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    What chain guide to use for a 1x9 setup? Hi mount seat post or a bottom bracket mount? 2013 frame

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    Hi This is my 2013 SIR9

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    Here is my warranty/crash replacement from the cracked dropout! I stole the fork off of my Tallboy, couldn't put the 1 1/8" with pinner on this thing! Hopefully I get to ride it one evening this week!


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    How much does that sucker weigh? Is that a Large frame???

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    Quote Originally Posted by warwagon View Post
    Here is my warranty/crash replacement from the cracked dropout! I stole the fork off of my Tallboy, couldn't put the 1 1/8" with pinner on this thing! Hopefully I get to ride it one evening this week!

    How much does that bike weigh? Is it a large frame?

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    It's an XL and I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet.

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    Another day of ridegasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloryan516 View Post
    How much does that bike weigh? Is it a large frame?
    I bet that bike is as smooth as can be - my large (riding rigid) is almost like a full sus bike it's so plush. Steel really is real.

    (Have you thought about going rigid - you would loose a couple of pounds at least)

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    The guys that I have ridden with that are rigid are constantly shaking their hand out. I have zero desire to try it, besides I'm overweight so I could loose some and get the same effect.

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    to those guys that are shaking their hand out I have one word: Ergon's. Rode my full rigid SS Sir9 40 miles yesterday.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    to those guys that are shaking their hand out I have one word: Ergon's. Rode my full rigid SS Sir9 40 miles yesterday.
    And another word (or two) - carbon fibre. Niner carbon fork and decent carbon bars make all the difference

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    Yea! I do have a Niner Carbon fork and also large low pressure tires. Front is a Racing Ralph 2.35 at 23 psi. But I am 59.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Sir 9 Transformed

    Hello Sir's. Here is my revision of my sir 9. Started off with a godzilla green fork and white wheels back in the day and slowly transformed to this brown and black beauty, now I can rest easy not worrying about getting it where I new it could be.

    Matching rootbeer frame and fork
    niner alu bars
    thomson post and stem
    ztr race gold
    ignitor fr crossmark rr but on order ignitor rr ardent 2.4 front
    stylo oct with carbon bash
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    Quote Originally Posted by peehaw View Post
    Hello Sir's. Here is my revision of my sir 9. Started off with a godzilla green fork and white wheels back in the day and slowly transformed to this brown and black beauty, now I can rest easy not worrying about getting it where I new it could be.

    Matching rootbeer frame and fork
    niner alu bars
    thomson post and stem
    ztr race gold
    ignitor fr crossmark rr but on order ignitor rr ardent 2.4 front
    stylo oct with carbon bash
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    esi chunky
    That is a beautiful bike Sir! I may be biased (as a Rootbeer SIR9 owner - see pic). What amazes me is the Rootbeer Niner fork - I have always looked out for one of those, but never seen one before today. Did you have this painted yourself?
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    Rootbeerskie

    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    That is a beautiful bike Sir! I may be biased (as a Rootbeer SIR9 owner - see pic). What amazes me is the Rootbeer Niner fork - I have always looked out for one of those, but never seen one before today. Did you have this painted yourself?
    Thanks! I ordered it through tree fork bikes! It's a Niner factory paint job. I know A place that has one. They are like leprechaun rare. Call meridian cycles in meridian Idaho and ask for the owner. He has a used one. A customer traded in. Good luck. Brown power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peehaw View Post
    Thanks! I ordered it through tree fork bikes! It's a Niner factory paint job. I know A place that has one. They are like leprechaun rare. Call meridian cycles in meridian Idaho and ask for the owner. He has a used one. A customer traded in. Good luck. Brown power!
    Alas I am in the UK - a long way from Idaho...

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    Show your SIR 9's!

    Here's mine. Size m, xt/I-19 wheels, flyxii fork, etc.Show your SIR 9's!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370881533.901789.jpg

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    New 2012 Kermit Green SIR9

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    My new 2012 SIR9 out on it's maiden voyage. Sorry for the cell phone pic, my DSLR doesn't like dirt. Still working out some kinks, specifically regarding front end grip. It felt a little high and vague to me. Going to switch to tubeless and have the fork lower to 80mm (currently 100mm) to get a little more weight over the front. May experiment with a longer stem as well.

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    Recon Gold SoloAir
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    I ONLY make weird noises when i ride SS


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    I'm curious about the ride quality of the 2013 SIR9 as compared to previous SIR9 frames. I know they changes some things about the frame and I once owned a earlier SIR9 with set screws. I LOVED the way it rode, but HATED the creak from the set screws. So, looking to get another one. Does it still ride as compliant as before with the frame changes? I had a Salsa El Mar and hated it because it was so stiff in the rear. I loved how the SIR just glides over stuff and you never feel it. I would hate to think they lost that lovin' feeling with the changes in the frame.

    Help me out so I can look hard at getting a 2013. The 2012s are all but gone in a Large size.
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    I cannot speak for certain model years, but I have a 2011 One9 and SIR9. The One9 is my main bike. It is 18.8lbs of single-speed beauty. I recently swapped the SIR9 (normally my wive's) from a 1x9 to a SS and find that, even though it is ~22.5lbs, I am riding it more and more and might just go to the One9 for select rides and races. It is definitely smoooth! Well, noticeably smoother than the amazing Scandium One9.
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    Rebuilt and ready for action:

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    I NEED a green carbon fork... wish I could find one!

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    I wish they made a non-tapered-steerer carbon fork for a 15mm thru-axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I wish they made a non-tapered-steerer carbon fork for a 15mm thru-axle.
    You could always use a 9mm thru bolt like I do - it helps with stiffness over a typical skewer, just not quite as much as a 15mm axle.
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    Here's mine.

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    Nice.
    Intrigued as to how the split in the seat stay works...

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    2013 sir 9

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    I've had my SIR9 for over 2 years now and still like it a lot. This was originally a root beer frame, but I had it powdercoated white (before Niner offered the new SIR9 in white). I've been riding it as a 1x10 geared setup for a long time, but just converted it back to SS. I'll probably keep it SS at least through the winter.

    I also did a few upgrades while converting it to SS:

    - Swapped the old Biocentric EBB for a new Biocentric II EBB. The old one was harder to adjust chain tension and it tended to slip a bit, allowing the chain to loosen. So far I like the new one a lot better, especially the ability to use a hex wrench on the non-drive side to adjust chain tension.

    - Swapped the alloy bars (Salsa) and seatpost (Thomson) for carbon Niner RDO parts, to smooth the ride a bit, save some weight, and to get wider bars. I also installed a shorter stem to go along with the wider bars.

    I used to run bar ends on this bike, and I like them for climbing on a hardtail, especially SS. But they effectively make the bars quite a bit narrower, so I'm going to try it for awhile without the bar ends and see if the leverage of the wider bars makes up for the lack of bar ends.

    The fork is a 2011 Fox Terralogic. I really like the Terralogic on a hardtail.

    Awhile back I converted the rear hub to a 135x10 thru axle, which added some nice stiffness to the rear end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I've had my SIR9 for over 2 years now and still like it a lot. This was originally a root beer frame, but I had it powdercoated white (before Niner offered the new SIR9 in white). I've been riding it as a 1x10 geared setup for a long time, but just converted it back to SS. I'll probably keep it SS at least through the winter.

    I also did a few upgrades while converting it to SS:

    - Swapped the old Biocentric EBB for a new Biocentric II EBB. The old one was harder to adjust chain tension and it tended to slip a bit, allowing the chain to loosen. So far I like the new one a lot better, especially the ability to use a hex wrench on the non-drive side to adjust chain tension.

    - Swapped the alloy bars (Salsa) and seatpost (Thomson) for carbon Niner RDO parts, to smooth the ride a bit, save some weight, and to get wider bars. I also installed a shorter stem to go along with the wider bars.

    I used to run bar ends on this bike, and I like them for climbing on a hardtail, especially SS. But they effectively make the bars quite a bit narrower, so I'm going to try it for awhile without the bar ends and see if the leverage of the wider bars makes up for the lack of bar ends.

    The fork is a 2011 Fox Terralogic. I really like the Terralogic on a hardtail.

    Awhile back I converted the rear hub to a 135x10 thru axle, which added some nice stiffness to the rear end.
    Such a nice bike man! I have the Rootbeer SIR9 too (still Rootbeer colour though) - also with Niner carbon bars and a 10mm thru axle at the back. I run it rigid though with the Niner fork - it's super smooth for a rigid. (Still have my bar-ends as well )

    One thing that puzzled me about your post though - is there something different about the new Biocentric II EBB that enables it to be rotated easier with a hex wrench? I ask because with the Biocentric I EBB you can also use a hex wrench levered against the crank to rotate it... just curious
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    For the Biocentric I, sticking the wrench into the drive side hole and using the crank to move it chewed up the chainring and EBB somewhat. For the Biocentric II, the 6mm hex fits right into the non-drive side hole and just works better for me. It also rotates a lot easier in the BB shell than the old one did, which makes adjustment easier.

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    135x10. How much difference did you both notice jabrabu & BigWheelsRBest?

    I've ordered an EBB v2, still waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime - loving the SIR9. Really glad that I chose this frame as my 'do it all' bike.

    SS mostly, and 1x10 on rare occasions. It takes me around 10 min to change to geared. The Shimano i-spec shifter is too easy.

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    For the 135x10, if I grab the seat and rear wheel and push & pull on them I can feel that it twists less with the 135x10 axle, so I figure it helps. But riding the bike I can't tell much difference most of the time. I'm not a very big or strong rider, though.

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    Full rigid, 1X9... and with the Oury grips I never have to shake out my hands.

    Last edited by jerry68; 10-27-2013 at 07:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrzis View Post
    135x10. How much difference did you both notice jabrabu & BigWheelsRBest?

    I've ordered an EBB v2, still waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime - loving the SIR9. Really glad that I chose this frame as my 'do it all' bike.

    SS mostly, and 1x10 on rare occasions. It takes me around 10 min to change to geared. The Shimano i-spec shifter is too easy.
    To be honest I went over to the thru bolt quite some time ago, and can't remember what it was like with the QR before that. I just remember at the time thinking it was a beneficial upgrade.
    I'm yet to try my SIR9 geared... just haven't had the urge, strangely ;-)

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    My SIR9!

    First SS in probably 4-5 years! Dreading that first long climb!
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    Large Root Beer SIR9. New to me frame. All other parts new. Ready to ride just waiting on dry trails.
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    My Niner =)

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    Niner + Knard = NiKnard

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    A Knard up front, a Vee Rubber Mission 2.4 on the rear, both on Velocity 35mm rims. I had test ridden a Krampus a few weeks back, and liked it quite a bit. I decided to see what I could do with my current ride before stepping up to the full 29+ platform. Unfortunately, no chance to ride it yet, as our trails are soaked.

    I could almost fit the Knard in the rear as well. Details here.

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    Glad you posted this. I have been thinking fatbike, but honestly would rarely 'need' what it offers. So, now I am thinking Krampus. I also have a couple rigid Niners (Sir9 w/2.35 Nobby Nics and a One9 with a RaRa's 2.4 and 2.25).
    I like what the big tires offer, especially on a rigid SS so this just might be the ticket.

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    A Knard up front, a Vee Rubber Mission 2.4 on the rear, both on Velocity 35mm rims. I had test ridden a Krampus a few weeks back, and liked it quite a bit. I decided to see what I could do with my current ride before stepping up to the full 29+ platform. Unfortunately, no chance to ride it yet, as our trails are soaked.

    I could almost fit the Knard in the rear as well. Details here.
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    Here's my sir9 in moondust with a gold fork last spring riding one of the local trails.
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    Last summer I started my SS experience with a white On One Inbred Limited Edition. The plan was to try it low budget and to see if it was something for me. I didnít took long to be convinced and when I heard last summer they would stop production of the Kermit SIRís (my favorite color), I did not hesitate for a moment and went looking for the last one in stock. Surprisingly it didnít took long to find the last in Large size. Lucky me. Finding the carbon fork was another thing. Two long months later I found one in Germany. And the fun could begin.

    I started with a sober build. When there is more budget available maybe a Middleburn crank and some carbon parts will be up there.

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    ^^^ must be so much more comfortable and refined than the On-One...?

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    I liked the On One Inbred, it wasn't a bad ride, but the Sir...

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    Where are the pics of the Trail Blaze Yellow SIRs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Where are the pics of the Trail Blaze Yellow SIRs?
    Yea, anybody got one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leider View Post
    Yea, anybody got one?
    Trail Blaze Yellow SIR with matching RDO fork on the way! Shop said it should be here next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Trail Blaze Yellow SIR with matching RDO fork on the way! Shop said it should be here next week.
    If you don't post pics on arrival, you may not survive !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    If you don't post pics on arrival, you may not survive !
    No doubt. I'm already drooling over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    No doubt. I'm already drooling over it.
    What will the build be?

    ...drooling with you on this one...

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    I'm just switching the parts from this build. Niner is replacing my 2nd cracked Air 9 frame with the SIR and matching RDO fork. It's going to look goofy with the orange hubs and bottom bracket. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    I'm just switching the parts from this build. Niner is replacing my 2nd cracked Air 9 frame with the SIR and matching RDO fork. It's going to look goofy with the orange hubs and bottom bracket. Oh well.
    I've just bought that Air 9 carbon frame... Where did your last one crack?

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    My Solid Gold SIR9 - SS Rigid in her natural habitat.
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    Show your SIR 9's!-sir9.jpg

    My new to me SIR9. Moved everything from a bump magnifying Specialized Rockhopper SS frame. This bike is a pleasure to ride. I'm pretty sure a rigid singlespeed is the ultimate use of steel tubing.

    Frame: Kermit Green LG RIP9
    Fork: Carver Carbon Rigid Fork
    Headset: Red Chris King Headset
    Stem: Ritchey WCS Stem 90mm
    Bars: Truvativ Noir Carbon Bar
    Brakes: Formula Oro Puro Brakes 160mm F&R
    Grips: Ergon Grips
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Post, Red Woodman QR
    Saddle: Ergon Pro
    Bottom Bracket: Biocentric II w/Random Shimano parts bin BB
    Crankset: FSA Afterburner 175mm Crank
    Drivetrain: 32T E-13 Guide Ring/20T WI Freewheel/K-chain
    Pedals: Crank Brother Eggbeater SL
    Hubs: Paul WORD Bolt-on Hub Rear, Paul FHUB QR Hub Front- Black
    Rims/Spokes: Sapim Race Spokes/Red Alloy Nipples/Derby Carbon 35mm Rims
    Tires: Rocket Ron 2.25 running tubeless

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    anyone have an estimate on BB height on a 2013 or newer sir?
    according to the geometry it looks like they don't have much BB drop for a 29er

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    Niners ride great, don't worry about numbers. If you can, test ride one, you'll be amazed.

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    Here's a teaser pic. Still missing the seat post and a longer brake hose. Looks a bit more green than yellow in the pic.
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    looks great, ive got a moondust a9c that is a replacement for my tang a9c [cracked]. im considering doing a sir9 build, and was checking out the frame a few weeks ago at the shop. and it for sure got green in it.

    i havent seen a 'built' pic yet tho. got any more? side view

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    Here ya go. 21.07

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    ^^ That's the sweetest thing I've seen in a long while. well done

    How does it handle compared to the older SIR 9 frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    ^^ That's the sweetest thing I've seen in a long while. well done

    How does it handle compared to the older SIR 9 frames?
    I can't say. This is my first time on a SIR 9. I will say this, the 142x12 rear end is great. I can feel quite the difference when climbing. There's absolutely no flex in the rear at all. Very nice riding bike indeed.
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    nice!
    I know pictures can be deceiving, but in person is it more yellow? Or more fluorescent green?
    what size is the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leider View Post
    nice!
    I know pictures can be deceiving, but in person is it more yellow? Or more fluorescent green?
    what size is the frame?
    My wife swore up and down that the bike was green when she saw it in the garage. Then the next day she saw it in the sunlight and realized that it's highlighter yellow. Size large frame.
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    build list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leider View Post
    build list?
    Niner SIR 9:
    RDO Fork
    Industry 9 Trail wheels/ Torch hubs
    Racing Ralphs 2.25
    Thomson carbon bar
    Thomson stem
    Easton lock-on grips
    RDO seat post
    WTB Volt saddle
    SRAM XO carbon cranks
    MRP Bling Ring 28t
    Chris King cog
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    Chris King bottom bracket
    Avid Elixir CR brakes

    I think that's it.
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    Anyone on a 2013-14 small?
    what are your measurements/stem length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Niner SIR 9:
    RDO Fork
    Industry 9 Trail wheels/ Torch hubs
    Racing Ralphs 2.25
    Thomson carbon bar
    Thomson stem
    Easton lock-on grips
    RDO seat post
    WTB Volt saddle
    SRAM XO carbon cranks
    MRP Bling Ring 28t
    Chris King cog
    Chris King Inset 7 headset
    Chris King bottom bracket
    Avid Elixir CR brakes

    I think that's it.
    You didn't say what bottle cap you have on the YAWYD...

    oh, and pedals?

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    This is my forth Sir9! But first one of the new style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    My latest build:



    A Knard up front, a Vee Rubber Mission 2.4 on the rear, both on Velocity 35mm rims. I had test ridden a Krampus a few weeks back, and liked it quite a bit. I decided to see what I could do with my current ride before stepping up to the full 29+ platform. Unfortunately, no chance to ride it yet, as our trails are soaked.

    I could almost fit the Knard in the rear as well. Details here.

    Since I am already running Velo P35 rims, I see a front 3.0 Knard, paired with a 2.4 Ardent rear in my near future!
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    Small frame, CYA cups with PF30 setup, fork set to 110mm. Only a hand full of ride but so far i'm lovin the way this thing feels in the corners!



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    What brand/model fork are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juz1970 View Post
    What brand/model fork are you running?
    Its a Rockshox Reba 2011 or 2012 (not sure got it off ebay). Dual air type where you can adjust the travel from 80 to 120 with spacers.
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    I had a gold Sir9 a few years ago as my first single speed. I liked it but as usual thought there had to be something better. After a Scandium One9, Carbon Orbea, and Chinese Ti I came back to the original today with a new version white Sir9 that I really liked right away on the first ride tonight. It just feels fun and springy. The One9 was great in the garage at 20lbs and good on the trail but still not steel. I had ridden a light carbon Air9 that was amazing when going fast but for some dumb reason bought an Orbea, it rode terribly. Next I figured Ti, a lighter steel like frame. I spent time and energy getting a custom Chinese Ti frame made and never liked it at all. There were some quality issues and it was too stiff, it didn't have life.
    Anyway I'm happy again back on a Niner. I only have a temp build on it to see if I liked it or if not would give up SS entirely. The yellow is awesome but I found white used for $500 and couldn't pay a premium for color. Once I saw that white in my garage there were no second thoughts. I do wonder if I should get a white or black Fox for it, any suggestions? I won't put anything else white on it. Pictures soon.
    Ps: The 142 rear hub requirement is silly on this bike but I bought a used American Classic SS wheel and was able to convert it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artnshel View Post
    I had a gold Sir9 a few years ago as my first single speed. I liked it but as usual thought there had to be something better. After a Scandium One9, Carbon Orbea, and Chinese Ti I came back to the original today with a new version white Sir9 that I really liked right away on the first ride tonight. It just feels fun and springy. The One9 was great in the garage at 20lbs and good on the trail but still not steel. I had ridden a light carbon Air9 that was amazing when going fast but for some dumb reason bought an Orbea, it rode terribly. Next I figured Ti, a lighter steel like frame. I spent time and energy getting a custom Chinese Ti frame made and never liked it at all. There were some quality issues and it was too stiff, it didn't have life.
    Anyway I'm happy again back on a Niner. I only have a temp build on it to see if I liked it or if not would give up SS entirely. The yellow is awesome but I found white used for $500 and couldn't pay a premium for color. Once I saw that white in my garage there were no second thoughts. I do wonder if I should get a white or black Fox for it, any suggestions? I won't put anything else white on it. Pictures soon.
    Ps: The 142 rear hub requirement is silly on this bike but I bought a used American Classic SS wheel and was able to convert it.
    I've been through pretty much the same learning curve as you. I hate my Ti. I always come back to my old rootbeer SIR9 which I love best.
    Have you thought about a Niner rigid carbon fork? I have one on my SIR9 and it saves a few pounds in weight and the bike still handles really well. With carbon bars and stem I don't get much trail chatter through to my hands either. It's a lot of fun. Post pics!

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    I love my Solid Gold Sir9 and it is set up with a Niner Carbon fork. I think it is about as good as a bike gets full rigid, but it depends on where you ride whether you will be happy full rigid. I probably ride it the most miles per year of all my bikes because of its amazing simplicity and comfort, but there are many places I won't take it because of all the roots. That said I have found that Football lineman gloves are a very nice addition on that bike. I am old enough to have a few hard spots on my palms from past hard work and I can ride 40 miles with Lineman gloves on that bike in moderate terrain but with regular bike gloves my hands start to bother me at about 25 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artnshel View Post
    I had a gold Sir9 a few years ago as my first single speed. I liked it but as usual thought there had to be something better. After a Scandium One9, Carbon Orbea, and Chinese Ti I came back to the original today with a new version white Sir9 that I really liked right away on the first ride tonight. It just feels fun and springy. The One9 was great in the garage at 20lbs and good on the trail but still not steel. I had ridden a light carbon Air9 that was amazing when going fast but for some dumb reason bought an Orbea, it rode terribly. Next I figured Ti, a lighter steel like frame. I spent time and energy getting a custom Chinese Ti frame made and never liked it at all. There were some quality issues and it was too stiff, it didn't have life.
    Anyway I'm happy again back on a Niner. I only have a temp build on it to see if I liked it or if not would give up SS entirely. The yellow is awesome but I found white used for $500 and couldn't pay a premium for color. Once I saw that white in my garage there were no second thoughts. I do wonder if I should get a white or black Fox for it, any suggestions? I won't put anything else white on it. Pictures soon.
    Recently sold my 1st Gen SIR SS Rigid in Gold and replaced it with a the newer white version. Having had a white Air 9 a few years back previously with both a white and black fork, I would have to say my preference is the black fork. Looks sportier and more aggressive to me.

    I am still mid build but will post some pics of the bike with the black fork tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    I love my Solid Gold Sir9 and it is set up with a Niner Carbon fork. I think it is about as good as a bike gets full rigid, but it depends on where you ride whether you will be happy full rigid.
    Completely agree.

    I had a Carbon fork on my SIR -- I loved it when I was living in N. Texas where we had flowy single track with some roots & rocks. I have been in Phoenix going on two years and I can tell you the rigid fork in the AZ chunk feels like a pogo stick half of the time and a jack hammer the the other half.

    Do consider the trail before you go rigid is all I'm saying.

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    Down Under SIR9

    Hi folks
    have been lurking here for quite a while and thought i would just post this pic of my 2011 Moondust Grey (L) SIR9 (hope the pic works here). Since the photo, it's been converted to 1x10, i have fitted a WTB saddle, and i am just about to fit a RDO post to it as well, so will put up another couple of pics in the next few days.
    One quick question: I currently run Shimano MTB66 wheels but they're quite heavy so any suggestions on something lighter/tougher? Show your SIR 9's!-img_2785_fb.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juz1970 View Post
    Hi folks
    have been lurking here for quite a while and thought i would just post this pic of my 2011 Moondust Grey (L) SIR9 (hope the pic works here). Since the photo, it's been converted to 1x10, i have fitted a WTB saddle, and i am just about to fit a RDO post to it as well, so will put up another couple of pics in the next few days.
    One quick question: I currently run Shimano MTB66 wheels but they're quite heavy so any suggestions on something lighter/tougher? Click image for larger version. 

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    ZTR Crest (or Arch EX if you're a bit heavier) on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs - light, tough, and easy to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    ZTR Crest (or Arch EX if you're a bit heavier) on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs - light, tough, and easy to maintain.
    Arch EX all the way.

    Carbon LB rims even better.
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    Thanks again guys.
    Currently riding at 220lb but that's after 2 years of no exercise due to myriad health issues (back on the bike since Jan this year). Usual riding weight is 180lb so it's going to be a long journey back.
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    Nice Ride J3SSEB.

    I'm in the process of building up a MED SIR9 and trying to figure out how long the Rear Brake hose should be given that the hose routing goes under the bottom bracket. The rear brake line I had on my previous gen SIR is too short.

    Appreciate the help from anyone who's recently built one of the new SIR9s.

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    SIR 9 SS Build

    Building up my 2nd SS SIR 9. This one will be white/black with gold accents.

    Still in progress...

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    I think the replacement brake lines are all full length so you will have to buy one and cut it. Otherwise, if you are buying a used brake put a tape measure by rear axle run it under bb and up then make a reasonable loop to the point where the lever ends on the bar and that is how long you need. I doubt that anyone will know the length since SOP is to install brake and then cut hose to size. Nobody ever measures it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quelocotony View Post
    Nice Ride J3SSEB.

    I'm in the process of building up a MED SIR9 and trying to figure out how long the Rear Brake hose should be given that the hose routing goes under the bottom bracket. The rear brake line I had on my previous gen SIR is too short.

    Appreciate the help from anyone who's recently built one of the new SIR9s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    I think the replacement brake lines are all full length so you will have to buy one and cut it. Otherwise, if you are buying a used brake put a tape measure by rear axle run it under bb and up then make a reasonable loop to the point where the lever ends on the bar and that is how long you need. I doubt that anyone will know the length since SOP is to install brake and then cut hose to size. Nobody ever measures it.
    Thanks for the response. Looking at a couple brake options online that have somewhat shorter lines so wanted to make sure I didn't buy one that would have been too short.

    Thanks again.

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    Rootbeer classic

    After all the frames I've tried over the years, I keep coming back to this one... it's simply the best

    (Apologies if I've posted this pic before).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    After all the frames I've tried over the years, I keep coming back to this one... it's simply the best

    (Apologies if I've posted this pic before).
    You never need to apologize for multi posts of a sweet Niner SS. But your avatar is another story! :-)
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    BigwheelsRbest: I have almost the exact same setup right down to the Ergon grips. Even though I have 5 Niners, that one gets the most miles every year. The main difference is mine is Gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoplea View Post
    You never need to apologize for multi posts of a sweet Niner SS. But your avatar is another story! :-)
    Yeah - I should probably update my avatar now that I've had a haircut


    yourdaguy - you need to update your avatar too if you now have 5!!

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    I am trying to sell a One9 (I got a One9 C) so I think I will leave the avatar so I don't have to change it back.
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    A more up to date pic of my Rootbeer classic - from this morning actually. All the new spring buds are out - gorgeous

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    Rootbeer on blue

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    Hey guys, in need of some help if anyone has a large (new spec).

    Currently on a Large Air9 Alu but want a less harsh ride so am sold on the SIR. However the steerer on my fork is cut to near minimum and i would want to use it on the SIR. Any idea on the minimum steerer length needed as i know it has an external bottom headset cup which I'm sure will add some mm.

    Help would be greatly appreciated so i can add to the pics in this thread!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gummo8 View Post
    Hey guys, in need of some help if anyone has a large (new spec).

    Currently on a Large Air9 Alu but want a less harsh ride so am sold on the SIR. However the steerer on my fork is cut to near minimum and i would want to use it on the SIR. Any idea on the minimum steerer length needed as i know it has an external bottom headset cup which I'm sure will add some mm.

    Help would be greatly appreciated so i can add to the pics in this thread!!
    I had this problem too on my large SIR. My fork had just under 7" of steerer tube and it wasn't long enough. I was using a Thomson stem with no spacers underneath it. I had to buy a new fork. I think you could get away with 7.25".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gummo8 View Post
    Hey guys, in need of some help if anyone has a large (new spec).

    Currently on a Large Air9 Alu but want a less harsh ride so am sold on the SIR. However the steerer on my fork is cut to near minimum and i would want to use it on the SIR. Any idea on the minimum steerer length needed as i know it has an external bottom headset cup which I'm sure will add some mm.

    Help would be greatly appreciated so i can add to the pics in this thread!!
    Just checked for you:-
    So on an older model Large SIR9 frame (2010 Rootbeer - as shown above) I have a Hope headset and Bontrager carbon stem and with no spacers the minimum steerer length would need to be 176mm.

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    Mine is finally done. 19.55lbs.I also have a white Carbon fork for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    I had this problem too on my large SIR. My fork had just under 7" of steerer tube and it wasn't long enough. I was using a Thomson stem with no spacers underneath it. I had to buy a new fork. I think you could get away with 7.25".
    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Just checked for you:-
    So on an older model Large SIR9 frame (2010 Rootbeer - as shown above) I have a Hope headset and Bontrager carbon stem and with no spacers the minimum steerer length would need to be 176mm.
    Cheers for the help.

    I have measured it and it is about 180mm or 181mm (just short of 7.125''). Its just that the new frame requires the external bottom headset cup that worries me. I personally think it would just fit as i don't use any spacers between the stem and headset, i guess i just wouldn't use any on the top either.

    Ready to pull the trigger on the frame but this is just holding me up.

    Nice example mattock, just fuels the fire to get one even more!

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    I always come back to my old rootbeer SIR9 which I love best.
    I have two Rootbeer frames: an EMD and a SIR. Love them both! Arguably, the Rootbeer is the best color...IMHO of course!




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