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    Looks good Medi. I'm glad it made it to it's new home safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnsurfer View Post
    Looks good Medi. I'm glad it made it to it's new home safely.
    Thanks. I did some more upgrades to it. I just put some more pics on my blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by medi.hash View Post
    Thanks. I did some more upgrades to it. I just put some more pics on my blog.
    Neat build Medi. just finishing mine on the same frame as you - Rootbeer is such a cool color! Can't wait to get out on it.

    What I'd like to know is why you chose ZTR Arch rims over say Crests? Arch are really tough - more for AM and DH - I have them on my full sus. Crest are quite a bit lighter, and it seems you're not using the bike for really rough stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerfrater1 View Post
    Neat build Medi. just finishing mine on the same frame as you - Rootbeer is such a cool color! Cant wait to get out on it.

    What I'd like to know is why you chose ZTR Arch rims over say Crests? Arch are really tough - more for AM and DH - I have them on my full sus. Crest are quite a bit lighter, and it seems you're not using the bike for really rough stuff?
    I can't answer for Medi, but I am running mine SS and I went Flow rims. The reason was to have a wider rim to give a wider footprint and more volume in the 2.4" tyres. The tyres are the only suspension I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerfrater1 View Post
    Neat build Medi. just finishing mine on the same frame as you - Rootbeer is such a cool color! Cant wait to get out on it.

    What I'd like to know is why you chose ZTR Arch rims over say Crests? Arch are really tough - more for AM and DH - I have them on my full sus. Crest are quite a bit lighter, and it seems you're not using the bike for really rough stuff?
    Thanks Spencer,

    I bought the bike with those wheels and I'm glad it came that way. I didn't change them out because I like having tough rims. I weigh 235 pounds. At my weight, I like the added security for jumping off curbs and stuff.
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    Here's mine

    Fair enough.

    Just putting the finishing touches to mine, and here she is (built from bits bought off eBay and online retailer clearance sales). Frame is a Large. It's had a fair bit of use but still seems OK. Tubeless wheel set up with Stans milk (local area is thorny).

    Still need to cut and bleed the rear brake hose and change the chain from SRAM PC7X to a PC870 8 speed - my drivechain is 3/32" but that 7 speed chain is 1/8" and thanks to MTBR forums I've discovered that's not a good thing!

    Also putting on some Ergon GX2 grips and carbon bar ends when I can afford them...

    Oh and I will probably cut the steerer down further to get rid of some of those spacers, and am on the lookout for a cheap Niner carbon fork to try...

    Weight is 24lbs on the nose. If I can find a Niner carbon fork on eBay it should drop by 2lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerfrater1 View Post
    Fair enough.

    Just putting the finishing touches to mine, and here she is (built from bits bought off eBay and online retailer clearance sales). Frame is a Large. It's had a fair bit of use but still seems OK. Tubeless wheel set up with Stans milk (local area is thorny).

    Still need to cut and bleed the rear brake hose and change the chain from SRAM PC7X to a PC870 8 speed - my drivechain is 3/32" but that 7 speed chain is 1/8" and thanks to MTBR forums I've discovered that's not a good thing!

    Also putting on some Ergon GX2 grips and carbon bar ends when I can afford them...

    Oh and I will probably cut the steerer down further to get rid of some of those spacers, and am on the lookout for a cheap Niner carbon fork to try...

    Weight is 24lbs on the nose. If I can find a Niner carbon fork on eBay it should drop by 2lbs.
    Spencer, it's looking good. I like the white fork. I will most likely put a Niner steel fork in Root Beer on it in a month or so.
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    Question About Those Cranks.

    Love the bike. Gotta question though about the e.thirteens with the oversized spindle in combination with the EBB on the Sir 9 and if the larger diameter is causing the bb cups to overlap the EBB bolt. Are you having to take them out to adjust the chain tension? I was looking at those cranks a while back but was worried there would be some annoyances with the tight fit so I picked up some noir ss's but still think your cranks are the beaut's magoot's.

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    Clean, Green

    My main bike is a One 9, so I built this up for the wife. She chose the frame color and I built up the frame with nearly identical parts to my Niner (good to have a back up). Lucky for me she rides the same size frame, so I think I might end up putting quite a few miles on this green machine. Set up as a 1x9 for easy conversion to SS if desired.

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    New build in its native environment...

    I think this new build is probably the best bike I have ever ridden. And with the drought in the south east, English singletrack couldn't be better. And summer is coming...

    Life is tough.
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    Newest addition to the quiver

    Just built this up last week to try this SS thing. Needless to say I am converted.

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    Here's it is with Schwalbe Marathon Supremes and Revelate frame bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmermtb View Post
    Just built this up last week to try this SS thing. Needless to say I am converted.
    Nice bike....it's almost like mine. Components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by telenic View Post
    Nice bike....it's almost like mine. Components?
    Components for my SIR 9 are:
    Fork: Niner Carbon
    Bar: Easton Haven
    Stem: Thomson 10x100mm
    Seatpost: Thomson Setback
    Brakes: Avid Code 2012
    Cranks: XT 175mm
    Chainring: Race Face Single 32T
    BB: Chris King
    Headset Chris King with LocNut
    Chain: KMC X610H
    Cog: Stainless JMC 18T
    Wheels: Stan's Arches with Chris King ISOs, 14/15 DB Sapim, Alloy Nipples
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Seat: Perfmance: Forte TT
    Skewers: Trans-X bolt on
    Rear Tire: Kenda Small Block
    Front Tire: Maxxis Aspen

    Bike weight 20.5 lbs

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    new do-it-all Kermit Green SIR 9
    she is set up SS First ( I have the 1x9 drive-train in the bin)
    Niner SIR9 Medium frame Kermit
    reba rl 100mm fork
    Stan's arch EX wheels
    Niner kermit Flat top bar
    Niner kermit carbon seat post
    salsa QR binder
    wtb rocket v slt TI saddle
    CK red head set
    Kermit Green Osi Grips
    Shimano SLX brakeset w/ HSX rotors
    race face deus crank arms
    Niner 32t chainring
    Niner 20t cog
    s-works fast track 2.0 rear tire - tubeless
    schwable Nobby Nic 2.25 front tire - tubeless
    2 specialized water bottle cages
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    weight 22.44
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    It's OK to be drooling at someone elses' bike but I'm drooling at all the photos that have been posted in this thread even though I own one myself.... I must be abnormal. Thought I'd share a photo of mine too (This one is not too clear but if there is demand, I'll take closeup pictures and post when I have the time)

    Current weight is 8.376 kgs (My current setup has 2 things that are different from the pic. I have CX tires & the new Niner seat clamp installed now.)
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    Nice bike.



    I have only spent about an hour & 1/2 on a sir nine but I did like it & think that 1 day I will need to have one as a SS sitting around to play on.
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    My faithful 2006 Sir9. Has been geared for the past 6 years and SS as of today! Running 32/18 for a little more speed.

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    2006 Niner Sir9 large
    Reba race fork with pop lock
    Velocity hubs and Blunt rims
    Thomson post and stem
    Middleburn RS8 cranks and uno ring
    Formula Oro brakes
    Niner flat bar
    Selle Italia SLR saddle
    Continental Race King tyres
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    YAWYD with carbon steerer plug?

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    I thought the YAWYD top cap wouldn't fit with the expander plug for the Niner carbon fork (with carbon steerer). Have you used a different expander plug? thanks.

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    While I have my YAWYD on a different bike, I see no reason it would not work on the Niner Carbon Fork Expander if you have enough spacers. The Niner expander has a lip that adds less than a mm or so to the top of the steer tube, but as long as you had less than a mm or so more spacers, it would be like any other headset.
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    Here's mine... I just finished the build yesterday.

    Weight came in at 21 lbs 7 oz with front tire tubed, but I plan on converting it to tubeless before long. The Saddle is temporary, as I had it lying around because it came with my Pivot Mach 5.7.

    I posted it in the "Let's See Those 29er Rigids!!" thread, but I thought I should post it here too.

    Heading out for the maiden ride in about an hour!









    * The brake pads are installed facing the wrong direction in this pic. I noticed that after taking this photograph, and fixed it.




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    My SIR9 aka the "FROG"

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    Anyone out there selling a Niner Sir 9 Medium? Trying to help a buddy find a used one. He's been on the hunt ever since I let him try mine. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peehaw View Post
    Anyone out there selling a Niner Sir 9 Medium? Trying to help a buddy find a used one. He's been on the hunt ever since I let him try mine. Thanks!
    They don't come up very often here in the UK - I was watching eBay and Singletrackworld classifieds for 6 months before a Large appeared on sale (which I snapped up) but I think Medium is more common.

    Far too expensive to buy new here - £869 (and never on special offer) = $1335

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    Just swapped parts for my previous build.... turned out lighter than the aluminum frame I was using before @ 19.8lbs. Can't wait for my first ride tomorrow.
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    Steel and mud are real

    Far too much rain, and overgrown trails, but it still feels so good!
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    Here' s my new old girl......20,46 lbs of pure fun!
    ciao
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    Beautiful bike and fantastic photos!

    Am green with envy

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    I really like your bike.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    Sir 9 or Sirs

    This is up for sale in the mtbr classifieds right now It's my SIR and I am showing my SIR 9!

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    Very clean looking bike; I like! :-)

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    She's my baby!

    Thanks phil, you're rad!

    Check it out...Niner Sir 9 Size Medium 29er - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    Someone make me an offer already!


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    Very clean looking bike; I like! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peehaw View Post
    Thanks phil, you're rad!

    Check it out...Niner Sir 9 Size Medium 29er - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    Someone make me an offer already!
    If I didn't already own a SiR 9 and I had the cash; that would be the bike I'd buy. Again, very sweet clean looking maschine.

    Now, somebody make this man an honest offer!

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    Thanks Phil! I was checking out some of the pictures of your sir and want some frame bags like you have. A few buddies and I have been talking about doing some multi-day trips. Let me know what you recommend.


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    If I didn't already own a SiR 9 and I had the cash; that would be the bike I'd buy. Again, very sweet clean looking maschine.

    Now, somebody make this man an honest offer!

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    There's a few people out there making bags these days; mine are from Revelate Designs, unfortunately they don't make custom frame bags anymore. He's only doing frame bags for Salsa and Surly, so maybe one of them would fit a SiR. Otherwise check out bikepacking.net for tons of info on bikepacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_rad View Post
    If I didn't already own a SiR 9 and I had the cash; that would be the bike I'd buy. Again, very sweet clean looking maschine.

    Now, somebody make this man an honest offer!
    ^^^ Same here (and also if I didn't live 5000 miles away!). It's a fabulous bike and very, very clean (especially compared to my Rootbeer SIR further up the page )

    Good luck with the sale - it's worth every penny

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    My SIR9.

    Hi. First post on here.
    Great to see so many Niners in one place.

    When my post count is up I'll post up my kermit SIR9.

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    As promised.

    Mine. (In summer SS mode).
    Medium Kermit SIR9.
    Niner Steel Fork.
    TN719's on surly Singlespeed Hubs.
    White Industries Trials Freewheel.
    XT Cranks.
    Goldtech Wobble Ring.
    Easton Monkey Bars & Thomson Stem.
    Thomson post & Charge Ti Spoon.
    Avid Elixir CR's.
    SmallBlock8's.

    Winter sees it wearing 2.4 Racing Ralph EVO's.

    Have some F29 RL's also, for bouncy days.


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    Here's my new build. Rigid 1x10. Only had it out to the greenway, ready to get it dirty.

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    Heh, I thought I posted pics of mine awhile back. Crappy iPhone picture.

    image by threeohtwoford, on Flickr
    Livin' the dream.

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    Updating now that I've had a few rides and have added an x-fusion Slamt RL.

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    Just finished my build... matching steel fork coming.



    2010 Large 25 lbs. at present w/ Reba Team 20mm TA, King hub on Flow rim
    32t Blackspire chain ring bolted to (a super rare) XT 104 spider, mounted on XTR M952 180mm cranks (2.5mm spacer on drive side)
    Xpedo Ti/Ti pedals (190g for the pair!)
    Easton carbon low rise bars
    BB7 brakes
    Oury grips
    Bontrager 110 mm stem
    Truvative Noir T-30 carbon post
    Bontrager Duster rims, Racing Ralph 2.4F/2.35R (tubeless)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockfinder View Post
    Updating now that I've had a few rides and have added an x-fusion Slamt RL.
    What does it currently weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockfinder View Post
    Updating now that I've had a few rides and have added an x-fusion Slamt RL.
    What does it currently weigh?

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    Nude SIR?

    Anyone got a picture of a SIR they stripped the paint off?
    Am thinking about going nude with a clear coat, but kind of keen to see what it might look like first?
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    Here's my new baby

    Rdo cockpit
    x0 drivetrain
    stan's crest
    fox fork
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    2013 Niner SIR9 small, white
    Niner steel fork
    XT cranks, 32t Niner ring
    Niner RDO 20t cog
    WTB Frequency 23, Hope ProIIEVO hubs
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires ( ho lee shat these are BIG)
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    Avid Code brakes (got a deal on them).

    I love everything about the frame, the only thing I wish was a cleaner look/fit was the lower cup on the headset. I imagine it wouldn't be as bad with a big fork on there, I may have a suspension fork on it in the near future but, it really looks ugly this way. The other option would be a 44mm upper and lower option from King or Cane Creek.

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    ^^^ or have you thought of going for the carbon fork with tapered steerer? Would look cool and shed a few grams!

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    All done, weighing in at 24 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hefeweizan View Post
    What does it currently weigh?
    Sorry, just saw this question. Currently with an RDO seatposts and carbon Niner bar with XT cranks it is weighing in a tad over 25 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    All done, weighing in at 24 lbs.
    Nice. Those cranks look long - 180mm? Is it a Large frame or XL? How do you like the steel fork - any thoughts of going to carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Nice. Those cranks look long - 180mm? Is it a Large frame or XL? How do you like the steel fork - any thoughts of going to carbon?
    Large frame.... Good eye on the 180mm cranks. I rode with 175's on a different SS for ~8 months before putting this ride together. Not much difference except more pedal strikes eheheh.

    I really like the steel fork and have no intention of going carbon. Three of my riding cronies have and they look punch drunk after some rides All three say the steel fork feels noodly now after riding carbon. I prefer a bit of flex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    Large frame.... Good eye on the 180mm cranks. I rode with 175's on a different SS for ~8 months before putting this ride together. Not much difference except more pedal strikes eheheh.

    I really like the steel fork and have no intention of going carbon. Three of my riding cronies have and they look punch drunk after some rides All three say the steel fork feels noodly now after riding carbon. I prefer a bit of flex.
    I'm someone who has only ever ridden this bike with a Niner carbon or a suspension fork. Would love to try the steel one but don't want to just buy it for the hell of it and waste more money. I already have a suspension fork I bought for this bike that I never use anymore. Rigid SS is so much more fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    I'm someone who has only ever ridden this bike with a Niner carbon or a suspension fork. Would love to try the steel one but don't want to just buy it for the hell of it and waste more money. I already have a suspension fork I bought for this bike that I never use anymore. Rigid SS is so much more fun!
    I personally prefer a Terralogic fork on a hardtail. It's almost like a rigid when hammering out of the saddle, it keeps me from getting beat up through rock gardens, and it provides better cornering traction in the rough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    I'm someone who has only ever ridden this bike with a Niner carbon or a suspension fork. Would love to try the steel one but don't want to just buy it for the hell of it and waste more money. I already have a suspension fork I bought for this bike that I never use anymore. Rigid SS is so much more fun!
    You should be able to find a used steel Niner for for under $100...

    I rode a sussed SS Rig w/ Fox before this bike, and put a 120mm Reba Team w/ Maxle on the SIR until I scored the rigid fork. The only time I don't like the rigid fork is when my brains are being scrambled and wrists gushed while trying to keep a grip on the handlebars throug rough downhill trail sections

    I run ~18 PSI on a 2.4 Racing Ralph tubeless front tire for some cushion at least (but sometimes it's not enough).

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    In my opinion the main dif between the Niner carbon fork and the steel fork is the carbon fork is much better at braking. Hard braking flexes the steel fork significantly more than the Niner Carbon one. You also get slightly better steering precision and the carbon fork soaks up the chatter better, but the steel fork is better for the big hits.
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    It's unofficially official. I'm now a SIR 9 owner. Today I ordered a medium white SIR and a white rdo fork. I also have an xx1 crankset on the way. I'll eventfully have some xtr brakes and a set of the new I9 torch wheels. For now ill be piecing it together with a mix of parts on hand. Pics to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum Jones View Post
    It's unofficially official. I'm now a SIR 9 owner. Today I ordered a medium white SIR and a white rdo fork. I also have an xx1 crankset on the way. I'll eventfully have some xtr brakes and a set of the new I9 torch wheels. For now ill be piecing it together with a mix of parts on hand. Pics to come.
    Funny that is my exact build.. I will have all gold accessories. My green sir was replaced under warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Funny that is my exact build.. I will have all gold accessories. My green sir was replaced under warranty
    What happened to your green SIR Aaron???

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    Funny that is my exact build.. I will have all gold accessories. My green sir was replaced under warranty
    I seen a white Indy fab SS with gold i9's that looked awesome with the kashima coated fork. I'd like to see your complete build.
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    My SIR in Basic Black

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    Winter ride day. Threw some new wheels on there for today




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    Quote Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
    Winter ride day. Threw some new wheels on there for today
    carbon wheels - hmmm - lucky SIR!

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    Ordered up a 2013 Sir9 in Tamale Red from Industry Bikes in Arizona today. Looking forward to getting it built up and on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    carbon wheels - hmmm - lucky SIR!
    They belong to my Air9 Carbon. But, I am between "beater" SS wheels at the moment so these got switched over. Not a bad ride though

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    What happened to your green SIR Aaron???
    It had a paint crack

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    Sneak peek almost done


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    First time poster - and about to be first-time SIR9 owner. Really looking forward to the build-up as that sounds similar to some ideas i have for mine when it arrives. Great forum, too, folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
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    Great looking build. I have the White 2013 SIR on order and cannot wait to build it up. I had an MCR and never should have gotten rid of it. I'm hoping this ones has that same sweet feel.

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    I think you will like the Sir better. The only weakness in my opinion of the older Sirs (and MCR's) was head stiffness and the new tapered steer tube should mitigate that a lot. (I am not dissing the Sir's I love my Sir and I have had 2of them-I am just saying that the only thing I would change on the older ones would be to stiffen up the head tube area)
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    My new 2012 S.I.R. 9.

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    My SIR wanting to get out of the garage!


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    Quote Originally Posted by randyg View Post
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    randyg - that is a sweet looking ride. Loving the dark frame contrasted with the red hubs, headset etc. Really like the Sir9, although I have just ordered a karate monkey in black with red headset, hubs, seat collar etc.
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    Agreeing with Welshboy - it is a very nice bike.

    What is that color called - it looks darker than the moondust grey...?

    I thought the new models had a larger headtube to take a tapered steerer??

    The million dollar question: What does she weigh?!

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    My sir9

    Had it about 3 months. Love this bike. Pics taken by Folsom Lake, CA


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    Nice! I was just riding my Green Machine around those trails this week.
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    Built this up March 2012. By far my favorite.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygraf View Post
    Built this up March 2012. By far my favorite.



    Very nice. Similar to mine but beefier wheels - looks like a large too - do you know what it weighs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Very nice. Similar to mine but beefier wheels - looks like a large too - do you know what it weighs?
    Thanks.
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    SIR9 in Kermit Green with Blue I9 hubs and spokes, white Arch rims and the new Thomson carbon bars uncut!!! SS of course!!!

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    2013 Tamale frame and all parts are in....... waiting on the frame saver to get here today before build begins. Pics to follow soon.

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    Just started my 2011 SIR9 build. 1x9.
    Black Flag Pro wheels coming.
    Fox Float ordered.
    XT brakes ordered.

    Will I need adapters for the brake calipers?

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    Here'e my finished SIR 9

    Went with an XT/SLX shadow plus 2X10 mix drivetrain, REBA RLT Solo air 100mm, RDO post, SUN RINGLE CHARGER PRO wheels and some old Juicy Carbons ohh and ESI chunky grips. Only have a few rides but so far so good.
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    Anyone had a good period of time on both the older SIR9 and the new one (with oversize head tube etc). How do they compare?

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    Looks like I'll be ordering a new one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post


    Looks like I'll be ordering a new one!
    You may want to have that frame inspected, looks like it may have a small crack.

    Jeez... what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelocotony View Post
    You may want to have that frame inspected, looks like it may have a small crack.

    Jeez... what happened?
    Yeah - what's the story warwagon? - do tell

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    I am sure he was just ridin' along.
    Seriously though, I have a green SIR9 also, so I hope this is not an epidemic issue with the green ones.
    O.k., I guess that wasn't serious...but I seriously do want to know the back story, so fill us in... [said in a whisper] just don't give any information that may void your warranty.
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    To be quite honest I'm really not sure. A couple weeks ago I rode it around the neighborhood, cranked on it pretty hard, was in the garage a few days ago and noticed a black line in the drop out. Needless to say that crack is the black line spread out. I do weigh 230 so that probably doesn't help things! Oh well!

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    Also, the shop I deal with has seen another broke in the exact same spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    Also, the shop I deal with has seen another broke in the exact same spot!
    Are they replacing it for you?

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    Waiting on the verdict.

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    Is this the new version with the wider rear triangle?? Just wondering if that engineering change had something to do with it. I had a first and still have a 2nd gen Sir and have followed Sirs on the forum for years and this is the first like this I have seen and since you know of 2, I am thinking it is an issue with the new design.
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    It is the previous model.

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    shoutouts from down here in melbourne australia.

    First run on new steed, bent chain ring after two bolts dropped out....

    specs,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Agreeing with Welshboy - it is a very nice bike.

    What is that color called - it looks darker than the moondust grey...?

    I thought the new models had a larger headtube to take a tapered steerer??

    The million dollar question: What does she weigh?!
    Thanks guys!! It's a 2012 frame so no tapered headtube nor does it have the 142mm axle on the rear. It is the Moondust Grey which I absolutely love and of course Niner doesn't do with the 2013 model frame. She weighs 21.5lbs which ain't too shabby for an XL.

    I've been dreaming of doing such a build for several years and she came out perfect, IMO. And of course it's a rocketship on the trails. As for finally riding a steel framed bike...wow!!!

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    What chain guide to use for a 1x9 setup? Hi mount seat post or a bottom bracket mount?

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