Niner Air 9, Finished.

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Re: Niner Air 9 in the making.

Postby MountainMonster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:54 am

Absolutely love these bikes, this build is looking very promising!

I wish there was somewhere near me that sold the Air 9 as I want to demo one!

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Re: Niner Air 9 in the making.

Postby emseens » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:32 am

Bike looks superb, but FSA cranks are crap, they love to chainsuck a lot.

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Re: Niner Air 9 in the making.

Postby scale20 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 16:14 pm

Cheers fellas, The jury is still out on the FSA cranks. I needed a set of BB30 cranks to finish the build and these were massively reduced. So far I have only had a couple of road runs and they seem ok, next weekend will be the mud munching off road test!
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby scale20 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:02 am

All done, took her out for a road ride today, rides a treat, and goes like feck! I just need the FSA BB30 spanner to tighten up the BB properly before I go into the mountains!

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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby sanchez89 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:10 am

that looks sweeeeeeetttttt!!!!!
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby paramart » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:56 pm

well done mate nice build, would love one of those frames and forks. :mrgreen: with envy

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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby scale20 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:00 pm

Cheers for the comments, Im really happy with it, still yet to ride it in anger though.

The back end is a little on the heavy side, I opted for the stainless hope freehub and at the time of building my last 29er the only 11-34 cassette i could get was a deore, when the time comes to renew the chain I will do that and get a lighter 11-34 cassette.
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby sanchez89 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:41 am

will this be the first time you have ridden a rigid?? i understand that the carbon forks may take a little bit of the harshness away but not alot. you think you might get a battering off-road?
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Oct 09, 2012 13:11 pm

What's the weight then?

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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby allthegearnoidea » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:24 pm

Ooooh that's Lovely! Such a sweet looking bike!
Nice one fella!
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby scale20 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 18:40 pm

sanchez89 wrote:will this be the first time you have ridden a rigid?? i understand that the carbon forks may take a little bit of the harshness away but not alot. you think you might get a battering off-road?


Nah, this is my second fully rigid. I had a pink fully rigid scandal 29er. That had carbon forks and it rode really well.

I love riding rigid, for me I feel its a more intune ride, makes you think about your lines but sometimes you forget your on a rigid, drop off something and nearly break your wrists :D

I always went for the rigid before the full sus if I was heading off out on a ride.
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby scale20 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 18:42 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:What's the weight then?


If I can find my fishing scales I will weigh it at the weekend when home.
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Re: Niner Air 9, Finished.

Postby The Spiderman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 06:33 am

That is one beautiful bike. 8)


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