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Old 08-26-07, 04:04 PM   #1
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Have any experience with Niner frames?

I am considering picking up a Niner frame in the near future but wanted to see if anyone here has any experience with them first. If / when I get one it will be the EMD (eat my dust) frame. I will be putting a Reba fork on it.

Any opinions appreciated.
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Not a clue, but it's good to see ya back 'round these here parts.
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Yeah, good to be back around. I decided today after doing an easy 15 mile mountain bike ride that my knees aren't going to allow me to race mountain bikes any more. So, I figured I might as well get a bike that is a little more comfortable to ride a few times a year and sell my race bike.
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Okay, one last chance. Anyone know anything about these frames? My Nitrous is no longer so I am probably going to be placing an order later today.
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My friend has a RIP Niner frame and loves it. He just raced Leadville and some other race out there on it. He's had no complaints.
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I would love to have that RIP frame, just not sure how long it will be until they get them in stock. 4.5" of travel and a 29'er would be awesome!
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I'd probably opt for the mcd 9, just because I like steel, especially when racing considerations are not in play.

A friend rides a SIR 9 setup rigid and single and likes it. and from what I have seen and read, Niner makes good solid frames.
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Sorry, haven't ridden them. Seen a few here and there and they look really nice, I just don't have first hand experience with the ride. Seem to be a quality bike though, nice welds, good paint.

Let us know what you get.
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Meh. Just a fad.
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Meh. Just a fad.
They very well may be. I'm also considering going with a 5" travel 26'er. I haven't decided which way I am going to go yet.
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Meh. Just a fad.

just a great fad.



and Niner makes some of the best 29er frames currently out there
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They very well may be. I'm also considering going with a 5" travel 26'er. I haven't decided which way I am going to go yet.
You haven't been hanging out enough to recognize the "fad" reference. We have a thread here discussing 29ers. I don't have an opinion either way.
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You haven't been hanging out enough to recognize the "fad" reference. We have a thread here discussing 29ers. I don't have an opinion either way.
Sorry, gonna have to forgive the newbie.
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You might find some info on the Niner bikes forum here:

http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=117
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Thanks, checked that out earlier this morning.
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I've got a Niner SIR. Great bike so far and Niner customer service is excellent. I've run it geared and ss.
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Meh. Just a fad.
Most everything you wear, and everything you do, even recreational sports, including mountain biking, started out as a fad, so....yeah.
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They very well may be. I'm also considering going with a 5" travel 26'er. I haven't decided which way I am going to go yet.
You wanna get really squirrelly...Carver has a new 96'er dually. I love the wierdness of it all.

I'm not a traditional kinda guy when it comes to my bikes. Heck...I ride a 32lb 5"er in Kansas of all places where a light weight 29er's momentum should do very well due to the rocky/rooty flatty trails.

I'm a huge fan of the Surly Pugsley, Burro Bikes, and Carver 96ers.


I don't know whether it's beautiful or ugly, but I want one.
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Meh. Just a fad.

You sir, are my favorite poster! Every time I see the snowy truck, I know I will be laughing.

Thanks for the smiles,
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You wanna get really squirrelly...Carver has a new 96'er dually. I love the wierdness of it all.

I'm not a traditional kinda guy when it comes to my bikes. Heck...I ride a 32lb 5"er in Kansas of all places where a light weight 29er's momentum should do very well due to the rocky/rooty flatty trails.

I'm a huge fan of the Surly Pugsley, Burro Bikes, and Carver 96ers.


I don't know whether it's beautiful or ugly, but I want one.
Quite honestly, I'm really interested in trying one of these. There's a Trek demo day comming up pretty soon near me. I think I'll go and try a 69er and a 29er. I'm really interested in feeling first hand what the differences, if any, are.
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