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    Niner Air 9 Build

    Any input on build? Just want to know what people think about the bike.

    Niner Air 9 Build:

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    * BK9610 - DreamCycle Mountain XC Disc Bike Build
    * FM1132 - NINER Air 9 frame for DreamCycle
    * ST0920 - Problem Solvers 35.0mm Seatpost Clamp Silver
    * FK0463C - 2009 Fox F29 100RLC 100mm Fork Blk/Wht
    * CR6181 - Shimano SLX M660 175mm Crankset 22-32-44t with Bottom Brackets
    * RD4633 - SRAM 2010 X.9 Rear Long Cage Derailleur Silver
    * FD4606 - SRAM X.7 Front Dual-pull Front Derailleur, LoClamp 31.8/34.9 Black
    * FW6153 - SRAM PG-970 11-34 9-Speed Cassette
    * CH1083 - SRAM PC-971 9-Speed Silver/Gray Chain with Powerlink
    * BR2270 - Avid Elixir 5 Front Disc 160mm Rotor White with Silver Lever Blade
    * BR2271 - Avid Elixir 5 Rear Disc 160mm Rotor White with Silver Lever Blade
    * LD4600 - SRAM X.9 9-Speed Trigger Shifter Set
    * WE2918 - Handspun Front 700c Deore XT Disc M756 Black 32h, WTB LaserDisc Trail Black, 2.0-1.8db Black, Br, 3x
    * WE2919 - Handspun Rear 700c Deore XT Disc M756 Black 32h, WTB LaserDisc Trail Black, 2.0-1.8db Black, Br, 3x
    * HD2234 - Cane Creek S-1 1-1/8" Black Threadless Headset
    * ST7536 - Thomson 31.6 x 410mm Setback Black
    * HB3204 - Ritchey Comp 5degree Flat Bar 31.8mm 580mm Black
    * HT3211 - Ritchey TG6 Dual Density Grips Black/Gray
    * SM4822 - Ritchey Comp 31.8mm 110mm 84/96d Black Stem
    * SA1539 - WTB Speed V Comp Black Saddle Steel Rail
    * TR9382 - Continental Mountain King 29x 2.2" Black Folding
    * TR9382 - Continental Mountain King 29x 2.2" Black Folding
    * TU6896 - Q-Tubes 29" x 1.9-2.3" 32mm PV tube 220g
    * TU6896 - Q-Tubes 29" x 1.9-2.3" 32mm PV tube 220g

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    Didn't we go over this yesterday?

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    Let's play "find what I changed..."

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    I deleted this yesterday by mistake nothing has changed, It was only up for a few hours before I deleted by mistake.

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    Oh, well in that case, have you thought about better wheels?

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    get better wheeeeeeeeels

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    Besides the wheels. heavy cassette and saddle (but both functional though).

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    Wheels...

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    get an EMD and spend the extra cash on the nicer wheels and get a bar with some sweep and width

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    No i forget what everyone said about the wheeles,crank and there was sonething else to but i for get. Iike i said i deleted the post by mistake.

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    What type of wheeles should i go with?

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    The best ones you can afford.

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    The mountain kings are nice tires but they are under sized, the 2.2 is more like 1.9 and the 2.4 is more like a 2.2.

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    Ditto!

    What he said. The best ones you can afford. I'm going with Stans Race 29er Single Speed wheels for my Air 9 Carbon build. June can't get here fast enough. My complete wheels with tubes, tires, rotors, rotor bolts and skewers came in at Front=1157g and Rear=1324g. It's going to be SICK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondseye
    get better wheeeeeeeeels
    Can you suggest several great wheel sets for a 29er. Thanks.

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    round ones

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    I dont know if this changes anything my weight is 230.I told the shop that I wanted a good strong wheel not so much light but something that will handle my weight coming down on them. What other brands are out there?

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    Changes I'd make not already stated
    SLX 22/36 crankset, (very little need for any gear combo bigger than 36/11 imo) combined with..
    MED cage X.9 rear der
    SLX Front der (nice and compact)
    Ritchey PRO stem/post/bars (ideally they should all match )
    X.9 Twist Shifters

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    Skip the mountain kings.

    The Mtn King feels terrible. Rolls slow too! Squirmy and not sure footed.
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    I'm building up some Kings laced to Archs. You should do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Rain
    Can you suggest several great wheel sets for a 29er. Thanks.
    I'm currently running Stan's Arch with Stan's brand ZTR hubs. Great wheels, great price, and ghetto tubeless! I previously owned Chris King hubs laced to Stan's 355 built by Dave @ Dream wheels. More expensive, but nice hubs. The 355's seem to be prone to dings if you ride in rocky areas.

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    Sram 990 or XT cassette.
    Flow's laced to the best hub you can afford (Hope pro 2 seems to be common and solid)

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    Nothing wrong with any of the parts that are on there. All mid range to upper mid range. Not light but functional. Not sure about those tires, but that's a preference thing I suppose.

    I kind of agree that you could get some nicer parts with an EMD build instead of the AIR, but if you really want the AIR frame and plan on upgrading a bit later this would be a good way to get into it.

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    No pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinshield
    No pics?
    Vapor Wair 9

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    I don't know about the terrain where you live, but I agree about the comment suggesting the 22-36 crankset. I'm running that chainring combo (on an XT crankset) with a 12-36 cassette and have found no need for for anything more on the top end. It can motor up to mid 20's mph. I find little (or no) need to pedal any faster. YMMV.

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