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    Hey gang,
    I haven't post much in the past few years and have been checking in recently to do a little reading. Back in 2013 when I built up my 9:zero:7 McGrath, there weren't many bike choices and there was a huge shortage of inventory, parts, etc. At the time 9:zero:7, Salsa and Surly were big and then everyone jumped on the bandwagon. now the market is flooded with fatbikes, prices have come down, and I don't see much writen about 9:zero:7 fat bikes. I love mine and enjoy every ride. anyone else still have love for their 9:zero:7?
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    ^I am still liking my 9:ZERO:7. Had a 2013 first which was great, then got the 2015 w/ the thru axles and 150mm fork an really like that. My buddy has a 2014 and liked it enough to get the 2015 Carbon. I like how the frames evolve w/ 9:ZERO:7, then they aren't just pimping new color schemes every year!

    I don't know if I am too fond of the new GIANT freaking graphics on the team issue carbons though! I do hope to have their carbon fork soon though.

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    I'm still riding a 190/135 9Zero7 and I still love the bike.

    I was going to order a new black ano tapered headset, thru axle bike so I emailed them and asked if they could sell me a black bike with black decals since red isn't my thing. They replied they do not have decals and don't even know how to remove the red ones.
    I've already built new 29+ wheels and used a 150mm thru type hub in the front. Now I either have to re lace the wheel with a new hub or get the black and red frame. Not the end of the world, but ya know...
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    I'm on my 2nd 9:Zero:7, upgraded to a 150/197 from a 135mm rear frame. I still love it.

    You could always have the frame repainted- they sent me a purple frame and fork as a warranty and there's no reason a guy my size should ever ride a purple bike... I had it powder coated for $137 and change.
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    ^Purple frames are on mega sale right now too! $450 I think for the frame and fork.

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    I have a 2014 135/190 frame (Susitna), its been a great bike! I run HuDu tires on it in the summer and a Bud/Bud combo in winter. I've added Jones bars, Ouri grips, and a one up 42 cog, but other than that its stock.9:zero:7 Love-fullsizerender-25-.jpg9:zero:7 Love-fullsizerender-26-.jpg

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    Wait... What are they up to?? What's coming out next that made them blow those frames out?
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    We like a bit of 9:zero:7 love! I started out with a 2013 and rode it so much I wore out the rear knard to being a slick!

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    I then admired Anortherncrazy's bike from the pictures he was posting and after a rush of blood the head ended up with this....

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    Purple here. I love it. It's a lot darker in person, so it looks more like an eggplant than something feminine.

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    Still running the '14 135/190. 1x10 with 28/36-11 works nicely with a short cage X9 type II rd. It's fun but needs a higher BB so it doesn't get high centered so easily. Gotta love that bike tho'.


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    The big change to these has been the addition of thru axle and taper hs. Not that a 44/44 wouldn't serve that purpose.
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    I had the 2013 frame which my wife now rides. We moved near a nice trail network recently and she has really embraced it this year. She is out every morning. I now ride a 2015 with DT Swiss wheels in winter and Hugo's insummer. They both been great bikes

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    Love the 907

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    Great to see some love and pictures of nice bikes. My 2013 9:zero:7 is old school 170 and works great with the stock non studded 4.0" Dillingers.

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    Good job! still loving 907 here

    Rode this 135/190 year 'round for a while, then switched parts to a 2015 Carbon Whiteout.
    Good stuff!


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    A year later and still enjoying it.............

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    My 6th 907 bike....



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    Before, with a lefty.
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    Can you still get the offset frames? I'd like to swap over Pugsley parts to one.
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    Racing my 9:ZERO:7 to victory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Can you still get the offset frames? I'd like to swap over Pugsley parts to one.
    The listing on fatbikes.com states the slider frame as symmetrical 170. It comes with crankset/bb, 150 ta fork, headset and hubs for 1199. Looks like they discontinued the offset frame.

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    I love my 2013 9:ZERO:7 170mm frame not much frames was in this game, now just switched to 190mm frame. Now I don't like it logo, I liked snowflake on the front

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    I'm ordering up a purple frame tomorrow. I've always wanted a Niner green bike so it'll go off to the powder coater as soon as it gets here.
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    Still riding my original 9:Zero:7 (2011?) frame, recently upgraded with a Carver Carbon Fork. Offset rear.

    Does what I need it to do.

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    I do miss mine.... Had one of the 2011 US made frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I do miss mine.... Had one of the 2011 US made frames
    Yeah I had one as well, she was a sweet ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'm ordering up a purple frame tomorrow. I've always wanted a Niner green bike so it'll go off to the powder coater as soon as it gets here.
    Post pics when its done!!

    I just had a Karate Monkey frame powdered by a place that "claimed" to know what they were doing!! [email protected]

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    The "TEAM" frames will begin shipping next week...

    They are incredible... very stiff, very light, super "snappy" but still has the stability/agility of the standard frames.

    Mine is 23 lbs. With a Raceface cockpit, Studded D4's, X1/X0, Avid Mech brakes, and NextSl cranks -- loving every mile!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Post pics when its done!!

    I just had a Karate Monkey frame powdered by a place that "claimed" to know what they were doing!! [email protected]
    I have a place that has bicycle experience. I'll definitely post pics. This thing is gonna look sick.
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    DAMN!! Ordered my purple 197/150 frame and fork on Monday, saw no need to pay the additional 40 bucks for overnight shipping and it's here today!

    I can't get it to the powdercoater fast enough.
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    Just got a Bluto for my 2012.
    Don't have it on yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhan View Post
    Just got a Bluto for my 2012.
    Don't have it on yet.
    Doesn't a 2012 have a standard head tube for 1 1/8 steerer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    DAMN!! Ordered my purple 197/150 frame and fork on Monday, saw no need to pay the additional 40 bucks for overnight shipping and it's here today!

    I can't get it to the powdercoater fast enough.
    Good call. Love to see how it turns out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    DAMN!! Ordered my purple 197/150 frame and fork on Monday, saw no need to pay the additional 40 bucks for overnight shipping and it's here today!

    I can't get it to the powdercoater fast enough.
    :-)

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    Another reason to like 907. I ordered two of the rear spaced front hubs for my son's bike and a spacer that they sell that I assumed would convert my 907 hub to a 150. They called me today and asked if I was going to try and use the spacer on the hubs I bought and I said no, but the same one I have on an older bike.
    They corrected me and said the old 135 hubs are not convertible so I shouldn't buy that.
    Very nice of them. I think everyone else would have just sent it and let me figure it out.
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    ^stfu and post pics already! Everybody already knows the guys at 907 are awesome....sheesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^stfu and post pics already! Everybody already knows the guys at 907 are awesome....sheesh
    It's still purple. No one needs to see that. Getting dropped off today. Pics start as soon as it gets picked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    It's still purple. No one needs to see that. Getting dropped off today. Pics start as soon as it gets picked up.
    I like the purple and the price and would ride it as is. I'm sure the frame will look killer no matter what you do. Have fun with the project.

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    Love my 907.


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    Four of us that have been riding together for years broke out our fatbikes and rode some bomber single track yesterday just north of Anchorage. We were shocked to see dirt! That's right, no snow. There was the isolated ribbon of glare ice on portions of single track, but dirt and dust were the order of the day. The single tracks were probably in the best shape for this network that we've ever seen.

    We all ride the same model 907's; Ti frames that Chain Reaction brought in around the Sept, 2009 timeframe. These were their first offering that featured a symmetrical rear triangle, constructed as an option to their 135mm offset rear triangle aluminum frames. Those were still very much the developmental years for fatbike evolution, as this version was built with 160mm rear dropout spacing, standards really hadn't landed yet. I had an offset rear triangle WildFire and saw this as a huge upgrade. Four of us approached Chain Reaction to see if we could get a volume discount if we all plunked down, and they agreed to pass along a deal as they wanted to get some out on the trails for exposure. We've been happily riding these bikes hard ever since.

    We've seen the progression to wider rear ends, tapered head tubes and suspension fork capability, 1x drivetrains and carbon frames, but none of us are willing to give these frames up. Sure there are temptations, but despite some of the obsolete specs these have they still provide a reliable and sporty ride. Stiff at the bottom bracket with that oversized downtube, 3/4" seat stays and 7/8" chain stays. Stable handling, plus the bonus of 29+ convertibility.

    After our ride was completed, we lamented over a few beers at how well these "Edsels" still perform. We've got tons of miles on these, in Alaska you probably put more miles on a fatbike than any other type of bike, yet we've experienced not a single frame issue. Chain Reaction brought in what we consider a timeless rigid frame that's just about perfect. I've even slid a 170mm rear wheel in mine with no problems, those stays can flex outward 5mm on each side without a hiccup. Truly some long term 907 love. Here's SuperBlinky, EndUser, HoppyTrales, and yours truly still completely satisfied.
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    Never knew 907 made Ti stuff...pretty cool!!

    And you know these guys are legit, they are standing next to a taco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Doesn't a 2012 have a standard head tube for 1 1/8 steerer?
    Yes. You just have to change out the bottom half of the head set and race to an EC 44/40.
    Also had to buy a new front wheel, 15mm thru axle hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhan View Post
    Yes. You just have to change out the bottom half of the head set and race to an EC 44/40.
    Also had to buy a new front wheel, 15mm thru axle hub.
    I think some of the 2012 had a 44mm head tube and others had a head tube that would only accept 1-1/8" forks. Hopefully yours has the 44mm head tube.

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    First ride on my first Fatty. Love my 9zero7!
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    So...without going nuts with the Google fu, does anyone know if the race face 170mm spaced cranks fit on the 197 whiteout aluminum frames??
    I just cracked my other frame, and immediately ordered one of the purple frames they are blowing out. But now I may have to get weird on some new cranks too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    So...without going nuts with the Google fu, does anyone know if the race face 170mm spaced cranks fit on the 197 whiteout aluminum frames??
    I just cracked my other frame, and immediately ordered one of the purple frames they are blowing out. But now I may have to get weird on some new cranks too....
    Yes, but as a 1x, with the ring on the outermost part of the crank, there's about 5mm clearance between the crank and the chainsaws on each side. Not sure it the chain line works with raceface cinch cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Yes, but as a 1x, with the ring on the outermost part of the crank, there's about 5mm clearance between the crank and the chainsaws on each side. Not sure it the chain line works with raceface cinch cranks.
    Yeah, I have a set of 170 spaced cinch cranks on my bike now, which is a 197, with the sprocket flipped outwards. I guess I'll have to roll the dice on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Yeah, I have a set of 170 spaced cinch cranks on my bike now, which is a 197, with the sprocket flipped outwards. I guess I'll have to roll the dice on this one.
    That has been documented to work and they sell bikes with that setup. I run a 170 Turbine cinch setup on mine. I can't remember if I bought additional 2.5x30mm crank spacers(not BB) or they came with the crank, but I know I run one on the drive side to get my chain line exactly how I want it. Having a couple of 1mm and 2.5mm would be a good idea to have around just in case, but not necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I think some of the 2012 had a 44mm head tube and others had a head tube that would only accept 1-1/8" forks. Hopefully yours has the 44mm head tube.
    Yes.
    It's on and ready to roll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuskenraider View Post
    That has been documented to work and they sell bikes with that setup. I run a 170 Turbine cinch setup on mine. I can't remember if I bought additional 2.5x30mm crank spacers(not BB) or they came with the crank, but I know I run one on the drive side to get my chain line exactly how I want it. Having a couple of 1mm and 2.5mm would be a good idea to have around just in case, but not necessary.
    'Preciate man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Yeah, I have a set of 170 spaced cinch cranks on my bike now, which is a 197, with the sprocket flipped outwards. I guess I'll have to roll the dice on this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuskenraider View Post
    That has been documented to work and they sell bikes with that setup. I run a 170 Turbine cinch setup on mine. I can't remember if I bought additional 2.5x30mm crank spacers(not BB) or they came with the crank, but I know I run one on the drive side to get my chain line exactly how I want it. Having a couple of 1mm and 2.5mm would be a good idea to have around just in case, but not necessary.
    Mine had the older version Race Face Turbines on it, with a single spacer on the non drive side of the BB, and 1 2.5mm & 1 1mm spacer on the drive side, but zero spindle spacers.

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    In Race Mode

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    My frame is back from powder coat. It looks fantastic. I'll post pics on Tuesday. I can only do it from work.
    I got the adapters for the rear hub, post style brake mounts and a new Salsa 150mm front hub. All I have to do is find time to unlace the 135 out of the front wheel and lace in the 150. I think it's going to rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Perfect time to make the swap.
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    Mines new to me this year. Loving it more each time I ride. I started the season with the mindset of passing time until I could ride my trail bike again now I don't want winter to ever end!



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    What crankset is on that bike??
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    9:zero:7 Love-hempstead-20160213-00859.jpg

    Picture doesn't do the color justice. It looks great.

    I tried to get custom decals made up yesterday but the decal guy doesn't work Mondays. All I got left is re lace the front wheel onto the Salsa hub.
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    Very nice! Grinch Green from Ventana?

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    It's Granny Smith Apple from Prismatic Powders. Looks exactly like Ventana's Grinch Green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    It's Granny Smith Apple from Prismatic Powders. Looks exactly like Ventana's Grinch Green.
    Nice! I've got Prismatic Illusion Sour Apple planned for my Krampus, thought the name was appropriate for the bike. Also have Prismatic illusion Malbec for my Karate Monkey.

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    Illusion Sour Apple was one of the front runners. It was a 45 dollar difference because they had the Granny Smith in stock. I'm happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
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    Picture doesn't do the color justice. It looks great.

    I tried to get custom decals made up yesterday but the decal guy doesn't work Mondays. All I got left is re lace the front wheel onto the Salsa hub.
    Love the color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Illusion Sour Apple was one of the front runners. It was a 45 dollar difference because they had the Granny Smith in stock. I'm happy with it.
    I might have bought the last of the Sour Apple then! Could have asked me, 1lb should do 3/4 bikes! I would have cut you a good "fellow 9:ZERO:7 chap" discount.

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    Cool.

    I meant the local powder coater had it in stock. I'm sure Prismatic has tons of the stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
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    Picture doesn't do the color justice. It looks great.

    I tried to get custom decals made up yesterday but the decal guy doesn't work Mondays. All I got left is re lace the front wheel onto the Salsa hub.
    Sure is purdy!! I can smell the apple pie smell coming from the pic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Sure is purdy!! I can smell the apple pie smell coming from the pic...
    Damn... Now I can too.
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    Damn... Now I can too.
    Makes me want to stick my fingers in the bb shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post

    I tried to get custom decals made up yesterday but the decal guy doesn't work Mondays. All I got left is re lace the front wheel onto the Salsa hub.
    Did 907 give you graphic files? That's the one thing my bike is lacking.

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    Some assembly required, batteries not included...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Did 907 give you graphic files? That's the one thing my bike is lacking.
    No. I'm just going to a vinyl guy with pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    No. I'm just going to a vinyl guy with pics.
    share pics when you get them. I may be interested in buying a set from him, too.

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    be a rebel and do the snow flake? Bring it back old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    be a rebel and do the snow flake? Bring it back old school.
    It's all part of the plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    It's all part of the plan.
    You da man! I always wondered why they went away from the snowflake. I asked, but they didn't tell. Did specialized have a snowflake somewhere on one of their bikes?

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    For a minute, I considered having this chick make a really tricked out snowflake but I can buy way cooler sh!t for 160 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
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    For a minute, I considered having this chick make a really tricked out snowflake but I can buy way cooler sh!t for 160 bucks.
    Jen is local to me; for the amount of work that goes into her stuff, her prices are on the low side.

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    ^I was gonna say that looks like a lot of work for the $$....some of those are very very cool! DO IT!!

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    Very true for original art. Here now you got me posting my Fatback in your 907 thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
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    For a minute, I considered having this chick make a really tricked out snowflake but I can buy way cooler sh!t for 160 bucks.
    I've been toying with the idea of sending my frame to Spectrum and having it done in that color and doing the 9:Zero:7 done with a couple shades darker so it is muted and get rid of the awful white band...
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    This was the 3rd Whiteout out the door in 2013. Just picked it up from the shop tonight and put about 10 miles on it on some fun, twisty AK singletrack. New additions are the Bluto, GX 1 drivetrain, Flow/Dunderbeist tires, and Guide RSC brakes. 28 lbs as it sits. The bike is a monster...




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    Tricked out head badge will come later on. I was home sick today so I made it to the vinyl guy. Snowflake is on and he made 9 ZERO 7 stickers for me from an image he took off the internet. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
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    I'm in the market for a new fat bike and came across the deal FATBIKES.com is offering on the 2015 Whiteout aluminum build. My first question is, how's the build look to you guys? I'll probably upgrade to the mulefut rims. My second question would it be a good option for a all season bike? I'm not familial with 9 zero 7 bikes and appreciate your feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan59801 View Post
    I'm in the market for a new fat bike and came across the deal FATBIKES.com is offering on the 2015 Whiteout aluminum build. My first question is, how's the build look to you guys? I'll probably upgrade to the mulefut rims. My second question would it be a good option for a all season bike? I'm not familial with 9 zero 7 bikes and appreciate your feedback.
    I ride my 9:Zero:7 year round. It's good fun going out Jeepin on 2 wheels. I'm using a pair of RD's with Hopes in the middle. Mulefut is a good choice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan59801 View Post
    I'm in the market for a new fat bike and came across the deal FATBIKES.com is offering on the 2015 Whiteout aluminum build. My first question is, how's the build look to you guys? I'll probably upgrade to the mulefut rims. My second question would it be a good option for a all season bike? I'm not familial with 9 zero 7 bikes and appreciate your feedback.
    Great folks at Fatbike.com and the deals they are currently offering are real fair pricing with decent builds. I almost bought another one to go with my 2013 as it only fits 4.00" tires but they are out of small frames. Personally I the feel 1399.00 alum Whiteout would be a sweet ride and a good investment. I have no experience with their own rims, my bike has RD's and I run downhill mountain bike tubes. If you want to run tubeless the Mulefut would be worth the extra $200.00

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    That's an awesome bike for the money. I ride my 907 year round.
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    I slapped mine together today, I couldn't resist a $450 frameset.
    Even if it is purple...

    I'll probably rattlecan it sometime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I slapped mine together today, I couldn't resist a $450 frameset.
    Even if it is purple...

    I'll probably rattlecan it sometime soon.
    I think I'm the only one who likes the purple frame as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I think I'm the only one who likes the purple frame as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I think I'm the only one who likes the purple frame as is.
    At my size, riding a purple bike would be like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I slapped mine together today, I couldn't resist a $450 frameset.
    Even if it is purple...

    I'll probably rattlecan it sometime soon.
    Is that the 9:ZERO:7 carbon fork? Share some thoughts on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Is that the 9:ZERO:7 carbon fork? Share some thoughts on it?
    It is not. It's the fork that came with my dengfu fm190.
    I rode the fm190 with zero ****s given. I thrashed the thing. This fork is burly and has stood up to the task so far. It is NOT ultralight. It's pretty heavy duty. I tip the scales at sometimes upward of 195 and I'm not gentle anyways. I'm gonna continue thrashing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I think I'm the only one who likes the purple frame as is.
    Nope I do as well.

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    I'm kickin' myself a little for not doing them in green but I think once the bike is all together it'll look fine. Every single part going on it is black.
    I was pretty sick yesterday, so I didn't do the front wheel.
    I'll get to it tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Nope I do as well.
    Me too, photographic evidence on page 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post

    I'm kickin' myself a little for not doing them in green but I think once the bike is all together it'll look fine. Every single part going on it is black.
    I was pretty sick yesterday, so I didn't do the front wheel.
    I'll get to it tonight.
    Looks good! can your vinyl guy do laminated decals, or does he just do single color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Looks good! can your vinyl guy do laminated decals, or does he just do single color?
    I have no idea. First time I ever used him. He did some single color stuff for one of my friends. I'll find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have no idea. First time I ever used him. He did some single color stuff for one of my friends. I'll find out.
    Could you pass along the contact information for your vinyl guy? I'm also having my bike powder coated and I'd like to replace the logos.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingtown View Post
    Could you pass along the contact information for your vinyl guy? I'm also have my bike powder coated and I'd like to replace the logos.

    Thanks!
    Absolutely. I have the receipt at home. He's set up in a speed shop but he isn't on their website. I'll post the info when I get home.
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    Speed World Grafix Inc. 516-771-2525.
    He works Tuesday to Saturday.

    The decals on my bike were 16.29. That's for the two 9 ZERO 7's and the snowflake on the head tube.
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    Laced my front wheel last night, adapted the rear wheel, moved the crankset and seatpost over to the new bike. Just gotta trim the steerer tube and mount the brakes and derailleirs. Green bike is sitting in the same spot the black bike always sits in...
    Wife hasn't noticed it yet. This is fun.
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    Mhmm...

    No pix?
    And Momma's gonna give you hell when she discovers it's been right under her nose for days. Priceless!!
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    I'll snap pics as soon as it's finished.
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    Got my purple frame yesterday. I may try Hydrographic dipping. Skulls or some camo pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Laced my front wheel last night, adapted the rear wheel, moved the crankset and seatpost over to the new bike. Just gotta trim the steerer tube and mount the brakes and derailleirs. Green bike is sitting in the same spot the black bike always sits in...
    Wife hasn't noticed it yet. This is fun.
    $20 or i will tell on you

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh View Post
    $20 or i will tell on you
    I'm not scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    I think I'm the only one who likes the purple frame as is.
    I dig - Reminds me of a Klein adroit I had back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'm not scared.
    Then stop dragging your feet on this build and post pics already. No one cares if you were sick...suck it up and make things happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Then stop dragging your feet on this build and post pics already. No one cares if you were sick...suck it up and make things happen!
    I finished it yesterday. Post the pic as soon as I get to my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I finished it yesterday. Post the pic as soon as I get to my desk.
    Tic-toc mofo!

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    ^Not good enough, must post a well composed picture in proper light before we are satisfied. I will let this one slide and anticipate something much better asap.

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    OK... I gotta find my camera charger and then I'll be able to take some proper pics.
    That was taken literally the instant I finished cutting the steerer tube and installed the fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
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    Gonna send this pic to the Mrs. lest y let us ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^Not good enough, must post a well composed picture in proper light before we are satisfied. I will let this one slide and anticipate something much better asap.
    Full bike, drive side, far enough away so the wheels don't look distorted. In front of white garage door for extra credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    Full bike, drive side, far enough away so the wheels don't look distorted. In front of white garage door for extra credit.
    For the full monty you have to be in the highest gear, both tires logos lined up, ds crank arm forward and parallel to the ground, no water bottle, at sunset.

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    Or whatever gear makes the top portion of the chain parallel to the c/s.

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    Rode it today. Feels slightly different than my black bike. Steers a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Rode it today. Feels slightly different than my black bike. Steers a little better.
    Thru axles are all big improvement too

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh View Post
    Thru axles are all big improvement too
    For sure.
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    Unfortunately, My '14 did not have the t/a option. Fun bolts work quite nicely as a work around tho'.
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    ^Fun bolts as in CK hubs? May I ask your setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^Fun bolts as in CK hubs? May I ask your setup?
    Custom caps inserted into Hope hubs. My TryAll hubs use em too.
    Go out and participate in a trials competition and let's see which bike is exposed to more abuse! With that said, And Mr. King needs his head examined too... I set out and shaved some inserts for my hubs and job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Custom caps inserted into Hope hubs. My TryAll hubs use em too.
    Go out and participate in a trials competition and let's see which bike is exposed to more abuse! With that said, And Mr. King needs his head examined too... I set out and shaved some inserts for my hubs and job done.
    Very interesting...and great DIY! Can you post pics and details of the process? Or just of the end caps. imho the Fun Bolt concept doesn't get enough love from other companies. Fun bolts are massive too, and appear small in pics.

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    9:zero:7 Love-islip-20160228-00873.jpg

    Good lighting. Never found the camera charger. Crappy blackberry pic. Sorry. Live with it.
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    ^Luv the color! Time for some matching rim strips and hubs from Onyx?

    You are getting close with the photo, but took the pic of the wrong side of the bike this time.

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    I realized that when I took the pic. It looked so good in the sun I didn't want to disturb anything.

    I will probably do the green rim strips. Big maybe on the hubs. Those things are silly expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Very interesting...and great DIY! Can you post pics and details of the process? Or just of the end caps. imho the Fun Bolt concept doesn't get enough love from other companies. Fun bolts are massive too, and appear small in pics.
    The caps are a near duplicate of the original equipment, made of steel to withstand the rigors of bolts. Knurled on the face so they don't spin when ya install/remove the wheels. So far,so good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^Luv the color! Time for some matching rim strips and hubs from Onyx?

    You are getting close with the photo, but took the pic of the wrong side of the bike this time.
    Looks nice out getting a tan!
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    Looks nice out getting a tan!
    It was almost warm enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Custom caps inserted into Hope hubs. My TryAll hubs use em too.
    Go out and participate in a trials competition and let's see which bike is exposed to more abuse! With that said, And Mr. King needs his head examined too... I set out and shaved some inserts for my hubs and job done.
    So the bolts thread into the end caps and not into the axle? I know fun bolts eliminate end caps and thread directly into the axle.

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    I could have done the axle routine but had the material laying about to make the caps readily. The axle would require a spacer on one side and a shelf on the opposing side. The other option is to drill out the standard qr caps for a bolt to behave like a through axle.
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    Carbon Whiteout with 100mm Carbon rims, 100mm Bluto, SRAM GX 1x11

    First Ride Report: Two rides of 4 hours each on a mix of dirt/rock, snow and ice. The bike's handling is great, the balance is excellent, traction and float was great. C

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    Carbon Whiteout, 9:Zero:7 Carbon 100mm rims, D5's, 100mm Bluto, SRAM GX 1x11

    Great handling and very balanced bike! (MUCH better than my Fatboy w/80mm Bluto.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat&SkinnyCO View Post
    Great handling and very balanced bike! (MUCH better than my Fatboy w/80mm Bluto.)
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    Killer build, I need to upgrade my 2013 9:zero:7 LOL What size, looks like a 15" small?

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    Size Medium, 90mm stem. I'm 5'8" with a 32" inseam.

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    Here is a better picture with the new matching ESI grips and Bluto decals.

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    Fat dirt ride today with sunny skies.

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    Looks like MY summer rig :-)

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    I love my 9Zero7 even more now. Finally finished my 29+ wheels. Bike is way faster now.
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    ^Nice work man! The color excites my Krampus big time!


    I was just looking over my matte black 2015 frame and realizing just how robust the paint is. I don't think this thing has a scratch on it, and with how we ride deer trails n' such...it really should.

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    It's Prismatic Powders Granny Smith Apple. Have that Krampus sandblasted and get to it!
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    Great that this tread is still going!

    I had a brief recap and I think EndoRando is still winning with his Ti beauty! I am sure we are all Jealous!

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    Hi, I'm new here but have been lurking for a long time. I have been a xc, am, MTB rider since 90 or so...

    Looking to get a fatty and don't think i can resist the purple frame offer! My only concern is with this new short CS fatty trend. I only have ridden the Farley, ICT, and the Felt DD30.

    I totally get the physics and benefits of the longer CS especially in snow, but what about really tight singletrack in the trees? I live in upstate NY

    I am thinking mostly a snowbike when i can't ski or ride my trail bike...

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    We ride a TON of tight single track here in Alaska, the CS is not a hinderance in the tight stuff, and is a huge advantage as steep pitchy quick climbs -- the back end just does not come loose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Hi, I'm new here but have been lurking for a long time. I have been a xc, am, MTB rider since 90 or so...

    Looking to get a fatty and don't think i can resist the purple frame offer! My only concern is with this new short CS fatty trend. I only have ridden the Farley, ICT, and the Felt DD30.

    I totally get the physics and benefits of the longer CS especially in snow, but what about really tight singletrack in the trees? I live in upstate NY

    I am thinking mostly a snowbike when i can't ski or ride my trail bike...
    I ride my bike fat and 29+ on tight, twisty singletrack year round. There's a trail by me that's really tight and super twisty and I have trouble on my Stumpjumper as well. It's not like one bike makes it and another doesn't.
    One of my friends who's about half my size flies through it on his 9Zero7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Hi, I'm new here but have been lurking for a long time. I have been a xc, am, MTB rider since 90 or so...

    Looking to get a fatty and don't think i can resist the purple frame offer! My only concern is with this new short CS fatty trend. I only have ridden the Farley, ICT, and the Felt DD30.

    I totally get the physics and benefits of the longer CS especially in snow, but what about really tight singletrack in the trees? I live in upstate NY

    I am thinking mostly a snowbike when i can't ski or ride my trail bike...
    I have to say, I'm more interested in a higher BB than making it thru tight spots. Trialsin is the way thru the tight spots. Lift and pivot, give it some pedal and away ya go. I ride my 9:Zero:7 year round as a fatty, for the + rides there's the Sergeant on the job. Can't say you wouldn't be more than pleased with the purple frame, especially at that price. Nyrr did the powder coat job on his and it's damn nice lookin'!
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    Thanks guys, good to hear! I thought maybe it was designed soley as an Alaskan Iditarod trekker and may have compromised some handling for better load capacity and snow. Glad to hear it can rail!

    How are 907's hubs? Im thinking of a wheelset while im at it but also thinking maybe just building up a pair myself. Is 9 hundo a good deal for the HED BAD wheelset w/ their hubs?

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    Kirk,

    I suggest building a wheelset over paying the price for HED aluminum wheels. That'll give you some cash available for other components that will get you riding your bike. 9 bills is reasonable for the HED's since they retail 1299.

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    907's hubs are okay at best. They're actually Chosen hubs, same as Stan's 3.30 hubs. I ruined a rear one.
    You'd be better off with a Hope or Bike Hub Store if you want to keep costs down. Other Brother Darryls might be shipping now. I'll be building up a set on Hope Pro4's pretty soon.
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    Funny, I have ridden a few fatbikes with shorter chainstays and only thing I found was that they rode harsher. Besides winter ultras, I have knocked out several summee 100 mile and a plethora of shorter races. Never have I wishes for shorter chainstays. This shot is with my winter set, getting it ready to rock the Bluto and summer tires. Funny thing is, with my looooong chainstays I can still knock out some decent Strava times on tight singletrack.
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    In the 5" tire world chain stays are gonna be inherently long. My 9:Zero:7 manuals and wheelies very nicely. This is a necessary component of backcountry riding, And, I can get trialsy with it. The only complaint I have is the lowrider BB. The bloody thing is a pedal strike factory. Overall, I love my 907.
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    I recently spoke with GW at 907 and asked the CS length range on the new Slider frame and he told me it was 467-480mm, so if you like long stays then maybe the Slider is your ticket.

    *EDIT* the chainstay length is 450-470 according to a craigslist Slider for sale post.

    I was checking out fat frames w a 100mm bb shell and 170 rear spacing so was inquiring about the Slider. That's when i found out about the purple deal. I am a bit turned off by the 190 rear end but according to GW it is set up to run a 170 spacing spindle crank saving some Q's and those pedal strikes BansheeRun mentioned.

    @ BansheeRun: are you running the wider crank setup maybe increasing canted pedal strike?? 60mm BB drop seems on par w other fat bikes but what the hell do i know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    I recently spoke with GW at 907 and asked the CS length range on the new Slider frame and he told me it was 467-480mm, so if you like long stays then maybe the Slider is your ticket.

    I was checking out fat frames w a 100mm bb shell and 170 rear spacing so was inquiring about the Slider. That's when i found out about the purple deal. I am a bit turned off by the 190 rear end but according to GW it is set up to run a 170 spacing spindle crank saving some Q's and those pedal strikes BansheeRun mentioned.

    @ BansheeRun: are you running the wider crank setup maybe increasing canted pedal strike?? 60mm BB drop seems on par w other fat bikes but what the hell do i know?
    Yup, if going 1x11 you can use a crank designed for a 170mm rear. I really like that.

    As far as pedal strikes, I find that interesting. I used to strike my pedals all the time with my Superfly 100 back 4 and 5 years ago when I rode a mountain bike in the summer. Hasn't been an issue with my 907's. Boy, I smacked those pedals on the SF 100 damn hard a few times. One knocked me ass over tea kettle.
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    Kirk, it occurs in the straights cause the trails in these parts are not graded. If I have to pedal kick my way up the mountain, the trials bike is getting involved.
    I still enjoy the 970's performance. I'm running X9 with a 190 rear end

    That purple frame deal is unbeatable. If ya don't like the color, do like Nyrr did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    In the 5" tire world chain stays are gonna be inherently long. My 9:Zero:7 manuals and wheelies very nicely. This is a necessary component of backcountry riding, And, I can get trialsy with it. The only complaint I have is the lowrider BB. The bloody thing is a pedal strike factory. Overall, I love my 907.
    5" tires ftw...
    The Blackborow, though, tucks the rear wheel much further in by bending the seat tube around it. That bike is a wheelie machine.

    For someone tall with long femurs like me, that ends up being bad - the saddle ends up too far back and for steep climbs, I need to make the nose of the saddle way too familiar with a certain part of my taint to get my balance right.

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    I am w/ schnee regarding the need for me to have setback posts, and because the primary reason I bought the bike was to ride snow (I do ride it year round), I would be curious to know how the shorter CS affects the weight distribution front/back. I have to assume there is a fair amount more weight over the rear tire on a short CS bike, which would make certain snow conditions more difficult.

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    Thank you all for sharing your 907 Love! I value your comments!
    I do like purple and can see how this bike geo can work as you all have stated.

    I plan on riding in the snow and other soft conditions but we do not get nearly as much powder here in NY as out west so im riding wetter snow, ice mud when trail thaws. I have other trail bikes so it's mostly for winter for me.

    I have read Mikesee's post/thread about his experience for shorter stays, lower BB.
    No doubt, it comes down to trail conditions, rider skill, rider weight/build but want to understand and make the 'right' decision for my style and riding conditions. I know im splitting hairs here but mikesee has me thinking about and doubting the longer stays on the Whiteout. Darn! It is a great deal for a very nice looking frame. Also, Looking at the blackburrow and ICT and Wednesday.

    i have had experience riding in soft sand and i do just what was described: get back in saddle and float the front while increasing weight on rear axle. It makes sense. I want to be comfortable climbing and on the singletrack. I also know how squirly riding in the snow can be, 2" tire.

    I am 5'10 inseam 30/31" . 150lbs. Seasoned rider and know im good on whatever i choose but trying to put together what i want wout any oppurtunitys to ride a fatty on trail here.
    Thanks for bearing w me! I don't want to challenge the 9:zero:7 Love but you guys know this bike so you are the ones to ask.
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    It's NOT like the rear stays are crazy long. My trail bike chainstay length is ~40% of it's wheelbase just like the Whiteout...

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    Kirk, the answer is to throw a leg over one and try it. I do not find the stays prohibitively long. Hell, my trials bike is 385, so I have a keen understanding of short vs. long stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    I have had experience riding in soft sand and i do just what was described: get back in saddle and float the front while increasing weight on rear axle. It makes sense. I want to be comfortable climbing and on the singletrack. I also know how squirly riding in the snow can be, 2" tire.
    I am having a hard time wrapping my head around over-weighting the rear to get better float in soft conditions. If I want to stay on top of soft material, I would spread my weight over as large of an area as possible, increasing the size of my footprint.

    I don't doubt mikesee's experience or knowledge, I just don't know how more weight on the rear of the bike translates to better floating characteristics.

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    i will say that I found 18.4" chain stays to be excessively long. While the longer cs does ostensibly add some stability, they are not without liabilities. Manualling took quite a bit more effort than on a bike with shorter stays; the extra weight of the fat tires up front don't do it any favors, either. Also, climbing is impaired significantly: while the longer stays do help in keeping the front end down, on tougher climbs, any time I would want to stand on the pedals and mash my way up, I'd lose traction and spin the rear out. This necessitated a change in technique, sitting and spinning my way up a climb and negated any advantage that my clydesdale weight might have in powering through. If they made new model with shorter stays, I'd buy another in a heartbeat

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    I understand Mike's opinion and respect it. I agree with him much of the time, but we don't always agree. That being said, a few years ago years ago I did a 150 mile ultra that snow conditions were so bad something like 90% off all bike and run competitors dropped before the halfway point. I managed to ride it all with my loooooooong chainstays, doing very well in fact. I have no reservations taking my Whiteout out in long winter ultras, in fact, I think it rides really freaking well in them. Me, on the other hand, I have my good days and bad days.
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    You dudes are reading way too deep into this. It's a bicycle with big tires, thats what it feels like. More than likely you won't be pulling tons of sweet mannies with it. Go pedal it, drive it over and through most trail obstacles, not around. Thrash it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post

    That purple frame deal is unbeatable. If ya don't like the color, do like Nyrr did...
    Folks, I'm feeling the PURPLE 9:ZERO:7 LOVE !!!

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    I hereby declare my 907 build will be a tribute to Prince. Was even thinking of putting it on Bronze 82 mm Rolling Darryls for "the look!"

    Just pulled the trigger on a Purple (Prince Approved) People Eater size XL. Already on its way already from Alaska...

    Upon further consideration, I will probably go with 100mm Rims and tubeless Jumbo Jims in 4.8 if I can find them. Snowshoe 2XL's probably won't quite fit the purple 9:ZERO:7 ??

    ARRRGGGGHHH !!! Now I need new front and rear FB hubs... I know I will be running 1x up front and Shimano XT RD.

    Hmmm -->> Gonna be hard to hide this build from my wife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You dudes are reading way too deep into this. It's a bicycle with big tires, thats what it feels like. More than likely you won't be pulling tons of sweet mannies with it. Go pedal it, drive it over and through most trail obstacles, not around. Thrash it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You dudes are reading way too deep into this. It's a bicycle with big tires, thats what it feels like. More than likely you won't be pulling tons of sweet mannies with it. Go pedal it, drive it over and through most trail obstacles, not around. Thrash it.
    Well, if you want a bike you can wheelie for days, look at the Blackborow or Ice Cream Truck. Those have incredibly short chain stays (look at the seat tube to see how they pushed the wheels in) and that makes a huge difference.

    That said, I didn't go that route because I'm a Clyde and putting even more weight on the rear wheel isn't a great thing for a snow bike at my size. I gave up a bit of that 'poppy' feeling for an all-arounder.

    I can still manual the 907 but it takes a bit of effort and it's limited to 'pop up over this shelf-edge rock' rather than 'hold this wheelie for 10 meters'. That's enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    Well, if you want a bike you can wheelie for days, look at the Blackborow or Ice Cream Truck. Those have incredibly short chain stays (look at the seat tube to see how they pushed the wheels in) and that makes a huge difference.

    That said, I didn't go that route because I'm a Clyde and putting even more weight on the rear wheel isn't a great thing for a snow bike at my size. I gave up a bit of that 'poppy' feeling for an all-arounder.

    I can still manual the 907 but it takes a bit of effort and it's limited to 'pop up over this shelf-edge rock' rather than 'hold this wheelie for 10 meters'. That's enough for me.
    I don't want anything except a bike that won't crack when I thrash it, and isnt ridiculously priced, which is why I ended up on a purple 9z7, now named Barney. All this agitated banter about chainstay length and blah blah struck the wrong cord with me.
    It's a fat bike, go nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I don't want anything except a bike that won't crack when I thrash it, and isnt ridiculously priced, which is why I ended up on a purple 9z7, now named Barney. All this agitated banter about chainstay length and blah blah struck the wrong cord with me.
    It's a fat bike, go nuts.
    Well said. I just bought one and will be surprised if I can't pedal it up steep hills!!

    Barney meet the bike formerly known as Prince!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    All this agitated banter about chainstay length and blah blah struck the wrong cord with me.
    I don't think there was any agitated banter, but if you ride adverse conditions w/ your fat bike you will be looking for any possible advantage when trying to not sink into the soft stuff.

    Mikesee is a well known adventurist and plays in some pretty deep snow, his preferences in a fat bike are not really what 9:ZERO:7 geo is offering...so people naturally question what they should be looking for in a fat bike geometry base on what his experience is.

    Because I have a 9:ZERO:7 w/ such long CS, I am curious to know what advantage a shorter CS bike would offer in sand/snow...etc.

    *Maybe you ride some nasty snow or sand first before telling everyone they are over analyzing the differences?*

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    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post

    Hmmm -->> Gonna be hard to hide this build from my wife...

    Peaceout,

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    My black ano 907 was always parked just inside the front door. I figured out exactly what I needed to make the swap. I got the end caps for the rear Hope hub and the 150mm hub for the front wheel.
    I had my purple frame sent to my brother's shop, took it to the powder coater, picked it up and put it in the basement until swap day.
    One day, while my wife was at work, I relaced the front wheel and swapped in the now green frame.
    Even put the "Does this bike make my ass look fat" sticker on the same spot.
    Parked the bike in the same spot.
    FOR THREE WEEKS, my wife said nothing. One day, while she was in a really good mood and hugging me, I asked if she was color blind or just F-ing with me. She said she had no idea how I did it but she didn't want to know.
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    I'm quoting you out of order, for effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    All this agitated banter about chainstay length and blah blah struck the wrong cord with me.
    It's a fat bike, go nuts.
    Take a deep breath, relax, it's all good! This is a forum, bantering is the whole idea, and I'm not being a jerk about it. Fat bikes are fun, but depending on the design, they can be slightly different, that's all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I don't want anything except a bike that won't crack when I thrash it, and isnt ridiculously priced, which is why I ended up on a purple 9z7, now named Barney.
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    Congrats Volksbike and Chipper! I am close to being able to pick one up myself!

    I definately would rather be out riding than inquiring about frame design details, and if I had one available to me to throw a leg over, i would. That'd be much easier, and more fun! I have never even had the oppurtunity to ride trail on a fatty! Fat bike NOOB here.

    I am genuinely interested in 9:zero:7 because they are the ONLY ones (I am aware of) that are not trending with the short chainstay thing. That is why I find them intriguing! So, in that way i am showing my Love.
    9:zero:7 is holding there line probably because they know something. I just would like to understand what that is before i invest in any frame w my hard earned $$.

    Pedal strikes suck, i know, because i also do not ride graded trails unless they lead somewhere. I have ridden my fare share of gnarly so good to know. Trails here for most part are pretty rolly singletrack. So if ever in CNY then def hit em if you get the chance.

    No banter intended here, definately not. Just hoping to learn something...
    Thanks all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Try my method...
    My black ano 907 was always parked just inside the front door. I figured out exactly what I needed to make the swap. I got the end caps for the rear Hope hub and the 150mm hub for the front wheel.
    I had my purple frame sent to my brother's shop, took it to the powder coater, picked it up and put it in the basement until swap day.
    One day, while my wife was at work, I relaced the front wheel and swapped in the now green frame.
    Even put the "Does this bike make my ass look fat" sticker on the same spot.
    Parked the bike in the same spot.
    FOR THREE WEEKS, my wife said nothing. One day, while she was in a really good mood and hugging me, I asked if she was color blind or just F-ing with me. She said she had no idea how I did it but she didn't want to know.
    Good enough for me.
    I had a habit of buying bikes that were the same color, so my girlfriend wouldn't notice.

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    Sweet ride you have there Schnee!

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    Finally done...a quick pic from the shop.

    9:zero:7 Love-13124506_10208231131848795_7528597151486687633_n.jpg

    I'm looking forward to getting out on it tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingtown View Post
    Finally done...a quick pic from the shop.

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    I'm looking forward to getting out on it tonight.
    That build with the Bluto looks absolutely amazing!!!

    What size Bluto is that? 100mm or 120mm ?

    What do you call that color, Root Beer??

    Peace out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I don't think there was any agitated banter, but if you ride adverse conditions w/ your fat bike you will be looking for any possible advantage when trying to not sink into the soft stuff.

    Mikesee is a well known adventurist and plays in some pretty deep snow, his preferences in a fat bike are not really what 9:ZERO:7 geo is offering...so people naturally question what they should be looking for in a fat bike geometry base on what his experience is.

    Because I have a 9:ZERO:7 w/ such long CS, I am curious to know what advantage a shorter CS bike would offer in sand/snow...etc.

    *Maybe you ride some nasty snow or sand first before telling everyone they are over analyzing the differences?*
    *maybe I have*
    I'm not trying to take anything away from miles vast experience, so don't put words in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I had a habit of buying bikes that were the same color, so my girlfriend wouldn't notice.
    I used to do exactly that but this time, I wanted a green one so I bit the bullet.
    I like turtles

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    Photo from the weekend riding at Forth Fat.... 80 bikes in South East Scotland. The Island in the background is Treasure Island (proper name is Fidra)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I used to do exactly that but this time, I wanted a green one so I bit the bullet.
    Actually guys I'm screwed because my wife is working from home today and the FedEx guy has on the truck to be delivered !! As sooo I'm busted. After all it would be Pretty hard to hide a purple pro XL Frame

    Great story about matching the paint color in the stickers love that one. My buddy did that with an outboard motor he went from a 6hp to a 10 hp so he cold plane. And his wife did not notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Actually guys I'm screwed because my wife is working from home today and the FedEx guy has on the truck to be delivered !! As sooo I'm busted. After all it would be Pretty hard to hide a purple pro XL Frame

    Great story about matching the paint color in the stickers love that one. My buddy did that with an outboard motor he went from a 6hp to a 10 hp so he cold plane. And his wife did not notice

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    Oooohhh... That's a big box too. She's really gonna freak.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    That build with the Bluto looks absolutely amazing!!!

    What size Bluto is that? 100mm or 120mm ?

    What do you call that color, Root Beer??

    Peace out

    -VB

    Its running a 100mm Bluto.

    You nailed the color. Its Prismatic Rootbeer with a clear top coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingtown View Post
    Its running a 100mm Bluto.

    You nailed the color. Its Prismatic Rootbeer with a clear top coat.
    Great looking bike! Prismatic makes some cool stuff and pics never do it justice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Oooohhh... That's a big box too. She's really gonna freak.
    Purple Rain arrived at my house today. Sssshhh!!!! Safely hidden in the attic thanks to my son who helped me out. U guys can keep a secret...Right?

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    SWEET! I love it.

    How many times a day will you be crawling in the attic, i wonder?

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    Aaahhh, only once this AM so far today. Trying to finalize custom wheel set. Stuck on the Jumbo Jim 4.8 question - need to know if I can squeeze them in he purple pro 197 rear dropouts. GW confirmed 2XL 5.05 fits in the fork but not the frame...lots of references to running 5" tires on 9:zero:7 s but either I'm a bad googled (true) or no one knows!!!


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    I rode an aluminum 197 907 with Bud and Lou awhile ago. They fit fine. I can't imagine Chain Reaction would have made them narrower of late. I googled that B&L are about 115mm on a 100mm rim and JJ is 112mm on the same rim. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    I rode an aluminum 197 907 with Bud and Lou awhile ago. They fit fine. I can't imagine Chain Reaction would have made them narrower of late. I googled that B&L are about 115mm on a 100mm rim and JJ is 112mm on the same rim. YMMV
    Thanks these are going on 82mm RD rims. I think it will be alright since there are several references to running 100mm rims and 5" tires such as Bud and his friend Lou. I have a Bud on Rollng Daryll today on my Surly Pugs Ops front fork and other than the fact that bud did not want to go on the 82 mm rim and had to be coaxed on like an oversize donut (several trys to mount literally had to suspend the rim in the middle of the Bud/tube as I aired it up) once mounted on the rim Bud works fine....
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    Bud/Lou have been on my 190 rear axle rig for more than 2 seasons now. They are on RD's and measure 113 @ 6 PSI. They have loads of clearance. I don't see a problem using Clownshoes either, since the clearance is generous. 5.05 or larger may be an issue, tho 4.8 is a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Aaahhh, only once this AM so far today. Trying to finalize custom wheel set. Stuck on the Jumbo Jim 4.8 question - need to know if I can squeeze them in he purple pro 197 rear dropouts. GW confirmed 2XL 5.05 fits in the fork but not the frame...lots of references to running 5" tires on 9:zero:7 s but either I'm a bad googled (true) or no one knows!!!
    Wow! Those XXL Snowshoes are awesome! So they won't fit the frame, eh? That'd been fun! Looks like they dwarf the Dillinger 5. I figured they were just going to keep getting bigger!

    I'm pretty lightweight, so don't know that i'd see much benefit to rolling those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Bud/Lou have been on my 190 rear axle rig for more than 2 seasons now. They are on RD's and measure 113 @ 6 PSI. They have loads of clearance. I don't see a problem using Clownshoes either, since the clearance is generous. 5.05 or larger may be an issue, tho 4.8 is a go.
    Phew !!! You guys had me sweating this one out! What's the deal with 82mm vs 100mm rims, slightly more weight on the 100mm and better footprint in the sand and snow ?

    Thanks!

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    Crawl up there in the attic and measure those CS and SStays!

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    Volks, the 190/197's are noted to fit 4.8" very well. Screw the attic, build up your bike in the living room, whatcha waitin for???


    82's were a good choice for in between. Makes a more comfortable fit for 4.0 and works well with 4.8. I run my tires at 8 PSI max and as low as 1.5 in the snow.
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