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    Quote Originally Posted by Dscarbs
    Nice shots... how are the 1x9 setups and geared setups working for you folks with the EBB? Seems worth it to go for the SIR over the MCR for the versatility that you might go singlespeed, how's it working out with the EBB? any issues? Looks solid to me, but just checking!
    I'm running a 1x6 right now - 36t ring with a 15-32 (biggest 6 gears from an 11-32 cassette) on a Hope singlespeed hub. Works like a champ, and gives a stronger wheel. As for the EBB, I've just locked it in the place it was for the last time I was singlespeeding (a while ago) and it's been fine. After wet, muddy rides, I'll pull it out, wipe it down, and pop it back in. That's about all I've needed to do with that.

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    thanks for the info... seems like if you were deciding between a Sir and an MCR, it might be worth it to have the EBB just in case you wanted to go SS... Although if mostly running geared, I guess you could Singulator a MCR too if you wanted....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dscarbs
    thanks for the info... seems like if you were deciding between a Sir and an MCR, it might be worth it to have the EBB just in case you wanted to go SS... Although if mostly running geared, I guess you could Singulator a MCR too if you wanted....
    Exactly, it's why I got the SIR. Running the 1x6 is kinda like a singlespeed with options. Getting stuck behind a gearie spinning out the granny on a climb still sucks, but I've got options up and down from the normal SS range, which is sweet. Subsequently, I probably won't go back to singlespeed, but never say never.

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    cmh, do you have a chainguide of any sort?
    I'm thinking that by running 1x6 you are going to keep a pretty good chainline, even in the end gears. So chain jump may not be an issue?
    Are you using a shortcage derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    cmh, do you have a chainguide of any sort?
    I'm thinking that by running 1x6 you are going to keep a pretty good chainline, even in the end gears. So chain jump may not be an issue?
    Are you using a shortcage derailleur?
    All of the above. Around here, short cage derailleur or not, the rocks and roots would eject a chain fast. I was running an inboard N-Gear Jump stop with an outboard guide ring (basically a thinner bash ring) but recently switched to the MRP 1.X chainguide, which works like a champ. That's paired with a Dura Ace 7700 derailleur, which _just_ clears the 32t big cog. As for photos - I've only got one current photo with the current setup, and you can't tell anything. I'll try to get some new photos, the bike needs to be cleaned up anyway.

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    Its Single baby....




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    Smile My new Root Beer

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    Surely this thread must continue!
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    I like the green on red. Nice cranks too.

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    Good looking bikes. Back in the day when they had cool colors. I am finally ready for one but stuck with gold and butt brown
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    I totally agree

    Looking at these old colors actually bums me out. I would rather have any of them than the root beer that I have now. (gold is even worse-IMO) The bike still rocks though! A rare color related miss for Niner as far as I am concerned.

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    I agree with you guys. I spent a fair amount of time seeking out a nearly unused red frame since I too find the current color offerings unattractive. What I really don't get is the fact that the gold and root beer appear to be quite similar. Why not offer two completey different appearances.
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    All geared up.

    Handling really shines on this bike. Works great so far with all 27 speeds. Single setup to follow at some point next year. Best hardtail I've owned to date.

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    Smile My New SIR 9 "Rootbeer Special."

    Just built and ready to roll!!!

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    After lowering the stem 10mm on the trail, and the tire pressure from 21psi to 19psi, it felt soooooooooo comfortable and like I've ridden it for years!! This is coming from a guy who didn't think he would ever want to get rid of his FS Specialized Epic!! The Epic will probably be for sale real soon!!

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    Rootbeer Special's Twin

    I just finished my build of my first 29er and its looking alarmingly similar to the Rootbeer Special. Haven't had the first ride yet and unfortunately wont until 'cross season is over.
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    Nice!

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    I just finished my build of my first 29er and its looking alarmingly similar to the Rootbeer Special. Haven't had the first ride yet and unfortunately wont until 'cross season is over.
    With only 2 current frame colors, and a handeful of accessory colors to choose from, it's going to be awfully hard to get them to look much diferent! It's all good, though. Great frameset!!

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    So after 5 mins of riding to Shoppers and back I am in LOVE! Cant wait to hit the dirt!!!!
















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    WTB: SIR 9 Large

    Great postings everybody, but now I want one REAL bad.
    Anyone looking to part with their SIR 9 (large), I'd like to build one up. But funds are low, so looking for deals, i.e. used.

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    Niner SIR XL

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    Nice setup tommek

    what brakes you running and what size crank arm; stem?
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    Niner SIR, XL, ebb at 5
    Niner Carbon Fork
    Chris King Headset no spacers
    Thomson X4, 0 degrees, 80mm
    Syntace Carbon Lowrizer, 680mm, 10mm rize, 12 degr.backsweep
    Ritchey WCS Lockon Grips ( will be changed - Procraft Foam)
    Seatclamp came with the frame
    Gravity Dropper Seatpost
    Tune Speedneedle Saddle ( about 90g and very comfortable)
    XTR BottomBracket
    XTR 970 Crank ( 175mm)
    Rotor 34 Chainring
    XTR 44 Chainring worked as a bashguard
    N-Gear Chainguide ( 25 g ! - perfect function )
    XTR 11-34 rear cassette
    Sram X0 Trigger
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    Hope Pro Disc Rotors 160 f + r ( each about 80g )
    Titan rotor screws
    Juicy Seven Discsystem ( will be changed)
    Acros74 hubs - Sapim CXray Spokes, ZTR Arch 29 ( 1685g)
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    Stans Tubeless Milk

    Complete weight is about 10kg as shot ....lighter brakes, grips and pedals will get it around 9,7kg

    First rides feel nice - stiffness feels with 1,93m ( 6.3) and around 90kg absolutely ok, the front feels high for me ....so down with the cockpit ( no spacers, low rize and low stem ).
    Frame, fork and wheels feel nice on gravel road and in light terrain - no suspension required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommek

    Complete weight is about 10kg as shot ....lighter brakes, grips and pedals will get it around 9,7kg
    Really??????



    10.5kg
    I cannot see how you would have a XL frame, geared, with thudbuster and those pedals that is nearly a half a kg lighter.
    And I would have kept it rather than offloading it for a light 29er HT.

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    10,275 kg as shown.

    Grips WCS LockON 120g - Procraft Foam 20g
    Pedals DX about 550 ? - Reset Flatpedals 390g - XTR 325g
    Brakes Juicy - Formula R1 - about 200g
    Changing the Gravity Dropper against a Syntace P6 Carbon would be another 260g.
    A Syntace F109 31.8 stem is about 111g in 90mm - my Thomson X4 ca 50g more
    Specialized 29er Tires are starting with 520g - the Alberts on mine are 590g each.
    Dura Ace 7900 chain on my bike - about 240g

    Will change the cables against the Alligator I-Link shifting set and get better mud resistant and a few gr.

    .....enough weight to lose if wanted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tommek
    10,275 kg as shown.

    Grips WCS LockON 120g - Procraft Foam 20g
    Pedals DX about 550 ? - Reset Flatpedals 390g - XTR 325g
    Brakes Juicy - Formula R1 - about 200g
    Changing the Gravity Dropper against a Syntace P6 Carbon would be another 260g.
    A Syntace F109 31.8 stem is about 111g in 90mm - my Thomson X4 ca 50g more

    .....enough weight to lose if wanted.


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    Well either your or my scale is out by about a kg or so.

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    I have got the Topeak Prepstand including a scale - another one at our shop and both show the same. Checked alot of parts on scale and the weights fit with the official weights.

    My frame is about 2480g including the ebb. Fork 575g uncut.

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    Maybe Tommek is running Helium?????

    j/k by the way.....

    Mine comes in at 26 pounds.....The only thing that is overweight is my chepo wheelset....

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    tommek your bike is cool but the other dude is a cool biker is what he is trying to say I guess....blah
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    I do not know what you are wondering about - my bike is not very light : 10,275 kg and it is a rigid bike with 1x9 ! The Carbon Air should not have a problem with 7,5 - 7,8kg and a 90kg rider.
    The SIR is about 1,3kg heavier than the Carbon - so 9kg would be light ( but also expensive ).

    It is not about wrong scales, rocket science or things like that - just numbers and facts. Choose ALL of your parts by function AND weight and calculate before building up the bike

    @ need4gforce

    The 26 pounds only start with your wheelset - but your bike looks nice and if you like the ride, weight should not be a problem.


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    Mine is right at 25lbs with my digital fishing scale. And I have a horrible wheelset.....

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    I've had this about a month now, rides great both off-road and on my commute
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22755398@N00/4425747645/" title="sir 9, is now single by Nathaniel Ross, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4425747645_de6e06b940_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="sir 9, is now single" /></a>

    Now singlespeed with a support package from a Fisher I bought used a couple years ago. Have yet to ride it single on the trail. I'm wondering how the 80mm reba w/old offset will compare with the 100mm 09 reba I used when it was geared.

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    I hadn't seen anyone do the red chain yet. But I'm sure I'm not the first. Still think it looks badass though.
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    Only got two rides on mine, but loving it
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    The new beast just showed up yesterday, went to the LBS to get a stem and have the steer tube cut after sizing it a bit better this morning. Unfortunately, rain today and an adventure race with hills tomorrow, means I don't get to get a ride in until Sunday most likely.

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    XT cranks/BB, running the middle chain ring as SS
    Mavic TN719s w XT hubs
    Avid BB7s
    Truvativ Husselfelt riserbar
    Chris King headset
    Thompson Stem
    Ritchey Comp seat post
    Kenda Nevegal 2.2s
    Wellgo WAM-D10 pedals

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    Some beautiful bikes going on in this thread. If anyone has a Large for sale and promises not to tell my wife...

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    Just a bit heavier!!!!



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    Thanks for posting. Can't wait for mine. Setting up a Trail build and can't decide on 80 or 100mm. Any feedback from you all? I would like a 80mm fork to keep the bike planted for climbing but also a tough fork that can be ridden. Live in New England and usually on smooth trails, some rock gardens. Hoping for a fork that stand up to some tomfoolery but most 29er 80mm forks are of the SID build. Fragile. Thanks...

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    I didn`t notice much climbing difference between 100mm-80mm. (nor steering)

    I use a negative rise stem.

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    After riding my free ride bike pretty exclusively the last six months, this thing feels like a rocket ship. My first ride down a pretty rocky local trail at speed reminded me of why I stopped riding hardtails years ago. Nothing beats the pure, instant acceleration though. This thing is a blast!
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    How About Some "tang"

    Just got this built on the weekend and had a short ride in the woods very sweet. Steal Is Real baby my first experience on a steal frame I notice the smoothness right away.
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    Nice...the crank looks cool....yea I love the way steel rides to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz
    Nice...the crank looks cool....yea I love the way steel rides to....
    thanks
    I have had the crank for a while waiting for the right project
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    That project color matches perfectly.

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    I started with the Sir as my first SS. i wasn't sure so I tired a One and am back on the Sir. The One was great in the garage, picking it up was satisfying and it was fine on the trail. It was more responsive to pedal strokes on climbs but the Sir was just more fun on flats on descents so that's what I'm going with for now. I just wish the paint wasn't so fragile and it was lighter.
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    I actually think my Sir is fairly light for what it is. I had the same Fox fork on my Sir for 6 months and switched to the Niner Carbon fork and never looked back. That would save you almost 2 pounds. Also, I have the Solid Gold color and the first batch of Niner forks did not exactly match the color so you might want to go with black or white. It will still look great and match any future colors too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy
    I actually think my Sir is fairly light for what it is. I had the same Fox fork on my Sir for 6 months and switched to the Niner Carbon fork and never looked back. That would save you almost 2 pounds. Also, I have the Solid Gold color and the first batch of Niner forks did not exactly match the color so you might want to go with black or white. It will still look great and match any future colors too.
    I've only ridden rigid twice, once was on a Niner carbon frame and fork. Either way it felt unnatural to me so I'm not ready for that step. I'll have to live with 23lbs.
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    I guess I am the opposite. I had only ridden full sus and then they recalled my jet and I bought the Sir and put the fork in it and the more I rode it the more I liked the fork locked. The last month I rode with the Fox fork I think I left it locked the whole time. Then I put the carbon fork on and liked it even better. Now I ride the Sir way more than my new Jet that is fabulous.

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    Fall Upgrades

    The Godzilla SIR9 has finally received some upgrades after 2 years. I cut down the XTR960 cranks, added some new 2-ti's, installed Magura Marta Brakes, Stans Crest/Hope wheelset, a 2.4 and 2.25 RR, Ergon carbon grips, and a used Niner Carbon fork. She's now sitting at 18.9 lbs! I still think it's one of the nicest feeling frames I've ever owned.
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    Here's Mine..

    Sorry if I've plastered it in other forum posts...I just love her so much!! 22.1 pounds and she rides as great as she looks! I'll be racing her in a few cross races as well.
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