 (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner fork (matte black powdercoat)
    Niner handlebar (matte black powdercoat)
    Velocity Hubs/White Industries freewheel 17t/Stans Arch rims
    Avid BB7
    Thompson Elite Setback seatpost
    Truvativ Team stem
    Truvativ Stylo 34t crankset
    Time ATAC AL pedals
    Cobb SHC DRT saddle
    Oury grips
    That's what I'm talking about! How did you do the paint job? Buy everything raw and have it done or strip and paint? I'm writing to Niner. Why can't they offer that?

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    Has anyone installed an Alfine 11 or Rohloff Speedhub on their SIR 9? Any issues?

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    SIR9 medium
    custom white powdercoat
    2011 Fox Terralogic fork 100mm
    King headset & spacers
    ZTR Crest wheels
    Rocket Ron tires
    X0 crank with Homebrewed 30T chainring
    X0 rear derailleur
    X0 twist shifter
    PG 990 cassette, 11-34
    Paul Chain Keeper
    Salsa Pro Moto flat bars, 11 degree sweep, cut to 690mm
    ESI Chunky grips
    Ritchey Ergo bar-ends
    Thomson 100mm stem, 0 rise
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Fizik Gobi XM saddle
    2012 XT brakes with 160mm Ice Tech rotors (love these brakes!)
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    Stunning build. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchone View Post
    Has anyone installed an Alfine 11 or Rohloff Speedhub on their SIR 9? Any issues?
    Did you read the thread?

    3rd post on the first page.

    Omo lives across town from me, not sure if he still has this bike, he might be able to answer your question. Another local rider (Brisbane, Australia for me) is running a rohloff on his custom ti 29'er frame.

    PS I would show my SIR9 here but he is feeling naked and embarrased without being fully dressed with his Niner Kermit Green Carbon Fork (which has not been available to purchase since at least December last year when I bought the frame). Currently he is wearing dirty Surly primer grey steel forks for modesty and practicality.

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    1 x 10 and chain retention.

    mtbr robot made its own version out of my link....

    www dot widget dot com.

    but now considering a newly release MSC ultralight XC chain retainer.

    www dot mscbikes dot com

    thanks for tips. i think i have this issue sorted. building it all up next weekend

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    Here's mine. Outfitted now with Crest ZTR and tubeless racing ralphs. I LOVE this bike. Like riding on Butta! Oh yeah - and a niner flat top carbon bar which is SA-WEET!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozynigma View Post
    Did you read the thread?
    Thank you for that. I hope Omo or someone else responds.
    Last edited by marchone; 08-31-2011 at 01:22 PM.

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    Here's a shot of my S.I.R.9 from yesterday's ride at Ute Valley Park in Colorado Springs!
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    Frame: Niner Sir 9
    Fork: Niner Carbon
    Wheels: Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal front, Kenda Slant Six rear. Tubeless
    Brakes: 2012 Shimano xt, xt ice tech rotors
    Crank: E.13 XC SS, 32 t. E.13 Guidering, Kmc k710sl chain
    Pedals: Twenty6 Prerunner Titanium Axle
    Stem: Thomson elite x4
    Bars: Niner Carbon
    Grips: Ergon GP1 biokork
    Headset: Chris King
    Saddle: Brooks b17 Green (switching out)
    Seatpost: Niner Carbon (when it ships)
    Clamp: Salsa Gold

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    Lovely build Aaron.

    Nice work with the gold and the headset.

    Did you save much weight by skipping the seat and post?

    Its a single speed you shouldn't be sitting down on it anyway lol

    I am waiting for one of these to arrive

    Wiggle | Fizik Liquigas Antares Carbon Saddle with Braided Rails Performance Saddles

    Can't wait to get my kermit carbon fork to finish my build, give it a wash and put it up here too.

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    That is an outstanding bike. Great build. Striking colors.

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    Subbed, my gold SIR 9 will be built up by Friday evening.

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    Kermit Green is the new Black

    * Frame Size & Color: Large Kermit Green
    * Fork: Niner Steel Fork.
    * Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail, 180/160
    * Cranks: White Industry Eno175 Arm Lengths
    * Chainring: White Industry 32 Tooth
    * Cog: Surly 19T cog.
    * Front Derailleur: Not Needed.
    * Rear Derailleur: Not Needed.
    * Pedals: Shimano 540
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 90mm, black
    * Handlebar: Niner Flat Top 9 Handlebar, 9 degrees & 710mm long
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite X4 Silver 27.2 x 410
    * Saddle: Charge Spoon, brown
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano LX External
    * Headset: Cane Creek 110, silver
    * Grips: ESI Chunky, black
    * Front Tire: Panaracer Rampage 2.35
    * Front Hub/Rim: Brown Industry Nine J-bend spokes, ZTR Flow 29er Rim 32H Black
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25
    * Rear Hub/Rim: Brown Industry Nine J-bend spokes, ZTR Flow 29er Rim 32H Black
    * Chain: SRAM 971



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    I noticed you got ENO cranks on your SIR 9! How did you get square taper cranks on when the Niner EBB only accepts external bearing BB's?

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    The EBB can use all standard cranks, but Niner recommends external bearing cranks since the bearing preload tends to hold the EBB tighter. The threads are the same and as long as you did a really good install, I would expect them to work ok. However, if I was buying new parts, I would go with the external bearing BB type cranks since in my opinion they are overall better anyway.
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    Finally finished

    I have finally finished my large kermit green SIR9 now that I have been able to get a matching Niner carbon fork.




    The rest of the build is;

    Stan's Flow rims on White Industry ENO hubs with 2.4" Racing Ralphs (and tubes)
    XTR brakes and Shimano 6 bolt rotors 180F/160R
    Niner flat bar and silicone grips (green)
    70mm Thomson stem
    Thomson Elite layback seatpost and seatclamp
    Truvativ Stylo SS crankset 32 tooth chainring, 20 tooth WI freewheel (18 tooth on the way for me to HTFU)
    Fizik Antares saddle in Liquigas colours (ummm white and green)
    Elite bottle cage (white and green)
    DMR V8 flat pedals (you guessed it, in green)
    I even found a use for those green cable ties that I have had kicking around for years. They are tying the brake line to the fork.

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    Picked up a new 2010 GOLD S.I.R. 9 Frame this week. Can't wait to build it up and post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    SIR9 medium
    custom white powdercoat
    Love what you did with your bike. Love the White Podercoat.

    Curious to know who did the powder coat for you and whether how they were able to replicate the graphics/stickers. Do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelocotony View Post
    Love what you did with your bike. Love the White Podercoat.

    Curious to know who did the powder coat for you and whether how they were able to replicate the graphics/stickers. Do tell.
    I got the stripping & powdercoating done at a local refinishing shop. They charged $80. I got the decals from Niner and applied them myself. They are waterslide decals and pretty fragile, so I sprayed some clear enamel over them.

    The powdercoating ended up being more hassle and expense than I expected. This was a semi-budget build using a frame I got from ebay and some parts I already had or bought used or bought at wholesale cost. The $80 extra for the powdercoating wasn't bad, but the decals & shipping were $40, and then there was overspray in the seat tube, bottom bracket, and head tube, so I had my LBS reface those areas, and that cost as much as the powdercoating. It was still less than the retail price of a new frame, though.

    This thread gives the details of the build:
    BB's SIR9 build

    It has since been converted from 1x9 to singlespeed.
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    Thanks for responding Jabrabu. An option to consider if I ever get tired of the GOLD S.I.R. 9.

    The White paint/build looks stunning.

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    Hi everyone, first full build, and first ride today.

    Please excuse the mess in the background, and I will shorten cables soon.

    Big thanks to the mtbr community for all the priceless info to help on the build, did a fair bit of lurking but I have learnt heaps, so hopefully I can help out someone else one day.

    Cheers
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    Nice looking SIR. :-)

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    Weekend Project

    GOLD S.I.R. 9 Single Speed...
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    Weekend Project complete. RDO Seatpost and Niner Nude Carbon Fork on order.
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    I am planning to build up an SIR9 but I would have to sell my RIP9 for it. You guys think it would be worth it? I am more 70% XC, 30% AM.

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    That is up to you. I have 2 Sirs and a Jet and I ride my Sirs more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LGavin View Post
    I am planning to build up an SIR9 but I would have to sell my RIP9 for it. You guys think it would be worth it? I am more 70% XC, 30% AM.
    That's a tough question and one that only you can answer. However if you don't mind me putting in my two cents worth; I personally would go for the SIR but this is a SIR 9 thread so you're probably going to get a lot of yes's for the SIR. Still, better looking, no bearings or rear shocks to mess with/set up. Also more of a lively ride, more direct. And lighter, if that counts at all.

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    My SIR Single Speed Rigid

    2010 SIR 9 Solid Gold - Medium
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    Built mine up about 1.5 years ago and haven't ridden anything else since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_rad View Post
    That's a tough question and one that only you can answer. However if you don't mind me putting in my two cents worth; I personally would go for the SIR but this is a SIR 9 thread so you're probably going to get a lot of yes's for the SIR. Still, better looking, no bearings or rear shocks to mess with/set up. Also more of a lively ride, more direct. And lighter, if that counts at all.
    I have to agree. Only you can make this decision for yourself. If you can swing both, do both. I currently live in Nebraska, and If I had to choose...I'd stick with my SIR. However, I'm moving to Colorado in March...so my answer would likely change...

    Good luck with your decision. I assure you that you'd be happy with either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgardner73 View Post
    I have to agree. Only you can make this decision for yourself. If you can swing both, do both. I currently live in Nebraska, and If I had to choose...I'd stick with my SIR. However, I'm moving to Colorado in March...so my answer would likely change...

    Good luck with your decision. I assure you that you'd be happy with either!

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    I live in Colorado and up until mid-2010, I've been riding full suspension bikes since 1997. I built up my Sir last year and haven't touched a FS rig since. I don't care how technical the terrain is, the Sir is far more fun to ride. Even the trips I took to Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming were all on my Sir. And this is coming from a 58 year old! So don't sell the Sir short until you give it a shot on our trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchone View Post
    Has anyone installed an Alfine 11 or Rohloff Speedhub on their SIR 9? Any issues?
    I have an Alfine 8 on my SIR9 if that helps. The cable routing is the only problem -- have to go full length housing the whole way, really.

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    There are advantages to full length housing anyway, so that would not be a negative to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndonchen View Post
    I'm the proud new papa of this baby:


    Could you put up your build list ?
    I love the way that bash setup looks with the SLX crank. Going to be ordering a SIR 9 for myself. HBC bash,C-ring and cog ? Thanks..looks really really good!

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    Really like your beasts and.....just bought a new Sir 9 frame to build up rigid for SS.
    The question is reynolds/niner fork or carbon/niner fork?
    Any suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by telenic View Post
    Really like your beasts and.....just bought a new Sir 9 frame to build up rigid for SS.
    The question is reynolds/niner fork or carbon/niner fork?
    Any suggestion?
    Go with the steel fork. Keep the tubing the same. Compare some pics of SIRS??MCR's built up with both steel and carbon niner forks.

    AL and carbon niners look great with the carbon fork. Thier steel frames look terrible with a carbon fork. Totally kills the lines of the bike.

    I know, I know. It's all about the ride and performance.

    If you really want to make it look hidious. Throw a Lefty on it.

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    Yes, steel looks better, but it also flexes a bit more and provides a bit smoother ride. So it depends on your priorities. If you want stiff and quick steering response and lighter weight, then the newer carbon fork with a 15mm axle would be the chioce. If you want a smoother ride and better looks and lower cost, then go steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Troll View Post
    Go with the steel fork. Keep the tubing the same. Compare some pics of SIRS??MCR's built up with both steel and carbon niner forks.

    AL and carbon niners look great with the carbon fork. Thier steel frames look terrible with a carbon fork. Totally kills the lines of the bike.

    I know, I know. It's all about the ride and performance.

    If you really want to make it look hidious. Throw a Lefty on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Yes, steel looks better, but it also flexes a bit more and provides a bit smoother ride. So it depends on your priorities. If you want stiff and quick steering response and lighter weight, then the newer carbon fork with a 15mm axle would be the chioce. If you want a smoother ride and better looks and lower cost, then go steel.
    Agree that it would look hideous with a lefty (but then what doesn't )

    Personally I don't think mine looks terrible



    Pretty sure the 15mm fork has a tapered steerer and won't fit a SIR9, you would have to stick with the older 9mm QR design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Yes, steel looks better, but it also flexes a bit more and provides a bit smoother ride. So it depends on your priorities. If you want stiff and quick steering response and lighter weight, then the newer carbon fork with a 15mm axle would be the chioce. If you want a smoother ride and better looks and lower cost, then go steel.


    Can't use the RDO 15m fork anyway. It's tapered only.

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    double post. Forum acting up.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Question for Ozynigma~

    What brand name of seat is that on you SIR? And where did u get from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammerboxx99 View Post
    What brand name of seat is that on you SIR? And where did u get from?
    Looks like it is a Fizik.

    I have a White an Orange Fizik Tundra that has 2 rides on it and is up for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammerboxx99 View Post
    What brand name of seat is that on you SIR? And where did u get from?
    Fizik Antares

    They are a wider flatter seat which I find suits me nicely (146mm wide).

    This is the Team Liquigas model with the carbon rails, so at the top end of the range.

    I also have a plain black one with alloy rails on my RIP for instance.

    I got it from a US ebay seller for about $160US. I have also seen them for sale at Wiggle in the UK.

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    I think the carbon fork, if painted the same as the frame - looks fine.

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    Very nice, we will have to have a weigh off because I have no idea how heavy mine is

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    1x10 with XT 2012

    24.8 lbs
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    XTR pedals

    I have used it SS and 1x9 with rigid fork. Now this is v3.0 with 1x10 and the FOX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Biela View Post
    24.8 lbs
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    I have used it SS and 1x9 with rigid fork. Now this is v3.0 with 1x10 and the FOX.
    What is your favorite setup so far?

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    I'd say that SS with rigid fork is how this bike gives its best. The 1x10 + FOX version is set up like this for trying some marathon races. If I like the races and I keep on it I would like to transfer this 1x10+FOX set up to a Ti frame and set the SIR9 back to SS.

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    having recently converted my Sir to 1x10 and Fox Fork ( similar to Dr Biele but more clunky X9 components) i have found that gearing the SIR and providing it more cush up front exposes its flex as a weakness.

    It seems to run best with a Niner Carbon fork and SS where the flex and give allow the bike to dig in and spring around. When suspended and geared your riding position is more fixed and you can feel that frame siphoning the energy from each pedal stroke.

    Best leave the SIR as an SS or just a cruiser, to ask anything more requires moving to something else. I still love my SIR and its now the oldest bike in my quiver. All above is not a critisism is just my observation.

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    I kind of agree with Professed's observation, but sort of still like that springy feeling as it also provides some confort for long races (besides I don't race for winning anything but fun). Anyway, I prefer that feeling rather than a full suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professed View Post
    having recently converted my Sir to 1x10 and Fox Fork ( similar to Dr Biele but more clunky X9 components) i have found that gearing the SIR and providing it more cush up front exposes its flex as a weakness.

    It seems to run best with a Niner Carbon fork and SS where the flex and give allow the bike to dig in and spring around. When suspended and geared your riding position is more fixed and you can feel that frame siphoning the energy from each pedal stroke.

    Best leave the SIR as an SS or just a cruiser, to ask anything more requires moving to something else. I still love my SIR and its now the oldest bike in my quiver. All above is not a critisism is just my observation.
    That sounds backwards to me. You generally apply a lot more torque to the pedals & frame when riding SS, grinding hard up a climb, pulling on the bars, mashing the pedals. So that's when you want a stiffer frame so that torque doesn't go into flexing the frame. With gears, I tend to do more sitting and spinning, so I'm not flexing the bike as much.

    If you are a big and/or strong rider, then the SIR9 might just be too flexy for you, especially if riding SS. I'm not big or strong, so it works well for me. I like the ride feel and the handling. I never notice the flex on the trails, but if I'm riding on pavement and wiggle the handlebars I can really feel the frame wiggling under me. If I try this with my Tallboy, it doesn't wiggle at all, and it's a full-squish bike with a 120mm fork on it.

    I have had my SIR9 set up as 1x9 and as SS, and I like it both ways. I haven't tried a rigid fork on it, though. I have a 100mm Terralogic fork on it, and I think that is the perfect setup on a hardtail, especially for SS riding. I might try a rigid fork with a high-volume tire someday, but I ride in rocky terrain and after riding rigid (on my old titanium 26er with steel fork) for an hour or so I start feeling beat up.
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    I have 2 sirs one is set up SS full rigid and the other is geared with fox. I also own a One9and a Jet9 so I can compare. The Sir's are very stiff in the rear triangle for a steel bike which provides very good power transfer. This is why most find the Sir very good as a full rigid SS. The rear triangle of the Sir is not 853, just the front triangle. If you torque the bars while seated by lifting one side and pushing down on the other, they are more flexy than the One and way more flexy than the Jet. This doesn't mean much though in actual riding since I have never met a bike that I could not flex in this way. There are almost no actual riding situations that I can think of where you would be seated and pulling up with one hand and pushing down with the other on the bars. In reality, when you would be pulling up on one side of the bars is when you are standing and in that situation, the seat can move from side to side and there is not that much flex. The 853 steel provides an exceptional ride full rigid and allows you to ride a full rigid for hours at at time. It is true that I am faster on the One and Jet than one the Sirs by a little bit, but the Sirs are more comfortable than the One and obviously, the rear suspension on the Jet allows flying over some spots that are not possible with hardtails and provides more comfort, but the extra weight also wears you out faster. Since I don't race at 57, if life conspired that I could only have one bike it would be a Sir. Although in the last year, I have ridden my One the most since I am enjoying front suspension and SS. Last year I rode my SS Sir the most. So if I could only have one bike it would be a SS Sir with suspension at this age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chase1963 View Post
    Could you put up your build list ?
    I love the way that bash setup looks with the SLX crank. Going to be ordering a SIR 9 for myself. HBC bash,C-ring and cog ? Thanks..looks really really good!
    Sorry, just noticed your post chase. You're right about the HBC components.

    SIR 9 small
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    20t HBC cog
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    Loooove this bike.

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    57 and still going. Awesome!!! At 43, I wonder when I should start to slow down and stop buying so many bikes. I guess not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyoyster View Post
    57 and still going. Awesome!!! At 43, I wonder when I should start to slow down and stop buying so many bikes. I guess not yet.


    My 75 year old step father was still doing 125 miles a week on his bike so I guess you have got along way yet.
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    SS Rigid in the winter
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    Getting ready for the build...

    Pulling together the components for my first build (Sir9) - exciting!

    Can anyone tell me whether this chainset will fit in the EBB and do I need to buy the BB cups as well or that included???

    RaceFace Deus XC Singlespeed Chainset | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Thanks

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    If you read the description it says that the bearings have a triple wiper seal and are filled with Phil Wood Grease so the crank "set" includes the bearings. And yes, this crank will fit the Niner EBB and is in fact the type of crank they recommend (the type with external BB bearings).
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    If you read the description it says that the bearings have a triple wiper seal and are filled with Phil Wood Grease so the crank "set" includes the bearings. And yes, this crank will fit the Niner EBB and is in fact the type of crank they recommend (the type with external BB bearings).
    Thanks. I did read this but wasn't sure what it meant. (haven't built a bike before...).

    Can't wait...

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    Yes it will fit your SIR9.

    The BB should be included but I would send CRC a quick email to check because it doesn't state it in the description.

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    SIR9 Build

    Having bought a 2009 Rootbeer frame (Large) on eBay I'm gradually finding bits for my first 29er build.

    I'll have a Reba RL 1+1/8" steerer suspension fork - can I use any 1+1/8" headset, or are headsets 29er specific? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but there's a Cane Creek headset (S3 Plus 5) that is advertised as "suiting 29er's"

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    Oh - and any advice on a good quality Single speed adaptor kit (I have a Hope hub designed to take a cassette) - looking to use a 16 tooth sprocket and spacers, but want lightweight and good quality. Thanks.

    (Will try the SS forum as well...)

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    There are 3 basic type s of headsets and a few other variations to boot. There are: Traditional, Integrated, and Zero Stack. Sir's take what is called a traditional headset that is pressed in. I am not familiar with that specific Cane Creek model, but you can contact them and they will tell you what models will work for traditional headtube designs.

    I like the Surley kit but it is not particularly light. If you want light then the best aluminum sprocket in my experience is Niner. If you want steel then Surley are very robust. If you want Ti or custom or aluminum center with steel teeth then Homebrew Components who is on this site is the best for those.
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    To answer a couple of your questions.

    Cane Creek probably refer to it as suitable for 29'ers because it has a minimum stack height outside the head tube. 29'ers are higher in the head tube than 26'ers so a lot of riders run less spacers.

    Chris King do a high quality stainless steel sprocket and spacer kit with an optional ti locking ring for a bit extra. Check out aspirevelotech.com

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    I have both a Cane Creek 110 and a Kris King and hands down the 110 is better.
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    Just Finished

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    Sir9: size large rootbeer
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwallace View Post
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    Sir9: size large rootbeer
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    White Ind ENO cranks
    White Ind 34t Chainrin w bashguard
    Shimano XT Pedals
    Chris King No Threadset
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    Ice Tech Rotors 160
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    Chris King SS cog 19t w spacers
    White Ind ENO disc Hubs built onto Stans Archs
    Loaded Titanium Skewers
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    Very nice! What's the weight (must be quite light I imagine...)?

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    Sweet build Wallace. Now all you'll need to do is get it dirty when those trails dry out a bit here.

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    I just got this 2009 SIR 9. Medium size, Root Beer. Here's a pic before I set it up:



    Here's how it looks like with Ergon GR2 carbon grips and Specialized Infinity tires (700x35):

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