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    Show your SIR 9's!

    There are a few SIR 9's separately around the forum, but I seek a big heap of photos and spec talk around this most desirable piece of metal. Hope I get some company.

    I'll start off with my own: a 2008 SIR 9 , large, color tang. Wheels are Chris King hubs built with Mavic TN719 and some Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2,25", the rest is stuff like XTR pedals on Middleburn cranks, Avid Juicy 7 brakes, Thomson/ RaceFace controls on King headset, WTB saddle on Thomson post. Oh, and sorry about the duct tape on the seatpost to all you eagle-eyed connoiseurs. It's handy, if not beautiful.

    Weight is somewhere around 10,2 kg (22,5lbs).
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    Mine is a very similar build.

    Large frame. King hubs and headset, Flow rims RR tyres (2.4 up front is great for rigid)
    Eriksen 400mm ti post, Rocket V (SLT?) saddle, Ritchey WCS cockpit, Ozriders foam grips. BB7 brakes, xt cranks. Salsa skewers and clamp
    Raketmaskin, what does yours weigh? Never weighed mine but intend to.
    Things I'd like to change: get rid of the basic pedals and fit XTR, new lightweight rotors.
    Down the track change to lightweight hydros and a middleburn crank.
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    A different take...

    Quite Hilly here, went the Rohloff way
    Specs:
    Niner SIR9 Medium
    On One Fleegle Bars
    Thompson stem
    Reba SL with U-turn 70-100mm adjustability, lockout.
    Formula K18 brakes
    Rohloff speed hub (at the moment running 38 X 16)
    Hope pro II hub front
    Stans ZTR 355 29er rims
    XT bottom bracket and cranks (with Gamut bash ring)
    Chris King headset
    Fizik Gobi saddle
    TI seatpost to come...




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    Omo you look like a fellow aussie with the bush background. Where you from?
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    I'm near Brisbane, How about yourself? Bush looks kind of similar!

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    An hour east of Melbourne.
    Seems to be a lot of 29ers in the south of QLD.
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    * Frame Size & Color: Large Tang
    * Fork: 2009 Team Reba with Maxle Lite (at 100mm).
    * Brakes: Formula "The Ones", 180/160
    * Cranks: FSA Team Issue Carbon w/33T q-rotor
    * Front Derailleur: Not happenin'.
    * Rear Derailleur: When in it's 1x9 configuration, I'll be using my X9
    * Pedals: Time Alium
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 100mm, silver
    * Handlebar: Salsa Pro Moto, 11 deg bend
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite X4, silver
    * Saddle: Serfas Performance Rx
    * Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
    * Cassette: 1x9 configuration PG990. SS configuration CK SS 20T cog.
    * Headset: CK NoThreadset, Navy
    * Grips: Ergon GC2s
    * Front Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4
    * Front Hub/Rim: Mavic C29ssmax TA
    * Rear Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4
    * Rear Hub/Rim: Mavic C29ssmax
    * Chain: SRAM PC 890 when SS/PC 990 when 1x9
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    My Sir,

    Geared...



    or single...



    It`s all good.
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    Here is mine when it was built up, but its gone through some changes recently. Notably went to a set of ENO cranks, Juicy brakes with Goodridge Lines, and a custom wheelset with Arch rims and Hope Pro II hubs built by Larry at Mountain High.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6iXXBjorhP5k4SCyhEBDjA?authkey=mPma89ISaxw"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/joel.white/Rc-ga5pU4JI/AAAAAAAAALA/AhD-8ngBfwc/s800/IMG_2328.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/joel.white/StoriesFromTheFrontRange?authkey=mPma89ISaxw">Stor ies from the Front Range...</a></td></tr></table>

    The latest, albeit crappy, pic I have of it
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8OfGk6c0hEEoV3AYy-PKqw"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/joel.white/SNQEigYRSPI/AAAAAAAADZY/xEJt71qvdGE/s800/IMG_0163.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/joel.white/WestMagRide02">West Mag Ride</a></td></tr></table>

    And one of my favorite pics, of what is my favorite bike:
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hOo-6V9ZQh0ylPYPsRlWaw"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/joel.white/RvYPme0AXJI/AAAAAAAACGA/ksYF8STcnrU/s800/IMG_2749.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/joel.white/WestMagRideWithJill">West Mag Ride with Jill</a></td></tr></table>

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    Jdub, cool to see your bike. I saw pictures of your bike this spring, when I was looking for a frame and build for my 29 SS project. Your frame and fork with the black parts made me choose the build for my own bike. Kudos, if I get the term right, is in place.

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    1X9 With S & SW couplers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSIDE
    1X9 With S & SW couplers.
    That's cool. Travel anywhere, one speed or 27... (feel like such a tool when I use one of those things.)
    If necessity is the mother of invention, laziness is the deadbeat dad that knocked her up.

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    Mine is similar to most of the others. Large Tang, I9 Enduro (Flows), K24 brakes, Nevegal / WW tires.

    It's a great bike. Am going to give the Conti Mountain Kings / Racing Ralph 2.4s a go for a 12 hour race (in a team) this weekend.


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    My Sir9
    Size Large - Am Classic Wheels - RaceFace Cranks - XT Disc Brakes - Reba Fork - Am Classic Ti seat post - Truvativ Carbon H-bar - RaceFace Stem

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    Sir

    SS, squishy or rigid.
    Reba or Black OPS Carbon
    Juicy 7's
    RaceXLite wheels
    XTR960 crank
    Syntace bars, stem, and post
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    18 months on and still loving it. At present in SS mode. Although like 1x9 more

    XL Hot Tomale
    Reba Race 100mm (no pop-lock)
    Middleburn RS8 crankarms 175mm square taper
    Middleburn Uno Chainring 32T 3/32
    Sram PC1
    Niner cogalicious SS cog 20T
    Hope Pro II hubs (rear cassette type)
    Mavic 719 rims
    Panaracer fire XC Pro rear Conti Mountain King 2.4 front
    Formula Oro K18 180/165
    Salsa Pro Moto alloy flat bars 5 deg sweep oversize (how bling are the carbon ones?)
    Ergon GP1 grips
    Thomson 90mm stem
    Thomson seatpost
    Salsa flip lock 30mm seatpost clamp
    Fizik Gobi saddle
    Shimano M540 pedals
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    One of my first action shots!
    Hard to take pics of ones self while riding...
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    Only two rides so far but I'm lovin this bike. Just sold my 26" FS on eBay no turning back now.




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    my tang baby...


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    Just re-built mine, ready for the races!











    I ran out of legs on the races last year, so I will be givin 2x9 a go.

    29/42 x 11/34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    Just re-built mine, ready for the races!

    I ran out of legs on the races last year, so I will be givin 2x9 a go.

    29/42 x 11/34.
    Sweet indeed!

    What length stem? And what size is your frame, it looks like a M. My SIR is going tubeless very soon, and maybe one of those Ti seat posts too - ooohhh yes.

    Interesting DT cable routing. Mine is 1x9 so never had to work that one out

    Did I say sweet?

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    Built last March.

    I changed out the low rise to a salsa carbon straight bar!

    Thanks Ernesto for a great build
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    Sweet indeed!

    What length stem? And what size is your frame, it looks like a M. My SIR is going tubeless very soon, and maybe one of those Ti seat posts too - ooohhh yes.

    Interesting DT cable routing. Mine is 1x9 so never had to work that one out

    Did I say sweet?
    Its a small, stem is 70mm. I prefer the steering with a short stem but wanted a long cockpit so I went with a setback post. Rides great.

    As for the dt routing, I did it like that to give the headtube a cleaner look. I`ll be giving it a spin on the local trails tonight and I need to get used to gears. I`m going tubless too, another thing I havn`t tried.

    @av8trinabarrel, your ride looks great.
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    Just joined the club

    Just joined the club but so far this has to be the best MTB I've owned.


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    Good job!

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    peeallover-- first pics of that color I have really liked. Nice bike!

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    I've posted these elsewhere but figured what the heck... I've changed the rear tire to a small block and put on a longer Thompson seatpost since these pics.
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    I want one too!!!!

    I gota get one of those They look sooooo cool.

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    Green Machine
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    Seems that a lot of Sir9ers like Middleburn:



    Built around Salsa / Middleburn / Magura Marta / Hope II and a little Luv from Ohio

    martinoo

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    what headset is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by peeallover
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    Looks like a hope bottom bracket.

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    My SIR.
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    Red on Red

    Just built...

    Reba, Hope hubs, Arch Wheels, Middleburn Cranks, Elixir Brakes, AD10 Headset


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    Quote Originally Posted by beeglemania
    Just built...

    Reba, Hope hubs, Arch Wheels, Middleburn Cranks, Elixir Brakes, AD10 Headset
    That looks awesome! 'course I'm biased, mine looks very similar except the frame is Godzilla Green. (posted above)
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    Black Reba Team you lucky dog! Plus matching MB's!!!

    Sweet build indeed - I'm biassed too (#17). You've got some joy to come with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    That looks awesome! 'course I'm biased, mine looks very similar except the frame is Godzilla Green. (posted above)
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    Black Reba Team you lucky dog! Plus matching MB's!!!

    Sweet build indeed - I'm biassed too (#17). You've got some joy to come with that
    THX Bonesetter, it was your pic in this post that influenced my build somewhat. I even Photoshoped the silver Reba on your bike when I was deciding what color to get. I ended up going with black too of course. Nice ride

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    My new ride....gremlins all worked out..amazing

    Size small 09 frame. Full Chris King bearings.F29 at 80mm. Formula K24 brakes.28in wide Salsa 11deg bars. 36hole Salsa Semi 28mm wide rims DB DT spokes.Brass nipples. Salsa seatpost and front hub binders.Running 80mm O deg stem on king scuff washer.Rear hub funbolt and Stainless Steel Driveshell options. Surly 32 SS ring Surly 20t cromoly cassette cog. KMC z610hx 3/32 premium bmx chain.SLX 665 175mm cranks. Sold all my other bikes.This bike is a collaboration of everything Ive learned to love and prefer in my 20 years of mtb trailriding and 10+ years as professional shop mechanic.It is so extremely satisfying to now re-learn what speeds are possible through turns. Next up is a front tire that can hang with this newfound velocity. My bro Ian who turned me on to 29ers recommends the Kenda Nevegal for this type of work.I hope you all are as stoked and loving your rides just as much.
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    Iv`e been messing about with my cockpit and I finaly have it dialled.

    I went from a thomson streight post to an eriksen setback but when I fit the syntace bar my front wheel was still wandering on the steep ups. I put it down to the sweep on the bar, so now I am running a kncn 90mm stem with negative rise.





    Its another 4 weeks until our national races start so its good to have one less thing to think about. I`m starting to get fed up of intervals on the trainer so I dedicated this weekend to getting my trail legs back on. It didnt take long before I got used to the new setup and i`m raring to go!



    The sir is a great confidence booster! Best bike I have ever owned... but you all know that already.
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    Niner SIR large solid gold, fox F29 120 running at 100mm, Hadley hubs, db spokes, Sun Equalizer 27 rims, Surly cog and ring, SRAM PC1, LX Cranks, 08 XT Brakes, Thomson and King connector bits. Rides nice, flys good too.
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    New SIR9

    Here's my new sir9, Not finished though. I'll post pic's when it's done.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33537785@N07/3550875896/

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    Can anybody tell me what color frame sir 9 that FUX and OMO posted? What year are they from because that color does not seem to be available on Niners site?

    Anybody know where to get a Large new frame in that color?
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    Hi, the colour is "godzilla green" and is unfortunatly (for you) discontinued.
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    Finished!!!

    I finished my s.i.r.9. Here's the build;

    Large frame in gold
    Chris King head set
    WCS stem, y.a.w.d. cap, niner bar, oury grips
    Reba race 100mm w/pop lock
    SLX brakes and cranks
    ztr 355 rims, hope pro hubs, dt spokes
    Racing Ralph tires 2.25
    Thompson elite post, flite seat
    Shimano 540 pedals
    Gearing; 32-18



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    I wanna show my SIR9......if Niner ever gets the frame built.

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    Hy Sir9 folks!
    Seems that a lot of you run stems on the short end. I have a 100mm 0rize with a Luvbar, which makes my hands cross the stem at around 90mm. I hope you get what I mean.
    Thin is, on the hills I have the feeling I'm a little too much over the front wheel. So I think for a replacement for my Salsa stem I should go with a 90mm i.e. 80mm effective length. Looking at the pictures that might be the favorite setup?
    martinoo

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    DSCN0556cc.JPG

    A SIR roaming along the borderlands, Bisbee AZ. Think I've got it where I want it now with the new Bio-EBB (flawless so far).
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by idaz
    A SIR roaming along the borderlands, Bisbee AZ.
    Looks really sharp!

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    Nice shots... how are the 1x9 setups and geared setups working for you folks with the EBB? Seems worth it to go for the SIR over the MCR for the versatility that you might go singlespeed, how's it working out with the EBB? any issues? Looks solid to me, but just checking!

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    I have had single, 1x8, 1x9, 2x9, 3x9.

    No probs what so ever. Mine doesn`t creak either, though I hear that some do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dscarbs
    Nice shots... how are the 1x9 setups and geared setups working for you folks with the EBB? Seems worth it to go for the SIR over the MCR for the versatility that you might go singlespeed, how's it working out with the EBB? any issues? Looks solid to me, but just checking!
    I'm running a 1x6 right now - 36t ring with a 15-32 (biggest 6 gears from an 11-32 cassette) on a Hope singlespeed hub. Works like a champ, and gives a stronger wheel. As for the EBB, I've just locked it in the place it was for the last time I was singlespeeding (a while ago) and it's been fine. After wet, muddy rides, I'll pull it out, wipe it down, and pop it back in. That's about all I've needed to do with that.

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    thanks for the info... seems like if you were deciding between a Sir and an MCR, it might be worth it to have the EBB just in case you wanted to go SS... Although if mostly running geared, I guess you could Singulator a MCR too if you wanted....
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dscarbs
    thanks for the info... seems like if you were deciding between a Sir and an MCR, it might be worth it to have the EBB just in case you wanted to go SS... Although if mostly running geared, I guess you could Singulator a MCR too if you wanted....
    Exactly, it's why I got the SIR. Running the 1x6 is kinda like a singlespeed with options. Getting stuck behind a gearie spinning out the granny on a climb still sucks, but I've got options up and down from the normal SS range, which is sweet. Subsequently, I probably won't go back to singlespeed, but never say never.

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    cmh, do you have a chainguide of any sort?
    I'm thinking that by running 1x6 you are going to keep a pretty good chainline, even in the end gears. So chain jump may not be an issue?
    Are you using a shortcage derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    cmh, do you have a chainguide of any sort?
    I'm thinking that by running 1x6 you are going to keep a pretty good chainline, even in the end gears. So chain jump may not be an issue?
    Are you using a shortcage derailleur?
    All of the above. Around here, short cage derailleur or not, the rocks and roots would eject a chain fast. I was running an inboard N-Gear Jump stop with an outboard guide ring (basically a thinner bash ring) but recently switched to the MRP 1.X chainguide, which works like a champ. That's paired with a Dura Ace 7700 derailleur, which _just_ clears the 32t big cog. As for photos - I've only got one current photo with the current setup, and you can't tell anything. I'll try to get some new photos, the bike needs to be cleaned up anyway.

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    Its Single baby....




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    Smile My new Root Beer

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    Surely this thread must continue!
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    I like the green on red. Nice cranks too.

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    Good looking bikes. Back in the day when they had cool colors. I am finally ready for one but stuck with gold and butt brown
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    I totally agree

    Looking at these old colors actually bums me out. I would rather have any of them than the root beer that I have now. (gold is even worse-IMO) The bike still rocks though! A rare color related miss for Niner as far as I am concerned.

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    I agree with you guys. I spent a fair amount of time seeking out a nearly unused red frame since I too find the current color offerings unattractive. What I really don't get is the fact that the gold and root beer appear to be quite similar. Why not offer two completey different appearances.
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    All geared up.

    Handling really shines on this bike. Works great so far with all 27 speeds. Single setup to follow at some point next year. Best hardtail I've owned to date.

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    Smile My New SIR 9 "Rootbeer Special."

    Just built and ready to roll!!!

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    After lowering the stem 10mm on the trail, and the tire pressure from 21psi to 19psi, it felt soooooooooo comfortable and like I've ridden it for years!! This is coming from a guy who didn't think he would ever want to get rid of his FS Specialized Epic!! The Epic will probably be for sale real soon!!

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    Rootbeer Special's Twin

    I just finished my build of my first 29er and its looking alarmingly similar to the Rootbeer Special. Haven't had the first ride yet and unfortunately wont until 'cross season is over.
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    Nice!

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    I just finished my build of my first 29er and its looking alarmingly similar to the Rootbeer Special. Haven't had the first ride yet and unfortunately wont until 'cross season is over.
    With only 2 current frame colors, and a handeful of accessory colors to choose from, it's going to be awfully hard to get them to look much diferent! It's all good, though. Great frameset!!

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    So after 5 mins of riding to Shoppers and back I am in LOVE! Cant wait to hit the dirt!!!!
















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    WTB: SIR 9 Large

    Great postings everybody, but now I want one REAL bad.
    Anyone looking to part with their SIR 9 (large), I'd like to build one up. But funds are low, so looking for deals, i.e. used.

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    Niner SIR XL

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    Nice setup tommek

    what brakes you running and what size crank arm; stem?
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    Niner SIR, XL, ebb at 5
    Niner Carbon Fork
    Chris King Headset no spacers
    Thomson X4, 0 degrees, 80mm
    Syntace Carbon Lowrizer, 680mm, 10mm rize, 12 degr.backsweep
    Ritchey WCS Lockon Grips ( will be changed - Procraft Foam)
    Seatclamp came with the frame
    Gravity Dropper Seatpost
    Tune Speedneedle Saddle ( about 90g and very comfortable)
    XTR BottomBracket
    XTR 970 Crank ( 175mm)
    Rotor 34 Chainring
    XTR 44 Chainring worked as a bashguard
    N-Gear Chainguide ( 25 g ! - perfect function )
    XTR 11-34 rear cassette
    Sram X0 Trigger
    Sram X0 short rear derailleur
    Hope Pro Disc Rotors 160 f + r ( each about 80g )
    Titan rotor screws
    Juicy Seven Discsystem ( will be changed)
    Acros74 hubs - Sapim CXray Spokes, ZTR Arch 29 ( 1685g)
    Salsa Titan FlipOffs
    Schwalbe Albert 29 Tires ( 590g each )
    Stans Tubeless Milk

    Complete weight is about 10kg as shot ....lighter brakes, grips and pedals will get it around 9,7kg

    First rides feel nice - stiffness feels with 1,93m ( 6.3) and around 90kg absolutely ok, the front feels high for me ....so down with the cockpit ( no spacers, low rize and low stem ).
    Frame, fork and wheels feel nice on gravel road and in light terrain - no suspension required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommek

    Complete weight is about 10kg as shot ....lighter brakes, grips and pedals will get it around 9,7kg
    Really??????



    10.5kg
    I cannot see how you would have a XL frame, geared, with thudbuster and those pedals that is nearly a half a kg lighter.
    And I would have kept it rather than offloading it for a light 29er HT.

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    10,275 kg as shown.

    Grips WCS LockON 120g - Procraft Foam 20g
    Pedals DX about 550 ? - Reset Flatpedals 390g - XTR 325g
    Brakes Juicy - Formula R1 - about 200g
    Changing the Gravity Dropper against a Syntace P6 Carbon would be another 260g.
    A Syntace F109 31.8 stem is about 111g in 90mm - my Thomson X4 ca 50g more
    Specialized 29er Tires are starting with 520g - the Alberts on mine are 590g each.
    Dura Ace 7900 chain on my bike - about 240g

    Will change the cables against the Alligator I-Link shifting set and get better mud resistant and a few gr.

    .....enough weight to lose if wanted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tommek
    10,275 kg as shown.

    Grips WCS LockON 120g - Procraft Foam 20g
    Pedals DX about 550 ? - Reset Flatpedals 390g - XTR 325g
    Brakes Juicy - Formula R1 - about 200g
    Changing the Gravity Dropper against a Syntace P6 Carbon would be another 260g.
    A Syntace F109 31.8 stem is about 111g in 90mm - my Thomson X4 ca 50g more

    .....enough weight to lose if wanted.


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    Well either your or my scale is out by about a kg or so.

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    I have got the Topeak Prepstand including a scale - another one at our shop and both show the same. Checked alot of parts on scale and the weights fit with the official weights.

    My frame is about 2480g including the ebb. Fork 575g uncut.

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    Maybe Tommek is running Helium?????

    j/k by the way.....

    Mine comes in at 26 pounds.....The only thing that is overweight is my chepo wheelset....

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    tommek your bike is cool but the other dude is a cool biker is what he is trying to say I guess....blah
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    I do not know what you are wondering about - my bike is not very light : 10,275 kg and it is a rigid bike with 1x9 ! The Carbon Air should not have a problem with 7,5 - 7,8kg and a 90kg rider.
    The SIR is about 1,3kg heavier than the Carbon - so 9kg would be light ( but also expensive ).

    It is not about wrong scales, rocket science or things like that - just numbers and facts. Choose ALL of your parts by function AND weight and calculate before building up the bike

    @ need4gforce

    The 26 pounds only start with your wheelset - but your bike looks nice and if you like the ride, weight should not be a problem.


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    Mine is right at 25lbs with my digital fishing scale. And I have a horrible wheelset.....

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    I've had this about a month now, rides great both off-road and on my commute
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22755398@N00/4425747645/" title="sir 9, is now single by Nathaniel Ross, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4425747645_de6e06b940_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="sir 9, is now single" /></a>

    Now singlespeed with a support package from a Fisher I bought used a couple years ago. Have yet to ride it single on the trail. I'm wondering how the 80mm reba w/old offset will compare with the 100mm 09 reba I used when it was geared.

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    I hadn't seen anyone do the red chain yet. But I'm sure I'm not the first. Still think it looks badass though.
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    Only got two rides on mine, but loving it
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    The new beast just showed up yesterday, went to the LBS to get a stem and have the steer tube cut after sizing it a bit better this morning. Unfortunately, rain today and an adventure race with hills tomorrow, means I don't get to get a ride in until Sunday most likely.

    Stats:

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    XT cranks/BB, running the middle chain ring as SS
    Mavic TN719s w XT hubs
    Avid BB7s
    Truvativ Husselfelt riserbar
    Chris King headset
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    Kenda Nevegal 2.2s
    Wellgo WAM-D10 pedals

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    Some beautiful bikes going on in this thread. If anyone has a Large for sale and promises not to tell my wife...

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    Just a bit heavier!!!!



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    Thanks for posting. Can't wait for mine. Setting up a Trail build and can't decide on 80 or 100mm. Any feedback from you all? I would like a 80mm fork to keep the bike planted for climbing but also a tough fork that can be ridden. Live in New England and usually on smooth trails, some rock gardens. Hoping for a fork that stand up to some tomfoolery but most 29er 80mm forks are of the SID build. Fragile. Thanks...

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    I didn`t notice much climbing difference between 100mm-80mm. (nor steering)

    I use a negative rise stem.

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    After riding my free ride bike pretty exclusively the last six months, this thing feels like a rocket ship. My first ride down a pretty rocky local trail at speed reminded me of why I stopped riding hardtails years ago. Nothing beats the pure, instant acceleration though. This thing is a blast!
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    How About Some "tang"

    Just got this built on the weekend and had a short ride in the woods very sweet. Steal Is Real baby my first experience on a steal frame I notice the smoothness right away.
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    Nice...the crank looks cool....yea I love the way steel rides to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz
    Nice...the crank looks cool....yea I love the way steel rides to....
    thanks
    I have had the crank for a while waiting for the right project
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    That project color matches perfectly.

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    I started with the Sir as my first SS. i wasn't sure so I tired a One and am back on the Sir. The One was great in the garage, picking it up was satisfying and it was fine on the trail. It was more responsive to pedal strokes on climbs but the Sir was just more fun on flats on descents so that's what I'm going with for now. I just wish the paint wasn't so fragile and it was lighter.
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    I actually think my Sir is fairly light for what it is. I had the same Fox fork on my Sir for 6 months and switched to the Niner Carbon fork and never looked back. That would save you almost 2 pounds. Also, I have the Solid Gold color and the first batch of Niner forks did not exactly match the color so you might want to go with black or white. It will still look great and match any future colors too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy
    I actually think my Sir is fairly light for what it is. I had the same Fox fork on my Sir for 6 months and switched to the Niner Carbon fork and never looked back. That would save you almost 2 pounds. Also, I have the Solid Gold color and the first batch of Niner forks did not exactly match the color so you might want to go with black or white. It will still look great and match any future colors too.
    I've only ridden rigid twice, once was on a Niner carbon frame and fork. Either way it felt unnatural to me so I'm not ready for that step. I'll have to live with 23lbs.
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    I guess I am the opposite. I had only ridden full sus and then they recalled my jet and I bought the Sir and put the fork in it and the more I rode it the more I liked the fork locked. The last month I rode with the Fox fork I think I left it locked the whole time. Then I put the carbon fork on and liked it even better. Now I ride the Sir way more than my new Jet that is fabulous.

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    Fall Upgrades

    The Godzilla SIR9 has finally received some upgrades after 2 years. I cut down the XTR960 cranks, added some new 2-ti's, installed Magura Marta Brakes, Stans Crest/Hope wheelset, a 2.4 and 2.25 RR, Ergon carbon grips, and a used Niner Carbon fork. She's now sitting at 18.9 lbs! I still think it's one of the nicest feeling frames I've ever owned.
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    Here's Mine..

    Sorry if I've plastered it in other forum posts...I just love her so much!! 22.1 pounds and she rides as great as she looks! I'll be racing her in a few cross races as well.
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