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    I9 pics 4 U.

    I9's AM's are on. They came in at 1595 grams without skewers. Not nearly as loud as I thought they would be out of the box.

    They will be so much better in about an hour.






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    Holy effing Christ!

    That bike is absolute psickness!

    Too bad it's made out of that brittle metal Titanium.

    Really, your bike looks great. I like how sublte all the bling is...and the old school blue graphics. Beautiful bike.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    dude, that's really cool stuff. very nice ride. luvin' the retro blue sitcks. nice touch.

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    congrats!

    Looks awesome!

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    Ok, so I just put about 13 miles on them. Not long enough for a real review of the I9/DT swiss 4.2d combo, but I have some initial impressions.

    Compared to the Crossmax SL's the I9/4.2d combo is:

    1) Quiet! Not talking about the free-hub, (which is actually not that loud). The wheelset
    is just flat out silent. The Crossmax always, from day one, had a pinging and and a resonance under braking. Gone.

    2) Engagement is rediculous! What can I say, pedal action is instant. I left my rear hub in 3 degree mode. Also amazing how the instant engagement wakes up the X0 triggers. I had Chris King's long ago and the I9 engagement on par or better.

    3) Very stiff. Turn-in is more immediate than the Crossmax. Some or all of this may be
    the Kenda's, but the Mavic's never felt this connected, with any tire.

    The Mavics gave me a few years of relatively trouble free service. I won't miss them.






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    Awesome Ortho.......welcome to the I-9 brotherhood, now I feel bad trying out the new Shimano 975 wheelset. I got the green eye of envy out, wanna trade?????
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex
    Some or all of this may be the Kenda's...
    Is this your first time with the Neve's?
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    It is. I really like them so far. I have the DTC's. They don't roll very fast and that is compounded by the fact the I9 rear hub neads to break in.

    No GEAX to be found locally and I wanted to get these wheels going ASAP.

    The Nev's seem to be better than the Conti Explorers I was using before. Conditions here are a little loose over hard pack. Sidewalls seem to stand up better and grip is way better. To be honest, it's hard to pin-point where some of the improvements are coming from over my old set-up, but the new combo works well so far.

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Nice ride G-money! I can't wait to see that thing flying down the Downieville Tracks!
    p.s. Love the retro USA Titus Stickers!
    [SIZE="2"]"You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!" - Unigeezer [/SIZE]

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    ortho, looks Awesome.... Seriously one of the nicest bikes out there.... It is bling bling, but magical.... The retro stickers are perfect, really sets it off...

    Enjoy...........
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    Ortho, your awesome wheels set matches perfectly with your Awesome bike

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    Awesome set of wheels. Love the Ti also.

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    Thanks for the props. I am a full Titus "homer". My couch is not worthy.

    RX is very firm. Worlds better climber than the Moots YBB which I didn't think possible. I thought an ML was in my future, but the Ti EG, well...

    I9's are worth a look from anybody looking for a wheelset.

    I blame it all on on TiEndo and Whafe.

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    I take full responsibility..................................

    mmmmmmm You mention a Ti El G, think all of us should form a group and do a bulk buy of Ti El G's when they come out.......

    Still have to say, it is the yummiest RX I have seen. Period (see my american speak, just had two weeks in Mo)
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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