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    Niner Air 9 geared 7480gram (16.49pounds)

    Hi Guys,

    Thought the weight weenies would be interested in probably the lightest fully geared 29er I've seen.

    I was emailed this link so I really don't know much other than the frame is an AIR9
    https://www.ninerbikes.com/fly.aspx?...bikes&taxid=97

    and the fork is the new 550 gram Niner carbon.
    https://www.ninerbikes.com/fly.aspx?...true&taxid=222

    More info here:
    https://veloptimal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26498

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    Whats the wheelset? Its obviously a tubular wheelset, but which rims and hubs?

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    can you please explain the headset...BB .. yeah.

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    classy.... I like it.

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    that bike comes from Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Whats the wheelset? Its obviously a tubular wheelset, but which rims and hubs?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=539425

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    take a look ot the rings

    arriving from a little company close to Monza formula One circuit , near Milan Italy

    Zeta Company

    i have on 37-21 on my F29er

    no pins, no ramped .... but they shift in a wonderful speed , completely silenced !!

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    http://www.29pollici.com/hubpub/showthread.php?t=564

    replying to #1 post , it is a 2010 frame

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    my bike arrive here!!! i am happy...
    Thank you!!!

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    super star.....

    don't extended the face.......back to under seven this the object.....go marco go!!!!

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    Is that headset threaded into the head tube? It looks like there are notches like the external bottom bracket ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Is that headset threaded into the head tube? It looks like there are notches like the external bottom bracket ones...
    It is normal headset...but very very beautiful...for me...

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    the bike looks great except for those tires......hideous.

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    I just hope these forks hold up. My WB is 200g heavier and performing like a champ but I'm still going with the Niner when it is available.

    this thing will shine until next year when the Flash is released and someone weenies that thing down to sub 15lbs.

    man, how light are bikes going to be 10 years from now?

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    Give it some power

    I would put a bigger chain ring on the front 42 at least and let it rip!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcopelle75
    It is normal headset...but very very beautiful...for me...
    Yea, it looks cool!

    Do you have a link to the manufacturer's site?

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    man am i jealous.. that is one sick ride.

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    That is sex! love the color scheme, all bar the whitewalls! there are no real 'stupid' parts on their either, the saddle would be the only thing that was really exotic

    nice, i would love to take her for a spin

    ps that new fork is just gorgeous, love the curves

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    On the issue of cosmetics: not sure the 'Moon Dust' fork was the best color selection for the fork. It seems too off from the raw frame. You can see it most vividly on the third image.

    I'd go with a black fork.

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    Super nice build. The weight is really impressive.

    For me, I'd go with clincher wheels using Edge rims, 1x9 gearing, and a XTR cassette.

    For those that aren't familar, that fork is amazing. It is really rigid fore/aft, and doesn't flex nearly as much as a typical carbon/ti rigid fork under braking. You really can't tell by the pictures, but the fork blades are huge, yet it only weighs 550g!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999
    On the issue of cosmetics: not sure the 'Moon Dust' fork was the best color selection for the fork. It seems too off from the raw frame. You can see it most vividly on the third image.

    I'd go with a black fork.
    I'm going with white. White on a raw frame is going to look sick...it ties in with the white decals so nice.
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    White is also a great choice.
    If you ever switch to a Fox 32 (white as they come...), your color scheme is already in place.

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    A little simulation for you. The bike with white fork and with black fork. I blackened most of the red parts to let the forks stand out.
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    Not a fan of the white. I like the way the black flows with the stem handlebars and seatpost.

    The white just sticks out especially with nothing else white on the bike.

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    People of refined test are hard to find ...A good call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam2051
    That is sex! love the color scheme, all bar the whitewalls! there are no real 'stupid' parts on their either, the saddle would be the only thing that was really exotic

    nice, i would love to take her for a spin

    ps that new fork is just gorgeous, love the curves
    wrong, the owner of this bike races every Sunday, and laughed behind a mustache who has a bike over 17lbs ...... greetings from the beautiful country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999
    A little simulation for you. The bike with white fork and with black fork. I blackened most of the red parts to let the forks stand out.

    Nice! Yeah white might be much unless you had some white rims that would tie it all together real nice.

    OK, here is the production nude (black) then...
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    2melow, could you shed some light on the carbon color scheme? On your website the black fork appears with white logo. You've most recently uploaded an image with a glossy dark grey logo. Are there two versions? Can I choose the color of the Niner logo?

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    nice road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by spongstick
    nice road bike
    2nd that.

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    Oh, harsh, harsh
    Do you high-nose guys ride SS rigid? Way more challenging than riding your plush FS and probably much faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999
    Oh, harsh, harsh
    Do you high-nose guys ride SS rigid? Way more challenging than riding your plush FS and probably much faster.
    That bike would be dangerous to your health were I ride,and the life of the bike.

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    Got a picture of your trail? Description?

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    Quote Originally Posted by protorre
    wrong, the owner of this bike races every Sunday, and laughed behind a mustache who has a bike over 17lbs ...... greetings from the beautiful country
    what am i wrong about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999
    Got a picture of your trail? Description?
    I ride in Santa Cruz Mountains where there is plenty of company R&D there stuff like Fox Santa Cruz Bikes, Specialized,X Fusion shocks,Point 0ne and ect,and Sorry I don't take pictures while I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spongstick
    I ride in Santa Cruz Mountains where there is plenty of company R&D there stuff like Fox Santa Cruz Bikes, Specialized,X Fusion shocks,Point 0ne and ect,and Sorry I don't take pictures while I ride.
    It might not be the proper ride for your trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but marcopelle is far away from those. He rides cross country races with the thing, so I'd say it's purpose-built. With fatter tires I'd ride it on my trails any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous
    It might not be the proper ride for your trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but marcopelle is far away from those. He rides cross country races with the thing, so I'd say it's purpose-built. With fatter tires I'd ride it on my trails any day.
    I've ridden Soquel Demo Forest (Santa Cruz area) several times on a rigid SS...this is a couple hill ranges away from the beach but no way would I have a FS bike as my only ride there - it's not needed. Those trails are perfect for a rigid 29er. Not sure if the beach side is way rockier but the demo forest was pretty non-tech IMHO. Then again my primary bike is a rigid 29er ss and I live in the Rocky Mtns of Colorado so your YMMV...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999
    2melow, could you shed some light on the carbon color scheme? On your website the black fork appears with white logo. You've most recently uploaded an image with a glossy dark grey logo. Are there two versions? Can I choose the color of the Niner logo?

    Yeah the black decals on the nude carbon are production. We went black with the nude because it is 1. more low key and 2. this will be a very desirable fork at 550 grams and a lot of people emailed us telling us they were not going to buy it with a big white Niner logo on their (non Niner) frame.

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    2melo:
    Ma

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    2melo:
    Maybe these guys ride 26ers, so they need all the suspension in the world...

    Regarding the color scheme, I think the charcoal lettering are way nicer than the white. Even for a a Niner bike. The white screamed this one whispers...BTW, I am expecting two nude forks for my bikes.

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    That's about the hottest MTB fork I've ever seen. Nice build overall, although probably only safe for XC racing in the long run.

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    Wow please put those silver decals on the outside of the white fork please niner.
    It would tie in with the raw frame much better than the black decals.

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    meh - this is cheating
    without a suspension fork this is more like a flat bar cross bike...
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