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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

    32x20 SS
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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
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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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?
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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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
    Sram X0 short rear derailleur
    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)
    Salsa Titan FlipOffs
    Schwalbe Albert 29 Tires ( 590g each )
    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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