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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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