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    Niner Opinions

    Has anyone had a chance to ride both the Niner S.I.R. 9 and the One 9 and can compare the two ?

    Is the ride of the One 9 harsh (it's aluminum) compared to the SIR or other steel bikes you've ridden ?.

    The One 9 is over a pound lighter and the same price. I like light bikes but not at the expense of ride quality if it's a big difference.

    I'm in Arizona (rocky hard trails) . I hope to get some opinions of some folks that ride on similar trails.

    Thanks

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    I raced the One9 for the past season and loved the stiffness of the frame. Having just come off of a Jabberwocky I could tell a big difference. That being said, I have just built up my new race bike for the coming year, a kermit Sir9. Big difference on ride feel for me. I run the same build on both the One and Sir. Thompson posts and stem, Stans Crest wheels, Schwalbe 2.4 Racing Ralph, Race Face carbon bar and I switch between a carbon fork from Niner and a Fox fit RLC set to 80mm. I preped the frame with JP Weigles frame saver and that added a little weight. my total build weight with pedals is 20 lb 14 oz.
    I decided to switch back to steel with my goal of racing 4 12 hour and one 24 hour race this year. I love this new frame and the extra 1 1/2 lb is not too noticeable to me. I am pretty light at 153 and ride on average 3-4 days a week.

    Both frames are great, just set up your EBB properly.
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    One 9 with RDO seatpost. It'll be light yet the seatpost will offer a lot of compliance. IMHO.

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    i've heard the scandium frames ride really nice. even better than the carbon frames, from a couple people who switched over.

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    I've had one of each and I personally like the ride of the Sir 9 better. It is much more compliant and the weight is not that noticeable. I've also owned the A9C which is pretty sweet, but the Sir 9 is smoother for sure.

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