Niner Bikes JET 9 29er Full Suspension

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Product Description

Serious good looks, lighter weight, more CVA travel, the JET 9 has all the technical refinements that define an XC dominator. Carbon wonderbikes are great, but you’ll appreciate the new technologies that we utilize in our alloy frames, too. They are dream bikes within reach – Airformed alloy with as many custom details as our RDO line, something you can log big miles on, day in and out.

The Niner that loves putting the pedal to the metal – The JET 9 is for riders who like to get there sooner or ride just a bit further. With over 30 glowing media reviews for ride quality and handling - the new JET 9 takes these characteristics and ups the ante with increased travel, a 142x12mm rear end and airformed aluminum alloy tubes that redefine performance and reduce frame weight.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spartus a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2015

Strengths:    Looks, quick front end/steering, stable, frame feels solid for being an aluminum extra large.

Weaknesses:    Wish the top tube dipped down just a bit more-I occasionally bang the inside of my knee in technical sections. Cable routing on outside of top tube just adds to the issue of knee interference. Back end of the bike is long and does not feel like a xc whip.

Bottom Line:   
Picked up an XL from Pricepoint on closeout. Very nice price for the build so it get 5 stars on value. I got the tamale red seen in the photo. Good looking bike.

So far, this feels a bit more like a xc/trail bike I suppose due to the long chain stays. I think a 120 mm fork at some point will really balance out the bike. It came with a 100 mm Sid which is impressive for its weight and travel. I occasionally do a race but didn't want a straight up racer, so I'm pleased with the capabilities.

The bike is all XT with Arch EX wheels and it feels really solid and tight.
Strangely, the Arch wheels and tubeless tires are lighter than my old 26er wheel/tire combo, but I feel like I have less torque or range per gear in my legs. I guess the bigger diameter wheels add a bit of burden. I find myself clicking through gears more often than my 26er. Very minor issue.

So far, I've cleaned and cleared technical spots on my local trails that I never made on my 26er. Very cool and fun! The bike is fast too. I move through sections quicker than the 26er, so I do need to pay attention that I don't get in over my head.

I'd say the recent reviews for the al Jet 9 in Dirt Rag and the carbon Jet in Bike were very accurate in that the bike is not really a straight up racer. It has some trail ability, which is a plus for me. If it wasn't for the knee/top tube issue, I'd give 5 stars.

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Favorite Trail:   Goosberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   couple weeks

Purchased At:   Pricepoint online

Similar Products Used:   Demo'ed Pivot, Salsa, Niner, Santa Cruz, Trek, Yeti, Rocky Mountain, Giant in mostly 29ers but some 27.5 in the last couple years. The carbon Pivot 429 is the best bike I've ever ridden, but the cost was well above my budget.

Bike Setup:   All XT drivetrain and brakes. Niner carbon post and bar, Stan's Arch EX wheels set up tubeless with schwalb tires. This was the 3 star XT build from 2014.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pascale27 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2014

Strengths:    very nimble for a 29FS bike, Niner quality and attention to detail, cheaper than the carbon models

Weaknesses:    Niner doesn't offer a 120mm fork in any of the build kits

Bottom Line:   
I've been looking to add a 29 FS to complement my Misfit Dissent 1x10 HT for a awhile. I've been ogling the Jet 9 for a few years but was planning on "settling" on a Trek Superfly FS 8. But when push came to shove I decided the geo on the Niner was a better fit and if I spending this much money I should get exactly what I want.

The bike doesn't disappoint, the hydroformed AL frame looks identical as the reg Carbon Jet 9. I purchased the frame separately and built it up myself. At purchase time (Nov '13) they didn't offer any builds with a 120mm fork. The bike built 2x10 with SLX cranks, FD, and brakes. XT Shadow Plus RD handles the bulk of the work. I was able to get some take off Bontrager Mustang wheels cheap and set them up tubeless with Conti Mtn Kings 2.2. Suspension is a 120mm Sid RCT3 fork and Monarch RT3 rear shock 100mm. Enough about the build.

The bike feels very nimble on singletrack, holds a great line when ripping thru turns, and the extra travel up front gobbles up rocky sections at places like Wissahickon or Bear Creek. Leaving the front and rear suspension in the middle section the majority of the time offers pretty good small bump/root performance, excellent climbing ability, and still enough handle bigger hits. The longer wheelbase (than my HT) offers a bit more stability on descents, this bike is a blast to descend on. Only on tighter turns or switchbacks is the longer wheelbase a hindrance.

Overall I'm very pleased with the performance of this bike and feel the 120mm fork makes this a more versatile bike while still maintain it's XC roots

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon, PA

Duration Product Used:   4 months, 300+ miles

Similar Products Used:   Trek Superfly 6 (demo), GF Hi-Fi (friends)

Bike Setup:   2x10 SLX/XT drivetrain, SLX brakes, 120mm SID RCT3 fork, 100mm Monarch RCT3 shock, tubeless Bontrager Mustang wheels w/ 2.2 Mtn King tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ken Cox a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2013

Strengths:    Incredible suspension performs well in every gear and doesn't move when climbing off the saddle. Beautiful air formed frame with a rear thru axle and 100mm of rear travel. Incredible quality and attention to detail even though this is NIner's lower price point XC full-suspension.

Weaknesses:    Heavier than the carbon model, though much cheaper.

Bottom Line:   
My 40+ year old lower back was bothering me on long rides and I was long overdue for a tech update with my 10 year old 26 inch hardtail. I wanted an efficient XC full suspension with as many of the new industry tech improvements as possible, and I had a strict $3000 budget to work with. I'm also used to higher end components and performance and couldn't bring myself to dip below SLX level parts. After months of research and numerous test rides, I decided on the Niner. My arctic white 2014 Jet 9 started as a budget friendly 2 star build, but my LBS upgraded me to an XT rear derailleur and a 2x10 XT crankset. Everything else is SLX, which so far (odometer has 120 miles) have performed way beyond their price point - especially the brakes!

The frame itself is beautiful, and filled with artful air formed lines and intricate machined bits. The decals are tastefully understated, but there are some really nice details like a silver stripe of Niner logos under the top tube. Red annodization adorns the pivots and bottle bosses like little gems. It's a pretty bike, pure and simple.

This is my first 29er, and my first full suspension since the late 90s. Also my first bike with thru axles, a tapered head tube, tubeless tires and a 2x10 drivetrain, so I'm loving all the new (to me) technology. Even with the bike's conspicuous lack of carbon fiber, the ride is magic, and I never feel the bike's weight (around 29 lbs for my large with pedals). Instead, I blast across the roots and rocks which I used to have to pick my way through on my 26" hardtail. I easily climb the same roots hills which had me spinning out before. This bike is nothing short of a performance enhancing drug for me, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   Kimmers, Stowe, VT

Duration Product Used:   120 miles and counting

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Henry's Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek Superfly, Giant Trance

Bike Setup:   XT & SLX, Fox Evolution up front, otherwise the 2 star build

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shmoo a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2012

Strengths:    Climbing, cornering. Fast.

Weaknesses:    No big weakness to report.

Bottom Line:   
I demo'd this bike for a day and put in 16 miles on my local trails that I know well. Nobby Nic f / Ignitor r. Set with the 100mm Reba. Even with the larger front tire than I'm used to, I was lapping faster than my personal ride (BMC SF29).
I believe Niner did a great job with the design. It reminded me of my old XC 26" ht bike, in both the cockpit and maneuverability - which says a lot, with it being a 29er. The best way I can describe it - I would forget that I'm on a 29er, until I start rolling over objects or feeling the grip in lean during the corners.
With the tire combination, this bike really, really took the high speed corners well. It strayed a little on the slower corners, but not much. Very efficient, superb climber. I would say the rear is perfect for climbing, if you can't stand the rut bounce of a hard tail or lock out rear. Not necessary to engage the ProPedal.
As with any XC layout, I was a bit closer to the front axle than I wanted to be ( HA with 90mm stem) - which would bring the rear end up on the faster, more technical descents. I believe this also had something to do with its hardtail characteristics, as well as the geo. But from my little experience, you can't get a dh out of an xc bike. It's a badass XC bike. I could see myself riding this thing all day, might get beat up a little on the way down, but being able to climb like this is worth it. I didn't notice the weight, but my bicep scale thinks it was ~28 lbs.

If you are looking for an XC bike, it would be silly to not test ride the Jet 9.

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Duration Product Used:   3 hours

Similar Products Used:   Redline D440, Niner EMD, Fisher Big Sur, BMC SF29.

Bike Setup:   x7
Elixir 3
Nobby Nic

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mking a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2012

Strengths:    very nimble, fast, great climber, goes over anything

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy compared to the 26" hard tail carbon bikes (duh!)

Bottom Line:   
I demo'ed this bike at OTE in Sedona and fell immediately in love with it. It's fast, it climbs and of course rides over anything. I thought about getting a 1 X10 because I ride a SS often plus save on weight but in the end went with the 2 X 10 and am not regretting it. I am a female at 5'5" and I do not notice any slow starting or feel like the bike is too big. You can tell Niner put alot of effort into the geometry, some 29ers feel sluggish when turning, not this bike. I am definitely a 29er (and Niner) fan!

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Favorite Trail:   N Cal secret trails, Sedona Trails, Bend Trails

Duration Product Used:   a few months

Purchased At:   over the edge Sedona

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Superlight, Santa Cruz classic Blur, Ellsworth Truth, Bianchi Sok SS

Bike Setup:   Frame: Jet 9 small, tang color
Fork: Rock Shox SID, tang color (matching)
Wheels: Stans Crest Wheelset
Cranks: Sram X9 26-39, 170mm length
Cassette: Sram 12-36 (2x10)
Shifters and Derailleurs: Sram X9
Brakes: Sram X9
Tires: WTB Bronson
Stem: Crankbrothers Iodine 65mm
Handlebar: Niner Flat Bar
Seatpost: Truvativ
Saddle: WTB Speed She

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by csledd281 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2012

Strengths:    29er wheels roll over everything, FS doesn't slow you down and feels very comfortable, fitment is amazing

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
My previous back was a Trek 4300 Disc, obviously 26inch wheels, hard tail, and 3x8 gearing. I purchased the Niner Jet 9 x7 Complete bike. I wanted to go to 29er and FS and this bike was highly recommended. I am 5'2" and a female and I have read a lot of posts saying short people can't ride 29ers and a lot saying we can. Let me tell you.. it fits PERFECT. I feel absolutely great on this bike. I purchased the small and my old Trek was actually a medium. The big wheels did not throw me off my game at all. The x7 complete bike comes with 2x10 which has really been the hardest thing to get used to. The granny gear is a bit harder and the shifters are completely different than my old bike, nothing bad though just takes time to get used to. I barely notice the extra power needed to get the big wheels going, the thing I really do notice is how powerful they are, once I get going they fly. I found myself going up hill riding over a group of roots that would have normally slowed me down to a crawl not even effecting the 29er wheels. I rode over a bundle of tree logs and it was as smooth as could be. I love everything about this bike and I already feel that it is making me a better and faster rider. I think the Jet9 X7 Complete is a great option if you are looking to get into a 29er FS bike, it may be a little more expensive than other brands that offer similar components, but the CVA really does feel great.

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Purchased At:   Wood-N-Wave

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dboma a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg Mb Canada

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

Strengths:    Fast Fast Fast! It is an absolute rocket ship. Nimble, tight, no flex, comfortable geometries, light, rolls over everything and corners like it's on rails!

Weaknesses:    None. Well my tires, but they will be changed.

Bottom Line:   
Having had a Giant Trance and loving the Maestro suspension I was inclined to try the Anthem and Anthem 29er. The Anthem is a very nice bike and you can get a lot of bike at an affordable price. However, I find the CVT as good as the Maestro for bump compliance, and it seems to track the ground better. As well I was determined to build a 1 X 10 set up and by the time the parts got swapped out to accommodate this I would be within a couple hundred dollars of the Jet9 build. I pulled the entire build off for $3400.00 with all new parts, and got a rig that is fast, plush, catered to exactly what I want, and a hell of a lot sexier than an Anthem. I couldn't be happier.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3400.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Anthem, Anthem X29 2

Bike Setup:   2011 raw frame, 1 X 10 drivetrain, Truvativ Stylo 32 tooth GPX hollow crank with DMG mag pedals, Sram X0 rear derailleur and shifter, Sram casette and chain, RP 23 and Reba XX, Magura Louise brakes 180 and 160 mm, Easton EC 70 seat post, EA 70 stem, Monkeylite bar, Specialized Avatar saddle, Cane Creek headset, Stan's Arch wheels with Hutchinson Pyhon Tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ebo a Weekend Warrior from Houston TX

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2012

Strengths:    I got the 18" (I'm 5'8"; 155; with a long inseam and it fits great). Rides very much like a 26" and you don't feel like you are sitting on a unicycle. It's much lighter than I thought it would be and I'm able to get up and down almost everything that I couldn't before. This is a great bike.

Weaknesses:    None yet...

Bottom Line:   
This bike had everything I was looking for and didn't break the bank. I got it from an LBS who picked it up from Niner after a demo exposition. Looks brand new.

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Favorite Trail:   Hill Country

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Urban Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Demo'd the Niner R.I.P. (also a great bike but I didn't need that much travel and didn't want the extra weight); also Demo'd Gary Fisher HiFi and newer Superfly; and 2011 Specialized Epic Comp....however for the money, I couldn't beat the JET. Old bike was a Gary Fisher Sugar 3 fs.

Bike Setup:   Reba RLT Ti - XX; SRAM XO; Stan's ZTR flow Wheels; in Orange (great color)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by demontrey21 a Weekend Warrior from Alexandria, LA USA

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2011

Strengths:    Very smooth ride right from the start! It has a ton of power during acceleration even with the full suspension. It's my first full suspension bike and I was blown away by how well it handled through tight turns and over downhills covered in roots. It weighed just over 27lbs, but I was riding a Trek 29er hardtail and it fells much lighter than it. I do not have as much experienec riding as most of the others on this website, but I do put in about 30-40 miles/week and I can't imagine needing or wanting anothe bike for a long time. This bike has lived up to all of my expectations and more, Niner is an AWESOME company and makes an even better product!!!!

Weaknesses:    Can't find any yet!

Bottom Line:   
I am a novice rider that is quickly becoming familiar with this sport. I can't imagine that I could find a bike better suited for me and the type of riding I'm doing, especilly for the money I spent. The big name companies will probably always dominate the market especially for beginner riders, but this comapny and this bike should be considered right up there with all the big names! NINER KICKS ASS!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Kincaid Loop/Azelea Trial

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Red River Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   I went with the factory set up for the Jet9 and the X7 component package. I also just started using crank brothers candy 3, which make the ride even smoother!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jaysnapp a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2011

Strengths:    Descending, Ascending, comfort (fit - I'm 5'11 with a 32-33 inseam and the Large feels custom), and style - Niner's are slick as hell! A perfect XC rig.

Weaknesses:    Slightly heavy, but I don't notice it on the trail - I could simply loose 2-3 lbs to ride a bit faster

Bottom Line:   
100% ecstatic with my purchase. Rode/demo'd Specialized Epic Comp, several light hard tail 29ers and Yeti ASR 26er. Best bang for your buck and worth every penny.

The Niner is the real deal and I am excited for the 2012 xterra season. My fitness level will be my only excuse come Spring! With full X9 and the Stans tubless set-up, I could not be happier.

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Favorite Trail:   Cent. Cone/Buff Creek areas

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Big Kahuna

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper and Epic Comp

Bike Setup:   Reba XX, Stans Arch Wheels, Full X9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Greensboro

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2011

Strengths:    Fun to ride, Good handling, Kermit green is an eye catcher. Silky smooth over rocks and roots

Weaknesses:    The low pivot point under the bottom bracket. This is a home built bike, don't know if i did something wrong but the chainstay is low near the bottom bracket and after the second ride I noticed chain slap close to the bottom bracket, scarring the frame. Lizard skin did not cover this so i had to put Gorrilla tape wrap to prevent frame damage

Bottom Line:   
I saved money by buying closeout items, snipe biding, and building it myself. took three months to build but if bought complete this bike would be north of $4k. The frame and all components were bought new.

Quick review:
I love this bike and have tremendous pride when riding it. I was getting tired of Mountain biking and started road riding. This bike has renewed my fondness of mountain biking. Definitely recommend considering this bike if your in the market for a FS 29.

Long review:
It is a great bike to ride. Cornering and going down hill is predictable and tight. very little flex in the front head tube. Little pedal bounce when going up hill. I road a hard tail 26inch for 15years and this bike handles the sharp turns and switchbacks just as confidant. the hard tail climbs better on flat hills but if your climbing a hill with rocks and roots a FS has the advantage because the wheel stays on the ground with no bounce. I like to bomb the down hills and flat sections and this bike tracks well. I have gotten used to the FS, meaning that I used to raise off the seat when hitting roots but with a FS you can stay seated and it asorbs the bumps keeping the wheels on the ground. I have had no problems with tight corning on a 29.

the only weekness is in the design of the pivot points. as mentioned above the Pivot point is below the bottom bracket. This causes the the chainstay to be a little lower. There was bad chain slap on the chain stay close to the bottom braket. my lizard skin would not fit between the tire and chainstay to stop this so i put Gorilla tape to protect the frame. This is a homebuilt bike so maybe i did something wrong. but the shifting is precise and the chain stays on. If anybody has any suggestions shoot me a message.

I did extensive research and test rode the Trek HiFI and the jet 9. The Hifi was a nicely built bike but I did not feel right on it. I then demoed the jet 9 and it felt like I been riding it all my life. I chose the Fox fork because of prior issues with rock shock but I heard that since Sram purchased Rock shock the quality control is better. The easton xc 1 wheels was not my first choice but I got a good deal on a set of closeouts. I wanted chris king with stans arch. I could cut weight in this area.

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Favorite Trail:   Varies day by day

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Frame from Ebay. Hom

Similar Products Used:   Rode TI hardtail for 10 years. Tested a Trek HIFI prior to purchasing jet 9

Bike Setup:   XTR cranks,sram X.0 rear der & shifters. XT front der. Fox 100RLC front fork w/tapered 9mm qr, easton xc1 wheelset, with bontrager xdx ghetto tubeless, bb7 brakes, gore ride-on cables, time A.T.A.C pedals. weight is 28.9lbs/ 13.1/kg.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rainmanx a Weekend Warrior from Howard County, MD

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2011

Strengths:    All-around solid bike with many attributes (FS, relatively light, fast, good climber). Stan's Arch Wheelset. CVA with no pedal bop. Pro Pedal not used.

Weaknesses:    Downshifting (not very smooth), No other color choice (complete build X-7)

Bottom Line:   
Good overall bike. I'm still getting accustomed to the larger tires (coming from a 26 HT). Nothing special about components but price was right and does everything well. I do seem to climb better than my prior biek. Started running tubeless to reduce air pressure on tires. Wasn't getting a lot of traction on roots and rocks at 40 psi. Now running at 25 psi now and having much more control. Going tubeless on the Arch rims with X-King was a snap. Just used 1.5 scoups of Stan's sealant and a hand pump. This is from a person with no prior experience. I was kinda bummed about getting the X-King and ordered Race King to run with X-King up front and Race King in back. The bike was 28.5 lbs our of the box with eggbeater pedals. I'm guessing I'm running at 28 lbs now without tubes.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2850.00

Purchased At:   BikeBling

Similar Products Used:   None, first FS 29er. coming from 26 HT.

Bike Setup:   Stock Complete X-7 Build but running Tubeless. Bike came with X-King tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evacek a Cross Country Rider from Lincoln, NE USA

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2011

Strengths:    Quality built, lack of suspension bob, handling, tough paint job, acceptable weight for 29er full-sus race bike.

Weaknesses:    Not much water bottle room (but not too many full-sus do). Not a sofa, descending takes thought.

Bottom Line:   
I've put this bike through a full racing season before I decided to review it. That includes 8 local XC races and the Laramie Enduro, among many fun training rides. The bike is great and has lived up to my expectations after all the research. I was really reluctant to go full suspension and took a long look before purchasing and putting together this bike. Turns out it was just what I needed. I wouldn't change anything on the build I did either. Just enough suspension to cushion, yet not so much to bog you down. Lock out the the front shock and put the pro-pedal on the most firm setting and your close to a hard tail. Perfect for almost any XC application. Not enough travel for large drops, but I don't do that and Niner has other bikes made for that. The black anodized paint has been as tough as I'd hoped, even with multiple hard crashes. If your interested, the bike weighs a hair over 26 lbs as decorated in the set-up section. The Sram small chainring 2x10 X-9 is a great match and looks good on the bike. Perfect gearing for almost all XC applications once again. The bikes handling was a little shaky a first, but then I flipped the stem and dropped a couple spacers. Felt just as nimble as a 26er through the tight stuff after that, with the added ability to roll through/over stuff better. Climbs very well and with good traction/balance. Descending does take some thought though. It's not a sofa. Found this out the hard way a couple times. Now I hang my butt way back on the steep descents. There's been no issues mechanically with the bike or cable routing. Played around with the shock pressures a lot but came back to what Niner recommends on the rear.

Final word: Get the thing dialed in and hang on! This is a fast and comfortable bike that loves XC.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything fast & flowing

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4800.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Pivot 429 demo, Specialized carbon stumpjumper, bontrager hardtail

Bike Setup:   Anodized black medium, Sram X-9 with X/0 rear der, Easton EA 90 XC wheelset, Maxxis Ignitors set-up tubless, Niner flat top bar, Salsa grips, Easton EA 70 stem & seatpost, Formula RX brakes, Rock Shox XX w/hydraulic lockout fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tngabs a Cross Country Rider from NC, USA

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2011

Strengths:    Very well built. I like the 1.5 tapered HT

Weaknesses:    Not a lot of room for a water bottle (med)

Bottom Line:   
My first ride was about an hour long where I played with the setup; air in the shock and fork, seat height, etc. I have to be honest the steering felt very twitchy and the front wheel would not stay on the ground. I took a few lbs out of the fork and moved the seat forward. 2nd ride was completely different and I was able to put the bike through it's paces for a full 2 hrs. this time the front wheel stayed planted and the bike railed turns. used all of the front and rear suspension, the x7 is fine. If you are a cross country rider that like to push the pace this is your bike. Forget it if you are into drops or jumps, not made for that.I was able to demo this bike as well as the RIP9 and other 29ers prior to purchase- reccommended. I really enjoy this bike. 4 chilis for each one- it is great

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Favorite Trail:   Closest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Ventana El Rey, RIP 9 (demoed),

Bike Setup:   I bought the X7 build kit. riser bars, new tubeless wheels and DT Swiss ratchet in QR's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hammermtb a Cross Country Rider from Clarksville, TN, USA

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2011

Strengths:    light, strong, manueverable, comfortable, and fast.

Weaknesses:    I havent found one yet with 100 miles on the odometer with 7 different trails under its belt ranging from technical Raccoon Mountain, to fast singletracks of Tanasi, to flowing banked turns of Loch 4 and roots of Montgomery Bell. It handled it all!

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. The smoothness and agility is super surprising and its ability to be stable under high speeds is remarkable.

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Favorite Trail:   Raccoon Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   The Bicycke Center

Similar Products Used:   First 29'er

Bike Setup:   Jet 9 in the "Tang" color with a color matched Rockshox fork, RP23 Fox shock, Mavic wheels and Maxxis Ignitor tires. SRAM X9 2x10 throughout to include crank with FSA Bottom bracket and BB7...yes mechanical...disc brakes (I like to be able to fix things on the trails...provided something breaks). Thompson carbon seat tube, Cane creek head set, FSA neck and carbon Niner custom handle bars.

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So I just got my Jet 9 RDO completed and rolling. I took a few pictures last night to share along with the build/purchase story and hand out a few kudos. [ATTACH=CONFIG]925828[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]925829[/ATTACH] So some basic build info. SRAM XX1 drivetrain Stans Crest 3.30 Wheels / No ... Read More »

PAID SPAM **2014 Niner Jet 9 RDO FRAME/FORK ONLY size large w/ Extras**

[url=]2014 Niner Jet 9 RDO FRAME/FORK ONLY size large w/ Extras - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories[/url]Read More »

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