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    Just built my first single speed.....Rigid Niner Air9

    Just converted my XC race bike to a single speed. I added a rigid fork and a surley singulator to get the job done. If I could find a half link I might be able to lose the singulator.

    The bikes weighs 20 lbs. 6 oz.

    Current build:

    XL Air 9
    Niner Carbon Fork
    Bontrager RXL wheels
    Avid Elixer CRs
    Easton Monket lite bars
    XT cranks
    Easton carbon post
    WTB Ti railed Pure seat
    Easton EA90 stem
    2.25 Racing Ralph's...Snake skin in back Evo in front
    Candy 4ti pedals
    Surley chain ring 32
    surley cog 21
    surley singulator











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    That's a beautiful bike sir.

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    Thank you. I hope to get many hours of fun out of it!!

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    sweet ride you got there.

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    Nice bike. I'm really surprised that it comes in over 20 pounds.

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    Nice ! - but it's just begging to have a Forward Components BB fitted instead of that Singulator. Just think how much nicer that would be

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    I don't know if you can find a "magic gear" with a half link or not, but you could probably remove a link and switch the tensioner to push-up for a cleaner look.
    Never the less, still pretty slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R
    Nice ! - but it's just begging to have a Forward Components BB fitted instead of that Singulator. Just think how much nicer that would be
    It has a 73mm BB shell so I don't think it will work with the Forward Components EBB.

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    needs an eccentric rear hub for the win
    future nature

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    32x20 is the magic ratio. Although the ratio only worked with a PC-1 chain. My 8/9 speeds chains would not work.



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    for whatever reason, these niners seem to look dope with all silver components.
    there was one at a race a couple months back, same color as the op's, with all silver **** and it looked awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    It has a 73mm BB shell so I don't think it will work with the Forward Components EBB.

    Mine is an older frame so it has a 68mm BB Shell, not a 73mm like the newer niners.

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    I'll second that. I used a half link and push up mode. Far safer and cleaner way to go. Awesome looking bike. Love the front fork.

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    Drool. That thing is going to fly uphill. I second the idea of the push-up mode for the tensioner, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesergeant
    32x20 is the magic ratio. Although the ratio only worked with a PC-1 chain. My 8/9 speeds chains would not work.



    That is a sweet Ride. I have a few chains that are fairly well stretched out that I might try........maybe I won't need a half link after all.....

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