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    2 Sirs and a Jet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Treadhead,

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

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

    Here's mine:

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

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    Mageetah,

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

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

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

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

    Here's mine:

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

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    Just picked this up:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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    1x9(10) and 120mm forks

    Dear Fellow SIR owners/lovers

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

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

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

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

    Looking for a clean solution.

    Tips most welcome !

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

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

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    Thanks Yourdaguy.

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

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    Professed. your link does not work so I can't see what you are proposing.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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

    Here's mine:

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

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