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    Madre's new Niner Jet9 build...

    All pretty and ready to ride...won't see much hard action soon though.

    It's in race ready condition save for the rear wheel and the pedals. With the "heavy" wheel and pedals it's sitting now at 25.09lbs. Swapping to the lighter gear should get us pretty close to 24.5lbs.


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    So you wouldn't be able to race it with those wheels?

    What are they? I have to be sure not to get them in case I do some races this summer.



    Nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    All pretty and ready to ride...won't see much hard action soon though.

    It's in race ready condition save for the rear wheel and the pedals. With the "heavy" wheel and pedals it's sitting now at 25.09lbs. Swapping to the lighter gear should get us pretty close to 24.5lbs.

    Why so heavy? As blinged out as that bike looks to be I'd have thunk more like 23.5--23.8.

    ???

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    Nice build...
    What size is the frame?
    Looking at the build and also your previous build I wonder why everyone else builds the Jet 9 so heavy. You have nice components, don't get me wrong, but nothing special... expept maybe stan's rotors, lighter chain ?maybe? (can you specify the brand and weight) and cranks- what cranks are those.
    In any case, those savings compared to standard rotors - 110g a rotor, XTR chain, and XTR crank would not be more than 200gramms.
    And even if this was the small frame - I think the difference between small and XL is about 1/2 pound ==> that means pretty much everyone should be able to build this at 26 lb for racing, even in XL frame....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride_2_Fast
    Nice build...
    What size is the frame?
    Looking at the build and also your previous build I wonder why everyone else builds the Jet 9 so heavy. You have nice components, don't get me wrong, but nothing special... expept maybe stan's rotors, lighter chain ?maybe? (can you specify the brand and weight) and cranks- what cranks are those.
    In any case, those savings compared to standard rotors - 110g a rotor, XTR chain, and XTR crank would not be more than 200gramms.
    And even if this was the small frame - I think the difference between small and XL is about 1/2 pound ==> that means pretty much everyone should be able to build this at 26 lb for racing, even in XL frame....
    Frame is a medium.
    Chain is a KMC Gold...about 220g. Cranks are middleburns with a Phil Wood ti BB and the duracoat rings 20/30/40.

    Rear wheel is a 240 hub with an Arch rim on Comp spokes. Her other wheel is a 240 hub on a 355 rim with Supercomp spokes.

    The difference in weight in pedals is 50+ grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Why so heavy? As blinged out as that bike looks to be I'd have thunk more like 23.5--23.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Pregnancy does that to you.
    So word's out, eh.
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    How do you like that fork?

    I am still not set on my fork for my upcoming Jet.

    Should I go Manitou, Reba or Fox....

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    Congratulations

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    Pregnancy does that to you.
    Congratulations Eric and Leslie! That's wonderful for you guys.

    Nice bike. I really like the drive train - bb/crank/chain ring choices look remarkable similar to mine.

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    Padre - what kind of improvements do you see between the previous frame and the new one?

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    Nice job


















    with the little'in on the way

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    You should take that thing up to the next level. Add some smart weight here and there and lose the silly hydraulic brakes. A bike that nice deserves Avid mechanicals.

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    Jet

    Do you guys still have the demo sitting around?

    Congrats on the pregnancy!

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    Padre,

    What is the full component spec on that build? I am considering a Small Jet 9 for my wife with an 80mm Manitou fork and Bontrager Race X Lite wheels. The weight of the build is pretty important to me and I'd like to hit the same ballpark, weight-wise, as you did.

    Is Madre's fork also an 80mm?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    You should take that thing up to the next level. Add some smart weight here and there and lose the silly hydraulic brakes. A bike that nice deserves Avid mechanicals.
    "Smart" weight, eh? Is that like jumbo shrimp or more like luxury tax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugboot
    Padre,

    What is the full component spec on that build? I am considering a Small Jet 9 for my wife with an 80mm Manitou fork and Bontrager Race X Lite wheels. The weight of the build is pretty important to me and I'd like to hit the same ballpark, weight-wise, as you did.

    Is Madre's fork also an 80mm?

    Thanks!
    Fork is 100mm.
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    Time Atac ti pedals
    xt cassette
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Pregnancy does that to you.
    Holy cats! Who's the father?

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    Nice lookin ride!
    You wouldn't be in so much pain if you didn't ride like a dork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Pregnancy does that to you.
    Where is the trailer hitch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Where is the trailer hitch?
    It's there...check the titanium skewer and you'll see the alley-cat adaptor...

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    Congrats..

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    to you and yours.

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    Did Madre put her foot down..

    and say no more eggbeaters?
    Happy new year..Stuff $: Eno 29wheel (non disc), Yakima, 2 steelheads, with towers for Volvo luggage rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    and say no more eggbeaters?
    Yes sir, she did.

    Mile 82 of the Cream Puff this year, the body came off the spindle causing her to pedal on the spindle for 3 or 4 miles up a steep fire road. I had thought ahead and had brought an extra set of beaters for just such an event...so I was able to swap it out.

    She's back on Atacs.

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    Congratulations to you and your fine wife Padre.
    Figure on 3 months with very little sleep after little Padre is born, and some strange requests from Mrs Padre for exotic foods in the middle of the night during pregnancy...


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    I remember, that was me...

    riding with her up the climb for awhile.

    Congrats to you both.
    Happy new year..Stuff $: Eno 29wheel (non disc), Yakima, 2 steelheads, with towers for Volvo luggage rails.

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    Congrats to you and Madre! We have twin boys (15 mos), future one speeders!

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    Let us Ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Fork is 100mm.
    Formula Oro Puro brakes
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    Salsa Pro moto bar
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    Time Atac ti pedals
    xt cassette
    etc
    Why the Middleburn cranks and Ti BB? Less weight than some external BB crank setup? Or because you could drop tooth counts on the rings to 20-30-40? Would this be a decent idea for my wife, too?

    Thanks for the parts list--I'll have to check out the brakes. I was looking at a Thomson Masterpiece post as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugboot
    Why the Middleburn cranks and Ti BB? Less weight than some external BB crank setup? Or because you could drop tooth counts on the rings to 20-30-40? Would this be a decent idea for my wife, too?

    Thanks for the parts list--I'll have to check out the brakes. I was looking at a Thomson Masterpiece post as well...
    Tooth count.

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    Congrats to you and Madre! Solid MTB genes in that pool!
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Tooth count.
    That's what I thought . . . after I thought about it! This makes a lot of sense to me. I may follow in your footsteps. Very nice bike.

    Thanks for answering my questions and congratulations on the future little mtn biker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Tooth count.
    Pardon my ignorance, but can't you do this with an XTR crank?

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    Is this from I-bike this year?

    She sure looked more prego when I saw her! Of course she was sitting down resting her feet like I've seen many mom's to be do.

    Anyway, congrats to Madre and Padre! Great biking genes indeed!

    Oh yeah, sweet bike! I'm starting to think I'd like a little more squish than the Dos Niner offers and this is on the top of the list.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Yes sir, she did.

    Mile 82 of the Cream Puff this year, the body came off the spindle causing her to pedal on the spindle for 3 or 4 miles up a steep fire road. I had thought ahead and had brought an extra set of beaters for just such an event...so I was able to swap it out.

    She's back on Atacs.
    Man, you're not the first or the last to have that little "problem" happen. That's precisely why I've stayed planted on ATACs... I came really close -- the weight savings was really tempting. Ultimately, the opportunity to become stranded just wasn't worth it for me. Glad you were prepared...

    Congratulations to you and Madre, BTW... That's awesome. You're gonna' have a little ripper!
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    My experience with my daughter:
    1. Trailer with car seat in it
    2. Baby seat on back of bike
    3. Trail a Bike
    4. Tandem
    5. Her own bike

    6. "Errrr, Dad, I don't like riding bikes." "OK honey but you have to do something to keep from looking like the rest of your princess friends." So she started running track and cross country.

    7. But just a few weeks ago she called and said, "Dad, you are going to laugh at me. but can your bring my bike down to college next time you visit?"

    Congratulations to you and your wife. It will be the best time of your lives. (Other than the first year!)
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    ...But just a few weeks ago she called and said, "Dad, you are going to laugh at me. but can your bring my bike down to college next time you visit?")
    Dude - you just made me feel really old... I remember when Shirley was preggers with her! Doesn't SEEM that long ago...
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    Congrats on the baby news! Don't let these guys scare you - having a newborn around can be tough, but the good far out weighs the bad!! Funny how you can learn to adapt.

    The thing you gotta watch out for is the baby weight you'll gain. I kept pace with my wife bite for bite through all her cravings and then when she had the baby she instantly lost weight and I was stuck with an extra 15 lbs!!

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    Congrats! There goes the new bike budget for the next two decades...
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    Chainline and Q-factor?

    Hi,
    I'm going to build up a jet9 too.
    Also with Middelburn RS8 cranks and the 4-arm spider used as a double.
    Thinking 38 tooth TA on the middle position and 26 on the lowest.
    You know the size of that square taper Phil Wood BB?
    Would like the smallest possible Q-factor and chainline with that combo.

    Does anyone know if it would be possible to use a Dura Ace shifter in that case?
    Actuation thru the use of Ultegra or Dura Ace thumbies on Pauls adapters.

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    congratulations.

    i am sure people give you tons of advice. listen to them. you have no idea what's about to happen to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATBScott
    Dude - you just made me feel really old... I remember when Shirley was preggers with her! Doesn't SEEM that long ago...
    Perhaps you are really old!
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    My experience with my daughter:
    1. Trailer with car seat in it
    2. Baby seat on back of bike
    3. Trail a Bike
    4. Tandem
    5. Her own bike

    6. "Errrr, Dad, I don't like riding bikes." "OK honey but you have to do something to keep from looking like the rest of your princess friends." So she started running track and cross country.

    7. But just a few weeks ago she called and said, "Dad, you are going to laugh at me. but can your bring my bike down to college next time you visit?"
    That is priceless... Thanks for the perspective. I'm glad it works out that way sometimes, because the world needs more cool girls on bikes... heck, cool people on bikes. Thanks for making the world a better place.
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