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    Fisher or Niner?

    I want a new 29er SS that I want to build up. I'm stuck between the Fisher Superfly SS (frame and fork) and the Niner Carbon or One 9.

    The Fisher retails for about $2000, but includes fork and headset, which could run as much as $700-800 easy.

    I can get the One 9 for around $700, but and CK headseat and Fox F29 fork, I'll be into it for around $1300-1400. Of course I could go with the Niner carbon fork, but that $350.

    Thoughts?

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    which ever has the best warranry because both companies seem to have issues

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    Neither.
    If you must, go with the Niner.

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    I would choice Niner over Fissure, what about Vassago?

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    fisher is the best bike

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    You have to know that a lot of guys here are really fans of steel frames and for the kind of money you are thinking about spending, you could get yourself a sweet handbuilt steel frame and handbuilt rigid fork that rides so smoothly you will forget you are on a rigid fork. I will leave out names, but it is something to consider. It will not be as light as the other choices though.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    I never thought I'd say this, but I like the Niner better because of the EBB. Before I used one I thought it would just add a level of complexity and maintenance to the SS that I didn't want to deal with, but now that I have one I love it. I've been trying all sorts of different gear combos and the ebb makes it a cinch (pun intended although my ebb is the set screw style).
    Also, even though I know carbon technology has come along way, I've happily ridden carbon forks and bars, I feel more comfortable on a metal frame off road.

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    Fisher or Niner?

    Neither, go On One instead and spend your money where it counts, on the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw
    which ever has the best warranry because both companies seem to have issues
    What issues?? So what botique manufactures should I consider?

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    NINER. Without question. Period.

    I have owned 6 and have LOVED them all.

    PF

    EXCUSES ARE THE NAILS IN THE COFFIN OF FAILURE.

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    I chose the new Specialized S Works Single Speed 29er. That should be in the mix too if you're considering Fisher and Niner--and it's super exclusive, if that matters to you.

    Honestly, I don't know if the Fisher compares with the Spec--the Spec's fork alone is in another class, IMHO. The new Niner AIR9 Carbon is one sweet looking frame, though.

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    has niner officially announced a frameset price on the the carbon air yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    has niner officially announced a frameset price on the the carbon air yet?
    Nothing official yet, but unofficially it is supposed to be $1,800-2,000.

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    and do you think that price includes a headset/fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    and do you think that price includes a headset/fork?
    No, frame only. Check out:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=565940

    http://www.918xc.com/products/Air_9_...set-202-0.html

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    manicmtbr is dead on. I ride a steel ridgid 29er SS and don't miss my 4" travel 29er geared bike at all. Low tire pressure and a good steel fork is the new "Black."

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    Thank you, CJones.

    I can't wait to hear how buttery smooth they are! I've always dreamed of having the Trek Madone equivalent of a SS 29er, and Niner just may be the thing I am looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr
    You have to know that a lot of guys here are really fans of steel frames and for the kind of money you are thinking about spending, you could get yourself a sweet handbuilt steel frame and handbuilt rigid fork that rides so smoothly you will forget you are on a rigid fork. I will leave out names, but it is something to consider. It will not be as light as the other choices though.

    well said sir

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    Fisher, no bike rides like Fisher. They have been doing it for years, Genesis technology is the ****, so responsive. Furthermore Fisher was pushing 29 years ago way before the bandwagon. Not sure about their chain tensioning mechanism, relatively unproven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr
    You have to know that a lot of guys here are really fans of steel frames and for the kind of money you are thinking about spending, you could get yourself a sweet handbuilt steel frame and handbuilt rigid fork that rides so smoothly you will forget you are on a rigid fork. I will leave out names, but it is something to consider. It will not be as light as the other choices though.
    Good point.

    Or custom Aluminum frame for that matter which should be in the ballpark of the One9 depending on how it is built, with a sus fork or steel fork.

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    Fisher gets my vote. Its the best handling 29er period....

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    I've got a Fisher and love it; and just brought home a Niner One today! Debate settled

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    Definitely a difficult debate - from my experience this is the easiest way to answer the question. Put a leg over one - unfortunately I dont think there are many that have had the chance to ride the Niner Carbon but you are definitely looking at 2 awesome choices.

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