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    Is the Sir 9 discontinued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammieandkrisbey View Post
    Is the Sir 9 discontinued?
    Good luck getting a straight answer, though they are moderator of this forum the Niner mods seem to rarely reply to anything here. Supposedly on their facebook page they said the SIR9 was "on hiatus". Their actual webpage says shit. They have their head solidly up their ass. Have read the ROS9 was discontinued, but again nothing solid from Niner, third hand info.
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    Been riding this one a few months now... has been super nice, 120mm Fox 32 & XT 1x11.

    I've moved the wheels on to another bike, and considering building up a 27.5+ wheelset for it, thinking Easton Arc plus (35) rims & WTB Ranger 2.8" tires - any reason to believe the chain wont clear the larger tire with the 1x11 setup?

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    SIR9 @ Granite Bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Good luck getting a straight answer, though they are moderator of this forum the Niner mods seem to rarely reply to anything here. Supposedly on their facebook page they said the SIR9 was "on hiatus". Their actual webpage says shit. They have their head solidly up their ass. Have read the ROS9 was discontinued, but again nothing solid from Niner, third hand info.
    Site now says returning in June 2017 if you were not aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offrhodes42 View Post
    Site now says returning in June 2017 if you were not aware.
    Getting boosted probably...

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    Finally figured out a solution for the seat tube bottle cage issue. Niner has the mounts so high, I can barely squeeze my bottle in there. Purchased the Wolftooth B-Rad 2, which lowers it enough to be actually functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offrhodes42 View Post
    Site now says returning in June 2017 if you were not aware.
    Yeah wrote that reply a few days before they updated, maybe they read that
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    I've had this one since 2010. It was originally a root beer color frame, but I had it custom powder coated white. I've seen a lot of these 1st gen SIR9's break at the rear dropout. I use a 135x10mm thru axle in my rear hub, and I think it helps stiffen up the rear and might help prevent breakage.

    I used to really like the handling of this bike, but after getting used to my FS bike, which has the modern longer, slacker geometry, my SIR9 now feels kind of twitchy and unstable. I just put a big 29x2.6 Nobby Nic on the front to slacken it a hair and add some more plushness up front.

    I've got some nice parts on it:
    Fox Terralogic fork
    Roval carbon Fattie SL wheels (30mm internal width).
    Niner carbon bars and seatpost.
    XO cranks
    XT brakes
    Upgraded to EBB2

    I'd really like to put a dropper post on it, but I don't want to spend much more money on the bike at this point.

    The new SIR9 geometry looks like a nice update. But with all the new standards I'd also need at least a new fork, new wheels, new seatpost, and new crankset and bottom bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .RJ View Post
    Been riding this one a few months now... has been super nice, 120mm Fox 32 & XT 1x11.

    I've moved the wheels on to another bike, and considering building up a 27.5+ wheelset for it, thinking Easton Arc plus (35) rims & WTB Ranger 2.8" tires - any reason to believe the chain wont clear the larger tire with the 1x11 setup?

    Did you ever end up running your Sir 9 1x11 with 27.5+ tires? I am interested in learning more!

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    Converted my SIR9 to 1x11, def different. Oh yeah, a suspension fork too.

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    Show your SIR 9's!-niner-shakedown-ride.jpg

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    Added XT 1x11 and has been my go to bike packing rig this summer

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    Finished build today. Sweet ride!




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    Looks awesome! How did you get the Pike with orange sticker set?
    I just ordered everything today at the LBS for my SIR9 build, but I'd love to coordinate the fork. Ended up going with SIR9 Frame, Pike, Stans NoTubes Arch MK3's, and a pretty decent component line up. Should be complete in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to get out there on it.
    How are you liking the ride quality, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riceride565 View Post
    Looks awesome! How did you get the Pike with orange sticker set?
    I just ordered everything today at the LBS for my SIR9 build, but I'd love to coordinate the fork. Ended up going with SIR9 Frame, Pike, Stans NoTubes Arch MK3's, and a pretty decent component line up. Should be complete in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to get out there on it.
    How are you liking the ride quality, etc?
    The ride is awesome with the 27.5+ wheels. I'm breaking all my old PR's on Strava! The Reynolds 853 steel is great. I gave up on hardtails about 5 years ago, but I purchased a steel Fargo last winter and that changed my views. Before the Fargo, I haven't owned a steel bike for probably 30 years. I was a bit hesitant to build a steel hardtail because of the weight, but I'm glad I did. I can't say enough good things about this new SIR9. I think I'll be riding it just as much as my FS.

    I ordered the orange Pike decals from Slik Graphics online. Great company. I've ordered several sets of rim decals from them in the past, and I've always been happy. You can pick the colors to suit your build.


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    Thanks for the follow up! Happy to hear you are liking the bike, one more week and mine should be finished up. I'll check out the decals!

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    Just put a KS Lev 27.2 on my Rootbeer, 100mm, seems GREAT so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    Converted my SIR9 to 1x11, def different. Oh yeah, a suspension fork too. more here

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    Wow, looks great, just when I decided to keep my rootbeer...

    Tell us more about the build, what dropper, etc.

    Seems to me from the Niner website you have to buy a new EBB when you replace the BB, true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post

    Seems to me from the Niner website you have to buy a new EBB when you replace the BB, true?
    Not even remotely. You can replace the bearings in the PF 30 ebb. They are pretty beefy angular contact bearings and the bearing number is etched into the cup under the bearing.

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    Any idea what the frame/your complete build weight is coming in as for the 2017 bikes? I'm not trying to be a WW here, as I realize steel frames weigh more than the alternatives, but it seems like these nicer 853 frames might come in closer to titanium at a fraction of the cost, so I figured I'd ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reignfire22 View Post
    Any idea what the frame/your complete build weight is coming in as for the 2017 bikes? I'm not trying to be a WW here, as I realize steel frames weigh more than the alternatives, but it seems like these nicer 853 frames might come in closer to titanium at a fraction of the cost, so I figured I'd ask.
    curious about that weight too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reignfire22 View Post
    Any idea what the frame/your complete build weight is coming in as for the 2017 bikes? I'm not trying to be a WW here, as I realize steel frames weigh more than the alternatives, but it seems like these nicer 853 frames might come in closer to titanium at a fraction of the cost, so I figured I'd ask.
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    curious about that weight too..
    Why don't you try asking how fun it is to ride. That's a far more important metric.

    High end steel weighs maybe a pound more than Ti, you'll never know it's there (unless your racing at a high level in which case you should be looking at carbon). Better yet, build some light wheels and call it even, that's a much more important place to save weight than the frame.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Niner told me to expect a large sized frame to be in the neighborhood of 6 lbs.

    The 2-star Shimano build I rode was close to 30 lbs (29er wheelset) so I was not impressed with that at all.

    The geometry was certainly nicer than the 71 HTA on my ElMariachi, though.

    I wouldn’t put it in the close-to-titanium weight range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa_cruzer View Post
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    Previously posted as a singlespeed.
    Added XT 1x11 and has been my go to bike packing rig this summer
    Hey, santa_cruzer - can you post pictures of how you ran the rear derailer cable? Did you just zip tie it on the chainstay?

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    This is definitely heavier than I thought the nicer tubing would yield. I pulled the trigger on an XL, and the frame + seatpost collar plus all of the mounting hardware (lots of bolts on here) weighs ~2850 grams. A bit of a bummer seeing as this is Karate Monkey Territory, which has even more mounting hardware, lower end steel, is a bit less expensive, and doesn't have a PF BB.

    And you're totally right here OneSpeed, in that I'm sure the ride will be great, and that's more important than weight, but carrying an extra 2 or 2.5 lbs up long climbs will be felt.

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    Broken Frame

    The day AFTER Niner files for BK.

    I emailed them last Friday, no response...

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    good luck with that

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    It's ironic that their replaceable derailer hanger--not especially necessary for a steel frame--contributed to that failure by punching a big hole across the dropout.

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    The day AFTER Niner files for BK.

    I emailed them last Friday, no response...

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    sorry that happened. I had one break in the exact same spot a couple years ago.... they gave me a crash replacement at a discount....

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    Had some fun in the snow last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    I emailed them last Friday, no response...

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    I have some friends that had SIR9's, and they all broke in that same location. I've had mine since around 2011 and it is still going strong, but I'm not a big or strong rider and tend to be easy on equipment. Plus, my SIR9 is my secondary/backup bike (currently set up as singlespeed) so it doesn't get ridden a lot. I also upgraded to a 10mm thru-axle, and I think the extra stiffness has also helped reduce stress at the dropout.

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